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  1. Set Leader/Instructor Badge Expiration to Yesterday GH2745

    When removing a leader and/or instructor from a committee roster, set their leader and/or instructor badge expiration date you yesterday's date.

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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

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  3. Add Host & Volunteer Roster to Lodge Stays GH2599

    Like we have for our activity and course rosters, add a "Hosts & Volunteers" roster with a user-specified capacity, so we can reserve space at our lodge for our volunteers and allow them to make their own free reservation and add/pay for guests they will bring.

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  4. Improve Event Detail Page View SD586

    Improve the event detail page view so that it is more like those for other views like activities, courses and lodge stays. There will be some small re-organization of basic information (e.g. remove phone number), the addition of a tabbed nav area--Location (map and address), Roster (for carpool organization), and Details (mostly info for volunteers)--and showing recommended reading.

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  5. Member Roles for Committee Pages

    When editing the committee roster, it would be nice if we could select/enter roles of different members so that when we check the box to display that member on the committee page, others can see those roles.

    For example, if my name shows up on the Photography Committee page, it just says "leader". It would be nice if it could say "activity coordinator and publicity" under my name. That way, visitors to the page would know to contact me for questions about those things. Limiting titles to Chair, Treasurer, Leader, etc. doesn't really tell people how we're involved.

    There's currently…

    6 votes
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  6. Course-Related Activities website architecture change

    Summary:
    Course-Related Activities need to be connected with the pertinent Course offering. (i.e. Course-Related Activities should NOT be connected to the generic Course Template and thereby connected to all offerings of Courses based on that Template).

    Detail:

    With the current setup, the process for creating an instance of a Course is to start with the pertinent Course Template. The Course is then filled out with more detail by creating Course-Related Activities (such as lectures, field trips, etc), which are at specific locations at specific dates / times.

    It is important for each unique offering of a Course to have its…

    6 votes
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    7 comments  ·  Courses, Clinics & Seminars  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    Completed  ·  Garrett Arnold responded

    We had a chance to discuss our course architecture in depth on June 9 in Everett and how to best utilize the structure we have to avoid almost all of the problems listed in this thread. The one item we are working on for fall is having a single seminar style course type which is much more activity like in nature but has an instructional component to handle special instructor clinics and workshops that we often offer in The Mountaineers. We hope to meet again with Everett leaders in the fall to help schedule courses and make sure that everyone understands the most efficient way to set up and manage courses and the activities that go with them.

    If you’d like to know more about or comment on the single activity course please comment here: http://feedback.mountaineers.org/forums/273688-general-feedback/suggestions/6836270-create-a-new-course-content-type-better-suited-for

  7. Add Mobile Responsive Theme SD295

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

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  8. Notification to Course or Activity Leaders when someone registers GH1289

    Many leaders have asked for the ability to get a notification of when someone signs up for their trip or course. At the same time, many people are feeling inundated with too many emails and would not want these added to their inbox. The ability to opt in or out of notifications like this when you set up a trip or course has been suggested so I am putting it into this forum to see how many people would like to invest time into developing a solution for this. If possible, maybe people would prefer the choice of either email…

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    Completed  ·  Garrett Arnold responded

    Leaders can now request to be notified when registrants register or cancel themselves from an activity listing. This option lives on the activity Edit form on the registration tab where you normally enter registration open and close date and enter the capacity for your activity.

  9. 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…

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    5 comments  ·  Search  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    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.

  10. Create More Robust Safety Committee Data Analysis SD52/465/466

    Currently, participants submit incident reports to the Safety Committee, which then compiles the data and looks for trends in the aggregate (it does a lot more than that as well, but this aspect of its work is onerous). If we connected incident reporting with routes/places and even illustrated on a map, committees could analyze trends and information much more rapidly and wouldn't have to wait for Safety Committee reports. Safety Committee efforts could then be more available for training and prevention work now that the data crunching burden has been reduced. Members and Leaders could then have information about incident…

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  11. Bulk add participants to rosters

    It would be great to be able to add multiple people to a roster at one time instead of having to do a multi-step process for each person. This would be especially helpful for committees and youth programs who have recurring events with the same people. It would allow committees to easily add and then bulk update volunteers hours tracking.

    Please see the attached image for an example.

    5 votes
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    2 comments  ·  Rosters  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    This suggestion applies to committee, activity and event rosters. This seems like it should be a-ok for committee rosters. It could be challenging for activity and event rosters where there are capacities and deciding how to handle that check and potential error, and partly because of the caveat that whatever roles and other details are chosen apply to all who are registered in this scenario. We may need to consider roster addition somewhat like the “add guest” we have for lodge stay reservations where the details for each person may be different.

  12. Update the Incident Report Form GH2704

    We'd like to add some data from the activity, route/place and leader along with a few new questions to better analyze incidents that are reported. See Incident Report Form Updates, https://docs.google.com/document/d/1nJ23xjbb4sbU_lUvTBj36yVHcXaRfcNd3OMROdGp1Ns/edit.

    5 votes
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  13. Improve Committee-aggregated Feedback Pages GH2954/2955

    (1) Add a "More Info" or make it so that clicking on the "comment" in feedback takes the user to the "All" feedback page for the activity, course, event, or lodge stay from which that feedback originated.

    (2) Add a "Download All | Download Selected" button to the bottom of the page that downloads a spreadsheet file with one sheet/tab for each feedback survey (e.g. Course Feedback, Field Trip, Lecture, Seminar, and Clinic Feedback, Trip Feedback, etc.). Each sheet will have meta data (e.g. title, dates) from the activity, course, event or lodge stay and then the feedback responses in…

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  14. Improve the My Feedback (Leader-aggregated Feedback) Pages GH2596/2957/2958

    (1) Add filters for (a) Committee, a select list of on which the leader serves), and (b) Activity Type, a list of our activity types.

    (2) Add a "More Info" or make it so that clicking on the "comment" in feedback takes the user to the "All" feedback page for the activity, course, event, or lodge stay from which that feedback originated.

    (3) Add a "Download All | Download Selected" button to the bottom of the page that downloads a spreadsheet file with one sheet/tab for each feedback survey (e.g. Course Feedback, Field Trip, Lecture, Seminar, and Clinic Feedback, Trip…

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  15. Improve Activity-aggregated Feedback Pages GH2959

    (1) Change "Feedback" at the top of the page to the title of the feedback survey.
    (2) Make the title of the course, activity, event or lodge stay a link to that item's details page.
    (3) Add the leader's name and activity date(s) below the title.
    (4) Add the title of the course template if the item is a course activity.

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  16. Only Count Trip, Clinic/Seminar Activities for Guest activity limit GH2769

    We'd like new guest members to be able to sign up for courses that have two activities associated with them and be able to join for two regular hikes and right now the course related activities count towards your "guest count"

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  17. After an activity, the behavioral complaint form should be also be included with the safety report form

    After an activity, the behavioral complaint form should be also be included with the safety report form. If a member experiences any sort of discrimination we need to have the path of reporting a complaint simple and easy to find.

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

    Thanks for highlighting this issue. We agree it’s a high priority, and we want anyone to be able to easily and confidently use this tool, should the need arise. We are working on inclusion across our organization, and are seeking ways to be sure the behavior complaint form is more visible on the website so it can be used when needed. We are reviewing options for improving out incident reporting system and, as part of that process, will determine whether it is feasible to integrate the behavior complaint process with the incident reporting process.

  18. No Show Status on Activity should override awarding badges GH2796

    No Show status on a roster should not result in badges being awarded

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  19. Change Kitsap Branch Name to Peninsula Branch GH2736 SDtbd

    Long time members of the branch did not think Kitsap captured the true nature of the branch's membership, so voted to rename to Peninsula branch. I expect some increase in membership from the Olympic Peninsula, where more people will feel like this is "their" branch. I do not think this will be significant in the overall scale of membership, of which Kitsap is a small part.

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  20. 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).

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    2 comments  ·  Search  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

    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

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