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: *looks at the tree branches blowing around outside right now*
Jan 10, 2015 9:06:44 GMT
tarmacjohn: Well having got up with the best intentions I decided that I am getting old and sitting by the heater in the conservatory doing a bit of studying was a better option. BUT, I may need a break in a bit
Jan 10, 2015 9:29:05 GMT
walktall: I've just got from shopping in Gloucester + 2 cache finds
Jan 10, 2015 13:35:13 GMT
Pir8sOld&New: Weather is getting crap out here, I'm thinking UK might be better.. That I need to steal some Sun and bring it back with me.
Jan 10, 2015 13:36:52 GMT
walktall: got sun already thanks
Jan 10, 2015 13:55:04 GMT
sly2: Anyone know The Georgians? They signed my TB Hotel logbook on 4/1/15 and took my SuperBike TB but haven't logged the find or the TB. I haven't been able to trace them on www.geocaching so wondered if anyone knew of them so I can get in touch.
Jan 11, 2015 11:52:22 GMT
walktall: can't find a cacher with that name on GC.com. Have you tried to work out who they are? On the hopeful side, 4 Jan isn't that long, so lets hope they log it
Jan 11, 2015 12:09:11 GMT
pippingreen: Hi everyone. We are new to the area and are looking forward to meeting some of you soon. Just thought you may be interested in a book I am reading (on my Kindle) called 'Five" by Ursula Archer- a geocaching murder mystery. Fun to read!
Jan 12, 2015 18:50:20 GMT
walktall: We have a bi-monthly Event, the 1st was just yesterday, so hope to see you at the next. Details will be posted here on the forum
Jan 12, 2015 23:42:37 GMT
Griff Grof: There's also another local event on Feb 15th which most of us will be going to, GC5JVN7
Jan 13, 2015 7:53:05 GMT
walktall: The one on the 15th Feb is a lovely pub in Snowshill and we'll have the skittle alley to ourselves
Jan 13, 2015 10:28:58 GMT
pippingreen: Thanks for letting me know. We will try to make this. Where do I find the "sign up" for this? Under Events?
Jan 14, 2015 14:48:52 GMT
walktall: Skittles Event on the 15th Feb, click on this link CacheWalker STRIKES again!. The next Cotswold Caching Event on the 8th March has not been written yet but will be publicised here
Jan 14, 2015 20:26:18 GMT
Gackt: Had a terrible nightmare last night where I got lost forever underneath the Wiltshire countryside.. don't know what the reason for that was
Jan 25, 2015 7:13:39 GMT
Pir8sOld&New: Enjoying the noisy owls outside. Sounds like a youngster has landed in the garden
Jan 27, 2015 4:42:18 GMT
walktall: Is anyone else having problems with this forum? It is very slow moving from one thread to another, sometimes I just get the egg timer and have to force a stop and refresh. Other sites are OK.
Jan 27, 2015 10:57:43 GMT
Gackt: Does seem a bit slow today to me this lunch time. If still like it tonight I will check proboards' status site and report if needed.
Jan 27, 2015 13:58:55 GMT