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Mark your meets on the Calendar!
« on: August 11, 2009, 02:39:13 PM »

You can easily mark your road meets on the forum's calendar feature. All you have to do is click the "Link to Calendar" button at the bottom of the page. Then your meet will appear on our Calendar (click "Calendar" at the top of the page), complete with a link to the thread so people will be able to get more information. It will also appear on the front page of the forum as the event gets nearer.
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Re: Mark your meets on the Calendar!
« Reply #1 on: September 14, 2015, 11:23:41 AM »

Have I lost it or is the calendar no longer to be found?
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Re: Mark your meets on the Calendar!
« Reply #2 on: September 20, 2015, 10:33:22 AM »

Have I lost it or is the calendar no longer to be found?

This is the URL, but all access seems to have been revoked...
http://www.aaroads.com/forum/index.php?action=calendar
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Re: Mark your meets on the Calendar!
« Reply #3 on: June 10, 2017, 08:22:49 PM »

Have I lost it or is the calendar no longer to be found?

This is the URL, but all access seems to have been revoked...
http://www.aaroads.com/forum/index.php?action=calendar
Why? Also can someone de-sticky this post.
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Re: Mark your meets on the Calendar!
« Reply #4 on: June 11, 2017, 02:20:03 PM »

Looks like it was disabled by someone at some point because nobody was using it, but I have no idea who that was, so I've re-enabled it for now. If it doesn't get used, I'll turn it back off.
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Re: Mark your meets on the Calendar!
« Reply #5 on: June 11, 2017, 05:34:16 PM »

The calendar works well enough, at least to show the fake birthday I've provided to AARoads (for identity theft reasons, and also to discourage any celebration of my birthday).
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Re: Mark your meets on the Calendar!
« Reply #6 on: June 11, 2017, 05:45:50 PM »

Looks like it was disabled by someone at some point because nobody was using it, but I have no idea who that was, so I've re-enabled it for now. If it doesn't get used, I'll turn it back off.
Thanks, I wasn't sure if it was broken or something
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Re: Mark your meets on the Calendar!
« Reply #7 on: June 11, 2017, 05:51:06 PM »

That might very well be the reason it was disabled earlier-the birthdays/identity theft issue (even though the calendar is only visible to forum members). Any way to remove this data, but still keep the calendar active for meets and other possible road-related purposes? (such as anniversary of the passing of the Interstate and Defense Highway Act)
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Re: Mark your meets on the Calendar!
« Reply #8 on: June 11, 2017, 06:03:39 PM »

That might very well be the reason it was disabled earlier-the birthdays/identity theft issue (even though the calendar is only visible to forum members). Any way to remove this data, but still keep the calendar active for meets and other possible road-related purposes? (such as anniversary of the passing of the Interstate and Defense Highway Act)

Some people like to celebrate their birthdays. At my age, they sing to me the Viking Birthday Dirge (sample dark lyric: "Birthdays come but once a year | Marking time as death draws near").

February 29, in a leap year of your choice, is a good fake birth date, since the calendar shows it only in leap years. As 2020 approaches you might want to temporarily switch to a different fake birth date. No need to change the forum setup.
« Last Edit: June 11, 2017, 06:08:34 PM by oscar »
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Re: Mark your meets on the Calendar!
« Reply #9 on: June 12, 2017, 09:19:31 AM »

Doesn't show my birthday at all, which is fine by me.

Here's a question for the mods:  is it possible to set it up so one can add an event to the Calendar, but not automatically create a post?
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Re: Mark your meets on the Calendar!
« Reply #10 on: June 12, 2017, 10:24:11 AM »

After this reply from admin's, can someone lock this thread?
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Re: Mark your meets on the Calendar!
« Reply #11 on: June 12, 2017, 11:44:59 AM »

After this reply from admin's, can someone lock this thread?

Why?
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Re: Mark your meets on the Calendar!
« Reply #12 on: June 12, 2017, 11:46:56 AM »

After this reply from admin's, can someone lock this thread?

Why?
It's going to turn into a mess of questions and become disjointed random discussion.
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Re: Mark your meets on the Calendar!
« Reply #13 on: June 12, 2017, 11:53:06 AM »

After this reply from admin's, can someone lock this thread?

Why?
It's going to turn into a mess of questions and become disjointed random discussion.

It's SOP in this forum, for topics to mutate into something completely different (such as birthdays). If a strong tangent develops, it could be usefully spit off into its own (off-)topic.
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Re: Mark your meets on the Calendar!
« Reply #14 on: June 12, 2017, 04:13:20 PM »

After this reply from admin's, can someone lock this thread?

Why?
It's going to turn into a mess of questions and become disjointed random discussion.

If it does, the mods will either delete the offending posts or will kindly remind us in purple text to stick to the topic.
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Re: Mark your meets on the Calendar!
« Reply #15 on: June 12, 2017, 07:27:39 PM »

After this reply from admin's, can someone lock this thread?

Why?
It's going to turn into a mess of questions and become disjointed random discussion.
Go run your own forum, or let this one be run. It's generally not appreciated to get input that the moderators are doing things wrong, especially from a newbie 13 year old.
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Re: Mark your meets on the Calendar!
« Reply #16 on: June 13, 2017, 10:20:18 AM »

If you aren't comfortable with your birthday being on the calendar, don't put it in your forum profile. (Consider also that your date of birth appears in plenty of FOIA-able public records, so if someone really wants to find it, they can do so whether or not you share it with the forum.)
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Re: Mark your meets on the Calendar!
« Reply #17 on: June 13, 2017, 10:33:02 AM »

If you aren't comfortable with your birthday being on the calendar, don't put it in your forum profile. (Consider also that your date of birth appears in plenty of FOIA-able public records, so if someone really wants to find it, they can do so whether or not you share it with the forum.)

That has the disadvantage of not showing your age, if you want. The fake birthdate in my profile is a few months from my real birthdate, so you can see what an old fart I am.

As holder of a professional license, it's easy to look up my licensure records online and figure out my approximate age, anyway.
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Re: Mark your meets on the Calendar!
« Reply #18 on: June 13, 2017, 03:23:57 PM »

If you aren't comfortable with your birthday being on the calendar, don't put it in your forum profile. (Consider also that your date of birth appears in plenty of FOIA-able public records, so if someone really wants to find it, they can do so whether or not you share it with the forum.)

As holder of a professional license, it's easy to look up my licensure records online and figure out my approximate age, anyway.

Which is why I really don't care if my info is public. Even if I didn't throw my name and age on here, you'd be able to figure out who I am pretty quickly if you decided to look at New York license records or grad students in my department.
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Re: Mark your meets on the Calendar!
« Reply #19 on: June 13, 2017, 07:17:40 PM »

If you aren't comfortable with your birthday being on the calendar, don't put it in your forum profile. (Consider also that your date of birth appears in plenty of FOIA-able public records, so if someone really wants to find it, they can do so whether or not you share it with the forum.)

As holder of a professional license, it's easy to look up my licensure records online and figure out my approximate age, anyway.

Which is why I really don't care if my info is public. Even if I didn't throw my name and age on here, you'd be able to figure out who I am pretty quickly if you decided to look at New York license records or grad students in my department.
My first name is Patrick. I am not sharing my last name or actual birthday, but my age is shared and my birthday I put in is a few days away from my real one.
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Re: Mark your meets on the Calendar!
« Reply #20 on: July 07, 2017, 12:58:39 PM »

Quote from: froggie
Here's a question for the mods:  is it possible to set it up so one can add an event to the Calendar, but not automatically create a post?

Never did get an answer to this.  Mods?
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Re: Mark your meets on the Calendar!
« Reply #21 on: July 08, 2017, 01:57:30 PM »

Quote from: froggie
Here's a question for the mods:  is it possible to set it up so one can add an event to the Calendar, but not automatically create a post?

Never did get an answer to this.  Mods?
It;s possible - but to fill details you will need a new post. There is no independent description field, and you won't be able to hook it up to an existing post.
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