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: I'll be deleting their find if I get no response.
Apr 16, 2015 9:17:00 GMT
walktall: What's this 6! notifications when I logged on this morning
Apr 16, 2015 9:18:00 GMT
pigdogboyandgirls: loads published last night. Got a couple and one of the ones that I thought I'd save for today was got first by a Dutch guy!
Apr 17, 2015 7:51:32 GMT
walktall: Don't need any FTF's till Sunday, one will just do
Apr 17, 2015 8:19:33 GMT
walktall: O, think I've upset the CO of Downton Treasure Hunt, got a snot-o-gram email I'm still willing to help the CO as I like the idea of the cache now I've got my head round it
Apr 17, 2015 21:14:47 GMT
walktall: Just got a reply back from my email reply and they've cooled off now
Apr 17, 2015 21:17:49 GMT
Gackt: Sorry to hear about your troubles for pointing out cache hiding rules.
Apr 18, 2015 9:13:21 GMT
Gackt: I see sparklepig have found that cache. Maybe they can confirm if it was hidden where you think it is supposed to be?
Apr 18, 2015 9:14:38 GMT
pigdogboyandgirls: It is indeed in the stone wall, well the fallen down section under stones. If I remember rightly it was a take away style pot and not much cop
Apr 18, 2015 12:56:44 GMT
walktall: That's what I gather from the CO on their 2nd email after they had cooled down, in the fallen down bit not 30 paces from the "treasure gateposts", where you can see, odd stones have been moved. I was disappointed, far better places.
Apr 18, 2015 18:04:59 GMT
walktall: The one on the 22nd April looks good
Apr 25, 2015 13:47:56 GMT
Gackt: The link I posted is just a blank screen now, guess cams a bit dicky. Been looking for holiday places, but I think that might a bit far for rest of family.
Apr 26, 2015 7:17:11 GMT
walktall: I will soon be going to Shetland, perhaps not this year. The picture is stuck on a shot in the dark from this morning, you can see the outline of the hills.
Apr 26, 2015 9:00:57 GMT
walktall: It seems on an Oregon 650, if the cache is more than 110 miles away, it isn't listed in the list of geocaches on the unit, even though it is in the GPX folder Move and suddenly caches appear in the list (if within 110 miles of the unit)
Apr 26, 2015 13:10:12 GMT
Gackt: Would love to go to Shetland, but we're looking more the other direction now, Lands End way.
Apr 26, 2015 18:54:01 GMT
Gackt: My old Garmin eMap is similar in that that it will only list caches I have input into it that are within a certain mileage range.
Apr 26, 2015 18:55:58 GMT
walktall: I hadn't come across it before with my old GPS and trying to check opensource maps I had loaded, covered the area I wanted, I found the caches weren't there.
Apr 26, 2015 20:53:18 GMT
walktall: We're off to St Just for a week in June
Apr 26, 2015 20:54:30 GMT