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  1. Perhaps your browser needs updating, I do not know, am not computer expert. The maps have been working for me just fine and recently they even updated the personalization so its automatic. Its fast for me at least.


    I've had some interesting experiences with the new maps since GS due to some combination of them no longer querying the live database for map generation and their map cache mechanism. I've logged a cache, waited a few minutes, then zoomed at a different level and had the cache appear as "found" and then "not found", depending on the zoom level. (And, yes, I tried 3 different browsers! :laughing: )

  2. Is anyone else having problems with the OS X version of Safari 5.0.x and editing a log you've already written? I've tried accessing logs from my Profile page and also from cache listings and I can VIEW and DELETE them but when I click edit, I get nothing.


    I have no idea if the Windows version of Safari has the same issue (Mobile Safari on the iPhone works though! :laughing: ). FireFox also seems ok, but since most Mac users use Safari, that's a bit of an annoying problem.



    * Speed

    * New smaller icons at more resolutions (instead of colored squares)




    * Premium cache icons (fugly)

    * Enable/Disable filtering of a type of cache from the display causes the clicked icon to jump up or down a few pixels. It needs to be a little less subtle.

    * Clicking on an icon, causes the pop-up cache info area to show up off screen sometimes (and it doesn't scroll over automagically)

  4. Thanks, but the immediate discussion that you quoted had more to do with detailed logging in the paper logbook vs. detailed logging online.


    Divide by zero error in line 234 :anicute:


    I can't recall the last time I saw a recent cache with a log book large enough to write anything long-winded. Even the regulars seem to have tiny log books these days. Even if they didn't, when caching with others it's a bit tough to have everyone wait around to write a meaningful log in a physical book. (Plus, I have horrible handwriting)


    It seems to me that electronic logs have lots of wins:


    * They don't get wet/moldy/muggled... They should last for quite a while.

    * The loggers get the opportunity to keep track and revisit their "caching stories" over time (in one centralized place)

    * Others can share and appreciate these log entries without having to keep re-visiting the same cache over and over again

  5. Who cares what your write as a log. Caching is the act of finding and signing, not digital logs. I enjoy the physical experience of finding the cache as opposed to the work of entering them as finds. That being said, if your cache is truly a great cache, I will reward with an excellent log entry.


    The cache owner cares! In many cases, the cache owner may not even ever see the physical log. They get stolen, they get wet, or a good cache may be left in place for years in a remote place without the cache owner having reason to visit it.


    Well, you're both right...


    Generically speaking, as a CO I appreciate when someone takes the time (even if its 60 seconds) to craft a long BEYOND the typical: "found","TFT$ (I hate this one)", ((blank)), etc.


    My appreciation scale for reading (and/or crafting) a quality log entry increases based on a cache's "quality factor" (and therefore effort) put into its creation (camo, engineering, description/puzzle, etc) and the overall cache "experience" location, deployment, etc. When a cache excels in one or more of these areas, the quality of the log entry should be proportional.


    Note: at no time did I say that log quality had to equal writing War and Peace.


    All that said, on the OTHER end of the spectrum, If I were to place a camo duct-taped pill bottle under a lamp skirt (because shrubs often grow under there) or chuck a film can out of my car window next to the side of the road and/or there's no creativity in any aspect in terms of the cache, location, etc. then the quality of the log entries should also be treated accordingly. In this regard, I can't imagine why a cache owner that puts so little effort into a cache would EXPECT something beyond a simple TFTC and the like.


    So, long story short, quality caches = quality logs.

  6. Does anyone know why Webcam caches are no longer offered? These are a cool spin on traditional Geocaches and now with everyone having smart phones they make more sense than ever.


    What is or isn't a geocache can and is a separate debate altogether, but if we broaden the definition of a geocache as "something you find", I would say that you ARE finding something with a webcam cache. An area, yourself, etc. :anibad:

  7. Does anyone know why Webcam caches are no longer offered? These are a cool spin on traditional Geocaches and now with everyone having smart phones they make more sense than ever.


    Because people wouldn't wear the required "trackable shirts" in the webcam images. :laughing:

  8. If common sense was actually common...


    And if pigs flew (without cannons) and... and... :laughing:


    I'd like to think most cachers don't just tromp through flower beds and if a cache is rated appropriately they wouldn't spend much time picking through the flowers anyway.


    You've never seen cachers tear through mulch in flower beds looking for a micro not on the ground (because a GPS bounce sent them there for a few minutes)?


    ]Sprinkler caches are almost always a bad idea.


    I generally agree with this, but I didn't say the cache was a sprinkler. In this example the cachers "just assume" it must be a sprinkler hide.


    * Placed with owner's permission, but I'll tell you EXACTLY where to look so you don't do something bad. Looks like an example of a bad hide. if the area is that sensitive to being searched, there shouldn't be a cache there.


    Perhaps, but an environment can be suitable for certain "searches", but not others... One shouldn't have to account for a cacher taking a screwdriver to the environment or kicking down a metal post while "looking for a cache", either...


    * The cemetery/library/other area are open during these hours. Most cachers are out during the day so chances are the place will be open.


    Some sites have different weekend, weekday and holiday hours. Especially libraries (with our current economy). We have some libraries closed on Mondays, more limited hours on Thursday, etc.


    * It's NOT the LIVE wires hanging out of the nearby electrical box. I've found a cache inside the base of a post where there were live wires within inches of the cache. Normally I'd say it's up to the cache to be careful but this one was a bit ridiculous.


    :yikes: Ugh. How many favorite points does it have? :blink:


    * Please don't check inside the rabid Great Dane's mouth for the cache. Traveling caches haven't been allowed for many years.


    And yet, people would check there. :laughing:


    * Approach from the east as to not disturb the slumbering zombies. If muggles, even dead or undead, are that much of a problem then maybe it isn't such a great place for a cache.


    Ok, not just zombies. Approach from the east to avoid the stream, 1/4 mile of thorny bushes, the rabid donkey AND the zombies.

  9. With a traditional cache all you should really need are the coordinates. If you can't find it you'll probably read the description and hint, but many cachers don't read those before heading out.


    I respectfully disagree. Sometimes there is relevant information to convey in a description, even in a traditional. E.g.:


    * It's not in the flower beds, please don't look there

    * It's not in a sprinkler

    * Placed with owner's permission, but I'll tell you EXACTLY where to look so you don't do something bad

    * The cemetery/library/other area are open during these hours

    * It's NOT the LIVE wires hanging out of the nearby electrical box

    * Please don't check inside the rabid Great Dane's mouth for the cache

    * Approach from the east as to not disturb the slumbering zombies

  10. From experience as a CO you will get those that do what I call "Caching by the seat of your pants" where they go out with just the coordinates and get to the location to find that other necessary information was needed. Don't be surprised if you get comments like "Why was it locked?"


    Maybe you could list the combo on the cache page so it is a traditional, and leave the combo nearby w/ those coords on the outside of the container for those who did not read the entire description.


    Alternatively, maybe cachers should just read a cache description to make sure they understand what they're getting into. I love when cache descriptions have all sorts of warnings of "Don't do this! or Don't look there!" and people log "I did this (that was a mistake) or I looked here (boy was that wrong)". (Ya think?)


    If people can't be bothered to read a short description of what the cache is about, then I would argue that they should get what they get. I don't believe in spoon-feeding or supporting bad behavior.

  11. At worst they are likely to roll their eyes and leave.


    No. That's not the "worst" that might happen. Not by a long shot...


    A local cacher in my area was detained for almost an hour and threatened with being added to a "Homeland Security Watch List" by a LEO because they were caching on a public road, MILES from an airport (but an area of concern due to flight paths?)

  12. Does anyone know if this more aggressive login cookie expiration is a new "feature" or just an unintended bug being addressed? It's a royal pain to have to constantly log back in, what seems like every day or so, especially on a mobile device where each app's browser session (e.g. Geocaching, Geosphere, Safari) has its own set of cookies.



  13. My favorite, personal experience (which Ecylram has heard) was a dark green Decon, hanging on a white vinyl fence, next to a residential area, near an open spot where residents walk back and forth all the time. The cache was logged quite often and sat there for TWO YEARS before it was muggled!


    I wish I had that CO's luck. :laughing:

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