The Moving Cache Race for 2010/2011

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Re: The Moving Cache Race for 2010/2011

Post by blossom* » 02 December 10 9:44 pm

MtnLioness wrote:I don't seem to have a problem with it loading....... :wink:

Could someone please have mercy on a user of public transport and stick a Gnome on a Train line so I can get it? [-o< [-o<
(Somewhere within a few kms of me??) #-o
Yep, there's one just near Circular Quay railway station that you ought to be able to get with an overnight train journey :lol:

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Re: The Moving Cache Race for 2010/2011

Post by MtnLioness » 02 December 10 9:49 pm

blossom* wrote:
MtnLioness wrote:I don't seem to have a problem with it loading....... :wink:

Could someone please have mercy on a user of public transport and stick a Gnome on a Train line so I can get it? [-o< [-o<
(Somewhere within a few kms of me??) #-o
Yep, there's one just near Circular Quay railway station that you ought to be able to get with an overnight train journey :lol:
Gee.....Thanks Smartie Bum! #-o #-o

I shall Clarify.....Somewhere in ADELAIDE!!!
:| :lol: :lol:

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Re: The Moving Cache Race for 2010/2011

Post by SamWalkers » 02 December 10 9:50 pm

MtnLioness wrote:I don't seem to have a problem with it loading....... :wink:

Could someone please have mercy on a user of public transport and stick a Gnome on a Train line so I can get it? [-o< [-o<
(Somewhere within a few kms of me??) #-o
Black Bunny does home delivery. :gnome :-"

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Re: The Moving Cache Race for 2010/2011

Post by blossom* » 02 December 10 9:52 pm

MtnLioness wrote:
blossom* wrote:
MtnLioness wrote:I don't seem to have a problem with it loading....... :wink:

Could someone please have mercy on a user of public transport and stick a Gnome on a Train line so I can get it? [-o< [-o<
(Somewhere within a few kms of me??) #-o
Yep, there's one just near Circular Quay railway station that you ought to be able to get with an overnight train journey :lol:
Gee.....Thanks Smartie Bum! #-o #-o

I shall Clarify.....Somewhere in ADELAIDE!!!
:| :lol: :lol:
Well I met hgl today and he's off home with a nice Sydney gnome. Maybe he'll put him near a railway line if you ask him nicely? :D

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Re: The Moving Cache Race for 2010/2011

Post by pwags » 02 December 10 10:03 pm

MtnLioness wrote:I don't seem to have a problem with it loading....... :wink:

Could someone please have mercy on a user of public transport and stick a Gnome on a Train line so I can get it? [-o< [-o<
(Somewhere within a few kms of me??) #-o
If you come to Melbourne, you can try this one! :twisted:

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Re: The Moving Cache Race for 2010/2011

Post by MtnLioness » 02 December 10 10:04 pm

Gee thanx you lot, you ever so helpful buddys! #-o #-o #-o #-o #-o #-o #-o #-o

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Re: The Moving Cache Race for 2010/2011

Post by blossom* » 02 December 10 10:14 pm

MtnLioness wrote:Gee thanx you lot, you ever so helpful buddys! #-o #-o #-o #-o #-o #-o #-o #-o
I'm helpful :evil: I gave hgl the gnome - all you have to do is convince him where to put it. :gnomette :gnomette :gnomette :D Or come up here for a visit \:D/

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Re: The Moving Cache Race for 2010/2011

Post by tronador » 02 December 10 10:19 pm

pwags wrote:
MtnLioness wrote:I don't seem to have a problem with it loading....... :wink:

Could someone please have mercy on a user of public transport and stick a Gnome on a Train line so I can get it? [-o< [-o<
(Somewhere within a few kms of me??) #-o
If you come to Melbourne, you can try this one! :twisted:
OMG..... that's funny! Can't wait to see if someone finds this. Imagine chasing a train and trying to flag down the driver....... I wonder if rail security will find him first???

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Re: The Moving Cache Race for 2010/2011

Post by caughtatwork » 02 December 10 11:02 pm

pwags wrote:It's been so good to see all of the gnome activity over the last couple of days. I hope to gnab a few over the weekend.

A suggestion:
With so many entries in this race, the ladder on cachinggames.com takes FORRRREEEEVVVVEEEEEERRRRRR to load, due to all of the banners in the last column having to render. This makes it very difficult to scroll down to the bottom of the ladder to read the details, as the page keeps moving as each banner loads. For me, this is taking up to two minutes each time I view the ladder.

As the info in each banner is effectively redundant (it's already in the previous columns, except for the cache name), would it be worthwhile "turning off" the banners for this race, and replacing them with a simple text version of the cache name, linked to the cache page? Would this allow the ladder to load more quickly? It might also save a bit of bandwidth on the server, and on our mobile broadband plans!

What do others think about this idea?
I've removed the image generation. I had no idea there would be so many gnomes.
The page still takes a while to load while it grabs and recalculates the distances for each gnome.

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Re: The Moving Cache Race for 2010/2011

Post by CraigRat » 02 December 10 11:09 pm

caughtatwork wrote: I've removed the image generation. I had no idea there would be so many gnomes.
The page still takes a while to load while it grabs and recalculates the distances for each gnome.
It's a nice problem to have, isn't it?

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Re: The Moving Cache Race for 2010/2011

Post by emily~angel » 02 December 10 11:42 pm

caughtatwork wrote:
pwags wrote:It's been so good to see all of the gnome activity over the last couple of days. I hope to gnab a few over the weekend.

A suggestion:
With so many entries in this race, the ladder on cachinggames.com takes FORRRREEEEVVVVEEEEEERRRRRR to load, due to all of the banners in the last column having to render. This makes it very difficult to scroll down to the bottom of the ladder to read the details, as the page keeps moving as each banner loads. For me, this is taking up to two minutes each time I view the ladder.

As the info in each banner is effectively redundant (it's already in the previous columns, except for the cache name), would it be worthwhile "turning off" the banners for this race, and replacing them with a simple text version of the cache name, linked to the cache page? Would this allow the ladder to load more quickly? It might also save a bit of bandwidth on the server, and on our mobile broadband plans!

What do others think about this idea?
loads up much quicker now thankyou....next problem....is anyone near Port Augusta please, my gnome did a runner away from people :-)

I've removed the image generation. I had no idea there would be so many gnomes.
The page still takes a while to load while it grabs and recalculates the distances for each gnome.

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Re: The Moving Cache Race for 2010/2011

Post by Zalgariath » 03 December 10 12:18 am

blossom* wrote:
MtnLioness wrote:Gee thanx you lot, you ever so helpful buddys! #-o #-o #-o #-o #-o #-o #-o #-o
I'm helpful :evil: I gave hgl the gnome - all you have to do is convince him where to put it. :gnomette :gnomette :gnomette :D Or come up here for a visit \:D/
That's one of mine heading on holidays to Adelaide, Mud-Bear Gnome I think! :D Tell HGL I said to place it near you hahaha :twisted:

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Re: The Moving Cache Race for 2010/2011

Post by Snuva » 03 December 10 9:24 am

Much joy: my 'muggled' gnome isn't muggled, the finder was away for work! :gnome

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Re: The Moving Cache Race for 2010/2011

Post by caughtatwork » 03 December 10 9:32 am

There are over 200 gnomes racing around the country.
I'm overwhelmed by the response this year.

I might have to capture one or two to take the US next week :mrgreen:
Of course they may sit there for a month before I get to bring them back :twisted: but they will accumulate some significant distance points.

Anyone want to offer a bribe?

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Re: The Moving Cache Race for 2010/2011

Post by Snuva » 03 December 10 9:46 am

If you take one of my gnomes with you, I'll custom make a gnome costume for you! Then you won't have any pesky questions on the plane when you carry it on and insist it has the seat next to you; obviously it is your son!

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