Events has long been in what Facebook calls “maintenance mode.” Basically, the very popular feature has had only a small dedicated team of engineers keeping the lights on, making sure you could smack a photo on the cover and tell people about your event. The progression toward something more usable started about a year ago.
The first section of this article was devoted to explaining why people never ‘declined’ events. Which is not something that I understood, because I’ll happily hit ‘decline’ on events. If you’re running a week of events, make a week’s worth of event pages – don’t create one event that lasts an entire week. It blocks out my entire calendar and makes it near-impossible to create events around it. And thus, I’ll decline, just to get the stupid thing out of the way.1
- This complaint might also be leveled at Apple, for the way they included Facebook integration in Calendar for OS X and iOS, but I’m still going to be mad at the people who actually make these events. ↩