What's new on Geocaching Australia

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Re: What's new on Geocaching Australia

Post by whitewebbs » 23 February 21 10:39 pm

Ok I bought another set and under geocache cards I have 26 "turned over" so not too many doubles. This time i had a section called my trade cards of which there were around 9 but after looking around and going to different drop downs they are no longer there. Not sure what they were doing there as never saw that area yesterday when trading for 2 sets or how I lost them. I assume the moveable card I have acquired will set bells off (or do something) when I log a moveable?

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Re: What's new on Geocaching Australia

Post by caughtatwork » 24 February 21 8:42 am

whitewebbs wrote:
23 February 21 10:39 pm
Ok I bought another set and under geocache cards I have 26 "turned over" so not too many doubles. This time i had a section called my trade cards of which there were around 9 but after looking around and going to different drop downs they are no longer there. Not sure what they were doing there as never saw that area yesterday when trading for 2 sets or how I lost them.
You don't lose or use cards.

https://geocaching.com.au/my/dragonzone/trade/card
When you trade it will show you the ten cards that you just traded for in this trade under the heading Cards Traded and the cards that you now own under the heading My Cards. Once you leave that page and revisit it the "trade" is completed so you no longer see those cards you traded for in the last transaction. i.e. You only see the 10 cards immediately you have traded for them.

https://geocaching.com.au/my/dragonzone/
When you visit your My dragonZone page you see the cards that you own.
whitewebbs wrote:
23 February 21 10:39 pm
I assume the moveable card I have acquired will set bells off (or do something) when I log a moveable?
You cards each have a bonus associated with them and the points are used to "boost" the points you get when you find a geocache. The specific card does not matter. i.e. If you have a moveable card and find a traditional, the boost you get from having any cards is applied.

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Re: What's new on Geocaching Australia

Post by whitewebbs » 24 February 21 8:47 am

Thanks for the explanation

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Re: What's new on Geocaching Australia

Post by No_Tomorrow » 04 March 21 1:27 pm

I like the new look of the personal dZ page with its drop down menus. Love the next rank gauge and shields.
Thanks for all your work.

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Re: What's new on Geocaching Australia

Post by caughtatwork » 04 March 21 3:09 pm

Check out your dragonZone Rank now with new shields.
https://geocaching.com.au/my/dragonzone/
You may need to force refresh (CTRL-F5) to download the latest styles and images.
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Reverse Geocache Update

Post by caughtatwork » 13 April 21 11:16 am

A Reverse cache is a type of geocache where a finder is guided to a specified location or target location with just a distance provided and no direction. At the final location, either a log book is revealed to be signed (for example, a box can be opened) or a logging requirement (such as a description of the location or code) is made known to the finder.

Geocaching Australia has now developed the capability to use your smart phone and the Geocaching Australia website to track down a reverse geocache that is not a specialised hardware Reverse Geocache.

When listing your Reverse Geocache follow the simple suggestions to make the geocache fun for everyone.
- The geocache container should be a lockable geocache which requires a code to unlock to keep this in the same vein as a specialised hardware Reverse Geocache.
- Set the co-ordinates of the geocache as the location of the physical geocache (which will be different to where the codeword will be unlocked).
- Use the "Final Co-ordinates" in the "GeoChecker" on the geocache listing page to:
-- Tell the Geocaching Australia website and the seeker "how far" the Reverse Geocache is from their current location.
-- Set the location (within 10m) at which the Geocaching Australia website will provide the codeword.
-- Use the "Codeword" on the geocache listing page to list the key to unlock your physical geocache container when the seeker finds it.

For more challenge, use the "Codeword Response" on the geocache listing page to provide additional information about the geocache if desired. e.g. If you choose, you may use the co-ordinates on the geocache listing page as the general area and then use the Codeword Response area to provide additional co-ordinates to find the locked geocache container, adding in an additional level of challenge.

More information is available in our wiki.
http://wiki.geocaching.com.au/wiki/Reverse_cache

Reverse caches that use specialised equipment do not require any of the additional information as described above as the self contained container will do the same role as the Geocaching Australia website.

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Re: What's new on Geocaching Australia

Post by whitewebbs » 13 April 21 2:32 pm

Cool, sounds interesting. I just published a different type of chirp (doorbell) from info on the wiki. Always good to get a new idea.
The trophy page looks good with footsteps counting down to the target. Is there a way to see how many are left to do under Mission "360 degrees". I realise it is probably too many for footsteps but the number remaining has disappeared.

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Re: What's new on Geocaching Australia

Post by caughtatwork » 13 April 21 3:46 pm

whitewebbs wrote:
13 April 21 2:32 pm
Cool, sounds interesting. I just published a different type of chirp (doorbell) from info on the wiki. Always good to get a new idea.
The trophy page looks good with footsteps counting down to the target. Is there a way to see how many are left to do under Mission "360 degrees". I realise it is probably too many for footsteps but the number remaining has disappeared.
That should now be back in place. I completely missed that one last time.

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Re: What's new on Geocaching Australia

Post by whitewebbs » 14 April 21 12:30 am

Thanks, all good

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