View Full Version : Geocaching.com down



Sudonim
03-26-2006, 09:45 PM
Geocaching.com is down for maintenance on a Sunday night??? Sounds like all the weekend logs crashed the server. :(

Starzz
03-26-2006, 10:01 PM
I was on gc.com early this afternoon and it was VERY slow in loading and sometimes it timed out. :(

Beach Comber
03-26-2006, 10:05 PM
Boo hoo hoo - the whole drive home I was dreaming about all the things I was planning to say - awwwwwwwwww

Ye Olde Prospector
03-26-2006, 10:27 PM
I hate logging things on Sunday nites anyway. Nothing more frustrating than getting your whole entry typed then get a time out and have to start all over again, or just give up like I usually do. I type by Columbus method anyway- seek and find one letter at a time.

YOP

Haffy
03-26-2006, 11:05 PM
They are back online now but verrrrry slow.

LaughingTerry
03-26-2006, 11:43 PM
I hate logging things on Sunday nites anyway. Nothing more frustrating than getting your whole entry typed then get a time out and have to start all over again, or just give up like I usually do. I type by Columbus method anyway- seek and find one letter at a time.

YOP

When the site is acting up I highlight my text, right click, and copy before I hit the submit button. That way all I have to do is paste if i have to start over.:mad:

brdad
03-27-2006, 07:02 AM
I usually load all my cache pages in different tabs, write all my logs and submit all the pages at once. I wonder if that's why the site gets slow for everyone else?

tat
03-27-2006, 07:31 AM
I hate logging things on Sunday nites anyway. Nothing more frustrating than getting your whole entry typed then get a time out and have to start all over again, or just give up like I usually do. I type by Columbus method anyway- seek and find one letter at a time.

YOP

I know what you mean! Here's a statagey to try: Just before posting, select all of the text, press cntrl c, then hit the submit button. If the post does not go through, try again but press cntrl v in the log.

Edit: Ooops, LaughingTerry just said the same thing! Sorry for the double post.

WhereRWe?
03-27-2006, 07:55 AM
OK, it's decided. We make our log entries AS SOON AS POSSIBLE, except on
Sunday evenings! LOL!

:D :D :D

Ye Olde Prospector
03-27-2006, 09:30 AM
Thanks for the suggestions on copy and paste. But I'll be the first to admit I am not computer savvy. I never even mastered a typewriter. :) Not many of my friends even have a computer and a lot of them never even get hooked up to the internet. My oldest son (the computer guru) builds computer systems,does programming, etc. etc, but is useless on explaining how to do anything, (simple as he calls it) on the computer. In fact he built my whole system and will troubleshoot any problems I encounter, but thats about it.Hard for an old dog to learn new tricks but I try anyhow. Thanks again.

Cliff

Sudonim
04-01-2006, 04:09 PM
Service unavailable...must be the weekend :(

Haffy
04-01-2006, 05:32 PM
They are definately having some really bad servor problems. I think they have just gotten too big too fast and can't keep up with it all. They keep adding new features for premium members but in my opinion they can keep the extra features for a while and try to upgrade the servors so everyone can log when they want.And it's not just the weekends anymore that you get servor busy errors all the time.

attroll
04-01-2006, 08:09 PM
I can not even imagine what they go through with there servers. I have a hard enough time with two sites and about 9,000 users. I can not imagine the total number they have for users.

becket
04-01-2006, 09:08 PM
i was getting server down messages on tuesday, wednesday and thursday it's no longer just a weekend problem

brdad
04-02-2006, 07:27 AM
I can not even imagine what they go through with there servers. I have a hard enough time with two sites and about 9,000 users. I can not imagine the total number they have for users.

As of today, there are 250412 active caches in 221 countries.
In the last 7 days, there have been 181179 new logs written by 28385 account holders. Mind you, that is 28385 account holders who have logged caches in the last 7 days, not the total number of members. And again, the forums use different servers than the web site.

WhereRWe?
04-02-2006, 08:31 AM
As of today, there are 250412 active caches in 221 countries.


Interestingly, there are 191 member countries in the UN, and the US State Department recognizes 192 different countries (http://geography.about.com/cs/countries/a/numbercountries.htm).

Lets assume that there are AT LEAST a couple of countries that do not have caches in them. Who was included and who was left out? LOL! :p :p

brdad
04-02-2006, 09:32 AM
Interestingly, there are 191 member countries in the UN, and the US State Department recognizes 192 different countries (http://geography.about.com/cs/countries/a/numbercountries.htm).

Lets assume that there are AT LEAST a couple of countries that do not have caches in them. Who was included and who was left out? LOL! :p :p

Hey, I just cut and paste from gc.com... :D

Actually your post sparked some interest in me, so I looked it up. Not sure where you got your information, but I read an interesting short article on About.com (http://geography.about.com/cs/countries/a/numbercountries.htm). Pretty interesting. I was surprised Greenland was not a country and investigated that further and discovered that it was colonozed by Denmark and is still partially govenred by the Danish.

I am guessing gc.com recognizes nearly any seperate area as a country.

jeepingirl2
04-03-2006, 07:42 PM
My dream for logging cache finds:

I use my pocketpc with my BT GPS, so when I'm at a cache site, I log notes right into the software program, Beeline. Problem is when I come back home I have to write my notes again onto gp.com. My dream is to have the information zip from my pocketpc to the gp.com website via activesync or avantgo or something like that. . . I will not hold my breath.

Haffy
04-03-2006, 09:17 PM
I'm not positive but I think if you export your notes to GSAk you can then export them to GC.com from there.

Slate
04-04-2006, 08:38 AM
My dream for logging cache finds:

I use my pocketpc with my BT GPS, so when I'm at a cache site, I log notes right into the software program, Beeline. Problem is when I come back home I have to write my notes again onto gp.com. My dream is to have the information zip from my pocketpc to the gp.com website via activesync or avantgo or something like that. . . I will not hold my breath.

Check out a Pocket PC program called GPX Sonar. It's what we use for paperless caching. We write most of our logs in GPX Sonar while we are out on the trail and then once we get home we export the report for the caches we have found. From there we just sync the Pocket PC and with the help of GSAK it is a simple cut and paste to log all of our finds. Usually it only takes a few of minutes to log a large number of finds.