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  1. Dette har man jo bedt om før, men da ble forslaget så til de grader slaktet av enkelte "autoriteter"

    (no names, you all know who you are) i det norske cachemiljøet, så diskusjonen ble lagt død.


    Ble diskusjonen lagt død bare fordi noen som noen mener er autoriteter ikke likte forslaget?

    Var det ikke noen gode argumenter mot engang?





  2. Siden det begynner å bli litt frynsete med diskusjonsgruper lokalt, kunne der være en idé å prøve å få til noe her? Det meste ser jo ut til å gå på ræva "heme!". Hadde vært gøy med svar! :blink:


    Det er jo bare å bruke denne nordiske gruppen.

    Hvor ligger problemet?



  3. Why are you suggesting this split?


    Geographically Finland is closer to Estonia than it is to Faroe Islands.


    Not only geographically, but language-wise as well.


    The finnish language belongs to the Finno-Ugric languages.

    Norwegian, Swedish and Danish belongs to the Indo-European languages.

    Read more about it here: Wikipedia: Finno-Ugric

    You will note that part of Norway and Sweden are marked as partly-Finno-Ugric-speaking.

    That is the Sami language. Spoken by less than 70000 people out of 13.5 mill (19 mill including Denmark).

    Not understood at all among the majority.


    So a split is based mostly on language.



  4. If any change is to be made, the creation

    of a separate Finnish group seems more


    Care to elaborate?



    This is the traditional way to do this.

    Roots back to USENET.

    If one newsgroup got to large, or dominated by one

    type of postings a split into two or more groups

    was often the result.


    Today we have one sub-forum for Nordic and baltic coutries.

    Sweden, Denmark and Norway have their own forums in their

    native language on non-Groundspeak servers. Finland does not.

    We who do not read or speak finnish sort of drown inbetween the FIN-threads.


    If the FIN were moved to another forum they get their own

    playground, and the rest of us have a 'fresh' well known playground.

    Doing it the other way around will only result in the danes, swedes and the icelanders

    demanding their own forum.

    That is the Wrong way to do it.


    Norwegian, Swedish, Danish and to some extent Icelandic languages are

    similar enough to be understood by the others.

    Finnish and baltic languages are NOT.


    So, split out in one Finnish/Baltic, and one Scandinavian/Icelandic forum.

    IF a split is to be made.

    I cant really see why qurius makes all this fuzz about it.

    Whats the point?



  5. Updated:



    Bus, Local

    Bus, Long Distance


    Canoe (new 2005)


    Ferry, Local

    Funicular (new 2005)

    Rollerblade (new 2005)

    Skiing, CrossCoutry

    Skiing, Downhill





    Train, Local


    Plane and Cruise/Distance Ferry (but purpose was not solely caching...)


    In planning:


    Long Distance Train



    Wish i had used:




  6. Hello alll, im going to Oslo next week can any one recomend a couple of decent caches? with a good view or just intresting? thanks for any help


    Have you left for Oslo yet?

    Still want some recommendations?


    What kind of visit are you on.

    Are you into skiing?

    Considering Oslo have its highest snow level since

    1968 a lot of caches are unavailable. But quite some

    of them are still accessible.

    How much time do you have?


    You could also benefit from asking in the local norwegian forum

    on http://forum.kart.no as only a few of us drop in here occationally.


    pls send me a mail via gc.com if time runs short.



  7. Any way of including in bookmark emails the name of the bookmark list that triggered the email, and/or a link to it? As it is now, all you know is that it came from some bookmark list.


    I'll second (or third...) this.

    Putting the name of the bookmark list that triggered the mail will be

    very helpful for sorting the mails into folders. Single cache names in

    my mailfilter-file will be extremly messy after just a few minutes...



    (couldent find a reply to either of the two previous posts on the theme)

  8. Easy one!

    We both found Hermetikk in Stavanger, Norway. We even both have found St Etheldreda's in London.


    As for 'degrees of Markwell', since GeoPirate have found my cache Small Brown

    Horse AND one of the Project APE caches by Markwell there is a close tie to most

    of the Norwegian cachers as well.


    And since GeoPirate has found one of CCCooperAgency's caches that pretty much

    links most norwegians to most of USA well within six degrees. Only counting

    regular caches.




    [edit: layout & typo]

  9. I wasn't sure the forest was public... but I thought that Kirsten had mentioned something about trails


    The restaurant link is not working for me, but I'll take the warning that the sculpture has been moved.


    Btw all forrest in Norway are public accesible. It's the law!




    The restaurants name is Ekebergrestauranten. Their pages are unfortunately

    only in norwegian. The picture of 'Joy' was found on this page.



  10. > I do not know where in Oslo the school is located... but I thought there was a

    > possibility that there may be caches in the forest or along the trails


    Must be kidding...:-)


    Lots of them.

    And I now even recall living just a few hundred meters from the school for 3 years,

    and must have passed it several times. Also have seen it where it is placed now.



  11. Well, some of us visits here from time to time just to catch

    this kind of requests. Fun to try helping out.


    My guess is that the sculpture was placed at

    Norwegian School of Sport Sciences.

    Looking in my Oslo Encyclopedia reveals that a full figure statue called "Joy"

    was placed there in 1987.

    Some web searches have led me to believe "Joy" have been moved to the

    newly renovated Restaurant Ekebergrestauranten.

    Name of the artist is Kirsten Kokkin.




    The statue is placed very close to GCH1EK.

    Original placement is close to GCGH0R


    Hope this is what you were searching for.


    Also found on the web that Kirsten Kokkim was the artist behind the

    statue of HRH Crown Princess Märtha(1901-1954) recently erected in front of the

    Norwegian Embassy in Washington DC.

    Kokkin is actually now living closer to where you are located than where I am.

    She lives in Colorado, and is a very reknown artist.


    Just have to hope I have guessed right...even found a reference to study in Italy.

    Is that you leaping?



    in Oslo.

  12. Cant see if this has been covered/answered in the past.


    When submitting multis or mystery caches with false start-coords

    the aprover needs to know the final destination (and any intermediate)

    to check for proximity.

    Could a new coordinate field be made on the subscription form

    to accomodate that? Knowing that I forgets that every time I submit one

    i might not be alone...Having a required field would cut down on

    iterations before a cache is aproved and reduse load on the aprovers.


    Have this been considered or discussed before?



  13. the renaming of the pq's according to the subject line works.

    Yes it works fine.

    Now on to make the names of the PQs a bit more meaningful :rolleyes:

    (and on to remake my scripts that moves files in archive-folders.


    Any chance of including date (load or PQ) in the file name?

    Istead of the numbering. Of cource with the numbering still as

    a last resort to uniqueify the file names.


    Tha coordinate grabber does a good job of not including

    coordinates containing formulas!



  14. the Load GPX

    function includes all subdirectories in the search path for files to load.

    Clyde fixed this in a previous build. Make sure that you get the latest build and try it again.

    Of course...

    :ph34r: My bad in the hurry today before leaving for the Airport and fiddling to

    get all the latest PQs loaded. Hadent noticed build 53, and the post regarding this

    have mysteriously slipped my tired eyes.

    Works like a charm now. Thanks.



  15. I havent had time to check this thoroughly, but it seems like the Load GPX

    function includes all subdirectories in the search path for files to load.

    This is mildly annoying since I keep all my old PQs in dated subdirectories

    under the directory that holds the most recent PQs.


    Is this so or am I doing something wrong. This has started to happen

    lately (and since I have not loaded PQs for more than a week I am

    not shure I can entirely blame the new Beta...)


    Havent tried build 55 yet.



  16. Why do you have a "found" database?


    I have a separate found database. Or at least I have made one now.

    Very easy done with the new PQ.


    One very good reason for doing this is that not all my finds are in my

    Default database. My Default database I have limited to caches in

    my home country (Norway). I have separate databases for neighbouring

    countries (Sweeden and Denmark), and separate databases of countries/cities

    I travel to on a regular basis. In my day to day fiddling I stay in my Default

    database. I do not travel each week (or even month) so a joint database

    all my databases I dont consider practical to work with. And as I have found

    caches in most of the other countries/cities I have databases of, the result

    of clicking on the found field in my Default database will not produce the

    correct total overview. Of cource I use this function inside each database,

    but a separate Found-database gives me the whole picture.


    So, yes, a separate database for your finds is practical.

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