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  1. Ghost Towns of America: https://www.geotab.com/ghost-towns/ Ghost Towns category on Waymarking, for convenience: https://www.Waymarking.com/cat/details.aspx?f=1&guid=bdffdac0-35e4-4ac9-86fb-a3d65a918c1f
  2. Atlas Obscura https://www.atlasobscura.com/
  3. Being immortalized on the millionth waymark geocoin is a good tribute!
  4. That's cool that you've immortalized BruceS. Good idea!
  5. There's a pedestrian bridge recently installed in Fort Worth, created by an artist and paid for by the City of Fort Worth Public Art Program. https://fwpublicart.org/drift/ That picture is NOT mine, though I have my own to do the waymark with. What category would this go in? It doesn't seem like a Hiking Path Footbridge, because it crosses a creek between two sidewalks in the middle of a residential section of town. Any suggestions?
  6. The concept of an "urban legend" as known in the USA appears to be impossible to explain to folks who have something other than English as their first language, and difficult to many other people. Of the submissions to the Urban Legends category almost none that are submitted are actually urban legends and a large number of the waymarks that have gotten approved one way or the other over the years aren't urban legends either. I asked the officers what they thought about trying to adapt the category to handle the legends that are generally submitted and got no response at all. So now I'm throwing it out to the forums. Reply with some suggestions to rework the category to handle "normal" legends as well as urban legends. Here's the category for convenience: https://www.Waymarking.com/cat/details.aspx?f=1&guid=ff570b23-a81a-46e5-b2a5-48f9096a6605&gid=6
  7. I hope someone can post a Grave of a Famous Person waymark for him. (I didn't know him well enough to know if he'd approve, I'm making an assumption) Or if not that, then something!
  8. I just voted, typed a bunch of stuff, submitted, and came here to read. Saw elyob's post about not hijacking the vote, so I went back and removed most of my text, but didn't change my vote. So here's what I removed: "I read this category description yesterday, and gave myself a day to think about it. I have a big problem with your disclaimer, or rather the fact that the disclaimer is needed. I had to go see what the definition of "sex-trafficking" is, and for good measure looked up brothel and bordello as well, just to be sure I had my terms straight. (spelling note: The definitions I found for "sex-trafficking" don't have the hyphen.) Sex trafficking is, essentially, the modern slave trade specializing in sex. Another way to put it is forced prostitution. I understand you're trying to protect Waymarking and waymarkers from coming into contact with human trafficking. Similarly, you're trying to avoid legal issues with the 1950 time limit. The problem is that we can't know about the human trafficking part. Perhaps that former brothel was an iconic part of the American West, but we do not know the circumstances of the employees. One or more of them could have been in a human trafficking situation. And since I'm typing this as part of my decision-making process it occurs to me that many Old West Saloons could be thought of as brothels--but not all of them, or not all the time."
  9. I usually put LEGACY in front of the name of waymarks that aren't there or no longer apply, and then edit the quick description with the reason if it'll fit, and possibly the long description if there's room. Archiving would be fine IF one could look them up somehow. But they're not included in searches - unlike archived mail in Gmail.
  10. I was googling for something else, and I happened across this PDF document from 2007. "Assessment of State Historical Marker Programs" http://www.njht.org/dca/njht/publ/HistoricalMarkersFinal102307.pdf "Waymarking.com" is referenced several times in the document.
  11. Any interest in Makerspaces yet? Look at this tweeted video about the new one that opened up in a Fort Worth branch library:
  12. So it's ALWAYS on September 8, right? No matter what day of the week that is. Just making sure.
  13. Thanks Bootron! It's almost noon CDT here and everything seems to be working! I (and I'm sure many others) appreciate the addition of the server and, despite all our whining online, appreciate all the lackeys' work to get the wrinkles out. I'm sorry Groundspeak didn't capitalize on the Waymarking database earlier. I'm not going to go check how it really played out, but I was active on Waymarking before I ever heard of Foursquare and their checkins and mayorships (those functions have now moved to their Swarm app). Now there are tons of "what's nearby" apps too. But none of them are crowdsourced like WM and most of them don't have the range of POIs that Waymarking has. By "range" I mean all the different categories. I imagine that many Ingress players have used Waymarking.com to submit good Portal candidates. (I admit I went the other way and found an historical marker to Waymark because of a portal I captured.) And it appears to me that many geocachers are logging at least a few waymarks, based on the visits I'm seeing on my own submissions. Anyway, thanks again!
  14. You might be able to get to the group to invite me. (hint hint)
  15. Hi QuesterMark, please post the content of your mail here in the forum, thanks! I sent the following email to contact@Groundspeak.com on Tue, Jul 14, 2015 at 12:44 PM:
  16. I'm in IT. Because of that I sent a detailed note to contact@Groundspeak.com explaining all the stuff I had tried and the results I was getting. That was on the 14th. On the 15th, well after it had been working well for me for a while, I got the following reply:
  17. The site worked enough for me to resubmit a rejected waymark of my own and for me to approve three waymarks in various categories. This was at approximately 2015-07-14 15:45 CDT. Note that at 12:45, three hours ago, I sent an email to Groundspeak explaining that I was having trouble, all the things that didn't work, a few of the things that DID work, my username, and the URL to my Waymarking profile. Perhaps it is not a server problem, but rather a data problem with some corrupt user records that have to be fixed. Now we wait until this evening when I can try to post a new waymark.
  18. I can't post, visit, or approve without getting "An Error Has Occurred." Haven't been able to do any of those for at least three days.
  19. I can't post ANY waymarks without getting An Error Occurred. And I can't APPROVE any either. Perhaps my user records are corrupt. REALLY frustrating, especially since I see different waymarks in the "latest waymarks" list each time I check to see if the site it working.
  20. I can't review waymarks either. But when I go to the front page, I see new ones have been approved since this morning...when I couldn't approve them either. I can get to my profile and I can get to my lists tab, but then when I click on the count of one of the lists it errors. When I try to get into the Texas Historical Markers category it errors. Basically I can't post or approve. And if I try to log a visit, boom. I've tried Clearing my browser cache in Chrome, I've tried using Opera, I've tried using Firefox. I've tried logging off, THEN clearing the cache and logging back on...but I still get the errors. I had NO problem this afternoon logging a geocache find using the official paid geocaching.com iOS app. I was just able to get to my geocaching profile, look at the last cache I found today, and put a watch on it without incident.
  21. Confirmed. I can't pick a state, can't type it in, either!
  22. I got the same errors as above when I tried to post tonight. So I tried to approve one and I got this: Server Error in '/' Application. Could not find a part of the path 'E:\inetpub\Waymarking.com\xml\scoring_schema.xml'. Description: An unhandled exception occurred during the execution of the current web request. Please review the stack trace for more information about the error and where it originated in the code. Exception Details: System.IO.DirectoryNotFoundException: Could not find a part of the path 'E:\inetpub\Waymarking.com\xml\scoring_schema.xml'. Source Error: An unhandled exception was generated during the execution of the current web request. Information regarding the origin and location of the exception can be identified using the exception stack trace below. Stack Trace: [DirectoryNotFoundException: Could not find a part of the path 'E:\inetpub\Waymarking.com\xml\scoring_schema.xml'.] WM.UI.ApproveWaymarks.btnAccept_Click(Object sender, EventArgs e) +2024 System.Web.UI.WebControls.Button.OnClick(EventArgs e) +9628722 System.Web.UI.WebControls.Button.RaisePostBackEvent(String eventArgument) +103 System.Web.UI.WebControls.Button.System.Web.UI.IPostBackEventHandler.RaisePostBackEvent(String eventArgument) +10 System.Web.UI.Page.RaisePostBackEvent(IPostBackEventHandler sourceControl, String eventArgument) +13 System.Web.UI.Page.RaisePostBackEvent(NameValueCollection postData) +35 System.Web.UI.Page.ProcessRequestMain(Boolean includeStagesBeforeAsyncPoint, Boolean includeStagesAfterAsyncPoint) +1724 Version Information: Microsoft .NET Framework Version:4.0.30319; ASP.NET Version:4.0.30319.34248
  23. Is there a category out there for Makerspaces, AKA Hackerspaces? It should be called "Makerspaces" since that's a common term without the hacker connotation. This JUST occurred to me after reviewing a library that was advertising a Maker class on their website, which made me remember that the libraries in my area had talked about Maker classes recently. I searched for Makerspace on Waymarking.com category search (as well as Maker, hacker, and hackerspace) and didn't get a solid hit. So I searched the forums and, of course, found the references there to the recent Maker stuff related to gadget caches and/or 3d printing. Then I looked up makerspace on wikipedia. They have them under hackerspace, but they seem to be pretty global. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hackerspace I haven't created a category in a while--any interest in this one?
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