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Re: Event Submission

From: "Jonathan S(dot) Katz" <jonathan(dot)katz(at)excoventures(dot)com>
To: Dave Page <dpage(at)pgadmin(dot)org>
Cc: pgsql-www <pgsql-www(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: Re: Event Submission
Date: 2012-01-25 16:40:03
Message-ID: 3ECAE249-6BC3-486A-9045-82861A2BB8E0@excoventures.com (view raw or flat)
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On Jan 25, 2012, at 11:25 AM, Dave Page <dpage(at)pgadmin(dot)org> wrote:

> On Wed, Jan 25, 2012 at 3:08 PM, Jonathan S. Katz
> <jonathan(dot)katz(at)excoventures(dot)com> wrote:
>> 
>>> On Wed, Jan 25, 2012 at 4:33 AM, Jonathan S. Katz
>>> <jonathan(dot)katz(at)excoventures(dot)com> wrote:
>>>> I'm trying to submit a new event but am getting an error saying that the "Org" field is required.  Unfortunately, there are no organizations appearing in the dropdown list so I cannot submit.  Is this a global issue or is it isolated to my community account?
>>> 
>>> Umm, did you see the line of text below the org field? We added that
>>> last week, so I'm wondering if you missed it, or if it's in need of
>>> rephrasing (Magnus and I weren't entirely happy with the wording).
>> 
>> Yes I did.  It is a bit confusing - I would probably just say "To be added to an organization, contact the organization manager or webmaster(at)postgresql(dot)org"
> 
> We didn't say that because we don't want to add people to orgs that
> already have a "real" manager. That should be up to them to decide who
> represents them.

You can always relay the message to the real manager, or ( feature request) list the real managers on the org page ;-)

> 
>> But additionally, I would recommend having a default organization, such as "Other" or "Community" so that if someone who is not affiliated with an organization has a PG Event they can at least submit it, and we could work out the data association after.
> 
> If we do that, I'll bet a pint that the majority of people just start
> picking that org instead of an appropriate one :-)

Touché - will not take that bet

Jonathan 

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