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two bison

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  1. It's clearer and clearer to me that I won't be wanting to the message center. If I get a message through the MC I'm going to respond via e-mail ... if I choose to reply. It's simple. I get an e-mail, I choose to reply, I get a response and the back and forth continues on that one topic until it has run it's course. Next time? New thread, not hashed up by the first one. Just imagine, two folks could communicate on two different topics in overlapping times and they wouldn't be mixed together. E-mail sounds better to me.
  2. Thanks ... can't help but wonder about the why? behind that
  3. just received a message and got to wondering ... how do I delete a message or message thread?
  4. So, the way I see it, if I get a message I get an e-mail that tells me I have a message in the message center and if I get an e-mail I get the e-mail ... both come to the same spot on my phone or computer ... so why would I bother with the message center?
  5. remind me again ... do waymarks count? no? precisely why I don't do them ... I do, however, own some, they don't count either but they were an amusing way to get over the angst of losing locationless caches waymarks are not virtuals ... well done virtuals request that you accumulate a little data to demonstrate that you were actually there
  6. after 60 days? sounds mighty inconvenient if you use things regularly ... sign out, sign in ... simple but tedious
  7. So, I fixed it but that doesn't explain why the access was suddenly denied. Another bug from the latest round of fixes?
  8. Why is this suddenly happening as I use Geosphere (an approved App) to access logs? Is this part of the force folks to use the lame and less well thought out Geocaching App process?
  9. No, I do not think that it is wonderful thing. If you use Firefox or Chrome you could use Adblock to get rid of the list, see post #6 in this thread http://forums.Groundspeak.com/GC/index.php?showtopic=326958 I have finally decided to use Adblock, too. The y'all I was referring to was the folks at Groundspeak ... not the folks actually using the site for geocaching purposes. Sorry for the confusion. I see no reason why I should have to add extra stuff to my browsing experience ... Adblock is just one more thing that can ... and will ... go wrong.
  10. Regarding the "Recently Viewed Caches" It appears y'all think it's a wonderful thing and it isn't likely to go away. If you could move it to the bottom of the page under the useful Last 30 Days or make it so that it takes the same amount of space as the list of links starting with "Quick View | Lists | ... " at the top of the page I could ignore it and live with that.
  11. I only come to the forums when something strange appears like the sudden re-inclusion of the “Recently Viewed Caches.” I don’t remember seeing the limited opportunity to provide feedback. If I had, I wouldn’t’ve known what a “dashboard” was … I’m guessing I won’t like it if it’s anything like the geocaching app for my phone. I have that and after trying it in the field a couple times gave it up as poorly conceived for the way I cache. In the field I use my GPSr and Geosphere exclusively … after planning using GSAK. So, here’s my first thoughts on “How do you connect …” At home, I interact with the geocaching website through my PC. I first go to the “/my/default.aspx page” and from there do whatever I need to do to prepare for caching. I also interact through GSAK but do not get there through www.geocaching.com. The links I use often include: Play>Hide & Seek a Cache> Where I enter either a city name, a specific GCID or more rarely coordinates …from there I use any cache to go the “View Larger Map” to look at and for caches in that area I might be interested in. Community>Find Another Player> where I can enter the name of a cacher using “Find another player” if I’m interested in seeing where they’ve been or what caches they might’ve recently placed. I have little if any interest in connecting with “Friends.” That to me is a tedious extra step. There are only two or three “friends” in my so-called friends list whose activity is of interest to me. Some are folks that asked to be a friend and, not wanting to be rude, I said, “sure.” I’ve never looked at what they’re doing and if I thought I could unfriend them without them taking offense I’d do so. One is a dead dog that you were required to make friends with to get the coordinates to a puzzle. The owner of said dead dog, now uses that ID as a sock puppet to place caches which he can then find so I link through it occasionally to see what caches have been placed. I could get to any of the folks whose caching might be of interest by entering their GCID as mentioned above … I have no need for the “Your Friends” list link. Stat Bar Box/Link to view my public profile. I don’t use the “Your Public Profile” link in the “Hello two bison” box Your Profile>Pocket Queries> to create and run route queries for traveling. I used to use the circle based pocket queries but now find it much more useful to use the rectangle tool within GSAK in the Geocaching.com access area. Circles have too much overlap when trying to cover an area of interest. Lists>Bookmarks List> most often to collect caches for challenges requiring a bookmark list and occasionally to save caches of interest in areas a long way from home. At one time or another I’ve clicked on most every link on the “/my” page. Links I wouldn’t miss on the “/my” page: The entire favorites block. Manage Favorites is available from the “Lists” link near the top. In the Search Options block: You could eliminate view nearby benchmarks and view nearby waymarks. Keep the others. In the Premium Features block: I never use and do not need “Get Started.” I’m guessing that’s available somewhere else. In the Community Block: I never use “Tell a Friend …” “Upgrade Another…” “View your …” “View Your …” Hope these thoughts are of use to those who are planning the big new changes. If I think of anything else, I'll add them here.
  12. Please, please, please give us the option of hiding "Recently Viewed Caches." I can find the link at the top of the page. I know what I viewed recently.
  13. If you use AdBlock Plus, you can add 1 line to your custom filter to block out that div. 1. AdBlockPlus, Filter Preference... 2. On left, click on Ad Blocking Rules 3. On right, click on "Add Filter" 4. In the text box that appears, type in : ###ctl00_ContentBody_RecentlyViewedCachesPanel hit enter, then "Close" at bottom right corner. Is AdBlockPlus a Firefox thing or something I can use in Chrome?
  14. the problem seems to have been resolved ... thanks to whoever took care of it
  15. I once felt the way that trackable owner felt. Then I realized that everyone plays the game differently and they weren't right or wrong ... just different. There are trackables out there that can only be discovered ... yet another way to play the game. I don't discover trackables and every one of the 1889 (as of today) trackables I've logged are trackables I've moved. I never read the logs of those who discover my trackables and always read the logs of those who move my trackables. Remember folks, this is all supposed to be fun. When you start taking it seriously, it's time to take a deep breath and go for a walk without your GPSr in your hand. [] Cache on
  16. Always happy to know when a problem is not just me.
  17. Using GSAK Geocaching.com access to get caches using the Map/Rectangle feature, I got, today the following error message. Is it temporary or ... ? Response data from Groundspeak is invalid: (Error number: 812) <?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?> <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd"> <html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml"> <head> <title>Request Error</title> <style>BODY { color: #000000; background-color: white; font-family: Verdana; margin-left: 0px; margin-top: 0px; } #content { margin-left: 30px; font-size: .70em; padding-bottom: 2em; } A:link { color: #336699; font-weight: bold; text-decoration: underline; } A:visited { color: #6699cc; font-weight: bold; text-decoration: underline; } A:active { color: #336699; font-weight: bold; text-decoration: underline; } .heading1 { background-color: #003366; border-bottom: #336699 6px solid; color: #ffffff; font-family: Tahoma; font-size: 26px; font-weight: normal;margin: 0em 0em 10px -20px; padding-bottom: 8px; padding-left: 30px;padding-top: 16px;} pre { font-size:small; background-color: #e5e5cc; padding: 5px; font-family: Courier New; margin-top: 0px; border: 1px #f0f0e0 solid; white-space: pre-wrap; white-space: -pre-wrap; word-wrap: break-word; } table { border-collapse: collapse; border-spacing: 0px; font-family: Verdana;} table th { border-right: 2px white solid; border-bottom: 2px white solid; font-weight: bold; background-color: #cecf9c;} table td { border-right: 2px white solid; border-bottom: 2px white solid; background-color: #e5e5cc;}</style> </head> <body> <div id="content"> <p class="heading1">Request Error</p> <p xmlns="">The server encountered an error processing the request. Please see the <a rel="help-page" href="https://api.Groundspeak.com/LiveV6/geocaching.svc/help">service help page</a> for constructing valid requests to the service. The exception message is 'Expecting element 'root' from namespace ''.. Encountered 'Element' with name 'SearchForGeocachesRequest', namespace 'http://www.geocaching.com/Geocaching.Live/data'. '. See server logs for more details. The exception stack trace is: </p> <p> at System.Runtime.Serialization.Json.DataContractJsonSerializer.InternalReadObject(XmlReaderDelegator xmlReader, Boolean verifyObjectName) at System.Runtime.Serialization.XmlObjectSerializer.InternalReadObject(XmlReaderDelegator reader, Boolean verifyObjectName, DataContractResolver dataContractResolver) at System.Runtime.Serialization.XmlObjectSerializer.ReadObjectHandleExceptions(XmlReaderDelegator reader, Boolean verifyObjectName, DataContractResolver dataContractResolver) at System.Runtime.Serialization.Json.DataContractJsonSerializer.ReadObject(XmlDictionaryReader reader) at System.ServiceModel.Channels.Message.GetBodyCore[T](XmlDictionaryReader reader, XmlObjectSerializer serializer) at System.ServiceModel.Channels.Message.GetBody[T](XmlObjectSerializer serializer) at Geocaching.Infrastructure.SearchForGeocachesDispatchMessageFormatter.Deserialize[T](Message message) at Geocaching.Infrastructure.SearchForGeocachesDispatchMessageFormatter.DeserializeRequest(Message message, Object[] parameters) at System.ServiceModel.Dispatcher.CompositeDispatchFormatter.DeserializeRequest(Message message, Object[] parameters) at System.ServiceModel.Dispatcher.DispatchOperationRuntime.DeserializeInputs(MessageRpc& rpc) at System.ServiceModel.Dispatcher.DispatchOperationRuntime.InvokeBegin(MessageRpc& rpc) at System.ServiceModel.Dispatcher.ImmutableDispatchRuntime.ProcessMessage5(MessageRpc& rpc) at System.ServiceModel.Dispatcher.ImmutableDispatchRuntime.ProcessMessage41(MessageRpc& rpc) at System.ServiceModel.Dispatcher.ImmutableDispatchRuntime.ProcessMessage4(MessageRpc& rpc) at System.ServiceModel.Dispatcher.ImmutableDispatchRuntime.ProcessMessage31(MessageRpc& rpc) at System.ServiceModel.Dispatcher.ImmutableDispatchRuntime.ProcessMessage3(MessageRpc& rpc) at System.ServiceModel.Dispatcher.ImmutableDispatchRuntime.ProcessMessage2(MessageRpc& rpc) at System.ServiceModel.Dispatcher.ImmutableDispatchRuntime.ProcessMessage11(MessageRpc& rpc) at System.ServiceModel.Dispatcher.ImmutableDispatchRuntime.ProcessMessage1(MessageRpc& rpc) at System.ServiceModel.Dispatcher.MessageRpc.Process(Boolean isOperationContextSet)</p> </div> </body> </html>
  18. Hope you figured it out. I just created one without any difficulties so, perhaps, whatever was wrong has been fixed.
  19. Thought I'd mention that they are dribbling in ... seems to be about at least a 40 minute delay between when Groundspeak time-stamped them as sent and when Google time-stamped them as received. Sounds to me like a problem at the Groundspeak end of things.
  20. A few of my tests have started to trickle in. I'd sure like to know if the problem was at the geocaching end or at my end of things. I'll do a little more testing but I'll wait until this afternoon to do it to let things settle down. Thanks to G-G for the reply.
  21. Yes, nothing there. I had just received a notice of a find and then when I ran a pocket query it ran but I received no notice that it had run successfully. I then did a little testing, see above, and nothing came to my inbox.
  22. I just sent myself a message through geocaching/Groundspeak using an account for one of our grandsons. I didn't arrive in my inbox. ??? Subsequently, I sent a message to another user and left the box checked that would send a copy to me. I didn't receive the copy.
  23. Is there a problem with the e-mail from Groundspeak. Suddenly I'm not receiving notices of cache notes and finds. Usually when I disable a cache for maintenance issues the posting generates mail to me that I use as a reminder ... now, no message.
  24. Thanks for the quick reply with information ... always appreciated.
  25. Server Error in '/' Application. Runtime Error Description: An exception occurred while processing your request. Additionally, another exception occurred while executing the custom error page for the first exception. The request has been terminated. Any time frame for the site coming back up?
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