|Other people can add events to public calendars||recover||9/10/12 2:57 AM|
I am the author of a week number calendar (and it's very popular). As you can see in the screenshot I've made the blue circles with the week numbers. As you can also see, someone else has somehow managed to invite the calendar to an event (the normal event). This should not be possible. I have had other instances where events have popped up from other users. It appears that somehow, there is a way for other people to add events to my calendar, and EVERYONE subscribed to it will see the events. I consider this a big flaw in sharing calendars and I'm surprised this issue is still around since it has existed for some time.
I have disabled invitations by checking the radiobox in the settings "Do not show invitations."
This is a real issue and I want a google engineer to take a look at it. I have talked with the person who accidentally did this, and according to him the issue began when he was using an Android app. Previous instances of this problem also seems to have been accidental, as seemingly normal events such as "Lunch at XYZ" have also popped up.
You can find my week number calendar at: https://sites.google.com/site/gcalweeknumbers/
|Re: Other people can add events to public calendars||KatherineG||9/10/12 5:00 PM|
Hey there! Looking into this and will let you know when I have some further info for you.
|Re: Other people can add events to public calendars||recover||9/13/12 1:31 PM|
Hello again. I have talked to Katherine and she has talked with another Google engineer about this problem. Here is a summary of what were discussed. I'm posting it here for the record, hope it will be useful for others. Based on this discussion, I believe that I will continue to remove these events as they come up, as I have done so far.
Thanks to Katherine for her effort!