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Mandatory email in Bundle Memberships

When a person is added to a bundle membership, I want to make it mandatory that there be an email address.

Without the email address, I see no way for that person to be able to logon.

I understand that it used to be mandatory and that the decision was made to change that.

If nothing else, the end user/site admin should have the option to make it mandatory.

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      • Gordon commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I was almost embarrassed to submit a trouble ticket to find out what oversight I'd committed that allowed bundle members to not need email addresses.
        I'm now embarrassed on your behalf to think that someone thought this was a good idea.
        This issue goes back to 2011. Please explain why the system is improved by having members without email addresses.

      • Brooke Adams commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I cannot believe that having an email address for each bundle member as they are added to the bundle isn't mandatory. This is ridiculous when WA whole system is based on unique email addresses! It also means we have no way of connecting with the new member and providing them with vital information on their new membership to our organisation. For all the great things WA offer, this is a definite let down and in some ways a deterrent to use the system.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        It beggars belief really that it is not mandatory as the database is only as good as the entries made. If we are to be placed at the mercy of others then the system potentially falls down on a corner stone of business communication. Please make it mandatory. Thank you

      • John Lehmann commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Agree strongly with other commenters. Our entire communication efforts depend on 100% member emails. Inertia leads to a high rate of non-completion, leading to more work and/or suboptimal membership contact abilities.

        WA is supposed to make our life easier, not harder! Please give the administrator the option to make Bundle Member emails mandatory. Thank you.

      • Steve commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Email should absolutely be required or be an option to make it mandatory. It makes no sense to not give the admin the option to make it required.

      • Nicole commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Yes! Please give us the option to make the email field required. An email address is necessary for logging into the platform and is the identifying piece of information when our members are looking to register for an event. Many bundle administrators will fail to fill in the email address, which leads to inefficiencies in the system.

      • Joan commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I agree a thousand percent. The required email address is key to the functioning of our membership program. Those filling out membership forms and applications shouldn't have to face all kinds of instructions on how to do it correctly. Guaranteed some bundle administrator will fail to fill in the email address and we wouldn't even know. And there goes our hard-earned contact. Please at least give us the option to make it a required field.

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