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  1. Add GPS Coordinates to the Ballon Labels on Maps GH1968

    On maps, add the GPS coordinates to the "bubble" that is displayed when a user clicks on a map's balloon (e.g. 46.8719090087, -121.51538770799999).

    Example: https://www.mountaineers.org/explore/routes-places/pacific-crest-trail-routes/dewey-lake-naches-peak-loop-pacific-crest-trail (see also attached map image)

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  2. Allow activity posting while new route is pending review

    For short notice trips and to reduce frustration in posting trips, leaders should be able to post an activity for a new route/place as soon as it is requested. The current wait period for review/approval of a new route significantly discourages posting of short notice trips and adds significantly to the time requirement for posting trips.

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    Declined  ·  Jeff Bowman responded

    Thanks for the suggestion, Will!

    We cannot do this for a few reasons, mostly related to the user experience for our members and guests.

    Members would get an error message if they try to view a route/place that has not yet been edited an published. This would happen if an activity listing used an unpublished route/place.

    If we did allow Routes & Places to be published before they were reviewed, those viewing it would find them lacking vital information.

    Since launch, nearly 1,000 new Routes & Places have been added. Some of them have been quite good, but the vast majority were missing vital information and needed a significant update to be ready for our members and guests to view them.

    Also, of these new Routes & Places, more than a third of them were duplicates.

    I am not sure what we can do about the turn around time for…

  3. Allow Map Displayed on Activity Route/Place Tab to be Edited GH1870

    Allow leaders to edit the GPS Start Point and GPS End Point (or the map in whatever form it exists) that is displayed on the "Route/Place" tab on the Activity pages.

    This will make the map displayed with the activity more accurate for the trip itinerary.

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  4. Show registration close dates on activity detail page for registered participants GH1649

    Show the "registration close" date on the trip information page for participants that are already registered for the trip.

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  5. Fix message in blue roster tab

    When you aren't listed as a participant for a leader or a trip it currently says Log in to see roster even if you are logged in. We need the text to say "Only participants of the trip can view other members on the roster. "

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  7. Have the route/place default view as if the "map" tab had been clicked

    When pulling up a route/place, there isn't much showing until you click on the "map" blue tab. Why not have that as default?

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    Completed  ·  Jeff Bowman responded

    We set this so the default tab for leaders is “Activities” and for everyone else it it “Map.”

  8. Sea Kayak specific route template

    As part of the noted December reworking of route templates, a distinct template for Sea Kayak activities should be developed. Among the changes that should be made would be recognition that multiple launch sites might serve a given water body so the land manager will vary. The entry for land subdivision is usually meaningless and should be omitted. Parking permit requirements again depend on the launch site and so might be moved to the sea kayak activity template. Maximum party size might also be relocated to the activity template. National Forest District is not needed. The GPS maps are problematic.…

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    Declined  ·  Jeff Bowman responded

    We’ve made improvements to the routes and places to add defaults each required field, made revisions to space capacity, and made it so everything is not required. Leaders will soon be able to edit the default to their route/places to change difficulty, distance, etc. We also added some sea kayaking-specific field to activities that should help. Due to the functionality of the Plone website package, we cannot make different requirements for specific types of routes/places.

  9. Alerts & Notifications "Leave Blank for All Branches" GH3015

    For the "Branches" field change it so that leaving it blank is the same as having selected all of the branches in the list.

    Change the help text for Branches to: With these branches... (leave blank to choose all branches)

    Change the help text for Activities to: Of these types... (choose at least one to get notifications)

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  10. Don't Show "Waitlist Warning" Message for an Activity in the Past GH2823

    To improve the activity closing process (activity end date is in the past), don't show the message, "registration has closed- please check your waitlist," when editing a roster record.

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  11. Utilize Gallery View for Images on Routes & Places GH2825

    Like we have for our book and merchandise detail pages, use a main image display and thumbnails below for the route/place images(s) displayed at the upper right of each route/place.

    An alternative that may be less effort is to add a "Gallery" tab to the tabbed nav area and show all images in the route/place's "Images" folder with the "Gallery" view.

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  12. Need additional and/or functionality for badges for Youth Activities

    For a lot of our youth programs you always need to have a QYL badge and either a course badge or a QYL badge and a collection of skill badges. Right now the website isn't set up to make sure the QYL is connected to the course badge "OR" functionality and the skill badge "AND" functionality.

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  13. Add ability to adjust map zoom level on location tab GH2513

    Map zoom level is not saved during the editing process for an activity/course/etc. The displayed map defaults to a specific zoom level that centered on the location pin.

    It would be helpful to be able to set the level of zoom without making the user use the +/- button.

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  14. Make it so you can't close a trip without trip results GH2508

    Right now if you are in the team roster you can't close the trip without giving a status like Sucessful/Cancelled etc. however you can do it via the yellow admin bar. We don't want trips closed without knowing how they went so it'd be great to get an error notification when you try and do this that says "Trip result must be entered on the roster before activity can be closed."

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  15. Update "send us updates and images" link on routes/places GH2322

    Have the link go to a online form to collect information and updates for the route/place including resources (attachments)

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  16. Merge and Retire Routes & Places SD510 & GH2615

    Despite our efforts to merge duplicates before the new website migration and with our new added flexibility for “combo routes,” we need the ability to merge and retire Routes & Places. And be able to do it in a way that does not adversely affect the activities and trip reports to which they are connected and so that our Routes & Places better serve their two primary functions--preventing us from sending two groups to the same place at the same time and being an online guidebook for our members and guests

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    Completed  ·  Jeff Bowman responded

    We added retiring Routes & Places, a much smaller improvement development-wise, and no longer need to merge Routes & Places. We need only add some notes to a retired route/place about which one use in its place or if it was retired because we may no longer go there (e.g. trail/road washed out with no plans to repair or rebuild).

  17. Clarify the description of the "Assign Badges" function on the Roster page

    For Activities that award a badge, the Roster page contains a check box named "Assign Badges" whose description says "Check this box if this person should be granted the activity badges when the activity ends". The description is misleading because the badge is not granted until the activity is closed. In the lifecycle of an event, "Ended" and "Closed" are two different things: an activity is considered "ended" once its End Date is in the past.

    It looks like this may just be a simple typo in the checkbox description. If so, updating the text from "ended" to "closed"…

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  18. Add cancelation date range

    Issue:

    I'm a trip leader. A couple days before a trip I don't want anyone new signing up for planning/logistics reasons. The solution for that is to have signup close a couple days early. But then people signed up can't cancel from my trip without emailing me and having me do it (or the Program Center do it), which is a pain for me to do. Since someone can't be signed up for 2 trips at the same time, they might need me to cancel them ASAP so they can sign up for another trip, but I might not be…

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    Declined  ·  Garrett Arnold responded

    We definitely understand where this idea is coming from but at this point we must decline the idea for the following reasons. 1) We had many leaders from across the organization request manually roster manipulation after registration has closed and this is in contradiction to that widespread request. 2) We are concerned that this is too complicated for our members and leaders since Member Services already spends a decent amount of time explaining what registration open and close dates are and how they work and this idea makes the process a little harder to remember.

  19. Show leader permission required even if registration isn't open GH1498

    Show if leader permission is required on the activity page before registration opens. Currently if registration is not open yet, the activity page says when registration will open but does not mention if leader permission is required or not. It's frustrating to wait until the day registration opens and then discover that you need to have emailed the leader first.

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    Leader permission now shows before registration is open so you can be prepared to email the leader.

  20. Allow fees for course related activities SD314

    Add functionality to allow course activities to charge a fee in addition to the course. Originally suggested by Youth Programming and Conditioning Hiking Series

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    Completed  ·  Garrett Arnold responded

    You can now add fees to optional course related activities. Example where you might use this is an optional camping permit fee

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