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Format of GPX file changed for Mystery caches

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When I downloaded a GPX file for a solved mystery cache to my Garmin Oregon 450, I noticed that my icon had changed on the map of my GPS from the '? ' symbol to the general geocaching box symbol. After further investigation I noticed that when you click the "GPX file" button on the cache page, the contents of the generated GPX file has changed. Everywhere where it used to say "Unknown Cache" it now says "Mystery Cache". This affects the icon that appears on your GPS (not sure about newer devices). So, why suddenly this change of format? If it ain't broke don't fix it.

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Holy Moly. This should be corrected asap!

Hans

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The "Send to My GPS" function is affected as well.

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Apparently Pocket Queries (PQ) are not affected (yet). There the GPX file still mentions "Unknown Cache" . So, that makes it even stranger. Only making the change in some places.

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And I thought that my Garmin had a glitch last Saturday, when some mystery caches had a "?", while others showed a box. But after reading this thread, I checked, and indeed - those with the "?" were in a PQ, while the ones with the box were from individual GPX downloads.

 

Anyway, I agree that this should be fixed a.s.a.p.!

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Sending Bookmark lists with Garmin Express does also work as expected.

 

Hans

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Thanks for reporting this. The engineers are looking into it. We hope to have a fix available soon.

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This should now be fixed. Thanks again for reporting the problem. We recently changed Unknown Cache to Mystery Cache in setting up Instant Notifications. We believe this was an unintended consequence of this change. 

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