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Author Topic: Annoying and stupid default setting when CREATING A CALENDAR ENTRY  (Read 486 times)

Offline SMiFFER

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When you create a new calendar entry,
it is defaulted to
  • create topic - whereever - ("Link Event To Post")


This is stupid and in 99,99% of the cases absolutely senseless.

How can I switch this annoying default off?
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Re: Annoying and stupid default setting when CREATING A CALENDAR ENTRY
« Reply #1 on: April 16, 2018, 06:31:14 PM »
When you create a new calendar entry,
it is defaulted to
  • create topic - whereever - ("Link Event To Post")


This is stupid and in 99,99% of the cases absolutely senseless.

How can I switch this annoying default off?
Maybe you should configure the Calendar Settings to ‘Allow events not linked to posts’ ...

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Re: Annoying and stupid default setting when CREATING A CALENDAR ENTRY
« Reply #2 on: April 18, 2018, 09:08:04 AM »
That is beside the point. I have not been asking to BLOCK/DISABLE an entire function.

Read what I asked: I asked to switch this annoying default off = change its default to UNCHECKED! Any help in that regard?
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Re: Annoying and stupid default setting when CREATING A CALENDAR ENTRY
« Reply #3 on: April 18, 2018, 02:54:24 PM »
What GL700Wing says is the only way to do it without code edits.

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Re: Annoying and stupid default setting when CREATING A CALENDAR ENTRY
« Reply #4 on: April 19, 2018, 01:56:29 AM »
This is stupid and in 99,99% of the cases absolutely senseless.
Maybe to you but not to everyone - I only allow events linked to topics on my forums.

That is beside the point. I have not been asking to BLOCK/DISABLE an entire function.
What I suggested does not block/disable the function but if you don't enable that option you won't be able to have unlinked events even if you do change the checkbox default.

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Read what I asked: I asked to switch this annoying default off = change its default to UNCHECKED! Any help in that regard?
Yep - edit ./Themes/default/Calendar.template.php (around line 202):

Find:
Code: [Select]
name="link_to_board" checked="checked"
Replace With:
Code: [Select]
name="link_to_board"

BTW - it's rude to shout - no need to use uppercase to make a point.  We're all volunteers here and a bit of courtesy goes a long way.

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Re: Annoying and stupid default setting when CREATING A CALENDAR ENTRY
« Reply #5 on: April 19, 2018, 11:47:24 AM »
I did not mean to be or sound rude. All I tried was to underline what ACTUALLY is what I asked.
Get a thicker skin, dude.

Back to the subject: I thank you very much and will look into this right away. MANY THANKS! (Again: not rude)
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Re: Annoying and stupid default setting when CREATING A CALENDAR ENTRY
« Reply #6 on: April 19, 2018, 12:04:46 PM »
All I tried was to underline what ACTUALLY is what I asked.
There is an underline BBCode for that ...

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Re: Annoying and stupid default setting when CREATING A CALENDAR ENTRY
« Reply #7 on: April 19, 2018, 12:25:45 PM »
Anyway. Works! Thanks.

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Re: Annoying and stupid default setting when CREATING A CALENDAR ENTRY
« Reply #8 on: April 19, 2018, 05:24:52 PM »
Get a thicker skin, dude.

ACTUALLY, I took your post as being discourteous as well. "Read what I asked" automatically puts people on the defensive. I'm a 20 year sailor so skin doesn't get much thicker than mine. All I'm saying is, think about how you're responding to someone who's trying to help. :)
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Re: Annoying and stupid default setting when CREATING A CALENDAR ENTRY
« Reply #9 on: April 19, 2018, 06:43:07 PM »
Why do you not use PM if you want to discuss such?
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