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by Tankengine
23 May 15 10:27 pm
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: How many people still visit the forums
Replies: 67
Views: 9977

Re: How many people still visit the forums

I wonder if that has to do with the quality of caches these days? When I started, every cache was amazing! If a newbie starts and finds 3-4 mint tins, maybe they are discouraged?
by Tankengine
28 November 12 8:51 pm
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: An event for Introverts!
Replies: 33
Views: 6033

Re: A event for Introverts!

I suppose it could be a nano-mega!
by Tankengine
28 November 12 8:50 pm
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: An event for Introverts!
Replies: 33
Views: 6033

Re: A event for Introverts!

Place it on the top of a mountain in Namadgi, and you are guaranteed small numbers!
by Tankengine
26 April 11 11:32 pm
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: Trig points - a general discussion
Replies: 198
Views: 26720

Re: Trig points - a general discussion

Well, I recon that Pialligo trig is a trig… Others may beg to differ. It is listed in the ACTPLA website as a trig of type MC, and it has a tall coloured pole, that can be accurately sited from a distance. – Now if the tall pole wasn’t there, and it was just the short yellow poles, I would say it wa...
by Tankengine
26 April 11 7:23 pm
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: Trig points - a general discussion
Replies: 198
Views: 26720

Re: Trig points - a general discussion

OK, so there have been a number of ideas tossed around as to what does, and does not constitute a trig… But no definitive criteria… So maybe some criteria can be set? Now, I’m by no means an authority on trigs (although I have found about 70, of which I have originally published around 20), so here ...
by Tankengine
24 April 11 7:23 pm
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: Trig points - a general discussion
Replies: 198
Views: 26720

Re: Trig points - a general discussion

Well – even if they still had the knowledge – they would have a tough time! What, with many trigs now long gone, and yet others very obscured… Check out this little beauty I found! (Bendora Trig!) http://geocaching.com.au/cache/tp5303 - I was 10m away, and I couldn't see it! - I'd love to see a surv...
by Tankengine
24 April 11 1:02 pm
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: Trig points - a general discussion
Replies: 198
Views: 26720

Re: Trig points - a general discussion

So given that the Geoscience site seems to have ommissions, and other sites are not perfect either (they have too many ex trigs listed), maybe we can decide on what a trig can look like (or constitutes a trig), and use that! - Hey, GCA could end up with the most accurate real/existing trig database ...
by Tankengine
23 April 11 8:54 pm
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: Trig points - a general discussion
Replies: 198
Views: 26720

Re: Trig points - a general discussion

I would like to know what is required for a “trig” to be published as a trig? Some say that a trig is whatever you want it to be… ie, if you think that it is a trig, then it is a trig… Well, I am not entirely comfortable with that definition. For example, if someone grabs a gnome, and places it on a...
by Tankengine
28 February 11 7:32 pm
Forum: Software / Hardware Solutions
Topic: How do you do ....... (GSAK)
Replies: 33
Views: 6014

Re: How do you do ....... (GSAK)

I currently have 16 databases... I tend to create a new one at a whim. However the main ones are: 1. My Finds (including corrected coords for multies/puzzles) 2. My Hides (including final coords) 3. Unfound nearby caches (gets deleted/rebuilt frequently) 4. Ready to find (contains caches where I hav...
by Tankengine
21 February 11 8:37 pm
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: How many hides is too many?
Replies: 42
Views: 3798

Re: How many hides is too many?

200.
by Tankengine
21 April 10 8:32 pm
Forum: Geocaching Australia Web site
Topic: GCA Shop - False Positive for a virus / exploit
Replies: 4
Views: 888

Re: GCA Shop - False Positive for a virus / exploit

There's only one thing worse than a false positive... - A positive! :D
by Tankengine
16 March 09 10:00 pm
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: GPS not reading waypoints accuratly
Replies: 6
Views: 1185

Sounds like the mistake I made on my first cache! - However, with me, it was the fact that OziExplorer was set to the wrong datum! (GPS was fine, but downloading software was wrong - net result - 200m out!).
by Tankengine
16 March 09 9:57 pm
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: Launching Australia's First Ever Mega Event-Wagga Wagga 2010
Replies: 484
Views: 82212

Ah Wagga - that's not far! - Put me down for 1 adult (definitely), and maybe one more, and up to 2 kids.
by Tankengine
01 March 08 2:58 pm
Forum: Software / Hardware Solutions
Topic: Garmin Colorado New GPS
Replies: 113
Views: 13419

Well - I suppose I cannot be 100% sure, but seeing they had the feature before, and that in the past they have improved many features by firmware upgrades, and that the consensus in other forums is that they will, I am fairly confident that they will be added eventually.