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
Pir8sOld&New: Nothing like finding a cache that hasn't been found in 1 year, 5 months and 17 days.. That's a whole 535 days unfound.. until now!
Oct 28, 2014 17:22:11 GMT
tsiolkovsky: Arrrgh know what I want to say, not how to :-( Smartphone placed caches seem to be inherently slightly more inaccurate... is the closest I can come. Terrible generalization I know.
Oct 28, 2014 17:44:59 GMT
tsiolkovsky: Yes! Finally solved - The Salisbury Skyscraper (http://coord.info/GC39NXK ) only taken me 30+ hours!
Oct 28, 2014 19:59:47 GMT
Pir8sOld&New: If only I was going near Wroughton tomorrow.. Got my tools out the cupboard.
Oct 28, 2014 21:14:56 GMT
Gackt: Belated happy birthdays.
Nov 5, 2014 7:33:38 GMT
Gackt: Had that pained feeling last night you get by driving past 2 easy to do caches but not having a second spare to stop and find them
Nov 5, 2014 7:36:17 GMT
pippingreen: Hi everyone, we have now bought a house and are back and forth until mid December when we are there permanently. We managed to do one cache last weekend. It gets dark so early now and we almost gave ? but found it (I did yeah!!!!). Hope to meet up soon.
Nov 6, 2014 8:32:50 GMT
walktall: My last trip to the Gower, now the caravan is about to be demolished but finally got onto Worms Head and as a bonus, there's an Earth cache now on it Spotted something rather odd off Worms Head (CW forum has a picture!)
Nov 6, 2014 10:52:22 GMT
Pir8sOld&New: I must get the new filters and gasket, working on a new bike.
Nov 10, 2014 11:02:11 GMT
walktall: so, going for two wheels rather than four
Nov 11, 2014 0:38:36 GMT
Pir8sOld&New: Actually I'll officially be 4 wheeled, but the two will be my quick run around. Plus cache ready! Although I have been offered a quad, which would be easier but too big for some spots.
Nov 11, 2014 9:12:27 GMT