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  1. roolku

    Send to GPS

    Yes, this change is part of the "site improvements". A member of a German forum sent an enquiry to Garmin about it (in case it was plugin related) who confirmed it was an a web page issue.
  2. Add me to the list of people who preferred the old title.
  3. But much harder to see in Hybrid mode. | don't get it. It is only about half the height of the old one? Filtering options are a _lot_ worse. With the old maps you had the full power of the PQ engine. Now it is just a few tickboxes that unselect whenever you pan the map. Well, I guess you don't use that particular feature, but it is not at all "like the old maps" - there is no way to relate the cache name back to a location on the map and vice versa.
  4. I would really appreciate to get the old-style map with numbered icons and a cache-index at the side, even if it is just an optional alternative. That feature was unique and can not easily be replicated with offline mapping software.
  5. I have to echo the comment. The new maps are no good for printing as there is no legend and there is no double height. They might be okay for online browsing but this is not what I want to use them for. Please bring the old maps back at least as an option.
  6. roolku

    HTML Quandary

    Funnily enough what Microsoft considers to be 'cute' (to speak in sTeamTraen's terms) differs with the locality setting on your computer. For example in Germany the first quote gets moved to the bottom of the line. Maybe grannies in your reqion quite like the straight quotes? And as Tharagleb pointed out, there is a setting to disable the replacement which may be checked on your computer.
  7. roolku

    HTML Quandary

    If you look carefully, you will notice that the inner "double quotes" are a different shape. They are not proper quotes (I would guess you use MS-Word to type your text, as it will change quotes to smart quotes as you type). As html tidy doesn't recognise them as quotes it will treat them as part of the attribute value and add its own. So make sure you use proper quotes (ascii 0x22).
  8. I had the same problem with my 76C. While they have been very co-operative on other occasions (replaced my geko 301 free of charge) they weren't this time. I suppose it is down to luck...
  9. You gave me quite a fright - but it seems to be working for me? Or am I just looking at cached images?
  10. What i don't like about the new maps. - without the cache index, the map is completely useless as a printout. - you can't doublesize it anymore, so you are restricted to a small strip - when you move outside of an area no caches are shown - since there is no indication of the area border you can never be quite sure if you are just outside the area or if there aren't any caches at the location you are looking - What is the point of the zoom to address feature, if no caches are shown (because too far from origin?) - "found" webcams don't show up as a smiley Also displaying the waypoint code and country at the beginning of the title is not very helpful when it gets truncated. Please start with the cache name (as it used to be).
  11. I have been caching in Brussels twice so far and must say I found most of the more urban caches (micros) in the centre quite stressful with the amount of muggles around. There are however quite a few nice parks as well. My favourites park caches were: GCNZ3P GCQM61 I fondly remember: GCNZ3W GCR5YE I hated: GCXP6G (attempted during rush hour)
  12. The deadline has passed and I am very pleased with how stimulating my challenge has been. There are four contenders for the prize: GC10Z9T by Haggis Hunter GC11TNF by chizu GC120QB by Edinburgh Walker GC123H5 by skinnymalinky They are all very good caches and everyone is special in its own right, but GC120QB beats them by sheer size which was my primary criterion. So the prize will go to Edinburgh Walker and I will pass the coins on to him at the CITO tomorrow . I hope that the cache setters had as much fun creating the caches as I had finding them and hope they will bring joy to lots of other cachers.
  13. I doubt anyone will manage that. Good effort though with the cache. Maybe I can have a consolation prize. I'll have to think about it and see what the competition is like. Cheers Robert
  14. I very much agree. This has been an ongoing problem for over half a year now: http://forums.Groundspeak.com/GC/index.php...p;#entry2507423
  15. Just a quick reminder that there is only one more month to go before the challenge ends. It seems everybody is holding back to the last possible moment?
  16. I think the best bet is to use the service as offered by Deceangi This would stop others from placing a cache there without making the coordinates public. It hasn't occurred to me as a potential problem, but I can see how it can potentially be very disappointing if someone puts a lot of effort in only to find the location is already taken.
  17. The latest increase in the placement of micro or even nano caches in Edinburgh (and I am guilty myself) made me think how nice it would be to have a few more large caches in the centre of town. So when I saw this posting by the German reviewer º in a German geocaching forum: http://www.geoclub.de/ftopic11873-0-asc-0.html I immediately thought to have something similar here. I am offering a gift of not one, not two, but three shiny geocoins – all un-activated and with individual icons – to the placer of the largest urban cache placed in Edinburgh before the 12th April 2007. Requirements: - traditional large cache according to Groundspeak guidelines - placed in Edinburgh within a 5km radius of GCHXMH (Crag & Tail) - published on the www.geocaching.com website between 12/2/2007 and 12/4/2007. Bonus points are given for: - size (the bigger the better) - creative cache containers - imaginative camouflage Points are deducted for - caches placed in parks or other non-urban environments - caches with a potentially short life span It is not necessary to place the cache at an attractive location – the cache itself should be the attraction. To give you an idea, here is a very cheeky German geocache in the middle of a roundabout – the local council adapted it as a piece of art: http://www.garbsener-kampfcacher.de/html/the_cube.html But I admit this is hard to beat. I will make my decision once I have found all the caches that fulfil the condition after 12/4/2007. This is not an official competition in any way but my way of showing appreciation to the efforts of my fellow geocachers.
  18. Because initially (when the additional waypoint feature was introduced) it wasn't neccessary. I copy and paste the html for the table in the long description as an ugly work-around: http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_detai...96-16f2ba191553 but this shouldn't be neccessary and and wastes ink and paper for people who still print their sheets. Also there is the danger the information gets out of sync when things need updating.
  19. this would be the best solution. even gpxsonar could so be useful again I very much agree. I mean how stupid does this look: http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_detai...96-16f2ba191553 The first copy is completely redundant. I only put it there when the waypoints where removed from the description field in the gpx.
  20. What's wrong with the option "Updated in the last 7 days"? Works well for me.
  21. This is really sad news. I hope he will recover as much as possible - my best wishes go out to him. Roolku
  22. This is a recent change. They used to be included in the description field of GCXXXX waypoints as a table. For reasons unknown (maybe because people insisted in repeating information in the waypoints and the description) it has been removed - see for example this thread. So it used to be "good enough" and frankly I am not going to go back and change my pages again just to see that Groundspeak decides to change their policy. I like the idea of having additional waypoints and will support it in the hope it will all get sorted eventually.
  23. Yes, I agree. It is very inconvenient. The problem has been reported, but afaict there has been no reply yet. Roolku
  24. Blimey, I missed that. That of course makes my statement above somewhat problematic. I hope the issue gets fixed asap as there are now caches that can not be found just using the pq data.
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