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30 minutes ago, PISA-caching said:

Lately I took a photo of this cross:

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The category Churchyard Crosses wants "free standing crosses" that are "NOT attached to a church", so it wouldn't qualify there.

The category Christian Crosses also wants a "free standing monument". So, any idea where I can list this one?

statues of religious figures

 

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My next "which category" question: http://www.Waymarking.com/waymarks/WMXQ9M

A concrete post with R/W stamped on it. Turned out to be a highway Right of Way marker and there's an interesting blog post from an Arkansas museum about those markers. Turns out a waymarker contacted them to find out what those markers were all about: http://shilohmuseum.org/wordpress/right-of-way/

Submitted and declined in Public Land Survey Monuments and in US Benchmarks. The latter category does accept Right-of-way markers if they are in the form of disks, but not posts such as this one.

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Outcome "Wind Gauge - Lethbridge, Alberta, has been denied" 

Ginormous Everyday Objects: not tall enough

Realistic Object Sculptures:  seems more functional than an art sculpture

Approved: Roadside Attractions

Approved: Superlatives 

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8 hours ago, BK-Hunters said:

Outcome "Wind Gauge - Lethbridge, Alberta, has been denied" 

Realistic Object Sculptures:  seems more functional than an art sculpture

 

Functional?!?  Having spent plenty of time in Lethbridge, I never experienced wind that could move that thing.

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Ok, well my second guess would be "Wayside shrines". To me, these objects are a modern variation of what the "Wayside shrines" category describes as "some sort of column or pillar ... placed by a road or pathway". If I were a fan of that category, I would also like to see these concrete signs of religion, but of course it's up to the officers to accept it or not.

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Well, why not? But you shouldn't rely on me. I'm not an officer in that category and English is not my mother tongue AND I know little about these items. The category talks about "small sacred monuments". I assume that your monuments are not sacred, but I don't know it and I also don't know how strict the officers take the word "sacred". But maybe you should directly contact the leader of the according group.

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7 hours ago, PISA-caching said:

Well, why not? But you shouldn't rely on me. I'm not an officer in that category and English is not my mother tongue AND I know little about these items. The category talks about "small sacred monuments". I assume that your monuments are not sacred, but I don't know it and I also don't know how strict the officers take the word "sacred". But maybe you should directly contact the leader of the according group.

Well, I had some unpleasant experiences with this group in the past. Their definition of wayside shrines is very, very narrow and basically only covers one specific type that is almost exclusively found in the area of the former Austrian Empire. They have one officer, though, who accepts almost everything, but this is usually going to be corrected by the other ones soon.

But the cross in your picture above fits well in the wayside cross category.

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27 minutes ago, Max and 99 said:

I found a funny Cars vehicle in Alabama, and was checking to see if it fits in a category. Dead vehicles isn't a fit, but they have a link if the vehicle is turned into a piece of art (which mine is, I think). But the link is dead, so I don't know what they are referring to. Anyone know?

 

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Perhaps Permanent Car Displays?

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8 hours ago, Max and 99 said:

I found a funny Cars vehicle in Alabama, and was checking to see if it fits in a category. Dead vehicles isn't a fit, but they have a link if the vehicle is turned into a piece of art (which mine is, I think). But the link doesn't provide anything helpful, so I don't know what they are referring to. Anyone know?

 

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The link is not working, but should lead to the Art Vehicles category. The link goes to
http://www.Waymarking.com/waymarks/default.aspx?DCTGUID=8d57df3d-8797-40e6-b961-4b3abc973642 but the parameters are wrong.

If you take any link to a category, for example http://www.Waymarking.com/cat/details.aspx?f=1&guid=d704d91d-1a3b-4c64-8bd2-1aac836f1ff2&r=10&st=2 and replace the ID in it with the ID of the link above, you get http://www.Waymarking.com/cat/details.aspx?f=1&guid=8d57df3d-8797-40e6-b961-4b3abc973642&r=10&st=2 and voila, you're in the Art Vehicle category.

Anyway, Permanent Car Displays might be the best chance.

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In Edinburgh there's a Coffee shop called "The Elephant House". Next to its entrance is a small metal plaque saying that J.K. Rowling (author of the Harry Potter books) and some more writers have spent a lot of time there writing their books.

 

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I took photos of the plaque and the shop, but now I'm not sure in which category I shall post the waymark. I thought about UK Historical Markers, but I'm not sure if this is the kind of history they are looking for and they ask for the 'Historical Marker Issuing Authority' and I guess the plaque was simply attached by the coffe shop owner himself. Soooo:

 

Dead Poets' Society Memorials? Citizen Memorials? Celebrity Hangouts (although I saw none of the mentioned writers there)? Or just Independent Coffee Shops?

 

Or all of the above? :-)

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On 10/8/2018 at 6:09 AM, PISA-caching said:

In Edinburgh there's a Coffee shop called "The Elephant House". Next to its entrance is a small metal plaque saying that J.K. Rowling (author of the Harry Potter books) and some more writers have spent a lot of time there writing their books.

Dead Poets' Society Memorials? Citizen Memorials? Celebrity Hangouts (although I saw none of the mentioned writers there)? Or just Independent Coffee Shops?

 

Or all of the above? :-)

 

Coffee shops, yes, complete with a good story. What constitutes a celebrity is in the eye of the beholder. I should think that Rowling would be included in that category, as her books are known worldwide. Methinks that if one sells 500 million books, they're a celebrity! So Celebrity Hangouts should work. I noticed that submissions in which the submitter never actually saw a celebrity at the site were accepted. I think we've had one accepted under the same circumstance.

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Meanwhile one waymark was approved in the Citizen Memorials category.

 

I also would consider J.K. Rowling to be a celebrity, and I will give it a try, but then I think that one of the officers might say, that J.K. Rowling was working (writing her novels) there and not hanging out. On the other hand, if I browse through that category I see several waymarks where celebrities were not hanging out at the waymarked location. We'll see.

 

Update: The waymark was also accepted in the Celebrity Hangouts category. WoooHooo!

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Do you think this would fly in the Unusual Signs category?

The "sign" is posted on a toilet seat in the washroom of a dive shop. It's a single-person washroom, so there are no "accessibility or privacy" issues other than if the store is closed, or maybe having to wait for the washroom to be available. Actually, it was less awkward taking this photo than it is for many other WM photos (in busy public places)

One issue maybe is that I don't have the "general area" photo but really I can't get much more in the view standing in a 5'x5' tiny washroom

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Quick question - hubby and I visited a couple of wineries yesterday - waymarks coming soon in the Wineries category.  Both have tasting rooms on the site, and one of the tasting rooms is unique (in my experience!) as it is a very large wine barrel (capacity of 49,000 gallons) that has been converted to a tasting room - so I'm thinking it could be waymarked as a winery/tasting room, but also as a re-purposed structure, or unique building, or something.  I looked through the Buildings subcategories, and all I saw that seemed to apply is Odd Shaped buildings. Structures - it doesn't fit the overall definition  ("A structure is a thing constructed; a complex construction or entity. Not a building.")

 

So, ideas on where else I could possibly add this as a waymark?  Unfortunately, at our visit yesterday I didn't get any interior photos, as the tasting room was closed, and it was drive by order pickups in the parking lot.  I got one exterior photo of the tasting room and one of the winery production site, hopefully enough for it to be approved.  We didn't get to taste any so I may have to wait till we CAN taste before submitting.  We have tasted many of the wines on previous visits though, would that count?

 

I guess this turned into more than a quick question and probably wandered off topic too.  I hope that doens't get me into trouble with TPTB around here!

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7 hours ago, CAVinoGal said:

Quick question - hubby and I visited a couple of wineries yesterday - waymarks coming soon in the Wineries category.  Both have tasting rooms on the site, and one of the tasting rooms is unique (in my experience!) as it is a very large wine barrel (capacity of 49,000 gallons) that has been converted to a tasting room - so I'm thinking it could be waymarked as a winery/tasting room, but also as a re-purposed structure, or unique building, or something.  I looked through the Buildings subcategories, and all I saw that seemed to apply is Odd Shaped buildings. Structures - it doesn't fit the overall definition  ("A structure is a thing constructed; a complex construction or entity. Not a building.")

 

So, ideas on where else I could possibly add this as a waymark?  Unfortunately, at our visit yesterday I didn't get any interior photos, as the tasting room was closed, and it was drive by order pickups in the parking lot.  I got one exterior photo of the tasting room and one of the winery production site, hopefully enough for it to be approved.  We didn't get to taste any so I may have to wait till we CAN taste before submitting.  We have tasted many of the wines on previous visits though, would that count?

 

I guess this turned into more than a quick question and probably wandered off topic too.  I hope that doens't get me into trouble with TPTB around here!

ahh, we're pretty laid back around here. Once in a while one of us or another gets a bit persnickety, but then we get some rest and all will be well.

 

Now, as for the questions -- I'll have to take some time and look at them. I'll get back to you if I can give any suggestions.

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On 7/22/2020 at 6:16 PM, vulture1957 said:
On 7/22/2020 at 10:44 AM, CAVinoGal said:

Unfortunately, at our visit yesterday I didn't get any interior photos, as the tasting room was closed, and it was drive by order pickups in the parking lot.  I got one exterior photo of the tasting room and one of the winery production site, hopefully enough for it to be approved.  We didn't get to taste any so I may have to wait till we CAN taste before submitting.  We have tasted many of the wines on previous visits though, would that count?

ahh, we're pretty laid back around here. Once in a while one of us or another gets a bit persnickety, but then we get some rest and all will be well.

 

Now, as for the questions -- I'll have to take some time and look at them. I'll get back to you if I can give any suggestions.

 

Update: I just submitted the winery for review, so we'll see if I can use previous tastings to rate my top 2 wines - I explained all that in a private note at submission.  

 

I'm still trying to figure out what other category (categories) it would fit into - the tasting room is a converted wine barrel, so appropriate and very unique.  And it's also the oldest winery in Lodi.  Is there a category for the oldest something?  I also have an idea for the largest of something - where do those kind of things go?

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16 minutes ago, CAVinoGal said:

 

Update: I just submitted the winery for review, so we'll see if I can use previous tastings to rate my top 2 wines - I explained all that in a private note at submission.  

 

I'm still trying to figure out what other category (categories) it would fit into - the tasting room is a converted wine barrel, so appropriate and very unique.  And it's also the oldest winery in Lodi.  Is there a category for the oldest something?  I also have an idea for the largest of something - where do those kind of things go?

Like 99 said, Superlatives. Oldest, largest, etc.  But I can't find anything for the big barrel now tasting room. I don't think it really makes it as a building.

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1 hour ago, vulture1957 said:

Like 99 said, Superlatives. Oldest, largest, etc.  But I can't find anything for the big barrel now tasting room. I don't think it really makes it as a building.

Okay. Superlatives will work for Oldest, and Largest for another idea I have - but I need to get photos of the Largest.

 

The tasting room doesn't fit the description for a "building" category.  It's unique, as far as I can tell.  I love it - and I'll keep looking through categories and hope to find a place it will fit.  What is Uncategorized?  Just a place where you put stuff that doesn't fit anywhere else?  

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On 7/27/2020 at 5:43 PM, CAVinoGal said:

Update: I just submitted the winery for review, so we'll see if I can use previous tastings to rate my top 2 wines - I explained all that in a private note at submission.  

 

I'm still trying to figure out what other category (categories) it would fit into - the tasting room is a converted wine barrel, so appropriate and very unique.

Further update: Approved for Winery, Declined for Ginormous Objects, and suggested I try Odd Shaped Buildings.  So I made some adjustments as suggested for Ginormous and re-submitted, and also submitted for Odd-Shaped Buildings.  We'll see....  other ideas?

 

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