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  1. On 5/6/2021 at 10:06 PM, Max and 99 said:

    I think if you limit your categories to this (see pic), visit the waymarks you don't want to include (check that box), you'll be off to a really good start. 



    How do I limit categories? How make a "Category Master List?" I can't figure out how to make an "Ignore List" even though I upgraded to Premium Membership

  2. If only the creation of a scavenger hunt had the simple option to select specific waymarks directly! Maybe Waymarking.com could have a variant of scavenger hunting called "Waymark Tour." Use all the same code that scavenger hunt uses, except let the creator of the "tour" select the specific waymarks needed for the tour. Not only would this option benefit me, but other book authors might see how real they can make their books become by including waymark tours for their readers to actually visit the places mentioned in the book. Self-guided tour creators would have a new tool available to them. Users of Waymarking.com would increase!

  3. 5 minutes ago, Max and 99 said:

    Sorry, I'm not following. 

    For the hunt that you want to create, as in my screenshot above, if you only want your waymarks to show up, in the only way I know of is to visit the other way marks in the area and then you can exclude them with the checkbox. So for example if you want to include natural cave entrances, yours and anyone else's way marks in the area may be included in the scavenger hunt. But to make sure the other people's waymarks for natural cave entrances are excluded you can visit the waymark, and click the checkbox to exclude waymarks you have visited.


    If you are referring to categories, you can add it to your ignore list and it will not be included in the scavenger hunt. Just FYI if I remember correctly although it doesn't relate to your hunt, once the scavenger hunt is generated you can remove categories from your ignore list and they will be accepted as a wild card. If I remember correctly. 

    Six of the waymarks that I need to include in the "waymark tour" are other people's waymarks (like the Idaho State Capitol). So I need a way to choose each of them for the tour, in addition to the waymarks I created.

  4. 7 minutes ago, Max and 99 said:

    This is an example of what it will look like, if it meets the criteria. 



    Hmmm...This looks like the situation when the scavenger hunter needs to substitute a real waymark for a wildcard in the hunt he is doing, NOT for the creator of the scavenger hunt.

  5. 11 minutes ago, Max and 99 said:

    I've gotten a lot closer since I posted that note! It is my opinion that once you narrow your categories to just the ones you want included, exclude the waymarks you visited which means other people's, you'll be very close to having exactly what you want. Then anybody can join it once you've narrowed down the hunt to exactly what you want. 

    It'll involve some tedious work, and it may not be worth the trouble to you, I was just letting you know that I think that will work. 


    The reason I can't go any farther is because the only way to exclude other people's waymarks would be to visit them which I cannot do. 


    But I'm thrilled that I made progress. 😁



    Hmmm... If "the only way to exclude other people's waymarks would be to visit them," that makes inclusion of certain waymarks, like the Idaho State Capitol Building, difficult. I couldn't visit every state capitol to exclude all of them, except Idaho's. 

  6. 9 minutes ago, Max and 99 said:

    Many times when my hunt generated wild cards it allowed me to choose my waymark to add to it.

    I saw something about wild cards and choosing waymarks to replace them in the forum somewhere, but when I tried it, I couldn't find any option to choose the waymark I wanted to replace the wild card.

  7. 6 minutes ago, Max and 99 said:

    Correct. It's been a while since I worked on scavenger hunts so I was figuring things out. When you go to one of your waymarks, see if it gives you an option to add it to the hunt. 

    I've created and deleted a couple of scavenger hunts, but only got the random waymark selections. When I chose to make the radius very small, I got many, but not all the waymarks I need for the "waymark tour" I hope to create.



  8. 10 hours ago, Max and 99 said:

    That previous idea will work for you but it won't work for a group of people wanting to find the same scavenger hunt. I have another idea that I'll try when I get home.

    You hit on a key need, "a group of people wanting to find the same scavenger hunt."

  9. 23 hours ago, Max and 99 said:

    Join my scavenger hunt in Dietrich and go to your waymarks. Is there an option to add it to the hunt? 

    You need to categorize your uncategorized waymark. I could have it categorized and probably approved within an hour. The second one I might need 24 hours. 


    I look forward to hearing back from you.

    When I joined the Dietrich scavenger hunt you created, I only saw "Wildcards" instead of waymarks.

  10. 2 minutes ago, Max and 99 said:

    I have one favor to ask. PLEASE DO NOT waymark it under news articles for the horrific story that caused an International outcry. Anything else!! A different news story, a bookcrossing zone? Is there any art on the school building?

    I agree. The book is a young adult adventure in the volcanic desert of Lincoln County, Idaho. It takes place in 1989, long before the incident you mention. The lava-tube, cave-exploring, science project in the book involves students from that school back then. No, sadly there's no art on the school building. I saw that category, but couldn't make it work.

  11. 23 hours ago, Max and 99 said:

    Can you not manipulate the scavenger hunt enough to accommodate those waymarks? Why would you want to include an uncategorized waymark? What would that accomplish?

    You're the second person this week I've seen working on creating scavenger hunts. 


    The waymark is an existing school. I tried to find a category for it. "Education - Former Schools" was the closest, but the category managers denied it. I'd like to get it in a category.

  12. I'd like to organize specific waymarks into a tour for readers of a book. The book would encourage readers to join Waymarking.com and physically visit the tour's waymarks in any sequence. I tried to do it with scavenger hunt, but I don't get to choose the waymarks. Waymarking's scavenger hunts randomly select their waymarks by location within a specific geographic circle. 

    My tour would encompass 19 specific, book-related waymarks, mostly within a 25 mile wide circle. The 19 waymarks are in multiple categories. One of them is an uncategorized waymark. I posted 13 of the 19 waymarks myself. 

    How can I create such a tour within Waymarking.com?

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