Thanks for addressing this issue. I struggle with how I think this might be improved too, and like @pacharanero’s suggestions. The idea of a icon that turns into a icon is clever. I always liked the evite options - we could look at those for inspiration… they allow you to say “maybe” or “no” which is helpful information as well, along with a quick note to everybody. I think the copy for these options was customizable, but I think that’s overkill.
Funny coincidence: the folks over at discourse are just now responding to a feature request I added to let polls be used for RSVP back in the day before this plugin existed. Any way to have a single option poll with just one option to choose from? - support - Discourse Meta
That topic has a screenshot of a single option poll with text I wrote to try to make it fun and engaging.
Yes, I’m in! See you Friday!
Perhaps a solution would be to make this customizable on a per event basis, with a default filled in? Might end up having mixed results, if event creators don’t know what they are doing.
On the other hand, maybe we should slash through all this complexity and just rename the button to ‘RSVP’ from
Going. When you select it you turn it blue. The number of attendees is changed from eg
1 Going to just the number e.g.
1 or if that is too small for a finger press target, use a group icon.
Adding a screenshot so we can see it as we discuss it.
Meanwhile, I also think the
Add to Calendar button is confusing and takes up alot of real estate. What calendar am I empowered to add this to? The site calendar? My own calendar? I think this could just be shortened to
Calendar and if someone clicks on it they will see what happens.
To respond to the OP…
I like the thinking behind this. My members do not know what to do with the
Going button either and they would likely be misled by a
RSVP button. Perhaps if a URL method could be provided to trigger the RSVP action that would be pretty nifty… we could put the spelled out call to action in a post or even in an email or social media post.