Some of my volunteers and parents are having trouble changing their membership level on their own because they keep trying to find the "Change my Membership Level" button under the Membership dropdown menu at the top of the page, not the Membership link on the sidebar. It's a small change, but I think if we change the blue sidebar name to "My Membership" people will find this option more easily. - Sarah1 vote
Donors whose funds come from a foundation cannot donate online with the current system, they have to mail a check via their foundation. One new donor requested that The Mountaineers look into a way to contribute foundation funds online.1 vote
Give course admins or course leaders the ability to change the course pre-reqs after the course is listed3 votes
See “Badges” tab when adding or editing a course.
Make the Land Manager field a type ahead field in Routes/places so the proper information can be entered the first time during creation.1 vote
We improved all of type ahead field, so they are working much better now.
You can also add to type ahead field by typing the entire name of the new item and clicking on it.
When pulling up a route/place, there isn't much showing until you click on the "map" blue tab. Why not have that as default?1 vote
We set this so the default tab for leaders is “Activities” and for everyone else it it “Map.”
If I want to see everything going on at all branches for both Explore (activities) and and Learn (courses/clinics/events) in (for example) Sea Kayaking there is not a straight forward way of doing this. I want to look ahead and decide what in the Sea Kayaking world I might like to do and have it all listed chronologically.9 votes
We just launched all of these changes:
As part of “single activity courses,” we now show the new “single activity courses” in both Find Activities and Find Course, Clinics and Seminars.
We have improved the site-wide search where one can find any kind of content and be able to filter that search on the type of content desire (e.g. activities, courses and/or events).
More info about Single Activity Courses
More info about Site Search Improvements
Also visit thew blog for these updates:
Make Peak Pin and Paddle pins public on the website so members can see all of the neat awards their fellow members have completed and/or are working on. Plus we need to have good descriptions of the requirements for each of the awards.27 votes
We just completed editing and publishing the award badges that existed on our old website. They are at Membership > Badges, https://www.mountaineers.org/membership/badges/award-peak-pin-badges.
There are two for which we need badge images. We should have those by the end of March.
We’ll next work on adding badges; including content, images and roster; for our organization and branch service awards. We do not yet have this scheduled.
Please take a look and let us know if you have any questions or find anything that needs corrected.
Thanks to all you helped us get these done!
Create a type of content that is similar to courses but is more useful for the once a year, one-off seminars that we do. It would be connected to a route/place like activities but have course graduation function or the ability to add badges to it and mostly would be good for things like winter scramble seminars or pool sessions that are activities that have learning attached to them but aren't full fledged courses.17 votes
We just launched the new Seminars & Clinics (aka single activity courses) features. To learn more,
visit our tech blog: https://www.mountaineers.org/blog/2-5-seminars-clinics-search-youth
or the Schedule a Course, Clinic or Seminar page: https://www.mountaineers.org/volunteers/leader-resources/schedule-a-course-clinic-or-seminar/schedule-a-course-clinic-or-seminar
When I mouse over a course activity, display a "tool-tip/infotip/hint" containing the leaders name or the activity summary next to the cursor.2 votes
We added more information about lectures and field trip activities to the Course Requirements tab of the Course Details page. Information included title, activity dates, registration open/close dates, availability, and leader.
Can we create an auto-save for some of the online forms so users can save their work on route-place and activity creation forms and come back to it later if they haven't filled all the required fields?2 votes
All required fields expect for the title and summary have default values so leaders only have to fill in a couple fields before saving.
Pro ti! If you save your route/place and you navigate away from the page you can find what you created by searching using the magnify glass search field in the top right hand corner
I would like to see who is on waitlist for an activity I am registered for.5 votes
Add an additional dialogue box when you cancel from course that says "Are you sure you want to cancel" to avoid accidental cancellations.3 votes
This has been completed. There is now a cancel link that does not look like a Submit style button from the Manage Registration window AND when you click that link you get an additional dialog box asking “Are you sure you want to cancel?”
On the roster screens for activities and courses display names in last name, firstname MI format (also when searching to add people). Put a set of checkboxes on the main roster screens to let leaders update status without needing to drill down to the edit screen for eaxch student.1 vote
On course rosters you can now change the position and student expiration date for multiple participants.
calendar: Allow admins to see events that are pending. State seems to only show published events. It is very difficult to find an event once it has been submitted for review.1 vote
Already works as described in idea.
When a feedback item or idea has been submitted display its id number for reference1 vote
I just did some investigating and it doesn’t look like there is a way to see those for easy reference but they are listed in the url if you click on the item. ie this idea is in the forum 273688 and has a unique reference number 6803077
As part of the noted December reworking of route templates, a distinct template for Sea Kayak activities should be developed. Among the changes that should be made would be recognition that multiple launch sites might serve a given water body so the land manager will vary. The entry for land subdivision is usually meaningless and should be omitted. Parking permit requirements again depend on the launch site and so might be moved to the sea kayak activity template. Maximum party size might also be relocated to the activity template. National Forest District is not needed. The GPS maps are problematic. Since they are generic to the Route that are of no help in identifying the launch site used. Moving them to the Activity template might be considered. Only in special cases will a unique start or stop location be appropriate for a sea kayak Route or Place. Length should not be required as it usually is activity specific for a sea kayak route. Recommended maps should be retitled "charts" and have pull downs that are relevant. The activity type will be sea kayaking as predetermined by use of this template. The SK ratings should again be moved to the activity template as the leader will select this as part of season, route, etc. planning. If these changes are made, the existing sea kayak routes should be reviewed and edited to match. Work on this issue will help resolve lingering issues in the posting of sea kayak activities.
As part of the noted December reworking of route templates, a distinct template for Sea Kayak activities should be developed. Among the changes that should be made would be recognition that multiple launch sites might serve a given water body so the land manager will vary. The entry for land subdivision is usually meaningless and should be omitted. Parking permit requirements again depend on the launch site and so might be moved to the sea kayak activity template. Maximum party size might also be relocated to the activity template. National Forest District is not needed. The GPS maps are problematic.…1 vote
We’ve made improvements to the routes and places to add defaults each required field, made revisions to space capacity, and made it so everything is not required. Leaders will soon be able to edit the default to their route/places to change difficulty, distance, etc. We also added some sea kayaking-specific field to activities that should help. Due to the functionality of the Plone website package, we cannot make different requirements for specific types of routes/places.
This is the only web-edit tool I can think of that doesn't have a REVIEW
option. Unless I'm missing something, I can only SAVE or CANCEL from EDIT
mode. The requires many edits - and the system has been sluggish this afternoon.
Please add "REVIEW" to the wish list. :-)1 vote
The web system we chose for mountaineers.org is a modern content management system which uses the different statuses of private, pending review and published. The private setting is similar to a review button where you can review what you just made but it isn’t available as published material to the public.
Sites can be sluggish or fast for a wide variety of reasons but please let us know if there is a specific action you are regularly doing on the website that is consistently taking a long time.
You can learn more about creating blog posts here: https://www.mountaineers.org/volunteers/leader-resources/branch-committee-how-tos#blog
and managing other content here: https://www.mountaineers.org/volunteers/leader-resources/branch-committee-how-tos#edit101
Add an AIARE Level 2 badge for instructors who have higher level avalanche training.3 votes
Events should be listed next to LEARN EXPLORE AND CONSERVE on the main homepage.1 vote
Events can be found in the header on every single page of the website. The upcoming events are featured in a calendar box in the middle left of the homepage as well. We are working on improved functionality for events, including the ability to RSVP and see the events your are registered for, however we do not plan to add an additional menu item to the main navigation for events.
In preparing for an activity, leaders often want to bring a long a printout of their activity roster, including participant names, mobile phone, email, and emergency contact info. Currently we have to export this info to excel and spend time removing unnecessary columns and rows and doing a lot of formatting to produce this. Offer a printer-friendly page that formats this info (and leaves out the unnecessary info like cancelled registrations, etc.).25 votes
Live but need to add email address column and better phone number formatting. We’ll have that done soon.
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