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  1. "My Activities" should be visible on the landing page after the login

    I'm internet savvy but didn't discover "My Activities" and other menu items that are currently hidden behind the login name, until recently.
    Make the site intuitive like http://www.Meetup.com. It shouldn't require training.

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    0 comments  ·  Members  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    Declined  ·  Jeff Bowman responded

    Thanks for the suggestion. The “My Activities” is in the profile menu in the upper right section of our website’s header per website best practices. Unfortunately, there’s just not room to expand all of the items in the profile menu to the header. The My Profile menu will have a bit more prominence in our mobile design, so when you’re using a smart phone or tablet the My Profile menu will be a bit easier to find.

  2. Improve Find Instructor Opportunities functionality

    Make it possible to have your field trip or course show under "Find Instructor Opportunities" even if there is no instructor pre-requisite

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    Declined  ·  1 comment  ·  Search  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  3. Sea Kayak specific route template

    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.…

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    0 comments  ·  Activities  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    Declined  ·  Jeff Bowman responded

    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.

  4. Make Events easier to find

    Events should be listed next to LEARN EXPLORE AND CONSERVE on the main homepage.

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    4 comments  ·  Events  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    Declined  ·  Member Services responded

    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.

  5. Review Participation Notes

    On the "My Activities" page there's a "Review Participation Notes" blue button. It seems like these Participation Notes should have their own section on the left sidebar, similar to "My Feedback". Or it could be combined with the "My Feedback" page and use the same date filtering etc.

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    0 comments  ·  Volunteers  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    Declined  ·  Tess Wendel responded

    When making changes to the website, we have to consider the wide implications of reorganizing information. Participation notes are only available to leaders and group administrators – participants cannot see participation notes created by leaders. The participation notes are designed as an investigative tool for leaders for an incident, accident, or behavioral issue. It’s included on the My Activities page so leaders can easily see successful trip history as a way to screen participants pre trip. Leaders should only look at the participation notes when a red flag was noted in the past or a person’s trip status includes ‘needs improvement. Due to the special use case of this information and the small pool of people able to access this information, we feel the participant notes to not warrant a special tab, and we are going to keep the current structure at this time.

  6. Create @mountaineers.org email address for committees

    Currently a number of committees have created Gmail addresses, which are shared between chairs, course leaders, etc. It seems like there should be @mountaineers.org addresses for this

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    0 comments  ·  Volunteers  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    Declined  ·  Jeff Bowman responded

    Unfortunately we do not have the resources to manage and support the number of email addresses this would require. Management includes initial setup, support desk for access issues, and volunteer turnover.

  7. Add cancelation date range

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    I'm a trip leader. A couple days before a trip I don't want anyone new signing up for planning/logistics reasons. The solution for that is to have signup close a couple days early. But then people signed up can't cancel from my trip without emailing me and having me do it (or the Program Center do it), which is a pain for me to do. Since someone can't be signed up for 2 trips at the same time, they might need me to cancel them ASAP so they can sign up for another trip, but I might not be…

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    1 comment  ·  Activities  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    Declined  ·  Garrett Arnold responded

    We definitely understand where this idea is coming from but at this point we must decline the idea for the following reasons. 1) We had many leaders from across the organization request manually roster manipulation after registration has closed and this is in contradiction to that widespread request. 2) We are concerned that this is too complicated for our members and leaders since Member Services already spends a decent amount of time explaining what registration open and close dates are and how they work and this idea makes the process a little harder to remember.

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