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  1. Here is the contents of the file I get when I attempt a gpx download, clearly not a gpx file. For reference, this is GC1DQD2. <!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" xmlns:v="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:vml"> <head> <link rel="shortcut icon" href="../favicon.ico" /> <link rel="icon" href="../favicon.ico" /> <title> GC1DQD2 - A Traditional Cache in Missouri, United States called Peabody Ladder To Success created by Kyle_freemason </title> <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=UTF-8" /> <meta name="DESCRIPTION" content="Peabody Ladder To Success(GC1DQD2) was created by Kyle_freemason on 6/30/2008. It's a Small size geocache, with difficulty of 1.5, terrain of 1.5. It's located in Missouri, United States. Peabody Conservation Area. You are now in a historical area. Long ago when coal mines were thriving the Peabody Coal company dug these pits." /> <link href="../css/geo.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" /> <script type="text/javascript" language="javascript" src="../includes/siteutils.js"></script> <script type="text/javascript" language="javascript" src="../includes/prototype.js"></script> <script type="text/javascript" language="javascript" src="../includes/scriptaculous.js"></script> <script type="text/javascript" language="javascript" src="../includes/rollovers.js"></script> <script type="text/javascript" src="../includes/siteutils.js"></script> <script type="text/javascript" src="../js/lightbox.js"></script> <script type="text/javascript" src="../includes/rot13.js"></script> <link rel="stylesheet" href="../css/lightbox.css" type="text/css" media="screen" /> </head> <body bgcolor="#74914f" leftmargin="0" topmargin="0" id="geocaching"> <br /> <table width="95%" border="0" align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0"> <tr> <td colspan="2" height="19" bgcolor="#666666"> <table border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" width="100%"> <tr> <td width="50%" height="19" bgcolor="#666666" align="left"> <a href="../" id="Header1_unk1" class="miniwhite">Home</a> <span class="miniwhite"> > <a href="./nearest.aspx" class=miniwhite>Seek</A> > View Cache Details</span> </td> <td bgcolor="#666666" align="right" nowrap="nowrap"> <span id="Header1_lblLogin" class="miniwhite">you are logged in as</span> <a id="Header1_lnkLoginName" class="miniwhite" href="../my"><span class='userLoggedIn'>Potato Finder</span></a> <span class='miniwhite'>[</span><a id="Header1_urlLogin" class="miniwhite" href="http://www.geocaching.com/login/default.aspx?RESET=Y&redir=http%3a%2f%2fwww.geocaching.com%2fseek%2fcache_details.aspx%3fguid%3d4500b03e-17f7-42fe-be93-27667caf919f" target="_self"><span class='userLoggedIn'>log out</span></a><span class='miniwhite'>]</span> </td> </tr> </table> </td> </tr> [remainder of file cut to keep post short] </html>
  2. Then it sounds like blazer is half way working around this bug. I've looked at several attempted downloads and they are clearly not gpx files.
  3. Because PIE responds correctly, its not a bug in PIE, its an attempt by GC to prevent scraping by doing things non-standard.
  4. Kind of, ONLY if you already have the data. If I'm scoping out a new area that macro is worthless, and I'm back to the trial and error method, thus the feature request.
  5. For example, if I want to grab an area with a 50 mile radius, but there are 1300 caches, The "splitter" would split my request into three PQ's (most likely divided by date), which I can then preview and schedule.
  6. pppingme

    Dobbel email

    Do you get the weekly notification twice? If so, look at the very bottom of each copy, is the username the same? If not, read on, if so, I'd lean toward an ISP issue or forwarding or email rule issue? As far as notifications, it's a known issue to receive them multiple times "IF" you have the same cache on multiple book mark lists, or if you also have it on your watchlist, or have a notify setup. There is no duplicate checking between any of these options, looking at the email should indicate which it came from (bookmark, watchlist, notify).
  7. If you have all the caches in your area in GSAK, you can sort and/or filter by last found date.
  8. The unregistered version just forces splash screens with annoying timers. It is otherwise fully functional. I think your thinking of cachemate?
  9. I've moved, and now all of my notifications are wrong. Since they don't have an option of using home coordinates (and since you can't setup one notification instead of one for each type), I now have to update about a dozen notifications to get them working again. The bug? That notifications don't use home coordinates.
  10. I see it, 7th one on the list. I've seen that page lag significantly in the past.
  11. This is a known bug on the GC site. Many will argue that its a bug on the ppc version of IE, but its not. Its some crude attempt to keep people from downloading the gpx files in an automated way so they make the way the gpx files download semi-nonstandard. IE and firefox can deal with it, but some of the simpler browsers can't. The funny thing is it doesn't work. I know of several automated gpx download utilities out there.
  12. I have t-mobile, and I pay $5/month for "data" which I use on both my laptop and PDA (via blue tooth). Currently, t-mobile is the only provider I know of that does data that cheap. T-mobile has some more expensive plans, but in terms of speed, they are no faster. The $5/month plan is "port locked", so all you can do is web browsing (via proxy) and email (ports 25, 110, 143 are open), nothing else. If you can't live with the limitations of the $5 plan, there is a $20/month plan also, which is the same speed but removes the port lockdown. Be sure you get an "Edge" capable phone or you won't like the speed. Even some of the cheaper phones like the nokia 6103 and 6133 have both blue tooth and edge. My speed is about 2x to 3x what normal dialup would be with this setup. Plenty for email and light web browsing.
  13. If your using both "home coordinates" and selecting a state there is a work around that I documented here: http://forums.Groundspeak.com/GC/index.php...t&p=2520853 This problem has been present for a year now and several threads have been posted about it. I have no idea why such a simple problem hasn't been fixed.
  14. I'm receiving SOME watchlist and notify emails, but I'm definitely missing more than I'm receiving. My received volume on these has been very low (especially watchlist). Although I'm getting some, I've been able to identify both notifies and watchlist emails that I did not receive.
  15. This feature has shown up and disappeared a couple times over the past day or so it seems. Right now its there. To voice my thoughts, I use this feature heavily. Its one of the few things I actually come to the web site for. Almost everything else I do offline, but this is one feature that keeps me on the web site on a regular basis.
  16. How do you search by hider in a PQ? Or am I mis-understanding your statement?
  17. See the first part of the first post of this thread: http://forums.Groundspeak.com/GC/index.php...=146452&hl= This is a bug that was reported almost a year ago and has not been fixed. There have been several threads about it.
  18. I have an etrex legend (blue). I know its supposed to support 10 character waypoint names. When I'm looking at the waypoints list (sorted by nearest or by name) I see my waypoints that do actually have 10 characters, and all 10 characters are there. However, once I select a waypoint to goto, on both the compass screen and the map screen I only see 9 characters. Missing this last character is irritating as I often use it to designate a stage of a multi and things like that. I've looked everywhere and I don't see any settings related to this. Is this a known limitation?
  19. Definitely a problem today. I had 4 PQ's that were scheduled to run, all 4 ran, but I never received the 3rd. Something I am seeing more and more is that it is taking longer for GC to deliver the PQ's to my email. I almost always used to receive them immediately. It used to be rare that I had to wait more than 5 minutes. Now its not unusual for them not to show up for 30 minutes or longer. Last week I had one that ran and didn't show up for 90 minutes. On my missing PQ for today, it ran at 3/5/2007 9:15:17 AM and it has yet to show up (now its 4:26pm pacific time). I run my own mail servers and gc's mail servers hand them directly to mine, so that eliminates any type of ISP or email provider interference. GC's mail servers are simply not delivering them in a timely fashion. The missing PQ is one that has been set up for quite some time, I've not made any changes to it, and it has been running weekly for a couple of months now. I've also previewed it today to make sure it was producing data, and not blank for some reason, all appeared good on the preview.
  20. Its not you, and its not gc (Groundspeak, whatever you want to call them). How could this not be a 3rd party?? Maybe I'm not clear on this statement: I see NO exception for this 3rd party website, regardless of that 3rd party's claim. This may or may not have been inline with the old agreement, but clearly not the new one.
  21. Wow... And even from a moderator... After it was clearly announced that sharing PQ's is NOT allowed by the terms of use agreement...
  22. So do you have to write books to read them? Do you have to program video games to play them? Do you have to cook to eat? Why is someone bad because they find but don't hide??
  23. Wrong... If some type of API were implemented, GSAK (or any 3rd party program) sends a few bytes (the gcID and a 32bit {4 bytes} date stamp of last time updated) and gc responds with a couple bytes that says its current... If all is current, then your talking less than a hundred bytes worst case. Loading a single cache page could easily be several thousand bytes, plus maps and stuff that will probably not be looked at (since there is already a familiarity with the cache), would easily create much more of a load in both traffic and cpu (map generation, etc). WAY LESS traffic You could verify information is up to date for a database of several thousand waypoints with less traffic than it costs to download ONE PQ...
  24. Are you seeing a lot of activity on the TB page in the last 6 months?? I'd almost bet that there are two copies of this TB floating around. I've hit this more than once. One TB I grabbed had a hand written tag, the logs were quite confusing, so I held on to it for two weeks. Things were still being logged so I emailed the owner and asked about the hand written tag. He thought that the original was stolen/missing so he created a duplicate with a hand written tag. Another that I came across the tag actually said duplicate (I assume when you buy a tag from gc or whoever you get two copies of the tag??). Almost the same thing happened with this bug.
  25. Are you switching the garmin between modes?? (You have to set the garmin for NMEA or Garmin mode, it does not automatically switch, nor are they compatible) For more info, go here and look at page 75... http://www.garmin.com/manuals/GPSIII_OwnersManual.pdf
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