jshults (Rally Dude)+Premium Members
Posts posted by jshults (Rally Dude)
Are the INTRO APPS really helping or hurting ???
What % of people convert from INTRO to REAL app ???? If it's less than 10% then it's useless and harmful.
Cache OWNERS typically HATE INTRO users and their logs.
Can we have a flag to HIDE caches from INTRO users (like premium ONLY) ??????
I have so many INTRO people RUIN or TAKE caches that I'm considering ONLY publishing premium caches.....
NEW FORMAT is terrible.....
Let the USER PICK the format OR put it BACK the old ways......
These hundreds and thousands of INTRO user are killing the hobby....
They are stealing caches, hiding caches without ever FINDING one.
They show up for a few days and reek havoc and they are GONE....
I'm tempter to go make all 900 of my hides into PREMIUM to keep INTRO people from finding the...
Crowd Sourcing WORKS..... Social media at it's best...
Hosting provider killed the website. IT'S GONE.....
I have a spreadsheet with over 50 Southern California trails and series.
We also have started adding these out of state trails to it now.
We record who's completed the seres and it helps when we're looking to organize an outing.
There are a few cases I've run into where you'' find a VALID find on a cache by the owner.
Sometimes the owner has ADOPTED the cache but had found it prior to owning it. Very acceptable.
I have actually seen case where people (local to each other) swap ownership of caches JUST SO THEY CAN LOG the FIND.
This is crazy but if they want to waste their time doing, so be it...
I THINK the system should NOT allow the owner to log a FIND unless it's an event cache.
Since when is it OK to place caches in the medians of divided roadways ???? That's plain STUPID....
This would be great as the number of NANO caches seems to be growing lately...
It would be GREAT to be able to Save As an existing cache to make new one. Especially if you are working on a series or an event grouping of caches, this would be a great tool. The system could make sure the Coordinates are left empty.
I have a collection of PQ's and I find a times that there are GAPS in coverage. If I could have all the PQ's shown on Google Earth as just simple circles. It woudl then be easy to see when they overlap TOO much OR if they are NOT overlaping and causing GAPS. It's Murphy's Law that MANY times I've been in a place and looked for the nearest cache in a city file only for it to say 3 miles away. I open the next nearest city file and it says 7 miles and then the third is the same. It sounds like a simple thing to do..........
I'd even be happy just to be able to see ONE PQ circle at a time on the map...
This limit is really hard on Magellan user who can't have HUGE GPX files.
We need to have MANY more individual PQ's to get the data we need.
It would be great if the MINE screen of caches had more columns and some tools.
All that's shown today is NAME and Date Last Found. It would be great to have Publish Date, Current Status (Active, Disabled, Archived) and other details show. When you get over 100 caches owned, it gets harder to manage them. Being able to click the Column Headings and causing the list to be RE-sorted based on the
column picked would really help. It would be great to see the caches that are marked as Needs Maintenace OR Needs Archive has been clicked. It's REALLY hard to find caches that have been flagged as a problem.
There's two reasons to ask for this: Caches Along a Route AND Magellan record limits.
With the Caches Along a Route feature, I've started saving other other people's ROUTES and
they count against the PQ limits. I've got nearly 20 routes from other people save now.
Maybe the Caches Along a Route should have it's own separate list and limit?
Magellen users need to keep their GPX files small due to a limit of 200 records max per file.
Because of this Magellan people need to have MORE PQ's and it's easy to reach 40.
Is there a way to enter your LOGIN info via the URL?
For those of us with a phones that won't keep COOKIES, it would be great to save a link and be able to choose it.... EX: www.geocaching.com/login.asp?joeblow-mypassword of pass it the login and only enter the password when prompted....
I saw people complaining about pages not FITTING when using www.GeoCaching.com on phones.
I use Skweexer.net and that site makes things fit WELL... Try it out.....
The PQ turning themselves off has been happening for about 6 months now.
It's a real pain. I was WORSE when the PQ list was not sorted, then it took
a long time to walk through and fix them (when they turned off).......
At leadt now, you notice a pattern change on your PQ's go off....
This has started happening to me as well with Firefox, on that same date mentioned above. Here's my solution: When you get to the blank page, click on the "printer-friendly" link at the top. When that comes up just click on "return to map" and bingo! .. Bob's you're Uncle! Works for me.
Yes, they changed things and not just GeoCaching maps are messed up.
2 other sites that link to them are a mess.....
In the list under "My caches waiting for review" there needs to be a way to tell which are submitted fro review
and which are still being edited. More than once, I'l thought I click the SUBMIT for review but did not. Also, there are times I've mistakenly left the SUBMIT for reveiw ON (because that's the default) and did not mean to.
Some little icon would be great. THanks...
#1 It would be WONDERFUL if at the point of submitting a listedin for review if the OWNER could pick the date and time to be posted publically AFTER the reviewer OK's the cache. Can this be added to the enhancement list?
#2 It would be even easier (I'm guessing) if at the point of submitting a listedin for review if the OWNER could pick a FLAG that leaves the cache DISABLED AFTER the reviewer OK's the cache. Can this be added to the wich list too?
Here's a place for beeping key chains... CHEAP !!!!!!!!!!!
Anyone have a link to the story? Sounds interesting....
Hint Decoder 1.1 for Palm and Handspring. Allows you to decrypt encrypted Geocaching info on the fly. Programmed by Thomas Chapman. is NO LONGER available on the link provided. I'd suggest removing or finding another place to download it....
Anyone have a copy saved that I could get???
Is it any faster?
in General geocaching topics
Much slower in the last few months....
Emails are delayed.....
Maps take forever.....
Phone apps constantly TIMEOUT or can't connect....
Definitely going DOWNHILL......