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barefootguru

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  1. I use the same as the consensus — previous found log… but with the tweak ‘previous found log which wasn’t today’ in the case of a group finding a lonely cache. p.s. I also include archived if the container is still present. My best is 6 years, 11 months, 3 days since previous find.
  2. Every 10th page or so I browse on geocaching.com, Safari will give me ‘Safari cannot open the page because the network connection was lost.’ A refresh will load the page fine (occasionally a 2nd refresh). This is on both mobile and desktop, latest OSs. geocaching.com is the only site it happens on. Seems to be any page, including caches and owner dashboard.
  3. They also used to be restricted to megas and felt like more work for your smiley, not littering the map and collected with minimal effort.
  4. I really dislike this 2020s trend of massive amounts of white space — it chews up screen realestate and usually goes hand-in-hand with more scrolling and hiding things under disclosure controls.
  5. You can download a GPX from the cache page, open it in a text editor, and see both the IDs and their descriptions used by the cache.
  6. Macs have come with 2 button mice for more than a decade. In Safari preferences, go onto the Advanced tab, and select Show Develop menu. As well as adding the Develop menu, you can now right-click on the page and select Show Page Source. I don’t know of an easy way to show the background image, but if you go into the Develop menu and select Show Page Resources, you can see all the images.
  7. I’ve experienced this with Safari on macOS for years when viewing a cache. This is the only site which will turn the browser to molasses if a page is left open for a day. No extensions.
  8. Can you find another player in your community who has found/solved most of the caches, and ask them where there are vacant spots?
  9. Currently the Help Centre isn't clear if you need to both upload to the gallery and upload using the insert image button. Both seems redundant. Can GS clarify here and/or the help article? https://www.geocaching.com/help/index.php?pg=kb.chapter&id=97&pgid=59
  10. I didn't realise that, but just checked with our local New Zealand reviewer who said:
  11. A new device/browser I can understand, but IP addresses change all the time.
  12. Why do I have to re-OK cookie usage every month or so? It’s particularly painful on a phone, as the accept button is minuscule. Using Safari.
  13. The advantage of submitting an unpublished cache to reserve the spot, is the reviewer doesn’t have to remember about your cache every time he publishes a subsequent cache — it will appear automatically on his map. Similarly if you have more than 1 reviewer for the area.
  14. One of the local ones here is 10 locations. You can complete it with an hour’s walk.
  15. I’ll tell you that at the same time I tell you a whole Adventure counts as 1 find. (I did 6 stages of an Adventure and received 30 points.)
  16. iPhones have definitely improved in accuracy in that time. In addition to GPS, GLONASS, cell towers, and Wi-Fi to help positioning, newer models also do Galileo and QZSS.
  17. The release notes say they've just fixed the bug between stages where the location wouldn't update. I agree the UI is terrible — it's hard to work out the path between different pages/parts of the app. And at the start the fact you have to click on the map to get going is completely hidden.
  18. I’ve seen that on a cache on my watch list. Given the owner is inactive and the log was TFTC, an armchair boosting of numbers is the most likely (but not only) explanation.
  19. We've got a new physical in Aotearoa New Zealand GC8JR38 Back and forth 'n' htrof dna kcaB, and we just had the event GC8J56W 2020-02-02 20:20
  20. I'll miss them when publishing new puzzle caches, it's fun watching the interest.
  21. The requirement to claim the virtual is a log with a photo, bruzie was the first to provide that. Even a 3 word log is still a log.
  22. Having just published a new virtual (yay!)… The logging requirement for this cache is taking a photo (GC8924H Virtually Wellywood). Is there a consensus of who gets to claim FTF for this type of virtual — the first photo taken, or the first log received (with photo)? A photo makes more sense to me, as the person was at GZ, but the timestamp is poor proof… so I’m leaning towards the first valid log entry.
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