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Enable Event Calendar events to say "Registration is not yet open."

Enable Event Calendar events to say "Registration is not yet open."

I'm told by our organization that this is not possible, that if registration for an event, many of which are months away, is not yet open, the event listing automatically says "Registration is closed." This makes it appear that the event is full, or that the deadline has passed, surely costing us interested visitors and even reservations.

How can this be fixed?

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  • minisam commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I totally agree. Every year I have members who are confused as to why it says "Registration closed" and think they are doing something wrong.

  • slalom commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Alternatively, the message could be, "Registration will open on (start date)."

    Incidentally, "Registration is closed" is also kind of an unfriendly statement. It could be interpreted as "Registration is limited to certain people." If a deadline has passed, it would be nicer to say "Registration deadline has passed" or "... was (date)" or even "Sorry, registration for this event is full. Please contact _____ regarding a possible waiting list, or register for another event."

    But my main concern is that people will think the event is closed and will not know to come back.

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