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  1. Forcing all tables to 100% width is not a good idea as it completely destroyed the formatting which was essential in defining the type of puzzle. I had to replace the html with an image as it didn't matter what I tried the html parser just overwrote every style I applied with the pre-defined styles. Not good.

    Alas, this has been true for 10 of my puzzle cache pages as well. Why are they forcing 100% table width?!? I've fixed some of mine as you have, with replacement fixed images, but many of these tables contained values that were far easier to edit as html text (when cache maintenance requires such changes).

  2. Would you think this one was fun?


    That was hilarious, thank you. Yes, I'd have fun attempting that one. I'm not sure how far I'd get, but I'd enjoy it for as long as I decided to stick with it.


    I don't like cats, but I'm still smiling...

    Only 193 miles away from ya -- you could still FTF it. :(

  3. Bugs in the new formatting:


    Let's use my "Crossword Cipher" cache ( http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.aspx?wp=GC22X5A ) as an example:


    Table padding and spacing settings now don't display, which is annoying, since many of us rely on tables to control the page layout, and we want cell contents separated by some uniform margin. All the Across and Down hints in my crossword puzzle cache now have the numbers right up against the clues, because <TABLE CELLPADDING=2 CELLSPACING=2> values now display as if their size is 0, not 2.


    Also, it's even worse in Internet Explorer 8, as all cell values on this cache that don't have a specified alignment are defaulting to being centered, and not left aligned (this doesn't happen when viewing this HTML content offline in IE).


    I have tested on Chrome, Internet Explorer 8.0.6001.18702, and Firefox 3.5.7.


    I suppose work arounds would include lots of " & nbsp ;"s and never counting on default cell alignments, but if so, I have many such caches to "fix". :grin:

  4. I suggest contacting your local reviewer directly. Many of them do not venture into these forums. Look at the pages of some of the caches nearby. Their "published" log should be the first entry there.

    Click on their profile link and send them a direct email to get your questions answered by the person whose opinion really matters, not ours.


    Ah, now there's good advice. I didn't know how to look up my local reviewer, so thank you. It looks like it may be either "Nomex", or "Krypton". I'll contact both of them today.


    Thanks again,


    Team Yofa.

  5. I'm going to be submitting my first cache soon (a puzzle cache). I've read the "Off-limit (Physical) Caches" section of the guidelines, and I've read people on these forms argue various interpretations of these guidelines. Being new to geocaching, I've only found around 80 caches, so I haven't seen the full diversity of what is possible. I'm trying to come up with concealment ideas, but I'm not sure if they're going to be something the reviewer will approve of.


    So, can any of you reviewers out there give me guidance on these following scenarios?


    Assume in each of these scenarios that a small slim stainless steel pill holder is being used.


    Scenario 1: Can you drill a hole in a stake, place the container in that stake, and simply put the steak into the ground, say, 2 inches deep? What about 5 inches deep? This is a stake that was not previously in that environment, but certainly has no negative impact on that environment (e.g. urban areas).


    Scenario 2: Consider a (less than a foot long) 3/4" PVC pipe sealed on one end and with a removable cap on the other. A slim container is attached via chain to that top cap. The pipe is placed in the ground, with only the cap exposed. This requires no digging to find (simply remove cap which pulls out chain). It also does not require digging to create this cache, since after a good rain, you could push it into the ground as you would a stake. It would also be white and use a rounded cap to differentiate it from a sprinkler, and thus, not encourage people to start taking apart sprinklers.


    Scenario 3: Let's say you find supporting wooden posts to either side of a young tree. Could you drill a small hole near the top of the support post (near the top, so as not to compromise its strength) and place a slim container in it? These "temporary" support posts remain many years after the tree no longer needs the assistance. I'm trying to get a feel for the guideline "Caches that deface public or private property, whether a natural or man-made object...".


    Scenario 4: Instead of modifying the existing support post, can you instead buy your own support post, drill the hole in it at home (where no one will see ya with a cordless power drill), and then add this as an additional post next to the tree?


    The fundamental rule of bureaucracy is to not ask permission/clarification of someone who's not authorized to give a "yes". In that spirit, I'm interested in what all of you think, but I'm only interested in getting a "no" from a proper reviewer.




    Team Yofa

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