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  1. Improve address form fields so they are more consistent GH3146

    There is an inconsistenty among address field types on our forms--Join, Shipping, and Checkout. The shipping page is the best model, so the field types would be:

    Street Address - plain text
    City - plain text
    State - select if Country = "United States" OR "Canada" and plain text for all others
    ZIP - plain text
    Country - single select

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  2. Only insert new instructors to course roster GH3157

    When an instructor signs up for a workshop or field trip then they are automatically added as an "Instructor" at the course level, I believe this is new functionality. However, if that person is already set as a course "Leader" then they are demoted to be a course "Instructor". It seems like the new automatic behavior should only happen if the person is not currently on the course roster.

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  3. Make the Volunteer Hours page visible to all leaders GH3166

    Similar to how leaders can view any member's activity/course history. This would help leaders get a sense for a member's availability, see what they have or haven't tracked, etc.

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  4. Add a "Branch" column in addition to a "Branch" filter on the Committee Chair Directory GH3140

    This would be helpful for searching and filtering in the directory, and it would help make clear which committees belong to which branch.

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  5. Make contributors other than "authors" be eligible for search GH3167

    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.

    2 votes
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  6. 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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  7. 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.

    2 votes
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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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.

    2 votes
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  11. Catch and Handle API Tax Rate Exceptions GH2919

    As a site visitor purchasing books and/or merchandise, show me an error message if the tax API fails so I know how to get my order placed. We think the best is to retry a few times and if that fails use a fallback rate from site settings.

    6 votes
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  12. Re-sync Failed Plone-Acumen Transactions GH2921

    Add a "Re-sync to Acumen button to receipt pages to enable Mountaineers staff to re-sync a transaction to Acumen. With power outages, Acumen posting, and server maintenance, this will make it easier to get any missed orders to Acumen without having to enter them manually.

    6 votes
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  13. Creating book/product bundles GH2996

    I'd like to return the ability to create bundles in Plone, e.g. Day Hiking bundle.

    Right now, the problem with the old way of doing bundles are a) Acumen -> Plone inventory would always show 0, a1) "faking" inventory has no way to stop if 1 or more book in bundle runs out, and b) a pain to create royalties/requires too many staff to set up a single product

    3 votes
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  14. Sync Promo Code Data to Salesforce GH2966

    Sync the promo code data to Salesforce so that we can better report on promo codes, know when one that is scheduled goes live, know when one expires, and know if one was published.

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  15. Enable Safety Officers to Submit Incident Reports GH2964

    Allow Safety Officer ability to submit an Incident Report tied to an activity, course or event on another person's behalf (e.g. from a phone interview).

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  16. Improve Committee-aggregated Feedback Pages GH2954/2955

    (1) Add a "More Info" or make it so that clicking on the "comment" in feedback takes the user to the "All" feedback page for the activity, course, event, or lodge stay from which that feedback originated.

    (2) Add a "Download All | Download Selected" button to the bottom of the page that downloads a spreadsheet file with one sheet/tab for each feedback survey (e.g. Course Feedback, Field Trip, Lecture, Seminar, and Clinic Feedback, Trip Feedback, etc.). Each sheet will have meta data (e.g. title, dates) from the activity, course, event or lodge stay and then the feedback responses in…

    5 votes
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  17. Improve the My Feedback (Leader-aggregated Feedback) Pages GH2596/2957/2958

    (1) Add filters for (a) Committee, a select list of on which the leader serves), and (b) Activity Type, a list of our activity types.

    (2) Add a "More Info" or make it so that clicking on the "comment" in feedback takes the user to the "All" feedback page for the activity, course, event, or lodge stay from which that feedback originated.

    (3) Add a "Download All | Download Selected" button to the bottom of the page that downloads a spreadsheet file with one sheet/tab for each feedback survey (e.g. Course Feedback, Field Trip, Lecture, Seminar, and Clinic Feedback, Trip…

    5 votes
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  18. Improve Activity-aggregated Feedback Pages GH2959

    (1) Change "Feedback" at the top of the page to the title of the feedback survey.
    (2) Make the title of the course, activity, event or lodge stay a link to that item's details page.
    (3) Add the leader's name and activity date(s) below the title.
    (4) Add the title of the course template if the item is a course activity.

    5 votes
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  19. Integrate Spelling/Typo Correction/Suggestion into Text Search GH2953

    Add a feature or features that better handles misspellings and typos in text search strings. Two possibilities are: (1) a way to show potential spelling errors or typos like the red squiggly lines under such words, and/or (2) a feature like Google's "Showing results for {your corrected search string}. Search with {your original search string} instead."

    2 votes
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  20. Integrate Fuzzy Logic to Text Search GH2837

    As a site visitor give when I submit a search with text search terms, give me search results that are "fuzzy" so that I get a better and more comprehensive list of items that meet my search criteria.

    By "fuzzy" we're thinking of things like singular vs. plural (e.g. leader vs. leaders) and first names (e.g. Ben vs. Benjamin).

    2 votes
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