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  1. Clarify rolling enrollment confirmation emails ~SFOnly

    Right now the email shows only the start date of the first course lecture/field trip which is confusing. Make it so both start and end dates show AND it states that it is rolling enrollment and the individual course dates will be shown in separate activity email

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  2. Add Financial Assistance Link on Course/Activity Layout GH2749

    Should say "Apply for Financial Assistance"
    We'd also like to move the Cancellation and Refund link below Availability so we have text that breaks up the two links.

    https://www.mountaineers.org/membership/financial-assistance

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  3. When adding a reservation to SPC calendar, add an "ability to open/close SPC" checkbox GHPR2742

    Facility and Volunteers don't have a clear system for ensuring there is a person on site who can open and close the facility. Under the current system, staff must manually follow-up with each leader or make assumptions about event overlaps and if there is going to be someone that can open/close the facility.

    I'd like to see a required checkbox on the add event page that asks:

    "Will there be someone that is familiar and able to open and close the program center during this event?" If no, or unsure, please contact the facility staff at spc@mountaineers.org"

    We then…

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  4. Change map when destination is changed GH2018

    When a trip leader changes the destination [route/place] for an existing trip [activity], the map coordinates [GPS Start and End points] don't change. They should probably change to the new destination [route/place].

    [I think we also missed high point when adding and editing an activity. We should add that too when we do this.]

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  5. Fix time entry so that entering 12:00 AM (midnight) works GH2602

    Currently when we enter 12:00 AM in a datetime field, it is converted to 12:00 PM when saved. Note that entering 00:00 AM works, so this is the workaround.

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  6. Change text on links prompting log in or Join GH2594

    Change the default text on links when outside people are prompted to log in from Join The Mountaineers to Join or Create Guest Account

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  7. Summit register at Mount Olympus Middle Peak

    Need to make the Mountaineers summit register at Mount Olympus Middle Peak watertight and bring a register to put in it next time someone goes up there. I looked in it a few days ago. A few soaked scraps of paper is all that is in there. It is the first Mountaineers summit register container I have seen on any peak. Maybe this has some historical value? Will email a photo of it.

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    Completed  ·  Tess Wendel responded

    Hi Jerry,

    We’ve added a note on the Mt. Olympus route/place listing that the middle summit is missing a register and that registers are available at the Seattle Program Center.

    We are also able to mail paper registers to people who aren’t able to stop by the program center and have their own summit tupperware or other watertight container. Email info@mountaineers.org if you have a summit attempt booked and want a register.

  8. Add a My Trip Reports Page GH2419 & 2631

    Add a "My Trip Reports" page to the My Profile area so that members can find their own trip reports and trip reports by others easier.

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  9. Search closed activities

    I would like a way to search recently completed trips, so I can contact trip leaders for current route beta. This could be as simple as a checkbox on the activity search page for "Search only past/closed activities".

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    Completed  ·  Jeff Bowman responded

    Sam,

    Thanks for the suggestion. You can use the “Starting…” section to find past activities. The “Start” and “End” dates mean "I want activities that occur between “Start Date” and “End Date.” This works for Find Activities (https://www.mountaineers.org/explore/activities) and site search (https://www.mountaineers.org/search).

    Also note that our Routes & Places (https://www.mountaineers.org/explore/routes-places) have trip reports associated with them. This may be a good source of information from trips from more than just our leaders.

    And of course you can search our Trip Reports (https://www.mountaineers.org/explore/trip-reports).

    Thanks!

    Jeff

  10. Require Leaders to update their Waivers before listing a trip GH2429

    Require Leaders to update their waivers before listing a trip. Right now this can be over-ridden by leaders which doesn't make sense since we want EVERYONE on the roster to have an up to date waiver.

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  11. Have leader's permission emails indicate whether assistant leader or participant

    As a trip leader it'd would be nice if the permission request emails specify in the subject whether the request is for a participant or an assistant leader. This way the leader could handle emails differently, i.e. use different email rules, or simply, trying to make sure they have enough leaders earlier than accepting participants. Maybe a drop-down for the type of request or separate links would be a solution - i.e., "click here to request permission as participant" and "click here to request permission as leader"

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    Completed  ·  Jeff Bowman responded

    It was easy enough to add a question to the request, there does not seem to be any downside, and there are a few activity types where assistant leaders register themselves, so this is done.

  12. Make it so the alpine scramble template can't be chosen during the winter months

    During the winter months, roughly October 15 - April 15, we require that trips must be listed as "Winter Scramble" rather than "Alpine Scramble", this is because different badges are required for scrambling during the winter months. Unfortunately, from time-to-time a leader accidentally lists the trip as Alpine Scramble, allowing people to register who should not be qualified.

    Is there any way to prevent the listing of "Alpine Scramble" trips during winter months, so only the "Winter Scramble" is allowed?

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    Completed  ·  Jeff Bowman responded

    We re-ordered the activity templates in the activity scheduling process drop down, so “Alpine Scrambling” and “Winter Scramble” are next to each other, so leaders can easily choose the correct template.

    Winter scrambles are conditions and weather dependent so a fixed set of dates is not as flexible as this.

  13. Make it possible to use the cursor keys within all text fields when creating or editing an activity.

    When setting up and/or editing an activity, it is possible to move the cursor about inside the "Summary" filed but not in the "Meeting Place and Time" and "Required Equipment" fields. As a result, it is very frustrating to enter or correct information in the online activity form.

    In other words, when pressing the ⬅️➡️⬆️or ⬇️ keys on my keyboard, the cursor will move accordingly inside the text field "Summary" as one would expect with a normal word processing function.

    But in the "Meeting Place and Time" and "Required Equipment" fields, pressing these same ⬅️➡️⬆️or ⬇️ keyboard cursor control keys…

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    Completed  ·  Jeff Bowman responded

    Last fall, we upgrade our rich text field editing interface. Hopefully, that and perhaps some Apple iOS updates have fixed this issue. If not, please send an email to info@mountaineers.org and we’ll take another look.

  14. Allow application files directly uploaded to course edit form GH2764

    Make it so I can directly upload my course application on the course Edit form. Having to find my url and remember which folder i uploaded my application in is confusing and not intuitive.

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    Completed  ·  Jeff Bowman responded

    We added a link to the help text that opens the Course Materials folder in a new tab or window so that a file or web form can be added or its URL copied more easily. It’s one click up to the course template and it’s other folders if the application form is stored in a folder other than in the Course Materials folder.

  15. For events, be able to RSVP as a volunteer

    For events, make it possible for people to sign up as a volunteer. Currently, people who RSVP to an event are labeled participants by default. But on the roster, there are 3 roles people can have: event contact, volunteer, or participant. Whoever is managing the roster can re-label people as volunteers, but it would be nice if people could initially RSVP themselves as a volunteer. This would also serve as a recruitment tool for events that need extra volunteers. But maybe this could be a feature that you could turn on or off by adding separate lines in the event…

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    Completed  ·  Tess Wendel responded

    We have the ability to set events up to default registrants to be listed as volunteers. This works really well for committee meetings and instructor trainings. When you are creating the event simply go to the RSVP tab and hit the default role for RSVP to be volunteer, it will default to participant. If you use the participant default you can set up a “Want to Volunteer” button on your event that can be set up to email you. There was concern that volunteering for an event requires some back and forth about roles and responsibilities so emailing the leader was helpful.

    Learn how to set this up here: https://www.mountaineers.org/volunteers/leader-resources/branch-committee-how-tos#rsvp

  16. Add a skill to volunteer profile

    Under Volunteer Profile, add a box for "Conflict resolution, mediation, or legal help" to recruit volunteers that can serve as neutral mediators in a conflict or a complaint situation.

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    Completed  ·  Tess Wendel responded

    We now have a Attorney/Legal skill option AND a Mediation/Conflict Resolution skill listed in the Volunteer Profile

  17. Transportation and membership

    My idea would be be able to full enjoy the Mountaineers without a car. It seems very difficult to do so, hikes in particular. Make it easier to delete our account and membership if needed. Great customer service.

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  18. With window reduced, 'Learn' is not visible

    When you reduce the size of your window the LEARN menu and the left quarter of the screen disappears. Scroll bar appears fully left but missing key navigation features on the site.

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    Completed  ·  Jeff Bowman responded

    We launched the website mobile responsive theme on Oct 4 and this was fixed as part of that effort.

  19. Roster change emails

    When a leader gets an email notification about a participant change on their roster, it would be great if when the leader hits 'reply', the email would be redirected to that participant and not toinfo@mountaineers.org
    I'm finding that even with I'm signed in to the website in one window, when I click on the hyperlinked participant name in the email, another window opens and the website wants me to sign in again, which creates to many steps.

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    Completed  ·  Tess Wendel responded

    Hi Stevie,

    Looks like we can’t get the reply to work like that since these notifications come from salesforce rather than plone which is how bulk roster emails from the site work.

    However, it is possible for us to add a live link to the person’s email in the body of the notification for easy emailing in the notification so that has been added. You should see this live on any future roster change notifications.

  20. it would be wonderful to easily order maps online

    order USGS/Green Trails maps online

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