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  1. I found out the answer to my own question so I thought I would post the solution here for future 'ask-ers'. I ended up posting the same question in the Project-GC forums (after also asking GS who didn't have a solution for me either) and someone replied with an answer. They pointed me towards the Top Finders link found under the Statistics menu on the top of Project-GC home page. From there, if you have a custom bookmark list with all the caches in question on GC.com, you can "get" that list and Project-GC will show you all the finders of those caches. A great working solution that can be run anytime you want. Thank you Project-GC. :-)
  2. HI there - I'm not sure if this is the right forum for this but I have an idea for a cache that needs some info from other caches. I would like to be able to see who has found a specific set of caches. Is there any way to get that kind of info easily and regularly? I don't care about when they found the cache, or what they wrote in their log; I'm only interested in which cachers have found the caches. Ideally, I'm hoping there's a macro or script that outputs a list that shows "Cacher x has found y number of these caches", based on a list of caches I've inputted. I'm hoping to keep this list current as well, on a semi-regular basis, hence why I'm hoping for a way that is as automated as possible. I've tried searching GSAK and Project-GC so far but haven't found anything yet. I'm guessing a Project-GC challenge checker script could be written to output this info but this is not for a challenge. Does anyone know of any way to do this? Any help or ideas would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.
  3. Heheh Yeah, I was trying to find a picture that was more "in the public domain" vs one that might cause privacy issues so I figured the Mars Rover pic was the best option. :-) Thank you for tracking down this information. It certainly sheds some more light on this. But now I'd like to know what the use cases are for all these different versions of the file (other than the thumbnail). ie. When I'm linking to a picture on my cache page, which "format" should I use, especially when large/_l seems to do inconsistent things to different images? And why doesn't display/_d work for jpg files then? Still very weird. At least _d has been somewhat explained now so thank you. :-) And it appears _l doesn't mean low res any more either. I just wish this information was documented somewhere too. I'll keep doing some digging to see what else I can figure out. The truth is out there... ;-)
  4. Thanks for the great discussion so far. I've been talking to another cacher about this and they discovered another suffix too. _t appears to be used for the thumbnail version of a picture. Here's an example of a png file that "supports" _l, _d, and _t. You can add them "randomly" which leads me to think it's the same image file no matter what but has something more to do with how the picture is processed/evaluated but what do I know? I'm no web or graphics expert. :-b <<https://s3.amazonaws.com/gs-geo-images/ae3c7301-33ae-4c46-a31d-c2a8611b36d2.png>>
  5. Hi there - My apologies for the cryptic title but I didn't know what else to call it. I also don't know if this is the right location for this topic but I'm not sure where it really fits. If it needs to be moved to somewhere else, please let me know. I am already aware of the _l ending for image files, and I believe that represents a low res version of the picture. Today I came across a png file on the GC website with a _d ending. Does anyone know what that means? As far as I can tell, it just seems to mean a smaller sized picture. Is that all though? It appears the _d doesn't work on jpg files either. So strange. Could someone in the know please let me know? :-) Thanks. I'm just trying to understand when/where I should be using the various formats of images on the website. Does anyone else know if there are other "_x" out there? Thank you in advance.
  6. YES! Woo hoo! This appears to work. I was wondering the same thing but I've tested it now and it looks like I'm good to go. Thank you for your (prompt) help. :-)
  7. I ran into some technical issues when I tried to post this before so this may be a duplicate post. Please ignore and remove this one if it is. Thanks. ================================ Hi there - I'm trying to put out a cache that has a picture but I want the picture to be a surprise so that people only see it when they click on the right link. However when I upload the picture to the actual cache, it shows up in the gallery and is listed at the bottom of the description as well. I don't want it to be visible there (or anywhere else ideally). Is there a "official" solution to hiding the picture somehow? As far as I know you're not allowed to use 3rd party hosting sites any more so I didn't even bother trying. I've also read some forum posts that talk about adding the picture to an archived cache instead and then using a link for it in my new cache but my concern is the picture is still "visible" in that archived cache. People could come across it accidentally there (or maybe on purpose). Is there any other options out there or is there a setting somewhere that hides pictures from the gallery and the cache description listing? I was thinking about maybe loading the picture into my unpublished archived cache because, as far as I know, no one else can see those caches, but I can't edit those archived caches to add any pictures. Plus I'm not sure if the website will allow other people to see those pictures anyways. ie I'd be able to see the picture because I have rights or permissions to my unpublished caches but no one else does. I also considered loading pictures via a Reviewer Note on my new cache and linking to them from there. Those Reviewer Notes get "removed" when the cache is published but do any pictures associated to those logs get deleted too? Or would the links keep working? It's hard to test all these things out obviously so I'm hoping someone knows the more official way of doing this. I don't want to implement something that may suddenly break a few years later either when GS changes a policy, like the 3rd party hosting thing. Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.
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