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Finding COORD.INFO short url for profile


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I am getting some cards printed up and I would like to include the coord.info link to my profile on the back. Where can I find this? I know where to get them for caches, and I see them in watchlist emails for logs, trackables, and user profiles. Basically, I'd like to know how to find mine. I did a forum search, but searching for coord, info, link, and profile in any combination returns a plethora of unhelpful results.

 

Thanks in advance for the help!

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Well if I dropped off someone's travel bug at another cache, they may receive an email with the details. One of those details would by a link to my profile in coord.info form. Didn't know if there was a way to find it otherwise. I considered bit.ly, but the coord.info somewhat preserves the spirit of the Geocaching brand. Oh well. I may just email a person before I drop off their travel bug and ask them to forward me the emails they get :)

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old thread, but always wondered why GC hq has hidden the pathing to their users.. must be out of fear of exploting, stalking etc... but heck, Facebook and every other online social site has an easy way for it's members to get a link to their own profile page..

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old thread, but always wondered why GC hq has hidden the pathing to their users.. must be out of fear of exploting, stalking etc... but heck, Facebook and every other online social site has an easy way for it's members to get a link to their own profile page..

Your own profile is always accessible (once you're logged in) on http://www.geocaching.com/my/

 

Your public profile is http://www.geocaching.com/profile

 

Public profile of any username can be accessed by adding "?u=<username>" and replace any spaces with "+". For example : http://www.geocaching.com/profile/?u=robd0gg

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Since your coord.info profile shortcut link appears at the bottom of the notification email for every log you enter on Geocaching.com, Groundspeak is doing a horrible job of keeping it hidden. If you can't parse out your link code, enter a log on a cache you own or put a cache on watchlist before logging it.

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old thread, but always wondered why GC hq has hidden the pathing to their users.. must be out of fear of exploting, stalking etc... but heck, Facebook and every other online social site has an easy way for it's members to get a link to their own profile page..

Geocaching profile pages aren't visible to unregistered users, so there simply isn't as big a demand for such a link as there would be for those social media sites.

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I just found a solution that works for every profile:

 

  1. Open the public profile of the person. Example: https://www.geocaching.com/profile/?guid=3623cefd-d85e-4251-a9a9-819df6ee3a82
  2. There is a link "See the Forum Posts for This User", which has a URL that ends with "mid=...". Example: mid=4299862
  3. Convert the mid into a GCCode using http://www.geocachingtoolbox.com/index.php?page=gcCodeIdConversion . Example: GC53455
  4. Replace "GC" with "PR" (as already mentioned above). Example: PR53455
  5. Prepend "http://coord.info/". Example: http://coord.info/PR53455

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Gsak users may try this:

#*******************************************
# MacVersion = 0.3
# MacDescription = Create Short Profile Url
# MacAuthor = HHL
# MacFileName = PRCoordInfo.gsk
# MacUrl =
#*******************************************

	$PR = NumToGsCode($d_OwnerId)
	$CoordInfo = "http://coord.info/PR" + "$PR"
	
	Clip Data=$CoordInfo

	IF YesNo(" The PR CoordInfo Url for user »$d_OwnerName« is: $_CrLf $_CrLf $CoordInfo  $_CrLf $_CrLf Url is clipped.$_CrLf Open the profile page now?")
	WEB Url="$CoordInfo"
	ENDIF

Hans

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