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  1. Add basic calendar function - recurring status

    This seems pretty rudimentary, especially since Pingboard is a status tracker and often times statuses are recurring. Please, our team is begging for this.

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    • Autorefresh - Realtime Updates on Pingboard

      When an OOO is posted/updated - if I have Pingboard up and running - the status does not change on my view unless I refresh the page. Is there a method/feature to have auto-refresh or realtime updates represented when Pingboard up and running in your browser?

      4 votes
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      • Make the Out of Office page more scalable (or: don't let it hang 20 seconds when hundreds of statuses are loading)

        As our org is growing, the OOF page simply hangs for a long time while loading all the statuses (especially over the holidays). There must be a better way.

        17 votes
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        • Allow the Notes section of Out of Office statuses to be kept private

          Allow for a private notes option (to only be seen by the employee's manager). Some employees don't want the whole company to know specifics of doctors' appts, etc.

          7 votes
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          • Automatically set employees to out of office on company holidays

            It would be pretty handy if we could add public holiday calendars to either our location or profile on Pingboard.

            Our team is very distributed across nations so we don't all take the same public holidays, having Pingboard automatically default me to out of office on my public holidays would be awesome.

            12 votes
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            • Notify people following the collection immediately when events are posted

              Say, when a team member posts a vacation event that is several months into the future, it would be useful for everyone following that collection receive an immdeiate notification about this event being posted.

              3 votes
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              • Restrict ability to create new backdated OOO requests

                Currently, users do not have access to EDIT/UPDATE past out of office requests. if they need to edit a backdated OOO, they were need an admin on your account to make that change. However, users can CREATE a new backdated out of office requests. Is there a way we can restrict employee's ability to backdate OOO requests?

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                • 2 votes
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                  • Private out of office statuses

                    We have a few employees who have requested that their status updates not appear on Slack due to unwanted conversation. It is not something I want to encourage for the majority of our employees, but I understand that some employees may want to keep their status updates between them and their manager/team, instead of the whole company.

                    8 votes
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                    • Vacation / PTO management -- vacation approvals

                      1. I should have the possibility toi see, how many vacation days I have taken and how many are left and until when I need to take the left vacation days
                      2. the tool should let me enter the dates, when I would like to have my next vacation and automatically a notification should get send to my direct report to approve it
                      3. during that time, the requested days should be in pending status
                      4. after approval, the left vacation days should get updated and it should show, how many vacation days have been taken and how many will…

                      81 votes
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                      • Prevent Duplicate Statuses

                        It would be nice if Pingboard would pop up a message to the user saying something like: you already have a status set for this time, do you want to add another, overlapping one?"

                        14 votes
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                        • Subscribe to out of office digest emails that are just for specific teams

                          We would like to get a summary email at the beginning of the week of just select teams that would include all the upcoming statuses for those selected teams.

                          8 votes
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                          • Edit status from profile

                            Ability to edit your status from profile. If I need to change date/time I would like to do this from profile rather than going to status and editing it from there.

                            4 votes
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                            • Ability to show status at the search level

                              To find an employees status, I search the employee by name, then I have click on the employees profile to get their status. At the search level, we should be able to see right away the employee status.

                              4 votes
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                              • Option to remove Pingboard Status from personal calendar

                                Possible solutions:
                                1) Have a checkbox where I can decide if I want the time blocked out on my own calendar or not.
                                2) Allow user to accept or decline event on personal calendar (declining on personal calendar would not remove it from Pingboard)
                                3) Effectively, if it worked the way it does currently, but the Pingboard calendar that I see reflects the calendar for everyone in the company *except* me, it would be perfect.

                                35 votes
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                                • 6 votes
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                                  • Sick Leave notification

                                    If I enter sick leave, my direct report should get a notification. In case I am not able to enter the sick leave by myself, my direct report should have the permission to enter it for me. Also there should be a history, how many sick days I had and counted together by month and year.

                                    3 votes
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                                    • 14 votes
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                                      • Add iCal feed to allow employees to see a calendar view of out of office statuses

                                        We do not use Google Apps, so we can not benefit from your integration with Google Calendar. Using an iCal feed would allow us to integrate with other calendaring apps and get a similar view though.

                                        17 votes
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                                        • Send notifications of Out of Office before the event

                                          Currently the Out of Office notifications are sent when a user adds the event, but this is only marginally useful if the user is batch entering all her holiday days for a year, many months in advance.
                                          It would be much more useful to say: "Notify of Out of Office at most 2 days before the date" - i.e. if the entry is today, for today, then a notification should be sent, but if it is entered today for next week, it should only be sent two days before the event date.

                                          32 votes
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