Alan_Brown wrote:Wow, that is a bombshell dropped with no fanfare. Everything I've heard up to this point indicated that we could use the new Calendar in 2011. Now we're told we should wait a whole year longer. That's a big change in my plans for my stake.
But I certainly do appreciate hearing the news now, rather than two days later, since we were just about to kick off our 2011 stake calendar process.
We also were making plans and coordinating with our stake about using the new system for 2011, and not just based on rumor, but based on suggestions from previous new.lds.org transition pages, now re-written
, but I had saved the "old text" and it is quoted in part, below. I'm not complaining, because I know it is in beta, and I also know that schedules change- just wondering why it was ready a few weeks ago but not now?
"old Transition page wording"
>Wards and stakes can begin transitioning to the new calendar at any time.
> Question: How long will the previous calendar remain operational?...
> The previous calendar will probably remain operational until the end of
> 2011. However, the new calendar is now available for use in 2010. In
> October, at least 100 stakes will begin using the new calendar as their
> official calendar for all 2011 events.
I wonder if "we" are waiting for the promised "missing piece of the puzzle?"
The ability to import events will be available in 2011 to support a smoother transition to the new calendar.