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  1. Hide or replace the weather link on a Route-Place if the US link doesn't apply

    We sometimes post Routes-Places that are outside the US and the weather link produces an error message, which is clunky and makes potential participants think that something is wrong with the listing, when in reality the weather link given just doesn't work in those places. Would be good to have the choice to hide or modify the weather link in a route-place.

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  2. Add buy button to search results

    Add an "add to cart" button on books products in the search results (see attached screenshot).

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  3. Add Address Verification Service

    What: Consider adding an address checker to the website to help manage number of bad addresses (incorrect unit, missing zip code, etc). This tool could help us verify/correct postal addresses.
    Why: Potentially important for decreasing amount of mail that is marked undeliverable and returned to the PC

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  4. Activity Registration Confirmation Email Change for Carbon Footprint Reduction ~Salesforce

    Per conversations with Jeff and Amber, I'm submitting feedback requesting tweaks to the confirmation email registrants receive after signing up for Mountaineers trips. The conservation and development teams would like to give registrants the option to partially offset their transportation-related carbon associated with each Mountaineers trip by donating to a Mountaineers Carbon Footprint Reduction campaign. We understand that prompting for this donation in the existing registration confirmation email would be an initial way to achieve this. Funds raised from this campaign would go toward energy reduction/net-zero projects at the Seattle Program Center and other efforts to reduce the carbon footprint…

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  5. Cicero Congressional District Matching for Salesforce Contacts ~Salesforce

    Our colleagues at American Whitewater turned us on to Salesforce congressional district matching through an application called Cicero. Having this kind of legislative information handy for our Salesforce contacts would be very valuable for our conservation and advocacy program, both from a digital advocacy standpoint, as well as for future congressional events/legislator engagements. American Whitewater staff found the application affordable and valuable for them. Cicero can be used in conjunction with a Tech Soup account. Thanks for your consideration!

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  6. Inclusion with senior/ adult members wanting to add kids as guest to family activities

    When you go to try to select a "Guest Family" membership and already have a different type of membership you get the message:

    "You are choosing to change your membership from Senior or Adult to Guest Family. Click OK to continue, or Cancel to keep your current membership type."
    Could this be added to this message: "Please contact member services at info@mountaineers.org if you would like to include a family member as a guest and are not able to upgrade to a family
    membership at this time. We may be able to assist you."

    This will support family in all…

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  7. SSO and Salesforce integration for MyTurn gear library database

    We'll be transitioning to MyTurn in Fall 2021-Winter 2022 to manage our Gear Library inventory and lending. In an ideal world, I'd love to have SSO between MyTurn and The Mountaineers website, and to also have MyTurn data import into Salesforce so we can track lending against other member activity.

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  8. Show elevation gain and distance on search page for activities

    Might not be applicable for all activity types, but it would be really helpful to see some basic stats for hiking, backpacking, and scrambling without needing to click on each activity. "Difficulty" isn't consistent enough. Technical for scrambling would also be nice. It would also be very helpful to allow filtering by distance/elevation

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  9. Phone support for Elder members who do not use the internet

    I often hear this feedback but I don't think I've done a great job documenting it, so here goes.
    Today I spoke with 50 year member Diana Edgar and I thanked her and let her know her of recent lifetime membership.

    While we were speaking she shared how much she loved being a Mountaineer but she has felt so cut off lately because she doesn't know how she can participate when everything is online and she doesn't use email or a computer. She deeply wishes there was a way for her to sign up for activities that was easy for…

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  10. Additional Roles for Course Rosters

    For Course rosters people can be associated with one of a hard-coded list of roles and can be advertised as a public contact for the course in that role. We are proposing that the list of roles be extended to better support current common practices. Specifically, we propose adding the following roles:

    Co-leader
    Assistant Leader
    Content Manager

    The Co-leader and Assistant Leader roles are self explanatory. Larger courses may want to show multiple leaders as public contacts but still be able to identify a single person as the primary leader.

    The Content Manager is the person who manages registration and…

    4 votes

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  11. Additional Positions for Committee Rosters

    For Committee rosters people can be associated with one of a hard-coded list of positions and can be advertised as a public committee contact in that position. The way Mountaineers Committees are typically administered has changed over the last few years. We are proposing that the list of positions be extended to better support current common practices.

    We propose adding the following positions:

    Safety
    Vice Chair
    Chair Elect
    Chair Emeritus

    "Safety" is meant to indicate the Safety Officer. Most Committees are now basing their Committee Charter on the Clubwide charter template, which specifies that the committee have a Safety Officer.…

    5 votes

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  12. Expired Youth Forms Notification

    Youth forms expire every year. It would be super beneficial if there could be an email notification to families when the form(s) expire. Currently I have to go into every child's profile, check to see if their forms are current or expired, and then email each family that has a child with expired forms. This takes up a significant amount of time that I could be using to improve the curriculum and trips for our youth. Expired forms make it so the families can't sign up for trips; through observation, the families already have a hard enough time figuring out…

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  13. Activity Feedback Chart Color Scheme

    Feedback Color Coding. The colors used for a Great Trip (RED) to Terrible Trip (Green) seem backwards to me, and should be in reverse order to the way they are now. Red usually means there's something wrong and green usually means everything's great Go.

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  14. Add Merchandise Style, Color, and Size to Purchase Receipt

    Add the style, color, and size of a merchandise item on the purchase receipt so that the customer may verify they purchase the correct item, especially when they purchase more than one of a set of similar items.

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  15. Lead Activity Again via "Single Activity Cloning" GH3234

    To make it easier for leaders to schedule an activity that they've already led, add what is sort of a copy-and-paste/single clone feature and display on the Lead Activity Again button in the "Manage Activity" portlet.

    This new "single clone" feature would:
    - Create a copy of the activity
    - Place it in the same folder as the activity being copied
    - Increment it's URL as if it were made by staring with the route/place
    - Run all of error and conflict checks
    - Display the newly added/copied activity's edit form with any errors

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  16. Multiple Blog Authors

    Allowing for multiple blog authors would be a great way to recognize all volunteers who contribute to a piece.

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  17. Develop Support for Non-English Script

    Currently our website rosters and the mailings we send do not support non-English scripts. Our members would like for their names, written in their native languages, to display correctly.

    More information from Super Volunteer Ananth Maniam:

    When participants Sign up for my trip and on mailers sent to my home and when leaders email back to me. My contact name comes like below
    Ananth Maniam (??????? ??????)

    This is because the (?????? ?????) are supposed to be my native script
    Ananth Maniam (ஆனந்த் மணியம்)

    This feature sometime works when I print roster - It works, it doesn't work when participants…

    11 votes

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    We would very much like to implement this, and right now technical constraints make it nearly impossible. Most platforms require its owners to choose a single language (keyboard layout), for which we were required to choose English for our website (which operates on a Plone Platform). Right now, in some places, non-English text is supported, but it varies and we do not have control. The biggest issue is when we export things to our Salesforce CRM, which translates everything as plain text and thus only accepts English characters. Until our platforms are updated more broadly to accept more than one keyboard, we’re stuck with using the U.S. English language/layout. In the meantime, we encourage you to use the Bio field in your profile to celebrate your culture, heritage, or history.

  18. Give site admins permission to 'remove' people from rosters. GH3329

    In order to prevent folks who have been canceled from moving back to the top of the wait list as a result of their original registration time (this happens in CHS often), allow staff to 'remove' the person from the roster. This will mean they receive a new registration time every time they move from 'canceled' to 'wait listed'.

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  19. Allow "Requested Info" field to be either required or optional during participant registration

    Add the option to either the "Requested Info" is required or optional when a participant register an activity, clinic or seminar. Currently this field is optional and participant can still register if this field is not filled up.
    This option should be applied where ever the "Requested Info" is available when the item is created or edited.

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  20. Sync Alerts & Notifications Preferences to Salesforce GH3230

    Sync Alerts & Notifications preferences to Salesforce so that we have added information on engagement and website feature use.

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