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The current geocaching.com homepage is a necessary evil: it contains no interesting or useful info for a geocacher. If you are new and just arrived via Google then sure, you might want to watch the video, but why show it to logged-in users? Why are there two large banners of Lost & Found and a random image of some kid? Why are there two search fields? Groundspeak, please add value for your users: information on your friends' caching events, nearest unfound caches, perhaps your own recent actions, latest topics from this forum, etc.

 

The page should look different to logged-in users and non-logged-in visitors. I already made this into a suggestion into the feedback forum but I figured I'd open up this thread to get even more ideas and feedback.

 

mockup-of-a-new-homepage.jpg

 

Click on the image above for a mock-up on what the homepage could be.

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The current geocaching.com homepage is a necessary evil: it contains no interesting or useful info for a geocacher. If you are new and just arrived via Google then sure, you might want to watch the video, but why show it to logged-in users? Why are there two large banners of Lost & Found and a random image of some kid? Why are there two search fields? Groundspeak, please add value for your users: information on your friends' caching events, nearest unfound caches, perhaps your own recent actions, latest topics from this forum, etc.

 

The page should look different to logged-in users and non-logged-in visitors. I already made this into a suggestion into the feedback forum but I figured I'd open up this thread to get even more ideas and feedback.

 

mockup-of-a-new-homepage.jpg

 

Click on the image above for a mock-up on what the homepage could be.

I like it much better than the one that is there now. One thing I might change or add to yours is a list of new caches within say 10 miles of home. Might be too similar to unfound caches to those who have covered their entire area near home.

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I use my profile page as my gc.com home page. From there, I have the ability to do everything I need easily.

 

I'd go on about how I use GreaseMonkey to customize it, but apparently some people are sick of hearing about it.

 

Word. <_<

 

My Geocaching profile page is my homepage in every browser on every computer I own.

I skip all that un-necessary tripe and get right to the meat. :P

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My Geocaching profile page is my homepage in every browser on every computer I own.

I skip all that un-necessary tripe and get right to the meat. :P

But don't you see it? If the homepage contains only "un-necessary tripe", like it does, there is obviously something wrong with it. It does not have to be that way. Can you look at the mock-up I created and tell me it's not a whole lot better than the current homepage and that you wouldn't use that one either?

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But don't you see it? If the homepage contains only "un-necessary tripe", like it does, there is obviously something wrong with it. It does not have to be that way. Can you look at the mock-up I created and tell me it's not a whole lot better than the current homepage and that you wouldn't use that one either?

I wouldn't want "Welcome to Geocaching" taking up so much prime real estate on the page I go to most often. I'm not particularly interested in the blog either.

 

Friends activity would be nice to see, I wish GC would provide that. Nearest unfound caches, upcoming events.., they have value too.

 

If Groundspeak ever makes their API available, perhaps you'll be able to custom build the home page you want. At least part of it anyway.

 

Point most people are trying to make is that the home page is for the general public, hence the video and intro stuff. Why not try making the profile page your home page, and then see what you can improve there?

 

I improved it for myself by removing some items I don't want or need so that those I want are more readily accessible. I added a link to "upload field notes" directly onto that page. I don't care about twitter, my stats bar, Google Earth Viewer, so they're gone.

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I wouldn't want "Welcome to Geocaching" taking up so much prime real estate on the page I go to most often. I'm not particularly interested in the blog either.

Again, those were just some ideas. Besides, it already takes that much prime real estate on the page. I don't want the Welcome message any more than you do but, like you said, it seems that people want to have that thing there:

Point most people are trying to make is that the home page is for the general public, hence the video and intro stuff.

In my opinion the homepage could look very different to logged-in users and to the general public. For all I care it could look exactly the same to the general public as it does now, but it should be rendered differently to the actual users of the site. It's called homepage so why couldn't it be used as such? Instead, everyone is using the profile page as their homepage.

Friends activity would be nice to see, I wish GC would provide that. Nearest unfound caches, upcoming events.., they have value too.

Yeah, if they choose to implement those to the profile page then that'd be good too. jameyp also had a good idea that instead of nearest unfound caches it should show the newest, nearest caches. The layout I created is just an idea, you shouldn't take it too literally.

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I never use the home page, I don't know why regular cachers ever would. That's not what it's there for. The reason it has all of that introductory stuff is because that's the page we put on all of our cache descriptions, coins, and travel bugs so newbies go there first and get properly introduced.

 

I have bookmarks that take me straight to http://www.geocaching.com/my which is set up to actually benefit me.

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You know, it is not just the home page. Yesterday I was looking for the Ignore List. I had to resort to Google to find it. The site is realty not very intuitive. Most of us are used to it, so it is not too bad, but when you try to do something new, you realize how poor it is. Maybe GS should hire an HFE (human factors engineer) consultant.

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In my opinion the homepage could look very different to logged-in users and to the general public.
The problem with that approach is that experienced geocachers need to log out to access the intro content that is presented on the home page for people new to geocaching. Haven't you ever tried to give someone a link to a page that would answer a basic question for them?

 

I think an improved "My Profile" page is a better approach. But I'm not sure the system is ready for everyone to run DB queries for their friends' activity, their nearest unfound/new caches, etc. every time they hit their profile page. I'm okay just having links to that stuff.

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You know, it is not just the home page. Yesterday I was looking for the Ignore List. I had to resort to Google to find it. The site is realty not very intuitive. Most of us are used to it, so it is not too bad, but when you try to do something new, you realize how poor it is. Maybe GS should hire an HFE (human factors engineer) consultant.

You are right. I remember when I got the premium membership and tried to find the much hyped pocket queries. You'd think they'd put a link to them to somewhere where you'd easily find them, but nope!

 

Trackables are another badly overlooked area. There's an improvement suggestion for them in the feedback forum, too. You should be able to retrieve a trackable from a cache when writing your log, just like you can drop a trackable into a cache when writing your log. This is the kind of interface I'd like to see:

 

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The current geocaching.com homepage is a necessary evil: it contains no interesting or useful info for a geocacher. ...

'Above the fold' on the home page is a place to search for geocaches by location or GC code as well as links to your profile, the 'hide & seek' page, the trackable page, benchmarks, the forums, the blog and more. Paging down finds Shop Groundspeak and the event calendar. In addition to all this is tons of info for noobs.

 

I'm not seeing the problem.

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And how about getting rid of all the forum moderators? I think most of us are capable of deciding if a thread is interesting or important enough to hold our attention. Profanity can be contained with software so the little kiddies won't be mentally scarred for life (although I am thinking that if they can navigate to these pages they might also be capable of finding an obscenity somewhere online). I have been to many forums sans moderators and they seem to work well. Let the participants decide when to end a thread.

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And how about getting rid of all the forum moderators? I think most of us are capable of deciding if a thread is interesting or important enough to hold our attention. Profanity can be contained with software so the little kiddies won't be mentally scarred for life (although I am thinking that if they can navigate to these pages they might also be capable of finding an obscenity somewhere online). I have been to many forums sans moderators and they seem to work well. Let the participants decide when to end a thread.

No thanks. I've visited enough unmoderated forums to know that they quickly devolve into uselessness.

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And how about getting rid of all the forum moderators? I think most of us are capable of deciding if a thread is interesting or important enough to hold our attention. Profanity can be contained with software so the little kiddies won't be mentally scarred for life (although I am thinking that if they can navigate to these pages they might also be capable of finding an obscenity somewhere online). I have been to many forums sans moderators and they seem to work well. Let the participants decide when to end a thread.

Terrible suggestion. Horrible. Thank you, no.

 

It's because we have mods that I can't say what I really think of that suggestion! Be glad we have them! :)

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And how about getting rid of all the forum moderators? I think most of us are capable of deciding if a thread is interesting or important enough to hold our attention. Profanity can be contained with software so the little kiddies won't be mentally scarred for life (although I am thinking that if they can navigate to these pages they might also be capable of finding an obscenity somewhere online). I have been to many forums sans moderators and they seem to work well. Let the participants decide when to end a thread.

 

You've just found the #1 on my 2011 wish list.

But dreams never come true. :)

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And how about getting rid of all the forum moderators? I think most of us are capable of deciding if a thread is interesting or important enough to hold our attention. Profanity can be contained with software so the little kiddies won't be mentally scarred for life (although I am thinking that if they can navigate to these pages they might also be capable of finding an obscenity somewhere online). I have been to many forums sans moderators and they seem to work well. Let the participants decide when to end a thread.

Terrible suggestion. Horrible. Thank you, no.

 

It's because we have mods that I can't say what I really think of that suggestion! Be glad we have them! :)

 

It is a very good suggestion, because you don't agree does not make it bad. Feel free to say what you think of it, I have broad sholders, you wont make me tremble with trepidation. This is precisely what I am talking about, a free flow of ideas. And by the way your thanks were neither sought nor needed.

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And how about getting rid of all the forum moderators? I think most of us are capable of deciding if a thread is interesting or important enough to hold our attention. Profanity can be contained with software so the little kiddies won't be mentally scarred for life (although I am thinking that if they can navigate to these pages they might also be capable of finding an obscenity somewhere online). I have been to many forums sans moderators and they seem to work well. Let the participants decide when to end a thread.

Terrible suggestion. Horrible. Thank you, no.

 

It's because we have mods that I can't say what I really think of that suggestion! Be glad we have them! :(

 

It is a very good suggestion, because you don't agree does not make it bad. Feel free to say what you think of it, I have broad sholders, you wont make me tremble with trepidation. This is precisely what I am talking about, a free flow of ideas. And by the way your thanks were neither sought nor needed.

:)B)

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And how about getting rid of all the forum moderators? I think most of us are capable of deciding if a thread is interesting or important enough to hold our attention. Profanity can be contained with software so the little kiddies won't be mentally scarred for life (although I am thinking that if they can navigate to these pages they might also be capable of finding an obscenity somewhere online). I have been to many forums sans moderators and they seem to work well. Let the participants decide when to end a thread.

Terrible suggestion. Horrible. Thank you, no.

 

It's because we have mods that I can't say what I really think of that suggestion! Be glad we have them! :(

 

It is a very good suggestion, because you don't agree does not make it bad. Feel free to say what you think of it, I have broad sholders, you wont make me tremble with trepidation. This is precisely what I am talking about, a free flow of ideas. And by the way your thanks were neither sought nor needed.

:)B)

 

LOL

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And how about getting rid of all the forum moderators? I think most of us are capable of deciding if a thread is interesting or important enough to hold our attention. Profanity can be contained with software so the little kiddies won't be mentally scarred for life (although I am thinking that if they can navigate to these pages they might also be capable of finding an obscenity somewhere online). I have been to many forums sans moderators and they seem to work well. Let the participants decide when to end a thread.

I still don't get it. Does this comment have something to do with my original suggestion about a better geocaching.com homepage?

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And how about getting rid of all the forum moderators? I think most of us are capable of deciding if a thread is interesting or important enough to hold our attention. Profanity can be contained with software so the little kiddies won't be mentally scarred for life (although I am thinking that if they can navigate to these pages they might also be capable of finding an obscenity somewhere online). I have been to many forums sans moderators and they seem to work well. Let the participants decide when to end a thread.

I still don't get it. Does this comment have something to do with my original suggestion about a better geocaching.com homepage?

 

no, it doesn't , but neither do all the posts about improving features on the site past the front page

 

but i think his suggestion to have the moderators removed has been implemented, nobody told us yet to stay on topic, perhaps everyone is out shopping for xmass :)

 

as for the home page, i never use it, i log straight into my profile where i have everything i need

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I use the home page for searches and to check the event calendar. It fills those purposes nicely. It doesn't need to be cluttered further with advanced features.

 

I do think that advanced features, particularly member only features like PQs, notifications, etc. shouldn't be hidden in the profile page. I think that premium members should see an additional tab that says "premium services" or something along those lines.

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And how about getting rid of all the forum moderators? I think most of us are capable of deciding if a thread is interesting or important enough to hold our attention. Profanity can be contained with software so the little kiddies won't be mentally scarred for life (although I am thinking that if they can navigate to these pages they might also be capable of finding an obscenity somewhere online). I have been to many forums sans moderators and they seem to work well. Let the participants decide when to end a thread.

I still don't get it. Does this comment have something to do with my original suggestion about a better geocaching.com homepage?

 

It's an example of someone going off topic, and if that trend continues, a moderator will very likely step in and redirect the thread. It also serves to illustrate beautifully the need for moderators, because without them most threads rapidly degenerate into uselessness, at which point they are good only for entertainment, not information.

 

Back on topic, I personally don't have any problem with the homepage. Like others, I bookmark my profile and go from there. While the homepage could be better, it's a very minor inconvenience to me. I wouldn't mind seeing two homepages, one for the general public/those who aren't logged in, and a second and highly useful page for those who are logged in, but as I said it's a minor inconvenience to me.

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It's an example of someone going off topic, and if that trend continues, a moderator will very likely step in and redirect the thread.

 

or wave the magic wand and close it :)

 

Ahem!

 

Yes, let's stay on topic.

 

Should you wish to recommend to Groundspeak they they get rid of the forum moderators, please feel free to use the Contact page to do so.

 

http://www.geocaching.com/contact/default.aspx

 

Thanks.

 

not interested to get rid of the moderators, but i would like all of you to be dressed as frogs or hamsters B)

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Back on topic, I personally don't have any problem with the homepage. Like others, I bookmark my profile and go from there. While the homepage could be better, it's a very minor inconvenience to me. I wouldn't mind seeing two homepages, one for the general public/those who aren't logged in, and a second and highly useful page for those who are logged in, but as I said it's a minor inconvenience to me.

 

I like this idea.

 

 

not interested to get rid of the moderators, but i would like all of you to be dressed as frogs or hamsters :(

How about as a reindeer/elf? B):)

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ZeroOne, nice mock-up.

 

You're assuming that members with accounts have home coords, and "friends".

Many have neither.

 

The home page has to serve:

non-members

Basic and Premium members with no home coords in the system

Basic and Premium members with home coords in the system

 

Not to say that redesign couldn't improve things, but at the moment, it seems okay to me. The critical stuff IS above the scroll line (a problem with a number of GC.com pages, that the critical stuff is BELOW the scroll line).

 

It seems like you want the geocaching home page to be your home page > that's www.geocaching.com/my

 

I'd love to see a re-working of www.geocaching.com/my >>> the nav boxes on the right side of the page aren't even close to the way I use them.

 

Your Disabled Caches at the top really ought to specify Disabled UNPUBLISHED Caches.

a place for Disabled Published caches would be good, as a reminder that they exist., and so on.....

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Ahem!

 

Yes, let's stay on topic.

 

Should you wish to recommend to Groundspeak they they get rid of the forum moderators, please feel free to use the Contact page to do so.

 

http://www.geocaching.com/contact/default.aspx

 

Thanks.

 

This was expected. But with an audience of fawning sycophants and the mod wielding the big stick, my cause is lost. I shall take my leave, tata (key poignant music).

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The current geocaching.com homepage is a necessary evil: it contains no interesting or useful info for a geocacher. If you are new and just arrived via Google then sure, you might want to watch the video, but why show it to logged-in users? Why are there two large banners of Lost & Found and a random image of some kid? Why are there two search fields? Groundspeak, please add value for your users: information on your friends' caching events, nearest unfound caches, perhaps your own recent actions, latest topics from this forum, etc.

 

The page should look different to logged-in users and non-logged-in visitors. I already made this into a suggestion into the feedback forum but I figured I'd open up this thread to get even more ideas and feedback.

 

mockup-of-a-new-homepage.jpg

 

Click on the image above for a mock-up on what the homepage could be.

 

Its a cool mock up, but you are never going to please everyone. different people will want to see different things.

I for one, don't care to be reminded my closest unfound caches every time I log on. I know exactly where they are, I just need a boat or a really really really cold winter so they will likely stay unfound for a long time.

I really like the quick view fields at the top of the page.

 

It might be cool if you could design your own page, customizing it just for yourself from a list of "sections" that could be chosen from your preferences. Sounds complicated though.

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Here's a new mockup based on the feedback -- click to enlarge:

 

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You're assuming that members with accounts have home coords, and "friends".

Many have neither.

Well, for those people the related information just wouldn't be shown. Maybe people don't know about home coordinates and there could be a small reminder for them?

 

It seems like you want the geocaching home page to be your home page > that's www.geocaching.com/my

 

I'd love to see a re-working of www.geocaching.com/my >>> the nav boxes on the right side of the page aren't even close to the way I use them.

They are free to use the ideas from this thread to improve that page also. :huh:

 

The home page has to serve:

non-members

I disagree with this. See facebook.com when you are logged in and when you are logged out. It's two entirely different pages. I'm giving out ideas on how the geocaching.com home page should look like for the members. For all I care it could stay exactly the same for the non-members.

 

I for one, don't care to be reminded my closest unfound caches every time I log on.

Actually, me neither, so I've changed my suggestion to "Newest caches" instead. If you don't have home coordinates set then it wouldn't show you anything.

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I see you've opted-out on having a sense of humor. Please continue your Very Serious thread.

Yeah, I ran out of it after about the tenth message discussing whether we should have moderators in the forums.

 

Fair enough.

 

On topic: I've looked at your mockups and, while I don't have anything negative to say, I usually don't go to the homepage these days and I don't think that the devs will necesasrily see your ideas here.

 

I mean, there are some good ideas there, and I think the "one version for the logged in and one for the newcomers" is a very good idea.

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Where is the easy access to my PQs, my bookmark lists, or my souvenirs?

 

I don't think the analogy with FB is accurate. The whole point of FB is to see your home page. The page that is shown instead of your home page when you aren't logged in just tells you what you need to do to see your home page. It's like the "please upgrade to premium membership" page that you see here when you try to access premium features with a basic account.

 

In contrast, the whole point of geocaching.com is to support geocaching, which includes informing new players, land managers, law enforcement, etc. about the game. I think the site's home page should present such basic information to everyone. Hiding it from new players just because they managed to create an account and log in seems counterproductive.

 

But your ideas could enhance the "Your Profile" page.

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The current geocaching.com homepage is a necessary evil: it contains no interesting or useful info for a geocacher. If you are new and just arrived via Google then sure, you might want to watch the video, but why show it to logged-in users? Why are there two large banners of Lost & Found and a random image of some kid? Why are there two search fields? Groundspeak, please add value for your users: information on your friends' caching events, nearest unfound caches, perhaps your own recent actions, latest topics from this forum, etc.

 

The page should look different to logged-in users and non-logged-in visitors. I already made this into a suggestion into the feedback forum but I figured I'd open up this thread to get even more ideas and feedback.

 

mockup-of-a-new-homepage.jpg

 

Click on the image above for a mock-up on what the homepage could be.

 

Its a cool mock up, but you are never going to please everyone. different people will want to see different things.

I for one, don't care to be reminded my closest unfound caches every time I log on. I know exactly where they are, I just need a boat or a really really really cold winter so they will likely stay unfound for a long time.

I really like the quick view fields at the top of the page.

 

It might be cool if you could design your own page, customizing it just for yourself from a list of "sections" that could be chosen from your preferences. Sounds complicated though.

 

Here is my new suggestion. Make it like iGoogle where each user can customize what infromation appears on the home page. I would like to see my D/T matrix, newly published caches, etc. while others may want to see nearby DNFs and a FTF list. Not sure how hard it is to make something like that happen, but google (and every other search engine) does it, so obviously it is do-able.

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It might be cool if you could design your own page, customizing it just for yourself from a list of "sections" that could be chosen from your preferences. Sounds complicated though.

 

Here is my new suggestion. Make it like iGoogle where each user can customize what infromation appears on the home page. I would like to see my D/T matrix, newly published caches, etc. while others may want to see nearby DNFs and a FTF list. Not sure how hard it is to make something like that happen, but google (and every other search engine) does it, so obviously it is do-able.

Yes, that'd be great. :huh: I think it would be easier for Groundspeak to do the former, i.e. choosing from a list of sections from your preferences. The iGoogle-likeness would just be a slight improvement over that one.

 

I know I'm only a newbie at this, but I agree about making improvement. I found the events page once by accident and I've been looking for it ever since. The page you created looks great! That my 2 cents worth.

Thanks! I think you are only proving my point that something needs to be done. Seasoned users know where everything is, but newbies get lost at the site and the homepage does not help them a bit.

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And here's another new mockup, I added the map based on a suggestion in the feedback forum:

 

<a href="http://dl.dropbox.com/u/5227239/gc/mockup-of-a-new-homepage_3.png" target="_blank"><img src="http://dl.dropbox.com/u/5227239/gc/mockup-of-a-new-homepage_3.jpg" border="0" alt="IPB Image" /></a>

 

Both this mock-up and the previous one make the assumption that one is logged in and has their home coordinates set.

 

The home page at www.geocaching.com has to serve those that don't have geocaching.com accounts. I would suspect that a lot of people that use the home page have only heard about geocaching and are looking for basic information about the game. Perhaps after they've read the Getting Started page, they'll be inclined to create a basic (or premium) membership and will then be able to use all the goodness that is found on the www.geocaching.com/my page. While the current home page might warrant some improvements, for unauthenticated users it service it's purpose.

 

What you've shown are a couple of examples of a "personalized" version of the home page, which is what www.geocaching.com/my is supposed to accomplished. If your suggestion were adopted it would only create confusion about what personalization features appeared on the home page and which ones appeared on the "my" page.

 

One possible approach would be to redirect to www.geocaching.com/my whenever the home page was requested and user credentials were available. Of course, that would also mean that one would have to log out to view the home page.

 

One of the pervasive themes in the forums lately seems to be related to a desire by some to opt-out of certain features on the site. One way to accomplish this would be to do something like the google "ig" page (www.google.com/ig). Essentially, the "my" page would be a portal with various "widgets" that could be added, removed, or moved around the page as each user saw fit. That way if I wanted a "souvenirs" widget to be at the top of my page and you wanted a "map of nearby unfound caches" widget we could each have it the way we want our "my" page to look. If you look at the www.geocaching.com/my page now you'll see that it already sort of organizes varies sections on the page (just not the way I'd like to organize them) such as the "Stat Bar", "Search Options", "Premium Features" etc., and most of the real estate is taken up in the middle column by the "Your Logs (Last 30 days)" list. Since I don't get out geocaching that frequently, a large portion of the page is taken up by a list with only a few lines in it.

 

If GS created a library of widgets (Stat Bar, Search Options, etc) that one could select from and organize on their "my" page as they wished it could truly be personalized. As GS has recently been discussing opening up an API, it would also open up the possibility of user contributed widgets (perhaps even integrating the main site with the forum by exposing the most recent posts as an RSS feed).

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Yep, the mockup you posted last scratches me where I itch for the most part. I like the idea of having the latest caches near me readily accessible. Seeing friend activity is also a nice touch and would likely increase the use of the friend feature for me. Not sure I need the map right there, but it wouldn't bother me either, and I would probably value it in the long run. My only issue is with the design of the site. Your mockup integrates with the existing design beautifully, but I hope that one day they overhaul the site design. It's very stale and as new things are add to the site it all seems tacked on. When they integrate something like this and enter the 2.0 world of interface design, I also hope they update the look.

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Here is my new suggestion. Make it like iGoogle where each user can customize what infromation appears on the home page. I would like to see my D/T matrix, newly published caches, etc. while others may want to see nearby DNFs and a FTF list. Not sure how hard it is to make something like that happen, but google (and every other search engine) does it, so obviously it is do-able.

 

I swear I didn't read this post before I posted my suggestion for an iGoogle like "my" page.

 

While the framework for creating an iGoogle-like profile page would probably require a major overhaul of the site, the individual sections would be fairly easy to implement (especially when they're just a collection of related links). If you look at the dropdown menu for the "down arrow" icon for any google gadget and go to "About this Gadget" you'll find a "view source" link. They're fairly simple xml files with a content element which provides most of the functionality with some embedded html (and often a lot of javascript) to implement the gadget. I have been working as a developer with portal software and personalized web sites for about 10 years and find the iGoogle approach to be pretty intuitive both from a developer and end user perspective.

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Both this mock-up and the previous one make the assumption that one is logged in and has their home coordinates set.

 

We've been through this already: for all I care, the homepage can stay exactly as it is for the non-logged in users. I just think the members deserve something better and requiring them to navigate away from the homepage to the "My page" seems like a waste of mouse clicks. Also, for those people who don't have the home coordinates set the related information just wouldn't be shown. Maybe people don't know about home coordinates and there could be a small reminder for them?

 

What you've shown are a couple of examples of a "personalized" version of the home page, which is what www.geocaching.com/my is supposed to accomplished. If your suggestion were adopted it would only create confusion about what personalization features appeared on the home page and which ones appeared on the "my" page.

 

They are more than welcome to adapt the suggestions from this thread to the "my" page as well. :blink:

 

One possible approach would be to redirect to www.geocaching.com/my whenever the home page was requested and user credentials were available.

 

Yes, that's a good idea!

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