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  1. Submitting feedback should be a two step process GH2757/2758

    When submitting feedback for an event there should be a two-step process - after entering the information and clicking a button - but before submitting for good - a "view" page should show how the feedback will eventually appear, warn the user that once submitted the feedback can't be changed, and allow the user to go back and edit some more. This is pretty standard for feedback and survey forms.

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  2. No leader permission requests without valid waiver.

    If a participant making a request to sign up for a trip does not have a valid waiver, the system should inform the requester directly to resolve the matter before sending the request to the trip leader. As it is now, the system relays the request to the trip leader without regard to waiver status, resulting in a waste of time and effort when a requester's waiver is not valid.

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  3. Improve file upload and download: bulk/mutiple files and drag-and-drop

    Allow multiple files to be "bulk" upload and download from a folder. Allow drag-and-drop to upload one or more files to a folder.

    3 votes
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  4. Branch admins should be able to schedule an activity for any of their committee's leaders SD643

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    This is important for people who want to help with admin on the website but don't want to be on every single committee roster when they aren't actually doing much work regularly for that committee.

    Needs to work for scheduling, trips, clinics & seminars, and course activities.

    2 votes
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  5. Improve Feedback forms ~PloneOnly

    Please fix the feedback form-
    Under the overall rating you only give four options and there have been a number of times that I didn’t want to mark “Pretty good, I'd go again” or “Not so great, I'd think twice about going again”, but needed something right in the middle like- it was OK, but I might or might not do it again.
    With the options given “Not so great” is just a little better than a disaster. We need some kind of “ho hum” option. Sometimes it isn’t as bad as “Not so great” but it isn’t “Pretty good”…

    2 votes
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    Completed  ·  Tess Wendel responded

    We recently reviewed and updated all of our feedback forms. We opted stick with four response options, to avoid too many folks “sitting on the fence” – but we did update the options to include a more neutral “it was fine” choice. Additionally, we rephrased the question/replies to focus on the person’s experience on that specific trip, regardless of whether or not they would go again. Please see the following example:

    Please rate your overall experience on this trip.
    > It was excellent, I loved everything!
    > It was just fine, nothing stood out as particularly positive or negative.
    > It wasn’t my favorite, there were a few things that I didn’t enjoy.
    > It was terrible, I didn’t like anything!

    We also included some additional questions related to building a more welcoming, inclusive environment, limiting our impact on our public lands and clarifying any safety related incidents.

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  6. Tracking Committee Positions over time for a list of all former chairs, for example.

    As people move in and out of their positions on a committee, it would be useful to have the ability to pull a report out of Salesforce that tells me who has served in that role over time (such as all Branch Chairs and the dates they served). Low priority but would help identify former expertise for mentoring opportunities and recognition.

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  7. Make sponsoring committee a link on the course and activity pages GH1835

    When you click on a committee shown on an activity, course or event, it is helpful to be able to navigate to the committee page directly from that listing.

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  8. Schedule quarterly meetings of all hiking committee leaders to coordinate the scheduling of hikes to match demonstrated demand. .

    We need to avoid both too few and too many hikes of the same type, to avoid both long waiting lists and the need to cancel for lack of signup.

    2 votes
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  9. Add a short piece of text clarifying instructor sign up is always open GH1055

    Add a short piece of text indicating that instructors can register at any time for field trips on the field trip listing or near register portal

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    Completed  ·  Garrett Arnold responded

    Text now shows on the course listing and in the “Find Instructor Opportunities” faceted search showing when reg opens to public and that instructor registration is open now.

  10. Add warning message for leader if they are double booking themselves GH1116

    Add a warning message for leaders that have a conflict with an activity they are adding at the point of choosing the route/place and date(s).

    2 votes
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  11. Auto Save functionality needed for filling out online forms like Routes/places

    Can we create an auto-save for some of the online forms so users can save their work on route-place and activity creation forms and come back to it later if they haven't filled all the required fields?

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    2 comments  ·  Volunteers  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    All required fields expect for the title and summary have default values so leaders only have to fill in a couple fields before saving.

    Pro ti! If you save your route/place and you navigate away from the page you can find what you created by searching using the magnify glass search field in the top right hand corner

  12. Need more options to establish new routes-places without time lag

    Many of our leaders want to wait for snow reports or weather forecasts a week or so before an activity before they post the activity, but the current process for centralized review and posting creates a time lag that makes this virtually impossible. Can you train and empower a small group of route-place administrators out in the branches to increase the ability to process these submissions more quickly? Considering the wide range in quality of the 'reviewed' routes-places showing up now, I think that you could set up a group of trained and accountable volunteers who would do at least…

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    Completed  ·  Member Services responded

    We have caught up on our summer backlog and are now turning routes and places requests around in under 48 hours. Leaders are also doing a better job of submitting content-rich routes and places. We’ve made improvements to the process, and more are on the way.

  13. Make Phone Numbers Required when Joining

    Make Phone number required on the Join page. This is key for leaders to be able to get in touch with their participants.

    2 votes
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  14. Folder view of Documents Sort Order

    When I open a list of documents, it seems to be in some random order and difficult to find certain documents when the list gets long. At a minimum, default document lists to alpha order. Possibly, sort folders to the top, but keep those in alpha order, too. A way to sort by date would also be nice. .

    2 votes
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    3 comments  ·  Volunteers  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    The columns sort by default to the order items were added with the most recently added at the bottom. Clicking on a column header will forward sort by that column’s data, and clicking a second time on the same column header will reverse the sort.

  15. Update "Last Activity Led" column in committee rosters to add co-leaders and exclude cancelled trips GH3277

    Currently, the "Last Activity Led" column in committee rosters on the website only factors in activities where the contact is listed as the Primary Leader, and includes activities that were cancelled.

    Please exclude cancelled activities from this calculation, and include activities where the contact is listed as a Primary Leader OR a Co-Leader.

    1 vote
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  16. Make the Volunteer Hours page visible to all leaders GH3166

    Similar to how leaders can view any member's activity/course history. This would help leaders get a sense for a member's availability, see what they have or haven't tracked, etc.

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  17. Add a "Branch" column in addition to a "Branch" filter on the Committee Chair Directory GH3140

    This would be helpful for searching and filtering in the directory, and it would help make clear which committees belong to which branch.

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  18. Committee volunteer hours page

    Thanks for the volunteer hours tracking! Any chance we can get a "committee volunteer hours" by committee? that would help committee chairs track and verify their hours. similar to committee feedback. Thank you!

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  19. Add new brands on ExpertVoice

    I love this perk and have used it 3 times already. My only complaint is that there needs to be new brands added on. I remember getting an email about a brand item only to find out it's not on The Mountaineers. How hard is it to add more?
    I know we all like different brands so I would hate to loose any just want more added in.

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    0 comments  ·  Volunteers  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thanks for your note Vickie. We’re happy to hear that you are enjoying and taking advantage of the benefits offered through your membership. ExpertVoice has been one of our generous supporters for many years, and they offer discounts on brands for Mountaineers at two different levels: about 100 brands are available for members, and 300 brands are available for volunteers (who volunteer five or more days a year). ExpertVoice selects the different brands available at each tier. If you’d like to provide them with additional feedback, you can do so at https://www.expertvoice.com/contact.

  20. Create a badge for New Leader Mentors

    Would help prospective leaders and activity committee members identify willing mentors without spamming the entire leader roster.

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