TESTERS WANTED: New tour page

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Offline Andy

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TESTERS WANTED: New tour page
« on: January 16, 2007, 03:21:39 AM »
Hi dudes,

An idea I've been thinking about for a while, and finally got round to putting together - and I want you to give it a test!

There's a new cut-down tour page here:
http://www.thesuburbs.org.uk/tour/

As you can see, it just has upcoming shows at the mo (previous dates coming soon). If you are logged in, you have the opportunity to mark yourself as an attendee!

It's pretty basic, but I thought I'd get you playing with it before I went on to make enhancements.

Let me know what you think! Cheers!

~A
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Offline James H

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Re: TESTERS WANTED: New tour page
« Reply #1 on: January 16, 2007, 03:29:57 AM »
As ever, Andy, it looks good and seems to work just fine.  Great idea.

Updates to the news page and improvements to the boards?  All in the space of a couple of days?  Someone has finished their internet de-tox and is firmly on the re-tox waggon!  ;D ;)

Good work pal.

J...
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Re: TESTERS WANTED: New tour page
« Reply #2 on: January 16, 2007, 04:23:35 AM »
I like it!
It's easy to be easy and free when it doesn't mean anything...

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Offline Disease

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Re: TESTERS WANTED: New tour page
« Reply #3 on: January 16, 2007, 04:45:28 AM »
Sweet dude.

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Offline SinginJen

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Re: TESTERS WANTED: New tour page
« Reply #4 on: January 16, 2007, 10:02:36 AM »
this is a really cool idea; cheers to Andy!
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Re: TESTERS WANTED: New tour page
« Reply #5 on: January 16, 2007, 02:21:01 PM »
nice...

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Offline Allison

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Re: TESTERS WANTED: New tour page
« Reply #6 on: January 16, 2007, 03:20:47 PM »
Freaking sweet. Besides that I can't click that I'm attending, because I'm not.... sad.....
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Re: TESTERS WANTED: New tour page
« Reply #7 on: January 16, 2007, 10:59:52 PM »
Freaking sweet. Besides that I can't click that I'm attending, because I'm not.... sad.....

i second that!
and i'm so high not even you and all your love could bring me down

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Re: TESTERS WANTED: New tour page
« Reply #8 on: January 17, 2007, 12:34:33 PM »
great idea looks like its working good

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Offline AnnaWaits

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Re: TESTERS WANTED: New tour page
« Reply #9 on: January 18, 2007, 06:33:22 AM »
That's so cool.  \m/
So much time, so little to say...

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Re: TESTERS WANTED: New tour page
« Reply #10 on: January 18, 2007, 01:20:31 PM »
Hi dudes,

An idea I've been thinking about for a while, and finally got round to putting together - and I want you to give it a test!

There's a new cut-down tour page here:
http://www.thesuburbs.org.uk/tour/

As you can see, it just has upcoming shows at the mo (previous dates coming soon). If you are logged in, you have the opportunity to mark yourself as an attendee!

It's pretty basic, but I thought I'd get you playing with it before I went on to make enhancements.

Let me know what you think! Cheers!

~A

Very cool - inspired by Last.fm's cunning new events calendar by any chance?

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Offline Andy

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Re: TESTERS WANTED: New tour page
« Reply #11 on: January 18, 2007, 03:31:24 PM »
Very cool - inspired by Last.fm's cunning new events calendar by any chance?

I don't use last.fm, so no! But I may pop along to see what they're doing with it...

My main idea was people could log all the shows they've been to (coming soon!), and also upcoming shows so 'burbians could meet up. Of course, it's all written for you guys, so any additional ideas/functions are most welcome!

Thanks for the feedback so far!

~A
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Re: TESTERS WANTED: New tour page
« Reply #12 on: January 19, 2007, 07:15:17 AM »
great idea, nice one!
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Offline Martin

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Re: TESTERS WANTED: New tour page
« Reply #13 on: January 19, 2007, 12:04:53 PM »

I don't use last.fm, so no! But I may pop along to see what they're doing with it...

My main idea was people could log all the shows they've been to (coming soon!), and also upcoming shows so 'burbians could meet up. Of course, it's all written for you guys, so any additional ideas/functions are most welcome!

Thanks for the feedback so far!

~A

Must be just a case of great minds thinking alike.

The Last.fm thing is very good for finding out when artists are playing as it matches up the music that you've been listening to with upcoming gigs - it's how I found out about Ben's latest tour.

Just an idea - when the shows have happened (and if you add old shows) it would be nice if users could enter the setlist for the show so that people could look back and see what songs Ben played at each gig. (Especially good for me as I'm rubbish at remembering setlists.)

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Offline Andy

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Re: TESTERS WANTED: New tour page
« Reply #14 on: January 19, 2007, 02:35:23 PM »
The Last.fm thing is very good for finding out when artists are playing as it matches up the music that you've been listening to with upcoming gigs - it's how I found out about Ben's latest tour.

I tried to find the ladt.fm one today, but I think you must have to be a member cause I couldn't find it! Ah well, from the sounds of it it's tailored for a different purpose, so there's probably not much to steal ;)

Just an idea - when the shows have happened (and if you add old shows) it would be nice if users could enter the setlist for the show so that people could look back and see what songs Ben played at each gig. (Especially good for me as I'm rubbish at remembering setlists.)

Thanks for the idea! You'l be pleased to hear it's part of the grand plan, my friend! Of course, that means we're all relying on those attending to note the setlists down! I recommend either taking a scrap of paper, or using the 'drafts' facility of your mobile phone's text messaging. Only jot them down every three songs or so - cause otherwise you'll miss out on valuable Ben experience! :D

~A
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