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  1. Gift Memberships for Renewals

    Why are gift memberships restricted to new members? Every year I'm asked what I'd like for my birthday and Christmas. It would be delightful if my family members could renew my Mountaineers membership. I get the benefir of the Mountaineers and my family gets the benefit of giving it to me. That certainly beats another tie. I prefer gifts which are not "things". I have enough possessions already.

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    Thank you for sharing this idea. We’d love to eventually create functionality on the website to renew a membership for someone else. In the meantime, you can do this any time by calling our member services team at 206-521-6001.

  2. Portrait Photo Orientation

    This is for the tech forum and website.

    Whenever I want to upload one of the awesome pictures from one of my outings, I am limited only to landscape view. For some reason, the website automatically flips it to landscape if I upload a portrait view.

    1 vote
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  3. Display "Leader's Permission Required" and Registration Opening Date on Field Trip Pages

    It would be nice if it showed up the page I look at and have the opening date like the climbs I post.

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  4. Improve more+ button

    From feedback, it appears that many people fail to notice the "more+" button in activities, especially on cellphones. Because they don't see it, they don't read all the important info in leader's notes. The More+ button should be more prominent...possibly a brighter, solid color button? Better yet, how about all the info about the trip expanded so it's never missed?

    1 vote
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  5. Pre-orders & Backorders: Better Handle Failed Credit Card Transactions GH3285

    When the nightly delayed orders process runs, nothing is done with those with failed credit cards as best I can tell. I am not sure what's best to do here, but I think the options are:


    1. Cancel the backorder and update the Salesforce opportunity's Stage to Online Credit Card Problem.


    2. Mark the pre-order or backorder as Credit Card Declined on the website and Online Credit Card Problem in Salesforce, and add a "Buy Now" button/link for the customer to move the item, shipping address, and shipping method to the "regular" shopping cart and take them to the checkout page.


    Any…

    2 votes
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  6. Improve badge display sort on course view

    I have a low priority website UI feature request. For courses which award multiple badges to graduates, it would be nice if the list of badges were sorted nicer. One sort method could be "Course badges first then Skill badges, and within those by alphabetical". Here's the 2020 Seattle Basic course as an example of messy badges...
    https://www.mountaineers.org/locations-lodges/seattle-branch/committees/seattle-climbing-committee/course-templates/alpine-climbing-courses/basic-alpine-climbing-course/basic-alpine-climbing-course-seattle-2020

    thanks!

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    Low Priority  ·  2 comments  ·  Courses, Clinics & Seminars  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  7. Promo Codes: Convert "Specific Product Use" to Multiselect GH3278

    Change the "Specific Product Use" field to accept more than a single item (ie, several books).

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  8. Set focus to username field in login

    Please set the "focus" to the first field "username” on the login page. It's a niggly little thing to have to proactively click into the box to type in it on every login.

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  9. Adding a "Related Items" section for additional information on Book product page GH3074

    Add a new tab alongside "Description" "Video" and "Reviews" for related items, especially blogs.

    The idea is to present complementary content when the product page is the landing page, esp. considering the % of our page sessions are from New Users.

    Aside from links to our blog, other items could be downloads, related events* -- it's also why I don't want to just call this tab "Blogs," as it doesn't necessarily reflect the full scope.

    *Though personally, I think this should be its own tab, and would be pulled automatically from Author Events calendar.

    I thought about just linking whatever…

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  10. Simple and Effective Feedback Surveys & Incident Reports

    (1) Keep it simple and quick to attract more feedback.
    (2) For instance, we could have multi-choice or single-choice questions on page 1 (change it to cover a bigger picture than we do already) and have a conditional page if people wish to add more comments/improvements if they wish to.
    (3) Separate the near-miss report and incident report. They serve different purposed and requires attention and follow-up on a different scale.

    These are my thoughts; hope we can achieve to bring more feedback from participants by making it easy and quick. And also, by creating open culture to encourage near…

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    1 comment  ·  Feedback Surveys  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Hi KD,

    Thanks for the suggestions. We completely agree with “keeping things simple.”

    Although your suggestion for our feedback page may be conceptually simpler, it is quite complicated to implement and we have several other needs for our feedback system, http://feedback.mountaineers.org/forums/273688-general-feedback?category_id=358780. Feel free to review and vote or comment on any of these.

    Separating near miss reporting from full incident reports is a good idea that our Safety Committee needs to evaluate. We recommend merging it with Create More Robust Safety Committee Data Analysis, http://feedback.mountaineers.org/forums/273688-general-feedback/suggestions/7002958-create-more-robust-safety-committee-data-analysis. Please let us know if that is ok with you and we’ll do that. It can also be a separate idea. If you prefer, please feel free to add a new idea for this.

  11. Automate updating profile URL when a member changes their name

    Automatically update profile url when a member changes their name in the system to avoid negatively impacting people (one example of a demographic that could be negatively impacted is trans folks). Right now, if a member updates their name in the system, it updates everything except URL generation automatically. The user then has to personally email someone to manually update it. It would be good if this process was automated to decrease the need for this extra step.

    4 votes
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  12. Add optional "Date to Assign Student Badge" for courses

    Add an option under course settings for when the "Student Badge" is assigned. Currently it is assigned when someone registers. The issue is that Student Badges are used as prerequisites for trips. This means that as soon as someone registers for the Scramble class, the website will let them sign up for Scrambles. We should wait to assign the student badge until students are far enough through the course to actually go on trips.

    I'm open to other suggestions on how to handle this, but delaying issuing the badge seems like a simple to implement method.

    2 votes
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  13. Add way to Embed EveryAction advocacy forms into blogs, webpages GH2924

    Being able to embed the action form into a Mtnrs blog or webpage would simplify the number of steps/clicks members would have to take in order to engage on an action.

    1 vote
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  14. Improve Layout of Bottom Portlets GH2806

    When we have more than three bottom portlets, their layout arrangement goes "bonkers." We'd like to arrangements to work like those in the attached example.

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  15. Update Gift Memberships Pricing Portlets GH2926

    Update portlet text for Gift Memberships to show new price. Right now on the gift membership page and on the next page it shows the original price for memberships, not the discounted gift price, and it should probably show the regular price crossed out with the gift price in red. So for the holidays (December) it will be 25% off, and for any time earlier it will be 15% off.

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  16. 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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  17. Allow Leaders to Choose Activity Template or Route/Place Image for Activities SD641

    When scheduling an activity, allow the leader to choose to use one of the the route/place images, the activity template image, or an image from their local computer.

    Notes:


    • Currently when scheduling a trip (standalone) activity, the one form the route/place is the default and the leader may choose to replace that with one from their computer. For course activities, the default image is from the activity template, and the leader may choose to replace that with one from their computer.


    • Many of our Routes & Places have an "Images" folder where we store images submitted by our members and…

    4 votes
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  18. Member Roles for Committee Pages

    When editing the committee roster, it would be nice if we could select/enter roles of different members so that when we check the box to display that member on the committee page, others can see those roles.

    For example, if my name shows up on the Photography Committee page, it just says "leader". It would be nice if it could say "activity coordinator and publicity" under my name. That way, visitors to the page would know to contact me for questions about those things. Limiting titles to Chair, Treasurer, Leader, etc. doesn't really tell people how we're involved.

    There's currently…

    7 votes
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  19. Develop functionality for Activity Programs and Outings/Combos SD154/GH1639

    This is functionality would be much like what we have for courses and would be for activity programs like Explorers and Venturing Crew, activity outings like Yosemite Climbing and "combo" activities like Hike & Stewardship and Cathedral Rock & Mount Daniel. We need to be able to group a few activities under one "umbrella" Outing and use a "manage registration" style feature to register for them and the Outing as a whole like we do for courses.

    30 votes
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    Low Priority  ·  Jeff Bowman responded

    We added an “exclude participants from date conflict check” checkbox to activities to hold us until we can get to Activity Program and Outings. This is a staff only option, because for most activities we need a conflict check so that members and guests do NOT overbook themselves.

    If you need this, please send an email with a link to the activity for which you need ti to info@mountaineers.org.

  20. Allow Members on Waitlist to sign up for Additional Outings.

    The system currently does not allow members to sign up for more than one outing. If you are on a waitlist, particularly if you are third or more on that list, I think the system should allow you to also sign up for another trip as backup. It seems unfair to force members to give up a potential spot on their preferred trip only to confirm on less preferred trip simply because of the system. Thank you.

    19 votes
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