General
1. What is iCalendar?
2. How can I access iCalendar?
3. Who can access iCalendar?

Adding Events
4. Can any event be listed on iCalendar?
5. How do I add an event to iCalendar?
6. I've just added an event to iCalendar.  Why doesn't it show up?
7. How long will it take before my event is added to iCalendar listings?
8. My event is tonight!  Why can't you add my event to iCalendar now?

Searching for Events
9. Does I-Land verify events listed on iCalendar?
10. There is incorrect information listed on iCalendar about an event I submitted or am involved with.  How do I submit a correction?
11. There is incorrect information listed on iCalendar about an event I'm not involved with.  How do I submit a change?
12. Why do some events show up in every iCalendar view, even if they don't take place in the town or county I've selected?
13. How do I get my iCalendar event to show up in every town or county?

Rules of Use
14. What are the rules of use for I-Land's iCalendar?
15. Who do I contact with other questions about iCalendar?


1. What is iCalendar?

iCalendar is an Internet-based events listing that covers the entire I-Land service area in West-Central Missouri.  Developed for the exclusive use of I-land subscribers, iCalendar allows I-Landers to:

  • Add eventsiCalendar is a great way to inform others of events such as:  benefit auctions, school activities, and sports events.  If it's of general interest to our subscribers, we'll typically provide a free* listing on iCalendar.  * only I-Land subscribers may add event listings.

  • Search listings.  View and print a calendar of events in a traditional calendar grid format, in a running event list, or by specific event.  Want to know the events in a particular town or county?  No problem.  That information is just a click away!


2. How can I access iCalendar?

    Access iCalendar (while connected to the Internet via your I-Land account) at http://calendar.iland.net


3. Who can access iCalendar?

    Only subscribers of I-Land Internet Services have access to view and post iCalendar events.  As of the end of August, 2000, that translates to more than 12,750 households and businesses throughout West Central Missouri that can access iCalendar.  That makes I-Land the biggest "community" in the entire area! 


4. Can any event be listed on iCalendar?

    Events should be of general interest within some geographic portion of I-Land's service area.  Commercial events (unless also of general interest) do not qualify to be listed.  If you aren't sure that your event qualifies, you may submit it for our consideration.  We'll add it or send a quick response explaining why we could not.  Please do not submit events that are clearly strictly a commercial activity (i.e. "Big Kitchen Appliance Sale").

Example events we'd list:  school functions; board and council meetings; art exhibits; benefit auctions, plays and musical productions, concerts, sporting events, auto races, county fairs, church pancake suppers and other special events, craft & hobby shows, meetings of civic organizations.

Example events we wouldn't list:  strictly commercial activities; ongoing functions such as weekly services or year-long revivals; private/semi-private club meetings. 


5. How can I add an event to iCalendar?

From the iCalendar main page, choose "Add Events", then fill out the form for event submission.  If you are unsure if the time an event will end, or the event does not have a specific time that it is ending, just make the ending time be the same as the beginning time.  Also, be sure to correctly fill out the email address field with your email address.  That way, we can contact you with any problems on your submission, and can let you know when your event has been approved. 


6. I just added an event to iCalendar.  Why doesn't it show up?

   Events submitted to iCalendar are not automatically added directly to the calendar.  They must first be approved by I-Land's iCalendar administrator before being published to the live calendar. 


7. How long will it take before my event is added to iCalendar listings?

   Submitted events are typically approved (or declined) by the end of the next business day, if not sooner.  


8. My event is tonight!  Why can't you add my event to iCalendar now? 

    iCalendar is a free supplemental service for I-Land's subscribers.  But our first focus is on the access and hosting services that our customers pay for.  So we must administer iCalendar at the time that best fits the rest of our business schedule.  We recommend that you submit your event to iCalendar well in advance of the event itself. 


9. Does I-Land verify the events listed on iCalendar?

   If a submitted event is clearly fictitious, we won't list it, of course.  But in general, we do not verify each event, and make no representation as to the accuracy of specific event listing(s).  Intentionally false or misleading event submissions could result in immediate termination of a customer's service, among other actions. 


10. Incorrect info is listed on iCalendar about an event I submitted or am involved with.  How do I get it corrected? 

    Fill out another event submission form.  In the "event description", note that there was an error in the original event listing, and we'll update it if appropriate.  The time frame for this edit is the same as the time frame for the initial submission:  we will typically make necessary adjustments by the end of the business day after which the adjustment was submitted. 


11. Incorrect info is listed on iCalendar about an event I'm not involved with.  How do I get it corrected?

   Someone who is involved with the event should submit a corrected listing, noting the previous error.  If you have no contact at the event, email "calendar@iland.net".  We'll either contact someone connected to the event, or add a note on the event listing to warn of a reported possible error.  


12. Why do some events show up in every iCalendar view, even if they don't take place in the town or county I've selected? 

    If we feel an event is of general interest to many communities, not just those in a particular community or county, we may, at our discretion, "publish" the event to all communities.  Examples would include the Missouri State Fair and the Whiteman AFB Air Show. 


13. How do I get my iCalendar event to show up in every town or county?

   The iCalendar administrator decides which events will be published to "all communities". 


14. What are the rules of use for I-Land's iCalendar?

    The basic rules of use for all I-Land services are found in our Acceptable Use Policy.  In addition to the acceptable use policy, any intentionally false or misleading event submissions, or attempts to otherwise misuse or abuse I-Land's iCalendar may result in a response from I-land that could include immediate termination of a customer's service without refund.  


15. Who do I contact with other questions about iCalendar?

    If after reading this FAQ, you have more questions about use of (or policies regarding) iCalendar, send an email to calendar@iland.net.  Your question will be answered within the following business day, if not before.  

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