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  1. Add the Registration Date/Time to the Course Registration Edit Form GH1965

    Add the Registration Date/Time to the course registration modal dialog and only show it to site admins so that we can have more flexibility in making waitlist and other roster adjustments to course like we do for activities.

    Example: https://www.mountaineers.org/about/branches-committees/tacoma-branch/committees/tacoma-hiking-backpacking-committee/course-templates/introduction-to-backpacking-tacoma/introduction-to-backpacking-tacoma-2016-1/team-roster

    5 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Courses, Clinics & Seminars  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. Warning message for unrelated activity types tagged on activity listing GH1867

    When setting up a trip, the trip defaults to the multiple activity types associated with the route/place. It would be nice if the site gave you a “warning” if you set up a trip with activity types that are different from the committee listing the trip or the activity template chosen to avoid having a ski trip show up in snowshoe and scramble trip listings.

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

    We set the default activity type to come from the activity template only when scheduling an activity, and allow the leader to choose or edit the Climbing, Skiing, or Snowshoe categories when scheduling an activity. We also improved the display of activity type and categories on Routes & Places and Activities.

  3. Add filters to site search GH1877

    The main problem with the search is that it returns so many pages of results that excessive paging is required for the search to be very useful. The sort, date, and item type filters do help, but more mechanisms are needed to narrow down the result set: Branch and Activity Type filters, for example.

    5 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Search  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  4. Activity Rosters should divide instructors and participants GH 1124

    Please divide rosters for participants and instructors for activities and course related activities in the same way that courses are set up. The sort by feature is less helpful than seeing the clear division.

    5 votes
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    1 comment  ·  Rosters  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  5. Capability to add text to an Activity title

    Allow the capability to add text to an activity title or add another field
    that is displayed in the Activity listing. An example is a sea kayak trip that is at night. It would be nice in the Activity listing for the activity to display "Sea Kayak - Sequim Bay - Night Paddle".

    5 votes
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    1 comment  ·  Activities  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    Completed  ·  Garrett Arnold responded

    The first line of the activity summary is now being added to the listing in the Find Activities search so it will say Sea Kayak- Sequim Bay and then directly underneath it will be “Night paddle to observe full moon…”

    This allows our leaders to accurately describe their activity and put in a little special “marketing” to show that their paddle (or hike or backpack) isn’t just any old paddle around Sequim etc.

  6. Improve trip reports SD22

    Improve trip reports by allowing date of trip and more photos, rich text, potential for an additional field.

    Also want leaders to be able to submit trip reports that are linked to the activity as an official write up but also allow members to write trip reports.

    5 votes
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    9 comments  ·  Members  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Completed May 2016.

    See new tech blog for details, choose View Trip Reports from the Explore menu to search them, or choose a route/place or activity where you were a participant to add one. Note that you can edit any that you have already submitted to take advantage of the new features.

  7. Improve Event Edit Form GH2777/2805/2760

    (1) Re-order, update and add fields on the event edit form to make it easier for volunteers to complete.
    (2) Add validation that at least one "room" was selected for the Tacoma Program Center.
    (3) Set the Event Setup and Departure datetimes to default to the Start datetime - 30 min and End datetime + 30 min when adding an activity to the Seattle and Tacoma Program Center calendars. For editing an event, "remember" the time difference between Setup and Start datetime AND between End and Departure datetime and use those as defaults for editing the Start and/or End datetime.

    4 votes
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    3 comments  ·  Events  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  8. Make Username not Required on join form GH2636

    Helpful for in person walk-in reservations at lodges, and making purchases and donations without being logged in.

    4 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Lodges  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  9. Clone Activities (was Enable a script to create lodge stays and activiites in bulk) SD663

    As a member of the activity leaders group allow me to clone an activity so that I can more easily create the series of activities I need.

    Fields that can be different in clones:
    - Start Date
    - End Date
    - Registration Opens: Default to 9 am on Start date + 1 day
    - Registration Closes: Default is noon on the Thursday preceding the Start date
    - Leader
    - Member and Non-member Prices (NOT cancellation fee) if either of those fees is >0 on the activity being cloned.

    Notes:
    - This is similar to what we do for lodge stays …

    4 votes
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    3 comments  ·  Lodges  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  10. Create an instructors group SD651

    Useful for creating an instructor specific benefits page

    4 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Volunteers  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  11. Backordered and Pre-order Books & Merchandise: Charge & Ship SD627/654/655/656/662

    As a customer allow me to pre-order or backorder a book that is not yet available or out of stock. When the book is available, charge my credit card, and ship the book I ordered to the shipping address I specified.

    4 votes
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    1 comment  ·  Books  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  12. Make Rolling Enrollment Courses Easier to Find in Find Courses Faceted Search GH2826

    Courses like basic snowshoeing which have multiple sessions are falling to the bottom and are harder to find.

    4 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Search  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  13. Enable trip leaders to Identify Potential Leaders on a Trip

    Currently, trip participants can rate trip leaders. Trip leaders need to be able to rate trip participants. Specifically, trip leaders need to be able to identify trip participants who demonstrate attributes of a future trip leader, and this information needs to be shared with branch committee leadership so they can follow-up with the potential trip leader and encourage them to take the appropriate next steps to volunteer as a trip leader.

    When trip leaders close their trip or prepare a trip report, this new feature needs to be made clearly available to them so they are given an opportunity to…

    4 votes
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    Completed  ·  2 comments  ·  Volunteers  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  14. Family Activities Exception GH2280

    In family activities only, recognize when an adult attached to a youth membership has registered and override the Youth Information Form requirement for youth attached to the registered adult’s membership when they register. They would still need to be required to fill out the Family activities program form because otherwise we’d have no waiver on file for the youth.

    Considerations:

    What do we do if the parent or parents cancel? This is a family activity which should be parent-child combos, so this does not seem like but…?
    From Becca - Is there an option to have the system cancel a…

    4 votes
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    1 comment  ·  Activities  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  15. Avy terrain rating GH2743

    Add an avy terrain category rating to each route/place based on the highest risk area. Eg our Nordic Touring books list avalanche danger as "none, low, moderate, etc" The idea is that any route/place that has an NWAC link also has an avy rating so students can make informed decisions. (came from both snowshoe and scramble summits)

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    0 comments  ·  Activities  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  16. Duplicate Family Members GH2130

    There is not a warning message or anything that prevents someone from using the "Add Family Member" button to create a duplicate account for someone who already has one on mountaineers.org. Right now family members can create an unlimited number of duplicate accounts. Can we add a pop-up warning message like we do on the regular Create Account page when a first name/last name/email match is made?

    4 votes
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    Completed  ·  0 comments  ·  Members  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  17. Improve the Summary (aka Search Results) View for Files GH1902

    Add the Summary field for files that are added to the website in the Summary (aka search results) view (see attached image).

    4 votes
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  18. Fully integrated Roster Management for Courses with multiple activities, and sections to complete to graduate.

    Currently for a Course with multiple required activities one must download multiple CSV files and have the skill to basically develop a one time database and queries to track all students and who has completed what.
    It would seem like the software provide would have reporting capabilities and modules that could be user facing to avoid this by using the source database.

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    4 comments  ·  Rosters  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    We already have the desired functionality. There are “Review” links to everyone’s name on the course roster. Visit https://www.mountaineers.org/volunteers/leader-resources/schedule-a-course-clinic-or-seminar/schedule-a-course-clinic-or-seminar#manage-rosters to learn more.

    If there is concern about all students registering for required field trips, be sure that all course activities are listed and open for registration when the course opens for registration. This way participants are prompted to choose activities when they register before getting to the checkout page.
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  19. Add Stewardship How-to

    The Problem: There is currently nowhere (that I could find) on the website where it describes the specifics of getting the Stewardship credit. Result: hundreds of students have to e-mail info@mountaineers.org or call 206-521-6000, and some poor staffer has to answer / redirect the same questions, over and over.

    Website has good descriptions of the badges and links to Mountaineers-sponsored activities, but there is nothing about the specific how-tos of who to contact or what documentation/photos/e-mail/whatever to be supplied.

    So, there needs to be a page with that includes the following:
    - Stewardship contact
    - Expected documentation for stewardship activities,…

    4 votes
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    Completed  ·  Tess Wendel responded

    If you click on the stewardship credit badge you are taken to a page which describes how to earn the badge with us or with one of our partner organizations.

    Note that with the recently launched development, the Stewardship Credit badge may now be awarded for successfully completing Stewardship activities through the mountaineers without having to email member services separately.

  20. Make the "+more" Link More Obvious GH1485

    We want to make the "+more" link on the activity and course detail pages more obvious so users see them and are more apt to use them. It could be a button, larger font or... We are open to suggestions. Please do add any you have to the comments.

    Also, though many Routes & Places don't yet have lengthy descriptions, we may want to add a "+more" link or button to them too.

    Example: https://www.mountaineers.org/explore/routes-places/the-tooth-south-face

    4 votes
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