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  1. Unfortunately, my GIFF video didn't make the final cut. I heard through the grapevine that the bar was set high by the 60 or so GIFF submissions. I can't wait to see those GIFFs that exceeded that bar! Here is a link to my video to hold everyone over until the GIFF events begin in earnest.
  2. It must have been a bleep in the system for me as everything is working fine today. Weird. Thanks for all the replies!
  3. Did something change recently with the max limit on the number of caches in a pocket query? I have a regular PQ that I've been running for years that is set up to return 1,000 caches. I noticed today that it maxed out at 500 and won't return more. Normally I have between 600 and 800 caches in the query.
  4. Just switched from using Edge to Chrome and was able to access the server status (all servers up and running). Went back to GSAK and tried again and cache refresh via API is now working.
  5. I received an API connection error when I tried to refresh some cache data via GSAK. I refreshed my token and tried again but received same api connection error. So I navigated to status.geocaching.com to check the server status and received an alarming message that someone might be trying to steal my data (see attached screen print). Any idea what is going on?
  6. Name sent: November 15, 2016 Name received: November 26, 2016 I sent my gift: November 28, 2016 My gift arrived at destination: ? (not sure how I would know this) I received a gift: December 27, 2016 I received a lovely package yesterday afternoon from Rita in Germany. Inside was an Edward the Leopard Geocoin with a matching pin, a Christmas card, and chocolate and other candy treats from Germany. Thank-you for the wonderful surprise!
  7. How will we know if our gift reached its destination?
  8. Name sent: November 15, 2016 Name received: November 26, 2016 I sent my gift: November 28, 2016 My gift arrived at destination: I received a gift:
  9. Name sent: November 15, 2016 Name received: I sent my gift: My gift arrived at destination: I received a gift:
  10. Thank you "Bear and Ragged" and "ecanderson" for the synopsis of some of the features of GSAK but I don't see how GSAK can help in the situation I outlined. I have over 10,000 caches in my various GSAK state databases that I need to refresh with logs so don't see anyway around this other than rerunning PQs to refresh my databases with the most current data.
  11. I travel quite a bit and hence have built/saved (100+) many PQs which cover the states/areas where I travel. Each month, I find myself individually unchecking all the PQs I don't want to run automatically for the next month and then individually checking the ones that I want to run. It is a long process which involves repeating the following steps for each PQ I want to change when/if it runs automatically on a day: 1) check/uncheck one PQ 2) wait for the server request to complete 3) when the server request completes, the PQ page refreshes and brings the user to the top of the PQ page 4) scroll down the page to find the next PQ to check/uncheck 5) repeat steps 1-4 until done I'm wondering if a change to the PQ "Active Pocket Queries" selection process to turn the page into a form which is submitted once would benefit the server (by reducing server requests) and save user's time. If the change to a form isn't feasible, it would be nice if, after the server request, the page stays in the same location as the last check/uncheck. This would remove the extra step of having to scroll down the page after each server refresh. I'm not sure if others encounter this situation as well but I would imagine there are others that could benefit from this change now that Groundspeak has increased the number of PQs allowed to be saved and submitted.
  12. I am also experiencing this issue. When I click on any of my pocket query's in the download section, I get an error message that indicates the pocket is no longer available even though I just ran the query today and it says it is available for 5 days. Then, the query disappears from the list. This has happened to me for the last few days. I just tested the "download" feature again but this time with a pocket query that returned 500 results and a pocket query that returned 1,000 results. In both cases, I received the error message that the query is no longer available AND the pocket query disappeared. I have never been able to download a query from the website. Until this defect is fixed, I am changing all my queries back to returning just 500 results so I can get the zip file emailed to me.
  13. I am also experiencing this issue. When I click on any of my pocket query's in the download section, I get an error message that indicates the pocket is no longer available even though I just ran the query today and it says it is available for 5 days. Then, the query disappears from the list. This has happened to me for the last few days.
  14. Right. What I was referring to was that a cacher can take the trackable number and create a log entry for a trackable which would then show that the trackable was in their possession. They can do all this thru the trackable's page without posting anything to your cache listing. That explains why you aren't getting an email. Over time, a small percentage of trackables go missing -- it is inevitable. The loss is due to many things -- pilferage, misplacement, forgetting where it was dropped so it isn't logged, etc. I wouldn't stress too much over it myself. You will drive yourself crazy, otherwise.
  15. With regards to your comment below (which I have hilighted in blue): "and the other time I found by going through their trackables list and seeing that they "retrieved" a coin out of my cache. but again, never logged the find online." ...if you can SEE that a trackable was retrieved from a cache -- in other words, if you see that the trackable is in their trackable list -- then, technically that cacher has in fact logged the find online. You may not see an official log online because some people delete their log entries. So the cacher is not breaking any rules. You can easily see if the cacher is "releasing" them by putting a watch on the trackable. By doing that, you will receive an email notification when/if that cacher places the trackable into another cache. Also, if you haven't done so already, you may want to give that cacher a chance to "drop" the trackable. Sometimes it can take upwards of a month for someone to get around to moving along a trackable. I hope this helps.
  16. I'm surprised to hear that there is such a "fuss" over this topic! My opinion is simple..."to each his own." But, I wouldn't be surprised to hear that some people have "inside information"...I say so what if they do. But I would further venture to say, it is more likely technology and being in the right place at the right time that is enabling quick finds. With today's technology (i.e, the Blackberry) and a data plan, you can find a cache within minutes of it being posted if you are in the right place at the right time. Case in point -- I posted a cache recently and told no one about it. A cacher was on site searching for the cache within five minutes of the publication time because she had a blackberry and, being a PM, she received the instant notification. Then she followed the link in the email and, using her data plan, she brought up the webpage to see where the cache was located. She just happened to be running errands and was within 2 miles of the cache location so she was onsite within five minutes.
  17. Thanks for following up on this. I just checked my coins that weren't tracking miles and they are now tracking miles. Woohoo! Thanks!
  18. Is the coin back where it started? At your location? Yes. I take these coins with me to events. In between events, I "drop" them at a nearby travel bug hotel so that mileage can be tracked between the hotel and the event. But that step doesn't necessarily need to be done as, at a bare minimum, the coin should at least be showing mileage between events. And "yes", to a previous poster, who asked if I clicked the "recalculate mileage" button. I have done that multiple times. The "miles traveled" section of the page doesn't appear nor is there a column in the logs which shows mileage traveled. Very weird. So, does anyone think it is a Groundspeak issue to fix? I'm assuming they moniter these forums and would speak up if they have answers??? I would be happy to work with them to help debug this situation. It seems it is affecting more people than just me.
  19. duplicate post...not sure how to delete this.
  20. another duplicate post...I seem to be post-challenged this morning.
  21. Thanks BlueDuece! I did try the search function (twice) before I posted here but the search query timed out with an error both times after 45 seconds!
  22. I have just started to collect geocoins and was wondering if I should activate these coins or not. Since I have started to attend events, I noticed that many people carry around two coin collections with them -- the activated coins which can be discovered and the unactivated coins just to show off. I'm curious about what the reasons are for activating a coin vs. not activating a coin. What are your thoughts on this question?
  23. I have three coins that I purchased from The Caching Place that don't track miles. I faithfully log coin drops and pick-ups at events but no mileage is showing for these three coins (pocket decoder, frog decoder, lizard decoder). I have another event geocoin from Oak Coins that shows mileage. Can anyone tell me why The Caching Place coins don't show mileage? Here is a link to one of the coins in question so you can see what I mean: http://www.geocaching.com/track/details.aspx?id=1704626
  24. I wanted to "like" my unit too after I had these problems and now I do. I absolutely would not go back to a regular GPS now that I have tasted paperless caching. It can't be beat at this time. I have had some minor glitches twice now with my replacement GPS such as it shutting off for no reason or getting hung up on the initial splash screens. It is a pain to pull a battery to reset it, but so far, everything else is ok. For me, the pros outweigh the cons I have encountered (and read about) so far. There were some earlier problems when the unit first came out so some retailers may still have the older, glitchier models in stock which is probably the models you and I purchased. When you get your replacement model from Garmin, you will get the most current version which is less buggier. My recommendation is to just get past this event by calling support. They will either walk you thru the issue over the phone and correct it or send you a new GPS. Then the fun begins. I forgot to ask you if you checked to make sure you have a map selected. To do that, choose maps, then click the left soft key to "select maps". From that screen you can confirm that maps are loaded and whether there is a check mark next to them which makes them active.
  25. Yes, I know how you feel as I also was extremely disappointed too. But, on the bright side, the Garmin customer service is excellent and they want to help solve any problems. Have you tried a hard reset yet? If not, you may want to try this (this is something that Garmin had me try too while I was on the phone with them). While holding down both soft keys, turn the unit on. This will cause a reset. Your other alternative is to call them and they will try to debug the situation over the phone -- unfortunately you will have to wait until Monday. Hopefully your situation is not as glum as mine was. I've included the support info below. I personally wouldn't waste any time with sending an email to them...it takes days for a response and the back and forth is excruitiatingly slow. Good luck and let us know how you make out. (800) 800-1020 Support Hours of Operation Monday - Friday 9 a.m. - 8 p.m. Support on website: http://www.garmin.com/garmin/cms/site/us/support
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