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  2. I don't understand the reference to the coin...I have logged all three caches and I bought the coin (silver colored) that was available at GS HQ.
  3. Dear Snoogs, I suggest you take care that you do not search so hard for your mojo that you simply accept a throw down mojo. For this would almost certainly be your undoing. Losing and finding your mojo is a highly personal endeavor and you can easily fall prey to accepting a false mojo in hopes it will be what you seek. Your geocaching mojo will have changed over the years, rather it will have grown and evolved. The spirit of your mojo, was and always will be, having fun and making our game fun for others. You have it within you to look back and find the mojo that will take you forward. Seek well.
  4. We had a minor outage while making some updates, sorry for the inconvenience.
  5. I expect thousands have completed the Trifecta over the years. We did it in 2006/2007 with the original Ape cache and the original HQ when you still needed a reservation to visit HQ. I imagine many have tried to create a challenge cache for this. Perhaps it might work if you specified finding caches created on specific dates? Still pretty obvious as to intent, but you never know.
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  7. I use a sligthly different setup - Android 10, Official geocaching app, and Chrome on WIndows 10 (I guess that's more than "slightly" different, isn't it?) I logged two drafts yesterday while out running errands, and finding caches. Came home, and logged as usual on the PC. My drafts were both there, as expected. Before trying the log out, log back in route, I'd try a different browser, Chrome or IE, to see if the behavior is the same. Make sure your phone app is up to date (I'm at V. 8.11.1) on a Google Pixel phone.
  8. niraD

    Stars Gone

    There are things that PNG can do that GIF cannot (and vice versa). One advantage of PNG is that it allows partial transparency, which allows edges to be smoothed with anti-aliasing using partial transparency. With GIF, edges smoothed with anti-aliasing have to be blended with an assumed background color. If anti-aliased GIF images are displayed against a different background color, then you get a "halo" effect with a faint outline of the assumed background color.
  9. Yeah, I've heard of changing requirements to make a now-impossible challenge be possible again. But I haven't heard of changing requirements to make an existing challenge harder to complete.
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  11. In my area, a list of 10 local Users who qualify is usually sufficient to demonstrate the Challenge is reasonable, not hundreds. as pointed out already, your Challenge is contrary to the guidance based on the specific list portion.
  12. Haha. All I knew for sure was first centenarian in North Dakota. I never would have guessed on those others!
  13. Wow, was this being humble! One hundred, thirty-seven categories with a first in state, and some have firsts in multiple states. 137 out of 364, better than 1/3 of the categories they've posted in! and this is only checking OK in most instances.
  14. Yes, you can't have a challenge that requires finding a list of specific caches (or even a specifc single cache). 11. Specific Lists A challenge based on caches with at least X number of Favorite Points can be published, as the information comes from Geocaching.com. A challenge based on elements under the cache owner’s primary control is not acceptable: examples, my favorites, my caches, bookmark lists, caches by this owner, or this group. It has nothing to do with needing hundreds of pre-qualifiers. For the two challenge caches I've had published, I provided the reviewer with a list of ten pre-qualifiers from the cache's likely catchment area (I used roughly a 50km radius) and that was accepted. Ten is a number that has been often quoted in the forums but it probably varies region to region and maybe even challenge to challenge depending on the local caching demography.
  15. Seems strange to change the requirement for a challenge, as then suddenly lots of people might not qualify, but who qualified before.
  16. There is no "programming" of any sort in an ALC. Therefore it's not at all like a Wherigo. In fact, ALCs are more like Virtuals - show a location, tell a story, optionally with a picture or video in the app, and then ask the player a question they have to answer. I guess a clever combination of location and video could make for a cool ALC. Like, say, the video shows the player how to find the spot where the answer to the question is to be found.
  17. I know what the Trifecta is. What is your challenge that was denied? Find those same three caches? A challenge based on elements under the cache owner’s primary control is not acceptable: examples, my favorites, my caches, bookmark lists, caches by this owner, or this group. (Help center).
  18. The Trifecta refers to a specific set of three geocache sites within the Pacific Northwest! Attempting to complete the Trifecta is a popular goal of geocachers traveling to the Seattle/Portland area. The three geocaches considered as the Trifecta are the recently re-discovered Project A.P.E. cache container (GC1169), the Original Stash Tribute Plaque (GCGV0P) and the Geocaching Headquarters (GCK25B). Find all 3 as per project - gc checker -
  19. Academically, here's how I would go about getting a list of cachers that already qualify. A challenge checker would need to be written. Using that, you can look at past logs on one of these caches. As there is a Going APE event every year, I would look for people that attended the one in 2015, and run them through the checker. The reason for that year is that the Going APE event was held during the same week as the Geocaching Block party, and lots of people would attend both. It would probably be mentioned in their logs. However, given the timing and popularity of the Block Party and the Going APE events, I would think it would be self evident to the reviewer that this challenge has already been met by hundreds of geocachers. And, the published guidelines for what is not allowed with regards to Specific Lists doesn't seem to disqualify this cache.
  20. It would be helpful to get the rest of the info, such as the wording of your challenge. Is it just to find those three specific caches?
  21. At GCHQ you can buy the coin - so why make one if no one else can do it ?
  22. here is the reply from GCHQ Hello Thanks for contacting Geocaching HQ. Unfortunately, your challenge cache idea would not be possible because it would not comply with the Specific Lists guideline of the Challenge Cache Guidelines. Best regards, Geocaching HQ
  23. If I understand this right, you’re trying to make a Trifecta challenge. If you read the rules, you’ll see they demonstrating that the challenge is “do-able” is one of the rules. Nobody said you have to find “hundreds” but a sampling will do. In this situation I may try looking up the profiles of several prominent cachers in the area (more than 10k finds) and see if they’ve completed the a trifecta. Get a list of maybe 3-4, I bet that would satisfy the reviewer. You could also ask around a little on the local geocaching social media sites to see who has completed the trifecta, and get some names that way. Send messages to some of the prominent cachers. Etc. I think you only need about 3-4, that would probably be adequate.
  24. I review a lot using my cell phone. The other day just as soon as I typed one letter the text box expanded, about two lines worth of text, and covered the approve/deny buttons. Regardless of what I did short of deleting the comments, I can not get the boxes to reappear.
  25. I don't think hundreds are required. Without the requirement to show that others qualify for the challenge, it could turn into a "Here's my big accomplishment. I bet no one else can do what I did!"
  26. kunarion

    Stars Gone

    Install most any browser such as Firefox or Chrome and it will ask if you want to import Favorites. Edge can do that, too.
  27. The Trifecta refers to a specific set of three geocache sites within the Pacific Northwest! Attempting to complete the Trifecta is a popular goal of geocachers traveling to the Seattle/Portland area. The three geocaches considered as the Trifecta are the recently re-discovered Project A.P.E. cache container (GC1169), the Original Stash Tribute Plaque (GCGV0P) and the Geocaching Headquarters (GCK25B). you can buy the coin to celebrate your signing the logs on all three, but you are not able to set a challenge for others to do the same - I am finding it really hard to set a challenge cache unless i can prove hundreds can also claim a find already ? what is the point of setting a challenge if you have to prove so many can already claim a find ?
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