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  1. Display activity start time next to date

    Display an activity start time prominently along with the date, and as a mandatory field. It wastes time to go through several screens only to see that no time is listed, or the start time won't work for your personal schedule.

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    1 comment  ·  Activities  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    Declined  ·  Jeff Bowman responded

    The current meeting time and place field is rich text to allow leaders to explain start times. For example, sometimes a leader puts in both start time at trailhead and where and when they are meeting at a park and ride.

    Our leaders requested this flexibility so it would be a pretty big change to switch this to being a single field or adding another field that leaders need to complete is not practical.
  2. Improve Find Instructor Opportunities functionality

    Make it possible to have your field trip or course show under "Find Instructor Opportunities" even if there is no instructor pre-requisite

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    Declined  ·  1 comment  ·  Search  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  3. Allow overlapping activities

    The website doesn't allow for overlapping activities, for example two 3-day climbs of the same summit which would summit and camp on different days.
    For example, one climb of a mountain could be on Friday, Saturday, Sunday and another climb could be Sunday, Monday, Tuesday. One climb thus summits on Saturday, the other on Monday.
    Since there is no conflict of having two parties travelling along the same part of a route at the same time, the website should allow registration of activities that don't exactly overlap.
    A warning is probably still in order since the trip leaders must make…

    5 votes

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    1 comment  ·  Activities  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    Declined  ·  Tess Wendel responded

    In order to minimize our impact on the land and on other users, per our Outdoor Ethics Policy, we do not allow overlapping Mountaineers groups unless there are additional land manager permitting considerations (that specifically allow us to have multiple groups), or the activity takes place at an in-town facility where reservations are managed by the facility staff. I’d suggest that you find another day to post this climb, if you want it to be an official Mountaineers activity.

  4. 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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    0 comments  ·  Activities  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    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.

  5. Make Events easier to find

    Events should be listed next to LEARN EXPLORE AND CONSERVE on the main homepage.

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    4 comments  ·  Events  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    Declined  ·  Member Services responded

    Events can be found in the header on every single page of the website. The upcoming events are featured in a calendar box in the middle left of the homepage as well. We are working on improved functionality for events, including the ability to RSVP and see the events your are registered for, however we do not plan to add an additional menu item to the main navigation for events.

  6. Link Activities to Event/Room Reservation listings

    One of those items that I would be interested in seeing added to the
    capabilities of the new website system, is for when room reservations are
    made that an option exists to simultaneously tie that reservation into an
    actual activity. I know that not all room reservations are
    Mountaineers-related, but I suspect that those that are related would
    generally be associated with an activity (I know that all of mine are so
    far). This would possibly help alleviate date problems (I just noticed I
    was broadcasting a lecture date as being different from the room
    reservation - which was the…

    3 votes

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    Declined  ·  0 comments  ·  Events  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  7. Access to Badge Rosters

    Provide access to badge rosters with means for admins to maintain them and correct inaccuracies. I know of no defensible reason to hide this information, especially from committees that need it to do their jobs.

    8 votes

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    Declined  ·  11 comments  ·  Rosters  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  8. Add status column to course roster

    The course roster can be improved with a new column to show status of the students and instructosr. Students start out as registered then progress to graduated, cancelled, failed, extended, etc. Instructors may also cancel, no show. Using the role column to carry that fact is not the best because then when the status changes we lose track of the actual role. For example, if the status changes to cancelled, we no longer know if the registration was for a student or an instructor.

    By extension, this idea means that "graduated" is a status of the student role, not a…

    3 votes

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    2 comments  ·  Rosters  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    Declined  ·  Jeff Bowman responded

    We have no additional feedback that this is a desired change by other course leaders, and it seems that having one column with “Student” and one with “Graduated” would be too confusing.

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