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Old 08-03-2011, 10:48 AM   #1
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I know I may just be having a brain fart, but I cannot find where on the web site to submit celebrations to be announced in the Podcast. Can someone help me out please?

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Old 08-03-2011, 11:27 AM   #2
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Go to the podcast page (I go to the home screen and click the podcast link in the left column or scroll down to the very bottom of this page and you'll see a podcast link under "Features") and from there click the "subscribe" link in the left column again (it's in the "About" section at the top).

This usually takes me to my podcasts page but sometimes it tells me to login, in which case I go back and try again or refresh. At the top of your podcast page there should be something that says "Announce a Celebration" and that's the form to fill out. If anyone knows a simpler way let me know!
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Old 08-04-2011, 06:21 AM   #3
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Thanks for trying, but that didn't work. When I do the steps you suggest, I get a message that states:

Our records show that you have already registered under the name of Poohj80. If you have lost your password, click here. If you would like to modify your profile, click here.


I can't find the page with the celebrations link when I am logged in.
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My Desktop - PassPorter's Club Concierge Desk - click on My Podcasts on left hand side of that page, then click on Announce a Celebration on the yellow bar at the top of that page.
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My Desktop - PassPorter's Club Concierge Desk - click on My Podcasts on left hand side of that page, then click on Announce a Celebration on the yellow bar at the top of that page.
Thank you SO much!

Now...how would I find that page from the home page if I didn't have the link above?
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www . passporter . com / desk (I had to type it out with extra spaces or it owuld automatically make it a link)
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www . passporter . com / desk (I had to type it out with extra spaces or it owuld automatically make it a link)
Thansk and sorry if I sound dense, but I have really had issues navigating your page since I found your Podcast.

Is there a link to www . passporter . com / desk from www.passporter.com or the Podcast page PassPorter Moms Podcast (#80): Disney Speed Planning with Justine Fellows with Special Guest Justine Fellows or do I just need to bookmark it?
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I submitted a celebration two weeks ago, but when it didn't make the podcast I thought it was because I got it in too late and the podcast was recorded a bit early. When it still wasn't included last week, it makes me think I'm not doing something right. I used the celebration link, but this is the 2nd time I have submitted a celebration and have it not go through.

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Yes, it was because the podcast was recorded early due to our travel. The only thing you could have done differently is allow at least three weeks before your celebration date, as we don't pre-record podcasts that far in advance and thus we'd see your celebration in time.
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And I guess once the date passes, you don't do a belated celebration notice?
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Hi poohj80,

The database does not alert us to celebrations that have already passed. If you would like, schedule it for a date in the next few weeks and just note that it is a belated celebration.
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I give up!

I have tried submitting different celebrations for almost two years and none have been mentioned on the podcast. The last one I submitted was for a celebration starting Oct 10th but I just listened to last week's podcast and it was not included yet again. I don't know what I could be doing wrong but might there be an issue with the process which notifies you of submissions (and maybe others are having similar issues and that's why there are so few celebrations to announce)?
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I do see that you submitted several celebrations -- they are all in the database. So I went back to look at my code that picks out the celebrations. It takes the start of the "podcast week," converts it to unix time, and then adds 604,800 seconds to it (one week). Then the code looks at the database where the celebration date is greater than the podcast start time and less than the podcast end time, and returns everything it finds. Because I was converting everything to seconds, it didn't seem likely that someone's celebration would be the exact time as the "greater than" time. But that's exactly what yours was, Once I widened the window for podcast start/end by just one second, your celebration appeared. So this WAS a problem with my code. I am sorry. And I believe I have fixed it for future celebrations.

I am modifying your last celebration (the one on the 10th) so that it appears in THIS week's podcast, belated.
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Just a note: I went back through several of our recent podcasts to see if there were other missed celebrations, but I don't see any.
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