The big project, Pocket Queries, is only half-finished or thereabouts so it didn't make it in this release. For this reason it's perhaps a bit lighter than in the past but we did manage to swat a few pesky bugs.
Release Notes - Geocaching.com: April 21st 2009
3975: CITO photo gallery is now broken
HOTFIX: Fixed broken link to CITO gallery on /CITO
9432: Trackable Mileage no longer calculated automatically
HOTFIX: Fixed bug preventing trackables from automatically updating mileage
9620: anchor tags need to formatted same as before (Guidelines page)
HOTFIX: Fixed anchor tags on guidelines page to preserve historic links (e.g. forum post links)
9353: Remove Google Network KML Link from My Account Details
Discontinued support for Google Earth KML to improve site performance*
7873: Update opt out of email instructions
Updated opt out instructions for Groundspeak auto-generated emails
5849: User ability to disable auto-renew
Added option to cancel auto-renewing memberships on /subscription.aspx
2706: print-friendly page, and branding
Added site logo and URL to print friendly version of cache page
9575: Need link to GC.com sharing web page from user profile page
Added link to the Sharing page from the User profile
9514: Issues with Page Sizing on Common.master
Fixed limited page width to proper size for all /hotels pages
9033: My GPS: Dropdown duplicates items in Opera
Fixed My GPS issue with manufacturer dropdown duplicating menu items
9272: Search Results page word change - Refers only to Garmin GPS
Fixed wording at bottom of search results to clarify Send to GPS works with multiple GPS manufacturers
7079: need to link from Account to Profile page
Changed link text on several pages from My Account to My Profile
9709: Google Maps link on 'other conversions' page doesn't load properly\
Fixed Google Maps URL on "Other Conversions" and "Additional Waypoints" pages
8882: remove this text from the CITO page
Removed reference to Cafe Press from /CITO
1536: Unpublished Printer friendly pages
Closed loophole which allowed viewing of an unpublished cache page using the print friendly view
9414: Geocaching Friends email never gives opportunity to view sender's profile
Added missing link to user's profile when receiving a friend request email
9417: Poor wrapping of filter checkboxes and matching icons on Google Map
Fixed page wrapping of cache type checkboxes on Geocaching Google Maps
9098: text change at "Cache Maintenance" guideline
Updated maintenance guidelines from "...may archive or transfer the listing." to "...may archive the listing."
9191: Benchmarking Link Bad
Fixed link on benchmark page to correctly begin a new search (previously directed user to a geocache search)
9202: My Location: incorrect wording
Fixed incorrect instructions for updating home coordinates
9636: Manage Location text doesn't match button
Updated description and button text on home coordinates page to clarify instructions
9525: Membership registration form does not initially detect starting space used in User Name field
Fixed username field in member registration to accurately detect a leading space in new usernames
8997: typo: two extraneous periods
Edited grammar for post-cache submission warning
9604: Text change: Remove conflicting text on cache submission page
Fixed conflicting text on cache submission form instructing users on what is allowed in the Nickname field
8093: Add "remove from watchlist" link to Trackable details page
Fixed "remove from watchlist" link on trackable details pages
8976: typo: at cache details page
Changed "User's Web Page" text to "Related Web Page" on cache listings
9103: need link to KB from Resources
Added link to Groundspeak support Knowledgebase on Resources page
9000: Change "devices" to "reviews" on gadget page
In GPS reviews changed text from "Devices 1 of 341" to "Review 1 of 341"
9269: Pocket Queries: Term change 'delete' instead of 'archive'
Changed the term "archive" to "delete" for clarity on pocket query generator page
*This may come as a surprise to some users, so I'd like to offer an explanation. There are a couple reasons for the removal of the network KML. The network KML was implemented before we had a proper online mapping tool for Geocaching.com. Some of the more tenured cachers may recall the old GeoMicro maps that would reload the page every time you panned or zoomed (and how tedious that was). However, the subsequent introduction of full-featured Geocaching.com Google Maps has made the KML link somewhat redundant.
The other reason is that only about 200 users regularly accessed the Google Earth KML, and the performance hit to the site was grossly out of proportion with the return. In other words, it was making the site run quite slowly.
Groundspeak hesitates to inconvenience even a small number of geocachers. However, it is sometimes necessary for us to identify areas of performance loss as the site grows in order to keep the site responsive and available at all times, even if it means sacrificing a feature that some found useful. Obviously we would rather introduce new features than take them away, so we hope you can understand the uncomfortable situation this places us in.
Please keep in mind, however, that you can still use Google Earth to import .GPX files from Pocket Queries. In fact, the accuracy will be much better since the network KML has always randomized locations to some extent anyway. We'll continue to explore better ways to map geocaches that serve the needs of the majority of the caching community without jeopardizing the website's stability.
Post here with any problems. If you can tell the difference between old bugs and new ones introduced in this release please only post the latter. We'll get to the known bugs in a future release. Thanks!
This post has been edited by OpinioNate: 21 April 2009 - 10:47 AM