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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!

 

Introducing Geocaching for Windows Phone 7 Mobile Application

 

Windows Phone 7 uses a combination of GPS, Wi-Fi positioning and cell towers to determine your approximate location. Groundspeak's Windows Phone 7 Application then queries the Geocaching.com database in real-time and provides a list of geocaches near you. Check out the Geocaching for Windows Phone 7 application page for a full list of features!

 

Souvenirs

 

We now have the capability to award Souvenirs retroactively! Souvenirs will be awarded in batches over the next several weeks. If you logged a geocache in the past that would have awarded a Souvenir it will automatically appear on your profile tab.

 

WYSIWYG

 

What-You-See-Is-What-You-Get makes a reappearance in this month's release. This time you'll find the new simplified text editor added to the geocache and Trackables logging page. In the next release we'll finish the job by adding a more feature-rich version to the cache details and profile pages.

 

The WYSIWYG editor for cache logs created some unanticipated issues. This feature was rolled back for further research.

 

New features:

 

18880: Allow the "My Finds" Query to run every 3 days

Increased frequency with which PMs can request the My Finds Pocket Query

 

20377: Create new Trackable Tattoo Trackable Type (Icon)

Added new Trackable type for trackable tattoos, email contact@geocaching.com with pic to request

 

23188: TwoNav GPS Field Notes support

Added Field Notes support for MyNav GPS units

 

23275: Shop Groundspeak: New Distributor

Added shop.j-mart.de, indiannationsdetectors.com, geosurvivalgear.com, ddgamezone.com, geokes.cz, cachers-corner.de, baseoftree.com, geocraft.cz, geocachingcentre.co.uk

 

18687: Put Hider's Name on the Log a Cache Page

Now reads: "In reference to {cache} by {cache owner}"

 

19281: Add Mass Delete to watch list functionality

Added checkboxes to watchlist to mirror bookmark functionality

 

20804: Screencast videos: Create page where "how to use" videos are displayed

Created new page at /about/screencasts.aspx for instructional videos

 

20805: Screencasts: Pocket Query Video

Added explanation video to /pocket

 

21917: rename /waypoints to /software

Changed URL and setup redirects

 

18824: Referral Field on Membership page

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

 

22311: Addition of Premium text to Send to GPS feature

Added reminder to Send to GPS that PMs receive more cache info in GPX downloads

 

18467: Coordinate Change Logs more logical and conversational

Reformatted coordinate change logs for clarity

 

18285: explanatory text at Additional Waypoints

Added additional text at Coordinates field to help explain the default values

 

20792: Localize Your Profile

Added new translations for the private profile

 

21902: change from "banned" to "locked"

Terminology change to account for a variety of scenarios

 

19806: Link "you logged this as found on..." to the log

This text on cache pages will now link to that log

 

21214: Text Change: All instances of Home Coordinates to Home Location

Updated the site with the term Home Location instead of Home Coordinates

 

 

Bug fixes:

 

22752: Attempting to view APE cache in Dutch results in server error

Fixed

 

23041: Referral field errors preventing account creation

Fixed misaligned error message on account creation page

 

22714: Remove mention of machete from ...hide/rate.aspx

Updated language and title for the Difficulty/Terrain selector page (formerly Cache Rating)

 

23073: User not signed in should not be able to search for an user

You must now be logged in to use the user lookup tool

 

23063: Trackable Adoption Page - Text Change Requested

Changed "tracking ID" to "reference number"

 

23187: Map is gone when cache page is translated

Map on cache details page will no longer disappear when switching language settings

 

22709: Cache Rating System gives .25 and .75 results

Modified to round down to .00 and .50 respectively

 

23350: Logging/viewing a waypoint log for Benchmark throws an exception

Fixed

 

22552: Change field title from Cache Note to Personal Cache Note

Text change

 

22718: Safari browser- Side Navigation links on gc.com become invisible once logged in

Fixed

 

23340: Additional waypoint notes don't show up on print friendly page

Fixed

 

23312: Add lackey icons to Groundspeak.com

Added Matthew, Aubrey, Kelly and Ernesto to Lackey list on www.Groundspeak.com/about.aspx

 

23192: Upcoming Geocaching Events shows text in German for all locales

Fixed

 

23522: Send to GPS for Garmin and DeLorme devices is broken

Hotfixed

 

22538: Link Addition to Geocaching Software

Added gototool.com

 

22932: Remove Netherlands Antilles from list of countries

Removed

 

4848: Stash Note in Serbian

Added

 

23521: Addition of brochures to resources page

Added Korean and Portuguese geocaching brochures

 

23248: Addition of podcast link

Added cachingnw.com

 

15597: Large gaps between friend widgets on my/myfriends.aspx

Fixed styling on friends page

 

Coming soon:

 

Stats, Ratings and Maps. Oh My!

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Before all the comments start flowing, I want to thank all the developers for their hard work. I always feel my $30 is well worth all the work that happens each month.

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Before all the comments start flowing, I want to thank all the developers for their hard work. I always feel my $30 is well worth all the work that happens each month.

 

:)

 

We love you guys.

 

Site is coming down in a minute or two!

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AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAaa.. ITs Down. Any idea on when she'll eb up and running again?

 

The Steaks

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AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAaa.. ITs Down. Any idea on when she'll eb up and running again?

 

The Steaks

 

About an hour provided there are no surprises.

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18880: Allow the "My Finds" Query to run every 3 days

Reduced frequency with which PMs can request the My Finds Pocket Query

Should that have read 'increased frequency'?

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18880: Allow the "My Finds" Query to run every 3 days

Reduced frequency with which PMs can request the My Finds Pocket Query

Should that have read 'increased frequency'?

Actually it is reduced from once a day ... :)

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18880: Allow the "My Finds" Query to run every 3 days

Reduced frequency with which PMs can request the My Finds Pocket Query

Should that have read 'increased frequency'?

 

Oops, yes. I'll fix it.

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Thanks to all of you at The Lily Pad for all your hard work that you do and definitely what Atwell says, we get a lot for our money. Thank You for all the updates. We know you are trying to make this all fun for all of us and make things much more fun while out in the play field of the Geocaching world. Thumbs up:)

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Maybe unrelated but all the number of finds next to name on cache logs is now showing 0 for everyone

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Maybe unrelated but all the number of finds next to name on cache logs is now showing 0 for everyone

more precisely as {0} :)

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yep that to :)

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Maybe unrelated but all the number of finds next to name on cache logs is now showing 0 for everyone

 

This is related to the language translations I believe. We'll get that fixed asap.

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I see that one of the features that was added was retroactive souvenirs. Since I was one of the many recipients of the Delaware State and Baden-Wurttemburg souvenirs yesterday I just checked my profile. They're both still there, but the links to the full artwork are producing an error page with:

 

There is no souvenir in the database that that matches your request.

 

In fact, the 10/10/10 souvenir, which was working yesterday, also produces that error.

 

All three links are going the the following url:

 

http://www.geocaching.com/souvenir/?guid=00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000

 

I looked at Moun10Bike's profile and all of their souvenirs are using the same URL.

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?something's wrong , found cound by the log's is zero?

special fonts and BBS code is not working , or is the update still in progress?

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I see that one of the features that was added was retroactive souvenirs. Since I was one of the many recipients of the Delaware State and Baden-Wurttemburg souvenirs yesterday I just checked my profile. They're both still there, but the links to the full artwork are producing an error page with:

 

There is no souvenir in the database that that matches your request.

 

In fact, the 10/10/10 souvenir, which was working yesterday, also produces that error.

 

All three links are going the the following url:

 

http://www.geocaching.com/souvenir/?guid=00000000-0000-0000-0000-000000000000

 

I looked at Moun10Bike's profile and all of their souvenirs are using the same URL.

 

Fix for this incoming.

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All newlines in old logs are gone. I hope that it's a bug and will be fixed...

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It seems we don't get back a readable printer friendly page :)

There are still no line breaks in all non-html listings.

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yep does not seem to be excepting bbcode any more and any old logs that contained are now showing the tags rather than the formatting which is making everything some what messy :)

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WYSIWYG

 

What-You-See-Is-What-You-Get makes a reappearance in this month's release. This time you'll find the new simplified text editor added to the geocache and Trackables logging page. In the next release we'll finish the job by adding a more feature-rich version to the cache details and profile pages.

 

Awesome!

 

New features:

 

18880: Allow the "My Finds" Query to run every 3 days

Increased frequency with which PMs can request the My Finds Pocket Query

 

Unexpected surprise!

 

19806: Link "you logged this as found on..." to the log

This text on cache pages will now link to that log

 

Nice touch

 

Thanks for all the hard work.

 

 

Coming soon:

 

Stats, Ratings and Maps. Oh My!

 

Will details be released on how these will work, be set up, etc?

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Looks like there is an issue with encryption in logs also.

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after the update of today, the option "View Larger Map" gives me a large empty map.

 

good luck. :)

 

greets Kiekerjan

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A couple of these issues (view larger map, encrypt/decrypt) I suspect simply need a browser refresh to fix, as I cannot reproduce them. Please make sure you close and reopen your browser before reporting a bug.

 

Other bugs we're currently working on:

 

-Line feeds in cache logs/print friendly pages

-Find counts on cache pages

-Image upload

 

Regarding BBCode, it will no longer work and we have a script to convert the old code to HTML. We need to wait and do the conversion slowly because to convert that many logs at once would be insane. Please just leave the logs as they are and we'll do the conversion over time.

 

These should be sorted out very soon. Thanks for all your patience and feedback!

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WYSIWYG

 

What-You-See-Is-What-You-Get makes a reappearance in this month's release. This time you'll find the new simplified text editor added to the geocache and Trackables logging page. In the next release we'll finish the job by adding a more feature-rich version to the cache details and profile pages.

 

Good to know!

 

18880: Allow the "My Finds" Query to run every 3 days

Increased frequency with which PMs can request the My Finds Pocket Query

 

Awesome!

 

20377: Create new Trackable Tattoo Trackable Type (Icon)

Added new Trackable type for trackable tattoos, email contact@geocaching.com with pic to request

 

Wow! Now need to look for one!

 

18687: Put Hider's Name on the Log a Cache Page

Now reads: "In reference to {cache} by {cache owner}"

 

Nice!

 

19281: Add Mass Delete to watch list functionality

Added checkboxes to watchlist to mirror bookmark functionality

 

Nice again!

 

19806: Link "you logged this as found on..." to the log

This text on cache pages will now link to that log

 

Nifty!

 

Coming soon:

 

Stats, Ratings and Maps. Oh My!

 

Oh My!!! Can't wait!!!

 

Awesome improvements, GS Lackeys & the hampsters!

 

Keep up the great work!

 

~ Dr.MORO

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PQ - Preview in Google Maps

gives:

Your search did not return any results.

(when it really should and did earlier today)

 

(this isn't the first time an update has broken this)

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A couple of these issues (view larger map, encrypt/decrypt) I suspect simply need a browser refresh to fix, as I cannot reproduce them. Please make sure you close and reopen your browser before reporting a bug.

 

 

 

I also get the blank map box when trying to view a map of an area. I have signed out of GC.com and back in to see it that would help. No luck.....

 

On the map screen, over above the filter box it has a link for me to Upgrade, but I am already a premium member. I don't know if those are related or not.

 

Thanks for all ya'll do for us on these great sites.

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Fixed but not mentioned in the Bug Fixes list:

 

If "Your Language" = [Nederlands, Català] then "Personal Cache Note" works.

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...and the wysiwyg editor wraps everything in paragraph tags by default which adds extra white space.

I thought we'd covered that after the release some time ago...

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I noticed that several of the Smilies in the new Wysiwyg editor are missing the actual image file, so don't show. Verified in Opera and Firefox, so I guess they're really missing. :)

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Reported after the previous upgrade but not fixed in this release:

 

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

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A couple of these issues (view larger map, encrypt/decrypt) I suspect simply need a browser refresh to fix, as I cannot reproduce them. Please make sure you close and reopen your browser before reporting a bug.

 

These should be sorted out very soon. Thanks for all your patience and feedback!

 

I also get the blank box on the map page. Over above the filter box it has a link for me to up grade to Premium, but I am already a Premium member.

 

I am not for sure if those two are related.

 

Thanks for all that ya'll do on these great websites.

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Thanks for the good works.

 

Promblems found:

 

The logs:

All the <enters> are removed, the log is now 1 block of text, alsmos unreadable.

 

All my founds are {0}

 

Souveneer:

I've earnd a Souveneer today (delaware) why ?? i don't know

I'ts missing after the update.java script:emoticon(':)',%20'smid_2')

 

cache page:

the map on the rightside :

The frame exists, but it shows no map (for a log time)

 

My profile is dutch

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I hope, there will be a way how to post formatted logs (speaking about newlines) from mobile browsers, that does not support WYSIWYG editor. I really hope!

(No, writing HTML tags on mobile phone keyboard is not a solution)

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A couple of these issues (view larger map, encrypt/decrypt) I suspect simply need a browser refresh to fix, as I cannot reproduce them. Please make sure you close and reopen your browser before reporting a bug.

 

These should be sorted out very soon. Thanks for all your patience and feedback!

 

I also get the blank box on the map page. Over above the filter box it has a link for me to up grade to Premium, but I am already a Premium member.

 

I am not for sure if those two are related.

 

Thanks for all that ya'll do on these great websites.

 

It looks like the issue might be related to finding the caches on the larger map. In Firefox I do get the map, but it hangs looking for the caches. In Internet Explorer nothing at all.

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Well ... "thank you" :) for trashing all formatting (line breaks, bold/italic/coloured text) in each and every log entry I (and everyone else, of course) ever wrote!! :):)

 

Assuming that the database itself is unchanged, I really hope (actually, I _expect_ it) that this display error will be fixed ASAP!

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All the links to "Geochecker.com." are not working properly.

When you arrive at the site you get the message that you are visiting "this site without coordinates to check". Was working fine this morning.

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Still getting a blank map in the box and none of the other maps work either. I have shut down and rebooted but they still do not come up. I Thank you for all you do but I hope you get this fixed.

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A couple of these issues (view larger map, encrypt/decrypt) I suspect simply need a browser refresh to fix, as I cannot reproduce them. Please make sure you close and reopen your browser before reporting a bug.

 

These should be sorted out very soon. Thanks for all your patience and feedback!

 

I also get the blank box on the map page. Over above the filter box it has a link for me to up grade to Premium, but I am already a Premium member.

 

I am not for sure if those two are related.

 

Thanks for all that ya'll do on these great websites.

 

Same for me.

In Chrome everything seems to work fine, but in IE, the map is just blank and there is an upgrade link above the filters-box (but the filters can still be modified and I am already a Premium Member)

 

I usually only use Chrome, but wanted to test in IE as people seemed to have problems there..

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The update appears to have messed with the HTML code for images within cache pages. Some of my cache pages have images that are right-aligned (or left-) within the text, and that code is being ignored - the images are now appearing separate from the paragraphs, surrounded by white space. Not good!

 

Examples:

Spur by the Marsh (image should be on right side of text block, as coded in <img> tag)

Shy Bear Pass

 

This break in the HTML code has really messed up the formatting of my cache pages. Is it on the list to be fixed?

 

In case it's a browser thang, I'm using Safari 4.1.2.

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A couple of these issues (view larger map, encrypt/decrypt) I suspect simply need a browser refresh to fix, as I cannot reproduce them. Please make sure you close and reopen your browser before reporting a bug.

 

These should be sorted out very soon. Thanks for all your patience and feedback!

 

I also get the blank box on the map page. Over above the filter box it has a link for me to up grade to Premium, but I am already a Premium member.

 

I am not for sure if those two are related.

 

Thanks for all that ya'll do on these great websites.

 

Same for me.

In Chrome everything seems to work fine, but in IE, the map is just blank and there is an upgrade link above the filters-box (but the filters can still be modified and I am already a Premium Member)

 

I usually only use Chrome, but wanted to test in IE as people seemed to have problems there..

 

Don't worry, we will get this fixed today. For now you can use Firefox or Chrome. Who knows, you might like it!

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All the links to "Geochecker.com." are not working properly.

When you arrive at the site you get the message that you are visiting "this site without coordinates to check". Was working fine this morning.

 

This looks like the ampersands (&) in the URL are getting html encoded to & and geochecker doesn't like that. No way to fix. Updating the link doesn't help.

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The update appears to have messed with the HTML code for images within cache pages. Some of my cache pages have images that are right-aligned (or left-) within the text, and that code is being ignored - the images are now appearing separate from the paragraphs, surrounded by white space. Not good!

 

Examples:

Spur by the Marsh (image should be on right side of text block, as coded in <img> tag)

Shy Bear Pass

 

This break in the HTML code has really messed up the formatting of my cache pages. Is it on the list to be fixed?

 

In case it's a browser thang, I'm using Safari 4.1.2.

 

Also HTML image mapping is messed up - on one of my puzzle listings I have an image on which I have mapped a link (onto a big red "Hint" button). Worked pre update, not clickable now.

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Regarding BBCode, it will no longer work and we have a script to convert the old code to HTML. We need to wait and do the conversion slowly because to convert that many logs at once would be insane. Please just leave the logs as they are and we'll do the conversion over time.
Does that mean we need to start using HTML rather than BBCode in our logs? And do we need to use <br> and <p> rather than normal newlines?
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Well ... "thank you" :) for trashing all formatting (line breaks, bold/italic/coloured text) in each and every log entry I (and everyone else, of course) ever wrote!! :):)

 

Assuming that the database itself is unchanged, I really hope (actually, I _expect_ it) that this display error will be fixed ASAP!

 

I have YEARS OF and THOUSANDS OF logs that now have useless characters displaying instead of the BOLD, ITALICS, UNDERLINE and COLOR. What is that?

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I'm getting a 500 error when I try to upload an image to a logged cache. I've encountered the error in Firefox 3.6.12 and in Safari Version 5.0.2 (6533.18.5). The process works until I click the Upload button. At that point, the browser goes to http://www.geocaching.com/error/500.htm.

 

Thanks.

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The update appears to have messed with the HTML code for images within cache pages. Some of my cache pages have images that are right-aligned (or left-) within the text, and that code is being ignored - the images are now appearing separate from the paragraphs, surrounded by white space. Not good!

 

Examples:

Spur by the Marsh (image should be on right side of text block, as coded in <img> tag)

Shy Bear Pass

 

This break in the HTML code has really messed up the formatting of my cache pages. Is it on the list to be fixed?

 

In case it's a browser thang, I'm using Safari 4.1.2.

 

This is now fixed. Thanks hydnsek.

 

Edit: still needs to be hotfixed out though.

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