Isle Royale Trip Calendar: see who's on the island & when

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Isle Royale Trip Calendar: see who's on the island & when

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We had an excellent suggestion a year or two ago about maybe developing a calendar that everyone on the forums could access and input their trips into. Then, people who were going to Isle Royale could have a snapshot view of everyone who would be on the island at that time.

Well, I tried off and on over the past year, but since I'm not a web developer, I kind of didn't get anything I really liked. Along the way, I did come up with one solution that may work. It's a basic web calendar application that allows you to put in your own events and have them visible to everyone. I've set it up in "public" mode and you can go in and add your event. The event is then approved (since there is no user name and password required) by an admin, and posted on the calendar for all to see.

Again, this is beta: we're still testing it out. If it works, then we'll continue to use it, and if it doesn't, I'll be able to pull the data out and put it into whatever new we might find that works.

So shaddup already, how do I post my trip on the calendar?

1. Go to http://isleroyaleforums.com/calendar
2. Browse to the month your trip is using the drop-down menus.
3. Click the purple plus "+" arrow in the upper right-hand corner of that day to create a new event.
4. Enter in your event info! You can create a recurring event for as long as you are on the island, or if you know your detailed itinerary, you can put it in day-by-day (like I did). Please make sure you put an entry for the entire time you are on the island! That way people can see everyone who will be out there. For example, You can check out my trip by going to June 2011 and look for "fonixmunkee's trip" from June 1st to the 7th.

Please test it out and provide any feed back you may have on this calendar in this thread.

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I cannot access the link :(
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Rafiki wrote:I cannot access the link :(
Thanks, I fat-fingered the URL.

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Fonix, I see your trip with no problems :D . Unfortunately I don't have one to add :(. (yet?)
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Hmm.
I entered my info, clicked save, but didn't see the trip on the calendar.
What am I missing?

Duh! I missed the part about Admin Approval.
Too much of a hurry to try the new toy.

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I just approved a bunch of entries on the calendar. Looks like some people will be out there at the same time! Hopefully you guys can meet up :)

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Can we edit?
Delete duplicate entries?

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mihiker wrote:Can we edit?
Delete duplicate entries?
Not yet, and maybe, not ever. The system isn't really designed for multiple users, and if it were, I'd want it to use your forum username/password so you didn't have to have two sets of credentials for this site. So right now, it's all posted as anonymous. Maybe in the future we can hack it up and make it work where everyone can edit/delete their own trips.

In the mean time, I did delete your duplicate entry.

Anyone have any other feedback on what you think about this calendar deal?

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I just approved a bunch more entries on the calendar. It looks like people are really starting to get the hang of using it. Hopefully people will consult it a bit before they leave on their trip!

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Hi, I think I may have posted 3 or 4 times. :D Well....I just was NOT getting the concept that it wouldn't show up until aproved. I tried to do a day by day list as well rather than repeating the same list every day...but couldn't quite figure that one out. Oh well....if you or someone who can....:) delete the first attempts of mine, I would appreciate it. Thanks, Karen

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karebing wrote:Hi, I think I may have posted 3 or 4 times. :D Well....I just was NOT getting the concept that it wouldn't show up until aproved. I tried to do a day by day list as well rather than repeating the same list every day...but couldn't quite figure that one out. Oh well....if you or someone who can....:) delete the first attempts of mine, I would appreciate it. Thanks, Karen
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Hi guys, I jsut had a enter a late entry on calendar, sorry, had to postpone one week, but on our way tuesday the 19th. Anyone else gonna be there?

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I posted mine (twice I think?) a few days ago and it's still not there :(

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I also posted a trip on July 22 or 23 and don't see it. Hope I followed the directions correctly. If not, let me know.
Thanks!

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Sorry, I was on the road for a few weeks there. Just approved a whole bunch of entries, but didn't see your double-post. If you see it, let me know, and I'll remove it.

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