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  1. book recommendations

    It would be nice if we could recommend books other than those published by the Mountaineers. For the Naturalists' annual course, they use a book that is better than what the Mountaineers has published. For the Photography Committee, there are really only two instruction books published by the Mountaineers. We should be able to add any book listed on Amazon to better help our students.

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  2. On daily alert, display the day of the week GH3076/3077

    The new Daily alert feature is nice, but it would be more helpful if it displayed the day of the week in the message. Most people are available only on certain days.

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  3. Activity, Course, Event Feedback: Email to Safety Committee SD378

    As safety@mountaineers.org, I get an email when a participant answers "yes" to a "was there a safety concern or incident" question on a feedback survey about whether there was a safety concern on the activity, course or event. The participant's comments along with some meta data about the activity, course or event and the participant along with the participant's comments will be included in the email.

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  4. Allow Participants to Submit Incident Reports SD469

    As an activity participant, I can report an incident, so that I can better communicate the details of an incident to the Safety Committee like the leader does.

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  5. Store "Autopopulated" Data in Stored Incident Reports GH2705

    When an Incident Report is submitted, we gather information from the activity, route/place, contact (leader), etc. to send by email and store in the data file. We also store the individual responses as content items and want the "autopopulated" info from the activity, route/place, etc. to be stored with each submission.

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  6. Prevent Deleting Incident Report Data and Incident Report GH2609

    In Revise Save Data Adapter View, http://feedback.mountaineers.org/forums/273688-general-feedback/suggestions/37329700-revise-save-data-adapter-view-gh2941, we made it more difficult to empty the saved form data file, but for the Incident Report Form, we want to make it so that only Site Managers (the highest level of site admins) can delete this form or any per of it and hide the "Clear saved input" link from everyone but them.

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  7. Revise Save Data Adapter View GH2941

    The PFG "Save to Data" adapter view (see attached) make it seem to easy to delete the entire data set, because the "Clear Saved Input" button is too prominent. I think it would be best is the big blue button were changed to be "Download Saved Data" and we add a "Clear saved data" link at the right of the page.

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  8. It would help if when the leader enters the title that was previously a designated trail if it clearly shows this trail is still included un

    It would help if when the leader enters a Routes and Places title that was previously a designated trail in planning a future trip if it clearly shows this trail is still included under a different route/place name

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    Completed  ·  Jeff Bowman responded

    We already have this capability. Thee are two places where we can indicate alternate titles, the Summary and the Title tab. Examples of each of these to this suggestion form Mount Olympus/Blue Glacier, https://www.mountaineers.org/activities/routes-places/mount-olympus-blue-glacier.

    Also, the text in the Summary field and the titles in the Titles tab are indexed and used to rank results high in search results, so it should be easy to find Routes & Places by any of its alternate titles or words from the Summary.

    If there are specific Routes & Places where we need to improve the Summary to indicate all of the options and variations for a route, or we need to add titles to the alternate titles list, please use the Route/Place Updates, Images & Resources Form, https://www.mountaineers.org/activities/route-place-updates-images-resources.

    If you find an activity you led in the past on your My Activities page, you can find the route/place in that…

  9. Fix rich text fields in our form builders so that are mobile accessible.

    In order to make application processes simple for the applicants, we need to be able to allow the applicant to hyperlink other documents into an application, which we use a rich text field for. these rich text fields are not accessible (or even visible) on mobile, so we're getting applications with blank answers, and the applicant didn't even know there were questions they missed.

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    Completed  ·  Jeff Bowman responded

    Completed May 2019. We “fixed” existing forms that have/had rich text fields.

  10. Allow course leaders to offer spots to students whose offer has expired GH2971

    Right now students are offered a spot and they have 5 days to complete offer and then they are put into cancelled mode. Students also can be trying to complete their offer online and for courses where you have to pick field trips they often navigate away from the screen to check calendars and when they come back the 30 minutes is up and they have been kicked into cancelled mode. Both of these cancellations usually result in the student reaching out to the course leader and the course leader is unable to offer them a spot so instead member…

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  11. Include a link to Post a Trip Report in Your Trip Is Closed notice

    More trip reports might be written if a reminder/invitation to write link were tucked into the Your Trip Has Been Closed email.

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    Completed  ·  Jeff Bowman responded

    We already do. See the comments for the text of the email we send.

  12. Create a category of documents that are truly private

    Currently even if a listing or document is marked private by the creator it can still be viewed by ANYONE who is listed as a leader for any committee on the mountaineers website., except for member profiles. On occasion we create and want to archive documents and trip listings that the creator does not currently, or ever, want those hundreds of Mountaineers leaders to be able to see (trip postings that aren't ready for prime time, participant information for a Global Adventure that may include passport details, etc.) I'm guessing that few people who click 'private' on the status bar…

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    Completed  ·  Jeff Bowman responded

    Website permissions are automatically assigned as needed. We can manually make exceptions to these. If you think thi sis needed, please send a request with the details of how you think permissions need to be different and a link to where this is (or your best description if it is something new we’re adding) to info@mountaineers.org.

  13. Add new brands on ExpertVoice

    I love this perk and have used it 3 times already. My only complaint is that there needs to be new brands added on. I remember getting an email about a brand item only to find out it's not on The Mountaineers. How hard is it to add more?
    I know we all like different brands so I would hate to loose any just want more added in.

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    Completed  ·  Jeff Bowman responded

    Thanks for your note Vickie. We’re happy to hear that you are enjoying and taking advantage of the benefits offered through your membership. ExpertVoice has been one of our generous supporters for many years, and they offer discounts on brands for Mountaineers at two different levels: about 100 brands are available for members, and 300 brands are available for volunteers (who volunteer five or more days a year). ExpertVoice selects the different brands available at each tier. If you’d like to provide them with additional feedback, you can do so at https://www.expertvoice.com/contact.

  14. Uncheck all email opt-ins when the email opt-out box is checked in Salesforce.

    Add a process in Salesforce that unchecks all email opt-ins on a member's profile if the email opt-out box is ever checked in Salesforce.

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  15. Allow summary text to wrap around the photo on the front page of a listing GH2886

    Currently it often happens that some of the text of the summary for an event or seminar listing ends up covered by the photo. Can we make it possible for the text to wrap around the photo? It's very frustrating to have to go back and forth and tweak the summary text so that it isn't covered by the photo!

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  16. Exception for seniors.

    Exception for seniors.
    Reference: BAKER’S DOZEN Offered by the Bellingham Branch, asks that you climb no more than 5 peaks per year to achieve this, but since I will be just short of 65 next year when I attempt it, I was wondering if an exception might be made for seniors, since we may not live long enough for multi-year attempts.

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  18. Clean up the Safety Concern section of the Participant Survey form GH2731

    This request is two part

    1.) Modify the label and description of the Y/N Safety Concern question

    Label: "Were there any safety incidents or other concerns to report?"

    Description: [NO CHANGE]

    2.) Add a text field to the Participant Survey to describe their safety concern.

    Label: "Please describe your concern"

    Description: "Provide a short description of your safety concern"

    Content Type: Text field

    Business Rules: Like #1 above, if content is entered into this text field, send safety report to Safety@mountaineers.org

    User Story: As a trip participant, when I enter a description of my safety concern and click Submit to…

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    Completed  ·  Jeff Bowman responded

    We added the text field asking for a brief summary.

    Sending this to the Safety Committee for either a “yes” checkbox or “not empty” text field is complete.

    Mar 2018

  19. Enable Safety Officers to View Rosters GH2744

    Enable Safety Officers to access to activity, course and event rosters.

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  20. Functionality for youth in family memberships who age out GH2747/2773

    When a youth who is a Mountaineers member turns 18, they should receive a "happy birthday" email (with the primary account holder copied) saying:
    "Happy birthday! We're so grateful that you and your family have given The Mountaineers a chance to play a role in your formative years. We hope you feel like you're part of the family. We know that your late teens and early 20's are busy years. We hope you can still stay involved, but even if life takes you on new adventures, we want you to know that we still consider you part of our family,…

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