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  1. Make contributors other than "authors" be eligible for search

    When we perform a search on mb.org using contributor names, currently only "by" works. We'd like to make it so that searches for all contributors (photos by, epilogue by, etc. etc.) also works in search.

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  2. On daily alert, display the day of the week GH3076/3077

    The new Daily alert feature is nice, but it would be more helpful if it displayed the day of the week in the message. Most people are available only on certain days.

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  3. Email Reminder for Activities, Courses and Events About to Open for Registration SD509

    As a site user, allow me to choose to get an email the day before an activity, course or event opens so that I get a reminder to register for an activity or course for which I plan to register.

    It would be ideal to add a checkbox along with "Send me an email reminder the day before this opens for registration." to the registration portlet where the the opening date is displayed. We're currently thinking a new role on the roster may be the best way to accomplish this.

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  4. Allow leaders to update a student's participation notes after a field trip is closed

    Leaders add participation notes to a student's profile if they fail to pass a critical skill and need reevaluation before they can register for a climb. We need to be able to update the participation note to include information when they do pass the skill, but this means we can't close the activity until all students have passed, unless we contact the program center to reopen. It would be nice if we could update participation notes.

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  5. Pre-order/Backorder vs. Shopping Cart Clarification GH3072

    As a user, when pre/backordering something show me a notification that this process is separate from my other items (if I have other available items in my cart).

    I'd like to see some sort of alert during/before reaching "/delayed-shipping" page that back/pre orders are not processed at the same time as the rest of the items in my cart. Reason being I'd like to avoid confusion during/after user has input all their information.

    Ideally, is it possible to...
    1) Check if the cart is currently empty (if so, proceed as usual)
    2) If cart /= empty, perhaps an in-frame pop-up?…

    2 votes
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  6. Adding a Section/Tab to Books for Awards GH3073

    An idea we had some time ago was creating an Awards tab, much like "Descriptions" "Reviews" "Video" -- but at the time we decided against it because we thought it would be best to highlight it in the Description field anyways.

    But now that the feed to our 3rd parties are being more restrictive on the level of HTML we can have, the above argument against holds a lot less ground.

    My appetite for fighting for this addition depends heavily on how easy it is to implement, and especially so in context with whether it can be implemented easily along…

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  7. 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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  8. Show past activities on a route

    When looking at a route, you can see future activities as well as trip reports. I'd like to see a list of past activities, along with their completion status and leader name (whether they posted a trip report or not).
    This would make it easier to contact past trip leaders to ask them about conditions, etc. as well as to get a sense of when people typically use the route.

    Thanks!

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  9. Improve My Profile Preferences View GH3064

    Improve how a member’s preferences are displayed on the bottom of their My Profile page and to minimize confusion on where and how to change (edit) them.

    Notes:
    - Don't show checkboxes or data entry boxes with their “values,” because it makes them look editable.
    - Remove help text, so that essentially only the field labels and their values are displayed and so that the view is more compact.

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  10. Pre-orders & Backorders: Add Next Available Date GH2991

    - Add a Next Available Date to the Book content type.
    - Add it to the Acumen-Plone nightly sync: Inv_Product.Next_Release_Date
    - Sync it to Salesforce: Product.Next_Available_Date__c
    - Replace now hidden "Out of stock" text with: For pre-orders: "This book has not yet been released and will be available {Publication Date}."
    - For backorder: "This book is currently out-of-stock. We will have it back in stock by next available date."
    - Use it for "your credit card is about to expire" pre-order/backorder email alerts

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  11. Alerts & Notifications "Leave Blank for All Branches" GH3015

    For the "Branches" field change it so that leaving it blank is the same as having selected all of the branches in the list.

    Change the help text for Branches to: With these branches... (leave blank to choose all branches)

    Change the help text for Activities to: Of these types... (choose at least one to get notifications)

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  12. Course Activity Data Export Improvement GH3028

    Investigate alternatives for the Course Activities Export. It takes several minutes to get the datatables view, because there are often several thousand records associated with the request. There may be more, but few options are:

    - Check how much overhead there is in Diazo processing of the markup? Avoiding that may be one reason that converting the main course roster view to be React-based helped so much. If that's correct you could possibly load this part of the page in an iframe that bypasses Diazo.

    - A bit off the wall... After clicking the "download" button, display a message (in…

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  13. Pre-order/Backorder Quantity GH3044

    As a website visitor pre-ordering or backordering a a book, allow me to enter a quantity that is applied when I click the "pre-order" or "backorder" button, and allow me to change this on the payment page, so that I may pre- or backorder more than one copy of a book at a time.

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  14. Pre-order/Backorder User-applied Promo Codes GH3045

    As a website visitor pre-ordering or backordering a book, allow me to enter a promo code on the payment page, so that I can receive a discount if one is offered. And display the automatically applied promo code the member discount.

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  15. Add "Item Type" Select List to Universal Header Search GH3048

    As a website visitor, show me a list of content types next to the search box in the universal header so that I may choose the type of content and my search terms in one go.

    Notes:
    - If viewing the Program global header, default this to "All."
    - If viewing the Books global header, default this to "Book."

    2 votes
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  16. Improve Author-Book Relationship in Acumen and Plone GH3050

    In some cases, we have a contributor who has one role on one book and another role on another book (e.g. "by" and "Foreword by"). In these cases we end up with multiple contact records for the same contributor. In Plone, we have this covered with the "member," "book," and "book roster." In Acumen, we need to be sure that we have only one contributor record and use the "override role" field when their contribution is different from their primary role.

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  17. Add Shipping Address to Profile GH3062

    Add shipping address fields to contact profile and rename "address" fields to billing address. And use the shipping and billing addresses and defaults for purchase for logged in users.

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  18. Default billling address for "checkout as guest" GH2975

    When a user buys books or merchandise and checks out as a guest, use the shipping address they entered as the billing address on the page where we collect their credit card information. Or maybe it's better if we add a "Billing address is same as shipping address" checkbox above the billing address fields. This seems like the better, more common user experience.

    Do this for:
    - Checking out without logging in, the multi-item "regular" shopping cart
    - Placing a pre-order or backorder as a guest, the single-item shopping cart

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  19. More Naturalist Articles

    Wildlife photography especially is effective at stretching newcomers to the outdoors beyond climbing and running.

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    Thanks for the suggestion. As a nonprofit and volunteer-led organization, all content is contributed on a volunteer basis and is a reflection of the interests and expertise of our membership. We do not currently have a wildlife specific photography group, however we do have an active photography committee which shares regular blogs about their trips. We also feature wildlife photography in a number of the books published by Mountaineers Books. If you’re interested in learning more, please contact the photography committee (https://www.mountaineers.org/locations-lodges/seattle-branch/committees/seattle-photography-committee) or you can volunteer to contribute your own wildlife photography content here: https://www.mountaineers.org/mountaineer-magazine/contribute).

  20. When trips are co-led by two leaders who report to different branches and committees please can both sponsor and share credit? GH3075

    When trips are co-led by two leaders who report to different branches and committees please can both sponsor and share credit?

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