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: no silly, we are talking FTF's but I think you knew that
Jan 19, 2016 9:00:21 GMT
pigdogboyandgirls: Ah Ok. No I actually thought you'd cleared out a 40 mile radius!! Struggling with my 10 mile atm
Jan 19, 2016 11:33:29 GMT
walktall: I had a new cache within my 10 mile clear radius, Northleach CM but did that today
Jan 19, 2016 20:25:03 GMT
Pir8sOld&New: Bring on hospital tomorrow. Just been to dentist and had wisdom tooth out, and maybe, just maybe I will get to go caching again.. Probably after the tax return.
Jan 21, 2016 11:51:32 GMT
walktall: Good luck, there's always a warm friendly light at the end of the tunnel
Jan 21, 2016 11:58:01 GMT
Pir8sOld&New: Yes and it's normally someone walking towards you with a torch and a stake of work for you.. That's all I'm doing, work for the old man that isn't paying. And I have less than 10 days to submit my tax return. I haven't even started it yet.
Jan 21, 2016 22:33:03 GMT
Griff Grof: Just in case any of you are wondering why you can't access CacheWalker, in CreateAForum's words "ALL Sites down. legal Issue with hosting company no ETA." - hopefully it'll be back soon!
Jan 22, 2016 8:23:49 GMT
walktall: I noticed last night and checked with http://www.downforeveryoneorjustme.com/ just in case it was me and it report it was down
Jan 22, 2016 9:33:45 GMT
Griff Grof: Create a forum say it will be 3-5 days before everything will be back and there will be data lost, any changes to styles and pictures/attachments since 30th Dec for certain, anything else possible. They say it will cost them tens of thousands
Jan 22, 2016 16:02:51 GMT
walktall: I see there is a message now from Create a Forum "Forums offline ETA 24 to 48 hours for most forums. You can refer to thread here for updates"
Jan 23, 2016 10:28:14 GMT
Griff Grof: Yes, glad they put a message up! Some people on the FB comments have just said their sites are back up - ours isn't yet. Hopefully it will be back soon
Jan 23, 2016 19:10:54 GMT
Gackt: I see CW is back up
Jan 24, 2016 0:11:54 GMT
Griff Grof: Yes - although its CSS Style has been wiped, hoping it gets restored as part of the backup which they say is still uploading!
Jan 24, 2016 6:47:51 GMT