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Nazgul

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  1. I've been getting a lot of bogus logs lately - mostly Germans, as usual - including one from horser. I wish there was a way to lock these trackables to prevent this waste of my time. Also, it used to be considered a violation of the ToS (wasting Groundspeak resources with this nonsense) but it seems that's no longer the case. Being able to complain & have these abusers banned would be some disincentive to them, you'd think.
  2. I find the souvenirs meaningless or worse, since they don't accurately reflect places I have actually been. I guess I don't see it as being "gifted" with some wonderful piece of artwork either. If I get junk mail in the mail, I can throw it away, it's not permanently pinned to my house! I'd just like to opt out of souvenirs entirely.
  3. Really, that's the best you can do? Seriously??? Because they couldn't possibly have server logs that tell them when the high and low traffic peaks are. And I'm going to hypothesize that noon Pacific Time is a heck of a lot closer to the high traffic peak than the low. Please.
  4. There's way too much whitespace. Too much ugly. The practice of bringing the site down mid-day, without apparent warning, should stop. A better system for determining bugs & gathering user feedback should be in place. You have a Twitter account. You do know you can use it to communicate? Seriously, this sort of thing is costing you money. I know more and more people that are opting not to renew their premium memberships because of the way you manage the geocaching.com site. I'd vote with my wallet too if it wasn't for PQs.
  5. I am. I use a Garmin 60Cx for caching and for SAR. We've not integrated GPS with ham or the regular radios on our team (except for a test case several years ago) because of budget issues. The leadership would very much like to see it implemented, since they fully recognize the value it provides, and they've been trying to get a grant to fund it. Currently we're limited to using GPS tracks after callouts (mostly evidence searches in support of the PD) to document search areas. We've had search dogs integrated with the team and separate (teaming with CARDA) over the years. That's sort of its own topic, not specifically related to GPS/ham. PS - I should add that I'm not normally in these forums and I don't monitor this thread. Another cacher pointed it out to me. - N6XE
  6. FWIW, I and two other experienced geocachers tried those two Wherigo caches yesterday, using a Colorado. I'd been warned by Touchstone about the problem with the Colorado on Western Canon beforehand but we gave it a shot anyway. Our results duplicated his exactly and were quite repeatable. We were unable to get past the first question on either. We ended up finding the final for Kirby tours Wilder Ranch only because I'd run it though the emulator the night before, and was familiar with the location. We all found it a very disappointing introduction to playing Wherigo.
  7. Site fall down go boom. I was trying to log my cache maintenance and it worked fine until it didn't. Most anything I try hasn't worked for maybe 10-15 minutes now. (insert random joke about GW6 logs overwhelming servers here)
  8. The best news to me is that Groundspeak seems to have taken up a more proactive attitude towards communicating changes and other information with its users. I can't speak for other users, but I'm very, very pleased about that. It also appears that real progress is being made not only with some of the longstanding site issues, but also with how those issues and others are addressed. I'm going to have to let my International Association of Curmudgeons membership expire if you keep this up.
  9. If you guys want to ask questions like this feel free. I'll collect them all and present them to Jeremy to be answered (if the answer is... answer...able). Cool. Here are my questions: 1. Will there be any changes to Benchmarking? 2. Will there be any changes to Virtuals? 3. Will we see any functionality added to the Friends feature, as has been alluded to by TPTB in the past? Those are the only ones I have off the top of my head, that I feel comfortable asking anyway.
  10. Any chance of a Q&A or FAQ regarding the Redesign? Example: Will Benchmarking as it currently exists be going away?
  11. Nazgul

    Sneak Peak

    Funny, I would have thought Lawful Evil.
  12. I count this as a step backwards as well. It's a loss of functionality that I used for a number of reasons, more than even g-o-cashers listed. I've noticed that the new Google maps seem to list *some* archived caches I have found, but not even all of those. I like the new Google maps overall, but I'd really like to be able to see archived caches again like I used to be able to do. I've pretty much lost faith in TPTB even acknowledging such requests based on recent experience, but FWIW consider this a request to see the functionality restored.
  13. On the off-topic topic.... Yeah, I was gonna say, it's sure not a "popular and accepted method" in this area! As to the flash mob events, while they don't interest me personally, I think they're a legit event. We've had a couple appear recently and at least one other is being planned, so I do kinda hope that people don't get carried away with having them every weekend or whatever.
  14. Today, getting to any page is typically taking me about 20-60 seconds to start getting the information back from the server. The google map took about three minutes to load up fully. When it did load, it's not working correctly: It's not reliably loading up caches; it's giving the you are zoomed out too far" message when I am not anywhere near zoomed out so far; and I've clicked on the cache I was interested in multiple times before it finally brought up the info balloon. I like the new google maps, but I prefer the maps to be *reliable* and work when I need them to work. Same goes for the rest of the site.
  15. Besides the site being intermittently very slow, now I get this when I try to log a find from today: Has someone made a "Server Error in '/' Application" geocoin yet? Now *that* I would buy.
  16. Same problem, Firefox 2.0.0.7 on MacOS. Maybe related to the new option just above it to select by a user-specified date range? That option *might* be useful to me so I appreciate it being added, but not if it's what is breaking the attribute selection.
  17. Took a second try before I could get past this when I tried to get into the site this morning:
  18. I'm seeing that, plus when I try to click on a cache description on the geocaching.com/my page I get: Firefox can't establish a connection to the server at c3po.Groundspeak.com:8080 As long as I'm here because I can't use the main site properly, I might as well add that I've been seeing my old nemesis, Server Error in '/' Application pretty regularly over the last couple of weeks.
  19. Server Error in '/' Application. Timeout expired. The timeout period elapsed prior to completion of the operation or the server is not responding. Description: An unhandled exception occurred during the execution of the current web request. Please review the stack trace for more information about the error and where it originated in the code. Exception Details: System.Data.SqlClient.SqlException: Timeout expired. The timeout period elapsed prior to completion of the operation or the server is not responding. Source Error: Line 182: <tr> Line 183: <td> Line 184: <% if nGEOAD_ZONE <> 2 andalso (mybase.isloggedin = false orelse mybase.subscribertype=1) then %> Line 185: <script type="text/javascript"><!-- Line 186: google_ad_client = "pub-4515533114039152"; Source File: E:\Inetpub\200704.geocaching.com\controls\header.ascx Line: 184 Stack Trace: [sqlException: Timeout expired. The timeout period elapsed prior to completion of the operation or the server is not responding.] System.Data.SqlClient.SqlConnection.OnError(SqlException exception, TdsParserState state) +177 System.Data.SqlClient.SqlInternalConnection.OnError(SqlException exception, TdsParserState state) +52 System.Data.SqlClient.TdsParser.ThrowExceptionAndWarning() +678 System.Data.SqlClient.TdsParser.ReadNetlib(Int32 bytesExpected) +499 System.Data.SqlClient.TdsParser.ReadBuffer() +120 System.Data.SqlClient.TdsParser.ReadByteArray(Byte[] buff, Int32 offset, Int32 len) +224 System.Data.SqlClient.TdsParser.ReadEncodingChar(Int32 length, Encoding encoding) +101 System.Data.SqlClient.TdsParser.ReadValue(_SqlMetaData md, Int32 length) +759 System.Data.SqlClient.SqlDataReader.SeqRead(Int32 i, Boolean useSQLTypes, Boolean byteAccess, Boolean& isNull) +385 System.Data.SqlClient.SqlDataReader.SeqRead(Int32 i, Boolean useSQLTypes, Boolean byteAccess) +28 System.Data.SqlClient.SqlDataReader.GetValues(Object[] values) +110 System.Data.Common.SchemaMapping.LoadDataRow(Boolean clearDataValues, Boolean acceptChanges) +61 System.Data.Common.DbDataAdapter.FillLoadDataRow(SchemaMapping mapping) +155 System.Data.Common.DbDataAdapter.FillFromReader(Object data, String srcTable, IDataReader dataReader, Int32 startRecord, Int32 maxRecords, DataColumn parentChapterColumn, Object parentChapterValue) +260 System.Data.Common.DbDataAdapter.Fill(DataSet dataSet, String srcTable, IDataReader dataReader, Int32 startRecord, Int32 maxRecords) +129 System.Data.Common.DbDataAdapter.FillFromCommand(Object data, Int32 startRecord, Int32 maxRecords, String srcTable, IDbCommand command, CommandBehavior behavior) +304 System.Data.Common.DbDataAdapter.Fill(DataSet dataSet, Int32 startRecord, Int32 maxRecords, String srcTable, IDbCommand command, CommandBehavior behavior) +77 System.Data.Common.DbDataAdapter.Fill(DataSet dataSet, String srcTable) +36 Groundspeak.Web.SqlData.SqlConnectionManager.FillDataSet(String sql, String TableName, Database database) +150 Groundspeak.Web.SqlData.SqlUserController.GetLogHistoryData(Int64 AccountID, DateTime FromDate, DateTime ToDate, WptDataSources DataSource) +390 Groundspeak.Web.User.GetLogHistoryData(Int64 UserID, DateTime FromDate, DateTime ToDate, WptDataSources DataSource) +50 Geocaching.UI.my_default.BindEventLogList() +109 Geocaching.UI.my_default.DisplayUserDetails() +1798 Geocaching.UI.my_default.Page_UserLoggedIn(Object sender, EventArgs e) +56 Geocaching.UI.WebformBase.IsLoggedIn() +1325 Geocaching.UI.WebControlBase.IsLoggedIn() +25 ASP.header_ascx.__Render__control1(HtmlTextWriter __output, Control parameterContainer) in E:\Inetpub\200704.geocaching.com\controls\header.ascx:184 System.Web.UI.Control.RenderChildren(HtmlTextWriter writer) +27 System.Web.UI.Control.Render(HtmlTextWriter writer) +7 System.Web.UI.Control.RenderControl(HtmlTextWriter writer) +241 System.Web.UI.Control.RenderChildren(HtmlTextWriter writer) +72 System.Web.UI.Control.Render(HtmlTextWriter writer) +7 System.Web.UI.Control.RenderControl(HtmlTextWriter writer) +241 System.Web.UI.Page.ProcessRequestMain() +1926 Version Information: Microsoft .NET Framework Version:1.1.4322.2300; ASP.NET Version:1.1.4322.2300
  20. Um... I'm just asking for a simple confirmation of my question, since what Raine said wasn't 100% clear on that point. I didn't suggest that they were morons, and this really has nothing to do with spam. And please, my question was directed to them, and not you, because you simply cannot answer it.
  21. So any new functionality added to the Friends feature will default to an opt-out setting? If so, while it doesn't answer my question, it does totally address my concerns, particularly from a Privacy standpoint. Will there be any confirmation of this from TPTB/Lackeys or can I stop checking this thread?
  22. So any new functionality added to the Friends feature will default to an opt-out setting? If so, while it doesn't answer my question, it does totally address my concerns, particularly from a Privacy standpoint.
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