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You mean creating a souvenir that is awarded after your cache is found and is shown in the list of souvenirs? If so, you can't.

 

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5 hours ago, FamilievdrHorst said:

Want to create my own souvenir and add it to my cache.

How to do that?

 

Greetings,

Bert (new CO)

Please define "my own souvenir".

Do you mean some picture as a part of the website, or do you mean something physical that a finder can take home as a momento of your hide?

Or do you have a different meaning?

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If you mean your own "digital souvenier" that shows in the "Souveniers" tab on a cacher's profile, then I don't believe it is possible for a CO to create on for their own geocache (or someone else's).

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Perhaps Bert means a "banner"?

 

Bert, a banner is a picture (it may be animated) that anyone can include in his profile (usually after he found a cache). You can use whatever software you like to create a banner (easiest banner is a static picture) and only need to insert it in your listing with an instruction how to put this in someones profile.

A banner is nothing official like a Groundspeak souvenir but it suits the same purpose but only in the finders personal profile. And it will never appear anywhere automatically but its only a simple code...

 

You'll find some (not many) in my profile for example. Is this what you want?

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16 hours ago, frostengel said:

Perhaps Bert means a "banner"?

 

Bert, a banner is a picture (it may be animated) that anyone can include in his profile (usually after he found a cache). You can use whatever software you like to create a banner (easiest banner is a static picture) and only need to insert it in your listing with an instruction how to put this in someones profile.

A banner is nothing official like a Groundspeak souvenir but it suits the same purpose but only in the finders personal profile. And it will never appear anywhere automatically but its only a simple code...

 

You'll find some (not many) in my profile for example. Is this what you want?

I don't know if that's what Bert wants (it could well be what he wants), but would you mind telling me how to do it? I'm interested in creating an embeddable html snippit that has an image and text, perhaps. Is there a website that I could use for that?

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As we see more and more, TS starts a thread with very little info so it's anybody's guess what they mean and then doesn't return with more details.

 

 

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3 hours ago, GeocacheAmazing said:

I don't know if that's what Bert wants (it could well be what he wants), but would you mind telling me how to do it? I'm interested in creating an embeddable html snippit that has an image and text, perhaps. Is there a website that I could use for that?

 

Sure I can help. :-)

 

First step: create the image

There are several ways to do it. Take an own picture or create one using any tool on your computer. Adding simple text (like the gc code) can be done by simple tools like MSPaint (if you use windows).

There are websites that can help providing "better" banners (google something like banner generator). But in my opinion a simple banner created from a nice photograph of yours is often better than a generated one.

The picture shouldn't be too big in length and width and of course you should have the rights to use it (don't take any picture from the internet).

You can use gifs but step 2 is easier with static pictures (jpg for example).

 

Second step: upload the image

If it is a static picture you can upload it directly via listing to the Groundspeak server. If it is a gif (or you need it in higher resolution than the website offers) you need an external website.

You should have the image link, say "http://www.IMAGE.jpg".

 

Third step: put the image in the listing

As simple as that: Use

<img src="http://www.IMAGE.jpg"></img>

in the html of your listing at the position were you want the banner to be. You can add several options like width, alternate text, ... what ever you want.

Give an explaining text that this is the banner for your cache.

 

Fourth step: the code for others

This seems complicated at first. Usually you want the banner to be a link to your cache listing. So when someone finds the banner in a profile he can directly go to the cache. We have to use something like

<a href="LINK TO YOUR CACHE"><img src="http://www.IMAGE.jpg"></img></a>

Again, you have possibilies of using width and other options.

The problem is: If you put this code in your listing others don't see the code. They see the image with the link. So we use

&gt;
&lt;

instead of the tag symbols. The browser does not read those as < and > and therefore does not show the picture. But as these are the symbols for < and > you see the correct source code in the listing. Add any text and then it may look like:

If you have found the cache you may put the following banner to your profile. Just paste the following html code:

<a href="LINK TO YOUR CACHE"><img src="http://IMAGE.jpg"></img></a>

The browser then shows the code as desired not the image itself.

 

Hint: You can copy the code in your own profile just to see if everything is fine.

 

I hope that helped - perhaps not only you but Burt also? Feel free to ask if anything is unclear.

 

Best wishes

Jochen

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47 minutes ago, on4bam said:

As we see more and more, TS starts a thread with very little info so it's anybody's guess what they mean and then doesn't return with more details.

 

It has been only 24 hours - so I still think, the TS might return. And if not:

It is nice if others who have similar questions can profit from it, isn't it? :-)

 

 

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Sure, but wouldn't it be nice if someone who has a question or problem gave an accurate description of what they want? It's clear to them but hey might re-read their post and think about how clear it is for others. It's not this thread only though. How many time do we see questions about placing caches on a GPS without mentioning the most crucial info like which GPS and computer OS.

 

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4 hours ago, on4bam said:

Sure, but wouldn't it be nice if someone who has a question or problem gave an accurate description of what they want? It's clear to them but hey might re-read their post and think about how clear it is for others. It's not this thread only though. How many time do we see questions about placing caches on a GPS without mentioning the most crucial info like which GPS and computer OS.

 

Since we can't create our own digital souvenirs and have them appear on the "Souvenir" tab for users that have found a cache or series,   we're left with the option of creating a "banner" as frostengel described.    Unfortunately, the only place one can place these banners is on the users "Bio" page and they're especially common in the UK and some other places in Europe.  I have suggested numerous times that GS should create a user editable tab called "Banners and Achievements" that could be used for just this purpose so that ones "Bio" page isn't cluttered with everything else.  

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13 hours ago, NYPaddleCacher said:

Since we can't create our own digital souvenirs and have them appear on the "Souvenir" tab for users that have found a cache or series,   we're left with the option of creating a "banner" as frostengel described.    Unfortunately, the only place one can place these banners is on the users "Bio" page and they're especially common in the UK and some other places in Europe.  I have suggested numerous times that GS should create a user editable tab called "Banners and Achievements" that could be used for just this purpose so that ones "Bio" page isn't cluttered with everything else.  

 

And then cache owners could create these banners and attach them to their cache listings so that when someone finds the cache, they automatically get the banner on their Banners and Achievements page... :ph34r:

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On ‎9‎/‎24‎/‎2019 at 4:44 AM, frostengel said:

I hope that helped - perhaps not only you but Burt also? Feel free to ask if anything is unclear.

sorry I stink at computer codes, but how would I adjust the image size?

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1 minute ago, Wet_Ground said:

sorry I stink at computer codes, but how would I adjust the image size?

 

No need to apologize. We all stink at anything. :-) Add "width" to your image-tag (this img-thing):

For example with

<img width="40%" src="BILDLINK.jpg">

the image appears only 40 % of the original size.

 

I like to add this feature and tell in the description of the banner that cachers may change this number so that it fits in their profile. Everyone wants something different sometimes. :-)

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1 minute ago, frostengel said:

 

No need to apologize. We all stink at anything. :-) Add "width" to your image-tag (this img-thing):

For example with


<img width="40%" src="BILDLINK.jpg">

the image appears only 40 % of the original size.

 

I like to add this feature and tell in the description of the banner that cachers may change this number so that it fits in their profile. Everyone wants something different sometimes. :-)

Thanks!

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1 minute ago, Wet_Ground said:

Thanks!

 

You are welcome.

 

So this thread was helpful to someone - even if the thread starter perhaps will never return. ;-)

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12 minutes ago, frostengel said:

 

You are welcome.

 

So this thread was helpful to someone - even if the thread starter perhaps will never return. ;-)

Sorry to bug you again but is it possible to add text?

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51 minutes ago, Wet_Ground said:

sorry I stink at computer codes, but how would I adjust the image size?

The best way is to edit the image file, scale it to the size you want, and use that version. It's better to avoid resizing images with HTML.

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8 hours ago, Wet_Ground said:

Sorry to bug you again but is it possible to add text?

 

Hi,

 

I simply use the tool "Paint" (coming with Windows) to add text. It's probably not the best software for sure but it works and we shouldn't forget that it is only a small picture and it must not be 100 % perfect - it can't be with this size.

 

That is one reason why I don't matter with

 

7 hours ago, niraD said:

The best way is to edit the image file, scale it to the size you want, and use that version. It's better to avoid resizing images with HTML.

 

Neither way you resize the image if it is pixel graphics it might not look perfect. But who cares with small banners?

I like the flexibility of other cachers more if they can use there own size.

 

Of course - I agree with niraD here - I would not use a really big picture ("Here is a full photograph. Use 10% to get it into your profile.") without resizing it first. But you can resize to a lower medium size AND add the width option for others to use as they like. You make it too small? Someone might find it to small for the profile.

 

What we must not forget: If you look at profiles with many banners (we have some crazy persons here :-)) it is always a mixture of bigger, smaller, wider, ... But that's nice, isn't it? Looking at the souvenir page to compare - everything has the same size, boring. Caches are individual, banners may be individual, too.

 

Jochen

 

PS: I like funny banners more than those great art works.

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On ‎9‎/‎26‎/‎2019 at 2:51 AM, frostengel said:

 

I simply use the tool "Paint" (coming with Windows) to add text. It's probably not the best software for sure but it works and we shouldn't forget that it is only a small picture and it must not be 100 % perfect - it can't be with this size.

 

That is one reason why I don't matter with

thanks that makes sense don't know why I didn't think of that... 

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