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  1. So I am getting a 301 and redirected to where I came from!


    Can someone at GS confirm that the IP I am getting ( is still in use for the site?



    Its not ...

    the current result for geocaching.com (no www.) gives the following ip-adresses:,


    nslookup for www.geocaching.com sometimes gives another ip-adress as the abovementioned, like:


    Looks like it's a DNS or load balancing issue. I added a hosts entry of and the site comes up fine now.


    Thanks all. Anyone else having troubles might also want to check their DNS. This isn't the first time I've had stale DNS info from my ISP.

  2. Strange one this. Since yesterday or so, I haven't been able to get to any page at all on www.geocaching.com. This includes the homepage.


    Here are my results from wfetch:


    REQUEST: **************\nGET / HTTP/1.1\r\n

    If your browser is truly http 1.1 compliant, the get statement should be a lot more than just "GET /"


    True, though it was the closest I could simulate at the time and shows the same behaviour.

  3. Strange one this. Since yesterday or so, I haven't been able to get to any page at all on www.geocaching.com. This includes the homepage.


    I have cleared my cookies, thinking some update had been done and that was it, but this morning I get the same thing.


    Here are my results from wfetch:


    started....WWWConnect::Connect("www.geocaching.com","80")\nIP = ""\nsource port: 3300\r\n

    REQUEST: **************\nGET / HTTP/1.1\r\n

    Host: www.geocaching.com\r\n

    Accept: */*\r\n


    RESPONSE: **************\nHTTP/1.1 301 Moved Permanently\r\n

    Connection: close\r\n

    Date: Fri, 16 Oct 2009 06:55:43 GMT\r\n

    Server: Microsoft-IIS/6.0\r\n

    Location: http://www.geocaching.com/\r\n

    Content-Length: 236\r\n

    Content-type: text/html\r\n




    <title>301 Moved Permanently</title>\r\n


    <h1>Moved Permanently</h1><p>The document has moved <a href="http://www.geocaching.com/">here</a>.</p>\n</body></html>WWWConnect::Close("www.geocaching.com","80")\nclosed source port: 3300\r\n



    So I am getting a 301 and redirected to where I came from!


    Can someone at GS confirm that the IP I am getting ( is still in use for the site?



  4. The "Search with Google Maps" has NEVER worked, ever since it was introduced. I've just been sitting back and hoping it would get fixed in the course of events, but it's been several years now and it still doesn't work. The Google Maps part works fine, you can slide around and look at different areas and zoom in and out, but the thing won't display any geocaches once you get where you wanna look.


    And much as I'd like to just snag the coordinates off the URL and go back and type them into the search, the coordinates on the URL are of where you first started looking at Google Maps rather than the area you've moved to!


    Aaaaargh. It's so frustrating. If the town you're looking for doesn't happen to be one listed on the Local State page and you don't happen to know the zip codes or GPS coordinates of where you want to go geocaching, you're just screwed.


    The refresh button under the cache listing refreshes the list for wherever you are viewing on the map.


    I have had times when no caches were displayed no matter where I was, but these have been only occasional and are apparently related to how often I personally use google maps and google maps on other sites (there is a per-user limit per-month I think).


    Try clearing all your google cookies and making sure you are not logged into any google services. Then try the maps again.

  5. I maintain that the Watchlist numbers should just be taken off the cache page, because all it does is spur paranoia.


    I definitely agree with this. What is the point in showing how many watchers there are if *nobody* gets to see who is on the list? The watchers count should just be removed.

  6. There have been numerous discussions on the forums about this subject.


    If my memory serves me correctly, TPTB have indicated that this is something they are working on for for enhancements of the site.


    That's good to hear. A bit more internationalisation would encourage non-english speakers a bit more too.

  7. OH MY GOSH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! We kept the faith and tonight when we got home, a package was waiting for us in the main foyer - our long lost Santa Mission!!! This was posted on 08/11/08 - nearly 3 months to arrive!






    There were loads of things wrapped up in tissue, and 3 little boxes, 2 of which contained coins. We also got, candy canes, some weird rubber bands in the shape of people, a little pillow with 'Canada' on it, a calendar with canadian lighthouses, some christmassy stickers, a notepad with pen, lobster soap (we think?), a pewter ornament for the tree, a fairy ornament for the tree, a Canada snap hook w/compass, and our favourite thing (besides the coins of course) - a nodding lobster!!!


    All in all, this was worth the wait! Thanks Erica & Jeremy! :bad:

  8. As I said previously...my Santa Mission was sent nice and early by Chananda, but took over 2 months to get here!!! But it was well worth the wait...have a look at what I got!!




    I took photos as I opened, and my 8 year old son was getting so impatient with me! He immediately dived into the chocolate and pinched a Kitkat, but apart from that, everything else is there.


    Everything was so well packaged, and beautifully wrapped!!! I am thrilled to bits with everything! I just gave away my British GeoGuitar (reluctantly) to a Geocaching friend who really wanted it, and have received an even better one! It has glitter! :);):) I adore the Best of British coin - it's special! And the Blackpool Tower is great too!


    I am a chocoholic, and love shortbread with a passion :D The pen and pin are marvellous too!! The homemade card is going straight into my keeper box :anicute: My son wants the pin...but he'll have to fight me for it :(


    I can see why you were so disappointed it hadn't arrived! You put so much effort into it!


    HUGE thankyou's to Chananda - I adore my mission ;):D


    Oh thank goodness!!!! I was getting really worried that the box had been lost but was giving it another week before I put another box together. The next box would have had different coins though because 2 of those coins I bought the last ones that were available (from the vendor)!! I really wanted to find some Scottish themed coins but couldn't find any at the time. I'm really glad it finally arrived and that you liked it! The pen is handmade by me, intended to be your caching pen if you so choose! Hopefully now that your package has been received our missing one will arrive too. I've been having this feeling that it was some sort of fate that you hadn't received yours and we had one outstanding too.


    Valerie - the Ananda half of Chananda

  9. Just a update: it is Jan 5 and valarie still had not received her Santa Mission yet :D

    Brenda also still has not received hers.

    Me neither


    We're still missing one too. Mrs. Cheesy Pig, yours was definitely mailed on 11/11/08 along with 2 others which have been received (avroair and Mrs O'Dell).

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    Chananda ~ ONLY ONE WAITING ON TWO MISSIONS :shocked:

    ~ One from Canada (mail strike problems) and one from California US. Mailed 9 December



    Great news - the package from California has arrived!! We got a card through this morning saying we had packets waiting at the sorting office and that this was the 2nd card but we never got the first one!!! As it was 12pm when Craig discovered the card and our sorting office closes at 11am we thought there was no way we were going to get the packages but Craig decided to try anyway, after he got back from the grocery store. Well, he got to the sorting office just after 1pm and they closed at 1pm today. However, while he was standing there on his mobile talking to me, a guy came out and asked if he needed help so Craig gave him the card. He went away and came back with *6* packages. Thank goodness because several of them were Craig's Christmas presents!!!


    Since I opened the box from Germany by myself, this one is Craig's to open so it will have to wait until he gets back from Christmas shopping for his Gran.


    Just waiting on the one from Canada now!

  11. Mission Possible? Santa Mission? Snail mail mission?


    Off to bed soon ~ waiting for Santa to fill those stockings.



    And to all, a GOOD NIGHT!


    Nice mission guinea gal!


    I updated the snail mail to better suit the occasion! :shocked:



    LOL I didn't even notice until looking at that 3 times that it has OUR name on it!!! That's hilarious!

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    Ho Ho Ho....


    Santa will be busy getting those missions outstanding to arrive.


    Update for those waiting.


    Chananda ~ ONLY ONE WAITING ON TWO MISSIONS :shocked:

    ~ One from Canada (mail strike problems) and one from California US. Mailed 9 December


    I suspect some of the above have received their missions, but have yet to post in the forum.

    So close now to Christmas. Some of you wondered why I specified an earlier mailing date.... I did not expect this many outstanding missions.....


    Am away from home for two weeks after tomorrow.

    So will not be able to update the database until mid January.


    We are still waiting on those two missions. We are also waiting on 4 other packages that we know have been sent and have yet to arrive. Either some postie is having a good Christmas on us or they just couldn't handle the volume of post this year. No worries yet, we'll just have some stuff to open *after* Christmas and it will prolong the fun!


    Have a great holiday and hopefully by the time you're back you can mark everyone's packages received!


    Chandy & Ananda (Craig & Valerie)

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    Santa's checking the list again......


    The following are currently still waiting on their incoming missions

    If Santa has missed your post about the receipt of your mission, please post again.

    It's been a long task keeping track of all the missions.







    Errr... we never signed up for a child mission, we signed up for 3 adult missions!! And we have still not received 2 of them.

  14. Sorry for taking so long to post this, but we received a package from Jana in Germany (not sure of your caching name!) The package arrived last Thursday but I've been extremely busy getting ready for a class I was going to teach. The class was yesterday and now I can breathe a big sigh of relief and relax a bit! The package was lovely. I picked it up on my way to work and I couldn't wait to open it so the pics were taken on my messy desk :). We loved the chocolates and the hazelnut candy. The chocolates were gone by the 2nd day lol. There was a very clever micro cache stuck to a bit of twig, can't wait to hide that one somewhere! I have some of those little plastic containers but I've been using them for crafty purposes, never thought to use them as a cache so you've given me ideas there!! Next, some Christmas shower gel - this stuff smells SOOO amazing. I've been using it every morning. There was a small decorated book that might become a log book or maybe a bit of swag. The best part was a very lovely geocoin! My great-grandparents were German so this coin is very special to me. and it's an LE one! Thanks so much for a lovely package, it made my day!


    I have a couple pictures but I will have to post them tonight after work - I tried using flickr but this forum doesn't like their format so I'll have to upload them elsewhere.


    the Ananda half of Chananda

    aka Valerie


    P.S. BL - this is the only mission we've received so far, still waiting on the other two!

  15. Mission # 1 - Adult

    1. Participating

    2. Received Name

    3. Mission Complete

    4. Package Received! No. Maybe I am not even coal-worthy? :D



    Mission # 2 - Child

    1. Participating:

    2. Received Name:

    3. Mission Complete

    4. Package Received! Thankyou!!


    It was mailed on 11/11/2008 from the UK so it will hopefully arrive soon!!

  16. Managed to get everything sent off today :)


    Mission 1 (adult)

    3. Mission Complete: shipped on 11/11/2008


    Mission 2 (adult)

    3. Mission Complete: shipped on 11/11/2008


    Mission 2 (adult)

    3. Mission Complete: shipped on 11/11/2008

  17. Mission one - Adult

    1. Participating:

    2. Received Name:

    3. Mission Complete:

    4. Package Received!:


    Mission two - Adult

    1. Participating:

    2. Received Name:

    3. Mission Complete:

    4. Package Received!:


    Mission three - Adult

    1. Participating:

    2. Received Name:

    3. Mission Complete:

    4. Package Received!:


    have already sent email.



  18. a Garmin Oregon 300 WWWOOOOOOOOOOOO :laughing::D:unsure::P


    Had an email today and had to phone Garmin back - I was convinced it was a scam but the man from Garmin said it will be in the post tomorrow!!!!! Still not convinced until it is in my hands!!! The I'll have to figure out how to use it!!!! or he will and then show me LOL


    Anyone else???????




    We won too, but sadly it was only a £30 millets/blacks voucher! Oh well, we'll get some midge nets at least :D

    Well done again!!!

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