jdlessley wrote:I want to get a discussion of things I am finding in the beta calendar before I submit feedback to the developers.
that thread is here:(some of the issues in the thread are already corrected.)
I would like a discussion about enhancements or improvements for the beta version of the calendar, now up and running at https://beta.lds.org/church-calendar.
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I'm very excited about this next generation calendar in association with the next generation of LUWS, and hope this is not taken as criticisms, but helpful improvement ideas. That is the purpose for the Beta test, right? I also realize that for the developers of the calendar to receive these issues, we should use the "submit feedback" link on the calendar page, as they may or may not be monitoring this forum. However, this forum allows the community to brainstorm and collaborate on suggestions, and we can reference this dialog when we "submit feedback."
Here is my short wishlist of changes and enhancements for the short time I've used it.
- The repeating event function doesn't include an option to repeat most days, but exclude some days. Example: bishopric meeting is every tuesday, except the second tuesday. Choir practice is every sunday, except fifth sundays. Temple recommend interviews are signed every Sunday except fast (first) Sunday. You can put them in every day, then manually erase each one that is wrong. Tedious.
- The increments of time available for scheduling events is 15 minutes, but that may be too long for some events, such as tithing settlement (10 minute) or Home Teaching interviews, (5 or 10 minutes.)
- It is impossible to see later events in a very fully scheduled day in month view, with no scroll ability. In week view, 30 minute events are difficult to read. A "day" view doesn't exist but would help. It may also help if a "mouse over" of an event brought up at least the full event title.
- The printed calendar is not detailed enough to be a stand-alone calendar. For example, it probably couldn't be useful in the printed ward newsletter.