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Offline Griff Grof

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What's next for Geocaching?
« on: January 20, 2015, 08:04:31 am »
http://www.geocaching.com/blog/2015/01/be-a-part-of-whats-next-for-geocaching/

The new search tool could be good.

Maybe as they're listening they may bring back virtuals  ;) :D

What else do you think they've got up their sleeves? And what would you like to see added?
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Re: What's next for Geocaching?
« Reply #1 on: January 20, 2015, 09:44:20 am »
Have you notice the size of the bio window in your profile has gone down to just four lines, with a scroll bar, when you are editing it :o

Yes, it still has all the info (many many lines) displayed but makes it more difficult to edit within gc.com, so now I do it on notepad. I wonder why they did that ??? ::)



A quick search box for GC numbers on the 'front page' of your home page, rather than right at the bottom of the "Hide and Seek a cache" menu.
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Re: What's next for Geocaching?
« Reply #2 on: January 20, 2015, 05:53:38 pm »
Have you notice the size of the bio window in your profile has gone down to just four lines, with a scroll bar, when you are editing it :o

Yes, it still has all the info (many many lines) displayed but makes it more difficult to edit within gc.com, so now I do it on notepad. I wonder why they did that ??? ::)


On Firefox there is an option to drag the lower right corner, and make the box bigger.
(Also get it on these forums too!)

Think Chrome has it too...
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Re: What's next for Geocaching?
« Reply #3 on: January 20, 2015, 06:19:31 pm »
What I liked which I read on the GS forum was the idea for a Geocaching Dashboard to replace the My (private) Profile page.

Someone suggested having a section of it listing nearby local events over the next few weeks (distance from home and timespan configurable) and recently published caches (types and distance from home configurable)  :)
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Re: What's next for Geocaching?
« Reply #4 on: January 20, 2015, 08:59:47 pm »
On Firefox there is an option to drag the lower right corner, and make the box bigger.
(Also get it on these forums too!)

Think Chrome has it too...

I hadn't noticed that, thanks B&R :)
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Re: What's next for Geocaching?
« Reply #5 on: February 02, 2015, 11:47:40 am »
Just tried to find a cache in the new search tool with the word "Raven" in it -

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Oh no, a DNF! We couldn't find any geocaches that matched your search.



Used the old method - 444 caches :)
« Last Edit: February 02, 2015, 11:50:53 am by walktall »
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Re: What's next for Geocaching?
« Reply #6 on: April 26, 2015, 08:04:50 pm »
Now having used the 'new' search tool for a while, how do I find I'm using it searching by cache name?

  • Is it in my GSAK database, get GC number from there
  • Not in GSAK and no clue where this cache is, Google it
  • Still can't find it - give up with GS 'new' search tool just shows DNF without a location - use the Advanced Search

What do I think of this 'new' search tool:

RUBBISH
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Re: What's next for Geocaching?
« Reply #7 on: May 04, 2015, 08:21:02 am »
I think there was another little update to the Search recently, did that change it so you can search by names yet? I can't see that it does.

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Re: What's next for Geocaching?
« Reply #8 on: May 04, 2015, 10:09:47 am »
I just tried it, searched for some caches called Below Above, which it DNF'ed on.

Added my home location but this only allows a search distance of 30 miles, so still DNF'ed >:(
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Re: What's next for Geocaching?
« Reply #9 on: May 04, 2015, 10:21:31 am »
Below Above. 12 caches.

https://www.geocaching.com/seek/nearest.aspx?key=below above&submit4=Go&sortdir=desc&sort=placed

Will list them with most recent at top of the list...

I started with searching for Church Micro listings ( https://www.geocaching.com/seek/nearest.aspx?key=church+micro&submit4=Go&sortdir=desc&sort=placed ) before the new search came in, and replacing the cache name seems to [still] work as a search.
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Re: What's next for Geocaching?
« Reply #10 on: May 04, 2015, 01:41:48 pm »
@Bear and Ragged: I used Below Above just as an example, I know those caches very well.

My point is that unless you know a rough, within 30 miles, location, you can't find a cache by name with the new search tool. You have to go to the old "Advanced Search" which will find a cache by name anywhere in the World :)
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