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  1. Submitting feedback should be a two step process GH2757/2758/3608

    When submitting feedback for an event there should be a two-step process - after entering the information and clicking a button - but before submitting for good - a "view" page should show how the feedback will eventually appear, warn the user that once submitted the feedback can't be changed, and allow the user to go back and edit some more. This is pretty standard for feedback and survey forms.

    5 votes

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    In Progress  ·  3 comments  ·  Feedback Surveys  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  2. Activity Rosters should divide instructors and participants GH 1124

    Please divide rosters for participants and instructors for activities and course related activities in the same way that courses are set up. The sort by feature is less helpful than seeing the clear division.

    5 votes

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  3. Allow overlapping activities

    The website doesn't allow for overlapping activities, for example two 3-day climbs of the same summit which would summit and camp on different days.
    For example, one climb of a mountain could be on Friday, Saturday, Sunday and another climb could be Sunday, Monday, Tuesday. One climb thus summits on Saturday, the other on Monday.
    Since there is no conflict of having two parties travelling along the same part of a route at the same time, the website should allow registration of activities that don't exactly overlap.
    A warning is probably still in order since the trip leaders must make…

    5 votes

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    1 comment  ·  Activities  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    Declined  ·  Tess Wendel responded

    In order to minimize our impact on the land and on other users, per our Outdoor Ethics Policy, we do not allow overlapping Mountaineers groups unless there are additional land manager permitting considerations (that specifically allow us to have multiple groups), or the activity takes place at an in-town facility where reservations are managed by the facility staff. I’d suggest that you find another day to post this climb, if you want it to be an official Mountaineers activity.

  4. Show waitlist participants to other registered participants

    I would like to see who is on waitlist for an activity I am registered for.

    5 votes

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    Medium Priority  ·  0 comments  ·  Activities  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  5. Capability to add text to an Activity title

    Allow the capability to add text to an activity title or add another field
    that is displayed in the Activity listing. An example is a sea kayak trip that is at night. It would be nice in the Activity listing for the activity to display "Sea Kayak - Sequim Bay - Night Paddle".

    5 votes

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    1 comment  ·  Activities  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    Completed  ·  Garrett Arnold responded

    The first line of the activity summary is now being added to the listing in the Find Activities search so it will say Sea Kayak- Sequim Bay and then directly underneath it will be “Night paddle to observe full moon…”

    This allows our leaders to accurately describe their activity and put in a little special “marketing” to show that their paddle (or hike or backpack) isn’t just any old paddle around Sequim etc.

  6. Improve trip reports SD22

    Improve trip reports by allowing date of trip and more photos, rich text, potential for an additional field.

    Also want leaders to be able to submit trip reports that are linked to the activity as an official write up but also allow members to write trip reports.

    5 votes

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    9 comments  ·  Members  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    Completed  ·  Jeff Bowman responded

    Completed May 2016.

    See new tech blog for details, choose View Trip Reports from the Explore menu to search them, or choose a route/place or activity where you were a participant to add one. Note that you can edit any that you have already submitted to take advantage of the new features.

  7. Improve Default Shipping Selection on WA web Book Orders

    Make Surepost Default selection on WA web orders (instead of pickup option).

    This will make a significant difference in terms of minimizing the folks that leave curbside selected but actually need their stuff shipped. This issue arises multiple times per week and getting them switched back to shipping is a very manual/time consuming process. It would also significantly lessen curbside returns (we are seeing a fair amount of folks that order curbside but never pick up).

    4 votes

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    3 comments  ·  Books  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  8. Additional Roles for Course Rosters

    For Course rosters people can be associated with one of a hard-coded list of roles and can be advertised as a public contact for the course in that role. We are proposing that the list of roles be extended to better support current common practices. Specifically, we propose adding the following roles:

    Co-leader
    Assistant Leader
    Content Manager

    The Co-leader and Assistant Leader roles are self explanatory. Larger courses may want to show multiple leaders as public contacts but still be able to identify a single person as the primary leader.

    The Content Manager is the person who manages registration and…

    4 votes

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  9. Update "Last Activity Led" column in committee rosters to add co-leaders and exclude cancelled trips GH3277

    Currently, the "Last Activity Led" column in committee rosters on the website only factors in activities where the contact is listed as the Primary Leader, and includes activities that were cancelled.

    Please exclude cancelled activities from this calculation, and include activities where the contact is listed as a Primary Leader OR a Co-Leader.

    4 votes

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    High Priority  ·  1 comment  ·  Rosters  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  10. Pre-order/Backorder User-applied Promo Codes GH3045

    As a website visitor pre-ordering or backordering a book, allow me to enter a promo code on the payment page, so that I can receive a discount if one is offered. And display the automatically applied promo code the member discount.

    4 votes

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    1 comment  ·  Books  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
  11. Add "Maximum Route/Place Capacity" field for route/places GH2937

    Add a field for routes/places that shows the maximum total capacity (over all bookings) for each route/place.

    4 votes

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  12. Multiple badges within a committee GH2933

    As more committees move towards multiple leader badges, it would be helpful for committees to be able to easily assign more than one badge to their leaders (For example: Basic Snowshoe Leader and Intermediate Snowshoe Leader).

    This would provide the ability for a committee to assign other specialty badges as well such as a "mentor" badge.

    Committees should be able to assign these badges to a new leader or when editing an existing leader, and it would be very helpful if they could do all of it from within their committee roster.

    4 votes

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  13. Automate updating profile URL when a member changes their name

    Automatically update profile url when a member changes their name in the system to avoid negatively impacting people (one example of a demographic that could be negatively impacted is trans folks). Right now, if a member updates their name in the system, it updates everything except URL generation automatically. The user then has to personally email someone to manually update it. It would be good if this process was automated to decrease the need for this extra step.

    4 votes

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  14. Improve Event Edit Form GH2777/2805/2760

    (1) Re-order, update and add fields on the event edit form to make it easier for volunteers to complete.
    (2) Add validation that at least one "room" was selected for the Tacoma Program Center.
    (3) Set the Event Setup and Departure datetimes to default to the Start datetime - 30 min and End datetime + 30 min when adding an activity to the Seattle and Tacoma Program Center calendars. For editing an event, "remember" the time difference between Setup and Start datetime AND between End and Departure datetime and use those as defaults for editing the Start and/or End datetime.

    4 votes

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  15. Add Feedback Links to Committee Roster GH2939

    On the committee roster add a column without a header and with links called "Feedback" that are visible to admins only for each leader (so there will be two links--Edit and Feedback). Clicking on the "Feedback" link opens the leader's My Feedback page details in a dialog box (aka pop-up). This should help committee administrators to more quickly review their committee's feedback leader-by-leader.

    4 votes

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  16. Make Username not Required on join form GH2636

    Helpful for in person walk-in reservations at lodges, and making purchases and donations without being logged in.

    4 votes

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  17. Clone Activities (was Enable a script to create lodge stays and activiites in bulk) SD663

    As a member of the activity leaders group allow me to clone an activity so that I can more easily create the series of activities I need.

    Fields that can be different in clones:
    - Start Date
    - End Date
    - Registration Opens: Default to 9 am on Start date + 1 day
    - Registration Closes: Default is noon on the Thursday preceding the Start date
    - Leader
    - Member and Non-member Prices (NOT cancellation fee) if either of those fees is >0 on the activity being cloned.

    Notes:
    - This is similar to what we do for lodge stays…

    4 votes

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  18. STOP Allowing Registration to Occur Before Registration Begins

    Field Trips are full before registration date. Wtf? This makes registration dates pointless!!! As a new Scrambling student I’m patiently waiting for field registration to begin only to realize they are full prior to registration. Members are fine getting leader’s permission but should have to wait till the registration is open to register not before.

    4 votes

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  19. 4 votes

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  20. Create an instructors group SD651

    Useful for creating an instructor specific benefits page

    4 votes

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