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Cryptosporidium-623

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  1. Thanks for this suggestion. I'll add it to the list.

     

    I found a few from that series when visiting my sister's family last year. (Including one of yours at Montbello, if I recall correctly!)

     

    Hi. Yes, the Montbello cache is ours. :anicute: If you decide to go after any more of the series and would like a lifeline, let us know. We're happy to help! That goes for everyone else as well! :D

  2. Hi All,

     

    In case you weren't aware, and are planning on visiting Denver in the near future (for GeoWoodstock or otherwise) the Denver Public Library has created a system-wide GeoTrail across all 26 of its branches. Many of the geocaches in this series are creative and each contains a special code that can be collected and used to redeem a special limited-edition geocoin upon completion of the series.

     

    The last time I checked (about a month ago), DPL had well over 100 geocoins left to hand out, so if you're interested come on down!

     

    More information about the series, a copy of the DPL "passport" used to collect the codes, and images of the geocoin can be found here:

     

    https://www.denverlibrary.org/blog/stacey/dpl-geocaching

  3. Very true. When an individual does something which violates the general mores of a hobby, and that person happens to belong to a group, would it be reasonable to start a forum thread depicting the group as problem children, or would it be more appropriate to bash on the individual? For instance, I am a member of the Florida Geocaching Association, the Space Coast Geocachers Assciation, the North East Florida Geocaching Assciation, the Greater Orlando Geocachers, and several other groups. Presume, for argument's sake that I do something incredibly stupid. Something which (almost) everyone would agree was bad. No ambiguity. Would it be acceptable for BillyBobNosePicker to start of forum thread decrying the evils of the FGA?

     

    If those actions are condemned by the organization then no. If those actions are condoned and/or encouraged by the organization (whether directly by their leaders or indirectly through their own inactions), then I would say yes. Obviously context is key here.

  4. The only downside to the experience, and it was significant for me, was losing a very good friend who believed the stories he'd heard passed around.

     

    Since I have first hand knowledge of this exchange with the "friend" to which you refer, I suggest you revisit your exchanges with this person before further portraying inaccuracies in a public setting.

     

    That said, and for what it's worth, I have met a few DGS members and a few cachers who eventually became DGS members. I have interacted with a few DGS members on Facebook groups on several occasions and have seen many screenshots (not "stories") of DGS member exchanges with other cachers in forums, on geocache logs, etc. etc.

     

    Some of these exchanges were positive, friendly, and complimentary. Some of these exchanges were aggressive, mean-spirited, and of low moral fiber (IMHO).

     

    After reflecting, however, on these exchanges, I started to consider other people I've encountered in my life... from other hobbyist groups, forums, jobs, places I've lived, etc. etc. and the personal conclusion I eventually reached is that the DGS is just another group comprised of, you guessed it, the same personality types you might expect to find pretty much ANYWHERE:

     

    Some people are very nice

    For others, you have to chip away at the outer "ego" layer a bit to get to the "soft gooey center"

    Some people are hypercritical cynics (<-- Hey look, here's my category!)

    Some members are troublemakers and warmongers

    Some people are two-faced liars

    Some people are one step above pond scum

    ... etc... etc...

     

    My experiences led me to form opinions about specific individuals, but certainly not EVERY member. As with elsewhere in life, it only takes a few "bad eggs" to ruin things for everyone else. My advice (for the little it's worth) is to form YOUR OWN conclusions based on first hand experiences and facts, then decide for yourself.

  5. As I explained, it matters because lots of people care about their find counts and quite a few people care about find count milestones.

    A lot of people cared about their Challenge find counts... :unsure:

    Unfortunately, Groundspeak doesn't care that we care... <_<

     

    I don't care about find counts. I care about the time and energy some of us put into trying to create quality challenges just to have them to completely evaporate. They could easily have deprecated the feature, migrated the data off to a slower server and allowed the existing challenges to be played for some amount of time. Lame.

  6. Cute! I like it!! Right now though until I have made a dent in the Christmas bills I couldn't commit to it. Well maybe I will have to buy a lottery ticket and cross my fingers. LOL

     

    Nice design, Mike. When is the Thunderbolt version coming out? ;)

  7. I dislike [insert element here] and because I seem to have a compulsive disorder that prevents me from ignoring this aspect of the game and, instead, focusing on what I do enjoy, everyone else should feel the same as I do and it must be removed...

     

    There's logic for you.

  8. When viewing a cache description (e.g. http://coord.info/GC37QVN ) on the iPhone GC app that contains an "implied link" (that is, a link not expressed as an HTML description <a> tag but rather just as a URL that has been auto-magically converted to "Visit Link" by the web site) the app does not convert the URL to an automatic link like the web users experience when visiting the cache page from the browser. The app only displays the URL, but you can't tap on it (or copy and paste it into Safari).

     

    The only way around this behavioral inconsistency seems to be to re-encode the cache description as HTML on the website itself (which can be troublesome for some CO's). If CO's don't do this, it creates a troublesome and sub-par experience for the app user.

     

    Hope this hasn't been reported before. I searched the "forums" but didn't find anything similar. [:D]

  9. The ability to swipe to delete individual list elements from the saved cache list disappeared a while ago. This is much more useful and time-saving than having to tap into each individual cache and remove it from the saved list (especially when editing lists from pocket queries).

     

    Is this a bug or a feature request? It was a feature before. Either way, I'm entering it. Thanks.

  10. who listed this cache as being awesome?

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    Hence the problem with any kind of list like this. In the same way as favourite points, "awesomeness" is completely subjective, and everyone will have their own definition.

     

    Any kind of list, personal recommendation from friends, etc. etc. That said, I'd rather have some personal recommendations than looking solely at favorite points.

  11. DON'T FORGET TO TYPE THE DESCRIPTION UP IN ALL CAPS.

    That one's a must. Combined with the bright colors and illegible fonts. And don't forget to make it all a graphic file instead of text like I suggested before.

     

    Oooo! Ooooo! And the background image should be a brightly-colored ANIMATED GIF!

  12. I didn't check all the links, but at least one of your California caches links to a different cache.

     

    You might want to try them again. They appear to be working.

     

    If you spot any other errors, or you'd like to contribute to the list, feel free to drop us a line at edgecaching@gmail.com or try our facebook group (please be sure to include the gc code of the cache in question!)

     

    Thanks!

  13. I just sent a request to join your group. I only go outta my way for outstanding caches and I can really add to your list. I think even a couple of mine would make the cut.

     

    Excellent! Thanks for your help!

     

    We're also looking for input on non-US caches as well, so if you know anyone, please send them our way! :D

  14. Now that I've experimented some more I think I agree. If you tap just slightly above the menu link it seems to not select anything else in the menu list.

     

    Otherwise if you just tap on the menu link text itself (e.g. Community) it seems to go to some default location (like the forums). What's weird is it doesn't pick the first item in the menu.

     

    Still, there should be a way to minimize that effect for people with smaller screens.

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