russellhltn wrote:It seems now that was never an intended functionality of the calendar system. Keep in mind that in order to work properly, each unit must be able to schedule their own events. Having the building scheduler do it, even if it's only for weekends, isn't going to work out too well. All I can suggest is "letting go" and have the units call you to referee if there is a problem. It's either that or control them by setting restrictions and modifying them as needed.
Pity, that they changed it. It actually has worked out very well in our Stake since the Church gave us the new calendar a few years ago. When I set up the location for the Stake Center in the calendar, I set up Tuesdays to Thursdays for the 3 different Wards which used the building. Each was given blocks of time distributed equally during the month out of the available Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Fridays and weekends in the Stake Center are different since we have 5 other Wards which want to use the building or the Ramada next to it for various purposes (they are not listed on the location, I would have to add them so they could schedule events) This is because they use "Sage" plan buildings with very small cultural halls. We also have numerous individuals and groups such as the BSA which utilize the building and the Ramada next to it on Fridays and Saturdays. (No way to set up blocks of time for outside groups with the current system). I found in the past that opening up the scheduling on the weekend led to a certain level of anarchy (This is when I first took over being the scheduler for the Stake Center in addition to being the Stake Clerk). I became less a "building scheduler" and more a "building conflict mediator". The Stake President decided to return to the setup where only one person could schedule for the weekends in the Stake Center. I do have the other Ward buildings set up with open restrictions on the weekend like you suggest since they are utilized to a far less degree and it works fine.
I guess if it is decided to not at least give a category in the restrictions (along with the "blocked - location not available or the units) which would allow only the designated building scheduler to set up events in certain blocks of time such as weekends, the best solution is to block the building on the weekend and utilize a paper calendar to schedule weekend events. Then just list it on the correct Stake calendar with "location other".