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New Feature: Front page Climber's Log

Postby atavist » Mon Sep 19, 2011 5:26 am

Why not put recently signed 'Climber's Log' entries onto the front page (similar to 'Recent Forum Posts')? I envision a few beneficial effects of this change:
1) It gives more visibility to the 'Climber's Log' feature and encourages users to contribute useful content to the site

Add a filter function to allow users to customize their feed to states/ranges/peaks of interest:
2) Constant feed of current conditions on routes and mountains of interest to every SP member
3) Facilitate community-building among local climbers and help find new partners

Allow users to sign peak/route 'Climber's Log' with a future date or an unspecified date (basically a virtual to-do list):
4) This can be planning tool or 'advertisement' to find partners for same objectives

Thoughts?
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Re: New Feature: Front page Climber's Log

Postby Sarah Simon » Mon Sep 19, 2011 3:47 pm

baumann_pat wrote:Allow users to sign peak/route 'Climber's Log' with a future date or an unspecified date (basically a virtual to-do list):
4) This can be planning tool or 'advertisement' to find partners for same objectives


Pat: I like the idea of a "virtual to-do" list - presently, I sort-of manage mine in an online table and/or an offline file folder - not as convenient, dynamic and interactive as your suggestion. However, we really need to keep the "done list" (climbers' log) separate from the "to do" list.

FYI, your idea's been suggested before - but I hope that site administration / owners see this recent up-welling of new ideas as sign that SP members are highly engaged in this site and want to see it at its' best...that they see all this "recommended feature" activity as a sign that the time is right to make much-needed enhancements to this tool.

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Re: New Feature: Front page Climber's Log

Postby Josh Lewis » Mon Sep 19, 2011 10:44 pm

Agreed! 8)
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Re: New Feature: Front page Climber's Log

Postby Mountainjeff » Mon Sep 19, 2011 11:59 pm

Great idea! I hope it would not be too difficult to implement.
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Re: New Feature: Front page Climber's Log

Postby lcarreau » Tue Sep 20, 2011 12:49 am

It depends on whether you see the glass as being half empty or half full.

Sounds like it would be (very) difficult to implement.

Then again, I'm NOT the management.
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