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SWNK Showlist beta up and running

SWNK Showlist beta up and running

Can I have a drumroll please?

One of the requests we got since day one was a showlist. And since we aim to please, that’s exactly what we did. We build a showlist. Start filling it, it looks rather empty at the moment:

SWNK’s hardcore & punk showlist

So what’s working?

  • Showlist. The showlist page will display a list of upcoming shows, sorted by month. I’ve thought about other formats (like a calendar), but let’s keep it simple first. If a lot of shows will be added, we might look into other ways of displaying it.
  • Country filter. Simple, filter the showlist by country. Missing any countries (we’re far from complete)? Let us know!
  • Add shows. Registered users can add shows to the showlist. We only have to do a quick check and the show will be added (we’ll not be editing / adding or anything, so it actually should be a quick check).
  • Keep your own showlist. Press the “count me in” button on a showpage and the show will be added to your own personal showlist. Guess what “count me out” will do?
  • Cancel shows. People that added the show can also cancel the show. When they do this everyone that is registered as attending will receive a message that the show is cancelled (which also means you’ll be getting a mail about it). To prevent you all from receiving lots of annoying mails (we know you wanted to try to cancel / uncancel / cancel / uncancel a show), you can only cancel a show once and not ‘uncancel’ it after that.
  • Edit your shows. You can always edit your own shows. Before or after we confirmed and published it.
  • You can use BBcode (the same code we’re using in the forums) in your showlisting. That means you can add video, images, links, everything you need. Make it prrrrrrretttty.
  • Google Maps. If you enter a address we’ll automatically turn it into a Google Maps map.
  • The Dark Knight Rises…. Oh wait.. That’s not a feature, just something I keep thinking about…
I guess that’s all for now.Β Please, keep in mind this is a beta. If you find anything that’s not functioning properly / out of order or whatever, let us know. And as always, we’re open to suggestions! Missing anything you feel is important? Let us… you know the drill by now. We want to make this work as much as you do. Oh and since it’s my (Pim) first time building a WordPress plugin from scratch, be gentle haha πŸ˜‰

Some ideas that might be added later (or not):

  • Archive – at the moment the archive will be saved, but it doesn’t get displayed yet (you can view individual shows from the past though). I want to think about what’s the best way to display that first, but I didn’t want to hold up the release of this showlist any longer.
  • Last.FM import of shows – At first I wanted to build this showlist entirely based upon Last.FM but since not everyone is on (hey, the last time I used it myself is ages ago) I skipped that idea. But that doesn’t mean that I don’t like the idea of automatically importing shows from Last.FM.
  • Print shows – Print a list of the shows you’re going to or print the detailed info of a show. Is this still useful in this digital age? Do you guys and girls want something like that?
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  1. Rob In A Crowd said on 2012-07-26

    Nice. 2 showtjes toegevoegd.

  2. Just Killing Time said on 2012-07-26

    Google maps doesn’t show the right location with my show. Wrong place in Breda.

  3. Tom said on 2012-07-26

    Shows added in a couple of minutes, like!

    • Pim said on 2012-07-26

      That will not be the case all the time haha, but within a day shouldn’t be too big a problem.

  4. Onno said on 2012-07-26

    looks great Pim, is it really hard to make a seperate button for ‘maybe’ (or ‘interested’)?

    • Pim said on 2012-07-26

      Thanks! Not REALLY hard. But it means another button, another list… It’s not ‘keeping it simple’ so to say. And I like to keep things as simple as possible. But if more people really would like that feature I’ll probably add it πŸ™‚ Let me know. Like I said, we’re open to suggestions.

      And this time it should be easier to modify stuff since I build this from scratch.

    • Tom said on 2012-07-26

      I don’t see any value in a “maybe list”. If you’re thinking about going, you can add the show and you will see the show in your list. I don’t think there will be people at the entrance checking if everybody that said “attending” are there, right?

      • Pim said on 2012-07-27

        That’s what I was thinking as well.

        Only downside to that is if promoters actually think that the “attending” list will be a good indicator of how many people will show up. But I do hope they know that’s never the case.

  5. Just Killing Time said on 2012-07-27

    One time, I was asked at the door of a show if I had rsvp’d on Facebook and had indicated I was attending. I told the dude I had not. He hesitated to let me and my 2 friends in because “154 people are attending on the facebook event, so officially it’s sold out.” He actually had a list of names he was checking off.

    I told him me and my friends would gladly leave without a refund if all those people would indeed show up. Needless to say, I saw the whole show. πŸ˜›

    • Pim said on 2012-07-27

      Hahaha. Insanity.

    • Tom said on 2012-07-27

      Haha, where the hell was that?

      • Just Killing Time said on 2012-07-28

        It was at De Pul in Uden, in the foyer. It was some kid’s birthday and I think it was his first time doing a show. So i guess the numbers on Facebook got him a little over excited, haha

  6. Just Killing Time said on 2012-07-27

    Not many entries until now, by the way… πŸ™

    • Pim said on 2012-07-27

      It’s online for a day… The sun makes sure everyone is outside enjoying the weather… What are you expecting haha? πŸ™‚