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  1. Add a "My Branch" Link GH1868

    Add a My Branch link next to My Activities and My Courses and Programs on the short click menu when you click on your name when you are logged in to see branch events and blogs and stay up to date on all branch activities.

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    0 comments  ·  Volunteers  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Members and guests can now access their branch page from the My Branch link in their profile menu in the upper right side of the header of every page on our website. Now everyone the same quick access to their branch info as they do to their profile, activities and courses.

    Please be sure that content on your branch pages, including blog posts and events, are up-to-date, because we anticipate this will drive higher traffic to your pages.

  2. 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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    In Progress  ·  4 comments  ·  Infrastructure  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  3. Improve Activity Edit Form (sea kayak fields plus pace)

    We re-ordered fields to make more sense when listing the activity. Improved and added help text to some of the fields.

    We added three fields for kayakers, maximum wind, maximum waves and maximum current. We also added a free form field for pace of the activity.

    12 votes
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    Completed  ·  2 comments  ·  Activities  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  4. Leader "Difficulty" Rating Default to Blank GH2331

    Currently when listing a new activity, the "Leader Rating" field defaults to "For Beginners (Getting Started Series)" There are cases where a trip is NOT for beginners, but the leader never changed their rating. Can the Leader Rating default to blank, and require the leader to select one of the options rather than default to For Beginners?

    12 votes
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    1 comment  ·  Activities  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  5. 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,…

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    Completed  ·  7 comments  ·  Members  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  6. Add Ability to Exclude Instructors from Getting Registration Conflict Check for a Course Activity SD667

    Make it so instructors can be excluded from conflict checking but not participants. For example for pool play sessions for sea kayaking course we need instructors for afternoon and morning sessions but students we only want to be able to sign up for one session.

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    High Priority  ·  2 comments  ·  Courses, Clinics & Seminars  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  7. Lodge-specific Sign-in Sheets (aka Print Rosters) SD648/649/650

    For a two-night stay, what we have may be enough, but for longer stays a matrix-style sign-in sheet might be better. Or it may be better if we have a different printable sign-in sheet for each lodge.

    12 votes
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    4 comments  ·  Lodges  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  8. 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.

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    0 comments  ·  Members  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    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.

  9. Develop functionality for Activity Programs and Outings/Combos SD154/GH1639

    This is functionality much like that for courses for activity programs like Explorers and Venturing Crew, activity outings like Yosemite Climbing and "combo" activities like Hike & Stewardship and Cathedral Rock & Mount Daniel. We need to be able to group a few activities under one "umbrella" Outing and use a "manage registration" style feature to register for them and the Outing as a whole like we do for courses.

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    5 comments  ·  Activities  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    We added an “exclude participants from date conflict check” checkbox to activities to hold us until we can get to Activity Program and Outings. This is a staff only option, because for most activities we need a conflict check so that members and guests do NOT overbook themselves.

    If you need this, please send an email with a link to the activity for which you need ti to info@mountaineers.org.

  10. Allow us to list multiple routes-places for different activity types or difficulty levels to the same locale

    We've been told that we have to use a generic route-place for an activity going to a particular locale even if that generic route-place is a poor fit to what we plan to do and may turn off potential participants. For example, a route-place may be listed as a scramble or climb and I want to list a hike or backpack there - it will show up in the activity search as a scramble and hikers won't want to do it. Or sometimes a route-place is listed as a hike and I want to do it as a backpack but…

    12 votes
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    6 comments  ·  Activities  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    Completed  ·  Garrett Arnold responded

    When creating new Routes/Places leaders now have the option of having multiple activities tagged as suitable activities for that Route. For example Marmot Pass can be listed as a Hike and a backpack and Table Mountain (baker) can be listed so it shows up in Skiing and in Snowshoeing.

    Additionally when a leader lists an activity for that route/place the activity will default to the mileage and elevation gain and route difficulty but leaders have the ability to change that mileage and elevation gain and difficulty to more accurately describe their specific trip.

    When searching for activities via the Find Activities under EXPLORE, the summary statement now shows to set one’s trip apart from other trips. The leader’s chosen difficulty also shows.

  11. Volunteers need to be able to delete and archive content SD227/280

    Should be able to remove course materials from Manage Course Materials area or get rid of course templates no longer being used or files that are not up to date.

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  12. Add info to the lodge stay roster downloads GH2426

    On the download of both Individual Lodge Stay Rosters and the View Lodge Stay Rosters, add these columns as the right-most columns:

    - Age
    - Membership Status
    - Carpool Preference
    - Carpool Notes

    11 votes
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  13. Measure what we care about at the member, committee, and branch levels. SD317

    There are a number of statistical and reporting needs and desires that many people spend a great deal of time trying to capture. I would like to see us develop metrics and create "dashboards" that automate this data collection and allow us to quickly identify trends in the data that help us plan for the most successful future. For example:

    Branches and Committees often want to know (or would be interested in): # of Leaders, # of trips being posted, % of closed out trips, #of courses offered, # of students in courses, # of participants on trips sponsored by…

    11 votes
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    7 comments  ·  Volunteers  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    Completed Final Part Jun 2018

    The final piece we want to have available is aggregate committee leader feedback. This feedback allows committee admins to enter an activity or course start date and see all feedback for that outing in one place. It also allows committee admins to quickly see Leader feedback in one place.

    We currently have monthly dashboards being sent to each branch with information about the number of trips, courses and membership information.

    We also have the member services team pulling trip statistics and additional committee reporting via requests to info@mountaineers.org. We strive for a 48 business hour turnaround on these requests.

  14. Email Non-primary Lodge Guests GH2289

    Ask for all non-primary guest email addresses as part of the reservation process with the default being the primary guest's email. This will help us better communicate will all lodge guests with info about the weekend including lodge stay cancellations. It will also help us with recruiting an engagement.

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  15. 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.

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  16. 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…

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  17. 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.

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  18. Allow Chaperone Registration for Youth Activities GH2876

    For youth activates that are not part of a youth program, enable the ability for leaders to set a chaperone capacity and for chaperones to register.

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  19. Add filters to the My Activities page GH2799

    Filters to add include Activity Type, Trip Result, Participant Role, and Participant Result. This is useful for leaders to review participant activity info for leader's permission requests. It is also useful for helping keep committee rosters up-to-date.

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  20. Prevent Leader/Instructor Badge Assignment GH2740

    When adding a person to a committee roster as a leader and/or an instructor, have two checkboxes--one for leaders and one for instructors--that prevent the leader and/or instructor badge from being assigned.

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