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Question: Add post to Calendar?


@Friendica Developers :

HI, is it possible to add a post to the calendar easily?
What do you mean by "a post"? You can add an event to the calendar easily (look for the Plus sing in the top-right in the Frio theme).


I'm afraid you'll have to create manually an event in your calendar (Friendica or personal) because this post isn't an event itself.

Maybe we could think about that feature request. If someone spots an interesting event in the public stream, add it to your own calendar.

As me and Christopher are no contacts, I don't see another way how my event could end in his calendar as one cannot send an event to a forum. The mention is not recognised in the event body so the forum does not distribute the event to all forum members.

Yes, I agree, that would be a feature that would come very handy

Ah ok, so the poster should have known better :)
So the correct way would be to go to calendar - Create an event and then share it from there?

Absolutely. The event creation form itself has a "Share" feature.

In your case, there's no easy way of guessing that Tobias' post is describing an event with a title, a time and date and a location. We can do that as humans but it would be way more complicated for a machine.

And when someone shares the event, this "share" can be imported by others into their calendars seamlessly, right?

I'm not sure, but if it doesn't exist, it would be easier to add than from regular posts!

If it is shared with you, you'll see it in your calendar too. No import necessary.

Hm, but sometimes the events are not shared with me and I see them by coincidence. So in that case it would make sense to have an "add to my calendar" button.

The problem with events is, that their re-shares don't work well with all federated platforms hence the extra posting.

Ok. So there is no general Tag for "Date", "Place", "Coordinates" and so on, that works with ostatus, activitypub and diaspora-protocol...?

Apparently not, I've seen re-shares of the textual version of an event, that lost all the formatting in the postings so they were just one long line.

But if that is the case, this would mean, that compatibility in should be much improved between networks and protocols....

Could also be, that some client software is messing up with the body of the re-share.

Thing is, most of the other networks don't have events and calendars. Hubzilla is the only other Fedi software I know that has a calendar too.
So, they would need to fix something (display it correctly) that they don't have themselves. Difficult.

We can still format a normal post from an event for network not supporting events.

We do that, and the initial posting is not the problem. But some re-shares on some platforms de-format the posting under some circumstances. That is outside the scope of the project I think.

There are provisions for them, but they aren't necessarily supported by AP-enabled software for example.