I'm not sure if this is a solution for some people (I don't particularly like it, myself), but if you bookmark the link to any calendar entry, once that date has passed, you can then go in and edit the date to represent the next time it should be on the calendar. This is the next-best-thing to a "copy" feature.
It works, but for me it's not that great because of the matter of RSVPS carrying over so that any new event (resulting from the editing of the date) wouldn't have an accurate rsvp count.
But maybe this will help someone.
Ning also needs double alerts like on Facebook. You get an email, plus you see an alert next time you log in at the site. RSVPs are dismally low on Ning. This would help to increase the number of people who RSVP. Instead of creating a separate link, it could all be done in a single alert window like on FB or here...
One of our creators who moved his community to another network invited me to join. His calendar has the facility to handle recurring events (as does my Google calendar).
I would be curious to hear what network the person you mentioned has moved to...
I ditto all of the comments regarding recurring events - Ning, please update this feature! My members and my admins and I (on 9 different ning sites) are all frustrated and limited by the inability to make an event recurring.
I would also like to request that the time be adjusted. Currently the time posts from May 1 @ 7am - Sept 1 @ 8:30am which is so dumb. It should at least say May 1 - Sept 1 from 7am-8:30am. To get around this I just check All Day and make the time very clear in the body of the event. This seems so rudimentary coming from iCal, Outlook, etc.
The worst part of the current event feature is that events are posted for example from May 1-Sept 1 and sit at the top of the Event list looking stale and hiding the current events. The Events for "Today" end up way down, sometimes on page 2 or beyond!
The only way around this I have found is to make an event for one month i.e May 1-May 31, then on May 30th, I will go in and edit each one to the next months dates June1-June30. This way it looks a little more fresh, but this is just too much work and often I miss an event and it falls off the calendar and I have to recreate it - ugh!
Ning, please update this very important feature to our network. I am losing revenue and frustrating members due to the inability to make recurring, accurate events.
Thank you, Janine
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yup - have done so
had a response that "it is on the list" but doesnot seem to be much of a priority despite the fact that this has been a serious request for so many years.
I thought that changing to an all pay for place was going to mean that the NING became more user friendly
Hi Michael, did you hear something new to this topic ? - Yeah, members can now make a copy of one event to get two, three and more event entries - but did you hear that some one the points here will be included in a NING roadmap ?
I'm giving that a big +1. Long standing events need to update their start dates automatically otherwise you get what everyone's been saying for the last year and a half - old-looking content.
At the moment I have to manually update all of the events, which isn't great because all my emphasis is on member responsibility for their own content but you can't expect someone to enter an event for every day.
For the record, I'm still very interested in getting the calendar/events upgraded. It's a hassle like it is. I'm frequently seeing visits to my site as a result of a Google search for some event - and I don't always have it up because it's too darn inconvenient to spend my entire day posting events. I have other things going on that need doing. Import please! ASAP!
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