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  1. Problem with "cancellation pending"

    Cancellation pending can be a problem for leaders when they are trying to cancel people off and add people from the waitlist right before the course. The people in "cancellation pending" count towards the number of registered students, which means that their spots can't be offered to anyone else until Member Services reviews their status and issues the refund, etc. Member Services then changes the status to "cancelled" which then frees up that spot for someone else. But the problem is that this lag in between "cancelled" and "cancellation pending" can sometimes take days and prevents leaders from being able…

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    Completed  ·  Garrett Arnold responded

    I am sorry to hear you’ve experienced a lag time on cancellations. Unfortunately we need the cancellation pending status to process refunds. Member Services does cancellations every business day so if you are seeing a lag time of more than one business day on a course roster that is time sensitive please email info@mountaineers.org or give us a ring at 206-521-6001 so we can update immediately. Additionally if the course is shortly approaching you are welcome to email those on the waitlist to let them know they are in, send them course materials and alert them they will be offered a spot shortly.

    In addition to our daily cancellation pending notifications we also recently implemented a weekly cancellation pending report to help ensure that these are processed in a timely manner.

  2. 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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  3. Tailor receipt (thank you) page messages to items purchased SD344

    Add six rich text fields to the Thank You page for each of these item types: membership, course, activity, book, merchandise, donation. Each field would be displayed if the shopping cart contains and item of its type.

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  4. Import Very Old Activity History SD407

    We imported all history from 2003 onward, because the format of our former database fit the model of our new database fairly well. We do have history from the early 1990's to 2003 that was imported from our first database to our former database. However, it is just a list (titles and dates) on people's records with no link to an activity record. It will take some effort to import and display this info.

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  5. Save Credit Card Info for Purchases SD328

    Allow members and guests to save credit card info when checking out and use saved credit card info to pay when checking out. We should allow multiple cards, choice of which one to use when checking out, ability to update (usually expiration date and CCV), remove, or add from the Shopping Cart. Allow the user to update, remove and add credit card info from their My Profile area too. We need to consider the implications to the recurring payments (automatic annual dues and monthly donations) too.

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  6. Install Step-Up Engagemant App SD416

    StepUp is Percolator Consulting's engagement app for Salesforce, our CRM (Customer Relationship Management database).

    It adds functionality to our Salesforce to create the ability to measure the engagement levels of our guests, members, and volunteers. This Percolator-designed Salesforce App allows you to assign an engagement score related to actions taken with our organization, and then roll all of those scores up into one master "engagement score". We can use this to identify potential donors, volunteers, and to single out guests who might be the most interested in converting to a member.

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  7. "My Activities" should be visible on the landing page after the login

    I'm internet savvy but didn't discover "My Activities" and other menu items that are currently hidden behind the login name, until recently.
    Make the site intuitive like http://www.Meetup.com. It shouldn't require training.

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    Declined  ·  Jeff Bowman responded

    Thanks for the suggestion. The “My Activities” is in the profile menu in the upper right section of our website’s header per website best practices. Unfortunately, there’s just not room to expand all of the items in the profile menu to the header. The My Profile menu will have a bit more prominence in our mobile design, so when you’re using a smart phone or tablet the My Profile menu will be a bit easier to find.

  8. Make Autorenewal purchases show in My Purchases area GH1393

    Right now autorenewal purchases don't go through shopping cart so not showing up properly in My Purchases tab of the My Profile page.

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  9. Properly Group and Sort Replies to Comments GH1392

    We're currently sorting trip reports and blog comments in reverse chronological order. This part is okay. But replies to a trip report or blog comment seem to appear "above" the post to which they apply. Ideally we want to place them "below" the post to which they reply and better differentiate replies from the original post.

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    Comments and replies are properly grouped and sorted in chronological order now.

  10. When viewing someones profile make the "My Activities etc" show up differently than one's personal profile GH901

    When browsing another members page, many of the headers appear as if I'm viewing my own page (My Activities, My Profile, My Courses). It's a bit confusing at first whether those will continue navigating another users page, or will take me to my own.

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    Completed  ·  Garrett Arnold responded

    When viewing someone else’s profile we now have changes to help make it clearer whose profile you are looking at. When you are looking at someone else’s profile it no longer says My Activities or My Courses it simply says Courses and Activities and the person’s name is inserted above so it is clear that it isn’t your profile you are looking through.

  11. Move Question Mark

    The question mark at the bottom of the web page is right on top of the down arrow on the scroll bar, so its really easy to accidentally click on it, which is very annoying. Can we move the location of the question mark a little so that it doesn't cover the scroll bar? (from Ralph Wessels)

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    Cancelled  ·  Jeff Bowman responded

    We’ve reviewed and discussed and unfortunately, we cannot find a better place for the question mark to live, and no one else has reported this as an issue.

    Please do email us at info@mountaineers.org if there’s anything you need.

    Thanks again for bring this to our attention!

  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.

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  14. Enhance promo code limits GH1111

    As discussed, can you please talk to David about adding a “max use” requirement for our Promo Code. Right now you can add a maximum use per person, but not per code. Meaning you can only use a code once, but then you could give me the code and I could use it (also only once).

    Ideally we’d like to create a requirement for promo codes so they can only be used once (in the case of gift membership) which means we don’t’ ever need to go back in and add an expiration date, as it will expire once it…

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  15. Develop Member Dashboard

    Create a member dashboard that allows us to more easily track membership by type, branch, member interests etc.

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  16. Create a UI for staff to process membership dues

    Staff have a 21-step manual process for processing dues paid by check currently. We need a better user-interface and process for this system since a large portion of dues still come via snail mail.

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  17. Fix Membership Join dates so they are not linked to other family members profiles

    Join dates were getting modified when membership types were being changed.

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    This has been fixed so they are no longer linked however we were not able to individually identify records where this has happened. Please contact member services at info@mountaineers.org if this happened to you so we can update your profile accordingly.

  18. Streamline waitlist registration for course related field trips

    Right now if you are registered for one field trip but on the waitlist for another and get off the waitlist you are not automatically removed from the other roster. Ideally there would be some sort of notice reminding the person to cancel off their other list or some sort of automation.
    -Submitted by Chris Williams

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    Completed  ·  Jeff Bowman responded

    We added info to the confirmation emails instructing students to check their roster statuses before confirming the new course registration.

  19. On line user account changes

    Hello,
    My credit card changed. I use it for automatic renewal payments. Thee is no clear way for me to update my credit card info via the web site login. Pleae let me know how I can update my credit card info on line.
    Thank You, Gary Zink

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    Hi Gary,
    To update your credit card for autorenewal payments you’ll want to log in and go to My Profile and click the Recurring Payments tab on the left hand side.

    Tess

  20. Change "downgrade" language

    I suggest changing your language on membership "downgrades". Rather than say "downgrade", which has negative connotations, why not say "You have chosen to change your membership type". Using the word downgrade makes it sound like the membership type has fewer benefits or less value than another type.

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