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Old 29 May 2024, 08:07 PM   #1
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Question Anniversaries (in addition to Birthdays)

Would it be possible to add an "Anniversary" field (as in "Wedding Anniversary") in addition to the "Birthday" field in contacts, such new field to be optionally visible in the calendar as well?
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Old 29 May 2024, 09:20 PM   #2
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I would guess that you could create an anniversary as a 'contact' and enter the anniversary date in the 'Birthday' field?

Otherwise, raise a ticket with Fastmail support, and ask them directly.
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Old 29 May 2024, 10:22 PM   #3
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Let's see...

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I would guess that you could create an anniversary as a 'contact' and enter the anniversary date in the 'Birthday' field?

Otherwise, raise a ticket with Fastmail support, and ask them directly.
Thank you for your comment.

Let's see if more people are interested in the concept before raising a ticket.
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Old 30 May 2024, 03:46 AM   #4
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Let's see if more people are interested in the concept before raising a ticket.
Yes.___________
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Old 30 May 2024, 06:12 AM   #5
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A wedding anniversary is not the property of a contact, but rather is the property of a couple of contacts...
So if it is to go into the contacts list, one would need to create an object for the couple. But then this object should be somehow linked to the two contacts that form this couple, and the contact list has no concept of linking contacts. So perhaps the correct method is to form a group of two contacts, and then this group would need to have an "Anniversary" field...
Actually I don't see why this needs to go into the contacts list, unless the couple has some contact info that does not belong to either member of the couple (such as landline phone number? street address?)
Anyway I think most people would not need to have an anniversary item in more than one field (that is perhaps except for some Muslim men) and it's easy to just create a recurring all day event that recurs yearly indefinitely.
Other than that, if the contacts list is to have date items that automatically produce recurring items in the calendar, it would be nice to be able to create custom fields in contacts, and then these custom fields may include a date and recurrence criteria, (such as yearly, monthly., biweekly). Then one could perhaps add a monthly reminder to collect the rent from one's tenant, an annual reminder to visit the dentist, etc.
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Old 30 May 2024, 08:23 AM   #6
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Thumbs up Thanks for sharing

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A wedding anniversary is not the property of a contact, but rather is the property of a couple of contacts...
So if it is to go into the contacts list, one would need to create an object for the couple. But then this object should be somehow linked to the two contacts that form this couple, and the contact list has no concept of linking contacts. So perhaps the correct method is to form a group of two contacts, and then this group would need to have an "Anniversary" field...
Actually I don't see why this needs to go into the contacts list, unless the couple has some contact info that does not belong to either member of the couple (such as landline phone number? street address?)
Anyway I think most people would not need to have an anniversary item in more than one field (that is perhaps except for some Muslim men) and it's easy to just create a recurring all day event that recurs yearly indefinitely.
Other than that, if the contacts list is to have date items that automatically produce recurring items in the calendar, it would be nice to be able to create custom fields in contacts, and then these custom fields may include a date and recurrence criteria, (such as yearly, monthly., biweekly). Then one could perhaps add a monthly reminder to collect the rent from one's tenant, an annual reminder to visit the dentist, etc.
Thanks for sharing! Lots of ideas
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Old 30 May 2024, 02:09 PM   #7
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The Fastmail birthday calendar is limited in that the date is included in the calendar, but only refers back to the contact information. To include an additional anniversary field in that contact would presumably have the same result.

It makes more sense to create a calendar event, then one can get (not only a reminder of the date) the ability to get notifications in advance of the date. After all, if it's your German Aunt's upcoming birthday and you usually send her a greetings card, you will need that advance notification time.
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Old 31 May 2024, 05:56 AM   #8
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Let's see if more people are interested in the concept before raising a ticket.
Yes PPM it sounds like a good thing...... I wonder if they will do it??
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