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  2. TheLimeCat

    Release Notes (Website: New Search Map) - April 25, 2019

    It seems to me that Groundspeak believes that I enjoy clicking additional buttons, so they've begun adding them whenever possible. Now I have to click an additional button every time I want to use the map and another one when I want to change the map type. Ditto to the above responses, however, I do typically access my map tool from my google home page, so no problems there. That said, I do really like the fullscreen feature and the search tools would be an excellent addition if they weren't the default. My one gripe would be that the total number of caches displayed at a single time is relatively small, but I assume there is some good reason for this limitation. I also enjoy being able to hover over caches from a distance and be shown the cache type and found status, though I'm not sure how important that is.
  3. thebruce0

    Release Notes (Website: New Search Map) - April 25, 2019

    The browse map is still available - blowing the situation out of proportion won't help. We still have the browse map, our issue is that it's been relegated 2nd to the search map. The search map has it benefits and strengths, just as the browse map. For now, I recommend just using the button in the upper right to go to the Browse map, or bookmark it to go there directly. We all love the Browse map here, but let's not make the mistake - it is still in fullly capable functionality.
  4. Mermaid.Man

    Asking To Archive Caches

    Honestly, yes it does seem rude to ask a person to remove their not very good caches so that you can put your better ones there instead.
  5. Lockchick

    missing geocoins&travelbugs

    I get passionate about this - I see the beautiful geocoins (in fact, all TBs) as an extension of the "trust" and "responsibility" that is inherently given to all who geocache ... it's such a basic concept, log it and move it along or leave it - but log that you saw it! My blood boils when I find a cache listing TBs, regardless of what kind they may be, only to find that thieves have been and taken the TB. It is theft if you fail to LOG the TB in to your possession. Fairly simple definition there. Sure, have a day or three grace but after that? There's no excuse why you've not logged it out of where you found it and in to your hands. You can have a TB waaaaay over any time limit that others may see as suitable, in my opinion - SO LONG AS YOU ARE LOGGING IT. It's not yours! I hunt shiny TBs to protect them! I monitor reasonably local caches and when a TB of interest turns up, I beeline to rescue it. It's pretty sad that it feels like a rescue operation when these game pieces are meant to be free to roam, hey? I feel like if I don't get there asap - the nearest thief will. I carefully log all TBs seen or retrieved and I am as diligent as possible to make sure I "visit" caches, dipping all of any current TBs I have in my care so that their owners may track their whereabouts - that's the whole idea, along with moving them forward for their goal aspirations. I go fetch a TB to then make sure I move them forward by placing in a beneficial and safe cache to see them onwards - normally a monitored cache such as those in the yards of the CO, events or tricky and well hidden puzzle caches. I'm not a hog by any means - if someone wants a TB I have, I encourage them to speak up and I will gladly sign it over if you want to move it along. After all it is about respecting people's special things and thus respecting the goals of the TB. Soooo simple THIEVES SUCK
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  7. sktqch

    4:10 Caches?

    We found a couple of them recently and they had nothing to do with trains or Arizona. Farm kids will know right away what you're talking about, and crows and pigeons will hate them.
  8. TwistedCube

    Asking To Archive Caches

    One of my local trail systems has many under-maintained and mediocre caches along the 2 mile stretch. They were placed about 2 years ago and the most recent "Found It" logs were from last summer. I myself have tried to find some of them and the ones I couldn't locate I attempted several times during bike rides and walks. The original CO (who still hogs the area with at least 100 below average caches) moved away and the caches were adopted by a well respected CO who is a very active hider himself. In fact, he has nearly 200 hides at this point, and all that he has placed himself are in top notch condition, save for the ones he took over from the absent CO. Since the caches along the trail are mostly gone and full of DNF's, and the containers that are still there are mediocre at best, does it seem out of my bounds or taboo to ask if I could put some new caches out in place of the old ones? I am planning on mixing in some field puzzles and gadget caches to keep it interesting and also to increase traffic, and all of the other caches I could place will be homemade and checked on regularly. From speaking to local cachers at events, I can tell that the current CO is a neat guy and even they themselves stated that he was willing to archive some to make room for theirs, but since I haven't met him, I don't know if it would come across as strange or rude to ask him to make some room for mine.
  9. Mineral2

    April 6, 2019 "Week Rollover" Issue

    I'm gonna have to get my hand on a 700 and a gpsMap 66 to see just how much faster they are.
  10. One thing that complicates matters is geocaching is an international game. Europe apparently has very different ideas about property and trespassing than the USA.
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  12. Atlas Cached

    April 6, 2019 "Week Rollover" Issue

    ...and I remember thinking when the Oregon 6x0 was released "Wow, this thing is amazingly fast!!!" Not so much any more.
  13. Lynx Humble

    Release Notes (Website: New Search Map) - April 25, 2019

    I am wondering why this section of the forum exist if Groundspeak doesn't even care to listen to the flaws we present them and don't respond to the topic after the original message. The only reason I am premium is because of the restriction of the free app. Not because Groundspeak is doing a good job.
  14. Mn-treker

    Week Number overflow

    Only the PN60 can take the update. No update will be made available for the others.
  15. TeamCatalpa

    App won't navigate.

    I just updated the gecaching app because it no longer had the blue dot to indicate my location. It would navigate and everything else worked, but there was no way to plan which way to go when I had no icon on the map. Well, now the new version with the trippy satellite zoom in thing (which I really don't like!) won't navigate at all! No matter how far I drive, the app stubbornly remains right where I started. I tried to find a cache the other day and couldn't get it to work at all. Fortunately I had cgeo in my phone, so I was eventually able to find it. But I have trouble with cgeo, it's not intuitive for me and I get confused a lot when I try to use it. So for those times when I have an unexpected minute to play and don't have my garmin with me, I like to use the regular app. I uninstalled, reinstalled, rebooted my phone, everything I could think of, but the app just won't work. There's very little help in the app; hardly anything available in settings to customize it. Does anyone have some advice? I'm using an Honor 6x. Thanks.
  16. thebruce0

    Release Notes (Website: New Search Map) - April 25, 2019

    I'll add my point again: If there's no search context, the default should be the Browse map. If there is search context (eg, implying a type, distance from center, owner) then the Search map makes more sense. Defaulting all map links to the Search method is not optimal. I can sort of get the thumbnail View on Map link going to the Search map - if the point is to show the cache details in the sidebar. But, we have all the cache details on the page we just linked from. Every time I've used the map view link from a cache listing, it's been browse the vicinity without need of additional filter options. I would once again suggest giving those vague contexts some manner of choosing the map - ie, the different between Browse map from here and Search nearby caches from here, or something of the sort. Make use of the those two words to make it clear the distinction between the two map functions! If the general "Play > Map" link must go to the Search Map, then I very much agree with the suggestion to make the default map (when having no search parameter context) a profile option.
  17. _Galactic

    Release Notes (Website: New Search Map) - April 25, 2019

    It would be nice if the 'browse' option could be chosen (maybe in profile settings?) to be on by default, as nearly all of the replies to the pre-release post said they preferred that. I'll probably keep using that as it's features are more useful to me, but without a direct link it's just another step before we all can grab some caches. The search map still has it's good uses, I just use browse well over 9 out of 10 times.
  18. The A-Team

    New Maps test

    D'oh! Of course. In that case, I guess I don't have a test-case for a cache that already had corrected coordinates. I rarely use that feature on the site, keeping them offline in GSAK instead. Anyway, if I set corrected coordinates on a cache now, it does get returned by the filter.
  19. The A-Team

    Release Notes (Website: New Search Map) - April 25, 2019

    Users shouldn't need to rely on bookmarks. The feedback in the other discussion was pretty clear: people wanted a link directly to the browse map, and that feedback was ignored. It's now a two-step process to get to the map we use the most often, or we're forced to use workarounds like bookmarks. I have a lot more to say about this change and the process that led to it (very little of it good), but I'll post that in another discussion to keep this one on-topic.
  20. Mineral2

    April 6, 2019 "Week Rollover" Issue

    _Art_ isn't a geocacher. He made that clear somewhere in the near past when he joined the forums. But I think regardless of whether you're a geocacher, or a hiker, or a field scientist, or a geographer, or cyclist, or paddler - whether you're in a hurry or not, it's frustrating when the equipment you use isn't fairly responsive. And yeah, it's relative. 10 years ago, waiting 30 seconds for the map to draw might have felt ok. But once you've used one that can draw the map in 10 seconds or less, it's frustrating to wait any longer. Yes, it's frustrating even when there is no hurry. To be honest, even more recent units such as the Oregon 600 chug when drawing a dense map, and it drives me crazy.
  21. barefootjeff

    New Maps test

    GCA1C4 has been archived, even though it's still getting finds, so that's why it doesn't appear in the new search map results.
  22. Viajero Perdido

    Release Notes (Website: New Search Map) - April 25, 2019

    On the Browse Map there are two pieces of text: Search for Geocaches Search geocaches that do different things. It might be confusing. "More search options"? "Full Search Map"?
  23. My bookmarked link to the Browse Map at my home coordinates is still working as usually. It is my main tool for browsing so I am not affected by the change at all. Is it possible that you could try the same solution? A link like this one https://www.geocaching.com/map/#?ll=32.314584,-64.808145&z=12
  24. amishpig

    Geocaching And Law Enforcement

    I am a police officer in Lancaster County PA USA and a long time geocacher. I still get a kick out of rolling up on a crew of unsuspecting cachers and tooting the police car siren. Once they learn that I too cache they laugh as well. I am always happy to give assistance with area caches and part knowing that I made a few new friends.
  25. What can we say? 100% of the comments on the warning announcement thread begged you to not change all the links to the browse map, and you did anyway. Why did you bother if you weren't going to pay attention to feedback? Anyway, I checked all the links, and they're all going to the map that doesn't do what I want, just in case you somehow thought we'd feel differently once we actually experienced it.
  26. thebruce0

    Phone GPS vs Standalone GPS

    You're welcome? Where did someone assume that YOU, specifically, thought every smartphone app needs a connection? What you said was "if I choose to cache I can do so even when the servers stop working , an advantage over the smartphone which hadn't occurred to me until recent events," the statement to which I was specifically refuting, to clarify in this public thread, countering your implication that your handheld GPS has an "advantage over the smartphone" - rather than any specific app that requires online live access to the servers. I felt that required clarifying (for you and/or other thread readers) - that there are apps which require online as well as apps that work 100% offline on par with the capability of the handheld GPS, so that this is not a hardware issue, but a software issue. And since you didn't say in that comment that you use GDAK as an offline smartphone geocaching tool, well, that's good for us to know now, eh? Agreed. Which is why I commented about it.
  27. hal-an-tow

    Phone GPS vs Standalone GPS

    Um, I use GDAK as an offline smartphone back up, so am entirely aware that not every smartphone app needs a connection thank you. Maybe all those cachers complaining about being unable to go caching with their apps the past few weekends need the explanation though.
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