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  1. 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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    Completed  ·  0 comments  ·  Volunteers  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. Add Last Activity Led Date Field to Committee Roster SD597

    This would help with committee roster management bay making it easier to find inactive leaders.

    7 votes
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    Completed  ·  0 comments  ·  Rosters  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  3. Make field trip/lecture instructors push to course rosters SD381

    Right now we have a lot of instructors who are just added or sign up to a single field trip roster. Unfortunately because they aren't added to the course roster they aren't available for recruiting via our mega course template roster for future field trips/lectures that particular year or in future years.

    Also having the course show up in your My Courses & Programs is helpful for instructors who want a quick link to upcoming field trips for them to volunteer for. This is particularly important for the many day courses like basic, scrambling, sea kayaking etc.

    13 votes
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  4. Uncheck all email opt-ins when the email opt-out box is checked in Salesforce.

    Add a process in Salesforce that unchecks all email opt-ins on a member's profile if the email opt-out box is ever checked in Salesforce.

    1 vote
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    Completed  ·  0 comments  ·  Infrastructure  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  5. Make Username not Required on join form GH2636

    Helpful for in person walk-in reservations at lodges, and making purchases and donations without being logged in.

    4 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Lodges  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  6. Allow summary text to wrap around the photo on the front page of a listing GH2886

    Currently it often happens that some of the text of the summary for an event or seminar listing ends up covered by the photo. Can we make it possible for the text to wrap around the photo? It's very frustrating to have to go back and forth and tweak the summary text so that it isn't covered by the photo!

    1 vote
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  7. Exception for seniors.

    Exception for seniors.
    Reference: BAKER’S DOZEN Offered by the Bellingham Branch, asks that you climb no more than 5 peaks per year to achieve this, but since I will be just short of 65 next year when I attempt it, I was wondering if an exception might be made for seniors, since we may not live long enough for multi-year attempts.

    1 vote
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  8. Improve (Prevent) Header Switching When Viewing Content SD632

    As a site visitor keep the universal header selection and global (section or subsite?) header (The Mountaineers or Mountaineers Books) displayed until I choose to switch so that I do not have a jarring navigation experience while I am browsing the site.

    6 votes
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  9. Create an instructors group SD651

    Useful for creating an instructor specific benefits page

    4 votes
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  10. Set Leader/Instructor Badge Expiration to Yesterday GH2745

    When removing a leader and/or instructor from a committee roster, set their leader and/or instructor badge expiration date you yesterday's date.

    6 votes
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  11. Course page not loading with high volume visitation GH2785

    When course participants visit this page at the same time and try and click Manage Registration no one else can visit the course page. Specifically we had about 75 out of the 100 participants were online trying to sign up for their hikes at 9:00AM yesterday. We had 25 hikes that all went "live" for registration at 9:00 (these are our April CHS hikes). The offerings were split evenly -- 12 CHS1 hikes and 13 CHS2 hikes -- and, from what I can see, the participants were attempting to sign up for a real variety, not just 2 or 3…

    2 votes
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    3 comments  ·  Courses, Clinics & Seminars  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    Completed  ·  Jeff Bowman responded

    We’ve optimized the course page and manage course activity registration dialog, and added a sever that we can turn on as needed for times like these when there are many people registering for many course activities.

    Oct 2018

  12. Clean up the Safety Concern section of the Participant Survey form GH2731

    This request is two part

    1.) Modify the label and description of the Y/N Safety Concern question

    Label: "Were there any safety incidents or other concerns to report?"

    Description: [NO CHANGE]

    2.) Add a text field to the Participant Survey to describe their safety concern.

    Label: "Please describe your concern"

    Description: "Provide a short description of your safety concern"

    Content Type: Text field

    Business Rules: Like #1 above, if content is entered into this text field, send safety report to Safety@mountaineers.org

    User Story: As a trip participant, when I enter a description of my safety concern and click Submit to…

    1 vote
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    5 comments  ·  Safety  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    Completed  ·  Jeff Bowman responded

    We added the text field asking for a brief summary.

    Sending this to the Safety Committee for either a “yes” checkbox or “not empty” text field is complete.

    Mar 2018

  13. 1 vote
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    0 comments  ·  Fundraising  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  14. Improve Activity Edit Form (sea kayak fields plus pace)

    We re-ordered fields to make more sense when listing the activity. Improved and added help text to some of the fields.

    We added three fields for kayakers, maximum wind, maximum waves and maximum current. We also added a free form field for pace of the activity.

    12 votes
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  15. 2 votes
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  16. Functionality for youth in family memberships who age out GH2747/2773

    When a youth who is a Mountaineers member turns 18, they should receive a "happy birthday" email (with the primary account holder copied) saying:
    "Happy birthday! We're so grateful that you and your family have given The Mountaineers a chance to play a role in your formative years. We hope you feel like you're part of the family. We know that your late teens and early 20's are busy years. We hope you can still stay involved, but even if life takes you on new adventures, we want you to know that we still consider you part of our family,…

    1 vote
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  17. Add skiing categories to activity and course faceted search GH2753

    Its hard to find cross country ski courses in our find activity and course searches. Can we add cross country and backcountry ski filters

    6 votes
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    1 comment  ·  Search  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  18. Make it possible to have org wide policies and info pages show higher in search results

    Right now its impossible to search for the carpooling page in the general search because people use the word carpooling in everything. It'd be great to be able to mark certain pages and blogs that have important organization wide information to the top of the search.

    2 votes
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    Completed  ·  Jeff Bowman responded

    The issue here was that the “Page” content type was not indexed for searches. So this is fixed.

  19. Add Financial Assistance Link on Course/Activity Layout GH2749

    Should say "Apply for Financial Assistance"
    We'd also like to move the Cancellation and Refund link below Availability so we have text that breaks up the two links.

    https://www.mountaineers.org/membership/financial-assistance

    1 vote
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  20. Leader "Difficulty" Rating Default to Blank GH2331

    Currently when listing a new activity, the "Leader Rating" field defaults to "For Beginners (Getting Started Series)" There are cases where a trip is NOT for beginners, but the leader never changed their rating. Can the Leader Rating default to blank, and require the leader to select one of the options rather than default to For Beginners?

    12 votes
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