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  1. Backordered and Pre-ordered Books & Merchandise: Email Notification SD306

    As a site visitor. for books and merchandise items that are "out of stock," that is backordered or per-ordered, allow me to request an email notification when the item is back in stock so I can choose to purchase the item then if I still want it.

    3 votes

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    High Priority  ·  Jeff Bowman responded

    Will do if “charge & chip” is too expensive and we ant to get something don quicker.

  2. Calendar view on mobile site

    On the mobile site, can the event calendar default to a calendar view rather than list view?

    3 votes

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  3. Make Activity Template's Activity Type a Multiselect GH2752

    Right now we have a number of leadership clinics which we are having a hard time reporting on since they are categorized by activity type when really we want them tagged as both the activity like Sea Kayaking AND outdoor leadership

    3 votes

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  4. "Your waiver is about to expire" email ~SFOnly

    Send an automatic email out to folks before their waiver expires.

    3 votes

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  5. Allow Rich Text Editing When Sending Email from the Website SD345

    When sending email from the website, allow the use of simple rich text formatting (bold, italic, hyperlinks, etc.) and adding attachments when sending email from a roster or the carpool features on our website.

    2 votes

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  6. Make contributors other than "authors" be eligible for search GH3167

    When we perform a search on mb.org using contributor names, currently only "by" works. We'd like to make it so that searches for all contributors (photos by, epilogue by, etc. etc.) also works in search.

    2 votes

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  7. Updating the Book Details Page "Reviews" Tab GH2889

    Under a product page (e.g. https://www.mountaineers.org/books/books/explore-europe-on-foot-your-complete-guide-to-planning-a-cultural-hiking-adventure) there’s the “Review” tab that we are currently pulling from Goodreads. We now want to replace the Goodreads Review with the Reviews data in Acumen: Prod Marketing -> Descriptive -> Review.

    2 votes

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  8. Flag and Ask about Employer match in shopping cart for membership and/or donation GH2677

    Flag and ask about employer match in the shopping cart if it contains a membership or donation amount (mostly like we already do sans employer if a donation amount is specified) and sync that to Salesforce.

    2 votes

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  9. Add a My Blog Posts Page GH2829

    Add a "My Blog Posts" page to the My Profile area so that members can find their own blog posts and blog posts by their favorite member bloggers more easily.

    2 votes

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  10. Warning message to leader if other trips scheduled in that area SD476

    For routes that can have multiple trips listed... Can I suggest a website change for those locations that allow multiple registrations, to possibly have some sort of a pop-up come up informing the leader something to the effect of

    "Yeah you are the only one currently registered for this location on your activity date" or

    "hmm -- you are now the Xth user registering for this location on on your activity date; please use your judgement about whether this would work"

    2 votes

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  11. Make Sort Stick on Roster SD581

    Make it so when you switch sort order to alpha or by role (like instructor or admin on a committee) it stays while you are editing.

    It would also be good to have this on the calendar function as well to remember what date you were on.

    2 votes

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  12. Make it possible for website to process multiple payments for trips like Global Adventures SD293

    Make it possible for deposits to be taken and then remaining balance paid through the website.

    2 votes

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  13. RSS feed for Blog entries

    An RSS feed is an easy way to allow readers to learn of and read blog entries without visiting the site. As it is, I don't remember to visit the site and check the blog often enough. My online reading is almost entirely through RSS feeds to the new sites and magazines I follow. Building an RSS feed is straightforward, does not have to display in the user interface, and requires no maintenance.

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  14. Pre-populate times on cloned events with those from the event being cloned GH3276

    When cloning an event, pre-populate the event times and setup times with the times from the event being cloned. But keep them editable. Normally, a monthly meeting is going to be at the same time. Pre-populating will reduce the chance of entry errors as well. I caught several of my own mistakes.

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  15. Make the Volunteer Hours page visible to all leaders GH3166

    Similar to how leaders can view any member's activity/course history. This would help leaders get a sense for a member's availability, see what they have or haven't tracked, etc.

    1 vote

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  16. Add a "Branch" column in addition to a "Branch" filter on the Committee Chair Directory GH3140

    This would be helpful for searching and filtering in the directory, and it would help make clear which committees belong to which branch.

    1 vote

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  17. Email Reminder for Activities, Courses and Events About to Open for Registration SD509

    As a site user, allow me to choose to get an email the day before an activity, course or event opens so that I get a reminder to register for an activity or course for which I plan to register.

    It would be ideal to add a checkbox along with "Send me an email reminder the day before this opens for registration." to the registration portlet where the the opening date is displayed. We're currently thinking a new role on the roster may be the best way to accomplish this.

    1 vote

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  18. Adding a Section/Tab to Books for Awards GH3073

    An idea we had some time ago was creating an Awards tab, much like "Descriptions" "Reviews" "Video" -- but at the time we decided against it because we thought it would be best to highlight it in the Description field anyways.

    But now that the feed to our 3rd parties are being more restrictive on the level of HTML we can have, the above argument against holds a lot less ground.

    1 vote

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  19. Improve Author-Book Relationship in Acumen and Plone GH3050

    In some cases, we have a contributor who has one role on one book and another role on another book (e.g. "by" and "Foreword by"). In these cases we end up with multiple contact records for the same contributor. In Plone, we have this covered with the "member," "book," and "book roster." In Acumen, we need to be sure that we have only one contributor record and use the "override role" field when their contribution is different from their primary role.

    1 vote

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  20. Include all fields in the CSV download after an activity closes GH2929

    As an admin or a leader, I would like to see all fields in the CSV download so that I can better manage courses and activities. Also reorder the fields so that like information is grouped.

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