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Is anyone else finding the new maps periodically throw up a window that just says "yes"?

 

Looks like another stellar piece of debugging work.

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I got a mini Yes box too, earlier, after I'd left a map tab open and abandoned the laptop for a walk in the fresh air.

 

I wondered where it had come from!

 

MrsB

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Yes - it's happened both on my laptop and my main PC. On the main PC, it had an additional sentence of "do not allow this page to generate dialogue boxes again" or some such command, so I clicked the button next to it and OK and it hasn't come back. I've noticed that it only seems to appear when I have the geocaching map up. Maybe that's just coincidence though.

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I am moving this thread from the "UK and Ireland" forum

to the "Community Q&A and Discussions" / "Geocaching.com Website" forum.

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I was worried I got a virus or something, and then thought perhaps I had mistakenly created a calendar event in google that was called yes, but just now realized it was on the map. I am guessing this is somebody's debug information left behind.

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Sure glad I saw this post...same prob here and thought virus or something also!

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I've not had this issue myself, but someone asked if it might be caused by one of my Greasemonkey scripts, so I did some poking around. It looks like it's being caused by geocaching.com itself, and is some time-related code triggered by leap years, which explains why it's just started today.

 

Since code comes from geocaching.com, there's not an easy way of avoiding it. On some browsers the "yes" alert may come with a tick box that you can use to stop further alerts, but this will only work until you re-load the page or Groundspeak fix the code properly (which should be trivial!).

 

For the nerdy, the main maps page downloads a utility script (with a really long address starting http://www.geocaching.com/ScriptResource.axd?d= followed by a string of random characters). This includes a DateTime module containing the offending function:

 

DateTime.isLeapYear = function (year) {
   if (((year % 4 == 0) && (year % 100 != 0)) || (year % 400 == 0)) {
       alert("yes");
       return true;
   }
   return false;
};

Basically, every time this function runs during a leap year, it pops up "Yes" - it looks like a leftover bit of debugging code. From what I can guess, this will happen every ten minutes, but only for Premium Members (which may be why I've not seen the problem).

 

That's my guess at the explanation, hopefully there will be a fix along soon...

 

JRI

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I've not had this issue myself, but someone asked if it might be caused by one of my Greasemonkey scripts, so I did some poking around. It looks like it's being caused by geocaching.com itself, and is some time-related code triggered by leap years, which explains why it's just started today.

 

Since code comes from geocaching.com, there's not an easy way of avoiding it. On some browsers the "yes" alert may come with a tick box that you can use to stop further alerts, but this will only work until you re-load the page or Groundspeak fix the code properly (which should be trivial!).

 

For the nerdy, the main maps page downloads a utility script (with a really long address starting http://www.geocaching.com/ScriptResource.axd?d= followed by a string of random characters). This includes a DateTime module containing the offending function:

 

DateTime.isLeapYear = function (year) {
   if (((year % 4 == 0) && (year % 100 != 0)) || (year % 400 == 0)) {
       alert("yes");
       return true;
   }
   return false;
};

Basically, every time this function runs during a leap year, it pops up "Yes" - it looks like a leftover bit of debugging code. From what I can guess, this will happen every ten minutes, but only for Premium Members (which may be why I've not seen the problem).

 

That's my guess at the explanation, hopefully there will be a fix along soon...

 

JRI

 

Thanks for the explanation. I wondered why I was getting "yessed." :)

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It started yesterday for me, the most annoying part is the map comes up with the box and covers what I am reading.

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From what I can guess, this will happen every ten minutes, but only for Premium Members (which may be why I've not seen the problem).

 

That's my guess at the explanation, hopefully there will be a fix along soon...

 

JRI

10 minutes? not here. clicking a cache icon on the map brings it up 30 secs later. this is reproducable

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Running chrome for today (using wife's laptop) and got that message, coincidentally right after I sent in an answer for a virtual. For a while, thought "cool, instant notification for virtual answers!" before thinking nah and figured it had something to do with debugging, especially since this is a new year. Didn't think it's leap year related though, thanks for the enlightenment :)

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Started happening to me last night on work computer (Windows 7 and IE 8). Continues today at home on Windows Vista and Firefox 8.0. Yeah, seems to be related to having the GC.com map open.

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I got a 'no' the first time, now I'm getting a lot of 'yes'

 

I guess that's a positive development. :lol:

 

 

 

I'll get me hat.

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DateTime.isLeapYear = function (year) {
   if (((year % 4 == 0) && (year % 100 != 0)) || (year % 400 == 0)) {
       alert("yes");
       return true;
   }
   return false;
};

 

Well I'm glad to see they can figure out if it is leap year or not.

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Try this out. I live in Reno,NV. and we had two caches published around 4:50pm today. I looked at both descriptions on maps then opened other windows for other things. After about 20 min. I got a "yes" window then a minute later got another, one of the caches had two found it logs posted. A while later another "yes",one of the cachers logged a DNF at the other new cache.?

 

Although now I've waited to post this thought and it seems it was just good timing,every 10 min. And yes I'm premium mem.

 

How 'bout it Groundspeak? Got my ear to the rail.

 

Hope I don't have to wait four years for a fix!

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It started happening to me this afternoon. I thought it was Malware.yes.jpg

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Yes - it's happened both on my laptop and my main PC. On the main PC, it had an additional sentence of "do not allow this page to generate dialogue boxes again" or some such command, so I clicked the button next to it and OK and it hasn't come back. I've noticed that it only seems to appear when I have the geocaching map up. Maybe that's just coincidence though.

 

I have been getting the same thing on my screen.

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I've not had this issue myself, but someone asked if it might be caused by one of my Greasemonkey scripts, so I did some poking around. It looks like it's being caused by geocaching.com itself, and is some time-related code triggered by leap years, which explains why it's just started today.

 

Since code comes from geocaching.com, there's not an easy way of avoiding it. On some browsers the "yes" alert may come with a tick box that you can use to stop further alerts, but this will only work until you re-load the page or Groundspeak fix the code properly (which should be trivial!).

 

For the nerdy, the main maps page downloads a utility script (with a really long address starting http://www.geocaching.com/ScriptResource.axd?d= followed by a string of random characters). This includes a DateTime module containing the offending function:

 

DateTime.isLeapYear = function (year) {
   if (((year % 4 == 0) && (year % 100 != 0)) || (year % 400 == 0)) {
       alert("yes");
       return true;
   }
   return false;
};

Basically, every time this function runs during a leap year, it pops up "Yes" - it looks like a leftover bit of debugging code. From what I can guess, this will happen every ten minutes, but only for Premium Members (which may be why I've not seen the problem).

 

That's my guess at the explanation, hopefully there will be a fix along soon...

 

JRI

 

I like you explanation the best but if it is going to last all year for premium members maybe I should not renew on Jan 3 as I am suppose to and all other premium members should not renew the subscription and that might get the programmers working a little faster on fixing this problem.

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but what is getting annoying now is when I have the maps open on a tab and I am doing something else on another tab, the message sends me back to the map "yes" tab suddenly when the message shows up.

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hasn't happened here since my last post, maybe the leap year was cancelled in Canada :lol:

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Wouldn't it be funny if it was throwing up random and bizarre words instead? Sort of like Geo-tourettes :)

 

yesow.jpg

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It happened twice to me yesterday. While creating my log to submit, right in the middle of it the map page appeared along with that "yes" pop-up. It completely wiped out my logs and I had to start over. Hopefully, an update from GS will fix this bug.

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I've not had this issue myself, but someone asked if it might be caused by one of my Greasemonkey scripts, so I did some poking around. It looks like it's being caused by geocaching.com itself, and is some time-related code triggered by leap years, which explains why it's just started today.

 

Since code comes from geocaching.com, there's not an easy way of avoiding it. On some browsers the "yes" alert may come with a tick box that you can use to stop further alerts, but this will only work until you re-load the page or Groundspeak fix the code properly (which should be trivial!).

 

For the nerdy, the main maps page downloads a utility script (with a really long address starting http://www.geocaching.com/ScriptResource.axd?d= followed by a string of random characters). This includes a DateTime module containing the offending function:

 

DateTime.isLeapYear = function (year) {
   if (((year % 4 == 0) && (year % 100 != 0)) || (year % 400 == 0)) {
       alert("yes");
       return true;
   }
   return false;
};

Basically, every time this function runs during a leap year, it pops up "Yes" - it looks like a leftover bit of debugging code. From what I can guess, this will happen every ten minutes, but only for Premium Members (which may be why I've not seen the problem).

 

That's my guess at the explanation, hopefully there will be a fix along soon...

 

JRI

 

I like you explanation the best but if it is going to last all year for premium members maybe I should not renew on Jan 3 as I am suppose to and all other premium members should not renew the subscription and that might get the programmers working a little faster on fixing this problem.

 

That's the definitive answer as to what is producing the pop window (that's what the alert() function does) and the fix is simple; a GS programmer just needs to remove the alert("yes") line. It would be worth looking at the source code for the maps page to see what is calling the Datetime.isLeapYear function but it sounds like it's in a few places.

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Someone up there needs to pull Jeremy out from under his desk, take the lampshade off his head and throw a bucket of cold water on him.

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Someone up there needs to pull Jeremy out from under his desk, take the lampshade off his head and throw a bucket of cold water on him.

Didn't they do something like that to him last August?

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This issue has been pinpointed and fixed.

Thanks for the report!

 

Many Many Many thanks !! ...... Happy New Year all.

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This issue has been pinpointed and fixed.

Thanks for the report!

 

Many Many Many thanks !! ...... Happy New Year all.

+1

 

I was getting a little worried! :)

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This issue has been pinpointed and fixed.

Thanks for the report!

 

Cool, let me leave my maps open overnight and see if I have an error when I return in the morning.

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This issue has been pinpointed and fixed.

Thanks for the report!

 

Cool, let me leave my maps open overnight and see if I have an error when I return in the morning.

 

It no longer says "yes" all the time. THanks.

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This issue has been pinpointed and fixed.

Thanks for the report!

 

Sweet.

 

Now can we make the "Beta Maps" popup go away?

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This issue has been pinpointed and fixed.

Thanks for the report!

 

Sweet.

 

Now can we make the "Beta Maps" popup go away?

 

I second, third and fourth that ^ ^

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mikenjess: The checkbox doesn't make it go away? Do you have cookies turned off?

 

-Raine

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