Thot

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  1. A while ago I was trying to create a needs maintenance log. The cache log had obviously been very wet and the inks had spread/blurred a lot. The log was signable and this side of mush. I was not able to report it. When I clicked "Report a Problem" I got the first prompt below. None of these were the problem. When I chose other I got the second screen and when I posted it was just an ordinary note. If you clicked "Report a Problem" on this second screen it just ran you through the same routine.
  2. Demise of Opencaching.com

    That didn't work for GPSgames and they began much closer to the beginning of geocaching.
  3. I Just Made a Wherigo Cartridge

    And now Johnny TheBicycler has done it as what I think is his first Wherigo. My anxiety has been releaved.
  4. I just used the WYSIWYG cartridge builder Larry linked to in one of his posts. http://wherigo.rangerfox.com I did a very a simple one and it was easy to do. Now I have questions. Can a Wherigo start at the same location as an existing cache? If a whereIgo doesn't have a cache associated with it can it be listed on the GC website? If it must have an associated cache, does it have to be the final or can it be at an earlier stage than the final? I can't figure out how to dry-run it. When I try the rangerfox website emulator it goes to zone 1 but I can't figure out how to get the actions to appear. Or how to move past zone 1.
  5. I Just Made a Wherigo Cartridge

    It's published. Here it is.
  6. The answer to my question is yes. If you remove the Wherigo app from your iphone or ipad it removes any cartridges you had.
  7. Yesterday I did Larry's Fox, Chicken, Grain Wherigo using the iPhone app. I don't have an iPhone so I was using my wife's. Now she wants me to get rid of everything I added. I removed the app, but does that remove the cartridge too? If not, how do I remove it?
  8. I Just Made a Wherigo Cartridge

    Okay, I have to backtrack some on my recommendation of Ranger Fox's Kit Cartridge builder. It seems kind of buggy. I wrote my previous post before field testing the Cartridge. Sometimes it hangs just after startup. It's intermittent so I doubt it will ever be chased down. Also, sometimes you can't replace pictures for a Zone. But, for me a much worse problem is, I cannot move the Start Point. The start point is frozen where you put Zone 1 initially. After that, you can move Zone 1 at will but the Start Point is unchangeable - it's permanently assigned to where you first located Zone 1. During field testing I saw I needed to change the Start Point. I moved Zone 1 and assumed that moved the start point. Created the new Cartridge and made another trip to the new location of Zone 1 just to discover the Start Point hadn't moved making a bad situation even worse. After I made the first simple draft I couldn't move the start point and wasn't getting help, so I assumed I was doing something wrong and I did it all over just to move the Start Point. This wasn't much trouble since I hadn't done much by then. On version 2 I didn't imagine I would have to change it again. Now I've invested a lot of time and travel in it and find I must figure out how to move it of do it the whole thing over. I'm not inclined to invest that much more time in what began a simple learning experience. So, if I can't get help explaining how to move the Start Point I may just throw it all away.
  9. I Just Made a Wherigo Cartridge

    I have to make a retraction. Ranger Fox replied to my post requesting help. There was a bug in his emulator. Now that it's fixed my cartridge is working. I will soon place the cache and post the Wherigo. For making a simple Wherigo this WYSIWYG maker called the Kit makes it very simple and he gets on the Groundspeak forum with some regularity and answers questions for Help. http://wherigo.rangerfox.com
  10. I Just Made a Wherigo Cartridge

    Thanks. I was aware of eariwigo, but I began trying to create one because of Ranger Fox's WYSIWYG get creator. I've run into issues and no one has gotten me past them so far. This has become so frustrating, if I cannot complete this simple cartridge using such an apparently easy tool I don't intend to try further. I have not given up on the one I've made but I can't proceed without help and so far it hasn't been forthcoming.
  11. I Just Made a Wherigo Cartridge

    In messing with it in Ranger Fox's creator I was able to separate the first zone from the start point but I'm not sure if you are supposed to do that.
  12. I Just Made a Wherigo Cartridge

    I keep running into issues. Is the designated Start point the same as the first Zone?
  13. I Just Made a Wherigo Cartridge

    Okay. Thanks. Obviously I need a lot of learning on this
  14. I Just Made a Wherigo Cartridge

    Thanks for your reply. Okay, so if they stop in the middle they still get credit for the Wherigo cache even though they didn't finish? Isn't part of the idea the player must complete the cartridge to earn a completed Wherigo? If and when I get it working I'll explain why I want to go on after doing the cache.
  15. I don't disagree about newbies, but I've gotten a few from them myself and I sometimes see them post Maintenance Needed logs just before I find the cache. After Harvey, some caches in my area have floated away.
  16. Thanks. The old way was so straightforward and easy. I've never been sure why GC thinks making things more obscure is better. Perhaps newbies were posting Needs Maintenance when they just couldn't find it. A better solution would be to not present the option until a member had found say 200 caches and not at all to regular members. This would limit it to more serious players.
  17. Thanks for the reply. It turns out it was my email host. Took a while to run it to ground.
  18. About a week ago I stopped getting email notices of Pocket Query availability/updates. They are being updated, just no email notices. Has GC stopped sending them or is it just me? No, Monica just you. Where the hell does the name Pocket Queries come from anyway? I've only heard it in this context.
  19. Cachly?

    I don't have a smartphone but my wife has an iPhone. Against her wishes I plan to install a Geocaching app on it. Is Cachly the best one currently available?
  20. I've not has a lot of interest in Challenge caches 'cause they are kinda out of my league and probably everyone knows this but I saw this on Facebook. So, was everyone aware of a general decline is geocaching? Or is it that geocaching has become focused on parking lot micros so there's been a decline in the activity of real caches. I've certainly seen a decline in the activity of my caches.
  21. I'm typically a low traffic poster on here and that hasn't changed, but now I seem to be creating most of the new Topics.
  22. GSAK Use

    Thanks. But, I only want to show selected child waypoints, nor all.
  23. GSAK Use

    It's a little embarrassing to admit this but I've not figured out how to use Child waypoints in GSAK. From the screen capture below, you can see I know how to check the box that I think activates the waypoint, but then I can't figure out to use/see it. Occasionally I'd like to have the parking location in my 64s, but I don't know how.
  24. Cachly?

    I'm pleased with Cachly