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  1. Bookmarking a place in the activities list SD387

    When I’m scrolling through the Activities and something catches my eye, I’ll open it to check out the details. After reading it and deciding to continue, I click the browser back button or the back to activities arrow. Either way it takes me back to the TOP of the activities page even if I had been at the bottom. I have to scroll back down to where I was – if I remember where that was – to continue where I left off. There should be a way to return to where you left off without all the backtracking. Is…

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  2. Make it possible to search activities by asst leader and co-leaders GH1527

    Make it possible to search activities by co-leader or assistant leader, right now you can only search by primary leader.

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    Completed  ·  Jeff Bowman responded

    You may now search activities and courses by leaders name for leaders who are co-leaders, assistant leaders or mentored leaders.

  3. Improve site wide search SD360

    Always show text box with search button in the header of the website, the magnify glass doesn't look like a search button the way other websites do. - suggestion from Focus Groups

    In site search show summary view of course, activity and events. Bring search filters over to the left hand side which would allow you to search for activities, events and courses all in the same place. It is important that start date of the activity range is part of this site wide search. Make it so that leaders and admins can search for things like activity templates or…

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    5 comments  ·  Search  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    Completed  ·  Garrett Arnold responded

    We added a box next to the magnify glass to make it more evident that you can search mountaineers.org

    The search now allows you to easily filter by content type more easily like file or course or activity or member (Contact).

    The search is by relevance but there are now search features that allow you to additionally filter by created date or start date or A-Z etc.

    We encourage you to go ahead and try it out and let us know if it appears there is a filter missing or another way you’d like search results displayed.

  4. Add course template name to activity searches for field trips GH1142

    Add the course template name (essentially the course name with the year) to the activity search results so people can find the right field trip that they want to instruct at.

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  5. Put Instructor Opportunities in with Find Activities SD360

    For those of us not required to volunteer for a class, we were more apt to sign up as instructors or for classes when the listings were mixed with activities. We search by date, not necessarily opportunity type.

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  6. Improve Routes/places search results view GH1134

    Be able to view mileage, elev gain and difficulty in the search view.

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  7. Hide Cancelled activities from Default Find Activities View

    Is it possible to add a flag in the Activities View that would hide all cancelled activities. It would be nice even if all cancelled activities were hidden automatically unless you set a checkbox to "Show Cancelled Activities".

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    Completed  ·  Jeff Bowman responded

    We just completed this. You’ll find it at the end of the list of filters on Find Activities.

  8. Improve Find Instructor Opportunities functionality

    Make it possible to have your field trip or course show under "Find Instructor Opportunities" even if there is no instructor pre-requisite

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  9. Additional Search Functions: Sorting SD504

    for activity listings allow user to sort by destination, leader, availability and allow sorts in ascending or descending order

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  10. Increase search functionality for routes-places

    If it is necessary for us to avoid posting multiple routes-places and activities to the same trail, it would be very helpful to have the ability for users to enter a flexible set of 'tags' with the range of place names along the planned route that can be searched for to find other routes-places or activities going to the same place but named something different.

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    Completed  ·  Garrett Arnold responded

    Lots of great updates have been made to routes/places which allow greater flexibility have been made.
    Read more here
    http://feedback.mountaineers.org/forums/273688-general-feedback/suggestions/6756014-allow-us-to-list-multiple-routes-places-for-differ

    We are also working with leaders to make sure that everyone understands that search uses the titles and summary statements so making sure that any alternative names for a route/place are in the summary.

    And of course if you see a route/place that needs to have a name changed or added just email info@mountaineers.org

  11. Add Activities and Routes & Places to a Map SD184/287

    It'd be cool if we had routes and places all shown on a map! And link to trip reports :)

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    Completed  ·  Jeff Bowman responded

    Completed May 2016.

    Look for the “List | Map” links in the upper right hand part of Find Activities and Find Routes & Places searches to toggle the view.

    Happy searching!

  12. Add Map Area/Radius Filter to Route/Place and Activity Searches

    Right now the map view of search results doesn't show if you don't have any filters chosen, because the map view has a limit on the number of records (balloons) that may be displayed. Add the ability to filter by an defined area--two corners of a rectangle or a radius around a point.

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    Low Priority  ·  Jeff Bowman responded

    Clustering is a better idea that is easier to implement and decrease the need for this approach to improving map search.

  13. Add Alternate Title to Text Search for routes/places GH2208

    Routes/places have good alternate titles but they are not always coming up when you search in routes/places unless added to the summary or main content field.

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  14. Search button on map edit disappeared with mobile launch GH2138

    Search button on maps when adding events is now just text, its hard to tell that you can actually do a search without the button look.

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  15. Show activities on Find activities that start today

    Multiple leaders requested being able to see activities happening through the date the activity is actually happening.

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