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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. Virtual option for all beta and brew events

    Using Zoom for beta and brew events was great. Events that are live only seems like regression in terms of impact by driving, and time required by members (particularly those not close to the program center). I suggest streaming these events to allow members from the entire region to view, instead of only those conveniently located to the program center.

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  8. Open source the website and allow members to submit pull requests

    Being based in Seattle, the Mountaineers is filled with software engineers, many of whom are chomping at the bit to contribute minor (and major) website changes that would remove some significant pain point or improve the experience. There seems to be a ton of low hanging fruit that could be knocked out fairly quickly by a set of people who are among the best coders in the world.

    Obviously, we can't allow anyone to make whatever changes they want, but the model most open source projects use seems reasonable to follow, especially for a non-profit, volunteer run club. That is,…

    5 votes

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  9. 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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  10. 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?

    2 votes

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  11. Course-Activity Late Cancellation Management

    We have noticed that students are able to cancel from course-related activities after registration has closed. Some volunteers have requested a website improvement that would either prevent cancellations after registration date is closed, or better allow volunteers to manage this process. No-shows and late-cancellations have a big impact on volunteers' ability to successfully run programs.

    Our tech team identified that the ability to cancel after registration closes is not a glitch, but rather, has always been the way the website has operated. Currently roster email notifications can be used to manage when students cancel from an activity roster, but this…

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  12. Remove web trackers from the web site

    I recently observed that mountaineers.org had web trackers for

    doubleclick.net
    Facebook.com
    Facebook.net

    I dislike having my activity on the web survailed. Why should an advertising consortium or Facebook know what I'm doing on the mountaineers web site?

    Do the members or the organization benefit from allowing these trackers? If not, please I would much prefer they not be on our web site.

    2 votes

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  13. Warning when you click "Copy E-mail Addresses" if you have private and public profiles checked

    The Mountaineers has a policy that if you are emailing people with a profile set to Private, you should put them in BCC. It would be helpful if the site gave a warning pop-up when you have selected both public and private profiles and click "Copy E-mail Addresses" as the next logical step is that those emails get pasted into a "To" line.

    The warning could simply remind leaders that they should put Private profiles in BCC and maybe link to the policy.

    I'm not entirely sure if using the "Send E-mail" button will properly sort the emails into the…

    3 votes

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  14. Add to Calendar Link in emails

    When you receive an email for an activity or a course that you have signed up for, have an "add to calendar" link in the email

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  15. Remove volunteer ages from Committee Meeting rosters

    A few months ago the ages of volunteers started showing up in the rosters for committee meetings (see screenshot). I'm guessing this may have been added to support youth, but most adults consider their age to be private information.

    Event rosters are viewable by anyone who has admin access, and it's common for many committee members to have admin access for various reasons. For this reason, committee rosters are basically public to the committee. Publishing everyone's ages does not seem appropriate.

    This does not seem to be a problem specific to committee meetings. Most adults do not want the age…

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  16. Provide more detail for course-related activities in 'Manage Registration' signup box

    Right now when you click on Manage Registration for a course related activity all you can see in the signup box is the name of the activity, the date, and a Request Leader Permission link. We have different mentors posting these activities for their students but the leader of the activity isn't visible in the signup box (plus the formatting is terrible). The students have to flip back and forth between the activity listing imbedded in the course and the Manage Registration box to know who they're signing up with. Would be great to have everything that a student might…

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  17. Map units in feet

    Wouldn't it be cool if the maps on the website displayed elevation in feet rather than meters?

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  18. Website access from Germany

    The site seems slow from Germany.... I travel a lot but access from California is good. However from abroad it sometimes takes 3 minutes to load the homepage.
    Regards,
    Rolf

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  19. Add "Submit Incident Report" to Lodge stays

    Add incident reporting button to lodge stays. Lodges have their own inherent dangers, like falling out of bunks, falling down stairs, sliding down hills out of control, or having a bench fall over on someone's foot while she vacuums.

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  20. Limit use of low contrast fonts

    I have a big, but I think important ask. My vision is not crisp, in fact worse than that. In order to read text, I require fairly high contrast. When light grey font is used, it is a blur, even when enlarged, to me and others with less than acute, young eyes. The Mountaineers Templates use quite a lot of light grey font and it is not editable. When doing web design for the Mountaineers, could you please consider making it a point to use black font on light backgrounds or white on dark backgrounds so that we all can…

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