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Old 05-26-2009, 07:47 PM   #1
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online tool for scheduling pick-up games

A group of us like to play pick-up games of ultimate frisbee. Unfortunately, we never know how many people are going to show. So instead of showing up and finding we only have three people, I'd like to have a web based tool that people could go to and see how many people are coming today and mark boxes by their name.

So the page would basically look like this
Person    Su  M  Tu  W  Th  F  Sa
George    X       X     X   X
Michael   X       X  X      X  X
Then on days when enough people (say at least 6) could come it would either make that column green or email everyone on the list saying we were playing that day. Or maybe we'd only pick one day per week and have two weeks showing at a time and decide the best day based on how many people could show.

I'm not averse to building my own site, but if there's something already in existence, I'd rather not reinvent the wheel.

Any other suggestions are welcome. I'm sure I'm not the first person with this problem...
Old 05-26-2009, 08:19 PM   #2
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While I am constantly impressed by the width and breadth of the open source software community...I am almost positive that nobody has developed (or at least made public) a web scheduling tool for ultimate frisbee.

I think this is something you would have to take on yourself. Though I would think an email of "Hey, who wants to play on friday?" to all of your friends would be just as effective, while being orders of magnitude easier.
Old 05-26-2009, 10:57 PM   #3
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Well, we've tried the email route with limited success. In my head it sounded nice to be able to look at a website before I left the office to see if I should bother going since it's not on the way home. Plus, at work they've started blocking all non-work email access. So I either have to violate company policy and use my work email for personal use or go home or the library first to check my email to see if we're playing since a lot of people seem to decide last minute whether they're coming or not.

And the tool doesn't need to be specific to ultimate. I thought maybe some tool for meetings or e-vites would be just as effective. The problem I've had so far is that none of the ones I blundered across let EVERYONE see who had accepted. Only the person controlling the meeting/invite could see who was coming. Not to mention I wanted to have the flexibility of people clicking on multiple days they were available. From there we could pick a day that week that worked for most people.

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