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shibetpc

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Default event info
« on: February 24, 2019, 02:51:55 AM »
Is it feasible to have default event information so one wouldn't have to populate each field for every event.  Specifically, it would be helpful for event categories to carry default information like checking Public, or populating start times.  It feels a bit cumbersome re-entering each data point when, for my needs, this data is standard and associated with the category of event. 

For my needs, defaults would include (by category relation):

:: default start time
:: End time populated a determined amount from start time (e.g, +2hrs)
:: public/hide details/confirmed checkboxes prepopulated
:: send event reminder ___ number
:: Users
:: require acceptance
:: acceptance reminders hours

Let me know if I've missed this existing functionality,  or if there is the possibility of including it in future releases.

Thanks,

T

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Re: Default event info
« Reply #1 on: February 24, 2019, 06:58:38 PM »
Would these defaults really need to be category-specific, or could you just have default settings for all new events?

Does it help to copy an existing event when adding a new event?

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Re: Default event info
« Reply #2 on: February 25, 2019, 01:39:59 AM »
I guess the reason it seems logical (for my needs) that it be category defaults is that each category carries a different set of default values.  I want all SHOWS, in general, to be public.  I want all REHEARSALS, in general, to be private.  A default setting for all new events would mean you'd still have to change the default value for any category of event that doesn't meet that criteria.

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Re: Default event info
« Reply #3 on: February 25, 2019, 11:27:20 AM »
All right, this is on my wish list and I'll let you know if I can add it. Meanwhile, copying a previous event of the same category could be helpful. But it's arguably better to click a few checkboxes every time than to risk inadvertently applying some default settings that you don't want.

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Re: Default event info
« Reply #4 on: February 25, 2019, 12:09:19 PM »
Thanks for adding this to the wishlist :)  Less data entry = better workflow in my books :)