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  1. I just keep mine clipped with the carabiner attachment. To my backpack strap if I'm wearing one. Or to my belt loop on pants. Or I just keep the GPSr in my pocket.

    Oh but I do have a soft silicon case around it and a screen protector on. I got those for $8 from Aliexpress


    But hard cases where you have to actually open the case every time you want to look at the unit is just inconvenient. I had one ages ago when I was using a Garmin Colorado 300. Got to say, I still have that unit and the screen is in pretty good condition despite being actively used and having had no screen protector on it.

  2. You can rename tracks at the point of saving and even after, within the GPSr.

    When you click on the floppy button to save, there is a confirmation window, containing the name (e.g. 2021-04-26 12:00:00 ) and other data. Just tap on that line and it opens the keyboard and you can write whatever you want. And then you tap the checkmark and click on the green floppy button at the bottom of the screen as normal.


    TO rename them after they have been saved, go to Track Manager, find the track you want, tap on it, and then in the same manner as above, tap on the name line.



  3. I just noticed this the other day as well! Here is a bit better quality picture, I tried to enhance it a bit. Small print still not quite readable though.


    P.S. Have been really digging Dark so far. Amazing series! Halfway through S2 at the moment.



  4. I have recently updated my profile cover photo, and even though I followed the proportion guideline and experimented with different resolutions, it always comes out blurry in the Android app.

    I checked other users profiles - blurry for everyone. I've tried putting in a pic of recommended width - 790 and also twice that size - 1580. Both turn out equally blurry.

    On the website - picture is as crisp and sharp as winter's morning.


    Geocaching app 8.34.0

    Android 9

    Xiaomi Mi A1


    P.S. Have tried clearing cache&data of app, nothing changes.




  5. I can confirm this is happening to me as well, on a regular basis, for the last week or so. 


    Quite annoying really as I have a counter added to each log of mine but now it's glitching out and I have to really follow what number I put in my log to see if I'm adding the right one

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  6. I've had website issues since yesterday. Have managed to log a few caches but mostly it has been just loading veeery slowly or not at all. Not really working right now.

  7. On 4/13/2019 at 11:03 PM, Tealby said:

    It looks like this person may have created a new account as https://www.geocaching.com/p/default.aspx?u=thedoglady  ???

    Yup, not long after I published my adventure, thedoglady had logged it, all the 5 points within 2 minutes.

    A day later another user from Germany had logged mine (mine is in New Zeland) https://www.geocaching.com/profile/?u=Die Lu.Tze AG


    I have two genuine logs and two fake ones at the moment. 50/50 ratio...

  8. On 4/5/2019 at 9:51 AM, noncentric said:

    Not to mention that people who are already complaining about not being able to do Lab Caches Adventures because of the app requirement will then complain that they can't do a physical cache either.

    Each individual cacher will not do all the caches though. It would be the same as people who don't have climbing gear complaining they can't do climbing caches. That's why there are sooo many different caches out there to choose from. I like the diversity. And if you really want to log the one that is connected to an adventure but don't have the means, you can always team up with others. Another great aspect of geocaching - the social one.

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  9. There are plenty usernames with spaces out there. But when trying to change an username to get a space somewhere in-between it, to separate two words, I get a message: "ProfileViewModel is an invalid character"

    Is space in usernames 'grandfathered', so to say? Or is there a trick to getting one?

  10. Sure. Attaching shots of the last newsletter. Viewing on Windows 10 desktop. Screenshots from Chrome but it's the same in IE and Firefox as well.

    It's not about the results the links give but about the fact that the links are just broken for me completely.

    (You cannot see the mouse cursor in screenshots but I'm hovering over a link in each of the instances and you can see the link data it gives for me at the bottom, the same thing for two different links, and it's the base64 code that I 've posted in my OP




  11. As this is happening for quite a while now and I didn't find any other posts on this, I'm well aware that the issue could have something to do with my email provider, yet even if it is so, I'm just curious to know, what could have caused it.

    So, in all the email newsletters I've received since 18th April, all of the hyperlinks are broken. They look like this: 


    All of them are exactly the same and it is this base64 string for a gif image apparently. Since April 18 newsletter about 3 million caches.

    So, it was only some time after switching to the new newsletter format.

    Since switching to the new newsletter format, the links were changed from normal links as well but they worked. In fact, the links were dodgy because they seemed to send my email address to some stats company, but they still worked. This is how links looked in the first few new newsletters: https://lnk.ie/1RPH7/e=ivss_xx@inbox.lv/https://www.geocaching.com/play/search?origin=home&radius=100mi&types=6,13,453,1304,3653,3774,4738,7005&pe=1&sort=PlaceDate&asc=True 


    So, those, first giving my email address to the stats company, still would land me in the according geocaching page.  Still, seems dodgy that they just send my email address without my consent to somewhere.

    The current one just results in an error.


  12. OK, so Groundspeak "fixed" the field notes by bringing back the timestamp to the drafts page.


    BUT there's always a BUT!


    The timestamps shown are totally wrong.

    I'm uploading drafts from my Garmin Oregon 700.

    This is an example of one:

    In the field notes file, GC570V3,2017-06-25T14:48Z,Found it,""; so, it's UTC 14:48, so it's GMT 14:48

    I have my time zone set to GMT+2 (currently real time is GMT+3 because of DST)


    But the new drafts showed the time as 10:48. I can't understand from where does it get this? It shows 7 hours earlier than my real time.

    Previously, you could change the time zone in the settings and then the time reflected in field notes would also change according to that. No more, I changed my time zone to smth else, drafts still show the same 10:48.


    GPS sets the UTC time, so where is the problem to just apply the current time zone that the user has set in his profile? What is this mysterious minus 4 or 7 hours thing?

  13. I started going through some of my 100+ Field Notes (Drafts) last night. Had to use the new logging experience, since there's no Opt Out option for Drafts.


    Here's how it went:

    -- Opened the Drafts page and right-clicked on the cache name so I could review the cache in a separate tab.

    -- In the Drafts page tab, clicked on 'Compose Log' so I could see if I had any notes about that cache.

    -- Opened a random cache page and click "Log Visit", so I can get the 'old logging experience' that has a preview window. Kept this open in a separate tab.

    -- Typed my log in Notepad (my method for a long while) and pasted it into the preview window of random cache to see how it would look, then edited if necessary.

    -- Copy-pasted log text from random cache tab to compose draft tab.

    -- Clicked Post log.

    -- Scrolled down the resulting cache page to find my log and make sure the date attached to the log is correct.

    -- Scrolled back up to the page to click back to the Drafts page in the banner.


    For the cache where I added a photo, then the last two steps changed to this:

    -- Right-clicked on "View Log" to open my individual log in a separate tab. Reviewed my log to double-check the date attached to it and attached a photo (adding a caption and editing the photo's date).

    -- Closed this tab and went back to the tab showing the cache page of the cache I'd just logged and clicked back to the Drafts page in the banner.


    For the cache where I clicked on 'Compose Log' and the page wouldn't load after at least 20 seconds, and also for the cache where I added corrected coords - I right-clicked on the "Log Visit" button so I could use the 'old logging experience', then deleted those drafts individually from my Drafts page.



    Using both systems, old and new, made me realize that I really do prefer the 'old logging experience' - for reasons that most forum users have already posted in these various threads. But I'll mention them again for posterity's sake, and so the new profile/dashboard news doesn't distract from the logging experience hoopla.


    Things I miss about the 'old logging experience':

    -- Adding a caption to photos while adding the photo.

    -- Adding text to an NM/NA log entry, without having to go through several additional steps to edit the log.

    -- Adding corrected coords to the log, so it shows up prominently at the top of the log in a standard format and assists the CO and future finders.

    -- Previewing log text and how to add smileys/formatting without having to open another tab and search for that info, if it's not already bookmarked in my browser.

    -- Not having to remember that the big "! Needs Maintenance" at the bottom of the text window is not an alert that the cache has issues, but is actually a clickable option to "! Report a Problem" with the cache.

    -- Being taken directly to my log entry after submitting my log, so I could confirm it without having to scroll down and find it after the cache description and other intervening logs.

    -- Speed of page loading and lack of 'buggy behavior'.


    Very well said, I salute you! :) Hopefully, Groundspeak listens to all of what's going on in this thread.

  14. I am hesitant to download extensions or scripts written by people I don't know on my personal computer.


    Well, being hesitant is the correct approach, of course. But rest assured, that extension is not evil :) If you want you can always download the file first and extract the contents and then check them with an editor for any suspicious stuff.


    Or we can always sit and wait for Groundspeak to take action. Already waiting for more than 6 months now :D

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