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[Resolved] GC8REHH - Cachetypen Treppchen international
May 24, 2020 06:11PM
Hello, we are looking for a checker that contains the following:

Cachefounds in minimum 10 countries, 1 country with one cachetype, another with two.... up to 10 (all cachetpes are allowed.

THANKS!
Re: GC8REHH - Cachetypen Treppchen international
May 24, 2020 06:15PM
Here's a checker for you:

https://project-gc.com/Challenges/GC8REHH/51613

Please test and let us know if it's suitable.
Re: GC8REHH - Cachetypen Treppchen international
June 24, 2020 05:20PM
Hello again,
just „real/official“ countries shoult count, but we have seen that „Aland Islands“, „ Jersey“ or „Guernsey„ in the fullfill-lists. Please can you change that.

Thanks.
Re: GC8REHH - Cachetypen Treppchen international
May 24, 2020 06:25PM
perfect!!

Thank you very much!!
>:D<
Re: GC8REHH - Cachetypen Treppchen international
June 25, 2020 12:41PM
Hello again,
just „real/official“ countries shoult count, but we have seen that „Aland Islands“, „ Jersey“ or „Guernsey„ in the fullfill-lists. Please can you change that.

Thanks.
Re: GC8REHH - Cachetypen Treppchen international
June 25, 2020 05:40PM
@pieterix - can you look into this
Re: GC8REHH - Cachetypen Treppchen international
June 25, 2020 05:48PM
How do you define "real/official" countries? The script is finding everything that is deemed a country on Project-GC. I could easily extend it to exclude some countries though. I just need a list of what to exclude (or what to include).
Re: GC8REHH - Cachetypen Treppchen international
June 25, 2020 06:10PM
Either way, here's an updated checker with the 3 listed countries excluded (and it can be extended further once I have a list of countries to either be included or excluded):

https://project-gc.com/Challenges/GC8REHH/52435

Please update your cache listing to use this new checker so I can disable the old checker (I can't edit the code on the old script).
Re: GC8REHH - Cachetypen Treppchen international
June 25, 2020 06:40PM
Thats great.

This is the list of countries we wouldt like to remove:
Spitzbergen (engl. Svalbard)
Jan Mayen
Schafsinseln (Färöer-Inseln)
Guernsey
Jersey
Gibraltar
Akrotiri
Aland
Dekelia
Isle of Man

Thanks.
Re: GC8REHH - Cachetypen Treppchen international
June 25, 2020 06:59PM
I've found and excluded (new checker already adjusted):

"Aland Islands",
"Faroe Islands",
"Gibraltar",
"Guernsey",
"Isle of Man",
"Jersey",
"Svalbard and Jan Mayen Islands"

Please give me caching handles of people who have found caches in Akrotiri and Dekelia so I can get the correct spelling of those "countries"?
Re: GC8REHH - Cachetypen Treppchen international
June 25, 2020 07:07PM
That's fine - these countries are military areas - so we guess it should be fine like it is.. Thanks!

We updatet the geocache so it would be nice if you could disable the old checker.

Thanks!
Re: GC8REHH - Cachetypen Treppchen international
June 25, 2020 07:10PM
Great. Old checker removed.
Re: GC8REHH - Cachetypen Treppchen international
June 26, 2020 08:02PM
Hello, we’re sorry but we need your help again
Now the the countries are deleted, but they are still part of an country, so please count the regions in the following kind if possible:

"Aland Islands", to Finland
„Faroe Islands“ to Denmark
"Gibraltar", to United Kingdom
"Guernsey“ to United Kingdom
"Isle of Man“ United Kingdom
"Jersey", United Kingdom
"Svalbard and Jan Mayen Islands" Norway

Thank you!
Re: GC8REHH - Cachetypen Treppchen international
June 26, 2020 08:13PM
Excluding (or including) a country is one thing and normally quite simple. But mapping one country to another country will not be easy to do. Code will have to be changed/added to various scripts maintained by different script authors, once we understand what it is you're trying to accomplish. It appears you want to map those countries to be regions in other countries?
Re: GC8REHH - Cachetypen Treppchen international
June 26, 2020 08:35PM
Just to make it more difficult.
Why do take the UK oversees area's partly out but what about the French, Dutch and Portuguese overseas area's.
What about Greenland, Puerto Rico, Hong Kong, Macao etc

I think you make this to difficult without a good description what is a country.
There are 195 countries in the world today but geocaching has 251 countries at the moment
Re: GC8REHH - Cachetypen Treppchen international
June 26, 2020 08:23PM
Yes, that‘s it.
These areas are no countries - they are a part of the named countries and it would be great if they could count to them and not on their own.
Re: GC8REHH - Cachetypen Treppchen international
June 26, 2020 08:41PM
That means 56 geocaching area's have to be identified and moved to their parent countries.

I forgot to mention earlier the US overseas area's
Re: GC8REHH - Cachetypen Treppchen international
June 26, 2020 08:56PM
We are not sure how hard it is to do this... It isn’t worth to spent a lot of your time on doing this.
In our view these areas are no countries, just parts of a other one.

If there is an „quick“ way to solve the problem it would be really nice - if you spend hours and hours we think it will work like it is.
Re: GC8REHH - Cachetypen Treppchen international
June 26, 2020 09:09PM
You mean take the 56 area's out.?
What about Antartica and the various parts that belong to different countries
What about Sark which is not on your list, you make it to difficult for cachers what is and isn't included.

And the next question is, will reviewers accept this
Re: GC8REHH - Cachetypen Treppchen international
June 26, 2020 09:20PM
Yes, that’s probably true...
We are looking for a solution and think the best way is to exclude no area - even if they are no countries as we know them..

So could you please add these countries to the list again..
„Aland Islands"
„Faroe Islands“
"Gibraltar"
"Guernsey“
"Isle of Man“
"Jersey"
"Svalbard and Jan Mayen Islands"

We have a few more challenges submitted - there is the same problem.
I guess we will ask you to undo the yesterday’s work too - SORRY for that!!
Re: GC8REHH - Cachetypen Treppchen international
June 26, 2020 09:22PM
Exclusion removed.
Re: GC8REHH - Cachetypen Treppchen international
June 26, 2020 09:25PM
We are looking for a solution and think the best way is to exclude no area - even if they are no countries as we no them...
So could you please add these countries to the list again..
„Aland Islands"
„Faroe Islands“
"Gibraltar"
"Guernsey“
"Isle of Man“
"Jersey"
"Svalbard and Jan Mayen Islands"

We have a few more challenges submitted - there is the same problem.
I guess we will ask you to undo the yesterday’s work too - SORRY for that!!
Re: GC8REHH - Cachetypen Treppchen international
June 26, 2020 09:20PM
The requested changes are beginning to encroach on rule 4 (verifiable through information on Geocaching.com) and rule 5 (challenge requirements should be simple, and easy to explain, follow and document).
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