As the feature is now, People are not even able to see availability if the time falls within the "Minimum Scheduling Notice". I'd like to allow them to see unscheduled times, and request a possible scheduling. Just blanking it out is not an optimal solution.
Of course, I don't want people to be able to automatically schedule meetings with extremely short notice. This is handled with the "Minimum Scheduling Notice" option under Availability -> Advanced. However, I may want them to be able to see that I'm not actively booked at a particular time and I may want them to actually be able to request the scheduling of a meeting on short-term.
See the attached screen shot. As you can see it is March 5th around 9:45. I am ACTUALLY available up until 12pm, but the app shows I'm totally unavailable. Users should be able to see something like "10:00 - Request Short-notice meeting" or something like that. This has cause me no end of frustration with short-term scheduling with my clients.
A solution proposed by Product Support at Calendly was to (and I'm quoting from the support response here
"You can, however, insert a description for the event stating that short notice meetings are upon request.
If that's ok with you, then you can remove the minimum scheduling notice and allows books to happen at a moment's notice. Then, if you agree with the time selected, you can move forward. If not, you can cancel the meeting.
Of course, though, this doesn't offer the best experience for your invitees, which is why we have hard coded labels around booking with or without a minimum notice."
That of course in not a real "solution", but a manual hack. The entire point of any automation services is to allow users to create useful rules that alleviate the burden of manual manipulation. I'm simply suggesting a new useful rule. Leaving my event wide-open means that I would be manually having to monitor all meeting requests. Not very user friendly and defeats the purpose.
One solution would be to allow them to request, but not automatically book. Then send a confirmation message to the account holder to either confirm the short-notice book, or deny it. That way, requestors could see that there is a possibility to book, but would allow account owners to control if that short-notice booking occurs.
Also, it's kind of a parallel reverse problem encountered by the Original Poster of this Idea/Issue
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