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Release Notes 2/11/09

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We updated the site today with a fairly substantial list of fixes. Please have a look and let us know what you think!

 

DeLorme:

 

Now you can send caches directly to your PN-Series GPS units from DeLorme using the Send to GPS feature on every cache page. Download the browser plugin.

 

Account Edit:

 

The account edit page has experienced an overhaul. In addition to the regular profile details, you can now select your GPS, manage friends, and set your home coordinates with a more intuitive interface. This update is part of a larger redesign of My Account that we hope to introduce at the end of the first quarter of this year.

 

The following changes were made in this release:

 

5870: anchor tag needed at SEEK Page

Added anchor tag on /seek page

 

6557: Pending Friend Requests text change

Updated the text of the buttons in the Friends Request process.

 

5523: CACHE NOTE: Hindi Cache Note

Added Hindi Cache note to /seek page

 

6558: FAQ on Declined Cards Not Displaying Properly

Updated the declined Credit Card FAQ page to open wider and provide scroll bars when the content is not visible.

 

6746: Events - make it impossible to mark them as "Members Only"

removed option to mark events as Member Only

 

6943: trim leading/trailing spaces from username in account creation process

restricted creation of accounts with leading/trailing spaces

 

6634: Create default zip code on the front page based on home coordinates of logged in user

The search box on the home page will use GEOIP to determine a postal code if it cannot find home coordinates for a user.

 

6394: users should not be able to email invalidated users

removed ability to send email to invalidated user

 

5668: banned account can still edit their profile

Removed ability for banned members to edit profile

 

5795: Profile calendar not showing Travel Bug or Benchmark logs

The calendars for Travel Bugs and Benchmarks, in the profile, show bold dates when logs were posted.

 

6665: IHS - Map Missing from "city.aspx," "chain.aspx" and "attraction.aspx"

Added map to IHS mini-sites

 

6054: dead links at CITO page (to Delorme)

Updated links on CITO page for DeLorme

 

6993: Groundspeak Renewal Notice, copyright year is 2008

Updated copyright year on renewal email

 

6765: Basic member can view the Send to GPS button on Cache Desc page

Restricted use of Send to GPS by basic members

 

6823: MS MapPoint support ends - Add support for MS Live Maps on caches

Updated Map Point URL to use Windows Live Maps.

 

6716: Premium Member only cache renders poorly in Safari

Improved Premium Member Only cache page appearance in Safari browser

 

5791: Arrange log activity on Profile page in chronological order

/My/ page will now arrange cache finds in reverse chronological order by date

 

6631: text changes are needed in the "Setting up your home location" section of Weekly Notification

Rewrote the "Setting Up Your Home Location" section of the Weekly E-Mailer.

 

6722: remove errant red message in Archived caches

Removed duplicate messages on Archived caches

 

6916: Account ReDesign: People can buy PMs for banned members - Gift Cards V2

Removed link to upgrade account for banned members

 

6738: Account ReDesign: People are buying PMs for volunteers - Gift Cards V2

Removed link to purchase upgrades on a Reviewer account

 

5552: Discontinue PDF print function

Removed the PDF print function from cache page

 

2718: Display last 5 logs on Printer Friendly pages

Added print with logs option to print friendly pages

 

5853: MY ACCOUNT: Provide member ID number on http://www.geocaching.com/my/

Added account ID number to /my/ page

 

6615: new wording needed in Terms of Use

Updated the wording of Part 4 of the terms of use.

 

6717: Map links for cache pages

Corrected the appearance of the bullets in the Map Links list on the Cache Details page.

 

6890: Update text on Field Notes page to be more generic or include DeLorme

Updated field note text to include DeLorme and iPhone

 

6975: Some international caches cause the sendtogps.aspx page to crash

Fixed bug in some caches that caused crash from SendToGPS page

 

6576: HTML doesn't render correctly on IE

Fixed bug for Internet Explorer rendering " character

 

6810: remind people to be nice at Membership Registration (usernames)

update language at username selection in the membership process

 

6612: Increase Field Notes Character Limit to Match Cache Logs

Increased Field notes character limit to match Cache log limit (4000)

 

6803: new links for Useful Geocaching Links page

Added www.geocachingadmin.com to the Useful Geocaching links.

 

6899: DeLorme Updated Plugin

Updated DeLorme plug-in

 

6695: Bookmark List replaces icon with text for GPS Adventures Exhibit cache type

fixed bug where GPS Adventures Exhibit cache icon was missing

 

6700: typo on Advanced Search page

Corrected a typo on the Advanced Search page.

 

Please reply in this thread with comments or questions related to this update. For anything not mentioned, please open a new thread. Thanks!

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Just FYI we're still in the process of updating, so don't be discouraged if the site isn't up yet. This is normal.

 

Edit: Site is back up, thanks!

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5791: Arrange log activity on Profile page in chronological order

/My/ page will now arrange cache finds in reverse chronological order by date

 

Although minor this one is nice - thanks.

 

you can now select your GPS

 

Is this working for anyone else? I can pick my manufacturer "Garmin" but the device list does not populate - the little spinning gif keeps a spinning though.

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6612: Increase Field Notes Character Limit to Match Cache Logs

Increased Field notes character limit to match Cache log limit (4000)

 

Woohooh nice

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you can now select your GPS

 

Is this working for anyone else? I can pick my manufacturer "Garmin" but the device list does not populate - the little spinning gif keeps a spinning though.

 

That is still in the process of being updated. It should start working soon.

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5791: Arrange log activity on Profile page in chronological order

/My/ page will now arrange cache finds in reverse chronological order by date

 

Finally, after so many years! Miracles do happen :( ...

 

The edit profile page looks pretty messy though ...

 

And the "My Profile" link in the nav bar is missing an image.

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Wow! That's quite an ambitious update!!

 

I was going to mention the GPS device selection, but see that has already been covered.

 

Don't know if its related to the upgrade or not, but the Microsoft Live maps pushpin is missing.

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Great Job on the Update. Profile stufff looks great...

 

EXCEPT adding your GPS hangs after selecting manufacturer.

 

Web page shows done but the database lookup for the models hangs with the screen locked and you have to backspace to get out..

 

Can't win them all guys...

 

-HHH :(

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searching for a new friend burps as with an AJAX error when typing the name in

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you can now select your GPS

 

Is this working for anyone else? I can pick my manufacturer "Garmin" but the device list does not populate - the little spinning gif keeps a spinning though.

 

That is still in the process of being updated. It should start working soon.

 

Both pull downs have "select manufacturer" - is that a bug already in it?

 

gps_type.jpg

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The lefthand menu now says "My Profile" instead of "My Account". But it takes you to the My Account Details page, not the profile.

 

Would have liked the Bookmark Lists to show a "Found" status checkmark (like search results pages and PQ Preview pages) but... maybe next time.

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Like the chronological order update, but ....

 

My profile doesn't display properly anymore - looks fine in the preview on the new My Account page, but not from here.

 

I'm using IE8 RC1 (maybe thats the problem :( )

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When you select a manufacturer, the device drop down changes.. so, it's right by saying to choose a manufacturer.

 

On another note, I tried to enter a GPS Rating, but it always says: "Please provide a comment for this rating." even though I have a comment and stars selected.

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Anybody also concerning problems when CSS is used in listings?

 

Looks to me, like Webserver is filtering CSS-Code

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GPS rating section doesn't work right. It mandates a comment after choosing stars. Entered a comment but it doesn't recognize the comment. Keeps asking for a comment.

 

Also, would have been nice if it would allow input of more than one GPS. We use a handheld plus a Autonav unit (nuvi 660).

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Do you also have problems when style sheets are used in listings?

 

Looks to me, like Webserver is filtering CSS-Code now ...

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searching for a new friend burps as with an AJAX error when typing the name in

That's just because nobody wants to be your friend :(:D

 

 

 

 

 

 

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My profile page is not working in Google Chrome or IE. I have tabs on my profile page that worked fine before the change, now the tabs are not there and all my info is "stacked" on top of each other making the vertical scroll LOOONG!

 

Help!

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GPS rating section doesn't work right. It mandates a comment after choosing stars. Entered a comment but it doesn't recognize the comment. Keeps asking for a comment.

 

Same here. I guess we need to wait some time for all the features to be activated. "I'll be back."

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Don't forget ALL the Rino models for Garmin on the GPS selection :(

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same problem with the gps comments

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GPS rating section doesn't work right. It mandates a comment after choosing stars. Entered a comment but it doesn't recognize the comment. Keeps asking for a comment.

 

Also, would have been nice if it would allow input of more than one GPS. We use a handheld plus a Autonav unit (nuvi 660).

Yes, I received the same error

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I too selected a GPS, gave it a 5 star rating, wrote a comment, and then was asked to sumit a comment on the rating when I tried to save it. :(

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Bookmark Lists tab on the Profile page doesn't work. Returns no lists. But if I use the righthand links on My Account Details page, it returns my list of Bookmark Lists.

 

I'm going caching now. Will see the shakeout when I return.

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GPS rating section doesn't work right. It mandates a comment after choosing stars. Entered a comment but it doesn't recognize the comment. Keeps asking for a comment.

 

Also, would have been nice if it would allow input of more than one GPS. We use a handheld plus a Autonav unit (nuvi 660).

 

I also have other equipment I would like to add

 

GPS rating section doesn't work right. It mandates a comment after choosing stars. Entered a comment but it doesn't recognize the comment. Keeps asking for a comment.

 

Same here. I guess we need to wait some time for all the features to be activated. "I'll be back."

 

Same here :(

 

Also if you click on the Review Forum Signature link you only get a blank box :(

 

Signature: Review Forum Signature

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Would like to post 2 locations. Home and a vacation spot. Currently we can select only one. The improvements to our accounts are fantastic!! Thank you. :(

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searching for a new friend burps as with an AJAX error when typing the name in

That's just because nobody wants to be your friend :(:D

 

 

 

 

 

 

:(

 

Awwwww man :laughing:

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The site is going down again for a moment for a quick update to the update. Please hang in there!

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When i try and put a review for my GPS i get an error box "please provide a comment for this rating"

 

(i provided 44 characters of rating)

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Also, Avatar is not shown on profile account page and the count of found and hides is set at 0. But the info is Ok in the statbar.

 

(hmm.. right now I get the following message when going to GC.com: "This site is temporarily down for maintenance")

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2 probs i encounterd, the statistic generated with GSAK look a little goofed up? And the mentioned GPS thingy where you can select/rate and comment, isn't working properly.

 

But for the rest its al working like a charme :(

 

ThnXzzz!

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Home and Work locations would be nice too. Would love to build queries with work as center.

 

Would like to post 2 locations. Home and a vacation spot. Currently we can select only one. The improvements to our accounts are fantastic!! Thank you. :(

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DeLorme:

 

Now you can send caches directly to your PN-Series GPS units from DeLorme using the Send to GPS feature on every cache page. Download the browser plugin.

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I downloaded the Delorme browser plugin and it seems to work fine and will download cache info directly to my PN-20 as long as I'm doing it from IE, but doesn't recognize that I've downloaded and installed the plugin when I'm accessing from AOL 9.1. It continues to prompt me to download the plugin whenever I try to send cache info to my GPS. Should it work from within AOL or is that not supported?

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DeLorme:

 

Now you can send caches directly to your PN-Series GPS units from DeLorme using the Send to GPS feature on every cache page. Download the browser plugin.

====================================

 

I downloaded the Delorme browser plugin and it seems to work fine and will download cache info directly to my PN-20 as long as I'm doing it from IE, but doesn't recognize that I've downloaded and installed the plugin when I'm accessing from AOL 9.1. It continues to prompt me to download the plugin whenever I try to send cache info to my GPS. Should it work from within AOL or is that not supported?

There are system requirements listed right there on that plugin page, and I don't see AOL listed. Perhaps you should complain to DeLorme.

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Also if you click on the Review Forum Signature link you only get a blank box :(

 

Signature: Review Forum Signature

 

Thats because you don't have a forum signature to review

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:( Thanks millions for making such an enjoyable sport, open to the public! :(
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not sure how I do it, but I got my premium membership just before the Site went back down for the updates' update and haven't been able to do anything.

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Yeah, it's still down for me as well.

 

They should let us know when it's up and running again. Or we will see it before they post.

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The site is going down again for a moment for a quick update to the update. Please hang in there!

No lunch for the dev team until they get it right! :(

 

 

 

 

Either that or they did fix it and then went to lunch without switching it on again :(

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Would like to post 2 locations. Home and a vacation spot. Currently we can select only one. The improvements to our accounts are fantastic!! Thank you. :(

 

Ah, now look! That's the basic concept of what I requested earlier today!

 

Opt-in!

 

Plus, what I would like to see most is that these waypoints are spread over the site, like in maps and such.

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Also if you click on the Review Forum Signature link you only get a blank box :(

 

Signature: Review Forum Signature

 

Thats because you don't have a forum signature to review

 

I did have before the update :(

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We're still having a bit of trouble with the database but are working feverishly to sort it out. Just a little while longer.

 

Edit: Site is back online. Sorry for the delay.

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Still down here any idea how much longer?

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"6746: Events - make it impossible to mark them as "Members Only"

removed option to mark events as Member Only"

 

 

Awwww so much less drama to be had now. :(

 

Great work guys, these are overall excellent changes AND additions

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DeLorme:

 

Now you can send caches directly to your PN-Series GPS units from DeLorme using the Send to GPS feature on every cache page. Download the browser plugin.

 

YES! I've only tried it on a couple of caches, but it seems to work like a charm. Thank you GC and Delorme for working so hard to add this feature.

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So far it looks good.

 

One issue/question. I use GSAK to make profile stats and they are all messed up. Do I need to update them to fix this the next time I get a MY Finds PQ?

 

Good job on the rest so far....still navigating around :(

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