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  1. 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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    Medium Priority  ·  1 comment  ·  Activities  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. 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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  3. Add Header Messaging Capability SD517

    We added a home page pop-up a while ago for getting important communications out to members and guests.

    This would be rich text that appear in a box/stripe that appears just below the header (and above the admin panel if it is visible) so that we can present members and guests with a less obtrusive way to highlight things that we thing are really important. Also allow members and guests to close this message until it is refreshed (changed entirely or edited).

    1 vote
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  4. Message board for leaders and members wanting to coordinate an activity

    Would be great to have a space where leaders could put up an activity idea and find out if other leaders might be interested in joining up for key swaps, car camps, etc. Leaders could ask for anyone's recent experience with a particular trail or trailhead. On the same space, members could put up a trip that they'd like to do and see if they can interest a leader in doing it; barring that, to find other members who might like to do it privately.

    22 votes
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    15 comments  ·  Members  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    Medium Priority  ·  Jeff Bowman responded

    The idea of creating a member forum was identified as part of our Vision 2022 strategic planning process, and did not rise above the line for investment in this strategic plan (as voted on in our town hall conversations and online ranking survey). We would love to create better social functionality within our website. Having folks use unmoderated Facebook, etc. pages does create fracturing within the community and does not always best represent The Mountaineers. Creating an online place for people to build community and connect with one another remains on our list of long-term plans. Building the platform for this type of social interaction is quite expensive (we’ve looked into it) and would require at least one additional staff person to moderate and manage. When we have enough resources available, we will make this a priority. Likely in the coming 3-5 years.

  5. In-Person Book Pick-up SD341

    Create an online purchase option for shoppers to pick up a book at the Seattle Program Center, Tacoma Program Center or the location of a course lecture, field trip or seminar.

    2 votes
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  6. HAVE STRIPE SPLIT PAYMENTS/DEPOSITS SD350

    Have Stripe split a credit card payment and distribute PC funds to its bank account while, at the same time, channeling payment for a book to the Books bank account.

    2 votes
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  7. Selecting from the Dropdown

    When you select from the search/suggestions box ("You May Also Like" section, for instance), it jumps around and makes it hard to select with precision.

    For example, as admin when I try to create a discount code and I need to add multiple items with the keyword "mountain", it is next to impossible to scroll and pick a tile that is in-between transitions.

    Another example is "Recommended Reading" on many of our content types.

    1 vote
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    Medium Priority  ·  2 comments  ·  Infrastructure  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  8. Promo Codes: Discounts that trigger when someone fulfills a requirement SD521

    As a site visitor let me use a promo code to get a discount that applies when I hit certain prerequisites. For example, spend $100 get a 20% discount, or buy 6 books get free shipping.

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  9. Promo Codes: Buy One Get One Free SD334

    As a site visitor allow me to use a promo code to purchase one item and receive another of equal or lesser value for free.

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  10. Add Membership Status to Team Rosters

    Can we add a membership status column to Team Rosters for Events and Activities (probably don't need for courses)? This will help our volunteers track, especially with events, who is a member and who is not.

    Example roster: https://www.mountaineers.org/locations-lodges/seattle-program-center/events/meet-the-mountaineers-and-gear-grab-feb-12/team-roster?_authenticator=e6c1a9d70b7fb2e6da37d7513457787371ab268a

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    Medium Priority  ·  0 comments  ·  Events  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  11. Calendar view on mobile site

    On the mobile site, can the event calendar default to a calendar view rather than list view?

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    0 comments  ·  Events  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    Medium Priority  ·  Jeff Bowman responded

    We’ve reviewed this an a calendar view would not be able to display enough info to be useful on a mobile device. We might be able to show a calendar view where a person can “click” on a date to show the items for that date. We’re not sure how helpful this would be, though.

  12. Add Additional Price/Age Options for Lodge Stays SD666

    Add additional age groups for different lodge pricing. Some lodges allow younger members others don't and Meany previously had toddler pricing.

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    Medium Priority  ·  3 comments  ·  Lodges  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  13. Create "Trip Reporter" Badge

    What if we created a “Trip Reporter” badge (or some such name) to award to folks who leave 5+ trip reports a year? This would encourage more people to leave trip reports, and help with our goals to gamify membership engagement.

    Here's a good trip reporter example: https://www.mountaineers.org/members/dave-morgan/trip-reports

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  14. Make better season pass functionality for lodges

    Allow me to enter a season pass code for each person I am registering and pay for those who don't have season passes in the same transaction.

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  15. 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.

  16. An optional listing of activities by sign-up closing date would be useful.

    Greetings, I am looking at the webpage listing of backpacking trips
    https://www.mountaineers.org/explore/activities#c4=Backpacking&_authenticator=85ed85bf9f9b5b690f54ae2e41091ad49b0b5563
    and there are trips that commence several weeks from now that have sign-ups closing this week. I suspect that these trips will be undersubscribed because people don't scroll down far enough. If the trips could optionally be listed by sign-up closure, that would help these trips to get more attention. Thank you!

    2 votes
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  17. Note major jewish, christian and muslim holidays on online calendar to promote inclusivity and avoid double booking

    It'd be great if the online reservation calendar noted major holidays like rosh hashanah, yom kippur, Eid Al-Fitr, easter etc so that volunteers are less likely to schedule activities on courses on those evenings. This would go a long way towards building an inclusive culture at The Mountaineers.

    2 votes
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  18. Search and filter hikes by vertical gain, mileage, and distance using range sliders

    Search and filter hikes by vertical gain, mileage, and distance using range sliders, similar to WTA's interface.

    ...and allow for further filtering of results by geo using map zoom functionality, similar to that of Zillow NOTE: We already have map view, see the comments.

    2 votes
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  19. Connect Senior Household Memberships

    Add functionality to connect Senior households memberships where both people in the household can switch between accounts, just like Family accounts.

    1 vote
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    Medium Priority  ·  Jeff Bowman responded

    We have a number of critical items currently on our high priority list, and while this would certainly be a benefit for our senior members, this project does not yet have enough votes to warrant higher prioritization, and, because it’s an improvement to existing functionality, we must prioritize it below things which need to be fixed or built for the first time.

  20. Give notification to leader if posting course related activity outside course date range

    Provide error message/notification if creating a course related activity that is outside of any course's current date range. I listed an optional lecture and it wouldn't show up in the course but I couldn't figure out why. Turns out it was after the original course listings end date.

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    0 comments  ·  Courses, Clinics & Seminars  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    Medium Priority  ·  Jeff Bowman responded

    Thanks for bringing this to our attention. This one is a bit tricky, because there can be a currently running and future scheduled course and knowing which one to check is a challenging decision.

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