Looks like the upgrade went well. I really do like the new look. However, it looks like I will have to go through all of my cache listings, especially the puzzles using images, and do a little touch-up reformatting of the HTML. The fixed-width thingie has altered a couple of the layouts on me.
Yes, the fixed width and the transparent background are the two new features that have elicited the most feedback.
A complete list of the changes and user comments are available in the gc.com forums in this this thread.
Geocache placement should be all about location. Please take me to an area that features a great view, a historic site, an oddity, a cool geological feature, an area of special interest, or a pleasant walk through an area I wouldn’t have otherwise known about. It doesn’t have to be a place of outstanding beauty, but it should be a cut above the ordinary and will make me say "cool!”
Hopefully the GS Lackeys are working the issues (as I'm sure they are), because the transparent description text fields is a game-stopper for puzzle caches. I hadn't noticed that on the first couple listings of mine that I looked at, but upon checking the more graphics intense ones that also have background images, I found that the listing and in a couple cases, the puzzle itself is destroyed due to this "make over".
Really don't understand the switch to the fixed width layout. Seems like a very bad idea.
I don't really use the maps very often, so that part doesn't bother me too much. GSAK, polygons, and mapsource give me more info than the GS maps ever could. I think the only time I ever view the google map is to use the satellite image feature when zooming in on a cache site.
The overall site design I find very nice. It has a good feel to it.
Post by GreatlandReviewer on Apr 1, 2014 5:18:10 GMT -9
Groundspeak will be rolling out two new features over the next couple of weeks. Cachers love statistics and scores, so these two new features will give you more things to play with and create challenges from:
FTF Count: The first person to log a find on a cache will automatically be assigned the FTF. This will display in your statistics, as well as a yellow ribbon with a count of FTFs next to each of your logs. The cache page itself will also display a rolling marquee with the message "Congratulations to (cacher name) on being FTF!" We know that the first finder isn't always the FTF, so a future feature will allow the cache owner to reassign this to whoever they want.
Cache Cop: Next to every log on every page a cache cop badge will be displayed. Click this to report the log as being bogus. When you click it, you will be given a few canned responses such //cacher found this multiple times//cacher logged a find on their own cache//cacher didn't sign the logbook//cacher found cache after park hours// - the exact list is subject to change. On the cacher's profile will be a count of reports, along with fun descriptions of the cacher's find ethics.
Finally, cachers have a new reason to log their DNFs. Groundspeak recently featured Dean F. as Cacher of the Month. Nominated by Eftie F, Dean F. has logged 50,000 DNFs during his caching career. Click here for a video tribute.
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NorthWes: Thanks for that background image - I lost track of mine on this new computer - gonna be handy for the powerpoint on IG!
Mar 8, 2017 16:45:47 GMT -9
patrick1956: Hello, I am from Belgium and my cache name is Patrick1956.Me and my wife we love to find caches in Belgium and also the places we go on holiday. This summer my wife comes on holiday to Alaska in July.So she hopes to find a few.
May 17, 2017 6:28:22 GMT -9
patrick1956: She collect also banners, can you say how we can set this banner of Alaska on our profile. Thanks
May 17, 2017 6:29:23 GMT -9
sethgeo: Anyone out there?
Jul 6, 2017 2:45:31 GMT -9
sethgeo: we found a cache on the Russian Kenai River and are curious about it.
Jul 6, 2017 2:46:38 GMT -9
sethgeo: We are from Florida and Michigan
Jul 6, 2017 2:51:33 GMT -9
TheFirefly: Hi Sethgeo! I don't know that I can help you with a Russian/Kenai River cache, but who knows? Go for it! :-)
Jul 6, 2017 18:27:07 GMT -9
ladybugkids: Found a pair of reading glasses on Powerline Trail near intersection with Campbell Gorge Rim Trail. Left in "Lost and Found" basket on post at intersection of Silver Fern and Gasline trails.
Aug 26, 2017 21:37:32 GMT -9