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  1. Add Activities and Routes & Places to a Map SD184/287

    It'd be cool if we had routes and places all shown on a map! And link to trip reports :)

    7 votes
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  2. Add skiing categories to activity and course faceted search GH2753

    Its hard to find cross country ski courses in our find activity and course searches. Can we add cross country and backcountry ski filters

    6 votes
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  3. Improve site wide search SD360

    Always show text box with search button in the header of the website, the magnify glass doesn't look like a search button the way other websites do. - suggestion from Focus Groups

    In site search show summary view of course, activity and events. Bring search filters over to the left hand side which would allow you to search for activities, events and courses all in the same place. It is important that start date of the activity range is part of this site wide search. Make it so that leaders and admins can search for things like activity templates or…

    6 votes
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    Completed  ·  Garrett Arnold responded

    We added a box next to the magnify glass to make it more evident that you can search mountaineers.org

    The search now allows you to easily filter by content type more easily like file or course or activity or member (Contact).

    The search is by relevance but there are now search features that allow you to additionally filter by created date or start date or A-Z etc.

    We encourage you to go ahead and try it out and let us know if it appears there is a filter missing or another way you’d like search results displayed.

  4. Improve Text Search Results GH2835/2836/2913(590)

    Refine the the text search results for all of the faceted searches including site search. Using threes words (W1, W2, W3) as an example, by rank ordering results in this order:
    1. Phrase – W1 and W2 and W3 in that order
    2. Contains all three words in any order
    3. Contains W1 and W2
    4. Contains W1 and W3
    5. Contains W2 and W3
    6. Contains W1 only
    7. Contains W2 only
    8. Contains W3 only

    Include some fuzziness in search (e.g. Ben give results for Ben and Benjamin).

    Consider weighting content types (e.g. Books above events).

    5 votes
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    We missed indexing text from the Page content type, so we added that. The removed the Image content type so images will not dwarf other types of content. We determined that that the search ranking was working as desired and described here.

    We’ll tackle integrating fuzziness and spelling/typos into another suggestion/project or two.

    If you find that a search result you expect is not as high in the search results as you think it should be, please send an email to info @mountaineers.org with:
    (1) URL from the search
    (2) URL from the item that you think should be ranked higher in the search
    (3) why you think this item should be ranked higher

  5. Add filters to site search GH1877

    The main problem with the search is that it returns so many pages of results that excessive paging is required for the search to be very useful. The sort, date, and item type filters do help, but more mechanisms are needed to narrow down the result set: Branch and Activity Type filters, for example.

    5 votes
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  6. Make Rolling Enrollment Courses Easier to Find in Find Courses Faceted Search GH2826

    Courses like basic snowshoeing which have multiple sessions are falling to the bottom and are harder to find.

    4 votes
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  7. Improve the Summary (aka Search Results) View for Files GH1902

    Add the Summary field for files that are added to the website in the Summary (aka search results) view (see attached image).

    4 votes
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  8. Make tag type-ahead search case insensitive GH2325

    Make the type-ahead tag search case insensitive. For example, if you type "Everett" or "everett", the "Everett Branch" tag should be in the results list.

    3 votes
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  9. Optimize Search for Results and Speed SD429

    With our large database, we need to balance a robust and complete search result set with search speed. We have fine tuned this as best we can with our current tools and setup. Still some searches are a bit slow and results sets incomplete. To improve this, we need to reconfigure our search application which requires significant technical development.

    3 votes
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  10. Make it possible to have org wide policies and info pages show higher in search results

    Right now its impossible to search for the carpooling page in the general search because people use the word carpooling in everything. It'd be great to be able to mark certain pages and blogs that have important organization wide information to the top of the search.

    2 votes
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  11. 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".

    1 vote
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    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

  12. Set up a Search for Badges to Make Them Easier to Find GH1881

    Set up a faceted search in the Badges area, https://www.mountaineers.org/membership/badges, so that badges are searchable and easier to find.

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  13. Reset faceted searches when date boxes are emptied GH1435

    If both Start Date and End Date boxes in the "Starting..." section of the faceted searches (Find Activities, Find Course and Find Instructor Opportunities) are emptied, reset/resubmit the search.

    It can be removed by clicking the date filter at the top of the search, but we also want the date filter to be removed if the date boxes are emptied.

    1 vote
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  14. Make it possible to search activities by asst leader and co-leaders GH1527

    Make it possible to search activities by co-leader or assistant leader, right now you can only search by primary leader.

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  15. Add course template name to activity searches for field trips GH1142

    Add the course template name (essentially the course name with the year) to the activity search results so people can find the right field trip that they want to instruct at.

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  16. Put Instructor Opportunities in with Find Activities SD360

    For those of us not required to volunteer for a class, we were more apt to sign up as instructors or for classes when the listings were mixed with activities. We search by date, not necessarily opportunity type.

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  17. Hide Cancelled activities from Default Find Activities View

    Is it possible to add a flag in the Activities View that would hide all cancelled activities. It would be nice even if all cancelled activities were hidden automatically unless you set a checkbox to "Show Cancelled Activities".

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  18. Increase search functionality for routes-places

    If it is necessary for us to avoid posting multiple routes-places and activities to the same trail, it would be very helpful to have the ability for users to enter a flexible set of 'tags' with the range of place names along the planned route that can be searched for to find other routes-places or activities going to the same place but named something different.

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    Completed  ·  Garrett Arnold responded

    Lots of great updates have been made to routes/places which allow greater flexibility have been made.
    Read more here
    http://feedback.mountaineers.org/forums/273688-general-feedback/suggestions/6756014-allow-us-to-list-multiple-routes-places-for-differ

    We are also working with leaders to make sure that everyone understands that search uses the titles and summary statements so making sure that any alternative names for a route/place are in the summary.

    And of course if you see a route/place that needs to have a name changed or added just email info@mountaineers.org

  19. Add Alternate Title to Text Search for routes/places GH2208

    Routes/places have good alternate titles but they are not always coming up when you search in routes/places unless added to the summary or main content field.

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  20. Search button on map edit disappeared with mobile launch GH2138

    Search button on maps when adding events is now just text, its hard to tell that you can actually do a search without the button look.

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