Fixometer: how to create an event

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After logging in to Restarters.net, you’ll find a section for upcoming Restart Parties by clicking on the ‘Events’ button at the very top of the page. To create a new event, click the Create new event button on the top right of that events page.

This form is similar to the one used to edit your group’s profile. Please note, all of the data you fill in on this form will be publicly available on the Restart Project website.

  • Party Name – the name of the venue/neighbourhood where your party will happen
  • Date – the date of your event
  • Start and End – these fields will automatically default to 3 hours, but can be manually adjusted.
  • Event group – select the group running the event
  • Venue address – to help people find you and to geocode the location of your event on the map.
  • Description – used to describe the event
  • Image – you can upload an image to use to promote the event if you would like.

When finished, hit Create event and your party will be published to the The Restart Project’s website pending admin confirmation. Confirmation should take no longer than 2 working days and will usually be quicker.

:warning: Still waiting for confirmation after 2 working days? Message @james to get it sorted.

Naming your party

How you name your party makes a huge difference to how it displays on the website and how people find where you are. Here’s how they display on each page:


^ How events are displayed on the Restart Project events page.


^ How events are displayed on the Restart Project homepage

Here’s what to do (and not to do):

Do

  • Make it easy for someone to find the location of the party. Use the venue name and, if helpful to do so, the neighbourhood or region where the venue is located.
  • Make sure your location is set correctly on your group page
  • Include all of the specific details about your event (exact location, link to booking, times, what to bring, etc.) in the event description.

Don’t

  • Use the venue’s full address and/or postcode, or the date, as the event title. This information should be included in the event description.
  • Title your event “Restart Party”, “Repair Café”, or any other variant of a community repair event title. People viewing this page will expect a community repair event (regardless of what it is called), and we want them to be able to find, at a glance, where repair is happening.

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