SEC community calendar?

Discussion in 'About South East Central & Your Feedback' started by Ravedog, Mar 22, 2012.

  1. Ravedog

    Ravedog South Eastern Guru

    This might be a non-starter due to the likely additional labour required by our patient, honourable, at times heroic SEC administrators or simply due to restrictions of the SEC hosting software.

    But what about setting up a general SEC community calendar where members can add dates of community meetings, social events, gigs, parties, exhibitions etc, perhaps linking to related post so readers can get a bit more of information about them?

    It would be easier than having to check each of the areas event sections to find out if anything’s happening on a particular day or weekend. By covering all SEC areas one could just search a particular day or week and any events on that period would come up at a glance.

    Apologies if this has been discussed before; any thoughts?

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  2. Zapple

    Zapple Fountain of Southern Knowledge

    I'm sure I read something about this before, that a calendar was to be introduced. Perhaps the SEC have forgotten about it. They seem to post less here than they used to - tbh this forum often feels like a bit of an afterthought compared to the time they obviously put into writing the Brickley Central blog and replying to all the posts there.
  3. Gema

    Gema Moderator Staff Member

    Ravedog - I'm not sure if has been discussed before but I have thought the same thing regarding a calendar collating all the infomation from the various 'Events' threads. It would be very useful - but I have no idea how easy it would be to manage.

    Zapple - The Brockley Central blog does seem to be incredibly is a bit of a shame that people don't come and comment on here instead (or both), especially when it is a non-Brockley subject, but people do tend to stick to what they know I guess.
  4. Russell & Brockley

    Russell & Brockley Respected Local

    The SEC guys only seem to link to a very small number of the blog posts here, so one can only assume they prefer the blog to be the main website. Shame as it got busy here for a bit over Xmas and new year
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  5. Nick Barron

    Nick Barron Admin Staff Member

    @russ - Traffic levels are higher than before Christmas. If you're referring to twitter, I tweet lots of the new threads and try to pick out a representative sample of posts, though no doubt I am an imperfect human being. I will look out for any interesting new threads you create and tweet where relevant.

    @zapple - the point about the forum is this is your resource, to do with it what you will. It is completely different from the blog in that respect, which has a narrower focus and is editorially driven. I respond to the points made about what I write there, as I do here. But I'm not the driving force on this site, you are. That's what SEC is for. We didn't create it just so I could have another place to pontificate - god help us all!

    To return to the subject of this thread, yes, Jon is looking into this, but it's not straightforward. If you think that's a sign of relative neglect, please keep in mind that Brockley Central hasn't had a redesign in about 4 years! ;)
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  6. Ravedog

    Ravedog South Eastern Guru

    Nick and Gema, thank you for the helpful responses. Perhaps before embarking in any extra work we could test members to see if they too think a community calendar would add value to SEC by running a poll for a few weeks?
    BTW, I have no complaints with the way the forum is run. To the contrary in fact, I find you admins extremely efficient here and on twitter, as well as tolerant and open minded.
  7. Nick Barron

    Nick Barron Admin Staff Member

    Cheers Ravedog, that's much appreciated. I'll ask Jon for an update.
  8. Moira

    Moira Respected Local

  9. Antagonist

    Antagonist Fountain of Southern Knowledge

    Brockley's only a small part of the SEC forum though
  10. st asaph roadie

    st asaph roadie Respected Local

    I like the way the forum/blog work too. You're my hero Nick :rolleyes:
  11. Moira

    Moira Respected Local

    If you had clicked on the link you'd have seen that they list events in Greenwich, Crofton Park, Deptford, Brockley and Ladywell.

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