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Just noticed the new cache type icons, LOVE them!

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I think they forgot one...Maybe this could be for "Members Only Caches" icon_wink.gif

 

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Bret

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Like, gag me with a spoon. Those things suck!

 

I hope this is a badly-timed April Fools joke.

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Hmm.. On second though I suppose we should have replaced them with trademarked Warner Bros characters.

 

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I like them! I also like the big red check mark for found and the name tag for hidden.

 

Thanks, Jeremy!

 

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Well, I for one like em! In fact, I like em a little too much.........they look delicious. Jeremy, have you considered marketing them as "Geocaching Chewable Vitamins?"

 

Bret

 

"The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field.

When a man found it, he hid it again." Mt. 13:44

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quote:
Originally posted by CYBret:

Well, I for one like em! In fact, I like em a little too much.........they look delicious. Jeremy, have you considered marketing them as "Geocaching Chewable Vitamins?"

 

Bret


 

It does look a bit like a cookie jar!

 

I like them. Fresh idea and look!

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I likes 'em! The old ones were very dull colored; these are very eye-catching. My only complaint is, I had a hard time figuring out what the "Hidden" icon is. I never did figure it out actually, it took Dave's post to tell me. I thought it was dynamite or an XBox controller.

 

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I just logged in and I too noticed the new icons I think they look GREAT! I also like the icon Cybret has!! That's funny!!

 

~Bakahead

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Yeah! I like em, too! It does kinda have that cookie jar affect. mmmmmmmm. coookiesss.

I'm with Bakahead. I think your on to something CYBret. icon_razz.gif

 

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The new icons are a nice addition, much easier to see.

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I like them a lot. I particularly like the big red check for found caches. The only thing I had trouble figuring out (as others mentioned) is the icon for caches that I have hidden. It looks like a white stick of dynamite to me.

 

RM

 

[This message was edited by Rocket Man on June 30, 2003 at 08:23 PM.]

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I like the little Oil Can icon marking my caches too. All the new icans are great.

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I also love the new icons. I haven't seen the hidden/found icons yet--I'm going to check them as soon as this posts...

 

I agree about them looking like cookie jars, but to me when I first saw the regular cache icon on Big Fig's Daniel Boone #2 cache, I was thinking, "I wonder how Big Fig got that Halloween icon on his page, and why now?" Then after a simple click, I saw all the icons and understood. icon_smile.gif

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Ok. Now I've seen the other icons--very nice again! After reading Bos "oil can" comment, it really looked like an oil can to me at first... icon_smile.gif I guess I see things weird with 1600x1200 resolution and all those tiny pixels.

 

So, when do we get to see new Travel Bug and watch list 3-D icons? (Or maybe just remove the white backgrounds.)

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Are you sure it's not an oil can? It sure looks like one to me. You know - since we do the 'maintainance' on those caches. I also like the new icons - they are fun.

 

-Junglehair

 

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Dang it, it NEVER looked like an oil can until you mentioned that!

 

Bret

 

"The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field.

When a man found it, he hid it again." Mt. 13:44

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I like the new cache icons... now can we get the big red check mark to show on cache page for those that we have found. I can't always remember all the caches I have found, would rather have a red check near the icon on cache page than read through the logs

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... but smiley faces mean 'found'! all the smiley faces all over the unfound cache icons are wigging me out a bit.

 

Definitely like the checkmarks and the art in general, though.

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Snot?

 

Well... I do have a cold right now...

 

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I noticed one very minor thing. On this page, the large and small icons for a Traditional Cache have different color smiley faces. The orange one is currently the one being used for Traditional caches. RM

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Well I came here to say I don't like them, but I guess I'm all alone...

 

Anyhow I'll get use to them, keep up the good work!

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name_tag.gif Spray can? Are these caches that have been cammo painted?

 

I first assumed this was supposed to represent travel bugs (had to guess, since there's no alternate text provided). We need to come up with something better than this to represent owned caches. On my GPS I use the Mine icon, since those caches are "mine".

 

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[This message was edited by Prime Suspect on June 30, 2003 at 10:55 PM.]

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If this is supposed to represent travel bugs (and I'm guessing here, since there's no alternate text provided), it's terrible. Bring the bug back.


 

Its not for Travel Bugs. It must the new symbol for ownership. Upon closer inspection it looks like a name tag.

 

Kar

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icon_smile.gif

 

I first assumed this was supposed to represent travel bugs (had to guess, since there's no alternate text provided). We need to come up with something better than this to represent owned caches. On my GPS I use the Mine icon, since those caches are "mine".

 

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"Don't mess with a geocacher. We know all the best places to hide a body."

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I like the new icons. As long as were changing them, how about a different icon for micro caches vs regular sized caches? I'd also like to filter the nearest cache page by micro vs regular.

 

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wel, i think the results regarding the oil can are mixed. it's cute, but i think the purpose of an icon is to represent an idea in a way that's easy to identify and understand. so in that regard, THAT icaon should go back to the drawing board.

 

the container icons need to be resized; they're a little wider than the originals, and it makes them a little out of proportion. the old sizing was nicely proportioned and smooth looking.

 

and here's a little suggestion: how about a little blurb (a separate page maybe?) that's easy to find that exp;ains what all the little icons are- we have a page like that for containers, but it'd be nice to have the features of the search results page explained so, well, it's just a good idea.

 

it would be nice to have a reference guide. sometimes i'm not all that sure which dates in the right coulumn are what.

 

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I like 'em, (though I'm surprised the base model is of a plastic container rather than a rugged ammo box icon_wink.gif ) except I can't figure out what a "squeegee" has to do with letterbox hybrid caches. icon_wink.gif

 

I also think CYBret's offering should be added to the official lineup. It sure would encourage more folk to create MOCs. icon_wink.gif

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Oh, weird. The old icons were still in my PCs cache at work, so I was seeing the old traditional and multi icons for a minute. I thought we had reverted, and I already hate the old ones.

 

This won't make sense to most people, but you know how they changed the graphics between the really old "The Incredible Machine" games and the newer versions, so they looked more 3-dimensional and cartoony? That's what this reminds me of. There's something distinctly TIM about them.

 

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Yeah he built an ugly city because he wanted the mountain to love him back -- Dar Williams

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Originally posted by BassoonPilot:

though I'm surprised the base model is of a plastic container rather than a rugged ammo box - except I can't figure out what a "squeegee" has to do with letterbox hybrid caches. icon_wink.gif


 

This is the first thing I thought too.

I think the colors are a little FEM. I suppose they might be fun looking for kids.

 

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What does that firecracker (or spray can, or oil can) next to my caches mean?

 

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quote:
Originally posted by BassoonPilot:

I like 'em, (though I'm surprised the base model is of a plastic container rather than a rugged ammo box icon_wink.gif ) except I can't figure out what a "squeegee" has to do with letterbox hybrid caches. icon_wink.gif


5.gif Don't you know a hair clip when you see one? Apparently, when hunting letterboxes, you want to make sure your hair doesn't get in your eyes.

 

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Originally posted by zoltig:

Spray can. Oil can. Name Tag.???

Kinda reminds me of that old "Duck/Flame" issue that was in the forums. icon_biggrin.gif


I thought that was a can of Fix-A-Flat.

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I like most of the icons and the big redcheck is a great change!!!! To be honest though I think the smiley faces are a little cheesey but everything else is great.

 

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The new icons are great. The name tag was a little hard to figure out.

 

Do lines on the name tag help?

 

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Originally posted by Prime Suspect:

Don't you know a hair clip when you see one? Apparently, when hunting letterboxes, you want to make sure your hair doesn't get in your eyes.


 

While I acknowledge that your interpretation is as valid as mine, I always wear a cap to keep the hair out of my eyes and the ticks out of my hair ... also, I've had a lot more experience dealing with "squeegee-men" than hairclips. icon_wink.gif

 

Oh, I get it ... it's really a "Where's George" stamper.

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quote:
Originally posted by Prime Suspect:

quote:
Originally posted by BassoonPilot:

I like 'em, (though I'm surprised the base model is of a plastic container rather than a rugged ammo box icon_wink.gif ) except I can't figure out what a "squeegee" has to do with letterbox hybrid caches. icon_wink.gif


http://www.geocaching.com/images/WptTypes/5.gif Don't you know a hair clip when you see one? Apparently, when hunting letterboxes, you want to make sure your hair doesn't get in your eyes.

 

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Hrmph. And to think I considered them to be Chip Clip thingys.

 

Brian

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Originally posted by Brian - Team A.I.:

 

Hrmph. And to think I considered them to be Chip Clip thingys.

 

Brian

Team A.I.


Perception is reality!

 

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I like them!

 

When I first saw the new 2.gif icon, my first thought was that I had some sort of Halloween virus on my computer... My second thought was, "Yum! Pumpkin soup!"

 

Much better than the old ones!

 

Could there be a different icon for Locationless than Virtual?

 

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Originally posted by BassoonPilot:

I can't figure out what a "squeegee" has to do with letterbox hybrid caches.


 

I think it's supposed to be a letterbox stamp.

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Minority again. I don't like the new icons. They look cheesey and cheap. Not to mention distracting. Took me a moment to figure out what the white tag next to my cache meant but since I only own one cache, I finally caught on.

 

Do you guys want some help with design? Cause the site's getting difficult to look at...

 

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If you put your cursor over the icon, the tooltip text (official name?) is displayed to show what the icon is.

 

It certainly was a shock to see the change, but I'll just use it for a week and see if I grow to like it....

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I still like them and disagree that they look cheap (as opposed to what, the two color blobs from before?) But maybe the faces are the hang-up for some. What if the faces went away?

 

And I think it's clear that the "hidden" graphic needs a change. What about just a different colored check mark? And what about putting it in a different column (right now, my "found" and my "hidden" icons are in the same column. What happens if someone logs a found on their own [not debating that here; it happens, what does it look like?]) And maybe giving those columns a header at the top, like the other columns have?

 

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Ok, ok, so it WAS a name tag, and NOT an oil can. If you right click on the image and select 'Save Picture As...', you will see it has a file name of name_tag.gif.

 

-Junglehair

 

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[This message was edited by junglehair on July 01, 2003 at 08:49 PM.]

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