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Release Notes (New Attributes) - August 31, 2020

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23 hours ago, nykkole said:

Hello,

We have run the script to apply the Geocaching.com solution checker attribute to those Mystery Caches that have the solution checker selected. For all new Mystery Caches that use the Geocahcing.com solution checker, the attribute is automatically applied.

(Note that due to database indexing, the search results will not show all caches that got the attribute from the script for another ~2-3 days.)

 

As for the challenge cache attribute, most (close to all) caches that were published at the time the challenge cache attribute went live received the new attribute on September 9.

 

 

Thanks nykkole!  I see the checker counts going up.

Any word on when they will run the power trail attribute script now that it is October?

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On 10/2/2020 at 2:30 PM, TravelingGeek said:

 

 

Thanks nykkole!  I see the checker counts going up.

Any word on when they will run the power trail attribute script now that it is October?

@nykkole It seems the updates for the HQ Solution Checker attributes has stalled.  many where updated Friday and Saturday, but no so many on Sunday.  Then some more on Monday, but seems to have stalled again.

Any guidance on when this update will be complete?

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Sorry I just saw your question. I should delete my statement. Some place someone asked a question it turns out if there would be a way to identify which puzzles were field ones. I mistook that for me a statement  not a question which it was. 

 

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Update on the automatic application of attributes:

  • Geocaching.com solution checker: We've added the attribute to all existing caches that have the Geocaching.com solution checker enabled. All future caches will automatically get the attribute as they are created, if the CO sets the checkmark to show the Geocaching.com solution checker
  • Challenge caches: We've added the attribute to all existing challenge caches. For all future challenge caches, COs will have to add the attribute manually.
  • Power trail: We've added the attribute to all caches that COs wrote in after the release (deadline closed end of September). For all other / future caches that are part of a power trail the CO will have to add the attribute manually.
  • Bonus cache: No automatic process. COs of existing and future bonus caches will have to add the attribute manually.
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On 10/13/2020 at 8:35 PM, nykkole said:

Update on the automatic application of attributes:

  • Geocaching.com solution checker: We've added the attribute to all existing caches that have the Geocaching.com solution checker enabled. All future caches will automatically get the attribute as they are created, if the CO sets the checkmark to show the Geocaching.com solution checker

 

Hi @nykkole, @Frau Potter

 

Not all of the caches with solution checkers have the new attribute. 

Just in my limited testing, I found 7 that do not:

 

https://coord.info/GC86ERC 👑Oyster Creek Royal Promenade - The Royal Rules
https://coord.info/GC80J9K The Royal Promenade - A Movie Fit for a...
https://coord.info/GC59MVZ The Royal Promenade - Legendary Queens - Isabella
https://coord.info/GC8284E Benchmarks 23
https://coord.info/GC8C7F7 Lock 40
https://coord.info/GC8C60Y Mill Creek Aqueduct
https://coord.info/GC84KGN PI Puzzle

 

I confirmed with the CO of the first three that they had not added the solution checker recently, so they should have been picked up by the script.

 

 

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1 hour ago, TravelingGeek said:

Not all of the caches with solution checkers have the new attribute. 

 

Thanks for reporting this! We have discovered the issue and are working on a fix.

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Are there plans to extend the "Solution Checker" attribute to puzzle caches that use third-party checkers? Or is it going to remain tied to the Groundspeak solution checker?

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5 hours ago, niraD said:

Are there plans to extend the "Solution Checker" attribute to puzzle caches that use third-party checkers? Or is it going to remain tied to the Groundspeak solution checker?


We are not intending to extend it to third-party checkers. 

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On 10/19/2020 at 3:35 PM, nykkole said:

Thanks for reporting this! We have discovered the issue and are working on a fix.

@nykkole any timeframe for the fix of the missing HQ Solution Checker attributes?

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