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  1. 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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  2. 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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    Completed  ·  Jeff Bowman responded

    We already do. See the comments for the text of the email we send.

  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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    Medium Priority  ·  Jeff Bowman responded

    This will require committee buy-in, update of our activity standards, and adequate explanation so leaders an participants understand them.

  6. 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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    Low Priority  ·  Jeff Bowman 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 mostly 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.

  7. 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.

  8. 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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  9. 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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    Completed  ·  Jeff Bowman responded

    It was easy enough to add a question to the request, there does not seem to be any downside, and there are a few activity types where assistant leaders register themselves, so this is done.

  10. 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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    Completed  ·  Jeff Bowman responded

    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.

  11. 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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  12. Make it possible to use the cursor keys within all text fields when creating or editing an activity.

    When setting up and/or editing an activity, it is possible to move the cursor about inside the "Summary" filed but not in the "Meeting Place and Time" and "Required Equipment" fields. As a result, it is very frustrating to enter or correct information in the online activity form.

    In other words, when pressing the ⬅️➡️⬆️or ⬇️ keys on my keyboard, the cursor will move accordingly inside the text field "Summary" as one would expect with a normal word processing function.

    But in the "Meeting Place and Time" and "Required Equipment" fields, pressing these same ⬅️➡️⬆️or ⬇️ keyboard cursor control keys…

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    Completed  ·  Jeff Bowman responded

    Last fall, we upgrade our rich text field editing interface. Hopefully, that and perhaps some Apple iOS updates have fixed this issue. If not, please send an email to info@mountaineers.org and we’ll take another look.

  13. Disconnect the <Enter> key from Submit on the Routes & Placed Edit Form

    Disconnect the <Enter> key from the "Submit" button on the Routes & Places edit form. It is a big form with lots of things to be filled in and lots of causes for pressing <Enter> before one is ready. On the other hand, one is still able to edit afterwards so accidental submission was not a big problem.

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  14. Add GPS Coordinates to the Ballon Labels on Maps GH1968

    On maps, add the GPS coordinates to the "bubble" that is displayed when a user clicks on a map's balloon (e.g. 46.8719090087, -121.51538770799999).

    Example: https://www.mountaineers.org/explore/routes-places/pacific-crest-trail-routes/dewey-lake-naches-peak-loop-pacific-crest-trail (see also attached map image)

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  15. Allow activity posting while new route is pending review

    For short notice trips and to reduce frustration in posting trips, leaders should be able to post an activity for a new route/place as soon as it is requested. The current wait period for review/approval of a new route significantly discourages posting of short notice trips and adds significantly to the time requirement for posting trips.

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    Declined  ·  Jeff Bowman responded

    Thanks for the suggestion, Will!

    We cannot do this for a few reasons, mostly related to the user experience for our members and guests.

    Members would get an error message if they try to view a route/place that has not yet been edited an published. This would happen if an activity listing used an unpublished route/place.

    If we did allow Routes & Places to be published before they were reviewed, those viewing it would find them lacking vital information.

    Since launch, nearly 1,000 new Routes & Places have been added. Some of them have been quite good, but the vast majority were missing vital information and needed a significant update to be ready for our members and guests to view them.

    Also, of these new Routes & Places, more than a third of them were duplicates.

    I am not sure what we can do about the turn around time for…

  16. Allow Map Displayed on Activity Route/Place Tab to be Edited GH1870

    Allow leaders to edit the GPS Start Point and GPS End Point (or the map in whatever form it exists) that is displayed on the "Route/Place" tab on the Activity pages.

    This will make the map displayed with the activity more accurate for the trip itinerary.

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  17. Show registration close dates on activity detail page for registered participants GH1649

    Show the "registration close" date on the trip information page for participants that are already registered for the trip.

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  18. The doors are closed to most of us.

    Publish lists of truly open events where organizers are not micromanaging who can attend. The list will be incredibly short. Others have commented on this and per usual someone with 'official authority' to do so deleted their thoughts and suggestions. This is absurd, rude, and asinine. The arrogance demonstrated is remarkable. The issue stands. There are painfully few outings available (particularly for Basic Climbing Grads) to participate in. This does not feel like a club at all, but a set of tight cliques that are energetically guarded.

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    Completed  ·  Garrett Arnold responded

    Hi Douglas,

    You are not alone in your frustration about the limited number of climbs for basic grads. In fact I’d encourage you to read this thread and comment on it which discusses this same issue so you can better understand the climb leader’s perspective as well

    http://feedback.mountaineers.org/forums/272594-leaders/suggestions/6939679-future-activity-sign-up-dates-modifying-registrat

    I am closing this feedback item because we are trying to make sure their aren’t duplicates of the same item. The issue you brought up is incredibly important and was actually discussed recently by the managing committee.

    The Managing Committee met on April 30, 2015 and decided to take no action on the issue right now. Central issues that contribute to these frustrations that they identified were a shortage of leaders and the various legitimate needs for pre-filling a roster that should not be disrupted. However, they decided that working on increasing the leader base and monitoring frustrations related to this issue…

  19. Fix message in blue roster tab

    When you aren't listed as a participant for a leader or a trip it currently says Log in to see roster even if you are logged in. We need the text to say "Only participants of the trip can view other members on the roster. "

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