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  1. I dont know if this has been brought up, but if I click to get the list of the caches that I own and then click to get a map view of them It doesn't work. It then says "No matching results" and no matter what I do I cant get a map view of just my owned caches.
  2. Well that assumption is wrong. My area have two geoawares and only one of them have made earthcaches since they became geoawares, and they have not published them with their own geoaware-account. I know both geoawares personally and I have great confidence and respect for them, they are always helpful with my earthcaches.
  3. No, I havent claimed that this is common practice among reviewers. I know that the reviewers in my area let their colleagues publish their own caches, and I think that the overwhelming majority of other reviewers do too. I made the post because I was wondering if it is okay, and since that question has been answered I guess the thread could be closed.
  4. This thread was not made to publicly denounce what one particular reviewer is doing, which is why I did not mention the account. I was wondering wether such an action is allowed or not, since I could not find any info on that Since it is brought up, I cannot be 100% certain without actually knowing the person, but I can assure that this is not just based on a small hunch.
  5. Reviewers being able to look up final locations of unknowns is separate discussion. Regarding publishing ones own caches, I believe that there could be a conflict of interest and, as sernikk wrote, they might forget some rule when placing their own cache. When it comes to earthcaches I think that it would be more problematic, since there are more guidelines to be met and more grey areas wether a cache is publishable or not. I dont think one should evaluate wether ones own listing is educational, the logging tasks are well-developed etc. I think that is quite different than if a reviewer would publish his/hers micro in the woods.
  6. Hi, I am just wondering if it is allowed/not allowed/discouraged for reviewers to publish their own caches? There is a reviewer in mind that seems to be publishing their own earthcaches, which in my opinion would be more problematic than publishing regular caches/events.
  7. This might not be the right place for this question, but the threads regarding image uploads are closed. But when I upload a picture to the description the size is its true size (which often means very big), so I change the width manually. But whenever I edit the description, the image is back at its original size, which means that if I want to edit the page I have to edit the size of every picture again! That can be quite frustrating when you have a lot of pictures in the description
  8. Yes, that sounds reasonable! When I wrote the answers to this I wrote about this problem, but looking back at it I just wrote it in the answer, not seperate or very clear (if one just skimmed through the message you could easily miss it)
  9. I recently noticed an EarthCache in my area that I think has a problem with the description. The EC is about a certain rock and in the description there are names and description of some types of the rock. When searching for the name of one of the types I only get results for a type of lymph inflammation. Searching for the rock and the name of the type I first get results for the earthcache listing and then medical sites, nothing geological. I suspect that the name of that type is wrong. Furthermore, none of the types of the rock is at the site, the correct type is another type not mentioned in the cache page. (one of the logging requirements is to identify which type the rock belongs to). What should I do? Post a needs maintenance-log? Contact the owner? Contact the geoaware? (To not blurt out which EC I am referring to I have skipped a lot of specific words)
  10. The purpose of this thread was to see if it is possible to make geodesy-earthcaches with the current guidelines, not so much that I had a site in mind. I would assume that a tall point or a site with interesting topography would not be eligible for an earthcache with geodesy as a main focus, without something unique. I am wondering what something unique needs to be in this case. Cause I see only two alternatives which may be unique relating to geodesic: one being the previously mentioned south pole and similar places (of which there are just some really few examples of). The other one being geodesic benchmarks. The problem with them will be establishing which ones are unique, and also the fact that you can´t ask geodesy-related questions about the benchmark. What I am trying to find out is if there are places on which you can make new geodesy-related ECs, but I am getting the feeling that it would be hard to find such a place today.
  11. Thank you! If it were the case that I had one site in mind, I would probably have asked my local EC-reviewer about its possibilities. I may have one or two sites in mind, but since I do not know what requirements might be set to the site I do not even know if it is worth a shot. What site can be interesting from a geodesic point of view (except for the south and north pole)? As previously mentioned can an EarthCache be made at the highest point of a region, or an area with interesting topography? Or must the site fulfill other requirements? I am mostly just curios, since the guidelines does not rule out such Earthcaches and since there are quite few of them.
  12. Hi As I have seen for several years, a part of the EarthCache guidelines says which topics are okay and not okay to make an EarthCache about. This following sentence intrigues me: For those not aware geodesy is the science which measures Earths geometric shape, its orientation in space and its gravitational field. I have seen a couple of ECs which main focus is geodesy. Most of them are however quite old, with one exception. That one does not however have educational logging requirements about geodesy related to the site. Simply put my question is if it is possible to make a geodesy-Earthcache today with the guidelines that exist now? I am wondering what requirements might be set to the location. The highest point of a region? An area with interesteng topography? I am also curios which site-specific questions such an Earthcache might have. Compare some given points regarding to altitude? Making a minor topographic map of a given area?
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