Talk:Earliest geohasher achievement

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Perhaps I'm being dense, but are you required to arrive before 4pm? What do you mean about arriving before midnight? You mean on the previous day? Juventas 04:34, 28 August 2008 (UTC)

That's right, the previous day. For example, it is the 22nd of the month and you have the coordinates for a geohash on the 23rd. (Maybe it's Friday, maybe you're in Asia.) You want to make sure you are the first. If you show up at 11:30 pm on the 22nd, plant a flag and leave, you do not score First Geohasher. If you show up at 11:30pm on the 22nd, and wait, and more people turn up at 11:59 pm then you're all there before midnight and no one scores First Geohasher. If you show up at 11:30 pm on the 22nd, and wait until more people show up at 12:01 on the 23rd, then you were there before them on the correct day, and so you score First Geohasher. Or, more likely, you turn up at 3:15 pm on the 23rd and there's no evidence of anyone else until 4:06 pm and you welcome them to the geohash and score first geohasher.

It's not a very difficult award to get in most graticules. I personally have decided that I don't score it until I see someone arrive after me, so I don't think "only" geohasher qualified. YMMV. -Robyn 04:59, 28 August 2008 (UTC)

Hey Robyn! I'm always hesitant to edit someone else's page, but perhaps we should re-word this one? I also like your idea of limiting it to meetups involving more than one party. Not that it helps me since there's no other hashers up here but me! Juventas 08:03, 28 August 2008 (UTC)

I agree with you two here. Also, I don't find it particularly desirable to achieve, unless you're living in a graticule where you usually meet with 10+ people. -- Relet 11:33, 28 August 2008 (UTC)
Oh it's not my page, it's a wiki page. I don't think I created it in the first place. I believe it was initially intended to be what is now the Virgin Graticule award, and it just kind of mutated into what it is now. Be creative, require the first person to stay and greet the next people, to have treats, whatever you can think of. Maybe include a note that "from Xdate to Ydate this award was for the first person to arrive regardless of whether others showed up, so some holders of the award qualified on that basis" blah blah blah. -Robyn 14:09, 28 August 2008 (UTC)
Yeah, I think we've got consensus here; as long as I'm in a monogamous relationship with my graticule, I'm SOL on this one. (I just came to suggest that, but I'm preceded.) So I'll try to scare something up on the page. Benson 00:34, 12 September 2008 (UTC)
I like it! Especially the part about blizzards and volcanoes. -Robyn 03:17, 12 September 2008 (UTC)

[edit] Naming confusion

In line with the Naming conventions, this page should probably be moved to "First geohasher achievement". But I notice the template and category are named "Earliest geohasher" -- it would be good to call everything by the same name, I think. So which? First or earliest? -- Benjw 20:24, 21 April 2009 (UTC)

"Earliest" probably reduces confusion with Virgin. -Robyn 20:28, 21 April 2009 (UTC)

Agreed. Also, it was probably not renamed if it lacks categories. -- relet 20:39, 21 April 2009 (UTC)
That would be my preference, too. I'll move it over if nobody's made any serious objections in the next few days. -- Benjw 21:09, 21 April 2009 (UTC)