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  1. Remove "Getting Started Series" from the Activity Leader Rating GH2781

    It's confusing to see "Getting Started Series" in the activity search results as an option when we no longer have a formal "Getting Started Series" program.

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  2. Add a Calendar View of the My Activities Page SD411

    As a logged in member or guest, allow me choose a calendar view/display of the My Activities page where I can see all of my activities on a calendar and subscribe to an iCal feed of my activities and events so that I can better manage my schedule.

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    Ideally we'd continue to have one My Activities page and add "buttons" to toggle between the "List" and "Calendar" views, even though they may be two different pages/links.

    8 votes

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  3. Add a Cancellation Closing Date to Lodge Stays GH2783

    Lodges need a minimum number of guests to open and must decide by Thursdays at noon whether to open for the weekend. After this point, the decision is made and to open and funds for food has been committed. But we can often handle more reservations, see we need to be able to keep reservations open longer, but prevent cancellations and refunds from being processed after the go/no go decision point.

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  4. Reclassify Snowshoe Routes and Trips Using New S/T Rating System ~WebsiteContent

    This posting is the result of 1) a few years of cross-branch discussions among the Snowshoe Programs of the various branches, and 2) email discussions with the Program Center about how to go about changing the rating system used to classify Snowshoe trips. The feedback we received from the Program Center was that the correct way to document our request for changing the website was to post the changed to feedback.mountaineers.org.

    The Snowshoe Programs of the various branches would like to change the way that Snowshoe Routes and Trips are rated so that each route/trip has a separate Strenuous and…

    8 votes

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  5. Need Feedback Survey for Lodge Stays SD634

    Right now there is no way for participants to submit feedback on their lodge stay. Create a web form survey like we do activities, courses, and events. On Mondays (or maybe Tuesdays to account for the holiday weekends), send a link to anyone who stayed at the lodge in the last seven days. Aggregate this feedback on the lodge pages.

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  6. Add a donation thermometer to our donation pages to track progress SD514

    Make it so our individual youth, conservation and peer to peer campaigns have front pages with a thermometer widgit that shows the campaigns progress.

    8 votes

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  7. Allow Co-leaders and Mentored Leaders to be Notified of Participant Registration Changes

    We like giving the Primary Leader the option of being alerted when there is sign up activity on their hike. It would be great to offer this to Co-leaders and Mentored Leaders too.

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    Low Priority  ·  Jeff Bowman responded

    This is bit more complicated that it seems it should be, but we’re looking into what it will take to get it done.

    If we do this, you’ll only be able to have one co-leader and/or one mentored leader. Do you think that will be okay?

    Additionally and perhaps more importantly if you make someone who is a co-leader or mentored leader have Admin status on the roster they will be able to view Feedback for that activity. Very useful for co-leaders and mentor leaders

  8. Add Emergency Contacts to Committee Rosters & Course Rosters GH1836

    Currently, emergency contacts can be viewed / printed for Activity Rosters, but not Committee Rosters or Course Rosters. This creates a shortcoming in safety preparation for course field trips, as there is not a reliable means of having emergency contact info available for students & instructors participating at field trips. Would seemingly be a relatively easy fix to make Committee & Course Rosters function similar to Activity Rosters.

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  9. Add a filter for Cancelled Activities on My Activities page GH1325

    Can we please get a sort or filter button on this page so that we don't have to view the canceled events?

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    Completed  ·  Jeff Bowman responded

    Based on the original request and comments, we added “Show Canceled” checkbox, “Show waitlisted” checkbox and a date range filter. We did the same for the My Courses & Programs page. Go check it out!!

  10. Access to Badge Rosters

    Provide access to badge rosters with means for admins to maintain them and correct inaccuracies. I know of no defensible reason to hide this information, especially from committees that need it to do their jobs.

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  11. Add Last Activity Led Date Field to Committee Roster SD597

    This would help with committee roster management bay making it easier to find inactive leaders.

    7 votes

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  12. Keep a Waitlist for Lodge Stays SD671/555/560

    Waitlists for lodge stays are complicated and challenging both because of the potential for one person to make a reservation for multiple people and the number of nights for which they may wish register.

    It may be best to keep a waitlist "separate" from the roster for each lodge stay and automatically email the entire list if any amount of availability opens. Then it's back to a first come, first served basis. This is a "notify me if space becomes available" rather than our "traditional" waitlist functionality.

    7 votes

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  13. Volunteer (instructor recruitment) request opt in GH2800

    With mega course rosters for instructor recruitment and other ways we can email people through the website it would be nice for people to have a way of opting in/out of instructor recruitment emails.

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  14. No Show Status on Activity should override awarding badges GH2796

    No Show status on a roster should not result in badges being awarded

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  15. Please create two "outdoor leadership" activity types ~Salesforce

    In order to track what the mountaineers does in terms of outdoor leadership, we would like two activity types:

    Leader Development - Leadership Skills
    Leader Development - Technical Skills

    Below is the email thread for background:
    Here’s a really quick stab at some language, for nothing else than to give us something to edit:

    Leadership Skills
    - May or may not be activity-specific.
    - May or may not have a focus on outdoor leadership.

    - Emphasis on facilitation, instruction, and/or group leadership.

    Technical Skills
    - Activity-specific.
    - Skill development in activity that this person leads or aspires to lead. (Not…

    7 votes

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  16. Youth Registration Checkbox for Activities GH2750

    For activities, change the checkbox text shown to youth under 18 to: "I have verified that a Qualified Youth Leader will be present for this activity. The youth registrant meets the age and skill requirements and has permission to participate in this activity. <a href="/activities/request-leaders-permission?surveyed-object-uid={PloneUID}">Request Leader's Permission</a>"

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  17. Improve Roster Functionality: Track Mentored Leaders

    How to show mentored leaders on trip (perhaps leave as is but automatically make anyone whose role is co-leader or mentored leader and admin and add "show as contact" checkbox. How to show on committee roster. Probably Leader box checked with mentored leader note and a "short" expiration date. Also add survey aimed at trips with mentored leader (show this feedback to primary leader, co leader and mentored leader)

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    All items are complete but one, and we added guidance for managing mentored leaders to the “Mentoring New Leaders” section of the How to Schedule & Manage Activities page, https://www.mountaineers.org/volunteer/schedule-manage/activities#mentoring-new-leaders.

    The only item reaming is its own idea, “Co-leader and Mentored Leader Activity Roster Automation,” https://mountaineers.uservoice.com/forums/273688-general-feedback/suggestions/34067407-co-leader-and-mentored-leader-activity-roster-auto/. It is an idea that may or may not be desired.

  18. Course-to-Activity Roster Management SD440

    Allow an activity roster to be populated from a course roster. This will be helpful for our Summer Camps.

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  19. Allow application for course to be accessed even when registration is closed or hasnt opened GH2113

    This is important for anything like basic climbing that has a longer application that they want people to be able to fill out ahead of time. Right now you can add the application to the course but it doesn't show in the portlet until registration opens.

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    Completed  ·  Jeff Bowman responded

    Potential students will now see the info and link to the course application or that the course require leader’s permission even if the course is not yet open for registration.

  20. Member Roles for Committee Pages

    When editing the committee roster, it would be nice if we could select/enter roles of different members so that when we check the box to display that member on the committee page, others can see those roles.

    For example, if my name shows up on the Photography Committee page, it just says "leader". It would be nice if it could say "activity coordinator and publicity" under my name. That way, visitors to the page would know to contact me for questions about those things. Limiting titles to Chair, Treasurer, Leader, etc. doesn't really tell people how we're involved.

    There's currently…

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