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I've just created an event for this years Durham Juggling Convention and the process flagged a couple of ideas:
- Why is a short name required? Do many events really have nicknames? And when I left this blank the error message told me that my *club* needed to have a short name.
- Is there a place for another category of person? I'm not on the core team for this event and won't be involved in the planning or decision making, but I will be working plenty while it's happening; "High Command" seems OTT but "Attendee" isn't true either. How about "Rude Mechanical"?
Well spotted on the erroneous error message, fixed thank you.
The hashtag is generated from the short title but can obviously be overridden so is not essential.
I put the short title field in firstly because a lot of events/clubs/groups (they are all essentially the same thing here at the Edge) do have short titles/acronyms. The short title is the name appears in a lot of links & other text. I could do some jiggery pokery so that it is not required & use the full title where a short title doesn't exist... but things work a lot nicer with the short title so I'd prefer to keep as is unless it is causing a major problem?
As for ranks I can add as many ranks as you like. Although High Command (& the hidden failsafe rank of 'Owner' for the creator/whoever it gets transferred to) is the only one that has edit rights.
I toyed with the idea of allowing custom titles (for example my official title at TWJC is Chief of Propaganda) but decided against due to the potential for someone to aadd themselves to St Winnefred's Preschool Juggling Class & appoint themselves Paedo Finder General or worse.
You're welcome - thanks for the customary speedy action!
I'm ambivalent about the short name thing really - but it does look a bit odd when a page says "Durham Juggling Convention, known to its friends as Durham Juggling Convention" (or summat similar, I've not check the exact wording).
The titles was a suggestion to see if it affects anyone else. I'm the only local person on the Edge so far, but I'm a bottlewashe not a cook in most things at the moment. I can cope with being a High Commander even if it's not strictly accurate, but if this applies to others too...?
Clubs/events/groups are listed twice on one's profile page: once for "owner", once for "attendee".
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