We have just made the following changes to the #live:events category:
- Events may not be posted more than 60 days before the event date
- If a date is changed, and the new date is outside of this 60 day rule, you must make a new topic when the proposed date is within 60 days
- This conforms to the 60 day edit rule
- It allows for events that are closer to occurring to gain more coverage
- It stops events from being posted too far in advance for the sole purpose of claiming them
- It encourages higher quality, more thoughtful events
Q: I have an event that is already up that is more than 60 days away. Can I keep this?
Yes, but you must conform to the new rules of 60 days if you wish to change the date at all
Q: What about special events that may need more planning than 60 days?
If you believe there is a significant need for this, you are welcome to ask the moderators, but it is likely this will only be allowed for large events such as the IFVARB yearly summit, as one example
Q: How can I make sure I don’t have to make a new topic due to this rule?
The easiest way to do this is to not post the event right when it gets to 60 days before. If you leave it until a reasonable time, say a few weeks, you can then have the luxury of postponing for a longer time without having to make a new topic and event