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by rediguana
24 March 05 12:14 pm
Forum: Geocaching Australia Web site
Topic: Dropping Zeros ? [closed]
Replies: 11
Views: 1760

Whilst not essential or compulsory, padding with a leading zero does remove any ambiguity and removes almost any wiggle room for error etc. Otherwise you'd want to start removing the trailing zeros as well, as they aren't important. But given that the formats used for geocaching are [N|S]dd mm.mmm [...
by rediguana
24 March 05 12:16 am
Forum: Geocaching Australia Web site
Topic: cache rating - request for comments [closed]
Replies: 181
Views: 21574

ideology wrote:great idea - we've implemented it!
Good service indeed! :)
by rediguana
23 March 05 9:33 pm
Forum: Geocaching Australia Web site
Topic: cache rating - request for comments [closed]
Replies: 181
Views: 21574

swampgecko wrote:But this listing is only visible when you select the recommended caches page for a state/island/territory, that way the highly recommended caches are the top of the page for ease of viewing....
Nice idea!
by rediguana
23 March 05 7:59 pm
Forum: Geocaching Australia Web site
Topic: cache rating - request for comments [closed]
Replies: 181
Views: 21574

why over complicate a system that seems to be working?... Its mostly working, but the ability to only recommend 10 caches is a major failing. There needs to be some refinement to the current system, I'm not really pushing for a new system, I'd just like to see a couple of subtle refinements. 1. 10 ...
by rediguana
23 March 05 3:01 pm
Forum: Geocaching Australia Web site
Topic: cache rating - request for comments [closed]
Replies: 181
Views: 21574

My suggestion: What about going basic and getting people to rate the caches ala 'Olympic' style. Bronze, Silver & Gold. You could then just have something that looks a little like the below placed on the cache page. I think that adds to the complexity. A yes/no recommendation is easier to make than...
by rediguana
23 March 05 1:09 pm
Forum: Geocaching Australia Web site
Topic: cache rating - request for comments [closed]
Replies: 181
Views: 21574

I'm keen on a system that ensures a roughly constant proportion of caches gets each of bronze, silver, and gold tags within each state. Yep, it has to work toward being the top x% in each state. And these are the thresholds to identify the most popular caches. So, I propose that any cache that gets...
by rediguana
23 March 05 12:53 pm
Forum: Geocaching Australia Web site
Topic: cache rating - request for comments [closed]
Replies: 181
Views: 21574

For that reason, I'm less inclned to think it's an informed recommendation but it would be nice to reduce the number of these with some sort of ratio. Agree, perhaps it would be something like (finds - starting limit) / x to determine the number of recommendations that can be made by a cacher. I wo...
by rediguana
23 March 05 11:47 am
Forum: Geocaching Australia Web site
Topic: cache rating - request for comments [closed]
Replies: 181
Views: 21574

Update... I believe that the problems of having too many caches identified as recommended can be solved by raising the threshold for being displayed. Basically rank the caches by recommendation total, and take the top x% and show those as gold. This may need to be done on a state by state basis to a...
by rediguana
23 March 05 11:41 am
Forum: Geocaching Australia Web site
Topic: cache rating - request for comments [closed]
Replies: 181
Views: 21574

Bump ;) We've just been having a big discussion on ratings in the Eastern Isles and I thought I'd like to share the link, as well as some feedback on the gc.com.au recommendation system. So, who's the most addicted? (starts slow, soon moves to rating) http://www.gps.org.nz/forums/viewtopic.php?t=141...
by rediguana
01 November 04 11:16 am
Forum: Geocaching Australia Web site
Topic: Caching name '' to 'rediguana' [closed]
Replies: 1
Views: 709

Caching name '' to 'rediguana' [closed]

Hi. Its appears I've been stung by the same bug too. It has correctly picked up my userID to create the link to my geocaching profile, but it has not recognised my caching name as 'rediguana' (same as profile here). Thanks in advance for the help, and congrats on the great work you've done on the si...
by rediguana
03 May 03 1:12 pm
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: welcome geocaching.com cachers
Replies: 15
Views: 2942

Re: hee hee.

Team Piggy wrote:Would a nice fresh sheep, do as an apology swap item !
Ah so this is where all our sheep have gone! I told Ethel. I said never trust an Australian with sheep. Now they're hoarding them for themselves. Betcha they've got all the velcro gloves and gumboots too... ;)

Cheers Gav