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  1. Improve Collection Portlet for Main Content Area Below the Title GH2263

    Improve the display of a collection portlet that can be display in the main content area of a page just below the title, image and summary. The portlet would continue to be configuration as it is but the display would span the entire page if there is only one (50/50 if there are two and 33/33/33 if there are three. Currently it spans only 33% of the width in all cases.

    This would allow our outdoor centers and other committees to elevate their blog content if they wish See attached a example.

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  2. Disconnect the <Enter> key from Submit on the Routes & Placed Edit Form

    Disconnect the <Enter> key from the "Submit" button on the Routes & Places edit form. It is a big form with lots of things to be filled in and lots of causes for pressing <Enter> before one is ready. On the other hand, one is still able to edit afterwards so accidental submission was not a big problem.

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  3. Larger profile pictures

    Our community is stronger when we connect with one another and when other members can learn more about you. So while we’re at it, how about allowing larger views of members’ profile photos? I was delighted when the member profile feature was added to the web site, enabling me to see who I’m going on a trip with; but what’s with the microscopic space allotted to the profile photo? I have a 34-inch monitor, yet members’ photos show up in a tiny 2-inch circle and I have to peer closely at the screen to make out any facial features. The…

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  4. "Post a new idea..." confusion

    I found the "Post a new idea..." link on this page (on the right, under "General Feedback") to be confusing. I expect a link to take me to a new page, but actually it was a no-op. I would suggest just eliminate that link.

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    Low Priority  ·  Jeff Bowman responded

    This is an issue with UserVoice that we have pointed out ti them. If you need help adding a feedback idea or need support, please contact us at info@mountaineers.org or 206-521-6000.

  5. Include full names in email address lists

    When I get the list of email addresses for my activity, I would prefer to have the list include everyone's full name. For example, instead of
    person@gmail.com, person2@hotmail.com
    I would prefer to see
    "first last" person@gmail.com, "first2 last2" person2@hotmail.com
    Then I would have human-friendly names in my emails.

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  6. Online outdoor resume

    I think that breaking down the various skills our courses teach is important and reiterate my support for "skill badges" that is already an idea in this system. However, I see benefit in creating a template that is populated with the skills a member has earned that takes the form of an outdoor resume people could download and modify. This could promote our efforts to make the burgeoning multi-billion-dollar outdoor industry accessible to the youth we serve (as well as help our members who are sick and tired of their current jobs and would love to make a career transition).…

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  7. Add the Ability to Filter Activity Listing by Sponsoring Committee

    Currently the activity listing can only be filtered by activity type and branch, but not by the sponsoring committee. In most cases this isn't a problem because the committee is the same as the activity type, but there are a few "community" committees, Retired Rovers, 20-30s Somethings, Singles. With the current system trips sponsored by these committees are basically impossible to find. The audience filters would work great for this, except that any trip can pick any of them, so most trips pick more than one.

    Can we either have:
    1) A way to filter the activity results by the…

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  8. Make ALL Text in theLeft Navigation Column White GH1691

    The red (private), yellow (pending) and purple (shard with committee) are difficult to read on a light blue background and are distracting. Make all the text in the left navigation column white, no matter its state.

    Not: We'll keep the colors in the folder contents view.

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  9. Improve search functionality in the Add Person to Roster field

    Improve the search capabilities of the lookup field when you are using the "Add Person to Roster" field. Let’s say I’m looking at an activity and I want to add a person to the roster. I click the Roster option near the top of the window then click the button to add a person. A data entry form then appears. When I click in the name window the options for what I can type are extremely limited. If I type the name of a person the way they themselves have told me it is spelled, very often there is no…

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  10. Creating and finding volunteer opportunities SD404/389/390/392/393

    Features need:
    * Skills & Interests Widget
    * Posting opportunities
    * Finding opportunities
    * Reporting hours from opportunitity rosters
    * Opting into recieving emails about opportunities

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  11. Add "Slider Images" to Branch Home Pages SD385

    Allow branch admins to add images to their branch 's page that will be "slider images" similar to the main mountaineers.org home page. They will be images only (no special text, boxes or links).

    Some thought this was part of the branch home page design, but that was not perfectly clear in specification.

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  12. Make Mountaineers e-newsletters come from different email than activity emails

    It's helpful for me to be able to sort through activity related emails separately than e-newsletters. Maybe make these come through as activities@mountaineers.org versus info@mountaineers.org

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    Low Priority  ·  Jeff Bowman responded

    We discussed and determined that our current infrastructure is best with just one address for our email newsletters, confirmations and notifications.

  13. Bookmarking a place in the activities list SD387

    When I’m scrolling through the Activities and something catches my eye, I’ll open it to check out the details. After reading it and deciding to continue, I click the browser back button or the back to activities arrow. Either way it takes me back to the TOP of the activities page even if I had been at the bottom. I have to scroll back down to where I was – if I remember where that was – to continue where I left off. There should be a way to return to where you left off without all the backtracking. Is…

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  14. Donate via a foundation online

    Donors whose funds come from a foundation cannot donate online with the current system, they have to mail a check via their foundation. One new donor requested that The Mountaineers look into a way to contribute foundation funds online.

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  15. Give activity co-leaders automatic permisson to see rosters

    Currently it is apparently necessary for a co-leader to be made an activity admin or a committee admin in order to see the roster for that activity, adding another step for the primary leader. Can we not remove extra keystrokes here for our busy volunteers? If we make someone a co-leader we trust them to do everything we would do as a leader.

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    First, anyone who is to be a co-leader should already be on a committee roster (any committee roster as a leader) whcih means they could easily be the Primary Leader. Why would this ever not be the case?

    Second, anyone on a roster may view and mange the “team roster,” the one that that is accessed from the "Manage Activity " portlet or “Roster” in the Admin Panel, if the “Admins” box in their activity roster record is checked.

    So the only added step for adding a co-leader to an activity roster is to check the “Admins” box. This is the first field after looking up the person being added and has help text explaining why this box might be checked. Checking a box, one click, does not seem overly burdensome, especially in light of the many other needs and desires for our website.

  16. Don't Show "Waitlist Warning" Message for an Activity in the Past GH2823

    To improve the activity closing process (activity end date is in the past), don't show the message, "registration has closed- please check your waitlist," when editing a roster record.

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  17. Add Map Area/Radius Filter to Route/Place and Activity Searches

    Right now the map view of search results doesn't show if you don't have any filters chosen, because the map view has a limit on the number of records (balloons) that may be displayed. Add the ability to filter by an defined area--two corners of a rectangle or a radius around a point.

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    Low Priority  ·  Jeff Bowman responded

    Clustering is a better idea that is easier to implement and decrease the need for this approach to improving map search.

  18. When a leader sets a trip to 'private' status, turn off visibility to leaders

    Sometimes a committee administrator has time to create multiple listings in advance on behalf of leaders but doesn't want them to be visible to anyone until the trip opens for registration, so they set them to 'private' for a few days or weeks. Particularly the case for Global Adventures but also for some course field trips. However right now all listings are visible to any leader even when marked private. The whole point of marking something private is so that no one gets the advantage of advance visibility for that activity. Can we make any 'private' status activity be invisible…

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    Low Priority  ·  Jeff Bowman responded

    We allow leaders to see private activities because they need to see all activities at a given route/place to prevent multiple groups going to the same place. This obviously applies mostly to global adventures and we understand the need to have limited visibility but it’s hard to justify the resources needed for development for a specific activity committee at this time.

  19. Electronic Lodge Sign-in

    Add the ability for people to sign in electronically when the get to a lodge.

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  20. Add a RENEW option to Join page

    A member recently suggested this to me and I completely love the idea. They thought that when you click “Join The Mountaineers”, one of the options should be “Renew”. Currently, there’s nothing on the page that indicates to people that if they are already a member they need to log in and go to their profile to renew. The Join page has a blank square that is practically begging for us to add a “renew” option, as demonstrated in the attached pic.

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