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  1. I became a premium member on 4/10/6. The geocaching map has not shown any of the caches that i have logged marked as found with the check mark since. All the ones logged before 4/10 are marked with check. When identifing caches from the map, the list indicates all the caches found correctly regardless of the date. What am i doing wrong? must i update this map some how? I was under the impression it was automatic before i was a premium member.


    Theoretically, the maps are updated once every 24 hours, but in practice due to server problems, it's once every few weeks, unless you specifically ask fot it.


    Indeed, my last red check marks are for my finds of April 10th; my finds for April 11th etc. don't show.


    Jeremy, could you fix it again? Thanks!

  2. Is this a bug? Should I e-mail Groundspeak about it?


    This happens frequently. The best way to get a temporary fix is probably e-mail them. (Jeremy might spot this thread and do his temporary fix, but you can't be sure of that.)


    Someone complains about this at least once a month. And then it is fixed momentarily...and reoccurs.


    (I've been waiting for finds logged 4/6 to show, but knew someone else would be bound to complain.)


    You must be thinking about me...


    Yep - my last red checkmarks are from March 28th... Logs of April 2nd don't show. Time for a manual fix again, Jeremy, or for some lines of code that do it automatically :-)



    (who knows nothing about programming)

  3. Kite and wine are optional. <_<


    Yeah... by the time Bull and I reached the summit, the fellow with the wine was already on his way down. We had missed that part of the party.


    Didn't know about the kite, but it sure was windy enough :-)


    That reminds me. A person like Shunra is also important to have along. If you try to quit he'll force you to march up to the summit. (It's worth it.)


    Anyone who wants to carry me up that hill? :-))

  4. OK, this may sound crazy, but with more links into geocaching.com (such as the google earth KML), I am starting to see a cache and not actually remember whether I visited it! -_- So how about when displaying a cache page, one of the items shown is something like my last log entery type (Found, DNF, Note, etc.) - It doesn't have to be an entire log entry - just a icon of my last entry (if any - the smiley, frown, note...) and a link that will bring up all log entries I made for that cache. Or how about a box similar to the inventory box - the icon on the title of the box could be my last log type icon, and the contents could be the first few log entries I made for that cache.


    When you download a GPX file, it will contain the most recent logs, and in addition, your own logs to that cache. I think you can see what you want in programs such as GSAK.


    I think that your suggestion would cause additional strain on the server, and is therefore undesirable. I think that in general, stress could be reduced by doing as much as possible off-line. I wished it was possible to write several logs off-line and then to upload to the system in batch...

  5. Kite and wine are optional. -_-


    Yeah... by the time Bull and I reached the summit, the fellow with the wine was already on his way down. We had missed that part of the party.


    Didn't know about the kite, but it sure was windy enough :-)

  6. Weird. I re-ran it for you. It did run this week but I'll run it again for everyone else.


    Thanks, Jeremy!


    A Responsive site owner is certainly ONE big advantage that GC has over TC. :-)


    Keep up the good work.




    Having said that... I now don't get any red checkmarks at all! :grin:

  7. Weird. I re-ran it for you. It did run this week but I'll run it again for everyone else.


    Thanks, Jeremy!


    A Responsive site owner is certainly ONE big advantage that GC has over TC. :-)


    Keep up the good work.



  8. This whole attitude that a virtual cache is not a real cache is just plain STOOOPID. And it is the reason why I got started over at (dare I mention it?) www.terracaching.com.


    Mention it? Heck. Stay over there if they offer you better features and quit complaining about Waymarking. Obviously it isn't for you.


    Have you ever tried to take an item and leave an item in a virtual cache? Duuuuh.


    (edit: bad speling)


    Hey Jeremy,


    I like GC a lot, but I don't like Waymarking.


    I like TC a lot, but I don't like their locationless caches.


    I do whatever I like, and I don't do what I don't like. I assume that you do the same.

    No need for anyone to "stay" anywhere. We follow our inner arrow and go where we want.


    And I like Brussels sprouts too.


    Is any of these a problem? To anyone? I don't think it should be.

  9. I have two reservations for opening day, if it opens. Snow will prolly be too deep for a cache recovery, but I hear you only have to get close anyway.




    Is this a technical climb or a walk up?

    Mt. Si, or Mt. St. Helens?


    Mt. St. Helens is definitely to tough for most 9 year olds, I think. it's not technical, but a very tough walk, especially the last bit, where every step through the gravel makes you slide two thirds of a step back down.


    Mt. Si is just a walkup, except for the last bit, the Haystack, which I believe is technical, and kids should be able to do it, if they're motivated. Otherwise it will be a torture for all.


    Mt. Si is also "used" as a preparation for Mt. Rainier. They say that when you can do Mt. Si twice in a row on the same day, you're ready for the big one.


    There's a couple of GC caches there, including two near the summit, as well as a TC cache. If you have more than once car, you could do the traverse to Tenerife. Haven't done that yet, but intend to :-)

  10. The only advantage I see with the route through Beaver is the proximity to Solduck hot springs. That's a great place to stop after that 9 mile hike that TravisL was talking about.


    Or if you're staying in Forks... I was intending to do that with the kids during Spring Break, but it looks like I'm swamped with work, with a Window of Opportunity for me narrowed down between April 4th and 6th...

  11. Is the area closed or just the trail? It would seem odd to close a trail but allow general exploration. However if it's not prohibited it's a right reserved unto the people. That's us.




    I was there a few weeks ago, and there were various trails leading up from the Gold Creek Parking lot and TH (an official facility with signs, toilets, etc.) toward Gold Mountain. It doesn't say where the trails go to, but the one I followed connected to a Forest Service Road, which led up to the towers to the cache in question, and to the two Terracaches on that mountain. This road had several branches, and could be accessed from several other directions. I saw no cars, but quite a few motor bikes up there. They certainly were much more of a disturbing factor than me and my two fellow hikers on the narrow trail that connected the parking lot with the forest service road.


    Anyway, if that trail is closed, there must be numerous other ones, as well as the access points used by the motor bikes and by the people servicing the towers at the summit.

  12. If the sign says...

    Violator's Will be Prosecuted

    ...it's got a typo on it! :)


    Go gettum, Pablo!


    The question is of course: the violator's whats will they prosecute? Their butts? Doesn't douns right. What's the idiom?

  13. 1. Based on past debates, I don't think you'll see more info. about watchers, ignorers, etc. Emphasis has shifted to bookmark lists and whether or not the list owner chooses to make the list "public" on the cache page.



    Does the cache owner have a say about that too?


    Could a cache owner, for instance, object to a reference to bookmark lists such as "Crappy Caches", "Caches that Made Me Yawn", "Geocaching Hall of Shame", or other unflattering references?

  14. At the first event we hosted, we had about 200 TB/Coin/Jeep drops. I got all the emails. We never had more than 20 people watching the "cache" at any time but we had 83 signatures in the log book. I mostly assume that people didn't want to be bothered with 200+ emails about bug drops.


    It would have been nice for me to be able to instantly email all those who logged "Will Attend" (and maybe even "Note") if something came up with the event. Frankly, I don't see why this is an issue at all. We don't need a huge envite.com setup, just one email broadcast. (And I write software for a living, so I know the danger of "feature creep")


    Paul and Jeannette (host of Bread and Roses, Manchester NH)


    I think the broadcast to attendees is a good idea. I *never* watch events because of all the bug/coin drops.


    Alternatively, the ability to drop bugs and coins into events could be disabled, either entirely, or at least until the event has actually taken place. Thinking of it, logging something into a cache before it is done is logging an intention, not an action. It shouldn't be encouraged (or even made possible) in the first place.

  15. What kind of bike are you talking about? Motorbike -- yes. Bicycle -- it varies with location -- it just depends where you are. I may be wrong, but I don't think there's a state law that requires bicycle helmets yet. But IMHO, I think it might be a smart move. :anicute:


    He'd know if it were stat elaw, he's from Washington too :-)


    We have such a law on city level in Port Townsend. Check out whether Skagit Island has such a law (I somehow doubt it), and whether the incorporated City of Anacortes (which includes most of Fidalgo Island) has one.


    Anyway, I opposed the law when they passed it in Port Townsend, because it pushes lots of people back into their cars, and biking was a convenient way for boatbuilders to move around the port, and they won'tbe bothered to carryign helmets in addition to their tools, but wearing a helmet for recreational biking is certainly safer. If you're going to be on roads (likely), do it, no matter whether there is a requirement!

  16. Franlky I'm afraid to click the post button when I'm writing this. Because I'll get flamed and possibly banned from this site if I'm not careful.


    Not unless you are violating forum guidelines.


    On TC.com I can speak free from censorship. Even if I am criticizing TC.


    As you are also free to do here, provided you do so in a constructive, respectful manner. Nobody is banned or censored here unless they violate the terms of use and/or forum guidelines.


    Are those forum guidelines published anywhere, for reference?


    I feel about it like Headybrew. It's apples and oranges. Yes indeed, on both sites, it's first and foremost about the fun and the joy of hiding and finding challenging caches, but that's where the similarity ends. It's a totally different game. GC is family-friendly and good for everyone, and indeed, "it's not about the numbers". The smiley count (of those who engage in it) is meaningless. TC, on the other hand, is a competitive games, and since numbers DO have a meaning, it CAN be about the numbers.


    It doesn't have to, but for me it is. The other differences between the sites are just that, differences, and there is no point in bashing one site or another, and the animosity I see (on both sites!) is outright silly. However, I have the impression that the animosity for GC on TC is a result of frustration with GC, whereas the animosity for TC on GC seems to be a matter of policy, which I don't understand.


    I don't understand it, especially since several GC approvers are active on GC, some of them ranking high in the leaderboards, and there really is no contradiction. Jeremy himself participated in a hike during which the participants found and hid TC as well as GC caches.


    Play and Let Play!

  17. Thanks everyone!


    And congrats to Shunra on k and Prying Pandora on 2k.




    And congrats to you and Prying Pandora too!


    It turned out to be at Here Be Flying Salmon near Carnation. It was entirely unplanned, because my PQ hadn't loaded properly into my PDA, and all I had WPs in my GPS. As a result, I had DNFs gallore during the weekend, and a very different itinerary than I had intended.


    I'm glad it turned out to be at a really memorable cache in a great location anyhow!

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