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  1. Warning message to leader if other trips scheduled in that area SD476

    For routes that can have multiple trips listed... Can I suggest a website change for those locations that allow multiple registrations, to possibly have some sort of a pop-up come up informing the leader something to the effect of

    "Yeah you are the only one currently registered for this location on your activity date" or

    "hmm -- you are now the Xth user registering for this location on on your activity date; please use your judgement about whether this would work"

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  2. Display activity start time next to date

    Display an activity start time prominently along with the date, and as a mandatory field. It wastes time to go through several screens only to see that no time is listed, or the start time won't work for your personal schedule.

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    The current meeting time and place field is rich text to allow leaders to explain start times. For example, sometimes a leader puts in both start time at trailhead and where and when they are meeting at a park and ride.

    Our leaders requested this flexibility so it would be a pretty big change to switch this to being a single field or adding another field that leaders need to complete is not practical.
  3. Option for "Closed" vs "Open" Activities

    There needs to be a better way to handle closed activity sign-ups such as SIG-only outings. When hunting for activities, it is frustrating how many of the outings are actually closed events for a set group of people and not open to the public. Surely there's a way to remove these closed events from the publicly searchable activities board.

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  4. Eliminate or change the SK ratings for Sea Kayak Route/Places

    From the 2/7/15 Sea Kayak Summit - all of the leaders from the represented branches at this summit (all branches except Kitsap and Bellingham) agreed that SK ratings for a route/place (NOT an "Activity") was of limited usefulness. Many agreed with the suggestion of changing the route/place rating to something more general such as "beginner, moderate," or other phrases that referred to the amount of POTENTIAL exposure, but did not purport to address all of the varying conditions that could occur at different times and in different weather.

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    Chris Williams worked with our Sea Kayaking Leadership on this issue. It was decided that having difficulties on Sea Kayaking Routes & Places is desired. Like all trips, difficulties can vary widely based on weather and other conditions.

  5. Make it possible for website to process multiple payments for trips like Global Adventures SD293

    Make it possible for deposits to be taken and then remaining balance paid through the website.

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  6. On daily alert, display the day of the week GH3076/3077

    The new Daily alert feature is nice, but it would be more helpful if it displayed the day of the week in the message. Most people are available only on certain days.

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  7. Show past activities on a route

    When looking at a route, you can see future activities as well as trip reports. I'd like to see a list of past activities, along with their completion status and leader name (whether they posted a trip report or not).
    This would make it easier to contact past trip leaders to ask them about conditions, etc. as well as to get a sense of when people typically use the route.

    Thanks!

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  8. Trips should not show as 'full' just because someone is on the waitlist

    When someone has asked to be put on the waitlist but there is still room on the main roster, the trip still looks like it is full on the summary listings. The summary listings page should show the number of roster spaces as well as the number of people on the waitlist.

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    This can only happen for activities and courses where there is a fee. We automated the waitlist-to-roster functionality for activities and courses that are free (i.e. if a leader adds a person with the “waitlisted” status and there is space for them to be “registered,” the person being added is automatically changed to “registered” when the record is saved). And the definition of a waitlist is list of people who want to participate if space becomes available, so there should never be anyone on a waitlist if there is space on the activity or course for them.

    We considered automating automated the waitlist-to-roster functionality for activities and courses with a fee, but decided not to, because the fee adds some nuances, chief among them is an accidental cancellation request. If a person requests a cancellation (or a leader does so for them), and that space is not automatically filled, we…

  9. It would help if when the leader enters the title that was previously a designated trail if it clearly shows this trail is still included un

    It would help if when the leader enters a Routes and Places title that was previously a designated trail in planning a future trip if it clearly shows this trail is still included under a different route/place name

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    We already have this capability. Thee are two places where we can indicate alternate titles, the Summary and the Title tab. Examples of each of these to this suggestion form Mount Olympus/Blue Glacier, https://www.mountaineers.org/activities/routes-places/mount-olympus-blue-glacier.

    Also, the text in the Summary field and the titles in the Titles tab are indexed and used to rank results high in search results, so it should be easy to find Routes & Places by any of its alternate titles or words from the Summary.

    If there are specific Routes & Places where we need to improve the Summary to indicate all of the options and variations for a route, or we need to add titles to the alternate titles list, please use the Route/Place Updates, Images & Resources Form, https://www.mountaineers.org/activities/route-place-updates-images-resources.

    If you find an activity you led in the past on your My Activities page, you can find the route/place in that…

  10. Include all fields in the CSV download after an activity closes GH2929

    As an admin or a leader, I would like to see all fields in the CSV download so that I can better manage courses and activities. Also reorder the fields so that like information is grouped.

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  11. Include a link to Post a Trip Report in Your Trip Is Closed notice

    More trip reports might be written if a reminder/invitation to write link were tucked into the Your Trip Has Been Closed email.

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  12. Participant Note Types

    Participant Note Types:

    Enhance participant notes capability so that users with the ability to add participant notes may select from a range of pre-determined “note types” (still to be determined, but could include “positive comment, future leader potential, conditioning issue, behavior issue, other comment”) when entering participant notes in addition to entering free text notes. Note types as well as free text become a part of a member’s profile.

    Filtering Note Types:

    Users with the ability to research participant notes are able to filter participant notes by the pre-determined note types. This allows activity leaders and committee leaders to quickly…

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  13. Change map when destination is changed GH2018

    When a trip leader changes the destination [route/place] for an existing trip [activity], the map coordinates [GPS Start and End points] don't change. They should probably change to the new destination [route/place].

    [I think we also missed high point when adding and editing an activity. We should add that too when we do this.]

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  14. Add activity templates to accomodate seasonal variations for climbing

    When we transition to skill badges as pre-requisites for trips I'd like to be able to modify the default pre-req badges on the activity I list depending on the season. For example if I lead a trip to the tooth in June I want it to have all of the regular basic alpine skills like snow travel, belay etc but in August I want to be able to remove the snow travel skill pre-requisite or have a template that brings up a different set of requirements.

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  15. When a leader sets a trip to 'private' status, turn off visibility to leaders

    Sometimes a committee administrator has time to create multiple listings in advance on behalf of leaders but doesn't want them to be visible to anyone until the trip opens for registration, so they set them to 'private' for a few days or weeks. Particularly the case for Global Adventures but also for some course field trips. However right now all listings are visible to any leader even when marked private. The whole point of marking something private is so that no one gets the advantage of advance visibility for that activity. Can we make any 'private' status activity be invisible…

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    Medium Priority  ·  Tess Wendel responded

    We allow leaders to see private activities because they need to see all activities at a given route/place to prevent multiple groups going to the same place. This obviously applies less to global adventures and we understand the need to have limited visibility but it’s hard to justify the resources needed for development for a specific activity committee at this time.

  16. Summit register at Mount Olympus Middle Peak

    Need to make the Mountaineers summit register at Mount Olympus Middle Peak watertight and bring a register to put in it next time someone goes up there. I looked in it a few days ago. A few soaked scraps of paper is all that is in there. It is the first Mountaineers summit register container I have seen on any peak. Maybe this has some historical value? Will email a photo of it.

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    Completed  ·  Tess Wendel responded

    Hi Jerry,

    We’ve added a note on the Mt. Olympus route/place listing that the middle summit is missing a register and that registers are available at the Seattle Program Center.

    We are also able to mail paper registers to people who aren’t able to stop by the program center and have their own summit tupperware or other watertight container. Email info@mountaineers.org if you have a summit attempt booked and want a register.

  17. Add Global Adventures Waiver to GA registration process

    Make it so global adventure participants are prompted to fill out the global adventures waiver form when registering for the activity

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  18. Have leader's permission emails indicate whether assistant leader or participant

    As a trip leader it'd would be nice if the permission request emails specify in the subject whether the request is for a participant or an assistant leader. This way the leader could handle emails differently, i.e. use different email rules, or simply, trying to make sure they have enough leaders earlier than accepting participants. Maybe a drop-down for the type of request or separate links would be a solution - i.e., "click here to request permission as participant" and "click here to request permission as leader"

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  19. Make it so the alpine scramble template can't be chosen during the winter months

    During the winter months, roughly October 15 - April 15, we require that trips must be listed as "Winter Scramble" rather than "Alpine Scramble", this is because different badges are required for scrambling during the winter months. Unfortunately, from time-to-time a leader accidentally lists the trip as Alpine Scramble, allowing people to register who should not be qualified.

    Is there any way to prevent the listing of "Alpine Scramble" trips during winter months, so only the "Winter Scramble" is allowed?

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    We re-ordered the activity templates in the activity scheduling process drop down, so “Alpine Scrambling” and “Winter Scramble” are next to each other, so leaders can easily choose the correct template.

    Winter scrambles are conditions and weather dependent so a fixed set of dates is not as flexible as this.

  20. Add Email Notification for Comments SD642

    Make it so comments on trip reports, blog posts, etc. send an email to the person who posted the trip report so they can respond and have a dialogue about conditions. We'll also need a way to opt out of this email.

    Note: If the commenter shared their profile their name is a link that will provide their email address.

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