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  1. Adding a section for Awards

    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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  2. Adding a section for additional information on Book product page

    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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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.

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  10. 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."

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  11. Show Member Discount when Pre-ordering and Backordering GH3049

    As a website visitor per-ordering or backordering a book, show me the discount I will receive on the page where I enter my payment information, so that I know the total price I will be charged when the book is available.

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  12. 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." But in Acumen, we have only "contributor" and "book."

    What's the best way to be sure that when we import authors from Acumen that we have only one "member" record in Plone?

    It seems like there are two options:

    1. Upsert an existing contact record that matches on…

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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. More naturalist articles

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

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

    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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  17. Automatically Add Instructors to Committee Roster GH2511

    When an person registers for or is registered for an activity as an Instructor, in addition to adding them to the course's team roster (if part of a course), add them as an Instructor to the sponsoring Committee's team roster as an instructor or check their instructor box if they are already on the Committee's team roster and their Instructor box is not already checked.

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  18. When Copying a Blog Post Do NOT Copy Comments GH2497

    When copying a blog post do not copy any associated comments. Sometime we copy a blog post as the starting point for a new blog post. One example is our "10 Essential Questions" blog.

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  19. Allow Site Admins to Delete Comments GH2498

    Allow Site Admins (i.e. Staff group) to delete comments on content items. So far we mostly have comments on blogs. This is needed for improved comment moderation.

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  20. Improve Course Application Process GH2951

    Improve the online forms so that applications can be housed on our website (which is ideal), with a prefilled field linking to a particular course, that the form builder creates. When the form is submitted, the applicant is automatically added to the "applied" roster, and the same process continues from there. This has the advantage of reducing admin burden, but it will require our online forms to be much easier to build so that our leaders will make applications in plone. Probably a much bigger project.

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