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Sark country is not assigned to Europe

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Hi,

as it happens we found a "new" European country - Sark - on geocaching.com web site. At Project-GC it is included as country in the list for Top Finders. In the Profile stats it is included in the World map (btw w/o flag), but it is missing in Europe map and possibly also in the list of 54 Europe countries. Findings in Sark are not included in the Guernsey ones (what is correct). I tested it on the "spuzva" profile.

Could it be possible to add Sark as 55th European country?

Thanks

Ivan
asked Jun 25 in Bug reports by ivans (150 points)
Interesting that Sark is now regarded as a separate country, but Alderney, which is larger, is still regarded as part of Guernsey. It means I'll have to update my British Isles PQs to include Sark.
I raised this on the Geocaching.com forum, and was pointed to this discussion: https://forums.geocaching.com/GC/index.php?/topic/348956-release-notes-website-region-names-july-2-2018/

1 Answer

+2 votes
Interesting with "new" countries. :)

We have added Sark to our list of European countries in our development environment now, expect it to go live during the week. We wouldn't be surprised if there are more countries that we are missing nowadays.
answered Jun 26 by magma1447 (Admin) (208,130 points)
Hi magma1447, many thanks for so prompt response.

May be it is a stupid idea, I wrote a code 25 years ago ;-) But, an addition of "new" country could be triggered by a log containing country missing in the P-GC list. It could generate a warning for Admin to add it (preferably for verification) or addition could be automatic (possibly).

By comparison of  source code of Pocket Query page on GC website with the Top finders page on P-GC I found the following exotic differences, i.e. missing on P-GC (in brackets is number of caches in the country):

Burundi (3), Central African Republic (8), Cocos (Keeling) Islands (0), Eritrea (1), Guinea (1), Heard Island and McDonald Islands (0), Nauru (0), Netherlands Antilles (0), Solomon Island (5), South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands (5), Syria (10), Tokelau (2), Tuvalu (2), and Western Sahara (3).

Greetings from Prague
Ivan
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