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    Really? I find it reassuring when a system won't reveal information that I know I'd want kept private.

    The frustration level would depend, I should think, on what came after the "are you already registered" message. Some ability to enter what the user thinks could be the right email would be needed.

    I can see myself thinking, Oh, yeah, I did use a different email here before - let me try that...and if I don't remember the password, let me ask it to send the password - and if I no longer have access to that email, then there needs to be a way to send a message to the administrator.

    Just thinking onto the page here... :-)

    gljudson commented  · 

    Also ... yes, security and privacy are an issue.

    But what about having the system say, "We notice there's someone else with the same name registered in our system. Is it possible you may have registered before with a different email address?"

    ???

    gljudson commented  · 

    Good point on the privacy/security thing!

    And yes, I'm aware the matching isn't necessarily easy. But still, to start with the simplest (if the name matches 100%) would still be helpful, and then grow it from there.

    gljudson commented  · 

    Would be great if the system somehow alerted the member/contact when they're signing up that someone with the same name is already in the system, and queried them as to whether that "someone" is them, or not.

    Would also be great to be able to run a report showing potential duplicates, matched on name, maybe address, phone number, that sort of thing.

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    [quote user="Apricot Kernel"]

    Can you please elaborate this? How would you use categories and tags, what is the difference between them for you and why you need them both? This would help us to design it properly (when we are ready for this)

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    Categories are topics and tags help break the topics down into micro-topics.

    We don't have a lot of posts right now, in part because of the limited functionality of the Wild Apricot blog. However, I'm currently writing an ongoing series of "A Peek Behind the Curtain" posts that cover the daily life and processes of our Board of Directors. It would be nice to be able to categorize them as (for instance) "behind the curtain" and then tag them by Board position. That way someone could find all the posts in the series, AND/OR could also filter them according to which Board role they were specifically interested in.

    That's just one example.

    To summarize a bit further, if one's bloga s a whole is comparable to a book on a particular subject, then the different chapter topics equate to categories, and the sub-sections within (and potentially across) chapters equate to tags.

    Does that help?

    gljudson commented  · 

    CATEGORIES and tags - not just tags - really are a requirement for any sort of serious blog. When can we expect this?

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    gljudson commented  · 

    Putting my bid in for this as well! We need to track:

    1. What positions a member volunteers for. Best case, this would be effectively unlimited - someone over the years can volunteer in a wide range of positions, and we want to track history.

    2. Whether they're active in those positions or not - i.e., is this something they're currently doing, or did in the past? We want to be able to contact - for instance - everyone who's been a past Programs board member so we can have a brainstorm session on future programs.

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    Putting in my vote to add this as soon as possible - I know you're collecting features for 2013 now, right? :-)

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