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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

    45 votes
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  2. Make Peak Pins and other awards more public and interactive on the website

    Make Peak Pin and Paddle pins public on the website so members can see all of the neat awards their fellow members have completed and/or are working on. Plus we need to have good descriptions of the requirements for each of the awards.

    27 votes
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    We just completed editing and publishing the award badges that existed on our old website. They are at Membership > Badges, https://www.mountaineers.org/membership/badges/award-peak-pin-badges.

    There are two for which we need badge images. We should have those by the end of March.

    We’ll next work on adding badges; including content, images and roster; for our organization and branch service awards. We do not yet have this scheduled.

    Please take a look and let us know if you have any questions or find anything that needs corrected.

    Thanks to all you helped us get these done!

  3. Remember Me Checkbox on login screen GH1051

    Add "Remember Me" option so that my login persists until I deliberately logout. Or maybe increase the expiration timer to 24 hours or something like that. I just get tired of logging in 10 or 15 times a day. I'm not that concerned about the security risk--what's a hacker going to do...sign me up for a course?

    15 votes
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    Completed  ·  Garrett Arnold responded

    When you log in there is a box now that you can check that says “Keep me logged in.” Checking this box will keep you logged in for 30 days if you are simply closing your browser rather than logging out.

  4. Redesign Website Header and Sitemap, and Integrate mountaineersbooks.org with mountaineers.org SD579

    Redesign our website header so it is better for mid-size mobile devices and re-organize our site map so that it better includes features we've added since launch (e.g. selling books, find volunteers, lodges), etc. This will involve UX design and some graphic design work.

    Add "Locations" to the top level and move Branches, Outdoor Centers and Program Centers there.

    Selling eBooks, ability to use promo codes currently in use on mountaineersbooks.org (e.g. buy one get one free) and content migration (pages, blogs, calendars, etc.) are the key considerations. Integrating our two websites will eliminate confusion of where to purchase books,…

    12 votes
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  5. Remember me function on log in page is broken GH2020

    "Remember me" on the log in page is not working and when I open new windows or close my browser I have to log in again.

    12 votes
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    We now have this fixed. Please let us know if you have any issues with the “Keep me logged in” feature.

    Remember that when you use this it will last for 30 days for each device/browser combination so long as you do not log out.

  6. Waitlisted people can take themselves off a trip any time GH2131

    I see why people signed up for a trip need to contact the leader to take themselves off a trip after signups for the trip has closed. However, I DON'T SEE why that applies for people who are merely waitlisted.
    What is the possible logic for this?? Especially since being waitlisted means you can't sign up for anything else at the same time. You need to contact the leader and then the leader, who may be away from email, needs to take them off. Especially since the closure period for some trips is way in advance of the trip.
    This…

    10 votes
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  7. Profile - improved clarity to user re what shows as public or private? GH1974

    Might there be a better interface re our profiles that would make crystal clear to the user what information is kept private and what is viewable to Mountaineer members (public)?

    **Update: Also would be good for leaders to be able to discern which members want their info private versus shared with our members. This means looking at how rosters show up for courses, activities and events for both participants and leaders.

    10 votes
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  8. Add a filter for Cancelled Activities on My Activities page GH1325

    Can we please get a sort or filter button on this page so that we don't have to view the canceled events?

    8 votes
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    4 comments  ·  Members  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Based on the original request and comments, we added “Show Canceled” checkbox, “Show waitlisted” checkbox and a date range filter. We did the same for the My Courses & Programs page. Go check it out!!

  9. Add Mobile Responsive Theme SD295

    I use the site all the time on my phone. Who doesn't these days?

    6 votes
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  10. Fix Email Timestamp for Message Sent from Website GH2292

    It appears that when a leader sends an email from the team roster or anyone on the roister send an email from the tabbed nav roster that the timestamp on the email is eight hours earlier than when the email was actually sent. So it would seem that the website is sending the time as UTC rather than PST and the recipient's email server is converting that to PST (8 hours earlier than UTC).

    5 votes
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  11. 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.

  12. 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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  13. 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.

  14. 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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  15. Giving Gift Memberships SD127/SD591/SD592/SD593

    Set up a system that allows me to give a friend or family members a Mountaineers gift membership. I'd like to be able to specify whether to send the membership activation "packet" by mail or email, to send it to em or the recipient and when to send it.

    4 votes
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  16. Avoiding duplicates in donor records and regular records SD322/347/348

    Need a way for donors who donate without logging in but do have an account to be linked to their other profile so we don't create unnecessary duplicate accounts. Ideally when you type in your email it would have a flag that says, this email is already in the system, do you want to log in and then make your donation" or something like that. There is also a nuance of donations not being lumped together by household when we would want one $500 donation by one member to be lumped with the $500 donation made by the spouse so…

    4 votes
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  17. Member Directory SD10

    Have a searchable member directory where I can contact any other member and see the badges they've earned

    4 votes
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    With the site search (search box in the header) anyone logged in can find other members and guests. This is how we implemented the member directory.

    Remember there also the My Volunteer Profile and Find Volunteers (in the header’s “Volunteers” menu.

  18. Importing pre-website launch activity and course history onto the new website.

    This is actively being worked on right now as part of a planned post-launch enhancement. It was one of the most frequently heard requests immediately after launch of the new website. There are a number of technical barriers and issues to work through because of the intense integration of activity, membership, course, and roster data that exists in our system, but the developers are telling us we can expect them all to be worked through by mid-December at this point.

    4 votes
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    Completed  ·  Garrett Arnold responded

    Completed 12/8

    We imported ALL courses, clinics, seminars and trips. We were not able to import all lectures and field trips related to a course. This means you will be able to see your course information, but won’t necessarily see all of the course related activities. For example: You will see that you took Basic Climbing, but will not see the crevasse-rescue field trip associated with that course.\

    We felt it was important to have as much information imported as possible, which means the data isn’t always the cleanest. Prior to 2003, we did not have a good way of digitally storing this information. Which means some dates may be wrong – it defaults to 1906 – and some details may be missing (because they weren’t previously required). The current state of your profile history is the best we can provide the the historical data on file.

  19. Improve relevance of Branch News page

    The Branch landing page presents a newsfeed (blog) over which the branch has little control and does not make a very useful "home' or "welcoming" page for branch.

    Ideally,branches should be able to design/manage landing pages to their liking, but that's another story.

    Short of that, I request a better way to prioritize the blogs that appear on that page. As it stands, the page intermixes blogs submitted by the branch with blogs submitted by staff and others. The problem is that the volume of blogs originating from others overwhelms those originating from the branch, causing them to scroll off…

    3 votes
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    Managing the blog posts and events branch pages is a team sport. We don’t tag everything to the branch pages, but with organization-wide things that are important for our members we do post them to the branch pages. We do so because assume some people visit only their branch page and don’t always visit our home page.

    The design of the branch pages was requested and approved by all our branch’s leadership. Changing their design requires the same level of consideration and approval. At this point, we don’t see a desire for making changes from our branch leaders, but please do send any suggestions to your branch chair so they can bring them before their fellow branch leaders.

  20. Show Badge Dates on Mouse Over Tool Tip GH1598

    When viewing a person's My Profile page, show the earned date and expiration date of the badge in a tool tip that appears on mouse-over.

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