Happy St. Patrick's Day! But for OGF...

Posted by austinhuang on 18 March 2018 in English (English).

The places that St. Patrick’s Day is observed (Or holds St. Patrick’s Day Parade) does not necessarily have a significant Irish ethnicity population. So I wonder that are there any ethnical holidays that are observed through many parts of the world, regardless of the ethnical concentration?

To be honest, there are few dates for the people on the OGF world to celebrate. I think maybe we should create a Google Calendar to mark all these days?

Comment from superleaf1995 on 18 March 2018 at 18:31

In garzibania whe have Oil Day :P, But more seriously i think that is a good idea about the google calendar.

Comment from ParAvion on 18 March 2018 at 19:39

If we do want a Google Calendar, then I propose we expand it to include more than just religious or ethnic holidays. A calendar of world holidays, if you will.

Comment from superleaf1995 on 18 March 2018 at 20:03

But there are days where some holidays are celebrated in the same day than others how whe will put them in the same day?

Comment from geoboi on 18 March 2018 at 22:43

simple: add multiple events on that day.

Comment from superleaf1995 on 18 March 2018 at 22:47

@geoboi well… you are right… whe can add multiple events on a day…

Comment from isleño on 18 March 2018 at 22:59

How about a list or table in the OGF wiki…

Comment from austinhuang on 18 March 2018 at 23:12

Hey isleño! I don’t want to add to the mess of all the lists going on right now…Besides, the best way to organize a bunch of dates is through a proper calendar. It also…

  • Gives all the mappers a chance to celebrate imaginary holidays IRL as they can choose to be actually notified of these dates, and
  • Facilitates moderation in order to prevent overwikification, and at the same time to provide inspirations for mappers.

Comment from superleaf1995 on 18 March 2018 at 23:18

And if whe program an a calendar in HTML and CSS? When hoverer a day it displays a tooltip with the name of the holiday(s) in that day.

Comment from austinhuang on 18 March 2018 at 23:20

ok not html/css something, this is too much

also google does have a premade widget and users can also subscribe to it, so why do you need that

Comment from superleaf1995 on 19 March 2018 at 00:08

Remember to not Overcalendarification! okno

But who will “host” the calendar? AND: what about vandals who delete events?

Comment from isleño on 19 March 2018 at 01:10

Wikipedia has lists of holidays, so we can have them here too. It’s not overwikification if you have a good amount of mapping in your country.

It’s more of a mess to start putting content on other sites. Keeping OGF data on the OGF website makes it easier to search, easier to access, easier to edit, easier to organize, easier to supervise, easier to cleanup, etc, etc.

Also, there are many holidays where the date changes in complex ways, which means they’re easier to describe on a list than on a calendar. On a wiki page, for example, Easter, Hanukkah, Chinese New Year, and Ramadan can simply be listed as “March/April,” “Nov/Dec,” “Jan/Feb,” and “9th month of Islamic calendar.” But on google calendar, they would need to be added repeatedly every year.

If anyone genuinely wants to receive notifications for every holiday that gets posted, they’d certainly be free to make their own google calendar based on the data shared in the wiki. But that shouldn’t be a reason not to keep the original data in the wiki with everything else.

Comment from austinhuang on 19 March 2018 at 01:17

Well, I think days are subjected to approval, same as anything that goes to a list.

I think there should be a list and a calendar alongside it, since days are subjected to approval anyways…Just like the broadcast call signs.

So I guess it’s a deal then. I’ll host a calendar with all definite days and make it public. I certainly don’t care about others using mine or making their own.

Comment from KalR' on 19 March 2018 at 16:35

Maybe a page at OGF wiki where users can type their events… I think it’s easier

Comment from KalR' on 19 March 2018 at 16:40

ok forget my comment

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