The TerraCaching site as it stands today is not the easiest site to use. The maps are broken, and there are still slightly more than occasional glitches, especially when posting logs. But good news.. a new TC site is almost upon us!
I am not going to quote Christa's whole explanation update post here, but although it has seemed (and actually been in reality) a very long time in coming, it does feel now the new site is almost here.
If you have looked at TC before but been turned off by the dated look and feel, I would suggest right at this moment with its zero mapping functions, to not take another look just yet. But as soon as the new site has opened I will post here and let others know.
The logo I showed above is only seen at the top of the page of their store at the moment. It is not seen anywhere else on the old site yet. I haven't seen the new site. If it appears as fresh as the blog, and all major functions (like the maps) work, then I will be happy.
It's just a waiting game to see the finished result. But hopefully not a long wait now.
I have logged in to the new TC Community page for the first time today. It's looking good. Below are two videos available through there and their youtube account that show how the community page looks now, and a glimpse at the cache hunt page as it will be available to us soon.
IMO it's looking fresh. It could be the first serious site to give competition to groundspeak in the UK.
Cache Hunt page: (a bit slow on the photo load in test form, but doesn't it look gorgeous!?)
Looking good, I must admit I've only ever logged one Terracache, in Polperro, but I now have them all loaded into GSAK, just in case, there are not many/any in my area but look forward to finding a few more in the coming months/years :-)
Another question would be, if I, or someone else locally, held a TC event would anyone attend, join up to TC, and log it? I have attended a TC event, and hosted one, but both were run alongside GC.com events and so had good turn outs. I do think if they had been TC only events then the attendance would of been much lower.
As well as the above types of caches, there are others which I find fun, locationless challenge caches primarily. They are much like the deleted geocaching.com challenges, but implemented better. And in TC 3.0 there will be a new type 'cyber caches'.
I'm very willing in becoming an active finder and hider on the site
I think CC and CW events could be cross-listed from now on, and if we make it clear at the actual meet, basically spreading the word, perhaps this'll encourage people to sign up and log their first TC as the event, and I reckon the site will be good enough to attract them to keep Terracaching
walktall: how many letters?
Jul 22, 2014 11:24:24 GMT
Gackt: Haha, go for it That area won't be there much longer, until I put in place properly for the reason I am intending. But have fun till it's gone.
Jul 22, 2014 12:48:30 GMT
Gackt: Only 4 letters/numbers by the way
Jul 22, 2014 12:48:46 GMT
Griff Grof: I am so intrigued as to what you're planning
Jul 22, 2014 14:12:50 GMT
Storm: 6 Weeks of no school
Jul 22, 2014 16:51:37 GMT
Griff Grof: Yay! I've been off since June 13th though
Jul 22, 2014 17:08:39 GMT
Gackt: Make the most of it! Unless you're lucky to have a large secret stash of coin, in a couple of years you won't have such a long summer holiday
Jul 22, 2014 17:24:44 GMT
Gackt: Griff Grof, in short I wanted to see if I could use the forum's password protected areas as online logsheets for caches that wouldn't have a physical logsheet. Why might it not have a physical log sheet.. let your imagination run amok
Jul 22, 2014 17:27:14 GMT