Please use this thread for feedback (good or bad) on the various competitions we run. Suggestions to make them better or for new challenges are also welcome
A bit of a read but this is the conversation that sparked the creation of this thread:
It’s a possibility but Chall Com would have to beg the High Heid Yins for their blessing. By its nature RTF can’t give future subjects as your votes are only counted two hours before the fortnightly round goes live.
I have been playing with Google Calendar as a means of displaying the dates for competition starts, vote dates, competition end and so forth and also changing the background each month - hoping to use the monthly winners of the Calendar Competition.
It’s doable as an external exercise but looking to set up and integrate a calendar in Discourse is beyond my competency or authorisation.
I’ll pop a note to GADC Com and see what happens.
Not bothered about future subjects but we go out for a drive & lunch at least once a week around Lancashire & Cumbria, drone in boot. I sometimes wonder if wherever we are had something worthy of a challenge.
Even the challenge category, you have to work out what’s currently open from the posts.
I have had a reply from the Tefal-heads who are currently fully occupied with the new membership programme. I am to remind them in a few weeks time, once membership is up and running smoothly.
All I can suggest is have quick look the night before and check Drone Scene for possibilities. I have just done that for myself, looking for rivers - we have Rythes and Rifes, Streams, cuts and channels but the nearest river to me is mainly in culverts or covered by buildings.
Seems like Discourse already has a Calendar Plugin available
:discourse2: Summary Discourse Calendar gives the ability to create a dynamic calendar in the first post of a topic. New calendar items can be added by posting a reply with a date using the “Insert Date” modal. 🛠 Repository Link...
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9 February 2023 14:34
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Well, since you’re open to bad suggestions…
If you could arrange to automatically email my boss whenever a new challenge is announced to explain that I’m going to need the next fair-weather day off work that would be ideal.
You live in Scotland. There are only two types of weather, dreich and midges.
There is a slight problem, Chris. I can’t play around with Discourse and its plugins in order to test and suggest features for GADC. I have the hardware but I’m not going to pay $300 dollars (600 after first year) to play with calendars!
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I am wondering if you guys would mind reducing the time the poll is open and adding that time to the entry stage? Nobody really votes after about 3 days and although well supported, it’s not as if we have 500 entries to sift through to find our winners. Makes sense to me to have more editing time to play with.
Over to you @group-challenges