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Automatic event joining lists

Discussion in 'Site Feedback & Support' started by Alberto Casado, Oct 29, 2012.

  1. Alberto Casado

    Alberto Casado

    I was thinking about a change in the race inscription threads and presentation of next races. It should take a bit of implementation but not an awful lot.

    New type of thread (so there would be normal threads, poll threads, and race threads). In these, you get button to 'join event' (similar to the 'like' button). Clicking this automatically adds you to the list of participants. And of course, the button transforms into 'drop from event' , which erases* you from the list and shifts people under you up.

    *It would be wise to erase from the list but keep the name in a separate retirees list, to deter abuse in joining/dropping

    I think with this the list of participants could be kept up to date without staff having to scan the thread (and avoiding some misunderstandings).

    Added benefit:
    - automatic stats on events can be put in the calendar. Such as RF2 Endurance @ Portugal (10 registered/15 free)
    - each user could get under the GMT clock a box with a list of events (or just nearest event) he is registered in. Possibly even with a countdown (formula1.com style)

    Your events:
    RF2 Endurance @ Portugal
    (10 registered/15 free)
    Server is online! /(offline)
    P: 0d:3h:15m
    Q: 0d:3h:0m
    R: 0d:2h:40m
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  2. Bradley Vanian

    Bradley Vanian

    I believe when RD Forums were vBulletin instead of XenForo there was a "Join" Button on Club Events. Not sure if that's possible with XenForo
  3. Omer Said

    Omer Said
    Weresloth Staff

    With the addition of that, this system would be great! :)
  4. Marco Bijl

    Marco Bijl
    adMAXIhater Premium

    Yep, in the previous forum software this feature was present. However, it did slow the forum loading down a lot, and there where some consitancy issues with it. It never worked exactly as we wanted it to.

    Perhaps this feature will be future developed for XenForo as well.
  5. Stuart Thomson

    Stuart Thomson
    The Stoat Without Fear ™ Premium

    Also - we found that more people tended to "join" by just clicking, but then we had an awful lot more no-shows.

    People weren't taking the responsibility to sign up & show up as seriously as when they had to use a post, and then weren't able to just drop out without a second post.

    Sounds mad, but it happened.
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  6. Caramidaru Andrei Bogdan

    Caramidaru Andrei Bogdan
    Mr. C Premium

    well if the system keeps the tab of ho is joining it will be allot easier to spot the non-show boy,no?
  7. Bram Hengeveld

    Bram Hengeveld
    Administrator Staff Premium

    Not really as people can also unmark their spot and leave no trace.
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  8. Ariciuc Razvan

    Ariciuc Razvan

    That can be easily traced tough, save the ones that exit in a separate place.

    It's a great idea . I use an xml calendar i've made up myself to keep up with upcoming races. I'd surely forget about some if i didn't do so.
  9. Stuart Thomson

    Stuart Thomson
    The Stoat Without Fear ™ Premium

    That's the point Bram was trying to make, currently it can't be traced.