Retiring calendar restrictions

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Re: Retiring calendar restrictions

Postby davidrichey » Wed Jun 08, 2016 3:49 pm

Add my voice to those not wanting the feature to be removed. I believe we are using it properly and it keeps people from reserving the building on Activity Nights assigned to Wards.

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Re: Retiring calendar restrictions

Postby CrockettDR » Thu Jul 07, 2016 10:45 am

An update on this. We have decided to not retire restrictions at this time. Thanks for the feedback. We have figured out a couple other things to do to avoid some of the current confusion.

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Re: Retiring calendar restrictions

Postby bpredd » Thu Jul 07, 2016 10:56 am

That is great news! Onward and upward.

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Re: Retiring calendar restrictions

Postby russellhltn » Thu Jul 07, 2016 2:27 pm

Hooray!
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Re: Retiring calendar restrictions

Postby ericb » Thu Jul 07, 2016 10:22 pm

Great to hear

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Re: Retiring calendar restrictions

Postby kisaac » Fri Jul 08, 2016 12:52 am

CrockettDR wrote:An update on this. We have decided to not retire restrictions at this time.


Ultimately, my belief is that simplifying the calendar from its present state WILL INCREASE its adoption....

I fully understand and have used restrictions, but in the hope of gaining "truer" adoption, I would PREFER to see a much simpler method in place to reserve Tuesdays for Ward A and Wednesdays for Ward B.

In some areas, they have already solved the complicated restriction issue.

WARD A makes a repeating event every Tuesday that runs the whole year titled "mutual", and WARD B makes a repeating event every Wednesday that runs the whole year titled "mutual." Problem solved. They each have effectively grabbed "their night."

This isn't true adoption....
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Re: Retiring calendar restrictions

Postby davidrichey » Thu Aug 04, 2016 1:46 pm

I understand the fix for Activity Night. If you don't have the restriction, what do you do for Funerals, Wedding Receptions, Family Receptions, Closing off Cultural Hall for new floor, etc?

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Re: Retiring calendar restrictions

Postby russellhltn » Thu Aug 04, 2016 2:24 pm

davidrichey wrote:If you don't have the restriction, what do you do for Funerals, Wedding Receptions, Family Receptions, Closing off Cultural Hall for new floor, etc?

Schedule an event. That's a far better solution.

There's things behind restrictions that can some back and bite you if you try to use restriction in place of an event.
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Re: Retiring calendar restrictions

Postby gregbishop » Mon Jan 09, 2017 12:17 pm

I would and do greatly prefer restrictions rather than recurring events to schedule the building. The only one that really needs to understand restrictions is the building schedule and everybody else is limited when they try to schedule a restricted resource. This allows individual calendar event to schedule a portion of the building (i.e. the RS room or the Serving Room) and let others in the same ward know what the plan is.
I find the biggest limitation to adoption to be either the "I don't schedule" types that don't look at calendars or schedules OR that the people that find that the calendar is a bit hard to access, view and edit. Restrictions are a great part of the tool that I wish our entire stake used a bit better.

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Re: Retiring calendar restrictions

Postby CrockettDR » Tue Jan 24, 2017 10:55 am

Yes, restrictions are staying for now. We are working on a new major release of the calendar. In the new version we will do a few things that make restrictions a little less confusing.


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