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  1. Better sort for event calendar contents view GH1837/1955

    When working on Events in Contents view, the oldest events (two years ago, as of now) sort to the top of the list. That means repeatedly paging to the end of the list to get to the Events of interest. Since, every time the page is refreshed, it starts over at the top of the list, the paging effort must be repeated over-and-over and is very time consuming.

    Please change the list to sort in descending date order. Or better yet: present and future dates in ascending order followed by past dates in descending order.

    Also, the event date is…

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    Completed  ·  Jeff Bowman responded

    The column headers in the “folder contents” view are now spaced correctly and you can sort (as you always have) by clicking on a column header for the forward sort. Click a second time for the reverse sort.

  2. Improve search for internal hyperlinks GH1662

    When hyperlinking within the site to an internal page or folder, the search engine appears to pull up anything that has your subject within the content, not just the title, making the search very slow. Also on the scroll bar, only the up arrow works. The down arrow does not work, so you need to drag the bar down, which is impossible to do slowly, so you have to drag the bar to below where you want to go, then use the up arrow to slowly get to where you're trying to go in the list.

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  3. Roster Management - Canceling after registration closes GH1782

    Currently if registration for an activity is closed and the leader cancels someone from the roster, the next person from the waitlist is automatically added to the roster. To avoid this the total capacity of the trip has to be reduced before canceling someone. This is annoying as a leader and confusing for the participants if done wrong. Once registration is closed, the roster should be fixed unless manually edited.

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    Completed  ·  Garrett Arnold responded

    Roster management is now manual after registration has closed. We will be sending out a notification in leader lines but please pass along to your fellow leaders.

  4. ADD AUTOMATIC ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL PAYMENTS AND AUTOMATIC MONTHLY DONATIONS TO MY PURCHASES SD420

    If I have, show automatic annual membership renewal payments and automatic monthly donations on my My Purchases page. Also show me the credit card I use for these and allow me to change that card or to enroll in or cancel either of these automatic "payments." Note: We're combining the My Purchases and My Recurring Payments "pages."

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  5. Show leader permission required even if registration isn't open GH1498

    Show if leader permission is required on the activity page before registration opens. Currently if registration is not open yet, the activity page says when registration will open but does not mention if leader permission is required or not. It's frustrating to wait until the day registration opens and then discover that you need to have emailed the leader first.

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    Completed  ·  Garrett Arnold responded

    Leader permission now shows before registration is open so you can be prepared to email the leader.

  6. Finding Volunteers SD404/391

    Now that we are collecting volunteer skills and interests on My Profile, we need a way to find those whose interests and skills match available volunteer opportunities.

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  7. Replace Book References and Retire Old Editions SD373

    As a site administrator, I need to be able to replace references to an old edition of a book with a new edition in content items like Activities, Activity Templates, Courses, Course Templates, and Routes & Places.

    Allows customers who purchased an earlier edition to see info about that while ensuring that from now on, everyone purcahses the new edition of the book, because it is showh in the shop and on all details pages with "recommended reading."

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  8. Add Recommended Reading to Blog Posts SD388

    As a blogger I'd like to be able to add "Recommended Reading" (aka books from the shop) to my blog post so that my readers can easily purchase those books. Great for how-tos, author blogs and book release posts.

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  9. Change Color for links that those with higher permissions can see

    Can the colors on "hidden" menu options be changed? The red text on blue background is almost impossible to read.

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    Completed  ·  Jeff Bowman responded

    On calendar views, we have white text on colored backgrounds with the background color denoting the state.

  10. SELL "MERCHANDISE" ONLINE SD139/323/342

    Update content type,layout product page similar to the book view, but specific to logo'd merchandise, and set up faceted search

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  12. FREE INSTRUCTOR DESK COPIES GH1247

    When a volunteer instructor sets up a course, offer them a free text PDF of any Mountaineers Books (MB) title. Also offer them the option of specifying a non-MB text for their course that MB will purchase and fulfill. The instructor would communicate the later text via an email (linked).

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    There are instructions on the course template and course edit forms how to request “desk copies” of our books.

  13. NEW TEXTBOOK FIELDS IN COURSE FORMS SD342

    Link instructor-selected required textbooks to courses and have them automatically appear as a separate items in a course registrant's shopping cart. Student has option to remove from cart. Also make adjustments in course "view" to identify both "required" and "recommended" texts.

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  14. Lodge Reservations SD26/44/418

    Develop capability to setup lodge weekends, For member and guests to register online, And admins to manage group reservations

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  16. Add Staff UI for Procesing Refunds SD289

    Now that we have a My Purchases on the website, we need to be able to properly record refund transactions in all of our systems. This will also reduce the time needed and improve the accuracy of by our Members Service Team to process refunds.

    • Staff need the ability to issue refund (full and partial) when canceling a person from an activity or course.
    • Staff eed to be able to cancel a person'smembership and refind a specified amoutn of annual dues that have been paid.
    • Staff need to be able to cancel and refund full and partial amounts for book…
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  17. Add age parameters for youth only activities GH 1253

    To prevent adults from registering themselves or the incorrect family member allow course leaders to indicate age parameters as pre-requisites for courses, course related activities and activities.

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    There is now a minimum and maximum age field on courses and activities to avoid having parents sign up for youth specific activities.

  18. Add text in manage registration window regarding activities that have closed GH1256

    If you get off a waitlist for a field trip and want to remove yourself from one that is already closed it is not clear how to do that from the manage registration window for course related activities.

    Please add a tag line to the red text that exists already saying registration has closed to make it say.

    Registration closed Mar 11 5:00 pm. Contact leader to be added or removed from roster.

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  20. Close registration for courses that were created before registration close date field existed GH 1148

    Is it possible to close registration for all courses that happened last year. The default when we added registration open and close dates to courses was to have them perpetually open which has meant we have had a handful of these incorrect sign ups.

    From Jeff- The best fix actually might be blocking registration for a course whose end date is in the past.

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