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  1. A spell checker built into the forums would be a huge asset. Sometimes they can be quite painful to read.

    It's just not practical on the server side, and would need to be implemented by Invision Power Boards (makers of the forum software), not Groundspeak.


    Using Firefox 2.0 or 1.5 with Spellbound will do it, though.

  2. Not sure if its been mentioned but the "log counter" that shows how many of a type of log have been made seems to start at "0" with the first log rather then the correct "1".

    The log counter also counts deleted logs and does not take them off.

    BTW, I am experiencing this same issue and an issue with the log type totals on my most recent cache. It show 0 Found, 14 DNFs, 9 Notes and 1 Reviewer Note

    In actuality there are 1 Found, 13 DNFs, 9 Notes and 1 Reviewer Note

    After playing around with it a bit, I'm almost certain that there are three (minor) things that need to be fixed.

    (1) the log counter includes archived logs and

    (2) it starts at 0, not 1 but only for Enable and Change coordinates logs.

    (3) each image has two ALT="text" attributes, and the cell data isn't aligned center (told you these were minor things!)


    For a day or two now I've been wondering how the GM script was able to count logs without clicking "Display all logs." :P

  3. In addition to this we're still scouring the logs, especially during server too busy times, to tweak the most common queries that take too long. Since the Server Too Busy errors happen when there are too many queries in the queue, speeding up these queries will reduce the queue and help resolve the issue.

    Hey, cool we appreciate knowing what's going on. Could you by any chance make this information (the slowest queries) public, so we can know what drains the system and try to avoid those actions? For instance, if loading a cache page were the bottleneck, there's a greasemonkey script that adds a log link to the cache search page to bypass it. It would be helpful to know what to avoid and work around.

  4. My employer has installed IE 7 here at work. I can't undo or change this. If Groundspeak is not compatible with the most current browsers in popular use, then the feature should be removed.
    Removed? It's not causing you any harm, and it does benefit the rest of us. Why remove it??
  5. For all those who have called the Sort by last GPX date a great workaround:


    If you use the "have been updated in the past 7 days" option to prevent useless PQ generation, this doesn't work. Am I just not supposed to use that option, and have my PQ's return all caches, even if they haven't been updated?

  6. StarBrand, what if, say, I'm going on a road trip and won't have access to the internet?


    Or, what if the geocaching.com website is down again?

    I did a 10 day road trip last summer - ran 5 PQs for along the route and loaded the 960 caches I liked into my GPS and PDA - off I went. Found 74 along the way - great trip, never accessed the Internet the whole time!! (had 8 DNFs too) - ran into one that turned out to have been archived after the trip started - oh well. 2 hours of planning for 10 days of fun!! Data got wiped off my home HD as soon as I ran my next PQ about 2 weeks later.


    Were you trying to make a point??

    Yes. They were examples that were intended to demonstrate the fact that offline databases can be useful in some situations to some people. You posted an anecdote as evidence that my question was invalid. Why don't I tell you a nice story too? Anecdotes don't prove anything.


    Again, I ask since it was missed before. Perhaps rewording helps.


    How would an extra option (unticked by default) called "include archived caches (description not included)" on PQ pages hurt anyone? It's already been demonstrated that it would help some people.


    The only possible problem I can see is that perhaps archived caches are moved out of the active cache database, and would require some technical work behind the scenes. That's just speculation on my part; if it's true why doesn't Groundspeak acknowledge it?

  7. Actually, I use the material from USPS Priority Mail envelopes (larger size) or the FedEx envelopes. Cut it into strips. It is virtually rip-proof, waterproof and are easy to write on . . . and FREE!

    nice :(

    Is is legal to use free USPS materials for anything other than actual mailings?
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