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by mattyrx
11 May 22 10:43 pm
Forum: Geocaching Australia Web site
Topic: Cache Owner Log Administration
Replies: 35
Views: 630

Re: Cache Owner Log Administration

I'll put my hand up to help with this. To help make the admin role easier, maybe an owner of a cache has a 'Report' or 'Dispute' or 'Action' option next to each of their caches logs. This could also be a time based feature - e.g. A log can only be reported within 30 days of being written. This keeps...
by mattyrx
02 May 22 9:41 pm
Forum: Geocaching Australia Web site
Topic: Cache Owner Log Administration
Replies: 35
Views: 630

Re: Cache Owner Log Administration

There’s two sides to every cache log dispute, and allowing a cache owner to delete someones log is pretty one sided. I imagine opencaching.com’s problems started with just a few cachers exerting their power over others, but it ended with factions of people using the review and cache listing system t...
by mattyrx
19 April 22 10:07 pm
Forum: Geocaching Australia Web site
Topic: Maintenance
Replies: 9
Views: 144

Re: Maintenance

I like the idea. I think it makes it easier for new cachers to see if there’s a problem with a cache before going out and chasing it, and it will keep the database accurate. I think it would be handy to be able to include/exclude these caches in a Query by selecting a relevant checkbox. I think impl...
by mattyrx
12 April 22 2:37 pm
Forum: dragonZone and Games
Topic: Looking for people to help create an Australia wide series
Replies: 18
Views: 433

Re: Looking for people to help create an Australia wide series

I'm in too. Northern NSW and South East QLD is my haunt.
by mattyrx
04 April 22 1:22 pm
Forum: Geocaching Australia Web site
Topic: How many is too many?
Replies: 91
Views: 2042

Re: How many is too many?

Creating a new subset for "armchair" locationless caches and placing additional restrictions on publishing and finding (such as only a "completion" being allowed as the completion of the "task" rather than a "find" or not being eligible for the finds rewards pathtags, or other limitations as they a...
by mattyrx
28 March 22 2:30 pm
Forum: Geocaching Australia Web site
Topic: How many is too many?
Replies: 91
Views: 2042

Re: How many is too many?

This is the trend of locationless caches over time. https://geocaching.com.au/stats/graphs/gca/world/2100_cumulative_hides_finds_locationless.png To me the worry is that if this trend continues, geocaching as it is currently defined will be secondary to this site. Instead its primary purpose will b...
by mattyrx
25 March 22 3:00 pm
Forum: Geocaching Australia Web site
Topic: (dragonZone) Moveables being scored for each find by the same geocacher
Replies: 33
Views: 945

Re: (dragonZone) Moveables being scored for each find by the same geocacher

I think restricting dZ points allocation to the first find on any cache type makes sense too. I cant see a time that some moveables wont end up accumulating in a sack and travelling between events though. The days of our moveables having a unique story and interesting gallery pics are gone. The thir...
by mattyrx
25 March 22 2:03 pm
Forum: Geocaching Australia Web site
Topic: How many is too many?
Replies: 91
Views: 2042

Re: How many is too many?

I think the lockdowns over the last two years have definitely changed they type of locationless caches listed on GCA - which was great at the time. In some parts of Australia, other geocaching sites were pretty much unusable for months even though they continued to accept cash for their services whi...
by mattyrx
14 January 22 10:18 am
Forum: Geocaching Australia Web site
Topic: GCA or GA?
Replies: 10
Views: 536

Re: GCA or GA?

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by mattyrx
17 November 21 7:41 am
Forum: Geocaching Australia Web site
Topic: Geocaching Australia Find Rewards
Replies: 14
Views: 1068

Re: Geocaching Australia Find Rewards

I think it’s been very generous of GCA to provide a physical item in recognition of finds considering everything is free on this platform. It would be great to see it continue, and a good idea to create some 5000 & 10000 find tags too. I’m unaware of any other geocaching site that do this - even the...
by mattyrx
29 October 21 3:42 pm
Forum: Geocaching Australia Web site
Topic: What Three Words
Replies: 12
Views: 942

Re: What Three Words

I think you can drill down to a 3m x 3m area – just need an extra char at the end. e.g. https://plus.codes/4RJ65XJ8+XX is 14x14m area https://plus.codes/4RJ65XJ8+XXG is a 3mx3m area It’s another interesting coordinate format. Would be pretty cool to have it in the GCA toolbox too if it’s not a heada...
by mattyrx
28 October 21 8:42 am
Forum: Geocaching Australia Web site
Topic: What Three Words
Replies: 12
Views: 942

Re: What Three Words

I’ve had to use What Three Words to find a couple of caches now. One on this site, and one on the other. I think it would be useful for both finders and hiders if it’s not too much trouble to incorporate.
by mattyrx
29 August 21 6:15 pm
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: Where are we all from??? (introduce yourself) parts 1&2
Replies: 540
Views: 182959

Re: Where are we all from??? (introduce yourself) parts 1&2

Hi Don, I’m in NSW North Coast too. We usually host events every few months where the locals get together and meet up but ever-changing NSW Health Orders have halted that for now. I don’t use Geocube – I use a Garmin GPS mostly, but I have used an iPhone app called Cachly. You can import geocaches i...
by mattyrx
16 August 21 4:42 pm
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: co-ords not making sense
Replies: 5
Views: 651

Re: co-ords not making sense

You have to be quick around here :wink:
by mattyrx
16 August 21 4:39 pm
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: co-ords not making sense
Replies: 5
Views: 651

Re: co-ords not making sense

G’day Hobes, If it doesn’t spoil your hide, you might need to provide the coordiates here in the forum in order to get some help. Coordinates can be written in a number of different ways. Google usually uses decimals degrees when you copy a location from their maps. (For example: -33.955501, 150.946...