Anselm Lingnau

Dance lists in the database now are no longer automatically made “active” when they are edited. Instead there is a “Make List Active” button near the “Edit List” button on a list's detail page which you can use to make a list active.

The “active” list is the one that gets dances added to it via the “Add to List” button on a dance's detail page. If you create a new list that list is still implicitly made active; the only change is that editing a list doesn't make that list active.

The reason for the change is that I'm looking through previous class logs to find dances for our upcoming ball – which if the ball list is active is easy because you can click on a dance and from its detail page add it to that list. However, if for any reason you edit a previous class log (e.g., to make it public) then that list used to become active, so you had to go back to the ball list to make that active again, etc., which was annoying.

Note that you can edit a list whether or not it is active, so you don't need to make it active just to edit it. Also note that you don't need to explicitly make list A inactive before making list B active.

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· · Posted by Anselm Lingnau · 24 November 2014 14:39

Anselm Lingnau

The update seems to have gone through OK – it was a bigger job than originally planned but the system is now in as good a shape as it ever was.

We're also just half an hour of programming and a 2-hour import run of nearly 70.000 messages away from getting the Strathspey Archive back on track. There are a few loose ends to be tied up (e.g., dealing with the address rewriting that the nasty AOL/Yahoo! DMARC business inflicted on us earlier this year), but I'm quite positive it won't be long now. This goes hand in hand with an updated version of www.strathspey.org, which means I get to finally get rid of the previous version of the framework. Yay!

As always, if you find any anomalies or have other questions, suggestions, or criticism then do let me know.

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· · Posted by Anselm Lingnau · 20 November 2014 1:59

Scottish country dancing on the BBC (RSCDS News)

Viewers in the UK may have seen trailers for a new BBC4 TV series Dancing cheek to cheek; an intimate history of dance, which starts on Monday 17 November at 9.00pm.  The second programme, on 24th November, features Scottish country dancing, with presenters Lucy Worsley and Len Goodman joining in with members of the RSCDS London Branch. Click here for more information.

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· · Posted by RSCDS News · 18 November 2014 18:00

Anselm Lingnau

The my.strathspey status updates now include news from the “News“ page of the RSCDS web site at www.rscds.org. These are “scraped“ from the actual site at regular intervals as the Society does not publish an RSS or Atom feed (which would be the usual method).

Unfortunately, news items on the RSCDS site do not carry a date, which is why we get a whole bunch of them at one go (the Strathspey system needs to catch up, and we can't easily back-date them to where they ought to belong in the stream). From now on only new items should show up, though.

This is a side benefit of work that I'm doing in order to move the www.strathspey.org site over to the current platform. Devotees of the Strathspey Archive will be pleased to know that the new archive implementation seems to work well on my machine (including PostgreSQL-based full-text search in past postings), and this will also be available on the public server in due course.

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· · Posted by Anselm Lingnau · 14 November 2014 15:56

Spring Fling Dance (RSCDS News)

The closing date for submissions of new Spring Fling dances has been extended, to allow for technical difficulties recently experienced. The new closing date is Monday 24th November 2014.

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· · Posted by RSCDS News · 14 November 2014 15:51

Spring Fling Prices (RSCDS News)

After a budget redraft, we are pleased to announce that we have been able to reduce prices for this event, as shown below: RSCDS Members

Resident in 3 bed room

£115.00

Resident in 2 bed room

£130.00

Musicians Course attendee accompanying SF dancer

£75.00

Non-resident

£70.00

 

Non-RSCDS Members

Resident in 3 bed room

£130.00

Resident i…

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· · Posted by RSCDS News · 14 November 2014 15:51

AGM & Conference Weekend 2014 summary (RSCDS News)

What a great AGM & Annual Conference Weekend! We hope everyone who attended had a fantastic time. Click here for a summary of the meeting, together with highlights of the weekend. If you weren't there - why not think about coming next year?

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· · Posted by RSCDS News · 14 November 2014 15:51

Book now for Summer School 2015! (RSCDS News)

Online booking for Summer School 2015 has now opened; the early-bird booking discount (10%) has been applied to prices, and this will last until 31st January 2015. Read more…..

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· · Posted by RSCDS News · 14 November 2014 15:51

Youth Workshop in St Andrews (RSCDS News)

We will be running a Youth Workshop (ages 12 - 35) in St Andrews on Saturday 29th November 2014, in collaboration with SUSCDF  (Scottish Universities Scottish Country Dance Festival). Click here for the day's programme

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· · Posted by RSCDS News · 14 November 2014 15:51

Leeds Youth Workshop (RSCDS News)

Come and join us in Leeds on 17th January 2015 for an exciting workshop for dancers aged 12 - 35, followed by an evening dance.  Read more….

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· · Posted by RSCDS News · 14 November 2014 15:51

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