I figure with the recent forum/website shakeup, this is probably a good opportunity to re-make the STO Google Calendar thread I had on the old forums:
In absence of a visual calendar on the STO main page, I have created a Google Blogger page called SubSpace Agenda with a calendar as the centerpiece. With this site, not only can you view the calendars, but you can filter which ones you want or don't want to show at the same time.
I have also created 5 calendars via Google Calendar which you can view individually or subscribe to:
These are events that aren't well classified into any of the other categories.
About the various links:
HTML - Obtain the public URL to view a read-only version of these calendars without signing in to Google Calendar. Use this URL to view these individual calendars directly in your browser window.
XML or iCalendar - Use these formats to view a read-only version of these calendars from other applications. You can use this address to subscribe to your calendar feed in Google Calendar, access your calendar from feed readers (like Google Reader) as well as products that support the iCalendar format (like Apple's iCal). To subscribe to these calendars using Google Calendar:
Click the down-arrow next to Other calendars
Select Add by URL from the menu
Find the address of the Google Calendar in iCalendar format, or if you have the iCalendar address of a calendar from a different application (for example, Apple's iCal), you can use this as well.
Enter the address in the field provided
Click the Add Calendar button. The calendar will appear in the Other Calendars section of the calendar list to the left.
Some other notes:
Sorry, the individual HTML link calendars default to a uniform color, which I cannot change (the website has multicolored calendars.)
Also apologies for the time formatting. All times are in Pacific Time (Cryptic Studios' Time). I had hoped there would be some way to get the calendars to auto-adjust for the user's time zone, but I can't seem to find a way (without making a completely separate calendar for every time zone, which I'm NOT doing).
if anyone more familiar with Google Calendar knows of a solution, please let me know.
until then, a semi-workaround if you already use Google Calendar and have subscribed or added these events to your own calendar(s):
from Google Calendar, click the Gear button in the upper-right corner
Scroll down until you see the "World Clock" app
now whenever you click on an item in your calendar, you should see what time that event occurs in multiple time zones in the column on the right, and can set which time zones appear.
Also if you already use Google Calendar, you can format the time into a 24hour format from the default 12hr format, but apparently it only appears in that format on your machine, and won't transfer over if you try to share the calendar to someone else.
If you have some hard dates of some items that I've missed, please post them in this thread and I'll try to include it where appropriate.
I think this is a very good idea and should be used by the devs to track upcoming events and updates on the forum with players.
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Also, I'd like some feedback on how often I should update the posts on the site (for those that subscribe the the "blog" of that page directly or if you follow the G+ page) and when to update this thread.
Every little update? (which seems like almost every other day)
Another clarification: When I was updating posts previously in the STO forum, they were already mirroring the "Upcoming Events" thread that PWE_Branflakes was updating... With the exception that I also had a link to the affected calendar so that you could SEE what it looked like and where it was in relation to the other events. So for example:
Now, another main difference between this thread and the previous "upcoming events thread" was that Branflakes could edit the OP of the thread with a simple link, which turned the OP into a giant list (which IMO is not very appealing to look at for what should be a calendar). While Branflakes "could" do something similar to that with this thread, he wouldn't be able to update the calendars, or blog, or G+ page unless I gave him Management rights on each of those... which, the more I think about, the more I wonder if I should just apply for a Community Rep position for STO and get paid to do keep doing all things myself. Hrm...
So when there is an update to Coming Content and Events, you will update the OP, then direphoenix will have to update the calendar?
Can you, Brandon, update the info in this third party thread?
It's up to them :smile: This thread is not maintained by us, just like most of the other stickies on this forum. I'll be posting up Blogs, forum posts, etc. that contain information that could be linked in these calendars if the OP chooses.
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