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  1. OK, that's not good. But until now I have never seen (or heard of) anything else than E to W and rarely S to N. Here it is worse than you think. It is only noticeable after an officer has approved the edit. This can take a few days.
  2. Although the problem is very annoying, the situation is not as dramatic as you think. First, it only happens in one direction: S to N or E to W. Never the other way. So only a part of the waymarkers are affected. This is you and me and many others, but there are more who never experience this bug. Second, the majority of the wrong coordinates end up in an ocean, this is easily (nobody is perfect, but it works often enough) detected by the waymarker before submittal or by the reviewing officer. There are not that many areas with an active Waymarking community that have the corrupted coordinates on land. The wrong coordinates ending up in the right country (with map inscriptions in the correct language) can only happen in Eastern England, Eastern France and Southern Brazil (and a lot of countries with basically 0 Waymarking activity). Ending up in the wrong scavenger hunt almost never happens, it is just not ending up in one although it could, but this is random anyway. No chance to visit is not good of course, but potential double posts are the only real issue.
  3. It is quite some work. But in your case, it is worth it. (And that's not a given.)
  4. Google lens tried to read the picture, but did only output what I wrote above i.e. the Chinese characters and their Pinyin version. Then I fed the the Chinese characters to DeepL. I have no idea about the situation with Chinese, but in most European languages DeepL is far superior to Google Translate. Of course, this translation cannot be correct, because the last line was missing. Google refused to recognize it as text, and I did not find the character for it. I am not even sure if it is one two glyphs.
  5. DeepL says: "Clouds and clouds, Violet Day, Gold and Blue Phase"
  6. It is Chinese. Google Lens reads it as: 雲霞薇日金碧相 "Yúnxiá wēi rì jīn bì xiāng" but refuses to translate. It also refuses to recognize the bottom line as text. I suppose a substantial part of the text are names, not "real" words, so that attempts to translate break.
  7. The situation is way more complicated than most people can imagine. There are two completely independent visit dates. One is the "keyboard date", the day when you did log your visit. This one is used to fill the calendar grid in your profile and all the statistics derived from it. Unlike the posting dates which are in Pacific Time (as in Seattle), this visit date uses UTC (which is London, but without Daylight Saving Time). So you'll end up with a calendar grid showing what date England had when you entered your visits. The other one, I'll call it "location date", is what you enter in the date field of the visit. And this one has recently become broken, after saving it resets to keyboard date and you have to edit it, only then it stays. (It used to work until maybe two or three years ago.) This date is used in "My Visits" (not "Waymarks I've visited", these are two different links) and in the "Recent Visits/Logs:" section at the bottom of a waymark. The absolute highlight of this mess is the "last visited" field on a waymark search result or category page. Now you have to be strong: There you can see the location date of the visit with the newest keyboard date. Really! So it can jump back when new retro visits are logged.
  8. I would have to think a little bit more about it. First thought when reading this was that it would make the category to complicated - second thought was that it might be possible - but requires a thorough examination by the officers then. But I'm not sure here if we should include these. What do the others think? When it is listed as a heritage site in an official register of one of the Nordic countries, then of course it should be included. I don't know if this is the case, but it is not impossible. The Vikings and other Nordic people traveled a lot and had quite some influence as far as Sicily, Ukraine or Newfoundland in the early Middle Ages, just to name three. (Remember, there is a US NRHP entry in Morocco.) But I would never accept something just somehow related to Nordic countries that is only listed in a otherwise unrelated country (or not even listed there, just old).
  9. The Signs of History category once was created with the intention to serve as a catch-all category for all areas that do not yet have a historical marker category, and for those markers where the local category is quite strict about the issuing agency of their markers. Of course, this is a mess, because many officers don't know what countries and states do have a marker category and allow about anything, but in theory we don't need another category for markers. I would strictly go for listed sites. This can be already quite extensive. I don't know about the Nordic countries, but some countries I know have a lot of different categories for their listed sites that can go down to municipally administered levels. If you include them all, there is a lot to waymark...
  10. Happy Sint Pannekoek, y'all! (Appropriate Emoticon missing )
  11. These reasons are correct, but sometimes there was an additional religious reason to use IIII on church clocks. IV was also the abbrievation of Jove, the main god of the religion the early Christians had to overcome. So they hesitated to use his symbol on a church.
  12. I love pancakes, but Nay! Not as a category. Yes, they did. Before there was a vote mechanism. And hardly any after that. These sorts of categories were they main reason to introduce Peer Review. It helped. Not always, but often enough.
  13. It is a small country with a high population density. But, in fact 60% of the area are uninhabitable and not cultivable. So the area outside of the rocks and the ice has more than double the population density you see on the fact sheets. Just building a new bridge next to the old one would mean a change of the road layout and thus additional land resources. Such an idea would be an uphill battle with little chances to succeed. There is nothing wrong with covered. Au contraire, they are great. It just does not feel right to have a new category that is already completely covered (pun intended) by an older existing one. I am just giving my input from a local perspective and hope there will be more of these to create a global picture. In my neck of the woods the idea would need some serious tweaking, but if this is not the case in the majority of the areas where waymarkers exist, then it's fine.
  14. Here in Switzerland Old means Covered. I have seen other wooden bridges on old pictures from around 1900, but I do not think that any of them still exist.
  15. I made my comments earlier. My opinion has not changed. It is not a good idea. A complicated category description can only make it worse. A great category is sufficiently defined by the title alone. Sometimes it is necessary to make additional restrictions and deal with edge cases in the expanded description, I know. I had to do that several times. It can make a category better manageable, but it cannot make a category better, and your specific ideas would even make the category less manageable.
  16. Have you recently checked your Ignore List?
  17. I am sure there are other possibilities, I use an old declined waymark of mine as a picture collection for category descriptions
  18. I am not really sure what you try to say, but I am not aware of any new technical problems. However, there is a technical problem with a specific feature, but this has been the case for many years now. Group votes often get stuck. If a submission is sent to vote and not enough officers do respond within three days, the vote will stay "in limbo" as we say. There is a way to free them, but most officers do not care about their votes. They call a vote and never look back. I could imagine that the submissions you are waiting for were sent to vote, because your ratio of problematic submissions is quite a bit above the average. This is more a language than a camera issue.
  19. I can only speak for myself, but I do not really have an idea about typical American breakfast pancake restaurants and the pancake spots in my area are probably quite similar to the ones you know. In fact, my favorite pancake (well, also pancakes, but more crepes, omelettes and galettes) in my area was Dutch owned. It stopped being my favorite when he retired and handed the place over to an unfriendly French lady. I am not against those restaurant in real life, I love them. But this does not make it a good category.
  20. We did, indeed. But we have to face it. There is a new generation of waymarkers around, and they did not have the chance to experience in what total disaster commercial categories usually end up. Maybe we were too good preventing those mistakes for quite some years. Of course, I will vote against this category. And I hope I will be in good company. But for the first time in the last twelve years, I am prepared to lose. They just don't know better now, but in a few years they will regret it, that I know as well.
  21. Looks like the perfect recipe for a complete mess. Please, don't! "Not everything has to be waymarked."
  22. This would be an option if the officers had technical support to follow such rules. They don't. The Waymarking site is not equipped to deal with non-unique subjects in different locations (more than half a mile away, this is).
  23. Ideas? Yes. But, it is difficult to give any details without seeing inside this bucket. I have seen several old household or agricultural machines that all can look like this on the outside but differ in the internal mechanics. It is clear that it was user to crush, chop, or shred some natural products. And it is not a mill, the holes are too large for grain. My top bets would go on roots (or other small timber) or straw. Something like these ones or these.
  24. That. Exactly. I know that there are a lot of countries where this does not apply, some do not even have regional flags. Still, we need to consider the densest area to prevent a mess created by reckless number huntig waymarkers. And the US is not even extreme. When there, I saw quite a lot of state flags, but this was only a tiny fraction of what I am used to at home.
  25. Sorry, I have not many hard facts, just some memories of threads in the old forum (pre 2012) that was unfortunately deleted by mistake a few years later. I was a newbie then and did not get all the subtleties, but I think to remember that there were some discussions of "stolen" categories due to a false claim of inactivity that could not be reverted for some reason after the fact. I think, one of the victims was silverquill, but I don't recall any details.
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