I've updated the chapter announcements page to give it some new functionality and a tiny bit nicer to look at. I'm hoping everyone will find the new functionality a bit easier to understand and use.
First, past announcements will now drop off - meaning you won't have to wade through past events to get to the good stuff. This existed in a previous build of the site but due to revamps it somehow got removed - but it's back now! Second, I've sorted everything to display next coming events first and further away events last. Third, pinned events will always show and are now green to make them easier to see. Finally, if you want to search for an old event or announcement, you can by checking the Show All Dates checkbox. Be warned! This will probably load some really old events. So I recommend using that in conjunction with the search box to narrow in on the event you are looking for.
I've revamped the look of the announcement editor in the hopes it will be easier to use. I've also added a "Make Inactive" box if you want an event to disappear immediately. As an admin, you'll also have a new checkbox on the listings page which will let you find inactive events as well. That can come in handy if you accidentally mark an event inactive by mistake and need to re-activate it. IMPORTANT: Announcements (not events) will never disappear unless you mark them as inactive. If not pinned, they will eventually get buried, though. So if you need an announcement to go away, mark it inactive. In the future I may add a way to set an end-date for announcements so it will disappear after some time.
That's it for now. Let me know if you think these changes have helped.