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  1. Here are couple examples I've found from other Waymarks that have distance signs over 1000 miles. Neither are on highways and one is in Europe. https://www.Waymarking.com/waymarks/wmMZCG_AT_Crossing_Newfound_Gap_Tennessee https://www.Waymarking.com/waymarks/wm1483X_Retningsskilt_p_Hauges_plads_Odense_Denmark
  2. I agree that signs like this are very interesting. I do understand FamilieFrohne's concerns regarding the prevlance in smaller countries and taking pictures while driving. I wonder if there are other examples that are not just on highways. I'm pretty sure I've seen signs on the Appalachian Trail that list very long distances. Perhaps other hiking trails have similar signs. I believe I've also seen signs in tourist locations that might state far off distances to other cities. Bluesnote, do you have any other examples you could share?
  3. I was not even aware of the Animal Memorials category. That looks like it will definitely work. Thank you!
  4. I recently came across a nice looking statue of a horse and am trying to figure out if it will fit in any categories. I've included a couple of photos below. My first thought was the Equestrian Statues category, but the description states that it must include a famous or historic person on a horse. This statue is really focused on the famous horse, not the rider. I then thought that perhaps the Fiberglass Horses category might accept it, even though it's not made of fiberglass. But, the category description states, "Obvious bronze statues will not be accepted." So, I'm wondering if this would fit in any other categories. I appreciate everyone's help!
  5. Thank you for the feedback on this. I looked at the Preserved Architectural Remnants and Ruins category, but noticed that it said: "The Remnant or Ruin should be a preserved part of a man-made structure. It must provide an impression of part of the original building's architecture; a decoration, cornerstone, plaque, or small chunk of concrete is insufficient. If the Remnant does NOT provide some hint of the architecture, the waymark will be declined. If you have a cornerstone remnant, check this category. Your cornerstone might qualify there." The category they reference is the Dated Buildings and Cornerstones category. So, despite the examples of cornerstones in this category provided above, it seems that according to the category description a conerstone alone won't work.
  6. I found something that I think is quite interesting, but I'm not sure if it will fit into any categories. It's a cornerstone from an old Episcopal church which no longer exists. The cornerstone is sitting in a gardern next to another Episcopal church. I've done some research and found out that the church of the old cornerstone was originally about 10 blocks away from where it currently sits. I thought about the Dated Buildings and Cornerstones category, but in the description it says, "* Orphan Cornerstones: Sometimes an old cornerstone exists separate from a building, eg if the original building has been demolished. A waymark for such a cornerstone will be accepted if: It's publicly accessible; It's in the location of the original building; You can demonstrate (eg a photo of a plaque or a web link) that the cornerstone is original." So, the problem with this one is that it is not in the location of the original building. Therefore, I assume it would be denied. Does anyone have any other ideas for categories where this might fit? Thanks in advance!
  7. That is correct. I did not receive an email notification.
  8. I just tried to clear my history and it's still coming up as never visited. Thank you for the suggestion though. I was also thinking that maybe it would just take a few days to take hold. I'll check back soon and see if it updates.
  9. I'm not sure if this has been addressed yet or not, but I noticed today that some of my Waymarks were visited recently, but are showing "never" next to "last visited." As an example, if you click here: https://www.Waymarking.com/wm/search.aspx?f=1&lat=42.20875&lon=-79.465633&t=6&gid=3, and look at the first Waymark on the list, "Smith Memorial Library" in the Libraries category, it says "last visited: never," but if you click on the Waymark and scroll down, it shows that it was visited yesterday. I wanted to bring this up in case it's a bug that can be fixed.
  10. I was looking at some Waymarks in the Wee Folk Fairy Doors category and noticed that in the section for the "Secret Message for Fairies" when you click "decrypt," you are taken to a Waymark for a Mountain Bike Trailhead. I tried this with a number of the Wee Folk Fairy Door Waymarks and they all do the same thing. Here is a link to the category: https://www.Waymarking.com/cat/details.aspx?f=1&guid=baf54052-6a42-4f23-b1ce-7db1e6d7e0f5 It seems to be a glitch of some sort. Perhaps someone at Geocaching can take a look and try to fix this.
  11. Thanks to all the reviewers for their time and effort in reviewing our Waymarks!
  12. Barb, Thank you for that information. One question I still have is that in the category description, it says that one type of buildings that are excluded from the category are, "Buildings that are shared with other religious groups for the primary purpose of conducting a religious service on alternating days or times." The chapel that I mentioned above does have regularly held religious services, but they are different denominations. They have a weekly Lutheran service, and also a weekly non-denominational service. Am I correct in assuming that it is thus disqualified from this category?
  13. One example of what I am referring to is the beautiful Heinz Memorial Chapel at the University of Pittsburgh (https://www.heinzchapel.pitt.edu/). According to the website, "The chapel, by design, is non-sectarian. No clergy are directly assigned to the chapel. For weddings, memorial, funeral and baptismal services, all clergy are welcome, as are civil officiants. Any clergy affiliated with the University of Pittsburgh Association of Chaplaincies may request the opportunity to hold service at the Chapel."
  14. I've encountered a few religious buildings that I can't figure out into what category they would fit. I am specifically thinking of a few nice college/university chapels that are inter-faith or non-sectarian, meaning they allow various religious groups to use them for services. I thought these might fit into the Religious Buildings Multifarious category, but when reading the category description, it seems that these would be excluded. Does anyone know of another category into which this type of chapel would fit? Thanks for your help!
  15. I've logged visits for a number of Waymarks that I actually visited in years past. Sometimes, when I have some free time, I will look through old vacation photos and see if there are Waymarks posted for them. I've noticed other Waymarkers doing this as well. However, I was wondering how others feel about this practice. I was recently questioned about this and I guess I'm not really sure if this is acceptable, or if I should stop doing it and possible delete logs from ones I visited before they were posted. I seem to remember seeing a category at one point that actually encouraged this, but I don't remember which category it was. I appreciate anyone's feedback on this! I want to make sure I'm doing this correctly.
  16. Hi everyone, Lately, I've been trying to post Waymarks in some new categories and had a question about one category I've been looking at. It is the Satellite Imagery Oddities category. When I read the description of the category, it seems to make sense as to what it is looking for (something like this Waymark). However, when I look at other submissions to the category, I'm seeing a lot of Waymarks that don't really seem to fit the category. In fact, I saw a few that were items on display inside of museums. If it is indoors, how can it be seen by a satellite? I'm not trying to put anyone down for their Waymarks, but I am truly interested in knowing what this category is all about. Can anyone explain what the criteria for this category are? Thanks!
  17. When I've looked at this category, I've wondered about this as well. Another question to consider is when the person was famous. What if the person was famous 150 years ago, but hardly anyone knows who they are now? I've seen a lot of Waymarks in this category for people who were once well known, but not so much anymore. Since it would likely be very difficult for the reviewer to verify if the person was well-known regionally rather than just locally, I think being less restrictive is the way to go.
  18. I think this would be a fun category. I've always enjoyed the philatelic and numismatic categories. I actually have a bottle of wine in my cupboard right now with a local landmark on its label that'd I'd love to use for this category.
  19. Thank you all for your comments. I hadn't been aware of the etched in stone category, and, after reading your thoughts, now agree that this category wouldn't be very unique.
  20. I wasn't thinking of including Roman Numerals, but rather just words. However, if the Roman Numerals are a year along with the phrase "Anno Domini," it would work.
  21. Thanks for the info. This new category would be different as it's not just for quotes, but for anything Latin.
  22. I was not aware of that one. Which department is it in? Would that disqualify this new category?
  23. Hello everyone, I think Latin Inscriptions would be a neat category. There's no other category I've found that these would fall into. Any inscriptions on churches, buildings, monuments, gravestones, etc. in the Latin language would be included. This is my first attempt at creating a new category, so I'm very interested in hearing your thoughts and suggestions. If you're interested in helping, I've already created a group for the category. Thanks!
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