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posted at 2016-01-09 08:28 by tseltzer

First, thanks for getting the games database and e-mail notification working for the last TL. As both a player and a captain, the latter is super useful!

I have an idea for something else that might be helpful to a number of stakeholders in the league. One of the recurring weekly activities I find myself doing is, after a game is scheduled via the game forum, adding it to my calendar, so that I remember to show up when it is time to play. Talking to others, it seems this is a common practice. After visiting a local doctor, I think I may have found a simple way to enable this activity through the TL Web site.

By providing an "Add to Calendar" button in the forum once the game time is set, a person could just just click and have the event automatically added to the calendar of their choosing. This is provided by: https://addtocalendar.com/

It supports calendars from Google, Yahoo, Outlook, and Apple, and seems relatively straightforward to utilize.

So, I am wondering if this might be something that would ease the time and potentially error-prone process of a lot of players doing this every week for themselves. Just something to consider for the future.

Thanks,
Tim

posted at 2016-01-09 16:26 by KayVee

Great idea! I'll see what I can do.

posted at 2016-02-27 18:30 by KayVee

I've made a change to game forum to add game time to your calendar. Please check this out and let me know of any issues.

posted at 2016-02-29 08:18 by tseltzer

Looks good, thanks for adding this!

posted at 2016-03-05 08:38 by tseltzer

I have one other suggestion, that I think might be useful. How about, on the pairings page, once the time for a game is set, making it (the date/time) into a link to the "Add to Calendar" functionality?

For example, in the following game:

"White United States yoyoman 03-05 19:00 United States mindlin Black"

Make "03-05 19:00" clickable.

That way, players could easily add any game that they are interested in to their calendar.

Just something for future consideration!

Thanks,
Timothy Seltzer

posted at 2016-04-26 13:48 by jones

Excellent suggestion, Tim!

posted at 2016-05-19 11:19 by NBZ

The Add to Calendar feature is great!

posted at 2016-07-17 05:28 by KayVee

Work's keeping me busy, but I'll definitely consider Tim's latest request for implementation.