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  1. Call me picky, but in what way is: an update to Geocaching.com site (the purpose of this thread) The block party events are of very little interest to the vast majority of cachers throughout the world. Mark
  2. When I first saw those I assumed that they were set as puzzles just so they could create a fancy bit of geo-art. They seem unnecessarily tough to me! (I got bored after solving a couple) Mark
  3. I wouldn't give a hint or ask for one before FTF! With our own puzzles I'll give as much help as anyone wants, even as far as giving step-by-step instructions if required Mark
  4. http://www.geocaching.com/profile/?guid=b6d36acd-35f9-4765-aec2-f0fa5c1e0149 or this one: http://www.geocaching.com/profile/?id=4344128 Mark
  5. Looks like a solution to a problem which doesn't exist! PQs work great at the moment. I can set one up and within minutes it will be available for download. If the process struggles Groundspeak can probably just chuck another server at it. The PQ server is separate from the web servers. Apart from that, why would anyone want to download a list of 5-10,000 caches which would include all their finds and hides as well? Mark
  6. But like I said, it's inconsistent. They still show on the map. I add caches to the ignore list so I can exclude them from PQs and I suspect this is the main reason for most people. Why would being able to see them on someone's Owned Caches list be a problem? There is a prolific puzzle cache setter within my '1000 closest to home' area. I am working through the puzzles slowly but 99% of the time I don't need them clogging up PQs and there is no other way to exclude them. I DO want other puzzle caches in the area so using cache type isn't an option. I still want to be able to see them if I look at his profile though. Mark
  7. Get used to it! You are wasting your time asking Groundspeak to back-out a change. They NEVER do!! I use Adblock Plus to block all the rubbish and I use GreaseMonkey to make the pages more usable. Adblock,Greasemonkey and Stylish are both free of charge and there are dozens of users who WILL actually listen to what you want and help with any tweaks Mark
  8. Yep! It certainly looks broken!
  9. Cachers have been requesting this for years... The requests have been ignored for years... Mark
  10. There was a recent change to the Event logging requirements. There does not have to be a log book and if there is, you don't have to sign it. Is that what you're thinking of? Mark
  11. Pretty certain! Strangely, I just created a couple of lists called zzz1 and zzz2 so they are at the bottom, deleted zzz1, click back and it was ok. No alert of any sort! :blink: Mark
  12. I deleted a bookmark list earlier and got the page saying 'bookmark list xxxxx successfully deleted' I didn't realise that this messgae is actually at the top of the list of bookmark lists (because I increased the font size earlier today to make the cache pages readable) and clicked the back button to take me back to the list of lists. Are you following this? I got the usual annoying 're-post' message box which seems to appear randomly when clicking the back button on any page, and clicked OK I then realised that one of the other bookmark lists got deleted!! I can see now that clicking the 'Delete' link identifies and deletes the list according to its position on the page rather than by its name or guid etc So clicking the 're-post' message box meant that the next list down gets deleted Not good! Mark
  13. Works OK for me! All five links are different (I've highlighted the differences)and the sub types are displayed as expected nearest.aspx?tx=69eb8534-b718-4b35-ae3c-a856a55b0874&ul=Y%c3%a9+Low&sc=y nearest.aspx?tx=69eb8534-b718-4b35-ae3c-a856a55b0874&ul=Y%c3%a9+Low&sc=n nearest.aspx?tx=57150806-bc1a-42d6-9cf0-538d171a2d22&ul=Y%c3%a9+Low&sc=n nearest.aspx?tx=69eb8535-b718-4b35-ae3c-a856a55b0874&ul=Y%c3%a9+Low&sc=n nearest.aspx?tx=3ea6533d-bb52-42fe-b2d2-79a3424d4728&ul=Y%c3%a9+Low&sc=n (urls trimmed to prevent conversion to hyperlinks) Mark
  14. Right! I see what you mean now. I've never used the notification system like that. I've only ever use it for Publish Listing Mark
  15. This is quite possible. If I remember rightly, Groundspeak dropped the numeric tracking codes in 2004 because it was too easy to guess the numbers There are simply SO MANY trackables out there now that you stand a pretty good chance of guessing a valid four character alpha-numeric code (to follow 'PC') I suspect that the fact that you only have to enter the code once now has made this sort of thing easier as well. I found an 'unactivated' code last week when I misread a tracking code for a coin I'd picked up and I could have requested an activation code if I wanted to Mark
  16. That sounds correct to me though Surely, you only get notifications if The cache is on your watchlist It's on a bookmark list for which you've requested notifications You own it! There are caches (tough puzzles etc) which I have on the ignore list to remove them from PQs but I still have them on the watchlist to see who finds them Mark
  17. Nothing! The cache hasn't actually been muggled so just wait and see We've had TBs go missing for over a year and turn up safe and well I also found a TB in my rucksack once which I had picked up about six months earlier Mark
  18. I am fully aware of that guideline but it is not enforced. There have been instances where a CO has archived a cache almost straight away and then have another published... only to archive it and then have another published and so on Mark
  19. You could publish a cache and then archive it but leave the box in place. Archived caches are generally still logable. Mark
  20. I wouldn't have thought it would need another Where is Snowdon Summit??? GC5F13 is already there Mark
  21. If I add a cache to the Ignore List, it's usually because I don't want it included in a Pocket Query If I click on someone's profile and then click on 'Geocaches Owned' it's because I WANT to see their cache listings; yet they are not visible Why would anyone not want to see something they go looking for? Perhaps a 'show/hide ignored caches' option is required here If I click on a pocket query while viewing the map, ignored caches are displayed! Other PQ options seem to work. Why not this one? Thanks Mark
  22. There's a Wherigo Wherigo in SSG not too far from you. (Assuming your first finds and placements are fairly close to where you live) If you haven't got a GPS which is Wherigo compatible you could ask the CO for help... Mark
  23. My theory is not that 'all caches were great in the early days' but that 'only the good ones have survived'. I know of a cache set not too far from us which was basically lobbed under a bush outside a hotel. It was muggled and archived before anyone even found it. 'A familiar story these days' I hear you all say with a sigh... Yet this one was set in May 2001!! Mark
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