With the latest release of Geocaching.com, we have modernized the site to allow us to move forward with future projects in an effort to better address the needs of our users. In doing so, some third-party tools, such as GreaseMonkey Scripts, may no longer work because of changes to the underlying structure of the site. We regret that some browser addons will break but it was necessary for us to make these changes ahead of the site localization effort we have planned for this year. Localizing will enable us to provide the non-English speaking community with a more friendly site by translating common pages and navigation into various languages.
We recognize that the GreaseMonkey scripts in particular serve a legitimate need in many cases, so we plan to integrate the most popular scripts wherever possible to render them obsolete (with kind regards to their creators).
Design Changes and Bug Reporting
We have attempted to seek and destroy all the bugs associated with the update to the look and feel of the website, however it is perhaps not realistic to claim we found them all. If you discover any issues please report them here with your browser type and version, along with a description of what you were trying to do when the bug occurred. As always, please open new threads for issues not related to this release. Thanks!
And now the release notes:
13862: Default cache submission to 1.5 terrain stars
Cache submission now defaults to 1.5 star terrain for all geocaches
13310: One click email unsubscribe
No longer requiring username/password to remove oneself from the email list
12950: DeLorme Send to GPS failing on certain caches
Fixed error in DeLorme Send to GPS when one or more of last 5 logs contain a blank line
13422: Replace Dutch Brochures
Updated Dutch language brochures with new version in /resources
14481: Inaccurate message after deleting an Instant Notification
Changed message to correctly instruct the user in creating a new notification
2734: Badges for site volunteers and admins
Added new profile icon and status to help identify official volunteers and Groundspeak lackeys
14063: Addition to Geocoin Manufacturers & Resellers tab
Added http://www.geocoins.ca/ and http://geocachingshop.nl/
12179: Add wbcoins.de to the Geocoin Manufacturer list
12994: Addition to Geocoin Manufacturers & Resellers tab
12326: Add Silly's Caching Supplies to Geocoin manufacturer's list
14064: Addition to Geocaching Software page
12896: Addition to Travel Bug FAQ
Added text describing how to print an info sheet and how to transfer ownership
of a trackable
13482: "About Groundspeak" on geocaching.com
Updated number of reported Groundspeak employees from 20+ to 40+ (no we did not all clone each other)
13460: New distributor on Geocoin Manufacturer list
Added distributor http://www.milcoins.com/
12895: Addition to Geocoin FAQ
Added instructions for printing a geocoin info sheet
11511: Locked cache page still allows a new note.
Locked caches no longer allow any logs of any type
13982: GPX converts between time formats
Added proper notation to .GPX to indicate the time format used is UTC
10180: Geocaching.com does not require account validation to login
Now requiring account validation to login
10790: Trackable Item mileage not updating and 'recalculate distance' doesn't work
Made some fixes to address the mileage update issues for Trackables
10631: UK postal code gives caches in the wrong area.
Resolved the last of the ambiguous postal code issue
8797: Default hemisphere values for Additional Waypoints
Now defaulting the to the cache's hemisphere values when submitting add’l waypoints
13326: Email for Expiry of Premium Membership
Updated text for Premium Membership expiration email to remove erroneous information
13359: Replace Geocaching Logo for Download
Updated Geocaching.com logos on the Logo Usage page.
13289: Same postal code gives different results on home page vs. advanced search
Now using one postal code DB on all searches
12029: Search results that contain ignored cache don't list it, but lose a result
No longer possible to see no search results when the nearest caches returned are ignored
13426: Premium Trial text changes
Clarified "Note:" on /freetrial/default.aspx
14083: Add left nav selection for GPS Reviews
Updated the navigation to include a new link for "GPS Reviews" and updated the footer link from "GPS Devices" to "GPS Reviews."
12709: GPS Devices and Reviews Pages Have Old Data
Cleaned up test reviews and fixed sorting issue
13375: EarthCaches: add an additional link to EC guidelines
Added agreement checkbox to submission pages when the Earthcache type is selected
13350: Change to brochure page
Fixed spelling of "Nederlandse"
13374: EarthCaches: make the EarthCache type available to everyone
Added ability for users to select Earthcache type when submitting a new cache
14058: Inactive Geocache Submittal Text Changes
Rewrote cache submission page errors and messages to reduce confusion when an inactivated cache is saved
13274: Manufacturer device dropdown on GPS pages is improperly populated, labeled
Fixed in GPS Reviews redesign
13411: Homepage text change
Updated home page cache counter with new text and statistics covering 30 days instead of just 7
14075: Replace login popup when changing email address
Changing email settings now requires password in the same way as other profile changes
13325: User with metric unit preferences is receiving weekly mailer in Imperial units
6691: Bookmark bugs - Changing cache type results in wrong bookmark listing
Changes made to cache pages now reflected on bookmark list
13312: When setting account preferences, time zone drop-down defaults to GMT
Fixed issue where the time zone drop-down reverted to GMT, overwriting user’s previous settings
11263: Allow armed forces addresses for membership creation
Added option to select AA (Armed Forces Americas), AE (Armed Forces Europe) or
AP (Armed Forces Pacific) as the state value
12144: Map on cache edit page inaccurate
Map now reflects coordinates accurately
13320: Geocaching Logo needs circle R trademark on all geocaching.com pages
Added the Registered Trademark symbol to the Geocaching logos in the upper left of each page.
12776: Include metric distance in coordinate change log calculation
Added "distance from old" in meters
14215: No indication of which account will be unsubscribed when using one-click unsubscribe in weekly mailer
13080: PQ: Selecting "By Home Coordinates" and a region/state results in 0 caches
13216: Cannot unsubscribe to field notes for Twitter without an active Twitter account
Added "Remove Account" button allowing user to remove their Twitter account settings
14026: subscriber-only cache should be called Premium Member Only Cache
Fixed text on geocache details page
9262: Trackable log encryption fails
Trackable logs now properly encrypt
4633: time stamps need time zone specified
Time stamps now specify GMT
11424: Attributes included in GPX files.
Added ability to set version preference in user profile; default is still the original (old) version
9987: Posting found logs on non-standard caches (events, web cams, etc.) does not auto-fill proper log type
When posting field notes for events and other extended cache types a "found it” will convert to the appropriate log type
10654: Error in UK Grid reference display order.
The British Grid reference was erroneously displayed as Northings then Eastings.
12182: HTML tags in trackable name break page formatting
14019: Text Change: Bookmark instructions
Changed "todo list" to "to do list"
9028: My GPS: Device model type dropdown out of position when containing long names
Updated CSS to accommodate longer dropdown lists
13992: Altrec Store Link - Text Change
Updated Altrec link in footer to read "Altrec Gear."
12987: Automated message for 'Missing' travel bugs
Fixed issue where cache archive notification URLs were adding a parenthesis resulting in a 404
13287: South Korean province mispelled
13159: Timestamps at the bottom of cache_details.aspx need labels.
Clarified time stamps in cache footer
This post has been edited by OpinioNate: 12 January 2010 - 12:32 PM