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Feedback: Any chance of increasing the number of characters allowed in the description field? You want the checkpoints to be in a place of interest but there is hardly enough room to convince anyone your checkpoint is worth visiting in only 2 sentences. Also, the ability to add a picture would be fantastic but we understand that takes away from the simplicity of the concept.
Well, before I started to work on GeoCheckpointing I made a research in a local geocaching community. I observed geocachers' behaviour and found out that:
1. Many people never read the listing. They only obtain the coordinates and look at the hint.
2. Most of that who read the listing read only a few sentences.
For this reason I decided to force the GeoCheckpoint founders to write the most important info about the GCP in a short description. However, I realize some people still would like to read longer descriptions and see some photos. I believe I have great solution for both.
One of many tasks on the to-do list expects to create something like GeoCheckpointing wiki. Every user will be able to add information about the place and/or upload photos. While some people like writing extensive descriptions, others do not like it. This system should ensure high quality wiki listings because those who like the writing can create listings for those who prefer to end up with 255 characters description.
Any chance of finding out who visited your checkpoint or at the very least be notified there was a visit to it?
Another to-do task is to create internal messaging system. This system should allow to contact GCP founder so the users will be able to say thanks or leave a feedback. There will be an email notification if you receive a message from another user.
Right now, there are no plans to show complete list of GCP visitors. However, when will be finished some high priority tasks I plan to make a research which should answer the question which features would like the GeoCheckpointing community to implement. Based on the research results, it may happen I will change my mind.
Would be nice to have the forums included on the main website rather than requiring a separate registration. You may also need a moderator, based on the above spam message.
The message above is not spam, it is an advertisement
However, volunteers who would become moderators are welcome. As the forum will grow some moderators will be needed.