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Calendar: Paid or Free Addon?

#1
Since Xenforo 1.0 will not be released with a calendar, I am wondering if the calendar will be released as a paid addon or will it be released as a free upgrade such as XF 1.5 or 2.0?
 

Mike

XenForo developer
Staff member
#2
This question can't even be answered until there's a decision whether a calendar would even be done, what it would cover, etc.
 

Carl

Well-known member
#5
No forums don't tend to revolve around dates/events/releases etc - a little silly imo not including a default calendar! :)
 

AdamD

Well-known member
#7
Xenforo's staff could always make a bunch of seperate mini mods, to sell.
Like a calendar addon for a $10 fee.
 

SneakyDave

Well-known member
#8
I wonder if you could implement a mod to work with Google Calendar? I haven't used it much, but it would seem to lessen the load of developing one. Don't know if there's an API or anything, just wondering out loud, eating some fruit loops
 

Jaxel

Well-known member
#9
I dont think we need a "calendar". What we need is an event planning system.

Let people create a thread, with a date/time attached to it... and let people RSVP for it. A lot more simple. Of course, "Event Threads" need to be limited to specific event forums (similar to how you can create poll forums).

In a way, this is almost done. For an "Event Forum", just attach a date/time to the threads... and then you can use a the "like" system for the RSVPs.
 

Shelley

Well-known member
#10
It's quite astonishing what you thought you needed but actually never needed. My last forum solution was filled with bloat but looking back at it now I notice even more bloat and unneeded features that seemed to fill the gaps by developers wanting to include partial features instead of fully fledged needed features wanted by customers. Xenforo seems to fit this criteria in giving us what we actually need not what we think we need.
 

SneakyDave

Well-known member
#11
I only need calendaring for special anniversaries of events that have happened, that's about all I've found useful in vB's implementation.
 
#12
I'm quite neutral on the matter of including a calendar system. Personally, I can't imagine ever bothering with it, if it were included. However, I can imagine plenty of people would find use for it.
 

brendanc

Active member
#13
I don't need a calendar at all, but it is nice in vB to be able to see when people's birthdays are. Will there still be a "it's these peoples' birthdays today: a,b,c" type thing?
 

SneakyDave

Well-known member
#14
Well, I didn't get a "All of us at xenForo.com want to wish you a happy birthday!" email on my birthday last week, so I would assume there isn't! Bwhawhhwhaah.
 

Russ

Well-known member
#18
I think majority of users are against using calenders because they haven't been implemented correctly. If and when XF decides to put a calender in the software I hope they can deliver something useful :)