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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. 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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  3. Swap "Meeting place and time" and "Leader's Notes" on trip listing

    A frequent leader pain point is participants who obviously don't read the entirety of the trip listing before signing up and especially before requesting leader permission.

    Most leaders will put instructions on information they want for leader permission in the "Leader's Notes" section, but many participants don't see it because it ends up hidden under the "More+" collapse link. Some leaders even make a point in ALL CAPS to try to get participants to click "More+".

    I believe that swapping these two sections and making "Leader's Notes" the headline that doesn't get hidden would improve this situation and make it…

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  4. Stop stripping line breaks from Leader Permission request comments section

    Most people (myself included) when entering information for the leader in the permission request comment box, make an effort to format it as cleanly as possible with line breaks to organize provided information.

    However, the code appears to strip all these line breaks from the text and drop a super messy blob of text in the request email that comes to leaders. This makes the leader's job unnecessarily harder because we have to mentally parse the blob back into the requester's intended presentation.

    Could we please stop stripping the line breaks and preserve the intended format?

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  5. Add details to personal notification emails

    Many activities (especially climbing) have specific notes from leaders that the activity is restricted to a specific group within the branch. This puts the participants in disbelief about finding climbs to go on.
    As climb leaders have gotten better at stating these restrictions on the activity page, having activity descriptions and leader notes added to the notification email would be highly appreciated by the member - so we can have a more informed decision to click on the link and reach out to the leader. This will reduce the traffic on the website and will improve the well-being of our…

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