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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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,
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  8. Show plain text from PDFs instead of empty page with PDF link

    Look at the results of this search: https://www.mountaineers.org/search#SearchableText=behavior&path=%2Fabout%2Fvision-leadership%2Fboard-of-directors%2Fboard-policies

    Every single result is a link to a page that contains nothing but a PDF. This is lousy for SEO, which means you likely don't find what you're after using a search engine and it's also a lousy mobile experience. Extract the text from the PDFs and put it on the web page. Even badly formatted text is better than "only available in this PDF."

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  9. Add profile link to roster

    There is a companion issue that made names clickable in the roster on the website: https://feedback.mountaineers.org/forums/273688-general-feedback/suggestions/8764993-make-names-on-roster-open-their-profile-so-you-can

    Here, I would like a column added to the CSV roster export with the link to someone's profile. There's currently a column for whether the profile is private or not, but no column with the actual profile link.

    This would serve the same purpose as the clickable name. In Excel, it will detect that these are links and make them clickable. That makes it easier for me to navigate to someone's profile.

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  10. Show enrolled courses in course roster CSV export

    As a course administrator, I often need to know if students are enrolled in their co-requisite courses so I can send them appropriate reminders. In some cases, such as scrambling, we actually bump students off the roster who don't have or enroll in Wilderness Navigation before the course starts.

    With the course roster CSV export, I can determine if someone has already completed Navigation. However, there's no way for me to know if someone has is enrolled in the course without manually going to every student's profile and checking their course list. This is as abysmally slow as it sounds.

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  11. Add the option to have hosts notified by e-mail when people register for a lodge stay

    I would like the ability for hosts to elect to receive E-mails when a new person registers or cancels a lodge stay.

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  12. Add the words " &/or Charts" to wording in "Routes/Places Recommended Maps"

    Under Routes/Places tab it states: "Recommended Maps". Since salt water based trips use "Charts" rather than "Maps" I suggest making the statement read "Recommended Maps &/or Charts".

    Some activities may use both a land based map and a water based chart so having " &/or" covers activities that only require a map or only require a chart as well as activities that require both a map and a chart.

    This is a small issue, and it is certainly not critical however using the correct terminology improves the overall validity and accuracy of the website.

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  13. Make horizontal scroll bar always visible on large rosters

    I've mostly noticed this with events, but Jeff said it is true across all our rosters. It would be great to have the horizontal scroll bar always visible on the screen - for large rosters with more rows and columns than fit on a screen, you have to scroll down to scroll across, then go back up ... at which point you can't see the info in the leftmost column to know what you're looking for. It makes for a very clunky user experience trying to go back and forth between horizontal and vertical scrolling.

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  14. 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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