Signing up for an event is too long and non-obvious

Bug #600134 reported by Rory McCann
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Bug Description

Signing up for an event is too long and non-obvious.

Currently after going to an event page, you have to click on a 'Register for this event' link (not the best wording, how about a call to action "I'm coming!"), then go to another page and change your 'attending status' (which is a overtly formal and strange way to word that you're going to an event), and the options are "attending", "might be attending", "not attending". Saying "My attending status is attending" is a convolunted and unfriendly way to say "I'm coming". It requires extra mental effort on the users part to figure out that they have said "I'm coming".

Also, in order to say that you're not coming, you need to click on the link for 'register for this event', which one would assume is only used for registering for an event.

I suggest something more like Facebook's event's pages. At an event page, there should be a link/button that says "I'm coming". Clicking it will sign the user up to the event. There should be no interstital page to choose your attendance status. As well as a "I'm coming" button/link, it should have a "I might attend" and "I'm not going"button/links with similar functionality.

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Daniel Holbach (dholbach) wrote :

Thanks for the bug report.

Changed in loco-directory:
importance: Undecided → Medium
status: New → Triaged
tags: added: events ui
rww (rww)
Changed in loco-directory:
assignee: nobody → Robert Wall (robertwall)
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rww (rww) wrote :

I agree that a one-click-and-you're-RSVPed approach would be an improvement. I'm not sure how to handle the "Additional Guests" functionality, though. One option would be setting it to 0 and making an obvious way of changing it afterwards. Another would be adding an input box for it next to the buttons mentioned in the bug description. Thoughts?

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Daniel Holbach (dholbach) wrote :

<dholbach> rww: I like the former: make it obvious and simple to attend, and obvious to add guests later on

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Rory McCann (rorymcc) wrote :

How about a one-click-button-to-RSVP, which will set your number of guests to 0. Then it'll say "You're coming to this event :) [ I'm bringing guests ] [ I'm not coming :( ]". Where "[ this ]" is a button. Clicking on 'I'm bring guests' will allow you to add extra guests. If you are bringing guests this means 2 button presses.

I suggest adding the smilie faces to the text to encourage positive happy emotions for coming to events (since we all want to encourage as many people as possible to come). I also suggest a big gap before "I'm not coming" to prevent accidental button clicks (cf. Fitt's Law).

rww (rww)
Changed in loco-directory:
assignee: Robert Wall (robertwall) → nobody
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Rory McCann (rorymcc) wrote :

I have created a branch to fix this bug. here: https://code.launchpad.net/~rorymcc/loco-directory/bug-600134

The relevant patch to add the 3 buttons is here: http://bazaar.launchpad.net/~rorymcc/loco-directory/bug-600134/revision/264

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Chris Johnston (cjohnston) wrote :

Rory, I like the idea of the three buttons.. Could you update the patch to make it current?

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Ronnie (ronnie.vd.c) wrote :

I made some redesigns of the event detail page. I think this wil solve the problem:

http://img69.imageshack.us/img69/3192/event1z.png
http://img40.imageshack.us/img40/4746/event2pl.png
http://img580.imageshack.us/img580/7658/event3.png

I would be happy if someone would code this into the page

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