Select Boat, Climbing, Underground, Diving and/or Misc, choose county (or All), and click Select.
The main cache listing table will show the caches that meet your selection criteria. It may not be immediately obvious, but there is a scroll bar
on the right hand side of the page for each table displayed.
The cache name is in the first column. If you click on the name it should open
the cache page in a separate tab. If you click anywhere else on a row, that cache becomes the "current" cache. When a cache
becomes "current", any comments and ratings for that cache are shown below the main cache table. It is necessary to make a cache
current before you can enter or edit a comment or rating, or display a map.
The column showing the owner of the cache is updated every week or so, and may contain some blanks, especially if the cache has only
recently been set. The cache types are shown as C,U,B,D and M for Climbing, Underground, Boat, Diving and Misc. A cache may be in more than one category.
The rating column is the rating for "extremeness" (1-10), averaged from the ratings supplied, or "-" if there are not yet any ratings for this cache.
If you have entered a location in the lat/long box before clicking Select, the table will also show the direct distance in Km
from that location to the cache.
You can sort on any column by clicking on the header (and in reverse order by clicking the same one again).
When you click on Select, your selection parameters are saved locally and restored next time you start up. You user name and password are
stored ONLY if you check the relevant box.
Add a new cache, comment or rating using the Add buttons, or edit existing data using the Edit button. You can edit only those caches, comments and
ratings you have entered yourself.
The User name and password at the top of the page are required. Please use your caching name but NOT your normal caching password.
The name is not case sensitive, the password is. This is not intended to be high security - if you choose to store the password
it is stored in clear on your computer when you press the Select button. If anyone has a real problem with this I'll look at
it again, but I think there are more important things to do first.
This server for this page is an ancient notebook, sitting on the end of my ADSL line. As well as my internet browsing, it is
running my mail server, half a dozen different web sites and a few interactive caches, but it is possible this might put more
strain on it than most of the other apps. If you lose pages or find it unworkably slow, please let me know.
Suggestions on what else we need to show should be discussed on Facebook.
I think we should have a list of approximately what each "extreme rating" means for each type of activity. This is not a competition to see who
can set the highest rated caches, it is intended to be a means for someone to evaluate the difficulty compared to their own ability,
and a measure of consistency will assist this.
It has also been suggested that we have an "equipment" column or similar, but the existing comments may suffice for that.
There are several things about the user interface that I'd prefer worked better. For example, any additions or edits are not shown
until you refresh the data. I hope to do something about some of them, others may be tricky.