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If you use Printfriendly:

. the notes of the Additional Waypoints are not printed anymore !!

. tabels are printed as text

 

It is indeed "printfriendly", but NOT USERfriendly...

 

It's the same for me, please put the notes back in de printout

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Souvenirs are not just a lackey thing, or a USA thing. Due to fears of database overload, we haven't yet done retroactive awarding of them. That will come.

 

You only see USA souvenirs on my profile because that's all that I've qualified for.

 

I'd agree that more information on the souvenirs would be helpful, but the team behind them felt that the mystery would help spur desire for them.

 

Any idea when the retroactive awarding is going to take place? I think we are due about 5! ;)

 

Can you create a link or something on the souvenir's page so we can remember/learn where the heck we were awarded it ? I was in Tacoma and something popped up awarding me one, but I sure didn't see it in the industrial area I was in. Obviously I'm missing something in the concept here....

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Souvenirs are not just a lackey thing, or a USA thing. Due to fears of database overload, we haven't yet done retroactive awarding of them. That will come.

 

You only see USA souvenirs on my profile because that's all that I've qualified for.

 

I'd agree that more information on the souvenirs would be helpful, but the team behind them felt that the mystery would help spur desire for them.

 

Any idea when the retroactive awarding is going to take place? I think we are due about 5! ;)

 

Can you create a link or something on the souvenir's page so we can remember/learn where the heck we were awarded it ? I was in Tacoma and something popped up awarding me one, but I sure didn't see it in the industrial area I was in. Obviously I'm missing something in the concept here....

I would guess it has something to do with the Tacoma Arts Museum. Did you do a cache in or near there?

 

I think the retroactive stuff is suppose to be done on the 12th.

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Souvenirs are not just a lackey thing, or a USA thing. Due to fears of database overload, we haven't yet done retroactive awarding of them. That will come.

 

You only see USA souvenirs on my profile because that's all that I've qualified for.

 

I'd agree that more information on the souvenirs would be helpful, but the team behind them felt that the mystery would help spur desire for them.

 

Any idea when the retroactive awarding is going to take place? I think we are due about 5! ;)

 

Can you create a link or something on the souvenir's page so we can remember/learn where the heck we were awarded it ? I was in Tacoma and something popped up awarding me one, but I sure didn't see it in the industrial area I was in. Obviously I'm missing something in the concept here....

I would guess it has something to do with the Tacoma Arts Museum. Did you do a cache in or near there?

 

But we better stop talking about it because any other thread that mentions the thing that is not to be talked about is closed.

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We don't have a date set yet for the retroactive awarding, as we have to make sure that we don't slam the database when we do it. State and province souvenirs are upcoming and they will be much more database intensive than the small-area souvenirs we have out so far. We want to make sure we have a reasonable process in place.

 

Also, as the owner of the Mission 9 APE cache, I'd appreciate it if everyone would spread the word asking cachers to exercise restraint and NOT relog the cache just to get the souvenir ahead of when they will retroactively get it anyway. I'm getting spammed! ;)

 

Lastly, feel free to speak about souvenirs. The previous thread was shut down because of a misunderstanding of which souvenirs are currently available and which ones are upcoming.

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Souvenirs are not just a lackey thing, or a USA thing. Due to fears of database overload, we haven't yet done retroactive awarding of them. That will come.

 

You only see USA souvenirs on my profile because that's all that I've qualified for.

 

I'd agree that more information on the souvenirs would be helpful, but the team behind them felt that the mystery would help spur desire for them.

It would be nice, if they would at least give a hint, what else might be added for those souvenirs.

Big cities? Mountain tops? Or just events?

And how will Souvenirs be created for "areas". The "world famous Guam Geocachers" would LOVE to create a Souvenirs for all those who have cached on our island paradise!

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I'd agree that more information on the souvenirs would be helpful, but the team behind them felt that the mystery would help spur desire for them.

I assume this means that a comprehensive listing will not at least immediately become available.

 

Can I make a suggestion, if this hasn't already been done: leap day souvenir. You'll get by logging a cache on February 29th, so one will have a chance to get one every four years, the next time in 2012.

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NEW BUG FOUND:

 

If "Your Language" = [Français, Nederlands, Català] then "Personal Cache Note" does NOT work.

 

Did someone test the new features? It seems GS counts on their geocachers to do the beta-testing... ;)

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Is the inability to creat a downloadable query now related to these changes????????

 

 

 

 

Greetings Geocachers! The following is a list of cases resolved in the latest website update. Please let us know in this thread if you notice anything unusual happening as a result of the fixes detailed below. All unrelated issues should be reported on our feedback site located at: http://feedback.geocaching.com. Thanks!

 

New features:

 

17909: Show an RSS feed of the Blog on the Geocaching.com Home Page

Added RSS feed of the blog to the Geocaching.com home page.

 

20292: Personal Notes for Cache Listings

Added personal notepad for cache listings for Premium Members (eventually will allow syncing in the field)

 

11362: Create a Difficulty/Terrain rating scale on our own site.

Added Difficulty/Terrain rating determination tool to cache creation page. Same rules apply (Thanks to Clayjar for hosting all these years!)

 

17908: Change Event Section on Front Page to provide more useful information

Updated Event Section so that users can see more upcoming events, and see them by location.

 

14139: Activation Code Retrieval

Added new facility to obtain lost activation codes for purchased Trackables

 

21750: Replace Get Satisfaction

Moved the feedback site to UserVoice

 

21130: Forgot username tool

Added a user name retrieval tool to the website.

 

21789: Require CAPTCHA for search results .LOC download

Added CAPTCHA for downloading search results in a .loc, no CAPTCHA for Premium members

 

21502: Text Change: Adding alternate email address confusion

Changed text when adding alternate e-mail address for greater clarity.

 

20340: Bad password captcha

Added a captcha after three failed log in attempts to prevent brute force attacks on user's accounts.

 

16090: Add the What is Geocaching?" video to the Getting Started page

"What is Geocaching?" video added to the Getting Started page.

 

18376: Replace Loki on Home Page with a more generic location tool

Geocaching.com now has access to more ways to determine a users location.

 

19860: Shrink secondary validation email so email to text message conversion is not split

Validation e-mail is now formatted in a way that is friendlier to use on cell phones.

 

18824: Referral Field on Membership page

When creating a membership there is now a field to enter the username of the user who referred you

 

22338: GeoCrush Landing Page

Added a GeoCrush page to www.geocaching.com/geocrush/ (Seattle-area arts promotion)

 

21404: Update to Coord.info splash screen

HOTFIX: Opening a coord.info link on the iPhone will give you the option of opening in the app

 

22073: Update Magellan Communicator

Updated plugin to latest version from Magellan

 

 

Bug fixes:

 

22497: Setting trackable to its last known location is not working properly

Marked as missing logs are excluded when determining the last known location.

 

16713: Pocket Query consistently not available for download after generation

Removed ability to delete My Finds PQ to insure it is always available

 

10583: Cache listing is not rendering in HTML properly on Garmin Oregon/Colorado.

Fixed issue that was causing cache listings to not render HTML properly on Garmin Oregon and Colorado devices.

 

19795: Dipped trackable does not show in cache history

Enabled the "View past Trackables" link if the only travelbug logged against the cache is a Visit

 

19213: No break between "X users watching this cache" and "You found this on" text on cache page

UI fix

 

22281: Marking trackable as missing fails to work when language preference not English

Fixed

 

16076: Polish Provinces

Added

 

22113: Text Change: Tracking code instead of number

Replaced five instances of "number" with "code"

 

22019: Obfuscate cache coordinates to anonymous users on /map/ page.

Cache coordinates now using same logic as KML generator.

 

20408: Clicking the "Event Cache" subclass of all events on cache tab of user profile returns all event cache types

Fixed

 

16143: new text at "Archive" logtype

Clarified warning text when attempting to archive a geocache

 

21853: Text change: Include Android app on /waypoints software faq

Added

 

21524: small text change for Home Coordinates

Clarified text on cache submission to ensure users their home location will not be shared

 

21860: Add 'Evince' to the Web-Based Applications List on gc.com

Added

 

22246: New Geocoin Vendor

Added www.strikezoneinc.com to list of vendors

 

21446: Text change: Online map link on cache page

Fixed text of Open Street Map URL on cache page

 

2019: Pocket query giving some logs but not all

Fixed issue where Pocket Queries weren't giving all logs.

 

20827: Link Refund Policy to Android App Page

Refund policy for the Android App now posted on the Android App Page.

 

20465: Text in email notification needs colon

Fixed URL formatting in cache submission confirmation email

 

22529: The difficulty /terrain rating with floating point values like 2.5, 1.5 dont show up on the display correctly

Fixed issue that was causing fractional d/t ratings to display improperly.

 

21508: Remove nearest benchmarks link when not logged in.

Removed link to nearby bookmarks on cache details if the user is not logged in

 

21344: Update "Password Reset Request for <username>" email to use shorter URL's

Now using coord.info URL for pw reset request

 

21217: Map Links: Rand McNally link not working

Fixed bad links on cache details

 

20993: Add new lackey icons to Groundspeak.com

Updated lackey icons on Groundspeak.com About page.

 

22131: Changing waypoint type anchors to top of page

Page no longer anchors to the top on postback

 

22341: Stat bar image broken

Fixed issue that was causing the stat bar to sometimes not display.

 

22031: Invalid email addresses in our system

Fixed issue involving users with e-mail addresses containing invalid characters.

 

19145: Remove Send Friend Request when email another user who is already a Friend

Users no longer have the option to send a friend request to a user who is already a friend.

 

21409: Form field in IE not grayed out

Forum title field made it appear as though basic members could edit their forum title

 

21959: Upgrade to recaptcha 1.0.4.0

Implemented upgraded recaptcha on the website.

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just curious if there is some changes going on today?Having a hard time opening up pages and navigating throught out gc.com

 

GC is trying to set a record for number of cachers logging in today on 10/10/10. Expect slow response for the next two days.

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Personally, I would find it more use to have 'Personal Cache Note' on the TB pages

 

If I pick up a TB which hasn't been logged into a cache yet it I add to the watchlist so I know when it getd dropped. Personal Note would be a handy place to make a note of the tracking code and when it was picked up etc

 

 

 

 

Mark

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The souvenir mystery is apparent here in Scotland as well. I received one for the 10/10/10 event yesterday and a fellow cacher has one for the Mega in Perth where I haven't despite attending. Is this going to be updated in due course to each account?

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The souvenir mystery is apparent here in Scotland as well. I received one for the 10/10/10 event yesterday and a fellow cacher has one for the Mega in Perth where I haven't despite attending. Is this going to be updated in due course to each account?

 

the souvenier shows up in your page. click on your name on gc.com (top right), then it's listed in quckview.

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Can someone from Groundspeak check to see if the Spot widget is broken? KK7X seems to be having issues since the site update. We've tried to get him to ask GS directly when he asked the DeLorme forums, but he doesn't seem to be going in the right direction.

 

Please see this thread he posted in the tech forum.

http://forums.Groundspeak.com/GC/index.php?showtopic=261640

Edited by TotemLake

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Bug alert!

 

logs are "lost" in the background images on the cache pages, i.e., no white space for the log text to show up. The text is right on top of any background image that is on the page.

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Bug alert!

 

logs are "lost" in the background images on the cache pages, i.e., no white space for the log text to show up. The text is right on top of any background image that is on the page.

I'm not seeing this. Can you give a link to a cache where you see this?

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The souvenir mystery is apparent here in Scotland as well. I received one for the 10/10/10 event yesterday and a fellow cacher has one for the Mega in Perth where I haven't despite attending. Is this going to be updated in due course to each account?

 

the souvenier shows up in your page. click on your name on gc.com (top right), then it's listed in quckview.

 

Like I said in my previous post, I have already received one and have seen it in the quick view tab. That is not my problem. My problem is that my fellow cachers have one for attending the Mega in Scotland which I also attended and logged but I do not have it. The question is Is this going to be updated in due course to everyone elses accounts or am I going to have to copy my log for the mega, delete it, then repost it?

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couple of things...i had the new icon for attending a flash mob yesterday..its gone now..Also i cannot run quieries..they all show zero caches when i run them

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I still cannot upload pictures to my logs. Is there now a limit as to the size of the file? I thought it was unlimited since it got resized anyway.

 

Thanks!

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I still cannot upload pictures to my logs. Is there now a limit as to the size of the file? I thought it was unlimited since it got resized anyway.

 

Thanks!

 

I am having the same problem. I have been unable to upload pictures to my logs since before the 10/5 update. I've tried using Firefox, Google Chrome, and IE7. In each case, it uploads the image, but I'm redirected to http://www.geocaching.com/error/500.htm 'An Error Has Occured'. The picture neither shows up in my gallery nor the gallery for the cache.

 

Thanks.

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I still cannot upload pictures to my logs. Is there now a limit as to the size of the file? I thought it was unlimited since it got resized anyway.

 

Thanks!

 

I am having the same problem. I have been unable to upload pictures to my logs since before the 10/5 update. I've tried using Firefox, Google Chrome, and IE7. In each case, it uploads the image, but I'm redirected to http://www.geocaching.com/error/500.htm 'An Error Has Occured'. The picture neither shows up in my gallery nor the gallery for the cache.

 

Thanks.

Try resizing your picture.

I still can upload pictures, just last night it was possible.

But then, I always resize them to 800x600 pixels.

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I still cannot upload pictures to my logs. Is there now a limit as to the size of the file? I thought it was unlimited since it got resized anyway.

 

Thanks!

 

I am having the same problem. I have been unable to upload pictures to my logs since before the 10/5 update. I've tried using Firefox, Google Chrome, and IE7. In each case, it uploads the image, but I'm redirected to http://www.geocaching.com/error/500.htm 'An Error Has Occured'. The picture neither shows up in my gallery nor the gallery for the cache.

 

Thanks.

I am so glad it isn't just me! I tried resizing and uploading using both IE and Firefox, but no go. I never had to resize before. Also, a photo that did make it, I had rotated, but it was on its side. I wasn't able to rotate it using the edit function. I was blaming my ineptness (is that a word?) on the computer...... Anyways, I can always try again - and again! I know it'll be sorted soon, if it hasn't been already.

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Has anyone else noticed this ??

First noticed this evening-(was there yesterday)the cache icon has disapeared from the lower map on all cache pages.

However it still shows up in the "print" pages (no logs, 5 logs, etc).

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While trying to retrieve a geocoin activation code, I receive the following message:

 

User have exceed hourly activation code requests limits. Please wait before making additonal request.

 

An Error Has Occurred

[We cannot retrieve an activation code for this trackable at this time.]

 

Reasons:*User have exceed hourly activation code requests limits. Please wait before making additonal request.

 

This is the first activation code I've tried to retrieve in a couple of days. I was able to retrieve a ton (20+) of codes the other day without any problem.

 

I tried both Firefox and IE.

Edited by Mauison

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Does anyone have a status and investigating this bugs, please?

 

If you use Printfriendly:

. the notes of the Additional Waypoints are not printed anymore !!

. tabels are printed as text

 

It is indeed "printfriendly", but NOT USERfriendly...

 

:D:blink::grin:

 

If you solve this "bug", please bring back the "Show Hidden Waypoints by default" too.

 

Notes and hidden Wp's are used in a lot of cache listing and contains important information to find WP's/stash.

example example

I have the same problem and

for cache descriptions without HTML all line breaks are ignored which results in unusable text

 

example

 

I'm on the same page as DanPan regarding hidden Waypoints.

 

Thanks,

FamWa

New bug?

 

If you choose French, Dutch of Catalan as your preferend language, you miss the second map on the cache listing. You see an empty frame.

 

see this post for an example: http://forums.Groundspeak.com/GC/index.php...p;#entry4495508

NEW BUG FOUND:

 

If "Your Language" = [Français, Nederlands, Català] then "Personal Cache Note" does NOT work.

 

Did someone test the new features? It seems GS counts on their geocachers to do the beta-testing... :wub:

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Does anyone have a status and investigating this bugs, please?

C'mon. You've been around long enough to know that Groundspeak almost never comments on reported bugs. They do note them, however, and someday in one of their monthly site updates maybe they'll get fixed. You just have to be patient.

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Does anyone have a status and investigating this bugs, please?

C'mon. You've been around long enough to know that Groundspeak almost never comments on reported bugs. They do note them, however, and someday in one of their monthly site updates maybe they'll get fixed. You just have to be patient.

 

:grin::wub::D

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I can now not post a log from my iPone. It says 'logs can not be posted...please try later'. Is this due to the web site update?

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While trying to retrieve a geocoin activation code, I receive the following message:

 

User have exceed hourly activation code requests limits. Please wait before making additonal request.

 

An Error Has Occurred

[We cannot retrieve an activation code for this trackable at this time.]

 

Reasons:*User have exceed hourly activation code requests limits. Please wait before making additonal request.

 

This is the first activation code I've tried to retrieve in a couple of days. I was able to retrieve a ton (20+) of codes the other day without any problem.

 

I tried both Firefox and IE.

 

A week later and I'm still having this problem:

 

Activation-Code-Error.jpg

 

Who can I contact at Groundspeak regarding this?

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I still cannot upload pictures to my logs. Is there now a limit as to the size of the file? I thought it was unlimited since it got resized anyway.

 

Thanks!

 

I am having the same problem. I have been unable to upload pictures to my logs since before the 10/5 update. I've tried using Firefox, Google Chrome, and IE7. In each case, it uploads the image, but I'm redirected to http://www.geocaching.com/error/500.htm 'An Error Has Occured'. The picture neither shows up in my gallery nor the gallery for the cache.

 

Thanks.

I am so glad it isn't just me! I tried resizing and uploading using both IE and Firefox, but no go. I never had to resize before. Also, a photo that did make it, I had rotated, but it was on its side. I wasn't able to rotate it using the edit function. I was blaming my ineptness (is that a word?) on the computer...... Anyways, I can always try again - and again! I know it'll be sorted soon, if it hasn't been already.

 

Oh good I guess it isn't me.. Just tried to upload photos to a cache log and got the error message. Maybe I'll get back to it when they fix it.

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I mentioned this is Feedback, and got an email today - there is an issue and they are trying to fix it.

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My geocaching page suddenly ceased to work with firefox anymore. I didn't change my computer or firefox in the last days either.

 

I noticed last night when I clicked decrypt hint and it kept sending me tot he top of the page and never decrypting the hints. Then today I tried to do a search by zip code. I clicked the "go" button and absolutely nothing happens.

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My geocaching page suddenly ceased to work with firefox anymore. I didn't change my computer or firefox in the last days either.

 

I noticed last night when I clicked decrypt hint and it kept sending me tot he top of the page and never decrypting the hints. Then today I tried to do a search by zip code. I clicked the "go" button and absolutely nothing happens.

That sounds like JavaScript is disabled. Have you installed NoScript, or disabled JavaScript altogether, or changed your NoScript settings?

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My geocaching page suddenly ceased to work with firefox anymore. I didn't change my computer or firefox in the last days either.

 

I noticed last night when I clicked decrypt hint and it kept sending me tot he top of the page and never decrypting the hints. Then today I tried to do a search by zip code. I clicked the "go" button and absolutely nothing happens.

That sounds like JavaScript is disabled. Have you installed NoScript, or disabled JavaScript altogether, or changed your NoScript settings?

 

I haven't disabled my javascript that I am aware of and I didn't install noscript or anything like that. This is really frustrating because I don't want to use IE for geocaching (it works on there just fine).

 

Edit to add that I just checked and javascript is indeed enabled.

Edited by Chokecherry

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... ineptness (is that a word?) ...

 

It'll do. But "ineptitude" is better ...

 

:sad:

Thank you! I was suffering a brain freeze and couldn't drag the "-itude" out of the dark recesses. Kinda like my caching yesterday.....

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My geocaching page suddenly ceased to work with firefox anymore. I didn't change my computer or firefox in the last days either.

 

I noticed last night when I clicked decrypt hint and it kept sending me tot he top of the page and never decrypting the hints. Then today I tried to do a search by zip code. I clicked the "go" button and absolutely nothing happens.

That sounds like JavaScript is disabled. Have you installed NoScript, or disabled JavaScript altogether, or changed your NoScript settings?

 

I haven't disabled my javascript that I am aware of and I didn't install noscript or anything like that. This is really frustrating because I don't want to use IE for geocaching (it works on there just fine).

 

Edit to add that I just checked and javascript is indeed enabled.

 

Uninstall Firefox

Download the latest version, (3.6.11)

Install it

Go have fun Geocaching.

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Has anyone else noticed this ??

First noticed this evening-(was there yesterday)the cache icon has disapeared from the lower map on all cache pages.

However it still shows up in the "print" pages (no logs, 5 logs, etc).

Don't know why, but this problem seems to have fixed itself suddenly about an hour ago. :anibad:

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Today I got a Delaware state souvenir, which is nice, but I've not been within 500 miles of Delaware in my life!

When I click on it, I get a error:

"You have entered an incorrect value in the querystring"

 

Strange things afoot!

 

BTW I'm in Australia and have never cached outside of Australia.

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We are updating the website at approximately 11am PST today. Discussion will move to the latest thread. Thanks!

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