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When creating some Chat event on my site, I usually go to the Chat Room's info and there I schedule my event.

But, if I want the users to notice that, I also need to add it in the Community Bulletin. Manually.

There are some differences in the two tools:

The Schedule Chat Event has a Description, a Date and a Duration. The Community Bulletin is more or less the same, but as an addendum, we can set an URL, usually pointing to the Meta question that concerns that announcement on the Bulletin; and we can also decide when the announcement will be on the bulletin, deciding the start and end date.

Like I said, all of this is currently done manually. I honestly think that this double task could be one (given the technical aspect won't be a problem). My feature-request is to automatically add the event in the Community Bulletin.

I'm not sure if this is easy to add to the current tools, but although it's not a "fatal" error/bug, it would simplify the setting of new events.

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I thought this already happened? –  Neil Fein Jun 30 '12 at 18:32
    
@NeilFein I expected it to happen the first time too, but nope, it doesn't. You have to do it manually. –  Alenanno Jun 30 '12 at 18:38
    
Are you sure this doesn't happen for the same extremely brief period of time the System Message used to show up? Granted this would work better, but I think it shows the message all of 15 minutes before the event –  Ben Brocka Jun 30 '12 at 20:46
    
@BenBrocka Yes, it shows in the System Message. But (1) that's too close to the event, I want to advertise it for a longer time (as others do), and (2) I can't use the SM for that, while I can use the CB for that. In any case, I'm not asking for something "new", but rather to make something that already exists easier to use (or automatic). –  Alenanno Jun 30 '12 at 21:42
    
FWIW, this is mostly implemented - however, the bulletin event won't be added until about an hour before the chat event begins (same as the old system messages). –  Shogging through the snow Mar 4 '13 at 21:46
    
@Shog9 Ah thanks for letting me know. Are there plans for making it appear as soon as the event is added instead? –  Alenanno Mar 4 '13 at 23:35

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Chat events used to be added to the community bulletin 1 hour before the event started.

This has been updated to (mostly) fulfill the feature request:

All one-off (i.e., non-recurring) chat events are added to the community bulletin almost as soon as the event is created (they should appear within about 15 minutes of the chat event's creation).

Note that this does not apply to any chat event that is set up as a recurring event. It becomes much more technically difficult to deal with recurring events, so we're declining to implement the request on those.

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Worth noting that chat events currently generate system messages:

Example

Where instead they should generate bulletin posts.

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It has actually been said in the comments. :P –  Alenanno Feb 2 '13 at 19:56

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