Thinking about this has gotten me back onto the idea of the NZLARPS site having a proper event listing and registration system, like we discussed here: diatribe.co.nz/viewtopic.php … sc&start=0
I never got going on developing that system because I couldn’t connect to the database on the NZLARPS website for some reason. But one of the three things I wanted for NZLARPs this year was better online tool, which basically means this system.
What I’m thinking is that pulling upcoming events out of that system rather than the calendar would make a lot of sense, because it will only be larp events and we can link to a description of the event on its own NZLARPs page. Or link to an external page for the event, if that’s what the project/affiliate organiser prefers.
Problem is, that more complete system is quite complex and therefore not going to get done for a little while. Also, we still haven’t resolved why I couldn’t connect to the database - although in the worst case I could build it on the Diatribe database, which for some reason I could access from the NZLARPS site.
So for now I’ll look at pulling events out of the calendar like we’ve discussed recently, but in the medium term I think we should go back to our original ideas for a more integrated system that allows people to register for events on the NZLARPS website.