Help improve the sessions section
Hey everyone, I’d like to enlist your help if I may. It’s about the sessions section of this site:
It has been going strong for many years now, but a lot of people have been complaining about how out-of-date the information is. To try to rectify that, I made a change a while back that allows *anyone* to edit the details of a session (not just the person who originally submitted the session).
So I was thinking: if everybody took a little time to check the sessions near them and updated any details that needed updating, then it would make an enormous difference to the usefulness of that part of the site.
The quickest way to see which sessions are listed near you is to go to your member profile, add your location (if you haven’t already) and click on the “nearby sessions” link under your map. Alternatively you can simply do a search for your town or area from the sessions section:
Here’s the important bit: how to remove a session that is no longer running…
Please *don’t* edit the name or address of the venue in an attempt to remove it. Instead simply deselect whichever day or days are currently selected. Once you do that, the session will be marked as defunct and will no longer appear in search results.
And, of course, if you know of a session near you that isn’t already listed, please feel free to add it:
(but be sure to do a search first to make sure it isn’t already listed).
I understand why people are so frustrated with the out-of-date information in the sessions section. In hindsight, it was a mistake to have sessions only be editable by the person who submitted it for all those years. But now that the site is working more along the lines of the Wikipedia model, I think there’s a real opportunity to make the sessions section much more useful.
If you see a session with the wrong days listed, click “edit session details” and update the schedule.
If you see a session with the wrong or incomplete address, click “edit session details” and update the details.
If you see a session that you know is no longer running, click “edit session details” and deselect whichever days are currently selected in the schedule.
If you have any further information to offer about a session, please leave a comment.
One of my goals with running this site is to help people get together and play music together face-to-face …not just computer-to-computer. 😉 I’d really appreciate your help with this.