Show time of event registration
In lieu of waitlist, is it possible to get the timestamp for people who registered. Some of our events are for very limited spots and they are full in few minutes and we would like to get a timestamp for that registration. All I see in attendee list is HH:MM but in this case we would like to see timestamp in sec or milli secs.
As meeting planners this is a very important item for online meeting registrations, especially with early and late fees and benefits given for early regs as described by Vicki. Absolute must for meeting planning.
Vicki Leonardo commented
Add a time stamp to when people register for an event. We ask people to register by noon on the day of our meeting and give them free raffle tickets for doing so, but we have to print the list out at noon since we can't look up the time.
Karl Hakkarainen commented
Adding time to all date fields would be good, but it's particularly important for event registration. We want to be able to track peak registration times so that we can be assured of having support people available.
The waitlist is still essential and needs some enhancements, but that's a separate thread.
Cindy Cooper commented
We would like the timestamp but don't need to eliminate the waitlist itself.
Kim Skimmons commented
I vote for #3. It's important to know the time for event registrations with limited spaces. I'd like to be able to see (and sort by) the event registration date and time when I look at the attendees tab because it is sometimes important to know who registered first on a certain date when a bunch of people flood the system with registrations all at once in order to be among the first 50 or whatever.
Important to be able to sort on it in Excel, too. I would have the date and time as two separate columns in Excel.
I'm admin of a 'community' wild apricot plan.
I would mostly like to see the timestamp on the excel(xml) sheet when I do "export registrants" per event.
I have people registering for dance competitions and I would like to have that timestamp (date and time) eg 2014-10-13-22:53:12 or however it looks (ie sortable in excel). I'd like to manipulate the list and sort by category or some other column, but still secondarily sort by the timestamp.
I can't believe there aren't more people asking for this.
I split original comment about adding time to event registrations form our "Waitlist" request and then merged a comment from our analyst here.
Basically, while thinking on original comment on even registration time, we realized that showing time can be relevant for other system events too - for example, time of sent email or credit card payment record.
So we asked ourselves a simple question: should we show time for all dates? If yes, would be a good idea for everyone or for majority of people time will just add extra level of details that will just complicate the information?
Basically, we see the following options:
* Always show time with dates
* Control if to show or not show time with an extra option in system settings (in the place where admin can define date format and time zone)
* Show time with smart logic - e.g. do not show in lists (event registration list, invoice list, payment list, email list, etc.), but do show when opening detailed view of an entity (e.g. payment details, event registration details, etc.). In the list, though, we can show it as a tooltip when admin mouse over a date Any comments? Did we miss something? Other ideas?
We're currently analysing adding time to all system events in administrator back end (e.g. event registration time, last log on time, membership application time, etc etc).
In some cases it looks very relevant information - for example, adding event registration time would be useful as fallback for waitlist http://forums.wildapricot.com/forums/308932-wishlist/suggestions/8827522-show-time-of-event-registration-7420 . But in general it doesn't look so good idea to bloat administrator UI with time information.
So we want to gather more opinions on this - would this information be useful for you? What are exact situations where you will use it? Do you wish to control time display or not?
Any feedback will be greatly appreciated.
Product Design Team