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
Gackt: Been a busy busy week. Haven't found a cache since event last weekend
Mar 14, 2015 7:58:57 GMT
Gackt: http://microad.ventures Wow, there is a lot of money to be made from what we just do for fun
Mar 14, 2015 8:40:50 GMT
walktall: Think the video could have been better - climbing over a field gate, were they not on a footpath then? Having an open fire after collecting wood. I was trying to guess where it was filmed, my first guess would be the hills south east of Swindon
Mar 14, 2015 14:12:01 GMT
tarmacjohn: Looks like Scouting for adults
Mar 14, 2015 14:29:15 GMT
pigdogboyandgirls: Looks like Bincknoll Castle. used to camp there a bit, and pick mushrooms nearby......
Mar 14, 2015 20:38:43 GMT
pigdogboyandgirls: OMG Ciren has a Home bargains! my mum will be in heaven!
Mar 15, 2015 9:13:23 GMT
gaz_zippy: Noticed this on the GC.Com forums: http://forums.groundspeak.com/GC/index.php?s=afa6c498b3b7a60468938ffcba523808&showtopic=330377
Mar 16, 2015 19:55:46 GMT
gaz_zippy: CO has some very old caches, not sure if anyone is interested in adoption of any of them?
Mar 16, 2015 19:56:27 GMT
walktall: thehoomer has archived a lot of caches, I checked the older ones still active and didn't see a note "have posted notes on the ones up for grabs"
Mar 17, 2015 0:05:14 GMT
walktall: now left a reply on the forum to see what caches are up for grabs
Mar 17, 2015 0:17:07 GMT
walktall: message back from thehoomer "The 13 caches which were available have now kindly been adopted"
Mar 17, 2015 10:28:37 GMT
gaz_zippy: Good news, looks like the oldies are safe too :-)
Mar 17, 2015 20:41:28 GMT
walktall: AuroraWatch UK red alert, 2015-03-17 20:53:01UT. It is likely that aurora will be visible from everywhere in the UK. To monitor current activity see http://aurorawatch.lancs.ac.uk
Mar 17, 2015 21:18:20 GMT
walktall: Went out but didn't spot it, found some other people out trying to spot as well but the fog had started to build
Mar 18, 2015 12:12:46 GMT
Gackt: I looked out briefly but didn't see anything. I was too shattered yesterday to stay up too late looking unfortunately.
Mar 18, 2015 13:06:05 GMT
Gackt: Next #UKGeocachingHour tonight at 8pm
Mar 24, 2015 8:26:43 GMT
Gackt: Hope everyone survived the wind last night
Mar 31, 2015 12:37:07 GMT