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  1. Ottawa has dozens of free splash pads. However, photography at swimming facilities is not allowed. Being a scruffy old man, taking photographs near playgrounds and splash pads draws too much negative attention.
  2. Reviewers will have to check every existing waymark to see if the sign or flag has already been waymarked?
  3. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/50_Ways_to_Leave_Your_Lover
  4. It is unclear. Do 'I' have to be the person in the photograph performing the waymarkable action? Can I photograph some other person performing the waymarkable action?
  5. Five countries are already represented in the waymarks. Well done!
  6. As a potential reviewer in the potential category, I am fine with using the updated category description, especially because “a link to an official database entry or a document maintained by the national agencies” is required. It will be difficult to review submissions with no official database entry, no official document or no official on-site marker.
  7. It's now a requirement that a challenge cache has a web-based checker. Could that be the issue?
  8. Try to create a Waymarking group that would manage a Tourist Token category. That might be a better measure of support for your idea.
  9. Your complaint is understood and familiar. For the past five or six years our response to your final question was like this. “But restaurant categories are no longer accepted in Waymarking, for those obvious reasons.” However, in 2022 Waymarking has accepted a new restaurant category for the first time in years. Don’t take the lack of replies here as a lack of support. Many of us oldsters are still in shock with the ‘new’ and ‘unofficial’ category review process.
  10. According to Groundspeak, Jersey and Guernsey and Sark are their own countries. Interestingly, Alderney is considered to be Guernsey. Isle of Man is a country. Northern Ireland is an area within Ireland, not part of the UK.
  11. Your proposed category will focus on the location of the machine which provides the tourist coins, correct? If the category focus is the real-life location of the image on the tourist coin, then the category would be very similar to Tourist Stamps Photos.
  12. 1. For the Nordic countries with a public database (Denmark, Sweden, Finland), the database will determine if waymarks are accepted outside Denmark, Sweden, or Finland. 2. For the Nordic countries which use a heritage marker at the site or on the object, the category description must fully describe requirements. 3. For the Nordic countries with no heritage markers and no public database (possibly Greenland, Iceland, Faroe, Åland), there will be a different set of requirements. Will those countries include waymarks beyond their borders but the database countries do not? Things are going to get complicated with different requirements for different countries within the same category. Complicated is not good for officer-reviewers.
  13. However, we may find exceptions in the future. As an officer in the Histoire du Quebec (Quebec Historical Markers) category, there are "signs" that are so old that the "signs" themselves are in the database as heritage objects.
  14. I agree. Let any "signs" of history in the Nordic countries fall in the existing Signs of History or Norway Historical Sites categories. The heritage places and things described by such "signs" belong in this proposed category.
  15. http://www.rky.fi/read/asp/r_mkl_list.aspx This link is a database for nationally significant built heritage in Finland. Apparently, it is available in the Finnish and Swedish languages.
  16. Norway Historical Sites has ten officers. Only one officer has been active in 2022 (and not since July). Replacing that many officers would require years of in-group voting. Help? @wayfrog
  17. How do they contact Norway Historical Sites? The leader has not been around since 2014. Wouldn't it be less wait and less work to add Norway to the new Nordic heritage proposal?
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