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GPSr
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Joined: 27 Sep 2004

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 17, 2005 6:06 pm    Post subject: Logged in to view cache locations? Reply with quote

I see TPTB added a new item to cache pages:

You must be logged in to
view the Location Information
for this Cache. It's free!

What's are they up to now, selling valid email addresses?
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pto
Geocacher


Joined: 18 Mar 2004

Posts: 136

PostPosted: Mon Oct 17, 2005 6:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I read about it on the gc.com forums http://forums.groundspeak.com/GC/index.php?showtopic=111467

Where Jeremy says
Quote:
That is one benefit, but it has also been designed to combat the increased scraping abuse that we've had on the web site.


uh-huh......[/i]
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s4xton
Past MnGCA Board


Joined: 23 Mar 2003

Posts: 1070

PostPosted: Mon Oct 17, 2005 6:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That is 100% a lie. What's to stop a potential scraper from making an account? Or 50 of them?

I hate liars, and I hate Jeremy because he's full of them.

-Aaron
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Pear Head
Past MnGCA President


Joined: 04 Apr 2004

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 17, 2005 6:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

pto wrote:
Where Jeremy says
Quote:
That is one benefit, but it has also been designed to combat the increased scraping abuse that we've had on the web site.


For clarification, Jeremy is responding to this:

Quote:
That's a good step in the right direction. It used to be anyone can look up a cache without any kind of account. It also gurantees that our local cache maggot has an account now. That's a start.


It may be a way to track people that steal caches (as opposed to having to make them members-only to see who looks at the page).

If you are a valid user, who cares if you view a cache page or not? It may cut down on the number of new people coming in as they may not go through the bother of creating a gc.com account before they hunt, so they won't hunt, so they'll miss out on the fun.
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