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  1. Add Email Alerts & Notifications Preferences to My Profile SD508/599/600/601

    This could be allowing people to request an email notification for an activity or course when it becomes available. It could include notifications to committee chairs when leaders list activities sponsored by that committee. Please describe below what you'd specifically like to see as far as email notifications go that would help you sign up for the activities you want or help you manage your committee etc.

    April Leader Survey showed interest in:

    1. Ability to receive a calendar reminder when registration is opening for an activity

    2. Ability to receive a reminder notification about your trip this weekend

    20 votes
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    14 comments  ·  Members  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. Create a course roster export that contains field trip and trip result statuses for all students and corresponding activities SD665

    Have a roster download that not only shows whether the participants are signed up for the required field trips but also be able to see all the activities they are registered for to ensure that snowshoe students are getting their snowshoes, climbers are getting on climbs and kayakers are getting registered for kayak trips.

    This allows leaders to pre-emptively catch students who may be behind or not registered and send them an email ahead of time instead of struggling to get makes ups scheduled.

    It would also be good to see everyone who got marked as Needs Improvement/Failed in one…

    18 votes
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    16 comments  ·  Courses, Clinics & Seminars  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  3. Use "Age Group" Radio Buttons Instead of "Age" for Lodge Reservations SD637

    Is it better to use radio buttons for the age groups [i.e. one for Adults (age 14+) and another for Youth (age 13-)] when reserving a lodge stay than asking for actual age? What are the pros and cons?

    Using radio buttons is better when one person is making a lodge reservation for another and does not know their age. I suspect with will happen a lot, especially for lodge admins who add hosts and other volunteers, as well as people who might bring a friend.

    10 votes
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    2 comments  ·  Lodges  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  4. Need Feedback Survey for Lodge Stays SD634

    Right now there is no way for participants to submit feedback on their lodge stay. Create a web form survey like we do activities, courses, and events. On Mondays (or maybe Tuesdays to account for the holiday weekends), send a link to anyone who stayed at the lodge in the last seven days. Aggregate this feedback on the lodge pages.

    8 votes
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  5. Entering, Tracking and Reporting Volunteer Hours SD394++

    Some features needed:
    * Self-reporting volunteer hours (e.g. projects and committee meetings)
    * Add a My Volunteer Hours page (self-reported, activities, courses and events [and volunteer opportunities])
    * Printing volunteer hours for company matching
    * Salesforce volunteer hours reporting

    8 votes
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  6. Clone Activities (was Enable a script to create lodge stays and activiites in bulk) SD663

    As an admin, I need to create a complex set of lodge stay events for each weekend of the winter season. Doing this via the UI is error prone, time consuming, and painful. Provide a way that I can write a script in powershell, python, php, etc that will create the appropriate entities in the backend database. I'm willing to generate entities in xml, json, or the flavor of your choice.

    If you can't give me the ability to write a script to do, then consider providing a script that does the work needed.

    The script I want will do…

    4 votes
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    2 comments  ·  Lodges  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    We can already clone lodge stays and will develop a tool to clone activities. See the comments.

    Scheduled for Jul-Aug 2019. See these spreadsheets for more information:

    FY19 Website Projects Priority & Status
    https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1sy2lYcwcpCRC3MUrv1m_U6kelgyYeuirK_-Sr3SmkhM/edit?usp=sharing

    Technology Projects: Planning & Prioritization
    https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1x1_tMuGpZZC4-xxyiDTzALvnbSPn2SJz3FveQQuyfmY/edit?usp=sharing

  7. Create an instructors group SD651

    Useful for creating an instructor specific benefits page

    4 votes
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  8. Create a searchable database of all committee chairs SD646

    searchable by activity type, branch (idea came from scramble summit)

    4 votes
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  9. Improve Book Author Import GH2780/2803

    (1) Set up author bios to get exported/imported the same way that we do the book long descriptions, to avoid the need to truncate them.

    (2) In the Acumen-Plone sync, automatically check the "Show in byline" box for all contacts if there are three or fewer authors on the book's roster. Note that we'll manually update book rosters for this when there are four or more on the book's roster.

    2 votes
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  10. Create an Authors Group GH2801

    Can we create a separate group for Mountaineers Books authors, for easier management? Thanks much!

    2 votes
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  11. Clone Events SD585

    Add a feature to clone Events like we can do for Lodge Stays. This would be much lime a "recurring events" feature.

    2 votes
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  12. Upgrade to Plone 5

    Our website is built on Plone 4.3 which runs on Python 2. Support for Python 2 ends in 2020. Plans to have Plone 5.2 on Python 3 are in the works. To be sure we are able to maintain support and install needed security patches, we should begin the process of upgrading to Plone 5 in late FY2019 and complete the transition in early FY2020. We will get many small side benefits from the upgrane to Plone 5 like being able to have links in help text and importing events.

    0 votes
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