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  1. 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.

    12 votes

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  2. Give notification to leader if posting course related activity outside course date range

    Provide error message/notification if creating a course related activity that is outside of any course's current date range. I listed an optional lecture and it wouldn't show up in the course but I couldn't figure out why. Turns out it was after the original course listings end date.

    1 vote

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    Medium Priority  ·  Jeff Bowman responded

    Thanks for bringing this to our attention. This one is a bit tricky, because there can be a currently running and future scheduled course and knowing which one to check is a challenging decision.

  3. Add Email Notification for Comments SD642

    Make it so comments on trip reports, blog posts, etc. send an email to the person who posted the trip report so they can respond and have a dialogue about conditions. We'll also need a way to opt out of this email.

    Note: If the commenter shared their profile their name is a link that will provide their email address.

    1 vote

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  4. Integrate Salesforce with Acumatica

    The current process involves manual assignment of revenue codes for memberships, courses, etc., a time-consuming task that is subject to inconsistent interpretation and error. Integration would automate this process, reducing time spent entering data and improve the accuracy of our data. We'd also like to sync (or be able use an export-import process) to transfer data from SF to Acumatica.

    2 votes

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  5. Filter for Full Courses/Activities SD638/639

    Use cases:
    * I am a participant and I want to only view courses and activities that have availability.
    * I am a leader and I want to only view courses and activities that have leader availability.

    2 votes

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  6. Provide easy way to email participants based on their role

    For large course field trips it is common for instructors and students to show up at different times, which means that instructors will usually carpool with other instructors, and students with other students. To set up those carpools it would be helpful if the "Email Participants" screen had a way to quickly select participants based on their role, i.e. all instructors, all students, all leaders. Yes, it's currently possible to use the per-person check boxes to this now, but some large field trips (Navigation, Snowshoe, Scramble) can have as many as 90 participants, so selecting them individually is tedious and…

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  7. Create a "Do Not Send Automatic Confirmation Email" checkbox to activities or activity templates GH2002

    In some cases like summer camp field trips and/or required lectures for courses, its confusing or annoying to members to receive confirmation emails. We would like to be able to turn off this functionality in certain cases like this.

    1 vote

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  8. Update Billing Info for Automatic Renewal GH1977

    The billing info associated with autorenewal payments is not getting updated in tandem with the user’s profile. Let's tweak the process to update the autorenewal billing info whenever the profile is updated, or at least give users the option to also update their billing info when they update their payment card info.

    2 votes

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  9. Auto-populate branch council rosters with all chairs of branch activity committees

    There are some times when a branch council roster isn't updated after a new chair comes on to an activity committee. If this wasn't a difficult or expensive feature, it would alleviate one bit of data entry for branch council's AND help prevent other committees from missing communications from the councils.

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  10. 3 votes

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  11. Save Credit Card Info for Purchases SD328

    Allow members and guests to save credit card info when checking out and use saved credit card info to pay when checking out. We should allow multiple cards, choice of which one to use when checking out, ability to update (usually expiration date and CCV), remove, or add from the Shopping Cart. Allow the user to update, remove and add credit card info from their My Profile area too. We need to consider the implications to the recurring payments (automatic annual dues and monthly donations) too.

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  12. Add a photos tab SD434

    Add a photos tab next to the course materials tab to show potential participants what they can expect in the course.

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  13. Show waitlist participants to other registered participants

    I would like to see who is on waitlist for an activity I am registered for.

    5 votes

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  14. Additional Search Functions: Sorting SD504

    for activity listings allow user to sort by destination, leader, availability and allow sorts in ascending or descending order

    4 votes

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  15. Course Activity Data Export Improvement GH3028

    Investigate alternatives for the Course Activities Export. It takes several minutes to get the datatables view, because there are often several thousand records associated with the request. There may be more, but few options are:

    • Check how much overhead there is in Diazo processing of the markup? Avoiding that may be one reason that converting the main course roster view to be React-based helped so much. If that's correct you could possibly load this part of the page in an iframe that bypasses Diazo.

    • A bit off the wall... After clicking the "download" button, display a message (in a popup?)…

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  16. Change Shopping Cart Timer Message Text GH2932

    Change the shopping cart timer message text to:

    You have {time_remaining} minutes to complete your registration and payment or your registration will be canceled to give others a chance to register.”

    Where time_remaining is 30, 29, 28, etc. minutes (it starts at 30 minutes, a website setting that can be increased or decreased if needed).

    It seems like it might be better to show how many minutes remain to give a better sense of urgency.

    0 votes

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  17. 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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  18. Gallery View: Slide Show and Grid View SD631

    Add slide show and grid view to galleryview for folders (not Book and Merchnadise details pages):

    Slide Show: Add a slide show selector to galleryview with full screen, timer and left/right arrow controls.If there are videos (or any non-image content) in the folder, skip them.

    Grid View: Add a grid selector and display a grid of thumbnails in galeryview. Open the image in a popup overlaying the grid/page when clicked. Close the popup via an "X" in the upper right of the image popup (and maybe left/right arrows on the popup?).

    Image Download Note: Though it's worth noting that currently…

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  19. Add ability to add end date to monthly donations GH2761

    Make it possible to set up monthly donation for a specific time period. Ideally be able to be put in an amount with an expiration date. We had a number of donors at the breakfast who were interested in giving say $250 but wanted it in $50 increments for 5 months.

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  20. My Gallery

    Add a My Gallery section to My Profile that where I can upload photos and where photos I've uploaded to the the website in other area like Trip Reports are displayed.

    Ideally all photos I've added would be displayed by default, but I would be able to choose to hide certain ones from My Gallery even though they would still be displayed elsewhere on the website.

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