There has been another update made to the details panel. Two new features have been applied with respect to the events of games groups, and a minor change has been made to the labelling of event pages ("Previous Events" is now "Past Events", and "Upcoming Events" is now "Future Events").
When viewing a list of future (or upcoming) events, a list of icons are now displayed in cases where a group's events have certain features. The icons and their respective features are as follows:
events allow participants to sleep and/or play at the venue overnight. If the Overnight icon is not displayed, the games groups either don't want or can't allow people to stay in the venue overnight, or the event doesn't go over two or more days.
Events with the Alcohol
icon are events where hosts either serve alcohol to participants (hopefully of legal drinking age), or allow participants to bring their own alcohol to the event. Events without this icon don't serve alcohol, or allow it to be brought in.
Events with the Tournaments
icon are events where the hosts hold games tournaments or competitions for event participants, either officially or unofficially. At the least, event organisers will say that they intend to hold at least one tournament or competition, even if they aren't quite sure of exactly what it may be.
Events with the Prizes
icon are events where prizes are either awarded to individuals or teams who win particular tournaments or competitions, or feature a door prize.
A brief example in action:
So, from the example above, we can see that the event RFLAN62
of the games group RedFlag LANfest
is held overnight, allowing participants to sleep overnight at the event if they choose to. The event also features tournaments and prizes. However, it does not
feature alcohol, as alcohol is not allowed at RFLAN events.
The visibility of these icons may be extended in future, so that they may show up in more than one place on our website, and potentially provide visitors with quicker identification of an event's features.
When accessing a particular event's details, two arrows have been added at the bottom of the details panel to allow users to navigate back and forth between multiple events in time. Provided that the event being viewed is not the latest for the event's group in our records, the right arrow can be clicked on / pressed to access the next event for the group in our records. Also, provided that the event being viewed is not the earliest on record, the user can click on / press the left arrow to access the previous event for the same group. There are cases where both, only one, or none of the arrows will be displayed, depending on when the event was held, and how many events we have recorded for the group in our database. We have used the same arrow icons as displayed on the Calendar page, for this purpose.
While we try to do our best to show information that relates to specific events, we will not always get the information correct. Please visit the website of the games group(s) to check the accuracy of the infomation that we provide on events, and to view any other information that we may not have provided on our website.