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[Feature] Add an "Update Coordinates" link to the Admin Tools menu

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Completely agree with this.  Cache owners attempting to change their coords by using the Corrected Coords module  is now epidemic. 

 

A very high percentage of first time hides (and others) will need to Update Coords after publication, as they get feedback from finders; for those cache owners, finding that function is less obvious now than it has ever been.

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I totally agree I just told another newbie again today that the pencil don't modify the cache coordinate and was about to create a topic when I saw this one.

 

Please Groundspeak do something about this instead of wasting time on stupid map upgrade that nobody likes.

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The first try to "fix" this problem removed the feature totally from all players. Not good.

 

We know that the problem was here even before the pencil edit tool was invented. New cache owners couldn't find the right tool from an unexpected place. Finding the tool was like solving a hard puzzle.

 

One solution is to add this feature to the pencil icon. When CO is trying to change coordinates, the pencil tool could ask whether they are going to edit public or private coordinates. The default is public to avoid more misunderstandings. When the public edit is selected, it could open the ordinary new log entry form for posting updated coordinates. The process needs only one additional step for verifying the intention if the player owns the cache.

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24 minutes ago, arisoft said:

One solution is to add this feature to the pencil icon. When CO is trying to change coordinates, the pencil tool could ask whether they are going to edit public or private coordinates. The default is public to avoid more misunderstandings. When the public edit is selected, it could open the ordinary new log entry form for posting updated coordinates. The process needs only one additional step for verifying the intention if the player owns the cache.

In addition to this, on the "Editing geocache" page, near the coordinates is the following sentence:

 

 

"You can modify your cache coordinates via a log entry."

 

 

I'm not sure how to make the link for "a log entry" more prominent, but maybe doing so would help owners figure out how to change the public coordinates for a cache.

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Whatever takes the least engineering.  But it needs to be in the face of the CO.  Currently, a cache owner cannot update coords in the field using the Geocaching.com app, so they get to a browser, go to their cache page, and right where they expect to see it, next to the posted coords, there's a handy pencil widget to fix the cache coords! yes, once clicked in parenthesis is (hidden from others).  But who is reading the fine print?  

I like arisoft's suggestion that the tool should inquire about public v private coords, force a choice.

 

 

 

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