This depends on privacy settings of member fields - when name field is accessible, it shows the name.
Can you elaborate what is important specifically? I mean, what do you ideally want to have. There are different ideas/problems being discussed here, I just want to make sure.
Thanks for commenting - but do not expect any change here soon, sorry. I will continue monitoring this thread to adjust the importance of the request.
But the question is - why? You do not want to reveal real name but want to substitute it with some profile name (nickname?). What is profile name in this case? Can you give us some examples of such profile names?
Unfortunately, this is not possible now.
Any comments from other on this are welcome.
Very interested. I would love to know how many organizations are considering something similar.
Nope, we're focusing on top voted items now. You can check what we're busy with if you filter by status work in progress.
This is a great suggestion! Thanks for posting it.
Walt, this was not done on purpose. Just on of things to work on in future (but not this year).
No plans yet, Liz. Not soon for sure.
Well, easy or hard, we cannot do it right now - it has to go into our product roadmap in first.
For now, I separated your comment into a dedicated thread and will keep it here. Wishlist is a place for us to collect new features and changes requests, we use it when we plan system updates.
Would it solve your problem, if we add an option for common field setup to make a field "Read only", same as we have now for membership fields? Rating itself can be a simple text field in this case, edited by admin.
Could you please elaborate your case?
Nice workaround, Gary! (though still a workaround and we need to get it solved someday)
Charles, this topic is not about us, Wild Apricot, but about our customers and their members. So the second part of your comment makes total sense to me.
It does force to pay full amount
No, we're not working on it yet. See our Roadmap - http://help.wildapricot.com/display/DOC/Product+roadmap
We hear you, but we've been putting all our efforts into version 5 (to be release soon). Now, we're slowly getting into other requests and the key focus for us is to close as many long outstanding posts as we can. This one is among them, but we haven't had any progress on analysis yet.
Sorry to say that, but no. But we have not forgotten about this, just had no resources to get to this yet.
We have just began the analysis of this feature and most probably the 1st step of development will be adding 1 secondary email per contact record.
Working on it.
"This is becoming a seriously big issue ... Please, please, please, move this up the list!"
The most recent update is that this particular idea is a part of 2017 focus on Email Development team in Wild Apricot. As soon as they have some progress here, they will share it.
I'm very sorry this this is a big issue and we haven't had any progress over it.
This is not intentional, priorities just change all the time. We now never promise any release date. When we start working on something, we change it to "Work in progress".
well, it's not a kickstarter :)
this has a good number of votes and it is in out top list.
No estimation though.
We will update the status to "Work in progress" when we start working on it. Nothing more I can add now, sorry.
It is not very hard, but it is not a couple of clicks either.
Most probably, this is not something we will change soon as we're focusing right now on top voted ideas.
Sorry, we do not provide estimates.
Also unfortunately with the system of that scale (9000+ accounts, 6M+ contacts) there is not easy/simple change, everything requires thorough testing and resources. Our product roadmap is here http://help.wildapricot.com/display/DOC/Product+roadmap
Oh, Susan, as soon as you commented or voted for a feature in the wishlist, you will be automatically notified about any change related to the topic.
I see... Well, as soon as we are close to development of this, we will get this into consideration. Thanks for sharing, Walt, this is exactly why we want to share our design thoughts in first place!
Hm, the idea about having alternative email is to not have 2 contacts in database, right? So, you have 1 contact (e.g. for a husband) and you put alternative email into his contact record (wife's). The only reason you do this is so WA can automatically notifies BOTH emails when something happens or when admin sends emails, etc. Otherwise, what is the point of keeping spouse's email at all in contact records?
Unfortunately, we are not able to fit it into our original schedule in Dec 2015, and it also won't fit into our Jan 2016 release. I do not have information after this date, so for now I cannot promise any release date. I will update everyone as soon as I have more information.
Please, accept my and development team apologies for this.
We're balancing a lot of things - see our Roadmap at http://help.wildapricot.com/display/DOC/Product+roadmap
This issue is there (but we will start from 1 alternative email)
Thanks for sharing, but I have no suggestions for you to workaround that.
This is something we want to address as a part of another thread - http://forums.wildapricot.com/forums/308932-wishlist/suggestions/8825986-family-child-memberships-8131 - focused on family memberships. There we'll be analyzing all scenarios and finding best solutions.
What kind of information tied to primary contact are you talking about specifically? Could you give some examples of contacts with some example data (emails, etc.) that you're trying to keep? I cannot understand your contact's connection map you're trying to implement.
But in general I can comment that current contact database model basically consider each contacts a separate record with its own set of data and when you use use search, it uses data specifically from this contact data. Bundles are the only exception and allows to group contacts and show all related contacts when looking into details of specific ones. Probably, some of your problems can be resolved using bundles, but I'm not sure - need to get examples of contact details as I asked in the beginning.
Our current inclination is to have something like a single "backup" email for each contact - not multiple emails. This makes email blast scenario simpler to implement - like admin can select if he wants to force a copy to "backup" email or use only primary email. Contact could also select if he wants always to receive a copy to his backup email or use it only in special cases (like forgot password, etc).
We think that bundle scenarios (like families) should be considered in terms of bundles in general, not just emails. This means that we need to rethink and change whole bundle management and this is a different aspect of discussion - see
Sorry - no progress yet here. I'm not expecting any change here in 2011
Sorry, we have no alternative solutions and this is not in our immediate plans so far, not for this year for sure.
Thank you, Jim. We have this requests in our forum already, I've merged yours here.
So far, we're have no actual plans on doing something about this, but when we do, we will comment here and you will be notified.
As soon as we have, we publish it here. So far, we have no plans yet.
Joined to existing thread - it belongs here, to custom database field validators.
I think that we need to have some kind of common validation patterns plus ability to use regular expressions. And admin (in fields management form) can choose if he want the field to be validated and choose a proper validation pattern or defined custom (regular expression). Then the system will just validate the field against the pattern.
In more ideal situation I can think of a special system page (or may just some theme override configuration file?) where admin can control validation patterns himself somehow (e.g. through regular expressions or even providing some js code) and then use them in fields customization. This approach would require advanced skills from administrator.
No update, sorry. I probably there will be no update here till the end of the year.
Thanks for sharing, Daniel. Could you elaborate what you mean by this?
I'm very sorry, but this hasn't been planned yet and we have no estimates so far
Nope, sorry to say so. We will share our progress as soon as we've started to have some.
Hi, thanks you for your suggestion. Could you please elaborate a little? Like, what is it you are after or what problem you're trying to solve? The more details we have, the better we understand and prioritize.
Ann, unfortunately, I have no recommendations for you. May be someone else can share there recommendations.
No, no progress. Most probably, there will be none in this year.
As of now, we cannot suggest any specifically designed functionality to track member activities (hence this wishlist request).
Hi Lora. We haven't planned this feature yet and there is no chance that we can do here anything until April 2014
This is a very elaborated suggestion, thank you very much for your time. This is quite a big project - to properly and seamlessly integrate with Meetup - and of now it is not in our immediate pipeline.
We will continue collecting feedback to see how much this functionality can be of use for our customers. The more votes we receive, the more chances that we're going to look into it closer.
Could you elaborate? Why do you need this?
Could you please share more? I'm not sure I fully understand what it is you're asking for. May be, some examples?
We’ve prepared design suggestion for this idea:
1)Ability for members to review all their event registrations, filter them, and view details.
It will appear in the member’s profile in a new My registrations tab.
2) New Cancellation setting will be available in registration type settings with 3 options:
• Do not allow cancellation
• Allow sending cancellation request to event organizer
• Allow cancellation up to N days before start of event
3) New email “Event registration canceled” will be sent automatically if member cancels his event registration. It can be customized.
Our first step will not include ability for members to change event registration detais from profile. We will consider this problem separately and collect additional information.
Will be glad to hear your comments about suggested solution!
We're working on it now
Rick, there is nothing valuable I can share right now except that I hear you and number of votes is still one of deciding factors.
We actually have a separate requests for adding guests later, see https://forums.wildapricot.com/forums/308932/suggestions/8826406
I added your vote there.
maciu - good to hear about design. About the roadmap - not this year, it's been planned already. Next year is unclear yet.
Re "Free" label - see http://forums.wildapricot.com/forums/308932-wishlist/suggestions/8826691-do-not-mark-as-free-events-which-involve-expense and please comment there if you want to change it.
You are right about knowing the answer - there is no way a member can change event registration after it's been submitted. There is no workaround at all for that.
This is a very good suggestion, thank you. I'd like also to hear comments from others about this.
Why not using system field "Member since"? It adds the date of application automatically
It's not like it is not available, it's just may be as convenient as you want it to be - but it depends on your conditions as well. You may, for example, setup a single registration type for a family of 2 - for $20 price - with $0 guests. Or you can setup an event registration type for $10 and with free guests (for children); or you can setup children as a checkbox in the registration - like "1-2 children - free".
In other words, family registration is totally possible, its a matter of convenience; this one can be improved for sure.
To clarify: there is no mystery about "~70" - these are the threads with 10 or more authors commenting in them (not comments, but different authors).
Speaking about your requests: both are yes.
"Late fees on renewals" - This in analysis queue, not ready for development yet.
"Recipients of Announcement E-mails" - this is ready for development and one of the top candidates for after 5.0 release.
Thanks for sharing the details, Kim. We haven't had any progress on that and, frankly speaking, we do not expect any in the nearest future. Let me expand a little on this comment, so it does not sound rude.Most important: this is not because we think that this is not important (quite opposite!), but to make the change we would have to spend considerable amount of time. And we are not willing to go into that - we are just going to release our version 5, which has been a very very long project for us (more than 3 years ) and we do not want to start right away another big one. Instead, we will be focusing on other top and long outstanding threads (we have ~70 of them) that require less efforts to do.
But things change and as soon as we see that we are doing a good progress with closing less difficult issues, we will be switching to more difficult and important as this one.Thank you for your understanding.
Thanks for comments. I agree that poor support of family and bundles functionality is a weak point of WA. Unfortunately, we are very busy with other changes (i.e. Content Management System) for now and there will be no updates here for the nearest time. Sorry again.
We are currently working on analysis of events registrations process http://forums.wildapricot.com/forums/308932-wishlist/suggestions/8826511-redesign-of-event-registrations where multiple registrations to be allowed in a single transaction
My assumption is that you also supply all these information in "Event registration confirmed". So, if you send the reminder 2 days before and a person registers after this, it means basically 1-2 days before the even - what is the purpose for having a reminder email, while "Event registration confirmed" is the reminder on its own?
See your point, thank you. Though, I do not think we will get into this soon.
Murray, why is integration with external mailing systems "a must"?
Matt - thanks for sharing.
I actually agree with you in general and we will get there. I still think that there for quite a lot of organization internal email system is good enough and easy to use, but for others integration with MailChimp and similar systems will work much better.
Wild Apricot does track emails opening and links clicking - http://help.wildapricot.com/display/DOC/Tracking+emails
@ stanleyfelix - see http://forums.wildapricot.com/forums/308932-wishlist/suggestions/8825584-generating-membership-cards-and-certificates-6344 thread on badges
On the very next release 4.3 we're adding ability to manage bounces. The next step we plan (as Dmitri mentioned earlier) is to have pre-built email template to select from when blasting newsletter.
Talking about integration with constant contact (or other systems) - this is not something in our nearest plans and again as Dmitri mentioned we are more dedicated to evolving WA tools instead.
Not soon, you're right :(
I think that ideally we need to create our own API to get an access to WA data (i.e. member records, event attendees, etc.). Then based on that third-party companies can creates services to sync data between different services - like WA <-> mailchimp, WA <-> constant contact.