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I think it would be really cool to have an icon on your stats on GC.com that shows how many Waymarks that you have found!

 

Not asking that every Waymarking category icon be combined with every GC icon....but just a single icon on GC.com that shows "Smith" has found 7 waymarks.

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I know that if/when that happens, there will be much more people doing Waymarking. The complains I have heard consist of, "Waymarks don't come up on my geocaching stats, so I don't want to do it."

 

The picture could just be this, but without the beta and Waymarking text.

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I'm pretty sure it will be done in the future, but the major thing that they are working on right now is getting cattagory proposals and managment up and running.

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I know that if/when that happens, there will be much more people doing Waymarking. The complains I have heard consist of, "Waymarks don't come up on my geocaching stats, so I don't want to do it."

 

The picture could just be this, but without the beta and Waymarking text.

homepage_menu_r1_c2.gif

That is excatly the icon that I had in mind...glad that it has been thought of and just might work. I know I'm not as excited when it doesn't come up on GC.com, but I still have logged and listed a few to say that I've done it.

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We would love to see such an icon, along with stats, on GC.com. Many of our caching friends are not Waymarking (despite being the ones who introduced us to locationless caches) because they are not tracked on GC.com. The minute there is any type of symbol on GC, they will start Waymarking.

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I don't see it happening. One of the positive things about the loss of virts and the creation of Waymarking is that it stops parks from denying a 'true' geocache in favor of a virt. The merging of GC.com and WM.com would just allow them to continue to use this argument.

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Add the icon to geocaching.com but don't include it in the cache finds count. Make it similar to travel bugs and geocoins and benchmarks; they get the icon and the numbers so that people can see it, but it doesn't mess with the GC stats. That won't get everyone, but it will get a lot. (And it will make most us Waymarkers happy!)

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This was discussed in depth a while back in a thread I remember posting to. Just do a searc......... Oh yeah.

 

Anyway, I believe Jeremy posted that there would be some sort of integration of stats between the two sites. The general consensus was that this was wanted by most people.

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This was discussed in depth a while back in a thread I remember posting to.  Just do a searc.........  Oh yeah.

 

Wasn't my idea, but try this search tool: Google The Groundspeak Forums

 

Just replace "SEARCHTERM" with the words you want to search for.

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This was discussed in depth a while back in a thread I remember posting to. Just do a searc......... Oh yeah.

 

Anyway, I believe Jeremy posted that there would be some sort of integration of stats between the two sites. The general consensus was that this was wanted by most people.

Do You Want All Finds Listed In One Account?

I didn't see in that thread where Jeremy said that this will happen.

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I didn't see in that thread where Jeremy said that this will happen.

 

May not have been that thread. I am pretty sure this has been discussed several times.

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Add the icon to geocaching.com but don't include it in the cache finds count. Make it similar to travel bugs and geocoins and benchmarks; they get the icon and the numbers so that people can see it, but it doesn't mess with the GC stats. That won't get everyone, but it will get a lot. (And it will make most us Waymarkers happy!)

It would make me more into Wamarking!

 

I even forsee the same icon showing how many Waymarks you own too.

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This was discussed in depth a while back in a thread I remember posting to. Just do a searc......... Oh yeah.

 

Anyway, I believe Jeremy posted that there would be some sort of integration of stats between the two sites. The general consensus was that this was wanted by most people.

Do You Want All Finds Listed In One Account?

I didn't see in that thread where Jeremy said that this will happen.

One, I don't see the post where Jeremy said the stats will be integrated.

 

Second, "wanted by most people." Huh? The polling was done in the Premium-only-at-the-time section of Waymarking. How is that "most people?" I guess the folks who don't care about virts over on the GC side don't count?

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Repeating myself....

 

The separation of Geocaching and Waymarking appears to be the intention of Groundspeak. As such, physical containers (Geocaches) would be on one site, and points of interest (Waymarks) would be on the other.

 

Therefore, I would love to see Groundspeak move to the forefront as the main area of activities.

 

Kinda like the Profile page now that allows you to jump to various spots.

 

So...

 

Groundspeak would be the hosting site for Members to sign in and jump to

 

--My Account

--My Geocaching

--My Waymarking

--My Trackables

--Premium Member features

--Forums

--Search

--Help Files

 

The sub page for MY ACCOUNT would host the items

--The membership stuff, like user name, password, etc.

--An overall MAIN Profile page on everything you've done (Found,Hidden, Visited etc)

--An option to make stats public/private (optional.. just adding ideas)

 

The sub page for MY GEOCACHING would host the items

--My Geocaching Stats (The current Profile Page)

--Search for Geocaches near me by Origins (borrowed from Waymarking)

 

The sub page for MY Waymarking would host the items

--My Waymarking Stats (borrowed from Geocaching)

--Search forWaymarks near me by Origin (like it is now)

 

The sub page for MY TRACKABLES would be like it is now

 

The sub page for PREMIUM MEMBER FEATURES would host

--Pocket Queries for all activities

--Bookmark Management for all activities

--Insta-Notify

 

The sub page for FORUMS would be like it is now

 

The sub page for SEARCH would allow searches for

--Geocache by Keyword

--Waymark by Keyword

--Another Member by Keyword (would link to their GC/WM STATS or MAIN PAGE)

 

The sub page for HELP FILES would have all those documents we read

 

Something like that anyways... I'm sure some of it could easily be relocated, but the main point to me is to make the Groundspeak area the main site, and reduce the redundant parts and the ones that currently cross link poorly (like the Profile on the Waymarking page that is actually the Geocaching one)

 

;) The Blue Quasar

Edited by The Blue Quasar

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Look at the "New & Improved" Groundspeak website! :ph34r:

 

(www.Groundspeak.com)

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Look at the "New & Improved" Groundspeak website! <_<

 

(www.Groundspeak.com)

Hmmm, what's this?

whereami.gif

The filename is whereami.gif

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Gee... I might start getting my hopes up.

 

<_< The Blue Quasar

 

edit: I hope they aren't getting ready to unveil ANOTHER game. They should get Waymarking finished first in my opinion. There is a lot of stuff still needed in Waymarking.... don't put too many irons in the fire please.

Edited by The Blue Quasar

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Hmmm, what's this?

whereami.gif

The filename is whereami.gif

 

Perhaps they want to get us lost...

:D:(;):)

 

...or they are lost ...

:):P;):P:):D

 

...or they just want to cause mass wonder/confusion :):D:D:(

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All right....let's get back on topic! I am asking to have an icon for our stats which would state how many waymarks we have found along with the stats of Geocaches!

 

They have started a simular thread on the Geocaching.com Forum....The Waymarking icon on GC.com stats

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I'd assume they will have both eventually as well... I also hope they will have categories owned and waymarks created categories as well (equivalent to placed geocaches over at gc.com)

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