Please give us the option to require emails for all guests being registered for events.
Your 5.5 update allows the option to add guests to the contact list upon registration when an email is provided. This results in the ability for a guest who is already in the contacts to be recognized and new guests to be added into the contacts. The outcome being that their event registration is now connected to their existing record. This is very helpful as many of our corporate groups choose to register their entire group of members using the guest feature.
Unfortunately this is a catch 22 situation: guest email is required for event registration to be tracked and connected to existing contacts, but the system does not require the email to be included during the guest registration process. Therefore people can add guests without emails. The option can be chosen to add guests to contacts without emails, but in so doing, duplicate contacts can be created, and there is no recording of the guests’ event registration.
AdminEvgeny Zaritovskiy (VP Technology of Wild Apricot by Personify, Wild Apricot by Personify) commented
Good point, Tracy.