With all the multiplayer activity around, we guys in the SRS organized meets but found it difficult to co-ordinate and get people together. We thought of setting up a calendar for it, but decided that it would be more useful if it was used by everyone. So here's a calendar to help multiplayer events gain more publicity and hopefully a better attendance. This calender is now being run by the multiplayer area moderators.
RSS Feed: http://src.byethost22.com/mpcalendar/rss.php
The Feed displays all the events that occur within one month from the present time.
How to use it:
Anyone can view the events and browse the calendar, but only registered users can add or edit events. Registration is forced to curb spam.
To register, you need to enter a username, password and email address. Whatever information you enter whilst signing up, will be visible only to you; other users cannot see it. After signing up, you can immediately log in and use your account - no email validation required.
WARNING: For added security, it is highly recommend that you choose unique a password that you have not used elsewhere.
Once registered and logged in, you can add your own events. The calendar is self-explanatory and is easy to use. You can edit your own events. If you'd like events to be editable by multiple users, you can mark them as public. Note that this will let anyone edit your event. Non-Public events can be edited only by you.
You can also add re-occurring events, such as weekly meet-ups. You don't have to add all the information there, there is a URL field which you can use to link to a post here or at your private forums, which contains all the details of the event. Please make it a point to fill in all the fields. Fields marked with an asterisk (*) are mandatory.
Why use it?
Hopefully this calendar will serve as a repository of all the happening multiplayer events at GTAForums. It'll make it easier for event organizers to reach out to more people and increase attendance at meets. It might also help with recruitment - anyone interested in joining your gang can join you in-game, interact with you, and get to know the gang better, and you can see if they are really good enough.
Please let me know of any problems/suggestions. Hope this calendar proves to be useful and helps people get to know the current events.