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 got Cape View at Cape Cornwall yesterday, which has 60 FP's
Jun 22, 2015 9:46:42 GMT
Gackt: Welcome to the forum Cash
Jul 1, 2015 4:51:36 GMT
pippingreen: Gackt, I would,like to send you a personal message but can't understand how to do this on the site (sorry) It concerns setting up a Geocaching group for the U3A of Cirencester and I need your input. Could you cintact me?
Jul 3, 2015 7:05:00 GMT
Gackt: Have sent a pm with my email addresses in
Jul 3, 2015 12:14:34 GMT
Griff Grof: A fourth (inc. FB) local caching group?
Jul 4, 2015 10:00:30 GMT
walktall: What's happening with GS new cache alerts? I found some caches today (FTF's) about 4 hours before I finally got the alert
Jul 5, 2015 15:15:00 GMT
mashcast: Well done on the FTFs!:-)
Jul 5, 2015 19:52:12 GMT
Gackt: I haven't had any new notifications today! Well done on the FTFs
Jul 5, 2015 20:57:26 GMT
higster: Been away far to long, (computer failure) re-installed
Jul 6, 2015 14:19:32 GMT
Gackt: Don't think I could last many minutes without my PC higster, glad you're up and running.
Jul 7, 2015 18:35:33 GMT
higster: Thanks Gackt very pleased to be back, only so much you can do on a ipad/phone
Jul 7, 2015 18:57:45 GMT
Pir8sOld&New: 22 Days of no use, think I need to change this.
Jul 29, 2015 20:25:03 GMT
Pir8sOld&New: Right, First new cache for the 13th Sept now made and ready to be placed and submit to Reviewer. I didn't need to use the chainsaw on this one, but I have got sour hands from the 2 hours of making it!
Jul 29, 2015 20:26:21 GMT
Pir8sOld&New: Decided, to make these new caches a little different to normal ones.
Jul 30, 2015 7:49:22 GMT
Gackt: Well done, thank you for doing this. Am a bit quiet on here at the moment because of work. By end of tomorrow I should be back in action again, at least for a few days.
Jul 30, 2015 18:44:15 GMT
Pir8sOld&New: No worries Gackt. Worked on another this evening, got superglue all down my fingers, thank goodness I know how to remove the stuff without too many problems.
Jul 30, 2015 21:33:22 GMT
Pir8sOld&New: Removing expanding foam is trickier! I've been working on three caches today, one's set and now ready for the resin and spray, another I'm trying to think how I'm going to disguise it.
Aug 3, 2015 19:12:29 GMT