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Three techy questions about Events:

I notice that several I've been invited to won't allow me to decline (grrr) The Fix: Select "Maybe". The drop-down button will change a moment later, and you can then select "No".

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Can you stop them appearing in Google Calendar? The Fix: Calendar settings > General tab > Automatically add invitations to my calendar: choose "No" and click Save at the bottom of the page

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Does anyone know how to stop these an event from continually coming back into my notifications here? I wasn't interested the first time so I'm not interested now that you've changed the time (etc). I'm hoping there's a better option than just blocking these people one by one. It's not efficient to have to block every person who invites me to their weekend barbecue in Guatemala, for example.
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I haven't explored Events properly yet, but they all sound like reasonable annoyances and I'm going to assume they're just bugs which haven't been ironed out yet...
I'll get back to you if I find anything useful. :)
 
I know that if you go to your calendar, you can go to the settings and set it to not allow events to be added to your calendar unless you respond yes or maybe.
 
For your second question there is a setting in Google calendar that you can change to stop these events appearing on your calendar.
Elisa T
 
+Farran Lee I live in hope! How sad that I was desperately hoping they'd better integrate Calendar with Plus... this isn't quite how I'd imagined ;)
 
Not sure qabout question one.
Question 2 - you can go into calender settings and make adjustments there.
Question 3 - go into "settings" (the round thing on right hand top of page) and scroll down. You will see "events" and cllick off the notifications there.
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Ah, excellent, thank you +Andrew Eva and +Eoin Bartley , I'd seen that option ages ago but it hadn't meant much until now :)
 
Question 1: I just had the same issue. I clicked "maybe", then after reloading the page, I was able to change the maybe to "no". Seems like a bug not a setting.
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+miriam dunn does that affect notifications or only emails? I might be looking in the wrong place but I'm only seeing the email checkboxes :/
Elisa T
 
+Bryan Jones I hope so. It'd be nice if "no" stopped them coming back.
 
Guys please fill out the send feed back form with these complaints. More complaints made the weight they are resolved.

However don't put sole blame on the application. There are far far too many people abusing the events feature and they are not using it correctly. Blame them.
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I think it's a "feature", +Bryan Jones , I've just tried it on Firefox and you're correct... you can select "No" only after changing it to "Maybe". What buffoon programmer thought that was appropriate, I've no idea...
 
If it's a "feature" it's an awful one.
 
Maybe this is meant for the ever growing number of people that want to be part of everything but can't decide: so it's yes, no, maybe all at the same time.
Elisa T
 
Apparently the powers that be have listened to the likes of Wil Wheaton, and will be rolling out an option for us to limit who can invite us to things. I feel bad for the celebrities getting invited to things non-stop.
 
If they pay the airfare, I will gladly join them in their barbecue in Guatemala...
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