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Problem with recurring events

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Dear Todoist
I am trying to feed recurring events on the "quick route". Meaning: i am trying to feed the following text to have an event recurring two or more times a week. The texts I have fed are:

every mon, tue
every mon, tue at 14:00
every Mon, Tue, Wed, Fri @ 14:00
every Mon, Tue, Wed, Fri at 14:00

All these have no result and the event does not recur and appears only in the first day specified

Please your help

Thanks in advance

Meir

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David Trey staff
Replied on Oct 13, 2013 - 07:07

Hello Meir,

All of the formats you've mentioned are correct and I've just checked - all work correctly.

Please tell me:
- Which browser are you using?
- Can you reproduce this issue in a different browser?
- Are you entering these dates within the "Due date" field?
- When you complete or postpone such task, to what next occurrence is it being moved exactly?


Best regards,
David

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hagfana
Replied on Oct 14, 2013 - 04:39

Hello David

I am using google Chrome browser

I signed in with explorer browser and tried to save the event to recur twice in the same week, but it does not work. the event only gets programed to occur once in a week - the first one requested

I am definitely entering the dates in the 'Due date' field. ht eone in which the calendar pops up

I do not quite understand your last question. when I complete a task, I check the box, a line gets drawn over the text, and it disappers

Yours

Meir

David Trey staff
Replied on Oct 14, 2013 - 06:42

Meir,

Please tell me - what version of Chrome are you using and in what language do you use Todoist?

Unfortunately, I still can't reproduce this issue. I set a task to "every Mon, Tue, Wed, Fri at 14:00" and it becomes due Today, then when I check it off, it goes to Tomorrow, then Wednesday, then Friday and then next Monday and so on.


Best regards,
David

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hagfana
Replied on Oct 15, 2013 - 03:40

Hi David

I think I now understand the source of my problem (and it has nothing to do with the version of the Chrome browser). Before trying this format of recurring events I entered weekly recurring events one for each day. Meaning: one task for Tuesday, one for Wednesday, One for Thursday Etc'. Then I was able to see each similar task with different date seperately in the '7 days view' each in it's day. This is very comfortable for me in reviewing my coming week.
In the format we are speaking of you have to check today's task to be able to see tomorrow. So Todoist refers to this as one task with stages dependent on checking the former stage. While I wanted to use this feeding format to save me from feeding two or more singular tasks...

What do you think?

Thanks for everything

Meir

David Trey staff
Replied on Oct 15, 2013 - 06:58

Meir,

So the task itself works correctly, but you wanted to see each recurrence on your weekly overview? That's how recurrences work, you see the next occurrence and if you postpone or complete it, the task is moved to the next one.

This way, if you have a lot of standard recurring tasks, you will not see all of them on the 7 days list and miss something that's important and scheduled just for one of the upcoming days.

Of course, if you would prefer to see each task there, you can set 4 different tasks, due:
- every Mon @ 14:00
- every Tue @ 14:00
- every Wed @ 14:00
- every Fri @ 14:00


Best regards,
David

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hagfana
Replied on Oct 17, 2013 - 03:00

Hi David

Well, I did try to use the recuring events in a way that will save me from writing 4 different tasks. If it is not possible...well I will do the "hard work" :-) and feed 4 or more fifferent tasks.

BTW, it could be a feature of Todoist premium: a recurring task in one feed that can be ether date dependent or not. It could convince me to upgrade to premium...

Thanks for everything

Yours

Meir

David Trey staff
Replied on Oct 17, 2013 - 06:57

Meir,

Technically, you can use date dependent and independent recurring tasks in a sense that, if you set a task to "every 4 days", it will recur 4 days after its past instance and will always use the 4 day interval to set the new occurrence.

However, if you set it to "after 4 days", then it will not consider its past due date, but get moved 4 days after the date you complete it on.


Best regards,
David

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hagfana
Replied on Oct 19, 2013 - 07:07

Thanks David, very much, for your help

I will use a different task for each weekly repetition. it seems the best option

Meir