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Release Notes 7/23/08

#1 User is offline   OpinioNate 

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  Posted 23 July 2008 - 01:31 PM

Today's release represents a significant update to Geocaching.com. Although there have been numerous bug fixes, the primary focus has been to improve the process for creating and renewing Premium Memberships.

We are now offering 4 different ways of purchasing a Premium Membership, with both PayPal and credit cards being accepted. PayPal no longer requires a subscription ID and both methods are instant. Any active PayPal (renewing) subscriptions will remain valid unless, or until, it is canceled for whatever reason.

PayPal
  • $30 Annual Premium Membership (Non-Renewing)

Credit Card (Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover)
  • 1 Year Premium Membership (Auto-Renew) - $30 USD/Year
  • 1 Year Premium Membership - $30 USD/Year
  • 3 Month Premium Membership (Auto-Renew) - $10 USD/3 Months



And now for the bug fixes! Here they are in no particular order:
  • Updated email notifications for Premium Membership
  • The "renew" membership link will now only appear if the membership is within 60 days of expiration
  • Re-ordered page titles for cache pages. e.g.: GCTANE Trees of Greenlake: The Empress (Multi-cache) in Washington, United States created by licibear & drizzle
  • Updated freetrial.aspx page with new language and error checking
  • Added region search to UK and Ireland
  • Updated Send to GPS functionality for Garmin devices so the Gpx output is in GML (or the Garmin Modeling Language), a subset of html.
  • Slovak cache note added
  • An audit log note is now created when an adoption is complete.
  • Re-arranged the /my/ page for cleaner presentation
  • Added new icon to search results which indicates multiple Travel Bugs are placed in a cache
  • Rebuilt "about us" page
  • Improved spacing between username and log out link on home page
  • Updated mailing address for Groundspeak on contact us
  • Added MacCaching link to list of GPS software
  • Removed all hard coded instances of nearest.aspx
  • Pocket Query page will now properly post back when a different coordinate format is selected from the dropdown
  • Fixed mispelling in Glossary
  • Added error checking to /track page when searching for non-existent travel bug
  • Fixed issue that prevented the selecting of state/province on membership creation page
  • Fixed map on edit cache page to properly display new coordinates
  • Text change instructing users on contacting Shop Groundspeak on Contact Us
  • Updated Copyright notice on TOU page
  • Various dates and typos have been fixed in the TOU
  • Added CacheBerry to list of GPS software links
  • Fixed grammar issue on cache submission form
  • Fixed issue with odd characters being used in username creation
  • Updated Shop Groundspeak contact info on Contact Us page
  • Removed find and hide count from friends list
  • Removed references to "stash note" from /seek page
  • Fixed Pocket Query issue where no results were found when Flashlight Required attribute is enabled
  • Fixed issue with Google Earth KML causing errors for certain Travel Bugs and Geocoins
  • Fixed issue with certain Geocoins failing activation
  • Fixed login link on geocoin faq page
  • Updated link to support page on contact us
  • Added to cache pages the ability to click through to a complete list of shared Bookmark Lists
  • Fixed issue with ampersands in encrypted cache hints adding nonsense code each time it is decrypted
  • Removed HTML Encoding for cache pages when using Send to GPS functionality
  • Fixed issue with Travel Bug dropdown menus duplicating each time an item is selected
  • Changed wording on FAQ page to clarify "Where you *hide* a cache is up to you"
  • Updated FAQ on proper process for adopting trackables
  • Improved decrypt/encrypt feature by maintaining original line breaks
  • Fixed spelling errors in FAQ and Glossary
  • Entering an invalid cache ID in the PQ generator now correctly reports the error
  • Updated wording on the "email a user" page
  • An error will now be generated when attempting to transfer ownership of a virtual or webcam cache using the /adopt tool
  • Fixed issue with random route not loading when page is posted back (User Routes)
  • Removed ability to queue "My Finds" PQ if user has no finds
  • When submitting a cache listing the "hide a cache" page now defaults to the account's country. If a region is chosen it will also select the default region.
  • Trackable activation wizard will now default to today's date
  • Added asterisk to Mega-Event caches in profile geocache tab
  • Removed redundant text from cache creation page
  • Fixed rating functionality for bookmark lists to properly display or hide based on ratings
  • Removed broken link to "country map" from UK cache pages
  • Added CITO logos to logousage.aspx
  • Fixed issue where some usernames starting with a number or symbol were not accepted
  • Fixed issue with URLs not displaying properly in cache logs
  • Remove geocoin text from trackable FAQ (they have their own FAQ)
  • Fixed issue on /track where hitting the enter key does not submit search
  • Fixed issues with Green Jeep Travel Bug pages where the CSS displayed incorrectly.


As usual, please reply in this thread with any problems that come up as a result of this release. If you need clarification on any of these, just ask.

We still have plenty to keep us busy, so if your favorite bug didn't make it into this release, fear not. We will get to it as soon as possible. :anitongue:

#2 User is offline   AndrewRJ 

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Posted 23 July 2008 - 01:40 PM

Ummm Great update, but I think it broke the site.

I forsee that this bug will not be well accepted by the comunity at large. :anitongue: :laughing:

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Posted 23 July 2008 - 01:46 PM

Clicking on "My Account" returns an error.

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Posted 23 July 2008 - 01:47 PM

Fixed it by logging out and back in again.

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Posted 23 July 2008 - 01:51 PM

New hardware too or tighter coding? I'd swear the viewing of previous caches that I've done is working lots faster. If so - well done! :anitongue: I like the new look too.

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Posted 23 July 2008 - 01:53 PM

*phew* Huge list!

So far, the new webdesign looks goods. Cleaner and more modern. The homepage is great.

The top of the pages (caches, My Account) look very, very simple. We'll get used to it.

So far, I've seen that the problems with the special characters still remains.

Keep it up!

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Posted 23 July 2008 - 01:57 PM

I was logging caches from a trip we made, and in the middle of that the changes happened. I can NOT change the date of the find from today to the actual date of the find - not on the original log or by editing the log. What gives?

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Posted 23 July 2008 - 01:58 PM

Two things I noticed:

First, I'm used to having the nested navigation links at the top of the page (i.e. "Geocaching Home > Seek > View Cache Details" when viewing a cache page) placed in the gray bar at the very top. Now, the text "Geocaching - The Official Global GPS Cache Hunt Site" fills the left side of the bar on every page, and the navigation links are in the whitespace at the top of the page. To me, this doesn't make them stand out very well, and it pushes the rest of the page content down awkwardly, IMO.

Second, decrypting/encrypting a hint now completely reloads the page. Being able to do this on the fly was handy.

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Posted 23 July 2008 - 01:59 PM

View PostOpinioNate, on Jul 23 2008, 05:31 PM, said:

[*]Removed find and hide count from friends list

Looks like a lot of great fixes, but I can't understand "Removed find and hide count from friends list". You have now removed the only useful feature of the Friends List. :anitongue:

P.S. Also just noticed that my avatar pic displays on GC.com, but it is "squished". Does it require different formatting than in the forums?

This post has been edited by UncleJimbo: 23 July 2008 - 02:02 PM


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Posted 23 July 2008 - 02:00 PM

Please bring back the section of the /my/ page that shows your current inventory of trackables!

The new release looks pretty cool, otherwise.

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Posted 23 July 2008 - 02:01 PM

View PostOpinioNate, on Jul 23 2008, 01:31 PM, said:

[*]Added asterisk to Mega-Event caches in profile geocache tab


But Wherigo's and GPS Adventure Maze Exhibits still have no asterix.

More importantly, the HTML formatting is all messed up, one can't get to the left side of many pages such as My Account (There it seems to start at Trackables).

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Posted 23 July 2008 - 02:01 PM

Why is the homepage the only page with a narrow screen space? All the other pages are wider for me.

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Posted 23 July 2008 - 02:03 PM

Looks like the forum server wasn't fixed.

This post has been edited by UncleJimbo: 23 July 2008 - 02:04 PM


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Posted 23 July 2008 - 02:03 PM

It appears to have broken the formatting on three of my caches (GCRJQR, GC17FHM and GCW2RN). These used to render perfectly at 1024x768 and now I'm getting the rightmost column outside of the visible area and some of the HTML formatting is showing up differently. :anitongue:

(please remove my previous post - dupe - wi-fi went down in the middle of the submission and I used the opportunity to add a few things then)

This post has been edited by btrodrigues: 23 July 2008 - 02:05 PM


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Posted 23 July 2008 - 02:05 PM

View PostPrying Pandora, on Jul 23 2008, 03:00 PM, said:

Please bring back the section of the /my/ page that shows your current inventory of trackables!

The new release looks pretty cool, otherwise.

I see the inventory in the middle of the bottom of my account page, under my logs.

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Posted 23 July 2008 - 02:07 PM

View PostUncleJimbo, on Jul 23 2008, 01:59 PM, said:

View PostOpinioNate, on Jul 23 2008, 05:31 PM, said:

[*]Removed find and hide count from friends list

Looks like a lot of great fixes, but I can't understand "Removed find and hide count from friends list". You have now removed the only useful feature of the Friends List. :anitongue:

P.S. Also just noticed that my avatar pic displays on GC.com, but it is "squished". Does it require different formatting than in the forums?


I think that the find and hide counts were ALWAYS wrong so I think the programmers decided to NOT display them instead of fixing the issue once and for all.
Perhaps something to do with synchronizing a couple dozen hamster servers.

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Posted 23 July 2008 - 02:09 PM

The Preview in Google Maps of the Pocket Query page is not displaying (nor the image of the button, nor the link).

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Posted 23 July 2008 - 02:09 PM

View PostPrying Pandora, on Jul 23 2008, 02:00 PM, said:

Please bring back the section of the /my/ page that shows your current inventory of trackables!

The new release looks pretty cool, otherwise.


It's there, just WAAAAY down at the bottom. Well in my case since I've done about 200 caches in the last 30 days.
I like it down here out of the way. This is where the "Events I Will Attend" should have gone when that feature came out. But good riddance to that.

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Posted 23 July 2008 - 02:10 PM

In the UK we have streetmap.co.uk as one of our maps, the line above merges into the streetmap link, see below: I guess the Geocaching.com Google Map line needs to be shortened.



For online maps...



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Posted 23 July 2008 - 02:12 PM

View PostAmbrosia, on Jul 23 2008, 03:05 PM, said:

View PostPrying Pandora, on Jul 23 2008, 03:00 PM, said:

Please bring back the section of the /my/ page that shows your current inventory of trackables!

The new release looks pretty cool, otherwise.

I see the inventory in the middle of the bottom of my account page, under my logs.

I just found that too. It's a relief not to have lost it so I don't forget about anything in my inventory, but moving it down there makes no sense to me. If you've found a lot of caches in the last 30 days you'll have to scroll a long way to get down there. Meanwhile, it's former location on the right side sits empty and unused.

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Posted 23 July 2008 - 02:12 PM

View Posttrainlove, on Jul 23 2008, 11:09 PM, said:

View PostPrying Pandora, on Jul 23 2008, 02:00 PM, said:

Please bring back the section of the /my/ page that shows your current inventory of trackables!

The new release looks pretty cool, otherwise.


It's there, just WAAAAY down at the bottom. Well in my case since I've done about 200 caches in the last 30 days.
I like it down here out of the way. This is where the "Events I Will Attend" should have gone when that feature came out. But good riddance to that.




Don't like it right down there :laughing: any chance it could be higher up, maybe where it was before :anitongue:

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Posted 23 July 2008 - 02:12 PM

View PostAmbrosia, on Jul 23 2008, 03:05 PM, said:

View PostPrying Pandora, on Jul 23 2008, 03:00 PM, said:

Please bring back the section of the /my/ page that shows your current inventory of trackables!

The new release looks pretty cool, otherwise.

I see the inventory in the middle of the bottom of my account page, under my logs.


Yep..but I like the old way better. With a lot of activity, that's a lot of scrolling to see the inventory.

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Posted 23 July 2008 - 02:14 PM

Seems the download buttons have disappeared from the newly published cache I'm viewing :anitongue:


Edited to say they flash up as the page loads then disappear when page has loaded.

This post has been edited by Malpas Wanderer: 23 July 2008 - 02:16 PM


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Posted 23 July 2008 - 02:15 PM

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What are the rules in Geocaching?
1. If you take something from the cache, leave something of equal or greater value.
2. Write about your find in the cache logbook.
3. Log your experience at www.geocaching.com.

You added a rule that you log your experience at www.geocaching.com. Does that mean that I should cross out the names of people who signed the log book and didn't log online?

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Posted 23 July 2008 - 02:16 PM

View Posttrainlove, on Jul 23 2008, 06:07 PM, said:

View PostUncleJimbo, on Jul 23 2008, 01:59 PM, said:

View PostOpinioNate, on Jul 23 2008, 05:31 PM, said:

[*]Removed find and hide count from friends list

Looks like a lot of great fixes, but I can't understand "Removed find and hide count from friends list". You have now removed the only useful feature of the Friends List. :laughing:

P.S. Also just noticed that my avatar pic displays on GC.com, but it is "squished". Does it require different formatting than in the forums?


I think that the find and hide counts were ALWAYS wrong so I think the programmers decided to NOT display them instead of fixing the issue once and for all.
Perhaps something to do with synchronizing a couple dozen hamster servers.

Hmm, the counts were always correct for the few friends I have on my list. But I guess that is one way to "fix" something on the website: just get rid of it entirely. :anitongue:

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Posted 23 July 2008 - 02:18 PM

View Posttozainamboku, on Jul 23 2008, 02:15 PM, said:

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What are the rules in Geocaching?
1. If you take something from the cache, leave something of equal or greater value.
2. Write about your find in the cache logbook.
3. Log your experience at www.geocaching.com.

You added a rule that you log your experience at www.geocaching.com. Does that mean that I should cross out the names of people who signed the log book and didn't log online?


I know a cacher who has NEVER logged a cache online. And I wonder if the addtion of this 'guideline' was in relation to the recent forum thread of someone who only logs online and never in the log books (I'd delete every one of their finds on my caches if they were from around here).
The first is A-OK by me, the second is against the always existing grounspeak RULES.

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Posted 23 July 2008 - 02:18 PM

I agree regarding the Found/Hidden count. And why did you put Trackable inventory at the bottom(?) of the page???

Overall a nice look though.

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Posted 23 July 2008 - 02:18 PM

View PostBBWolf+3Pigs, on Jul 23 2008, 06:12 PM, said:

View PostAmbrosia, on Jul 23 2008, 03:05 PM, said:

View PostPrying Pandora, on Jul 23 2008, 03:00 PM, said:

Please bring back the section of the /my/ page that shows your current inventory of trackables!

The new release looks pretty cool, otherwise.

I see the inventory in the middle of the bottom of my account page, under my logs.


Yep..but I like the old way better. With a lot of activity, that's a lot of scrolling to see the inventory.

I also like it in the right column. Seems to be plenty of room there, at least on my page. If it is going to be left at the bottom of the page, then it would be nice to have dates added and visible (i.e., the date that you put the item in your inventory).

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Posted 23 July 2008 - 02:18 PM

I see a lot of nice cosmetic upgrades, and I have no doubt there are many "behind the scenes" fixes.

Right now, the most important thing that is broken, for me, is the "preview pocket query in Google Maps". There is no longer an icon for that in my PQ list. The "preview" icon now takes me to a new page which looks like it will be cool when it works. Sadly, it seems stuck on Green Lake Park. The "tab" links are also dead ends.

I'm sure everyone is working very hard to swat the bugs, and get things rolling smoothy, so this is not a complain-o-gram. Just a note.

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Posted 23 July 2008 - 02:20 PM

I can't log finds on date before today. They all appear for July 23rd :anitongue:

Furthermore, when I go back to edit the date, I can't either :laughing:

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Posted 23 July 2008 - 02:20 PM

View PostUncleJimbo, on Jul 23 2008, 04:59 PM, said:

View PostOpinioNate, on Jul 23 2008, 05:31 PM, said:

[*]Removed find and hide count from friends list

Looks like a lot of great fixes, but I can't understand "Removed find and hide count from friends list". You have now removed the only useful feature of the Friends List. :anitongue:

Yes, one of my favorite features as well. Please bring that back. :laughing:

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Posted 23 July 2008 - 02:22 PM

The site looks great and seems faster.

When searching for caches from the Google Maps, if you enter an address, the map reloads back to the Green Lake Park screen.

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Posted 23 July 2008 - 02:22 PM

When you preview a pocket query you now get taken to a map which does not work. If you then go to the list tab this does not show the results of your query.

Also I also have links to maps in my public bookmarks these have also stopped working.

Would like the Travel Bug inventory moved to the top of the page itís now a lot of scrolling to find out what you have.

Apart from that I like the feel of the new design.

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Posted 23 July 2008 - 02:23 PM

View PostPrying Pandora, on Jul 23 2008, 03:12 PM, said:

View PostAmbrosia, on Jul 23 2008, 03:05 PM, said:

View PostPrying Pandora, on Jul 23 2008, 03:00 PM, said:

Please bring back the section of the /my/ page that shows your current inventory of trackables!

The new release looks pretty cool, otherwise.

I see the inventory in the middle of the bottom of my account page, under my logs.

I just found that too. It's a relief not to have lost it so I don't forget about anything in my inventory, but moving it down there makes no sense to me. If you've found a lot of caches in the last 30 days you'll have to scroll a long way to get down there. Meanwhile, it's former location on the right side sits empty and unused.



Stop caching so much. :anitongue:

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  Posted 23 July 2008 - 02:23 PM

:laughing: The write to GPS function not longer works. I was in the middle of downloading when your update came on line. At the that moment write to GPS stopped working.

View PostOpinioNate, on Jul 23 2008, 01:31 PM, said:

Today's release represents a significant update to Geocaching.com. Although there have been numerous bug fixes, the primary focus has been to improve the process for creating and renewing Premium Memberships.

We are now offering 4 different ways of purchasing a Premium Membership, with both PayPal and credit cards being accepted. PayPal no longer requires a subscription ID and both methods are instant. Any active PayPal (renewing) subscriptions will remain valid unless, or until, it is canceled for whatever reason.

PayPal
  • $30 Annual Premium Membership (Non-Renewing)
Credit Card (Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover)
  • 1 Year Premium Membership (Auto-Renew) - $30 USD/Year
  • 1 Year Premium Membership - $30 USD/Year
  • 3 Month Premium Membership (Auto-Renew) - $10 USD/3 Months
And now for the bug fixes! Here they are in no particular order:
  • Updated email notifications for Premium Membership
  • The "renew" membership link will now only appear if the membership is within 60 days of expiration
  • Re-ordered page titles for cache pages. e.g.: GCTANE Trees of Greenlake: The Empress (Multi-cache) in Washington, United States created by licibear & drizzle
  • Updated freetrial.aspx page with new language and error checking
  • Added region search to UK and Ireland
  • Updated Send to GPS functionality for Garmin devices so the Gpx output is in GML (or the Garmin Modeling Language), a subset of html.
  • Slovak cache note added
  • An audit log note is now created when an adoption is complete.
  • Re-arranged the /my/ page for cleaner presentation
  • Added new icon to search results which indicates multiple Travel Bugs are placed in a cache
  • Rebuilt "about us" page
  • Improved spacing between username and log out link on home page
  • Updated mailing address for Groundspeak on contact us
  • Added MacCaching link to list of GPS software
  • Removed all hard coded instances of nearest.aspx
  • Pocket Query page will now properly post back when a different coordinate format is selected from the dropdown
  • Fixed mispelling in Glossary
  • Added error checking to /track page when searching for non-existent travel bug
  • Fixed issue that prevented the selecting of state/province on membership creation page
  • Fixed map on edit cache page to properly display new coordinates
  • Text change instructing users on contacting Shop Groundspeak on Contact Us
  • Updated Copyright notice on TOU page
  • Various dates and typos have been fixed in the TOU
  • Added CacheBerry to list of GPS software links
  • Fixed grammar issue on cache submission form
  • Fixed issue with odd characters being used in username creation
  • Updated Shop Groundspeak contact info on Contact Us page
  • Removed find and hide count from friends list
  • Removed references to "stash note" from /seek page
  • Fixed Pocket Query issue where no results were found when Flashlight Required attribute is enabled
  • Fixed issue with Google Earth KML causing errors for certain Travel Bugs and Geocoins
  • Fixed issue with certain Geocoins failing activation
  • Fixed login link on geocoin faq page
  • Updated link to support page on contact us
  • Added to cache pages the ability to click through to a complete list of shared Bookmark Lists
  • Fixed issue with ampersands in encrypted cache hints adding nonsense code each time it is decrypted
  • Removed HTML Encoding for cache pages when using Send to GPS functionality
  • Fixed issue with Travel Bug dropdown menus duplicating each time an item is selected
  • Changed wording on FAQ page to clarify "Where you *hide* a cache is up to you"
  • Updated FAQ on proper process for adopting trackables
  • Improved decrypt/encrypt feature by maintaining original line breaks
  • Fixed spelling errors in FAQ and Glossary
  • Entering an invalid cache ID in the PQ generator now correctly reports the error
  • Updated wording on the "email a user" page
  • An error will now be generated when attempting to transfer ownership of a virtual or webcam cache using the /adopt tool
  • Fixed issue with random route not loading when page is posted back (User Routes)
  • Removed ability to queue "My Finds" PQ if user has no finds
  • When submitting a cache listing the "hide a cache" page now defaults to the account's country. If a region is chosen it will also select the default region.
  • Trackable activation wizard will now default to today's date
  • Added asterisk to Mega-Event caches in profile geocache tab
  • Removed redundant text from cache creation page
  • Fixed rating functionality for bookmark lists to properly display or hide based on ratings
  • Removed broken link to "country map" from UK cache pages
  • Added CITO logos to logousage.aspx
  • Fixed issue where some usernames starting with a number or symbol were not accepted
  • Fixed issue with URLs not displaying properly in cache logs
  • Remove geocoin text from trackable FAQ (they have their own FAQ)
  • Fixed issue on /track where hitting the enter key does not submit search
  • Fixed issues with Green Jeep Travel Bug pages where the CSS displayed incorrectly.
As usual, please reply in this thread with any problems that come up as a result of this release. If you need clarification on any of these, just ask.

We still have plenty to keep us busy, so if your favorite bug didn't make it into this release, fear not. We will get to it as soon as possible. :anitongue:


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Posted 23 July 2008 - 02:24 PM

View PostUncleJimbo, on Jul 23 2008, 01:59 PM, said:

View PostOpinioNate, on Jul 23 2008, 05:31 PM, said:

[*]Removed find and hide count from friends list

Looks like a lot of great fixes, but I can't understand "Removed find and hide count from friends list". You have now removed the only useful feature of the Friends List. :anitongue:


I totally agree. I was going to post that myself until I saw yours. Previously, I would look at my friend's found count to decide if I wanted to go through the additional three clicks to see which ones they found. I generally know their current count, so I'd only look when I saw that they had found some more.

I'd sure like to know why that was removed. Bandwidth? My guess is more likely for screen formatting. I see that now everything fits in a nice, neat grid. If that's the case, there are better ways to fix it than simply removing dynamic data displays.

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Posted 23 July 2008 - 02:25 PM

View PostSUp3rFM & Cruella, on Jul 23 2008, 02:09 PM, said:

The Preview in Google Maps of the Pocket Query page is not displaying (nor the image of the button, nor the link).


That's a feature that I would really miss. I create several pocket queries of my area, one with my home location as a the center point, then several which cover areas to the north, south, etc. I can then merge the pocket queries in GSAK depending on which direction I might be heading. I used the "preview in google maps" feature to set the center points for the other PQs so that I don't get too much overlap but still get good coverage. Any particular reason why this feature is not longer available?

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Posted 23 July 2008 - 02:25 PM

Put this one the other thread, but since this is the right place I will repeat. Looks great, will check it all out. Right now I see several of my Bookmark listing missing. One of which I was working on just a few hours prior to the upgrade.

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Posted 23 July 2008 - 02:26 PM

View Postelmarto, on Jul 23 2008, 02:20 PM, said:

I can't log finds on date before today. They all appear for July 23rd :anitongue:

Furthermore, when I go back to edit the date, I can't either :laughing:



If this is true then all us power cachers will have to log all our finds the day we find them. I hope it's a fluke.

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Posted 23 July 2008 - 02:27 PM

View PostTandembiker, on Jul 23 2008, 02:23 PM, said:

:laughing: The write to GPS function not longer works. I was in the middle of downloading when your update came on line. At the that moment write to GPS stopped working.

View PostOpinioNate, on Jul 23 2008, 01:31 PM, said:

Today's release represents a significant update to Geocaching.com. Although there have been numerous bug fixes, the primary focus has been to improve the process for creating and renewing Premium Memberships.

We are now offering 4 different ways of purchasing a Premium Membership, with both PayPal and credit cards being accepted. PayPal no longer requires a subscription ID and both methods are instant. Any active PayPal (renewing) subscriptions will remain valid unless, or until, it is canceled for whatever reason.

PayPal
  • $30 Annual Premium Membership (Non-Renewing)
Credit Card (Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover)
  • 1 Year Premium Membership (Auto-Renew) - $30 USD/Year
  • 1 Year Premium Membership - $30 USD/Year
  • 3 Month Premium Membership (Auto-Renew) - $10 USD/3 Months
And now for the bug fixes! Here they are in no particular order:
  • Updated email notifications for Premium Membership
  • The "renew" membership link will now only appear if the membership is within 60 days of expiration
  • Re-ordered page titles for cache pages. e.g.: GCTANE Trees of Greenlake: The Empress (Multi-cache) in Washington, United States created by licibear & drizzle
  • Updated freetrial.aspx page with new language and error checking
  • Added region search to UK and Ireland
  • Updated Send to GPS functionality for Garmin devices so the Gpx output is in GML (or the Garmin Modeling Language), a subset of html.
  • Slovak cache note added
  • An audit log note is now created when an adoption is complete.
  • Re-arranged the /my/ page for cleaner presentation
  • Added new icon to search results which indicates multiple Travel Bugs are placed in a cache
  • Rebuilt "about us" page
  • Improved spacing between username and log out link on home page
  • Updated mailing address for Groundspeak on contact us
  • Added MacCaching link to list of GPS software
  • Removed all hard coded instances of nearest.aspx
  • Pocket Query page will now properly post back when a different coordinate format is selected from the dropdown
  • Fixed mispelling in Glossary
  • Added error checking to /track page when searching for non-existent travel bug
  • Fixed issue that prevented the selecting of state/province on membership creation page
  • Fixed map on edit cache page to properly display new coordinates
  • Text change instructing users on contacting Shop Groundspeak on Contact Us
  • Updated Copyright notice on TOU page
  • Various dates and typos have been fixed in the TOU
  • Added CacheBerry to list of GPS software links
  • Fixed grammar issue on cache submission form
  • Fixed issue with odd characters being used in username creation
  • Updated Shop Groundspeak contact info on Contact Us page
  • Removed find and hide count from friends list
  • Removed references to "stash note" from /seek page
  • Fixed Pocket Query issue where no results were found when Flashlight Required attribute is enabled
  • Fixed issue with Google Earth KML causing errors for certain Travel Bugs and Geocoins
  • Fixed issue with certain Geocoins failing activation
  • Fixed login link on geocoin faq page
  • Updated link to support page on contact us
  • Added to cache pages the ability to click through to a complete list of shared Bookmark Lists
  • Fixed issue with ampersands in encrypted cache hints adding nonsense code each time it is decrypted
  • Removed HTML Encoding for cache pages when using Send to GPS functionality
  • Fixed issue with Travel Bug dropdown menus duplicating each time an item is selected
  • Changed wording on FAQ page to clarify "Where you *hide* a cache is up to you"
  • Updated FAQ on proper process for adopting trackables
  • Improved decrypt/encrypt feature by maintaining original line breaks
  • Fixed spelling errors in FAQ and Glossary
  • Entering an invalid cache ID in the PQ generator now correctly reports the error
  • Updated wording on the "email a user" page
  • An error will now be generated when attempting to transfer ownership of a virtual or webcam cache using the /adopt tool
  • Fixed issue with random route not loading when page is posted back (User Routes)
  • Removed ability to queue "My Finds" PQ if user has no finds
  • When submitting a cache listing the "hide a cache" page now defaults to the account's country. If a region is chosen it will also select the default region.
  • Trackable activation wizard will now default to today's date
  • Added asterisk to Mega-Event caches in profile geocache tab
  • Removed redundant text from cache creation page
  • Fixed rating functionality for bookmark lists to properly display or hide based on ratings
  • Removed broken link to "country map" from UK cache pages
  • Added CITO logos to logousage.aspx
  • Fixed issue where some usernames starting with a number or symbol were not accepted
  • Fixed issue with URLs not displaying properly in cache logs
  • Remove geocoin text from trackable FAQ (they have their own FAQ)
  • Fixed issue on /track where hitting the enter key does not submit search
  • Fixed issues with Green Jeep Travel Bug pages where the CSS displayed incorrectly.
As usual, please reply in this thread with any problems that come up as a result of this release. If you need clarification on any of these, just ask.

We still have plenty to keep us busy, so if your favorite bug didn't make it into this release, fear not. We will get to it as soon as possible. :anitongue:



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Posted 23 July 2008 - 02:29 PM

The new release seems to have a changed the printing of the description pages:
The left part is truncated so some text is missing. This is in IE and FF.

Until now I used to print the description pages. Before this, I decrypted the hint (very ugly that now the page is reloaded as noted before) and printed two or three pages. So I have some logs and were happy outside.

PDF formatting is ugly because it writes all the text in one line and does not print the decrypted hint - even if I decrypted it before.

"Print Simple (no logs)" is ugly because the missing logs and it does not print the decrypted hint - even if I decrypted it before.

Please bring back the old printing!

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Posted 23 July 2008 - 02:30 PM

View PostPrying Pandora, on Jul 23 2008, 02:12 PM, said:

View PostAmbrosia, on Jul 23 2008, 03:05 PM, said:

View PostPrying Pandora, on Jul 23 2008, 03:00 PM, said:

Please bring back the section of the /my/ page that shows your current inventory of trackables!

The new release looks pretty cool, otherwise.

I see the inventory in the middle of the bottom of my account page, under my logs.

I just found that too. It's a relief not to have lost it so I don't forget about anything in my inventory, but moving it down there makes no sense to me. If you've found a lot of caches in the last 30 days you'll have to scroll a long way to get down there. Meanwhile, it's former location on the right side sits empty and unused.


I agree. The former location is much more easier to check because you don't have to scroll down to the end of the page. Could you please move the inventory back where it used to be.

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Posted 23 July 2008 - 02:31 PM

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I can't log finds on date before today
Nate mentioned that they're working on a hot fix.

This post has been edited by Markwell: 23 July 2008 - 02:32 PM


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Posted 23 July 2008 - 02:33 PM

Why are major updates like this done in the middle of summer? Surely the site is quieter in the winter months and such an update would cause far less disruption. I'm sure the updates will be great, but it seems to be an annual event... sit down to plan some pocket queries and caches along a route ready for the upcoming vacation I get 500 Server Error... :-(

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Posted 23 July 2008 - 02:34 PM

View PostUncleJimbo, on Jul 23 2008, 05:59 PM, said:

View PostOpinioNate, on Jul 23 2008, 05:31 PM, said:

[*]Removed find and hide count from friends list

Looks like a lot of great fixes, but I can't understand "Removed find and hide count from friends list". You have now removed the only useful feature of the Friends List. :anitongue:





I really liked that feature!

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Posted 23 July 2008 - 02:36 PM

This new version doesn't allow me to log a cache for a previous date. Is it something you work on it ?? been solve soon I hope ? Presently we only be able to log on today's date is it plan as it because we were able to log on previous date before

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Posted 23 July 2008 - 02:39 PM

View PostMarkwell, on Jul 23 2008, 06:31 PM, said:

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I can't log finds on date before today
Nate mentioned that they're working on a hot fix.


It's a little confusing because there's 2 threads going on. Nate said to report any issues in this thread, but someone created the "New Geo.com Layout" thread. Looks like it's been locked, so all will be well soon.

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Posted 23 July 2008 - 02:41 PM

View PostSgtSue, on Jul 23 2008, 06:25 PM, said:

Put this one the other thread, but since this is the right place I will repeat. Looks great, will check it all out. Right now I see several of my Bookmark listing missing. One of which I was working on just a few hours prior to the upgrade.



They are back THANKS!

Is it just me or does the Logo in the top left corner bleed over onto the writing on various pages? IE bookmark page can't see the G on geocaching home page, the B in Bookmark and H in have you? Repeats on all pages but the home page. On the home page my block with avatar and other info is not right aligned making things look a little funny. Could it just be my settings or is it everyone?

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Posted 23 July 2008 - 02:47 PM

View PostKaaskopjes, on Jul 23 2008, 06:33 PM, said:

Why are major updates like this done in the middle of summer? Surely the site is quieter in the winter months and such an update would cause far less disruption. I'm sure the updates will be great, but it seems to be an annual event... sit down to plan some pocket queries and caches along a route ready for the upcoming vacation I get 500 Server Error... :-(

The Hamsters hibernate during the winter. :anitongue:

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Posted 23 July 2008 - 02:50 PM

1. My Profile page is misformatted in the top section. Set too wide so now the picture is off to the right of the screen. Should narrow the text area of my basic profile information.

2. Please return the find/hide counts to the friends list page. Otherwise, that page is much better now that the boxes are aligned properly. Might want to program in a sort function so the "Friends" are in alphabetical order by cacher name.

3. Please return the Trackable Inventory to the right column, preferably right below the "Welcome" box. This is the "live" data we need on our base page and it should be on the screen the moment it opens.

4. Editing a log to correct a wrong find date seems to "take" but it doesn't. The log on the cache page shows that it was edited but the date remains the same "wrong" date.

Overall, the new home page looks real good.

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