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Should the club change the ride schedule to Sun-Sat format?

Should the club change the ride schedule to Sun-Sat format?

Some club members would prefer the ride schedule to appear in the usual Sunday to Saturday format. The current format starts the week on Monday and puts the weekend together. Let the BBC Board  know what you think.

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Re: Should the club change the ride schedule to Sun-Sat format?

Among possible changes to the calendar, considering separating the two adjacent weekend days to opposite ends of the screen display should have a very low priority.

More useful considerations IMHO would be:
* Auto-focus the display so the current day/week are in the viewable area when switching to the calendar.  No reason to have to scroll down the screen just because it is the end of the month.

* Refresh of the calendar page should remember what month you are looking at, not return to the current month.  Same also for new ride entry for future months so you don't have to click 3 times to get three months out every time.

* Entry of a ride should update the local display on Save so you don't have to do a refresh to see the ride entry (see above)

* NewRide entry window should be movable so you can see the underlying calendar page.

* The scroll-over bubble for a ride should also include the distance and ride-leader name.

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Re: Should the club change the ride schedule to Sun-Sat format?

Hi Steve
I think your suggestions are ones that many of us would like. The question is whether or not Joomla will allow any of your suggestions. I would forward  or send your letter to Will H and ask his opinion.
Ed

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Re: Should the club change the ride schedule to Sun-Sat format?

I like having the two weekend days together.

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Re: Should the club change the ride schedule to Sun-Sat format?

Steve, I'm no web programmer but my browser seems to do a lot of what you are requesting both on my personal and work computers (moving to the current day, etc.).  I don't know if there are settings that can be changed or not.

Personally, I go straight to the "old school" list format and don't use the calender view at all.  Maybe that is why mine goes to the current day, etc. 

I see the benefit of putting the weekend days together.  Stuart

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Re: Should the club change the ride schedule to Sun-Sat format?

I prefer the Sat/Sun format but personally, I use the "old school" list format 100% of the time. The calender format should be the option format.

In reference to the format for the forum, I believe setting it up by categories is absurd. It would be fine if categories were an option. I have hardly used the category format since it came on-line. I use to post many messages a week but have pretty much stopped (if my thinking is correct, the volume of messages must have plunged). I must not understand the category format because I believe that most of the postings are for people who just want to go on-line to see what's new and what others are thinking (by date). Maybe the old format is offered and I just haven't figured it out. Is this one of those things that 90% of the prior users have thought but haven't said anything about it? I just don't get it. I have used the forum as a back and forth discussion-not I need an answer to a question and I should see if there is a category to answer it (very rare). I just don't get it!

If one list by date is already available (old format), please help me in figuring it out! I do not believe this is one of those things where I hate change (I do have trouble with change at times!)

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Re: Should the club change the ride schedule to Sun-Sat format?

The forums were set up in response to the excessive number of emails members felt they received on BBCTalk. The forums are really filters. The problem with the forums is deciding where to "pigeon hole" your email as it is not always obvious which forum your email might go. One suggestion has been to reduce the number of forums to simplify placement of an email. To go back to BBCTalk, which has been suggested  many times, would result in some members "blacklisting" the list serve again because there are so many emails clogging up their email reader. The other problem with the forums is the inability to respond directly to a forum post directly from your email reader. The programming cost in time and money to make that happen is too expensive and has been discussed and rejected by the Board.
The Board is well aware that the members have some very strong feelings about the forums. If members have a concrete suggestion, let the Board members know; we will make it an agenda item again. I can think of three options right now: keep it the same as it is now, reduce the number of forums (but which ones to keep?), go back to BBCTalk.  If others have other options, let us know; if like one of my options, let us know.
Ed Cahill
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