+zoltig Posted November 23, 2010 Share Posted November 23, 2010 To the contrary, logging has become too fast and too easy. "TFTC" is way more verbose than needed in order to meet the minimum standards. Until recently, it was possible to accrete one's number of smilies by "1" simply by typing "+1" or even a simple "." That apparently demanded too much effort, so nowadays even an entirely blank log will go through and score the coveted yellow visage. So will the absence of text input by human hands, but instead the machine-generated "logged from my mobile device" messages. Logs such as these do not motivate me to hide more caches. Logs written by humans, and describing human activity, motivate this human to hide more caches. Therefore, as a counterproposal, I posit that Groundspeak should make it harder to log cache runs or long days of caching. All logs should be submitted for review by a panel of retired grammar and spelling teachers. Logs would only be allowed on the site after passing a rigorous screening test covering grammar, spelling, and compelling plot and character development. No two logs on the same day could contain the exact same text. There is nothing I can add to this. Well put. briansnat Posted Today, 09:10 PM QUOTE(GRANPA ALEX @ Nov 22 2010, 10:00 PM) It seems that, over time, the process has become even more tedious and slow when one is logging a larger number of finds . . . for instance, having to scroll to the bottom of an ever lengthening logging page to key the "Submit Log" window. Is this by design to discourage logging/doing runs or is it an oversight that can be addressed OR, is this cacher in need of an education to become more efficient? It seems to simply be unfriendly for it to be so unresponsive to logging larger numbers of finds . . . the runs are out there begging to be sought and the game has evolved to encourage this caching activity - can it be made easier to log finds? It would be grand to be able to bulk upload, say by gc#, a large number of finds from a run using a nice C&P log, directly from GSAK after the GPSr finds are downloaded into GSAK. Sad that we've come to that point. It is sad. I feel the true heart and soul of geocaching, the way it was meant to be, does not exist these days. well maybe you should find a differant hobbie if you feel that way. SS To avoid a gut wrenching remark to your statement, I decided to wait awhile to respond. I feel the way I do because I so love this hobby and I do not want to see it deteriorate. For some reason, PowerTrails and smilies en masse seem to have gotten the frogs attention. Now it we have to have speed post "found it" log options for some people? BD's response fills the bill here. I too, would "rather fight for it." So for your callous remark, ... Quote Link to comment
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