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  1. 5 minutes ago, BlueRajah said:

    It looks like the GSA either changed location or changed the link.  

    I am not sure these are the original sizes but here are some links



    It took them straight to the pics.  right click on the pictures and copy image address.  


    Yay, that works, many thanks BlueRajah! It looks like the URLs have changed from http:// to https://

    All sorted :)

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  2. On 9/1/2023 at 11:08 AM, Neos2 said:

    I see that since you wrote, you were able to place the icons on your profile. Good to know. 

    The 'EarthCache Master' icons are there as per usual, it's the 'EarthCache Discovery' ones that no longer work. I'm wondering whether to reapply for them in case the links have changed? The links I have historically used are:

    <a href='http://www.earthcache.org'><img src='http://www.geosociety.org/images/gsa/earthcache/QuartzEDA.jpg' border='0'></a>

    <a href='http://www.earthcache.org'><img src='http://www.geosociety.org/images/gsa/earthcache/MicaEDA.jpg' border='0'></a>

    but they now show as in the two small greyed out icons in the following screenshot.


    It's not a biggie, I was just checking if anyone else had the same problem.



    Screenshot 2023-09-08 at 00-04-29 Get the free Official Geocaching app and join the world's largest treasure hunt.png

  3. Is there a reason that Wherigo caches were not included in the 8 types for the current Wheel of Challenges? It makes more sense to just have it as any 8 cache types (is it too late to change the criteria)?

    • Traditional Cache
    • Adventure Location
    • Event Cache
    • Virtual Cache
    • EarthCache
    • Multi-Cache
    • Mystery Cache
    • Letterbox Hybrid
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  4. Here are some numbers from project-gc (I'm not sure if this is a premium feature so if anyone at project-gc wants me to remove the pic I will of course do so). For me, the issue is the lack of churn rate of local caches... exacerbated by some caches put up for adoption rather than archived. Fair enough to adopt out if it's a high FP cache, old or unique in some way - otherwise, just archive it. It's now a good 30 minutes or more each way from home before I get in to any new caches (and travel is expensive now). Maybe time to think of refreshing some existing caches with new placements would help? Maybe GCHQ could release a batch of old cache types again (similar to the virtual scheme), like webcams or think of new Apecache type caches ... would incentivise new placements. Anyway, just my two cents.

    Screenshot 2023-03-28 at 20-31-53 Project-GC - Overview.png

  5. 3 minutes ago, Max and 99 said:

    Nope. Already tried that. If it's there I just don't see it. Am I just not seeing it? 

    Oh, it didn't auto update like it's supposed to I just updated let's see if that changes things. 


    This is what I see..

    Screenshot_20221116-131250_Adventure Lab.jpg

  6. It's nice to see photos now being uploadable into reviews... but that means it's more important as a Lab owner to check reviews to be sure that spoilers are not uploaded (there is a self-disclaimer on the app before a photo is uploaded)... so two features that I'm sure would have been raised before are:


    1) Have a notification of a new review sent to the Lab owner (as per a new log on a CO's cache)

    2) Have links to the message centre within the Lab for a) the Lab owner and b) the cacher who has left a review


    Whilst here...


    When I click an AdLab icon on the main geocaching app map, my phone takes me to the Google Play store to download the AdLab app... which is already loaded. Is that just my setup or the same for everyone? It should obviously open the AdLab app and go to the first page for that Lab.

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  7. On 10/26/2021 at 8:32 PM, Max and 99 said:

    My only sequential AL follows a story. It wouldn't make any sense otherwise.

    I originally set one of my ALs to sequential as it followed a story but then just changed each stage name to start with 1. 2. 3. etc and took sequential off. That way, those that want to follow the intended order can, those that don't want to (or want to pick up other caches along the way) can decide their own order.

    One lab in Lille that I attempted today was a 10 stage lab, set sequentially but it zig-zagged all over town, sometimes a Km between stages and then back and back again! Absolutely no logic or point to being sequential. I gave up after 5 stages as being a tourist, time is short!


    Perhaps as an interim measure, there should be a pop-up window that appears if the lab owner sets it to sequential to double check they really need to and know the consequences of doing so.

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  8. I'm sure this has been raised before... but... I've tried 1 AL and 3 ALs in a short trip to France and Belgium this week so far, they have been set to 'Play locations in sequential order'. This is so frustrating a) because in a city with numerous ALs, you have to backtrack and b) I was visiting with family and I just wanted to do a couple of the stages close to where we were heading rather than driving to the start. I also had another where the first stage was cordoned off, which meant I couldn't progress to the other stages. None of these had any logic (to my mind) that needed to be sequential. Can Groundspeak just switch that option off? Thanks for listening/reading.

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  9. I've scrolled down a bit to see if this has already been raised (I'm surprised it not)...

    Would it be possible/desirable for Ad Labs to be rated for D/T along the same basis as other cache types? It would seem then that Ad Labs could be fully integrated into a cacher's stats.

    Just pondering the pros and cons.

  10. 2 hours ago, kunarion said:

    There are topics about using USB WiFi routers, and they tend to be temperamental and their Apps are cheesy.


    But for your GPS, look up how to load Pocket Queries and Lists.  You still set up a List on the phone, but bypass the extra accessories.


    https://www.gpsrchive.com/GPSMAP/GPSMAP 66sr/Applications - Geocaching.html#x-Geocache PQ List Download



    Many thanks for the answers... I've tried this and it works, both via Bluetooth and wifi... so that will be fine for a PQ update in the field over Bluetooth (although the data transfer is quite slow, so I'd probably nip into the PQ and reduce the cache number before syncing). Thanks again.

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