Feature Incorporated: Adding more usability to texting crew members

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Feature Incorporated: Adding more usability to texting crew members

Post by dancorcoran » Thu Oct 24, 2019 4:21 pm

Although the feature exists, it isn't usable.

For reasons of human behavior, it seems impossible to get crew to simply enter their smartphone carrier into Crew-Mgr, so that I can use the texting feature.

Some ideas:
- Create a button I can auto generate messages to crew that have not done this, to do so.
- Create a warning to me, with a list of crew that have not defined their carrier, so I can bug them next time I see them. In that list, let me override the value based on a conversation I have with each crew member. (much like I can easily change availability for crew for a specific race, have me have a list of crew members with empty carrier or "no" next to send text messages, so I can change the values for many people at the same time)

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Re: Adding more usability to texting crew members

Post by dancorcoran » Thu Oct 24, 2019 4:22 pm

Another idea, as captain give me the ability to send text to users even if they have not given their carrier. If there is an extra cost, charge it to me.

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Re: Adding more usability to texting crew members

Post by admin » Thu Oct 24, 2019 4:53 pm

Creating a list of users who have not entered cell phone carriers is easy. It could be generated and added as a group to the "Skipper Send Email" so you could notify them via email.

I suggest the face to face method, which requires no work on my part :-)

1. Have a party!
2. Supply the beer.
3. Everyone takes out their cell phone and looks at who the carrier is
4. Update Crew Manager with the cell phone carrier for everyone
5. Those who do not show up - call and tell them you owe them a beer, but in the meantime, tell me your cell phone carrier!

I'm not sure I have the ability to text a user from the Crew Manager SMTP server if I don't know the cell phone carrier. Probably better to text them from your cell phone directly.

Remember you always have the visibility to see who entered a carrier when logged in by displaying the Crew Roster. When the roster is displayed, check the box to display SMS preferences and click the blue Select Crew Group button above it.
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Re: Feature Incorporated: Adding more usability to texting crew members

Post by admin » Thu Oct 24, 2019 10:28 pm

After speaking with Dan, it was determined that a group could be added in the To: dropdown on Skipper Send Email. This allows the Skipper to select the group and send an email to those who have entered a mobile phone number but have not entered a carrier.

There is now a group on the To: dropdown labeled Crew Having Mobile Number with No Carrier Selected. All sites were updated 10:30pm 24 October 2019.
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