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  1. Improve the ability to act as family member for activity registration

    It doesn't seem to be working to masquerade as a family member from the My Profile drop down menu.

    1 vote
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    Completed  ·  0 comments  ·  Members  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. Make Phone Numbers Required when Joining

    Make Phone number required on the Join page. This is key for leaders to be able to get in touch with their participants.

    2 votes
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    Completed  ·  0 comments  ·  Volunteers  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  3. Improve Incident Reporting GH824

    Incident reporting appears as just an embedded email link in the trip report
    when a leader closes an activity. Its output are the emails that appear
    from those trip leaders sending the email. That makes it harder for the
    Safety Officer to identify and group them in mail. Basic metadata like
    which branch this pertains to is not appended in the body. That makes it
    hard to determine who is accountable for follow up. It would be really nice
    if we could re-institute a form that writes to the DB and generates an email
    FROM a single incident reporting address…

    1 vote
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    0 comments  ·  Safety  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  4. Need Indoor Meeting Activity Type for Routes/places

    When submitting a new Route/Place request I’d like an Activity Type for meetings, lectures, and other indoor activities. I just need one so you pick the terminology that serves best. I asked for this before and was rejected because the PC’s understanding for our outing takes precedence over ours. Now I’ve run into the issue again and I reiterate that we have indoor activities, like lectures for our courses and we need a suitable activity type to classify them.

    Thankfully, activity type is optional now, so we no longer need to describe a meeting room as an “urban adventure”. But…

    3 votes
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    5 comments  ·  Activities  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    Completed  ·  Garrett Arnold responded

    We’ve added a field called “Common Uses” so we can search for venues suitable for lectures, meetings, field trips, “regular” trips, etc.

    All routes/places default that had been previously entered will get the Trip as default but we can go in and add multiple uses. This will allow someone who is trying to schedule a meeting to simply search Routes/places by meeting/lecture use type.

    When leaders go in and create new routes/places especially for places used for field trips and lectures and meetings we encourage these to be added to the type ahead field however we understand that most routes/places entered are for places we lead trips so this defaults to that and does not require you to fill out anything else in order to save leaders time when creating new R/Ps.

  5. Web forms and surveys integrated into the website GH1674

    It would be great to have web forms available to leaders so we can create course applications, branch surveys, run branch elections, etc directly on the website using the member's login

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    1 comment  ·  Volunteers  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    We’ve recently made a bit of progress using these for feedback surveys, safety incident reports, and equivalency and leader applications.

    It will take quite a bit more work to make these available for use by a broader audience. If you are interested in using these forms, please send an email to info@mountaineers..org.

  6. Improve Program Center Reservation Process GH1167/1168/1169/1175/1176/1177

    Submitting a room reservation for the Seattle Program Center is incredibly time consuming and there is a lot of room for error. For example, the calendar does not show which room is reserved, so you have to click on each event so you can see if the room you want is available. If you're looking for a room in a future month (which is often the case), each time you go back to the calendar, it defaults to the current month, so you then have to scroll again to the date you're looking for and click on the next event…

    7 votes
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    4 comments  ·  Events  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  7. MailTo button on Rosters and other web email improvements GH1123

    The email button on the roster page is pretty much useless because of the crippled form based email that is built in. Add another button with a MailTo link behind it that feeds the default email client with the list of selected email address in the header.

    That's basically the same functionality we had under IMIS--it was robust, immensely useful, and the necessary programming is trivial.

    25 votes
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    2 comments  ·  Rosters  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  8. Link Activities to Event/Room Reservation listings

    One of those items that I would be interested in seeing added to the
    capabilities of the new website system, is for when room reservations are
    made that an option exists to simultaneously tie that reservation into an
    actual activity. I know that not all room reservations are
    Mountaineers-related, but I suspect that those that are related would
    generally be associated with an activity (I know that all of mine are so
    far). This would possibly help alleviate date problems (I just noticed I
    was broadcasting a lecture date as being different from the room
    reservation - which was the…

    3 votes
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    Declined  ·  0 comments  ·  Events  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  9. Remember Me Checkbox on login screen GH1051

    Add "Remember Me" option so that my login persists until I deliberately logout. Or maybe increase the expiration timer to 24 hours or something like that. I just get tired of logging in 10 or 15 times a day. I'm not that concerned about the security risk--what's a hacker going to do...sign me up for a course?

    15 votes
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    1 comment  ·  Members  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    Completed  ·  Garrett Arnold responded

    When you log in there is a box now that you can check that says “Keep me logged in.” Checking this box will keep you logged in for 30 days if you are simply closing your browser rather than logging out.

  10. Access to Badge Rosters SDtbd

    Provide access to badge rosters with means for admins to maintain them and correct inaccuracies. I know of no defensible reason to hide this information, especially from committees that need it to do their jobs.

    8 votes
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    Low Priority  ·  11 comments  ·  Rosters  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  11. Folder view of Documents Sort Order

    When I open a list of documents, it seems to be in some random order and difficult to find certain documents when the list gets long. At a minimum, default document lists to alpha order. Possibly, sort folders to the top, but keep those in alpha order, too. A way to sort by date would also be nice. .

    2 votes
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    3 comments  ·  Volunteers  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    The columns sort by default to the order items were added with the most recently added at the bottom. Clicking on a column header will forward sort by that column’s data, and clicking a second time on the same column header will reverse the sort.

  12. Branches and Committees self-maintain content on their pages

    Allow Branches and Committees to self-maintain their pages. Committees can now maintain a brief description, but it is limited to text and cannot contain any formatting, images, links, or other useful stuff. There is currently a fairly long description for each Branch, but it is too static and, as far as I can tell, maintained by the PC. With more control of Branch page(s) on the club website, the need for Branches to have the separate websites is minimized.

    25 votes
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    8 comments  ·  Volunteers  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    Completed  ·  Garrett Arnold responded

    Committee pages have a new look! Go check them out and start adding content to the rich text description and summary. You can also create a folder and then create a whole new webpage with extra content that you can link to . Check out Tacoma Sea Kayaking, Olympia Hiking, Everett Scrambling, Seattle climbing as examples where some content has been added. Committee admins should be able to edit and committee members can now delete and archive content. Check out the Tech 2.3 Blog on the homepage for more web updates. Contact member services for additional questions about updating your committee pages. Additionally there are new links on the Getting Started pages which link back to branch communities and from the Learn menu to divert people to get plugged into their branches.

  13. Add status column to course roster

    The course roster can be improved with a new column to show status of the students and instructosr. Students start out as registered then progress to graduated, cancelled, failed, extended, etc. Instructors may also cancel, no show. Using the role column to carry that fact is not the best because then when the status changes we lose track of the actual role. For example, if the status changes to cancelled, we no longer know if the registration was for a student or an instructor.

    By extension, this idea means that "graduated" is a status of the student role, not a…

    3 votes
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  14. Volunteers need to be able to delete and archive content SD227/280

    Should be able to remove course materials from Manage Course Materials area or get rid of course templates no longer being used or files that are not up to date.

    12 votes
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    2 comments  ·  Volunteers  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  15. Honorary Members

    Have a place on our site about our honorary members.

    2 votes
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  16. Member Directory SD10

    Have a searchable member directory where I can contact any other member and see the badges they've earned

    4 votes
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    1 comment  ·  Members  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    With the site search (search box in the header) anyone logged in can find other members and guests. This is how we implemented the member directory.

    Remember there also the My Volunteer Profile and Find Volunteers (in the header’s “Volunteers” menu.

  17. Add Activities and Routes & Places to a Map SD184/287

    It'd be cool if we had routes and places all shown on a map! And link to trip reports :)

    7 votes
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    2 comments  ·  Search  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  18. My Calendar SD411

    Add a "My Calendar" page where I can see all of my activities on a calendar, or subscribe to an iCal feed of my activities.

    Update April 2018
    We are "cancelling" this for lack of a better status, because each of the items below is its own idea, and some are complete. Please visit the individual items to vote for or subscribe to them. Thanks!

    Update April 26 2016
    Thanks to everyone who took the leader survey. The calendar requests with the most votes are below.

    1. The ability to filter by weekday or weekend which we are tracking here: …

    32 votes
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    8 comments  ·  Members  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Update April 2018
    We are “cancelling” this for lack of a better status, because each of the items below is its own idea, and some are complete. Please visit the individual items to vote for or subscribe to them. Thanks!

    Update April 26 2016
    Thanks to everyone who took the leader survey. The calendar requests with the most votes are below.

    1. The ability to filter by weekday or weekend which we are tracking here: http://feedback.mountaineers.org/forums/273688-general-feedback/suggestions/7910340-weekend-activities-filter

    2. Ability to receive a calendar reminder when registration is opening for an activity. This is part of the Alerts & Notification idea, https://mountaineers.uservoice.com/forums/273688-general-feedback/suggestions/7457242-add-bucket-tick-wish-list-and-email-notifications

    3. Ability to sync outside calendar (Outlook, Google) with your Mountaineers Activities/Events which is part of the original idea above. COMPLETEALL calendar views on our website come with a iCal download, so for anything with a calendar view, you can download the relevant calendars and view them overplayed…

  19. Ability to switch activity templates for trips after trips have been created GH1937

    Can you make it easier to switch a climb to an alpine scramble and vice versa when accidently listed the wrong way. Or to make a switch from winter scramble template and regular scramble template so the right pre-reqs are listed for the trip I want to lead.

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  20. Importing pre-website launch activity and course history onto the new website.

    This is actively being worked on right now as part of a planned post-launch enhancement. It was one of the most frequently heard requests immediately after launch of the new website. There are a number of technical barriers and issues to work through because of the intense integration of activity, membership, course, and roster data that exists in our system, but the developers are telling us we can expect them all to be worked through by mid-December at this point.

    4 votes
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    Completed  ·  Garrett Arnold responded

    Completed 12/8

    We imported ALL courses, clinics, seminars and trips. We were not able to import all lectures and field trips related to a course. This means you will be able to see your course information, but won’t necessarily see all of the course related activities. For example: You will see that you took Basic Climbing, but will not see the crevasse-rescue field trip associated with that course.\

    We felt it was important to have as much information imported as possible, which means the data isn’t always the cleanest. Prior to 2003, we did not have a good way of digitally storing this information. Which means some dates may be wrong – it defaults to 1906 – and some details may be missing (because they weren’t previously required). The current state of your profile history is the best we can provide the the historical data on file.

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