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Zop

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  1. When opting out of the new logging method, that option is not retained after closing browser and does not carry over to the drafts area. such that even when opting out, logging from drafts the new logging page comes up and the option to opt out does not exist. Please fix or provide a more permanent option in account settings.
  2. When we upload (yes, two of us here) our geocachevisits.txt file in the Drafts section (should be field notes but that's another topic), the previous upload date 'Ignore prior to' is missing and no longer works. This frequently results in hundreds of field notes uploading, all but the last few displaying the incorrect dates for those finds. No, please do not tell us to delete our geocachevisits.txt file. We use them and everything worked just fine in the past.
  3. It's not that we are completely resistant to change, it is more that we would really appreciate it if the site were improved in the way of stability and functionality as a priority rather than all of the additions and aesthetic changes that make it less PC friendly. The icons on the maps for example are (IMHO) much more difficult to discern. For example, our owned caches were nice yellow stars. Now they are green circles. Well, so are unfound trads. Unknowns were very appealing blue question marks. Now they are blue circles, well, so are Wherigos. It was so much easier to use the maps back when we were looking at the actual shapes of the icons along with the coloration. Now they are all just circles that so often just blend in with the others. An example of a good map icon design was what we previously had - and what Project-GC currently has. The cache icons popped out! So easy to easily see what the next cache would be. Anyway, I know, this is fairly off-topic but many of us still prefer to use GPSr's and computers for the hobby so we don't have our noses in our phones all day. Please don't forget this and that most of us who still use traditional technology have been loyal paying members for a decade or longer.
  4. THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!! Great news!!
  5. If not for the high quality puzzles in our area (Greater SF Bay Area, California) I would have burned out completely on all the LAC's here.
  6. Those options have been broken for a very long time due to modern day security patches in most browsers and Groundspeak hasn't invested any effort to get them functional again. The Firefox plugin for example hasn't worked in years. (IMHO) I suspect that Groundspeak doesn't care about the site functionality and appear to be trying to force us all to use their pathetic apps for caching.
  7. I'm very surprised that no one here has mentioned GSAK. The geocaching Swiss Army Knife is by far the best tool to send geocaches to just about any modern GPS. You can even use it to pull up to 6,000 geocaches from the website (per day) and store offline in a database for editing, filtering, sorting, running macros against, etc... You can download a copy at gsak.net. Aside from that, I personally found all of the Garmin Oregon's (and Montana) to be extremely frustrating to actually geocache with as well. I found the GPSMap 60 series (currently the 64s) to be far easier to use for geocaching in general.
  8. I have to agree. The previous logging page is far easier and better in many ways, especially for those of us who do NOT use apps. C'mon Groundspeak, you have a whole generation of geocachers out here who have been members for years who don't want all these mobility 'improvements' shoved down our throats. PLEASE keep the web site and App separate! There are scores of reasons we prefer to use a real computer to log our finds, solve puzzles, read cache descriptions etc... When we're out Geocaching, the last thing we want to be doing is staring at our phones.
  9. So sad... How do we revert to a more easily managed logging page like the one we had before? This one is slow, unresponsive and really wastes far too much space on a real computer monitor.
  10. The domain apparently expired months ago! Domain Name: LOCUSPRIME.NET Registrar: WEB SITE SOURCE, INC Sponsoring Registrar IANA ID: 1404 Whois Server: whois.websitesource.com Referral URL: http://www.websitesource.com Name Server: NS20.WEBSITESOURCE.NET Name Server: NS21.WEBSITESOURCE.NET Status: clientTransferProhibited https://icann.org/epp#clientTransferProhibited Updated Date: 29-jun-2015 Creation Date: 26-jul-2005 Expiration Date: 26-jul-2016 Certitudes.org is a much better option anyway.
  11. And you're still at it so many years later...
  12. Uh... Yeah, about that. No. A culvert is part of a storm drain. A sewer is a closed system for human waste. There's a huge difference. The only difference between a storm drain and a creek is the amount of concrete and coverage. Unless it's raining, a storm drain or culvert hide is a lot safer than your typical GRC. Unless of course people like to drive in the storm drains in your parts. (Yes, some are that large)
  13. Wow. The button "Map These Geocaches" is not obvious enough? We're not in the 4-H Club here, aren't we? Hans Edit: typo Given that the search tool, as I clearly mentioned in another post is something I do not use, no. that is not obvious enough. I stopped using the search tool when it became what it is today and will not start now. GSAK is far superior in every way.
  14. I really prefer this style over the new... I'm ok with the circles, it's just the design of the icons that doesn't work. Use these icons indtead and simply round them out if that's what the goal is. At least these are clear and precise. The new ones at a glance on the maps just bleed into the background.
  15. Do it just the other way round: 1. Do a NewSearch for PMO caches only. 2. Map the result. Bingo! Hans Ok, assuming that we wanted to use the search tool, how do we show these results on the map? (seriously - the search tool is so aesthetically displeasing, I stopped using it ages ago in favor of GSAK so I really don't even know if it's possible)
  16. Additionally, at a glance, I cannot even tell the difference between a trad and an unknown. The colors are now too similar.
  17. If you look in the right place there actually are little pointers. Here's a snapshot of the preview box in the lower right on one of my cache pages. Notice how nicely contrasted the icons are from one another (and from the background)? And how easy they are to see and identify? Wow, that's one good lookin' map style right there! This was so much better.
  18. HUH? I was still using my Western Electric 302 rotary until just a few short years ago when I finally got fed up with all the robocalls. Tempted to hook it back up on my other line.
  19. This depends entirely on the placer. Some will not mind at all, others will actually audit their logs and delete any that aren't physically verifiable. As for mine, if you're geocaching and finding one of my caches, odds are good that you are already pretty well scraped up so just find a twig and sign in blood! That's what we usually do
  20. Nope.. Except for puzzles, LB's and Multi's, we read the description as a next-to-last resort with the last being the hint. Most cache descriptions (even mine) are rarely descriptive about the cache. It's usually some sad tale like "there wasn't a cache nearby so I put one here" or some long diatribe about the mating cycle of the Hefalumpapus. And yes, on a Trad, whenever the posted coords are more than say 20 feet off, I will post updated coordinates. With GPSr's being as accurate as they are in this day and age, especially with the quad helix receivers with WAAS and GLONASS, there's really no excuse for posted coordinates to be more a few meters off except for under really dense tree cover or next to some massive structure. Even then, Google Earth can be fairly accurate and at least get someone on the correct side of the road. EDIT: Oh, and yes... Once you're within reasonable range, start the hunt! you shouldn't be looking at some stupid phone when you're geocaching anyway ;-)
  21. Nope.. Except for puzzles, LB's and Multi's, we read the description as a next-to-last resort with the last being the hint. Most cache descriptions (even mine) are rarely descriptive about the cache. It's usually some sad tale like "there wasn't a cache nearby so I put one here" or some long diatribe about the mating cycle of the Hefalumpapus. And yes, on a Trad, whenever the posted coords are more than say 20 feet off, I will post updated coordinates. With GPSr's being as accurate as they are in this day and age, especially with the quad helix receivers with WAAS and GLONASS, there's really no excuse for posted coordinates to be more a few meters off except for under really dense tree cover or next to some massive structure. Even then, Google Earth can be fairly accurate and at least get someone on the correct side of the road.
  22. This would be greatly disappointing. I've pretty much moved away from using any of the existing search tools because of the changes a couple of years ago. Why are you forcing us to rely on the API and GSAK?
  23. I'm not sure I understand the question. Disabled caches are denoted by being grayed out... Nearly impossible to actually see them though.
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