Slot limit by column

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jberman
Slot limit by column

This is a version of the issue described in https://ivolunteer.com/multiple-signups-same-time-slot-same-volunteer where a volunteer may sign up for overlapping time slots.

One easy solution to this problem I'd like to see implemented is to restrict number of slots per column. This would let you design your event with the task listed in each row and the shift listed in each column.

Just a feature request, I understand it may not be top priority. Thanks!

tad
Slot Limits by Event, Task or Slot

Thank you for the feedback! I will add the suggestion to limit sign-ups per column/row the existing feature requests, and see if we can take a new look at preventing sign-ups to slots with overlapping times.

Meanwhile, here is a review of the Slot Limit feature currently in the system...

Limit the number of times that a volunteer can sign up for...
...an event (under Events > Settings > Display > Slot Limit per Volunteer for Event).
...a task within an event (under Events > Signup Sheet Design > a task tab > More Task Options > Sign-up Limit per Volunteer for Task)

...a slot within a task (under Events > Signup Sheet Design > a task tab > More Task Options > Sign-up Limit per Volunteer per Slot)

For the purpose of these limits you can define a "sign up" as either a volunteer's email or the volunteers's email plus their full name (under Events > Settings > Display > Count Slot Limits and Group Restrictions by).

 

tad
Disallow a Volunteer in Conflicting Time Slots

The latest release features a new option, Disallow a Volunteer in Conflicting Time Slots (under Events > Settings > Display).

  • This is unchecked by default for compatibility with the previous behavior.
  • Administrators are asked if they want to override the restriction when adding or moving individual volunteers in the Manage tab.
  • A volunteer is matched on either email or email + full name depending on the setting A Volunteer is Counted by (also under Events > Settings > Display).
  • A slot is conflicting if it overlaps with another slot's time frame within the same event, inclusive of "from" time, exclusive of "to" time and exclusive of open-ended "to" time.
    e.g. The following example time frames are conflicting:
                    8:00am-9:00 and 8:30am-9:30am
                    8:00am-9:00 and 8:30am
                    8:00am-9:00 and 8:00am
                    8:00am and 8:00am
    e.g. The following example time frames are NOT conflicting:
                    8:00am-9:00 and 9:00am-10:00am
                    8:00am-9:00 and 9:00am
                    8:00am and 8:01am