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Putting starting dates on calendar

Al the optimist

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Very few seem to be doing this. The drop down menu from the calendar tab at the top explains how to do it but entries are scarce. happening. Lots of members post details in the "Class of 2015" thread but few follow up with the calendar. I'm know that some like to know of fellow forum members being around at the same time and some even want to arrange to meet. What do people think about the calendar? Is it useful? If so why isn't it being used more? Any ideas?
 
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Year of past OR future Camino
(2013) 250 kms Camino Frances, (2015 Camino Frances)
I like the Calendar and check it daily to see if anyone is heading out around the same time as I am. I hope more people start to use it. Perhaps it needs to be highlighted in the new topics or something like that on a daily basis? Maybe people just aren't seeing it?
 

Walli Walker

Active Member
Year of past OR future Camino
Frances '2009',Portuguese '2015', Ingles '2015', Fin and Muxia '2015'. Camino from Granada '2017'.
From what I can gather you need to post before you can put your details into the calendar. I'd like to put our details in but I haven't started a thread.
Am I correct?
Jacki.
 

bystander

Veteran Member
Having had to postpone my projected (and some would say over-planned!) 2015 Camino to, hopefully, 2016 due to an unanticipated illness I shall not be posting anything in the calendar until very close to my departure from this sceptr'd isle!

Call me superstitious if you will but I'm no longer taking any chances with fate and/or St James and what she (?) or he may chuck in my path!
 

Al the optimist

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Yes you do need to create a thread. After that the post creating the thread has a "thread tools" menu at it's top right. Selecting "Calendar add" gets you there.
 
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musicman

Ensuitepilgrim
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2004, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016,2017,2018
Read Ivar's guide....how do you access the " Caminho introduction" section?
 

Walli Walker

Active Member
Year of past OR future Camino
Frances '2009',Portuguese '2015', Ingles '2015', Fin and Muxia '2015'. Camino from Granada '2017'.
Thanks, Al and Musicman.
 

Justabob

Member
Year of past OR future Camino
Camino Frances April/May 2015
Camino Portuegese April/May 2016
Norte and Primitiveo Sept/Oct 2017
Yes you do need to create a thread. After that the post creating the thread has a "thread tools" menu at it's top right. Selecting "Calendar add" gets you there.
I can't find the "thread tools" menu for the life of me
 

SYates

Camino Fossil AD 1999, now living in Santiago de C
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First: Camino Francés 1999
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Last: Santiago - Muxia 2019

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First you need to start a new thread AND post/publish it. On the page that is then created the Thread Tool Menu is in the top right corner. Good Luck! SY
 
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Hi SY/aL, Thx for the tips from you and Al and others........ Some have asked why are people are not using the calendar? I think that it is too difficult to get your dates on it. I am struggling right now to get my date on the calendar and have about given up. Seems that last year I was able to add my date in the calendar though. Oh well, I'm leaving SJPDP Sept 5th.
Regards and thx for trying to train me to figure it out. Guess that I am just the forum dummy here...Ed
 
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Griffin57

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Year of past OR future Camino
October 2013 StJPdP to Burgos
September 2014 Burgos to SdC
Setember 2015 StJPdP to Burgos
Very few seem to be doing this. The drop down menu from the calendar tab at the top explains how to do it but entries are scarce. happening. Lots of members post details in the "Class of 2015" thread but few follow up with the calendar. I'm know that some like to know of fellow forum members being around at the same time and some even want to arrange to meet. What do people think about the calendar? Is it useful? If so why isn't it being used more? Any ideas?

Hi Al
I agree that people don't seem to be using the calendar so much. Last year Deadfred started a simple list for the September 2014 pilgrims and there were SO many of us. Hard to believe so few on the calendar this year . Perhaps a simple list for each month would be helpful? I did ask last week if someone could help me start one but got only one reply that said there was already a thread. Not a list though, it really did help last year as you could predict at a glance who you may meet, and I did , gmonkey on my second day and Monkmoses, both of whom I had seen or chatted with on the forum. I'm not too computer savvy or would have attempted list myself,as each member was added their name was highlighted and changed colour as we started to leave. Really great thread eg.

19th September - Griffin57 , StJPdP. Then names added above below etc as appropriate? I guess there would need to be one administrator for each month?

Just a suggestion? Very easy to read.

Sarah
 

Griffin57

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Year of past OR future Camino
October 2013 StJPdP to Burgos
September 2014 Burgos to SdC
Setember 2015 StJPdP to Burgos
Hi SY/aL, Thx for the tips from you and Al and others........ Some have asked why are people are not using the calendar? I think that it is too difficult to get your dates on it. I am struggling right now to get my date on the calendar and have about given up. Seems that last year I was able to add my date in the calendar though. Oh well, I'm leaving SJPDP Sept 5th.
Regards and thx for trying to train me to figure it out. Guess that I am just the forum dummy here...Ed

Oops didn't realise this was a thread originally from January? Thought it was in light of recent events. Sorry.
 
Year of past OR future Camino
Francis SJPDP-SDC (2014, 2015, 2016, 2017) , Norte 2018
Pilgrim Office 2018, Hospitalero Acebo 2019
Very few seem to be doing this. The drop down menu from the calendar tab at the top explains how to do it but entries are scarce. happening. Lots of members post details in the "Class of 2015" thread but few follow up with the calendar. I'm know that some like to know of fellow forum members being around at the same time and some even want to arrange to meet. What do people think about the calendar? Is it useful? If so why isn't it being used more? Any ideas?

Hi Al, I cannot see a drop down menu and that is why I am having trouble....Ed
 
Year of past OR future Camino
Francis SJPDP-SDC (2014, 2015, 2016, 2017) , Norte 2018
Pilgrim Office 2018, Hospitalero Acebo 2019
Hi Al
I agree that people don't seem to be using the calendar so much. Last year Deadfred started a simple list for the September 2014 pilgrims and there were SO many of us. Hard to believe so few on the calendar this year . Perhaps a simple list for each month would be helpful? I did ask last week if someone could help me start one but got only one reply that said there was already a thread. Not a list though, it really did help last year as you could predict at a glance who you may meet, and I did , gmonkey on my second day and Monkmoses, both of whom I had seen or chatted with on the forum. I'm not too computer savvy or would have attempted list myself,as each member was added their name was highlighted and changed colour as we started to leave. Really great thread eg.

19th September - Griffin57 , StJPdP. Then names added above below etc as appropriate? I guess there would need to be one administrator for each month?

Just a suggestion? Very easy to read.

Sarah
I like this idea Sarah. If only there was an easy way to add ourselves to a calendar since it already exists then more would do it (including myself). I think we are missing so much by not knowing who is walking near to the dates that we are.....Just my two cents... Ed
 

Kiwi-family

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Past: (2012, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2018)-Frances, Baztan, San Salvador, Primitivo, Fisterra,VdlP, Madrid
I tried too - but gave up! Must try again
 
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Inbar

Member
Year of past OR future Camino
Camino Frances September 2015; Camino Portugues October 2017
I would if I didn't have to start a thread for it.. Seems to me like a waste of forum space... no? :/
 

Griffin57

Veteran Member
Year of past OR future Camino
October 2013 StJPdP to Burgos
September 2014 Burgos to SdC
Setember 2015 StJPdP to Burgos
I would if I didn't have to start a thread for it.. Seems to me like a waste of forum space... no? :/
The main calendar is for all the caminos. I really enjoyed the thread that Deadfred started just for September and all of the pilgrims involved were really chatty and excited about meeting up. It was really easy to read , as you joined your name was blue and when it got to your day to set off it turned green. I never would have known about the 2 great pilgrims I met without that thread. I was blessed by MonkMoses in Carrion le Condes and got to see him serve at the altar in Santiago. Very special indeed he's a Byzantine Catholic Deacon from the US and fabulous company when I met up with him many times on the Camino. Gmonkey was also great company a food writer from Las Vegas.
 

angelafinnigan

Active Member
Year of past OR future Camino
2022
Very few seem to be doing this. The drop down menu from the calendar tab at the top explains how to do it but entries are scarce. happening. Lots of members post details in the "Class of 2015" thread but few follow up with the calendar. I'm know that some like to know of fellow forum members being around at the same time and some even want to arrange to meet. What do people think about the calendar? Is it useful? If so why isn't it being used more? Any ideas?
I'd love to use the calendar but it's too complicated. You need step by step instructions as it's not obvious how to post. I think many people just give up. Although I've twice requested instructions and put my dates on. I just came to put my June 5th start date on the Norte but forget the steps and can't justify requested instructions a third time. Can it be made simpler? It's such a great resource.
 

Griffin57

Veteran Member
Year of past OR future Camino
October 2013 StJPdP to Burgos
September 2014 Burgos to SdC
Setember 2015 StJPdP to Burgos
I'd love to use the calendar but it's too complicated. You need step by step instructions as it's not obvious how to post. I think many people just give up. Although I've twice requested instructions and put my dates on. I just came to put my June 5th start date on the Norte but forget the steps and can't justify requested instructions a third time. Can it be made simpler? It's such a great resource.
I think it has been made simpler for pilgrims to do, prior to this we had to apply to one of the moderators to insert our names. It would help if different caminos were colour coded? Even if you are not on you can see who else is if they have managed to do it. There is sometimes a bar across the top with further instructions but you have to catch it quick!
 

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