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  1. The fact you use Scrum is interesting, hopefully it helps you meet the changing demands of geocaching.
  2. About 100 miles off for me, but at least it is in the right country and state.
  3. For pure backup you don't really even need GSAK, just run the My Finds PQ and keep the attachment some where, (on your hard drive, burned to CD, on a thumb drive, etc). If something happened to gc.com's drives and the lost it, then you could get GSAK or some other program to look at the PQ.
  4. I have never try to make a PQ from someone else's public bookmark, don't know if that works. But a PQ made from my bookmark list will include all the geocaches in the bookmark even if they are archived. Of course I don't know if that is an oversight that will be corrected as soon as gc.com programmers notice this thread. But every week I clear all the geocaches in my special bookmark then hand add all the geocaches that didn't get updated. This bookmark is manually scheduled i.e. once I have all the geocaches I want on it, I click "Days to generate" to what ever the day is, and set "Uncheck the day of the week after the query runs". It runs and then I can get all those geocaches updated at once.
  5. I do it as well, I have a bookmark which every week I clear. Then I add all the geocaches that didn't get updated in my pq's that I load to GSAK. Then I run the bookmark pq and all the geocaches which were archived are updated in GSAK to indicate they are archived.
  6. Waypoint name G%typ1%drop2-%con1 %children G%typ1%drop2%c_Prefix Description %Name by %By (%Dif/%Ter) %typ
  7. So there are instructions from Groundspeak that let the volunteer reviewers know when they have to refer the hider to the people at Groundspeak so Groundspeak can make the final approve, or not approve decision. What is the trigger that causes this referral?
  8. I use to use a program I wrote that is equivalent to Spinner and Plucker. But once I tried GSAK I use it and plucker. I even wrote GSAK macro that triggers a filter, creates a Mapsource file, then converts the cache data to HTML then calls the command line version of the Plucker distiller to get the data ready for my Palm. I can then load my GPS and palm with the same data. Quick and easy.
  9. To my non-lawyer mind the clause Licensee may modify the Data and merge other data sets with the Data for Licensee's own internal use. The portions of the Data merged with other data sets will continue to be subject to the terms and conditions of this Agreement. In the terms-of-use means I can modify the Data into any form I want including a GSAK database, as long as it is for my own use. One way is to go to the archived cache's page and click the "GPX eXchange file" button. Also a PQ generated for a bookmark list will include any archived caches in bookmark list.
  10. bi-monthly can mean "once in every two months". Which would still be hard.
  11. First let me first say that I use GSAK to keep an off line database for me. I use PQ's to keep up with the geocache in a 75 mile circle around me then when I get a chance to go geocache (which is rare lately) I use the GSAK filters to build me a custom set of geocaches for the mood and direction I am heading. The PQ's come once a week. So while GSAK accumulates logs, on the more popular geocaches it will miss some. But one thing has struck me with the people saying to find some geocaches they need the log where someone gives corrected coordinates, they are ignoring the fact that first person who found the geocache and gave the corrected coordinates found it using the coordinates on the page. So these coordinates are obviously good enough to find it.
  12. The W3C (World Wide Web Consortium) while acknowledging that the web site owner can do anything they want, they recommend that owner make sure that URL’s continue to run. So TPTB have the right to change URL’s but it would have been nice if they had taken W3C’s recommendation. Note the article talks about URI (uniform resource identifier) instead of URL (uniform resource locator). That is because the URL include how to get something i.e. http://www.geocaching.com/seek/ is an URL, and www.geocaching.com/seek/ is an URI. Oops, I just saw that OpinioNate has already committed to doing it.
  13. Yes, it is fairly simple, of course you have to use a gui to do it instead of editing a plain text file. I did it several times on the company website before we changed to apache. Then I updated the .htaccess file to redirect the URL's with asp in them to the new php pages that replaced them. So the oldest version of the URL still works.
  14. Since I live near the corner of three states, I have a PQ that I always "preview" and never run which show all event within 100 miles of my home coordinates. For me this is much more useful than the event calendar.
  15. Yes, you are describing a "locationless" geocache. Which is defined on the Cache Types page. It also says "Locationless caches have evolved into Waymarking."
  16. I look at it this way While hiking (or geocaching) You could get mauled by a bear and die. You could get bit by a snake and die. You could fall off a cliff and die. You could get struck by lightening and die. Or you could stay home and fall off the couch and die. So I might as well get out of the house and have fun.
  17. Direct answer: Yes, but not seriously. But I have known people get hurt bad enough to miss work, however it was in a park and they could have gotten the same injury just walking. Nothing to blame geocaching for.
  18. Got you both beat, in fact I just passed my 7th geocaching anniversary.
  19. Which is described in Myth 1 on 10 Big Myths about copyright explained.
  20. I am not a lawyer either but I have read 10 Big Myths about copyright explained.
  21. From being around since early 2001. If you look at early caches, most were hidden that way. Mine were. I have been around since 2000 and that is what I remember. But anyway if you use the Internet Archive WaybackMachine and get the Nov 8, 2000 version of http://www.geocaching.com/articles/making.asp. You will see that it says Geocaching is just like real estate - location, location, location! and Ultimately you'll want to place a cache in a place that is unique in some way. The big reward for geocachers, other than finding the stash itself, is the location. A prime camping spot, great viewpoint, unusual location, etc. are all good places to hide a cache. In fact the current version of the page (http://www.geocaching.com/about/hiding.aspx) has the same words on it.
  22. I just looked and saw that geocaching.com had placed 5 cookies on my pc. Since I can't hold them in my hands I consider them virtual. This has nothing to do with virtual geocaches, but you did bring it up.
  23. I think you have to tell paypal (I assume that is what you are using) to quit sending the money.
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