Author Topic: Possibility of Forum Calendar showing game schedule?  (Read 203 times)

Donkyhotay

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Possibility of Forum Calendar showing game schedule?
« on: June 01, 2021, 07:45:13 pm »
So I noticed our forums have a calendar option, which is honestly a bit useless as I have a million other ways of knowing the date and when major holidays happen. However if the calendar was to automatically show scheduled Rebirth activities, like the reset, weekly PvP, itrials, etc. then I could see myself actually using it. Sure the Event Herald is useful for knowing what's coming up but that requires either Discord or logging into the game. If all that stuff was in the calendar then users could more easily know whats going on. I admit even if it was done by an admin or something that it probably wouldn't be widely used but I think it would be convenient for some people.
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Joshex

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Re: Possibility of Forum Calendar showing game schedule?
« Reply #1 on: June 12, 2021, 12:34:49 pm »
Seconded. I am messing around with web development, html javascript php, I would be willing to code this if I could be pointed to the base code for the calender. even an easy form for inputting and or removing or modifying events.

let me know if the forum devs are up for this, it seems like a simple thing for me at this point.

EDekar

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Re: Possibility of Forum Calendar showing game schedule?
« Reply #2 on: June 12, 2021, 03:16:00 pm »
Hear hear.  Would be an easy way to drive additional traffic to the forums while allowing us to schedule things further out.  Particularly since you can't ping Event Herald from within the Discord and have to login directly to make a request.

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Re: Possibility of Forum Calendar showing game schedule?
« Reply #3 on: June 13, 2021, 05:43:15 pm »
I've looked, it's just a couple simple tables.

Each month is it's own table, and each weeks is in another detailed table that can be accessed by clicking the row link next to it.

it's fairly straight forwards to modify such a table manually (site admin) if they have access to HTML editing abilities.

Putting things into said calendar would be simple in code too. just put in a script on each day to insert something read from a .txt file as html by the same day and month and year designation saved on the server. then you could literally just write a document for each day and if there is no such .txt I think HTML just ignores it and continues anyways. writing such a document is a simple form task with access to save to the server.

given that this is a forum, if this form was supplied to any given user group everyone in that user group could add events to the calendar.