Allow default on for Display Attendees list
Our members love the new feature that displays the names of the attendees for an event. However, often they miss the box to check off. Also when event managers enter them manually, they often miss this. I would like the ability to set the default for this as always on (and others may want always off) by event, since I spend a lot of time correcting entries so that the names appear. Then if someone really doesn't want to be listed by name, then can check the box off.
Released in v5.1 – see http://help.wildapricot.com/display/DOC/Release+5.1
Amy Dooley commented
I'm all for this 'on by default' with an opt-out option, too.
Mike Davison commented
I strongly support this enhancement
As requested we've published a customization to accomplish an 'on by default' state for the attendee list. You can find it here: http://forums.wildapricot.com/forums/308920-archive/suggestions/8834812-set-attendee-list-opt-in-to-yes-by-default
Kim Skimmons commented
Peter Litwin commented
Yes please please WIld Apricot add this suggestion. It is causing lots of problems and confusion for us.
Unfortunately our plate is full (and overflowing) so I do not expect us to make any progress on this at least for 6 months. We wil post any updates here (and the first indicator will be when we move a thread to the Roadmap forum)
HI Dmitry - do you have any updated on this? Thanks
@chief_apricot - thanks for the response, renaming the label would definitely be useful for us.
re overriding the preferences by admin, I'm not sure how this becomes a potential privacy violation? any admin can go and select a user and turn on displaying their name in the attendees list right now. the only difference between that and what I'm asking for is how it is done, manually editing each registered user who hasn't selected the box (mostly because they don't understand it) is a big admin overhead, having an option to override this for all users would just make this far less effort but in both cases you're overriding their preference to achieve the same end result.
however, if you're not budging I'll go with skipat's suggestion - default to on. this coupled with a change in the name to something more meaningful would help.
@skipat - I referred to what @satnavstu said:
"...Ideally a per event checkbox that allows the administrator to override and show all attendees/hide all attendees would work best for us...."
Pat Eggers commented
Just wanted to clarify what you said last ---- I wouldn't view making the button a default on, with user ability to opt out and uncheck as overriding user preferences or violating privacy.
We are open to renaming the label to make it clearer, for sure. I would appreciate feedback from others.
About overriding user preferences by admin for a given event - sorry, we do not want to go this route, it's a potentially dangerous privacy violation.
I completely agree with this, it is made worse by the wording alongside the checkbox, nobody understands what 'include name in list of events attendees' means, I don't know why it wasn't something like 'include my name on the list of attendees on the website' which would have been far clearer and most people would then know to select it.
This is causing a huge amount of confusion among our members, I've been in touch with support about a way to hide and automatically select the checkbox. Unfortuantely I'm very new to wild apricot and web design however I've started a thread on the customisation forums to see if anyone can help: http://forums.wildapricot.com/forums/308920-archive/suggestions/8834650-event-registration-automatically-include-users-i
Ideally a per event checkbox that allows the administrator to override and show all attendees/hide all attendees would work best for us.
Bill Krisher commented
I agree wholeheartedly with this suggestion. I would rather the button be an opt-out instead of opt-in. Far too many people just assume the button is an opt-out and leave it unchecked. I think that is just how our minds are programmed to see such things.