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  1. Schedule Auto Email for Activities/Events

    I like to hold off on sending emails until the 1-2 days before and the registration has been closed. These emails include things like my personal number, weather conditions, and overall serve as a reminder. Most people find accessing an email from a phone easier than accessing it from the website (and I don't want to include my phone number on postings).

    Sometimes the ideal time to send an email conflicts with other activities (ie I might be leading a conditioning hike or doing a race the night before a morning run). To get around this, I will sometimes send…

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  2. Request new Opportunity type for auction purchases (salesfroce)

    Auction purchases are a transaction type of its own, that typically do not count as a donation. Unless the amount paid over value is $1000 or more over the value of the item, we do not consider it as part of peak society.

    I've been thinking about this for years, and fully believe this will help us better track and manage a donor experience and identify / qualify someone as generally transactional in nature or philanthropic. It will also allow us to easily filter out auction support from donation rollups. It will require some significant clean up of past transactions,…

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  3. Make 'alternative place' names visible from Routes (see GH1476?)

    The alternative place names that are accessible partway through setting up a trip are of limited usefulness when you cannot view them beforehand. For example - I tried to set up a hike going to West Tiger #2. I couldn't see that there was such a route under the WT 1-2-3; I ended up setting up the trip under WT 3, using the Section Line alternative (at least partly correct). Learning of the existence of the WT#2, I was unable to Edit the trip via the WT 1-2-3 as the alternatives don't appear.

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  4. People Search

    This was spawned off from an existing thread:
    https://feedback.mountaineers.org/forums/273688-general-feedback/suggestions/37230223-integrate-fuzzy-logic-to-text-search-gh2837

    It was clear that "fuzzy search" as implemented there did not translate into a good people search experience.

    BACKGROUND

    Currently, the only way to search for members (contacts) is through the sitewide search mechanism. While we have dedicated search pages for "Find Activities", "Find Routes & Places" and "Find Courses, Clinics & Seminars", we have no such dedicated page for finding members. Your options are to either find them on some roster you have access to or to rely on the sitewide search.

    The problem is that the general sitewide search…

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  5. Exportable PDF Feedback Reports

    BACKGROUND

    I have the ability to see my feedback history. As a committee admin I have the ability to see a portion of the feedback history for anyone who has led a trip for my committee. I cannot see the feedback history for someone who has led trips for some other committee.

    USE CASE

    As a Leadership Chair for various committees (current and past) I review leadership applications. Often these prospective leaders are already leaders for another branch and/or committee. As part of the feedback gathering process, it is important for me as the Leadership Chair to gather as much…

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  6. Difficulty Label Changes

    The long-form of this proposal with better formatting and screenshots is here:
    https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Vef3Nw-ulHzJdeKUhYSv95PX7FcAcigM7R2z6H5tn8g/edit?usp=sharing

    This is a copy-paste and loses formatting:

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    Problem
    All trips posted have a “Difficulty” rating and a “Leader Rating” value, but trip listings only display the Difficulty rating. Sometimes the difficulty of a trip is indicated by the combination of the difficulty field and the trip template. For example, an Intermediate Snowshoe is posted using an “Intermediate Snowshoe” template and will have a difficulty label to indicate how strenuous the trip is expected to be. Other activities, such as Cross-Country Skiing, indicate the trip difficulty solely…

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  7. Donation & membership from IRA

    It would be good to have clearly indicated instructions for sending a check for donations and membership. For older members, making a QCD requires a check and cannot be made via credit card.

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  8. Add a "Tag" option to pages and a "Suitcase" where i can store pages i want to consult again

    Like on Alltrails, WTA, etc. I'd like to be able to build my own bespoke repository of pages from the portal that i want to be able to easily access again and again -- whether it be references to how to use the portal, or blog entries, or trailheads, routes, etc.
    Best would be to be able to sort them into something like sub-folders, or tag them with my own memorable tags to be able to manage them when it starts bulking up.

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  9. Keep Me Logged In!

    For the Mountaineers website when logging in there used to be a feature to check a check box that says "Remember Me" which would keep you logged in. Now that feature is no longer there and I keep getting logged out of the website, and have to keep logging back in which is a bit of an inconvenience and annoyance.

    Can the Mountaineers add that feature back to the login so I can stay logged in and I'll have to keep logging in every time I visit the website?

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    Thanks for submitting this idea. When we upgraded to the newest version of Plone, that button was dropped because the newest standard is to keep folks logged in for a set period of time. You should therefore remain logged in without the button.

  10. Generate iCal calendar for any course activities, regardless of participation status

    I often have to manually transcribe the multiple events from a course into my personal google calendar. This is error prone and time consuming, and I bet most people do this.

    It would be awesome if the "course requirements" section of a course page that shows all the events would also contain a link to the iCal of that course so I can add all the events to my personal google calendar with a single click.

    This would be useful to do with any course, not just the ones I am signed up with:
    - for the courses I want…

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  11. Confirmation email for rolling enrollment classes is confusing in some cases

    Currently when a student registers for a course that has rolling enrollment they receive an automated confirmation that includes the following paragraph:

    "This course is a rolling enrollment style course meaning there are multiple sets of lectures and field trips. Please make sure that you are signed up for the specific field trip and lecture dates that are available and/or fit your schedule.You should have received additional activity email confirmations for these specific dates."

    This is confusing in cases where 1) the course consists solely of lectures or field trips but not both, or 2) the course consists solely of…

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  12. demographics updates

    I noticed that my demographic in my member profile had the wrong age group (unfortunately I continue to age). I only noticed it because I've been doing website testing today. Maybe there can be a prompt (or even a forcing function) for members to review their entire profile including preferences and demographics annually, as I'm sure other things change for members as well (marital status, activity interests, student status, etc). Maybe a button to go along with the waiver that forces them to scroll through their profile and select "I have reviewed and updated my profile" or something like that.

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  13. Add a menu option for "My Committees"

    Currently users can get to their committee pages by going to "My Profile" and clicking on the appropriate link. This works fine for experienced website users. The logical place to look for your committees is through the "My Branch" page, but this is tedious and requires scrolling through all the committees and subgroups in the branch. Please add a menu option for "My Committees" that will take all users directly to a list of their committees (or even to the section of their profile with the links).

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  14. Change mobile view for books side to show cart instead of donate button and/or login

    Currently when you visit a product page on mobile the two primary nav options are "donate" and "log in/join" - both of which don't serve books as well as a cart would. If someone clicks on an ad, is directed to this page, they won't even know they are able to buy the book without scrolling down, and the login portion feels like we are gatekeeping our books.

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  15. Provide a way to tell if leader has unread feedback

    Currently, there is no indication if a participant has submitted feedback after a leader has viewed the feedback. Personally, I check for feedback a few days after the activity, and if someone adds feedback after that I probably won’t ever see it.

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  16. Update webpage text for how to close an activity

    On https://www.mountaineers.org/volunteer/schedule-manage/activities#closing-activities

    it states 'When viewing the activity, click on the "Roster" button in the orange admin panel on the left side of the screen. Under "Set Activity Results", you can choose a Trip Result, then click the "Save" button.'

    It seems that 'close activity' has been moved out of the Roster section, and into a 'Manage Activity' section on the right hand side of the page. The text should be updated to indicate that.

    Thank you!

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  17. Can't create a page without it showing up in dropdown navigation - books

    I create a new page under "Special Book Lists," I keep it marked private, I create a publish date for the future, and I mark "exclude from navigation" and it STILL shows up in the dropdown navigation on the live site when not logged in (and when logged in). When clicked it goes to a login page as the page is "private" but it is still showing the title of page under the Books dropdown navigation. It makes it impossible for me to create anything in advance without it showing up to the public. In this case it's for a…

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  18. Senior Membership Notification Email

    Members Services receives a lot of inquiries from members about wanting to switch their membership from family or adult to senior, mid-membership cycle. They reach out in response to an email that we send, alerting them (on their birthday) to enroll in our senior membership now that they are 65. Since they pay upfront for the year, it doesn't make sense to retroactively refund each person that turns 65 mid-membership cycle. And if they enroll in the senior membership, they would be paying two separate membership costs for the year. Could we prompt the "senior membership invite" email via their…

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    Completed  ·  Jeff Bowman responded

    Completed Sep 2023. We updated the text of the email we send to clarify when the Senior membership may be chosen.

  19. Allow seminars to be displayed on the home page with events

    Right now, even if you add the Home Page tag to a seminar it still doesn't show up on the Home Page when upcoming activities are shown. This has meant that I have to create a duplicate of the seminar as an event to get it to show up. This is a lot of extra work. Can we please be allowed to add the Home Page tag to seminars and have them come up on the Home Page?

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  20. Mid-level Supporter membership type

    A new family-style membership type for those who want to support our mission with a higher giving level (somewhere between Family and Peak Society)

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