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RSVP - Simplified event registration

Current behavior:
Registration requires filling out online registration form.

Desired behavior:
In some cases this is an overkill and what is desired is Evite-style registration when people can simply click on the link in the event and be done with it.

1) This would only work for people already in the database
2) This would only apply to free events
3) If there are multiple registration types - assign one as default? Force people to choose online?
4) Highly desirable - negative RSVP - when people say they can not attend.

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    Dmitry ButerinDmitry Buterin shared this idea  ·   ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    OVFOVF shared a merged idea: Easier event registration for members  ·   · 
    Marsha J BinderMarsha J Binder shared a merged idea: Decline an invitation to stop getting reminder emails.  ·   · 
    Anonymous shared a merged idea: registration  ·   · 
    RobinRobin shared a merged idea: Improve event registration options  ·   · 
    MelanieMelanie shared a merged idea: RSVP Option to be an 'attendee' or 'not able to attend'. In order to remove those who cannont attend from the reminders list.  ·   · 
    Marsha J BinderMarsha J Binder shared a merged idea: Deny registration to an event  ·   · 
    Rtaylor801Rtaylor801 shared a merged idea: Allow members to decline an event  ·   · 
    mwolfemwolfe shared a merged idea: easier registration  ·   · 
    Lisa ZakenLisa Zaken shared a merged idea: reminders for events  ·   · 
    jenymcleanjenymclean shared a merged idea: Registration with a NO response  ·   · 
    BCYCBCYC shared a merged idea: Reply "not coming" to an invitation  ·   · 
    Robert O'DonnellRobert O'Donnell shared a merged idea: Indicate event non-attendance  ·   · 
    anita.borkensteinanita.borkenstein shared a merged idea: RSVP to NO to an Event, if someone cannot attend!  ·   · 
    Anonymous shared a merged idea: Re: Simplified Event RSVP...Option 2  ·   · 
    Guido EugsterGuido Eugster shared a merged idea: Send event announcements formatted as event invites for calendars  ·   · 


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      • Cindy CooperCindy Cooper commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        The simple RSVP sounds good. We collect some additional info such as emergency contact that would need to be required even with a simple RSVP. Also want the ability to NOT have a Not Attending button.

      • KatherynKatheryn commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Yes to all of that!!!! I don't know about defaulting to a registration type though. Also, modify the registration / attendees listing show who rsvp'd yes and no. Laid out in alpha order vs date registered order so that people can easily see /find if their friends / associates are going to event. And display more than 10-12 on a page. When you have a 100+ people attending scrolling through pages gets very laborious.

      • AlexSirotaAlexSirota commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        There is some research that states that every extra page of an online processes reduces completion rates dramatically.

        One approach could be quite simple:

        Why not just flatten out the process and allow for all interactions to happen on one page, including payments? There are ways to integrate API calls to Stripe right form a standard page. One complication is that you'd need to SSL that page so it may depend on installing SSL on the domain to get such a feature, so a dependency may be introduced.

        It's not that the wizard style process doesn't work, but it's that all the information to registration can be done just on 1 (longer) page. People actually don't mind scrolling it turns out when they want to complete a goal.

      • OVFOVF commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Registration for a current member should be a one click process... currently it takes five clicks... so now my members are jsut emailing me so I have to register them... Registration of a member should be the EASIEST thing to do!!!!!

      • JulieJulie commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This has actually become such an issue for my members that they have asked me to look for other solutions. It seems like such a no-brainer to have an 'unable to attend' button that stops repeat reminder emails.
        If developer resources are an issue, perhaps do this first and the simplified registration afterwards.

      • JulieJulie commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Really need to know who has been to the event page but cannot attend. This stops them from getting multiple email reminders which really ticks them off.

      • Neil NortonNeil Norton commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This has become a standard business practice. Based on the calendar events I received there is now a standard protocol for reaching all types of calendars. Please investigate

      • Susan ElwoodSusan Elwood commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Negative RSVP a must have for us! A work around of having a registration type in the negative is cumbersome and means the email to actual attendees is not usable.

      • KatherynKatheryn commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This one item would improve the membership buy-in to the Wild Apricot Product 1000%. Most of the events that we do are free. We only need a simple yes I am attending or no I am not attending. And for the registered list to list who is attending alphabetically vs in reverse enrollment date order.

      • Joel LeeJoel Lee commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        If one were able to send announcements as calendar invites, they might not have to go through this...
        * go to public view
        * go to event list
        * click on the event
        * click on upper right "add to my calendar"
        * SAVE the .ics file to your computer some place you can find it.
        * RENAME the .ics file with a term you'd like to the invitee to read rather than the default coded date and event number
        * go to admin view
        * go to the event
        * edit the event
        * insert file
        * browse computer for .ics file and insert it

      • TangentRWTangentRW commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I am not sure why this should only apply to free events.

        While for security reasons we don't want to store our members' credit card/bank account information I don't see why the automated data entry from this proposal could not also apply to the non-payment method portion of an event with a fee, such as billing address, etc. Anything to simplify our existing user's data entry would seem to be useful.

      • RuthiRuthi commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        If I could ask for ONE improvement to Wild Apricot it would be the ability to RSVP not attending.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        it would be really nice if we can offer 'rsvp' instead of 'register'. 'Registration ' sounds laborious for our simple needs.

      • RobinRobin commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        have an event option to say not attending so that event administrators know that a member has responded and is not interested. Also be able to send emails to respondents based on attending/not attending

      • buzzmaster56buzzmaster56 commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This issue has been listed for 8 years. It is a major thorn for many of us. As a developer and looking at the great input provided in this thread, I am at a loss at why Wild Apricot has dragged your feet at making this happen. I am fighting my Board monthly over this issue as the membership is really having problems with this feature. We have weekly meetings with an average of 65-70 in attendance and can only get about 1/2 to register due to the existing complexity ... and more than 2/3 of the reservations come because I have added an email like to the second event reminder that allows the member to click the link and I manually enter them before the event!
        Please, Please, PLEASE take care of this request before I am forced to find a different solution by my Board!

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        It would be great to have "one click" to confirm registration when the registrant is a member whose information is already collected. Having to hit "register" and then "next" and then "next" and then "confirm" is too much.

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