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commented on Advanced Search - Households for canvassing 2011-09-02 19:12:31 -0700
It would be useful to see when calling (both in call mode and printed lists) who other members of the household are, to reduce duplicated voter ID calls. Right now, I’m reduced to using a single “person” to represent a household with both names in the first name field. This is inelegant, especially when there are different last names. Ideally, each individual would still be separate, with some way to associate them, and then some way in the interface to indicate if there are other individuals in the same household. In call / walking interface areas, roll up information to represent a household entity, with, eg, aggregate total amount donated.

Another nice touch from a supporter side would be to rsvp for other household members on event pages.

Make sure to support arbitrary numbers of people in a household, not just two.

commented on Add id number as lookup option in separate field 2011-08-07 22:27:28 -0700
While not an ideal situation interface-wise, you can do this by typing the NB id in the URL, e.g. http://nation.nationbuilder.com/admin/signups/XX

commented on Unbranded or rebranded Admin Area 2011-08-01 13:03:30 -0700
I really like your idea of co-branded support, Jim. NB’s great for me right now since I’m in-house in the campaign, but I can imagine things might be a little rougher if I were working as an outside consultant – which I intend to do in the future.

tagged Lilia Villa's "Official Response" with Answered 2012-05-15 09:15:57 -0700

"Official Response"

Is it possible to implement this on all nations like it's done here for the questions and suggestions? Is it accomplished via style sheet trickery, or is there some way to designate which users' responses are flagged as "official"?

Official response from

Yes, you found where to do that, it's "edit the suggestion" - We intend to make that a bit easier, but that's the way it works for now.

There is no "pending."  There is "planned", "not planned", "considering", "started", and "completed."  You don't have to use all of them, if something is never completed, it's never completed.

I could see another situation where you might want different language to refer to a legislative process, like "in committee" or something along those lines, but can you describe how you would use it?  I tend to not want to let people change things like this because it just adds to complexity and if there is some way to figure out how to make it work the same for everyone it ends up being better for everyone.


commented on Mobile Page Type for Donation Page 2011-08-28 22:18:54 -0700
@austin: mobile templates just launched, but this is what we had come up with before hand, based on mobile jQuery http://pastebin.com/91msQVZS

tagged Peter Tretter's Support custom URLs for donation pages with Important 2014-02-25 08:07:03 -0800

Support custom URLs for donation pages

Donation integration is fantastic. However, the secure https pages redirect to the slug.nationbuilder.com address. We're using a donation page as the splash page, and the redirection in the domain name is confusing to users who are trying to make sure they're donating in the right place.

Official response from not planned

Unfortunately, this is not something we can support as these pages need to be SSL, which is why they are shown on the slug.nationbuilder.com domain.  Technically the way this would have to be implemented would require us to charge a significant monthly fee, more than what NationBuilder itself cost.  And I'm pretty sure almost no one would end up wanting it at that price.


commented on Google Alerts 2011-07-25 14:39:41 -0700
Alternately, creating an iGoogle addon for some of the dashboard notifications would work really nicely. I set up iGoogle and Google Apps for all of my organizations to create custom web-wide dashboards for monitoring news, social media accounts, and the variety of other web apps we use. Now that I’m adding NB to my toolkit, this would be really nice to have.

commented on Source of people 2011-08-06 19:29:39 -0700
An interesting implementation of this might be with GET variables in the URL, like the way Google Analytics handles campaign, keyword and medium sources. This would require crafting separate URLs for twitter, Facebook, and anything else you would want to track.

commented on Voter History Import 2011-09-14 20:17:56 -0700
Here’s an update on this thread… Trying to import IDs into a list. I have a CSV with nationbuilder_ids and state_file_ids of people who are already in my database – I’m just trying to import them to a list based on search criteria I queried offline. However, when I’m trying to map the fields on the import, state_file_id is not one of the fields available in the drop down, and when I try mapping only nation_builder_ids, it says that that is not sufficient to make a match. So, 2 issues to report:
1) state_file_id is not a field option
2) unique matching should only require a nationbuilder_id

tagged Brad Anthony's Add VIP icon with Useful 2011-08-08 17:14:06 -0700

Add VIP icon

In some nations, especially in the context of political campaigns, there are some people who need to be handled with special care. It would be great to be able to flag these individuals with a VIP status that would be visible in the icons that show up beside someone's name. For example, it could be a yellow star.

To abstract this one step further, perhaps this could be implemented as as custom tag-icon mapping, similar to how NB lets you customize contact types, methods and statuses. 

Official response from completed

Memberships features, which we have just recently expanded, support this kind of badge in addition to the current tagging feature which is visible in the administrative views. You can create custom membership levels under the finances navigation and assign badge text that is displayed similar to earned pc. These can be automatic when someone pays for a membership, or can be added in the people navigation. We will have a screencast to explain these features more fully.