knowschad Posted March 13, 2010 Share Posted March 13, 2010 how about creating a new attribute icon for caches being part of a power trail, and making that attribute mandatory for those caches? that way people could ignore them from in their PQs, or alternatively run PQs consisting only of power trails. This wouldn't work for two reasons: Whether a bunch of caches is a 'power trail' is in the eye of the beer holder. What about power trails that spring up over time? Would you archive those caches that were along the trail prior to the new ones being placed simply because they didn't choose to to add the attribute simply because someone else hid a bunch of caches nearby? I'm pretty sure when a reviewer looks in his queue and sees 100 caches waiting for approval and they're all 528" apart straight down a trail that they s/he is able to figure out it is a power trail. Naturally occurring power trails building up over time by different owners are likely to have at least a bit of diversity. Again, if there were not legitimate reasons for being able to filter caches, then why do TPTB give us so many options when building PQ's? I like the idea of a power trail attribute as well. In the case where one cache owner submits 100, or even half that, all in a straight line it's pretty obvious that it's a "power trail". Yes, I realize that "power trail" is no longer in the lexicon of the Groundspeak site. Whatever you want to call it, I would think that most reviewer would recognize it for what it is and would ask that the power trail attribute be set. That allows those interested in power trail to easily discover them and those that are not interested the ability to easily filter them out. I'd take it a step further though. I'd add a filter by attributes feature to the "Setup Notification" form. That way, if someone creates a powertrail of 200 caches in my area, I don't get 200 email message if I am filtering out powertrail caches. In the case where a power trail builds up over time, you don't have the issue of a massive amount of email notifications, and trails that are built up over time are also found over time. A pocket query that simply filters out finds would look like any other PQ results if one has found caches in a power trail over time. Wasn't this just discussed in one of the other recent threads about the CA/NV trail, and the consensus there was that it was a bad idea and would never work! I guess the motto is... if your idea fails, just bring it up in another thread. Quote Link to comment
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