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Nearest Caches Trucated?, From 100 Miles To 50 Miles => Biiig Problems

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I was looking up nearby caches when I noticed my list was a lot shorter. I found only 2 caches! :P It seems that it goes out to only 50 miles (80.5 km) where before it went out to 100 miles (161 km)!

I tried ro run a search from the hide and seek a cache page, but it gave the same result, and the result is not nice: 2 caches! I searched with my homecoordinates, as I live in Finland and postalnumbers only work

in US. I understand that this change is good for places where there are lots of caches, but everyone are not that happy! How am I going to get a list withing about 200 miles? Isn't it painful enough that I have to drive that far? Petrol is realy expensive, 1.31 euro/liter!

 

I have three suggestions: :D

 

1) Place a button somewhere that gives a search for about 200 miles, and/or make it changable. Maybe you can save it in the user account! This is very important in regions, where there are not that many caches available and we have to drive over 200 miles to enjoy this nice hobby. And now it only shows 50 miles! It must be easy to find the caches. You can check out how it works for me in Finland with my homcoordinates: N63'40,137 E022'41,222.

 

2) Everywhere you can give coordinates, give a button that puts in your homecoordinates.

 

3) Make a parameter where you can choose that you want only to find caches in your own country. This is a problem if you live, as I, at the see and have only 50 miles to Sweden. I thank you for rapidly answers and I hope you have good answers. This is a very nice hobby, but a bit expensive because I have to drive very far. I'm trying to get more geocachers in my region, but is a bit slow.

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I can certainly understand why you're blowing a gasket, since the answer is just a few threads down the page and it took almost 10 seconds to find it...

 

Try adding &dist=100 to the end of your query string. . .

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I can certainly understand why you're blowing a gasket, since the answer is just a few threads down the page and it took almost 10 seconds to find it...

 

Try adding &dist=100 to the end of your query string. . .

 

When doing a search from "your account" page the search is done from your home co-ords and if you filter out finds the result for me limits the results to 80km. If there is away to increase this distance from the account page I would like to know what it is.

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Just do a search from the hide and seek page and bookmark that link. Or append "&dist=100" to the end of your my account page link and bookmark that.

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As a suggestion, could this be set up in the profile somewhere? to change the default distance for a user? (to save the bookmark option or always appending it)

 

For me, 50 miles yields hundreds of caches, but I can see where others might like the option to increase or decrease the default behaviour for their account.

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I can certainly understand why you're blowing a gasket, since the answer is just a few threads down the page and it took almost 10 seconds to find it...

 

Try adding &dist=100 to the end of your query string. . .

 

It works up to 1000 <_<

 

However, it eliminates the filter, and includes hidden and found caches.

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Try adding &dist=100 to the end of your query string. . .

It works up to 1000 :laughing:

 

However, it eliminates the filter, and includes hidden and found caches.

If you also add &f=1 to the URL then found caches will still be filtered.

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