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Post by embi » 07 July 03 9:40 am

I've just stumbled across this.

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I think its a great idea and would help people to easily identify some of the features or non features at their cache sites.
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Is there a brainiac out there who can make an aussie one of these?

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Post by hardunits » 07 July 03 10:52 am

Looks like a good idea. I know a little php but not enough to do that.

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I like it,

Post by Pesky! » 07 July 03 11:03 am

I'll have a go at it.
I d like to add this as a plugin for CacheMonkey it wouldnt have to be PHP
but some form of Html code creator would do the trick.

Maybe everyone that would like to have a go at it can, and we can compare notes, and so on.

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Post by embi » 07 July 03 11:29 am

If its a plugin to cachemonkey does it mean we have to use cachemonkey to utilise it?

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Post by Mind Socket » 07 July 03 12:13 pm

The secondary site is looking at implementing cache attributes at some point. Not sure if they'll have such a complete set as that site.

However, why reinvent the wheel? That site generates the code and would work for Aus caches too. As for plugging in to cachemonkey, it would be cool if 3rd party apps could parse the HTML that this site creates. It won't become a standard though, since it will eventually be part of the 2ndary site anyway.

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Post by Gunn Parker » 07 July 03 1:24 pm

Hi All
Have a look at this site I have used these icons on some of my caches before.
Feel free to steal any of these you like for your own use. (Only a few of these are my original creations, most were created by other people for free use and are based on common park icons.) The definitions for each icon are my own suggestions, feel free to customize them to fit your needs. (Though some degree of standardization will make these icons more useful.)

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Post by embi » 07 July 03 4:43 pm

Mind Socket wrote:However, why reinvent the wheel?
Mainly because things like less than 500ft is not aussie standard measurements but I can live with that. I have no idea how far it is though... divide by 3????

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Post by Mind Socket » 07 July 03 5:31 pm

True, but you could hack the generated HTML to have it say whatever you wanted. I'd be inclined to do that anyway since the formatting may not suit everyone's cache page layout.

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Post by hardunits » 07 July 03 6:43 pm

Mind Socket wrote:The secondary site is looking at implementing cache attributes at some point.
Can someone explain to me what is meant by "The Secondary Site"? Please? :D

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Post by Mind Socket » 07 July 03 6:47 pm

My apologies, it is an ideoism, that is, a term coined by Ideology. It refers to geocaching.com.

The primary site, of course is ideology.geocaching.com.au. ;)

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Post by Gunn Parker » 07 July 03 6:51 pm

hardunits wrote:
Mind Socket wrote:The secondary site is looking at implementing cache attributes at some point.
Can someone explain to me what is meant by "The Secondary Site"? Please? :D
I have often thought why is it called this, but was afraid to ask.
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Post by swampgecko » 07 July 03 7:44 pm

Just one of those nic-names that has stuck.... The thing is the boys George and George, and now the girl,Georgina,don't nessacrily log their finds on the secondary site until some time after the page for the appropiate cache has appeared on their website"The Primary Site"http://ideology.geocaching.com.au/

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On second thoughts

Post by Pesky! » 07 July 03 10:20 pm

thinking about this again, it is a feature that would probably go better hosted on geocaching.com.au for example. that way everyone getsto make use of it if they wish.

and Cachemonkey isnt written to assist with creating or loggin caches, so its not realy the place for it.

Ill still have a look at perhps creating the code for use on the "not the secondary " site

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Post by Mind Socket » 08 July 03 10:23 am

I'm still confused as to what this code will do? Generate HTML, maintain a database, search for certain attributes?

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Post by The Ginger Loon » 08 July 03 12:05 pm

From what I can see it generates HTML for inclusion into your cache pages so other cachers can have an at-glance overview of the attributes of that cache. The icons are stored at the parent site (in this instance in Texas) and are linked to via the html generated.

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