President Dan Lauren created a trip survey mechanism that operates through a different platform than Mountaineers.org but which provides invaluable information for Leaders about how their trips were viewed. It would be great to make this information easier for Leaders to see on Mountaineers.org rather than another platform with a different log-in. This could then be expanded to courses and allowing committees to analyze feedback from students efficiently through the website as well.1 vote
See https://www.mountaineers.org/blog/2-4-books-feedback-search fro more info.
Make the Land Manager field a type ahead field in Routes/places so the proper information can be entered the first time during creation.1 vote
We improved all of type ahead field, so they are working much better now.
You can also add to type ahead field by typing the entire name of the new item and clicking on it.
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?2 votes
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
calendar: Allow admins to see events that are pending. State seems to only show published events. It is very difficult to find an event once it has been submitted for review.1 vote
Already works as described in idea.
When a feedback item or idea has been submitted display its id number for reference1 vote
I just did some investigating and it doesn’t look like there is a way to see those for easy reference but they are listed in the url if you click on the item. ie this idea is in the forum 273688 and has a unique reference number 6803077
This is the only web-edit tool I can think of that doesn't have a REVIEW
option. Unless I'm missing something, I can only SAVE or CANCEL from EDIT
mode. The requires many edits - and the system has been sluggish this afternoon.
Please add "REVIEW" to the wish list. :-)1 vote
The web system we chose for mountaineers.org is a modern content management system which uses the different statuses of private, pending review and published. The private setting is similar to a review button where you can review what you just made but it isn’t available as published material to the public.
Sites can be sluggish or fast for a wide variety of reasons but please let us know if there is a specific action you are regularly doing on the website that is consistently taking a long time.
You can learn more about creating blog posts here: https://www.mountaineers.org/volunteers/leader-resources/branch-committee-how-tos#blog
and managing other content here: https://www.mountaineers.org/volunteers/leader-resources/branch-committee-how-tos#edit101
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 as well and take their responsibility just as seriously as the staff does. Also, can you offer an option for a leader to put up an activity to an unreviewed route-place with the idea that the route-place wouldn't go into the official database until it had been reviewed?
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…2 votes
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.
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
It would be great to have web forms available to leaders so we can create course applications, branch surveys, run branch elections, etc directly on the website using the member's login1 vote
We’ve recently made a bit of progress using these for feedback surveys, safety incident reports, and equivalency and leader applications.
It will take quite a bit more work to make these available for use by a broader audience. If you are interested in using these forms, please send an email to info@mountaineers..org.
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
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.
Allow Branches and Committees to self-maintain their pages. Committees can now maintain a brief description, but it is limited to text and cannot contain any formatting, images, links, or other useful stuff. There is currently a fairly long description for each Branch, but it is too static and, as far as I can tell, maintained by the PC. With more control of Branch page(s) on the club website, the need for Branches to have the separate websites is minimized.25 votes
Committee pages have a new look! Go check them out and start adding content to the rich text description and summary. You can also create a folder and then create a whole new webpage with extra content that you can link to . Check out Tacoma Sea Kayaking, Olympia Hiking, Everett Scrambling, Seattle climbing as examples where some content has been added. Committee admins should be able to edit and committee members can now delete and archive content. Check out the Tech 2.3 Blog on the homepage for more web updates. Contact member services for additional questions about updating your committee pages. Additionally there are new links on the Getting Started pages which link back to branch communities and from the Learn menu to divert people to get plugged into their branches.
Should be able to remove course materials from Manage Course Materials area or get rid of course templates no longer being used or files that are not up to date.12 votes
Volunteer committee administrator may now clone (copy & paste) , delete and retire content in their committee folders in addition to moving (cut & paste) content.
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