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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

    40 votes
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    15 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. Make field trip/lecture instructors push to course rosters SD381

    Right now we have a lot of instructors who are just added or sign up to a single field trip roster. Unfortunately because they aren't added to the course roster they aren't available for recruiting via our mega course template roster for future field trips/lectures that particular year or in future years.

    Also having the course show up in your My Courses & Programs is helpful for instructors who want a quick link to upcoming field trips for them to volunteer for. This is particularly important for the many day courses like basic, scrambling, sea kayaking etc.

    13 votes
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  4. Photo credit for leaders on routes/places images GH2788/2789/2802

    Give authors photo credit on the routes/places images on the website. Just small text underneath the photo to designate the name and year.

    13 votes
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  5. Print Youth Program Forms SD647

    We'd like to print the Youth Program Form(s) as we do for the Youth information Form(s) from the Youth Flag Report.
    - We'd have two "print" buttons on the Youth Flag Report: "Print Youth Information Forms" and "Print Youth Program Forms"
    - We'd use the same "line in the sand" (i.e. ~~~) to include only text/responses above the line for the program form(s) being printed.

    8 votes
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  6. Reclassify Snowshoe Routes and Trips Using New S/T Rating System ~WebsiteOnly

    This posting is the result of 1) a few years of cross-branch discussions among the Snowshoe Programs of the various branches, and 2) email discussions with the Program Center about how to go about changing the rating system used to classify Snowshoe trips. The feedback we received from the Program Center was that the correct way to document our request for changing the website was to post the changed to feedback.mountaineers.org.

    The Snowshoe Programs of the various branches would like to change the way that Snowshoe Routes and Trips are rated so that each route/trip has a separate Strenuous and…

    8 votes
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    The website project needed to implement the new snowshoe S/T trip ratings is scheduled for work this spring/summer with the intent to be ready for the next season.

    We will need to provide new inputs for the revised snowshoe trip ratings, and your recommendations based on recently led or traveled trips is appreciated! We have created a Google spreadsheet to collect input. Please take a moment to share your recent insights on snowshoe trip routes.

    https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1G1wwT0scoS4LYk8BXsXY_BSoARfJxCRejB_HPcxx_N8/edit#gid=0

  7. Youth registration checkbox for activities and courses GH2750/2751

    On activities when youth register, Please change:
    I have verified that a Qualified Youth Leader will be present for this activity, I meet the age and skill requirements, and I have permission to participate in this activity. Request Leader's Permission

    to:
    I have verified that a Qualified Youth Leader will be present for this activity,The youth registrant meets the age and skill requirements and has permission to participate in this activity. {Request Leader's Permission link}

    Also please add this checkbox to courses:

    I have verified that a Qualified Youth Leader will be present for this all course activities. The youth…

    7 votes
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  8. Improve Roster Functionality: Track Mentored Leaders

    How to show mentored leaders on trip (perhaps leave as is but automatically make anyone whose role is co-leader or mentored leader and admin and add "show as contact" checkbox. How to show on committee roster. Probably Leader box checked with mentored leader note and a "short" expiration date. Also add survey aimed at trips with mentored leader (show this feedback to primary leader, co leader and mentored leader)

    7 votes
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  9. 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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  10. When an activity is pushed to a future date make sure feedback emails also update to the future date GH2281

    Right now if a climb is scheduled for May 1 and you have to move it to May 8 because of weather the feedback email is still sent out on May 2, the day after the original start date.

    4 votes
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    0 comments  ·  Infrastructure  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    We’re working obtaining an addition to our email marketing system that will allow us better schedule these kinds of time-dependent emails.

    It will take some time, though/ We hop to have this complete by late summer or early fall 2017.

  11. 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)

    4 votes
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  12. 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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  13. Need a way to mark courses/events/activities as led by staff vs. volunteers GH2707

    Right now its getting difficult to report volunteer contributions for recognition and annual reporting versus staff contributions.

    2 votes
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  14. SEO Improvements 2017-18 GHP1 SD587

    We engaged Portent, Inc. to review our website from an SEO (Search Engine Optimization, e.g. Google) perspective. They gave us a set of recommendations that involve both technical and content improvements to our website. Overall, this is likely a large project, but will likely be many very small projects that we can accomplish with our monthly support over time.

    1 vote
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  15. Migrate Files to "The Cloud" ~IT

    We have internal systems we can move to a cloud platform: office apps & files (apps, documents, spreadsheets, presentations), and graphic design apps & files (e.g. Adobe Creative Suite). Note that we already have photo storage in SmugMug and on website and video storage in Vimeo and YouTube.

    0 votes
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