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September 20, 2003 3:00 PM   Subscribe

Upcoming.org is a collaborative event calendar that looks like it's going to be interesting. (Reviewed here by some guy.)
posted by oissubke (14 comments total)

 
aaah, wax pancakes. Is there anything they can't do?

(Also, this looks like a seriously cool idea. Wonder how well it'll scale, though, should it catch on?)
posted by arto at 3:10 PM on September 20, 2003


The pancake made it -- it'll scale. ;-)
posted by oissubke at 3:15 PM on September 20, 2003


Yep, that's me. I made Upcoming.org, so if you don't like it, you know who to blame. (If you have criticisms or comments about the project, feel free to e-mail me directly rather than nitpick here.)
posted by waxpancake at 3:16 PM on September 20, 2003


i like this. it is foxy.
posted by pxe2000 at 4:52 PM on September 20, 2003


what about when people start filling it with garbage? do people think that will happen?
posted by rhyax at 5:04 PM on September 20, 2003


rhyax: waxpancake said he planned to address that by adding a self-moderation system so such crapfloods can be shot down.
posted by thebabelfish at 5:09 PM on September 20, 2003


the formatting of all the pages seems screwy in IE. the body of text on the left appears below the right-hand side bar, not to the left of it.
posted by carfilhiot at 8:33 AM on September 21, 2003


IE is screwy. ;) Love the squidfingers background patterns.
posted by dabitch at 8:56 AM on September 21, 2003


carfilhiot: Are you running at a particularly low resolution? It should work fine in IE at 1024x768 and up.
posted by waxpancake at 9:17 AM on September 21, 2003


Man, nice waxy! Me and another mefi member (bshort) have been toying with an idea like this for some time. Our idea had a similar XML/RSS backend, but also an informaiton visualization front end. We worked on an idea for a modified "starfield" (pic here) dynamic query display, actually.

I'm so excited I'm taking this offline!
posted by zpousman at 1:30 PM on September 21, 2003


Me also have been studying grammar in my spare time.
posted by zpousman at 1:31 PM on September 21, 2003


This is a nice site and, once it reaches critical mass, should be great for organising get-togethers of all kinds. The interface is nice and clean, with minimal graphics. I like.
posted by dg at 9:09 PM on September 21, 2003


I guess the big challenge is trying to develop ways for the community to moderate and remove garbage events. Someone already added "Sex with Me" in "My Bedroom" as an event and venue.
posted by waxpancake at 10:48 AM on September 23, 2003


zpousman speaks the truth. What I'd really like to see is a site like Upcoming that also allows import into PIMs via vCal or some sort of other standard.

Actually, what I really want is Chandler, but with a wiki.
posted by bshort at 8:31 AM on September 26, 2003


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