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lodgebarn

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  1. The app is not returning all the available labs when I search. Results seems a little random and labs come and go. I was also logged out when I started the application which is not normally the case. Hopefully this will be resolved before the UK mega tomorrow.
  2. My adventure lab android app is a new version 1.3.35 and now the completed checkbox is not processed so my local map is full of ticks..... I have tried logout and login but still the same.
  3. I just don't get it at all and after all it is just a game I thought. Data protection in general is about what an organisation holds about you and whether it is selling that to third parties not what it displays as part of its basic functionality. Groundspeak seem to be massively over thinking this issue. I also just wish those curmudgeons who don't wish to share also could not see anybody else's data, that seems fair to me.
  4. Thanks very much for clarifying the reason and I had overlooked the archive caches issue, apologies for some of my comment now that I understand (down to 8197 now). What I would suggest is some wording to that effect on the screen would be very helpful as a reminder - smallish letters taking no extra screen space but visible somewhere. e.g. Archived and Labs Excluded. It does however highlight what I think is an issue which is that search for new caches to find is a fundamentally different requirement from showing historical finds and they should be split into different functions rather than being shoehorned together. The old finds screen was absolutely perfect for that.
  5. It has all gone very quiet here. Is this an admission of total melt down? A quick example, I search for caches found by me, number returned is a very bizarre 8200 which is way less than I have found. It does almost span my caching lifetime in terms of dates and does include some caches very far away. Come on guys just admit failure, stop inventing new features and do some proper testing and fixing please.
  6. To be honest I have no idea whether it makes sense. It is like a faith where the mantra is more white space, phones are great, make it all look the same. They never mind whether it actually works and most new features have so many fundamental bugs on first release. The only exception is the Adventure Labs app where the developers have done a great job, hats off to them. As I suggested quite a while ago and it fell on stony ground - when you produce new functionality make sure that the existing business functionality and display still works OK.
  7. Things seem to be stabilising now. I still have a massive issue with this idea that filtering by state/country is in any way connected with where I want the centre to be. The filter by state/country and centre point should be different fields. It is reasonable and desirable to have something tangible like a geographic location or cache as centre point but certainly not an abstract classification of area. Moreover I have no idea how the centre of a random sized region that is not rectangular has been calculated and I suspect not entirely accurate. By making these two separate functionalities into one field has caused the development team major headaches whereas separating them would have saved loads of time.
  8. Forgot all the other weird behaviours of which there any many this needs to be drilled into designers, developers, testers. YOU MUST TEST INTERNATIONAL FORMATS BEFORE ANYTHING SEES THE LIGHT OF DAY. ROLL BACK PLEASE.
  9. Not sure whether this has been reported before but if you follow these steps then only standard events are searched for: Select a whole region e.g. Southern England Select All Types DeSelect Traditional This is the type list generated types=3%2C8%2C137%2C5%2C6%2C11%2C1858%2C4 which is minus CITO, Community etc etc If you search for Event the correct list is generated i.e. types=6%2C13%2C453%2C1304%2C3653%2C3774%2C4738%2C7005
  10. Actually you can give a rating of 4.5 yourself. I found this by accident a few weeks ago but you can click in the middle of a star .
  11. For interest I checked on an older phone (Galaxy S5) that had not played the adventure. On this phone I was able to log the activity correctly.
  12. Yes I do indeed. On reflection this is quite possibly the same issue in reverse as when labs you have not completed do not show on the app when you have hide completed set. Only this time there is no workaround available.
  13. Thanks, that is what I remembered and I can edit ones I have already completed and also I have found another one not rated where the behaviour is correct. For my most recent one SideTracked - Manchester Stations I just do not get "You". Will try logout, reinstall etc.
  14. Thanks, I did this but cannot remember how I logged activity retrospectively. From memory it used to be a simple tap on activity but that does not work anymore.
  15. I often used to create an activity log when I returned home. In the latest version I cannot seem to find a link to do this. This is on the Android app, am I missing something obvious?
  16. Title says it all. Generating a test version without "play in order" works just fine. I should add that I was testing on behalf of someone else which might be relevant.
  17. I would just like to emphasise that a sensible default plus pagination similar to the old method is essential here. More filters on an ever more complicated screen is really not the answer. Can I also add that removing white space should also be a high priority. Maybe there should also be an option of a "concise" display that favours the ability to see more items in a given space.
  18. Total disaster I am afraid. Please show my recent finds exactly the same as before. I use this feature to see if I have left the cache ok and do this by seeing that someone has found it after me. Now I get the list sorted by distance from home. No I need my most recent and including when the cache was last found and when I found it just as for the last 15 years. I really do not care what I found 10 years ago. I have no idea how a feature like this can pass any review.
  19. Yeah happy days yet more vertical space taken on the screen with useless info thus preventing the reading of useful log data. Put this on a par with those logs saying thanks in 100 languages. Not for me and please please give me an opt out. Secondly if it is really necessary for this feature to exist then just use a couple of small icons on the top line. No repeated text is really required here. At the least I would then be able to see more logs.
  20. Yes and no, these filters were to pick off specific types like Owner logs and New Caches of various types and put them in different folders. In order to avoid false positives I was filtering by the from address and subject. Using Thunderbird the filter process lacks the ability to have a list of valid addresses. However I could have been smarter and used "ends with" to just process geocaching.com at the end of address. So thanks for making me think better .
  21. Ha ha, that will teach me to change my filters too soon.
  22. I would agree all of your comments and a great summary of the current status. The main problem I have had is temporary issues with the app locking up when mobile coverage is flaky. I think more work definitely needs to be done with remembering where you are on the app screens, specifically which lab you were doing. The app seems to take ages trying to reload all local labs and takes an age to time out which is very frustrating. As to whether they are good or bad the jury is out for me but it certainly allows you to be taken to loads interesting locations that would not be suitable for a physical box. One question for me is whether the number of ALs should be limited. Also in the current troubled times I find it great to be able to get out and find some "caches" without the physical boxes. I am certainly against trying to over complicate in the future. Keep it simple and get the basics working should be the only priority.
  23. What I don't get is the need to put symbols there in the first place we all know the format by know I reckon without degrees and minutes symbols i.e. N51 23.200 W 1 42.000. Keep it simple and problems like this just will not happen.
  24. Thanks for the quick fix. I was out in the big wide world this afternoon when it all went pear shaped. Recovered just in time for me to complete the set I was working with before I had to head home.
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