Template talk:Calendar

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Dividing next two and next six months

What is the separation in "within the next two weeks" and "in less than 6 weeks" good for? Dates already are in chronological order.

And the calendar template should be as language neutral as possible, as it is included in many (localized) main pages.

IMO: It makes no sense and the heading isn't language-neutral or multi-lingual. => Get rid of it.

-- /al 07:17, 24 June 2015 (UTC)

I don't like that division either. It's already a lot of work to keep the calendar up to date (IMHO). To move events between the sections adds even more work. --holgermappt (talk) 18:54, 25 June 2015 (UTC)
Yeah this is a disaster for the simple job of removing past events & moving them on. It makes the whole task of updating the calendar for even organisers much harder, much easier to break the template. Please get rid of it! SK53 (talk) 20:35, 22 July 2015 (UTC)

Deprecate "speaking"

Shouldn't we deprecate {{cal|speaking}}? Or what is this good for?

/al 12:01, 5 November 2014 (UTC)

New icons

New categories added /al 12:22, 5 November 2014 (UTC)

Podcast {{cal|podcast}} for radio/podcast recordings
MISC {{cal|misc}} for anything else

May I suggest new icons: (update: already implemented /al 12:06, 7. Mai 2014‎)

Conference this is a conference
Meeting this is a meeting
Mapping party this is a mapping party

not touching the beer!

/al 10:42, 3 April 2014 (UTC)

Nice icons. :) I could imagine them in the calendar. Perhaps release them as PD to make clear that changing the link target to some place that doesn't provide attribution is legal? --Tordanik 19:10, 3 April 2014 (UTC)
Added the source and noted the "©2000" there. So we probably can't use them. :( Maybe somebody could make something similar? /al 06:52, 4 April 2014 (UTC)
Just to mention: I got icons from a friend that are free to use Conference-icon.svg Meeting-icon.svg /al May 2014

<noinclude> tag

Instructions on how to edit (table format) this calendar template, I've moved onto the template page itself. This is possible using the nifty <noinclude> template feature. Everything within this tag, does not get included on the including pages, i.e. you dont see those intructions appearing on the Main Page. This feature is also used on wikipedia to document how a template should be used/edited. -- Harry Wood 14:02, 12 December 2006 (UTC)

I think that revisions such as this one:

 14:07, 4 September 2007 Harry Wood (Talk | contribs) (Make a distiction (bold) between bigger mapping parties and piddly little ones)

are potentially a bad idea. This resulted in the ShoHo mapping party being made bold and font size +1, but the Ljubljana mapping party being called 'piddly' and being demoted. The Ljubljana mapping party was arguably more significant than ShoHo as it was the first mapping party in Slovenia, whereas the ShoHo was just another mapping party in London. If London was significant because of its completeness, surely Mikel's talk at Brighton Bar Camp was equally significant due to Brighton's completeness?

If there is a valid reason for a mapping party being bold, it needs to be explained in the comments section, otherwise we will see rapid inflation in mapping party boldness and size.

--Nick 08:44, 10 September 2007 (BST)

Mini Flags

What do you think about adding Mini Flags to this calendar to help illustrate the country the event is held in? ex. Flag of United States 22px.png--Nickvet419 05:55, 23 February 2009 (UTC)

Well someone's just added a bunch of mini Austria flags to just some of the events Austria. As this is right now, it looks very inconsistent, giving undue prominence to these Wiener Stammtisch events. Might look OK with all the flags filled in I suppose. Or it might just look like more clutter. -- Harry Wood 18:11, 30 August 2012 (BST)
I added in all of them. Looks good to me. --Nighto 18:32, 30 August 2012 (BST)

As you liked my SmallFlag idea, couldn't we now just omit the ", [[Country]]" on every entry, now? It would make the calendar much more readable, especially on the Main_Page (and the width of the calendar column could be reduced). /al 08:00, 9 March 2013 (CET) Austria

Agreed. It also reduces the English text on multilingual main pages. --Andrew (talk) 12:02, 9 March 2013 (UTC)
+1 --holgermappt (talk) 22:38, 9 March 2013 (UTC)

hCalendar microformats

I've been asked to look at the possiblity of applying hCalendar microformats to this template.

What do you think of the including a machine-readable date like this:

Conference Mar 2-5 FOSSGIS 2010, Osnabrück, Germany (2010-03-02-2010-03-05)

? Pigsonthewing 18:18, 4 March 2010 (UTC)

I don't see why we shouldn't have it. Go ahead! :-) --Nighto 17:54, 21 September 2012 (BST)


Microformats don't need to be displayed just to be there. You can use class="value-title" to put data into the title. But we should design an event template that receives all the parameters needed for an event item. /al 08:10, 9 March 2013 (CET) Austria


Calender Parser for WeeklyOSM and Wochennotiz

The calendar is parsed automatic for the weekly published Wochennotiz and WeeklyOSM. This is done by OSMBC. You can support the team by controlling your entry in the public preview. ~~User:TheFive