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  1. last activity lead

    It looks like the "last activity lead/led" date column in the committee rosters includes activities which have been canceled. that doesn't seem correct.
    it also includes activities in the future, but I guess this could be nice to have. but it doesn't make sense based on the column name. so maybe the column name could be changed to "Last Activity Scheduled" or something.

    2 votes
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  2. Improve Text Search Results GH2835/2836/2913(590)

    Refine the the text search results for all of the faceted searches including site search. Using threes words (W1, W2, W3) as an example, by rank ordering results in this order:
    1. Phrase – W1 and W2 and W3 in that order
    2. Contains all three words in any order
    3. Contains W1 and W2
    4. Contains W1 and W3
    5. Contains W2 and W3
    6. Contains W1 only
    7. Contains W2 only
    8. Contains W3 only

    Include some fuzziness in search (e.g. Ben give results for Ben and Benjamin).

    Consider weighting content types (e.g. Books above events).

    5 votes
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    2 comments  ·  Search  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    Completed  ·  Jeff Bowman responded

    We missed indexing text from the Page content type, so we added that. The removed the Image content type so images will not dwarf other types of content. We determined that that the search ranking was working as desired and described here.

    We’ll tackle integrating fuzziness and spelling/typos into another suggestion/project or two.

    If you find that a search result you expect is not as high in the search results as you think it should be, please send an email to info @mountaineers.org with:
    (1) URL from the search
    (2) URL from the item that you think should be ranked higher in the search
    (3) why you think this item should be ranked higher

  3. After an activity, the behavioral complaint form should be also be included with the safety report form

    After an activity, the behavioral complaint form should be also be included with the safety report form. If a member experiences any sort of discrimination we need to have the path of reporting a complaint simple and easy to find.

    5 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Activities  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Thanks for highlighting this issue. We agree it’s a high priority, and we want anyone to be able to easily and confidently use this tool, should the need arise. We are working on inclusion across our organization, and are seeking ways to be sure the behavior complaint form is more visible on the website so it can be used when needed. We are reviewing options for improving out incident reporting system and, as part of that process, will determine whether it is feasible to integrate the behavior complaint process with the incident reporting process.

  4. Add a Calendar View of the My Activities Page SD411

    As a logged in member or guest, allow me choose a calendar view/display of the My Activities page where I can see all of my activities on a calendar and subscribe to an iCal feed of my activities and events so that I can better manage my schedule.

    NOTES:
    Ideally we'd continue to have one My Activities page and add "buttons" to toggle between the "List" and "Calendar" views, even though they may be two different pages/links.

    4 votes
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  5. Updating the Book Details Page "Reviews" Tab GH2889

    Under a product page (let’s say: https://www.mountaineers.org/books/books/explore-europe-on-foot-your-complete-guide-to-planning-a-cultural-hiking-adventure) there’s the “Review” tab that we are currently pulling from Goodreads. We are wondering how difficult it would be to have it pull from Acumen instead, where we've been adding Reviews into Acumen: Prod Marketing -> Descriptive -> Review

    Also, we want to keep the star rating from Goodreads. Can those two elements be independent of each other?

    Thanks much!

    2 votes
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  6. Please create two "outdoor leadership" activity types ~SFOnly

    In order to track what the mountaineers does in terms of outdoor leadership, we would like two activity types:

    Leader Development - Leadership Skills
    Leader Development - Technical Skills

    Below is the email thread for background:
    Here’s a really quick stab at some language, for nothing else than to give us something to edit:

    Leadership Skills
    - May or may not be activity-specific.
    - May or may not have a focus on outdoor leadership.

    - Emphasis on facilitation, instruction, and/or group leadership.

    Technical Skills
    - Activity-specific.
    - Skill development in activity that this person leads or aspires to lead. (Not…

    7 votes
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  7. Backordered and Pre-order Books & Merchandise: Charge & Ship SD627/654/655/656/662

    As a customer allow me to pre-order or backorder a book that is not yet available or out of stock. When the book is available, charge my credit card, and ship the book I ordered to the shipping address I specified.

    4 votes
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    1 comment  ·  Books  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  8. Co-leader and Mentored Leader Activity Roster Automation GH2494

    For adding to only (not editing) an activity team roster record, if the role is "Mentored leader" or "Co-leader," automatically check the "Admins" and "Show as contact" boxes.

    3 votes
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    High Priority  ·  1 comment  ·  Rosters  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  9. Books Home Page: Social Media Feed SD633

    As a site visitor show me a Mountaineers Books social media feed on the home page so that I may keep up with the latest news from Mountaineers Books.

    3 votes
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  10. Limiting amount of text for "Featured Authors" on the homepage GH2795

    On the books homepage (https://www.mountaineers.org/books), some authors will have a lot more text show up on the "Feature Authors" portlet. Can we limit that to only display a maximum of 10 lines (or whatever looks the nicest), perhaps with a "Read More" link to expand the text if needed

    3 votes
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  11. Use different formatting for book title and subtitle in search GH2782

    It is really messy looking at book titles that have subtitles because its all huge font. Also the stars look a little weird.

    3 votes
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    High Priority  ·  1 comment  ·  Books  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  12. Backordered and Pre-ordered Books & Merchandise: Email Notification SD306

    As a site visitor. for books and merchandise items that are "out of stock," that is backordered or per-ordered, allow me to request an email notification when the item is back in stock so I can choose to purchase the item then if I still want it.

    3 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Books  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    High Priority  ·  Jeff Bowman responded

    Will do if “charge & chip” is too expensive and we ant to get something don quicker.

  13. Import Events from Facebook (upgrade plone.app.events) SD628

    As Mountaineers staff I need to import events from Facebook (that I exported to a .ics file) to an "events" folder on our website so that I do not have to double enter items.

    3 votes
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  14. Promo Codes: Offer Discount for Books Added via a Registration Process SD425

    As a person registering for a course, course activity, trip activity or an event, give me a discount on any of the books that I added to my shopping cart from the book page shown at the end of the registration process. When I'm viewing the recommended books page, during checkout it will show me the amount of discount I'll receive.

    If I have a member promo code in the same cart, whichever promo code is greater will apply (the better deal). This book promo code will apply even if I register for the course at a different time.

    3 votes
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  15. Branch Council Roster Positions GH2746

    Please create positions specific to branch rosters:
    Branch Chair
    Branch Vice-chair
    Branch Co-chair
    Branch Secretary
    Branch Treasurer
    Branch Officer
    Member

    Note: "Member" is for branches whose committee chairs regularly attend branch council meetings but don't have a branch officer role (so its important we keep this) Thanks!

    4 votes
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  16. Reclassify Snowshoe Routes and Trips Using New S/T Rating System ~WebsiteOnly

    This posting is the result of 1) a few years of cross-branch discussions among the Snowshoe Programs of the various branches, and 2) email discussions with the Program Center about how to go about changing the rating system used to classify Snowshoe trips. The feedback we received from the Program Center was that the correct way to document our request for changing the website was to post the changed to feedback.mountaineers.org.

    The Snowshoe Programs of the various branches would like to change the way that Snowshoe Routes and Trips are rated so that each route/trip has a separate Strenuous and…

    8 votes
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    In Progress  ·  Jeff Bowman responded

    The website project needed to implement the new snowshoe S/T trip ratings is scheduled for work this spring/summer with the intent to be ready for the next season.

    We will need to provide new inputs for the revised snowshoe trip ratings, and your recommendations based on recently led or traveled trips is appreciated! We have created a Google spreadsheet to collect input. Please take a moment to share your recent insights on snowshoe trip routes.

    https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1G1wwT0scoS4LYk8BXsXY_BSoARfJxCRejB_HPcxx_N8/edit#gid=0

  17. Make Activity Template's Activity Type a Multiselect GH2752

    Right now we have a number of leadership clinics which we are having a hard time reporting on since they are categorized by activity type when really we want them tagged as both the activity like Sea Kayaking AND outdoor leadership

    3 votes
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  18. Enable Safety Officers to View Rosters GH2744

    Enable Safety Officers to access to activity, course and event rosters.

    1 vote
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  19. Need Feedback Survey for Lodge Stays SD634

    Right now there is no way for participants to submit feedback on their lodge stay. Create a web form survey like we do activities, courses, and events. On Mondays (or maybe Tuesdays to account for the holiday weekends), send a link to anyone who stayed at the lodge in the last seven days. Aggregate this feedback on the lodge pages.

    8 votes
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  20. Integrate mountaineers.org Website and Learning Management System (LMS, aka eLearning) SD636++

    Integrate the Learning Management System (LMS, aka eLearning) with our website so that when people are added to a roster in they are added in the LMS and receive appropriate course materials.

    14 votes
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