Make Member Since field available in Member Directory
See note below. Our members would benefit to learn when everyone become part of our organization. It offers continuity and a since of longevity. I contemplated just creating a field, but that was too easy, so I decided to add this to the wishlist to see if others agree and it would save me the time to create the field and maintain it since it is already a system fields. Do all of you agree?
Unfortunately it is currently not possible to show the Member since system field in the member directory http://help.wildapricot.com/display/DOC/Member+directory . If you could post this request in our wishlist http://forums.wildapricot.com/forums/308932-wishlist forum then we can gather feedback from others as well and gauge the need for this functionality
Jim Sympathy, Fluid Apricot
Doug - thank for the comment (and we actually captured it twice, as our support team added your earlier note into internal notes for this particular wishlist item). The problem with software development is there are no really 5 mins changes - everything requires very thorough testing in various environments before it can go live. This is why we have to prioritize various requests and currently we're mostly focusing on top-voted features. It does not mean that this particular thing won't be resolved at all, it's just that it has slightly less priority in overall list.
Doug Armstrong commented
My board is asking why we can't display this and field. The folks who maintained the old system displayed this info and I am being asked to explain why data which is clearly stored in a member record of the new system can not be displayed in the directory. This seems like a 5 minute fix....
VetteGyrl - can you please explain why is it a deal breaker when it comes to renew membership?
We absolutely require this field in order for us to continue using this software solution. There is no reason why we should be hiding this information from members. This will be a deal breaker for us when it comes time to renew.
J Buckley commented
We also would like this feature. We currently have to build a Printed Directory where this field is very prominently featured and we expected to be able to make this visible online as well. Thank you.
I agree! Ditto on the reasons. I would also like to be able to search based on this field -- at least I don't think we can do that now. (I'm a new administrator.)
Mark Hastings commented
I too would like to see the system "Member Since" field made available to be displayed in a directory page for all the same reasons. I have created a custom "Member Since" field but having to maintain two separate fields of the same information goes against my sense of good database design.
I agree with Albert's suggestion. As our professional association of consultants grows, it's important for prospective clients and member to see that there's a rich mix of new and old members.
It's interesting to note that the Member Since field is available as an advanced search parameter which means that technically it could be incorporated into a filtered member directory. Without knowing the mechanics of the WA design, it just seems odd that the system field Member ID is available for display though others are not.
Jim Harrison, Webmaster, The Consulting Alliance