Talk:GeoSquishy

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[edit] Substitute Squishies?

The Cincinnati area is completely bereft of 7-Elevens, opting instead for United Dairy Farmers. Must the squishy in question be a Slurpee-branded squishee? -- Scottkuma 15:39, 4 June 2008 (UTC)

I don't get this...is this for real? Why did it have to turn into a product placement thing? Down with the man! Daniel 02:00, 5 June 2008 (UTC)

In the absense of 7-Elevens I dont see why some other type of squishy couldnt be substituted, as long as consistency was maintained. 7-Eleven was only chosen because that is our regular squishy haunt and they're located around the world, not just limited to Australia. How about I add a section to the page where people can add substute locations for graticules without 7-Elevens? Ubethatway 13:30, 5 June 2008 (AEST)

It's not meant to be about product placement. We simply make regular squishy runs and decided it would be fun to incorporate them into any geohashing attempts. In order to make it some kind of challenge we decided to restict squishy locations by proximity and vendor. 7-Eleven was only chosen because that is our preferred squishy vendor by personal preference (opening time and taste) and because they're not nation-specific. Clearly, to accomodate all graticules the vendor needs to be more flexible by graticule. The page has been updated to accomodate this and so as not to appear so "pro 7-Eleven". Ubethatway 17:10, 5 June 2008 (AEST)

I assume that ICEE brand would be an acceptable substitute frozen carbonated beverage, but would a Taco Bell Frutista Freeze? It's a strawberry or mango flavored frozen carbonated beverage (not a smoothie or anything like that) topped with strawberry topping.--Ahecht 18:58, 7 June 2008 (UTC)

What about a Dunkin Donuts Coolatta? -- Jevanyn 20:51, 15 October 2009 (UTC)
I assume a Frutista Freeze counts, as it's a frozen carbonated beverage, as fitting the achievement description. Less sure about the Coolatta. --Haberdasher 21:00, 18 March 2012 (CST)

[edit] gratuituous achievement?

there was talk on #geohashing yesterday regarding this achievement as being pretty gratuituous (esp with the large sub-achievements), and discussion of replacing it with usage of the Gratuitous ribbon achievement. I for one support this move. Discussion? --Nemo 11:29, 21 May 2009 (UTC)

I support leaving it alone for historical reasons, maybe adding a note to that effect so people know nothing that silly is going to get added anymore. I actually find it an interesting challenge. -Robyn 13:36, 21 May 2009 (UTC)
I'm among those supporting deprecation. A number of reasons: It seems pretty random to choose just those. The whole thing looks somehow mostly like advertising. The subachievements are just too many. The beverages are only available in a number of countries, and in some of them very rare. --Ekorren 20:37, 21 May 2009 (UTC)
I support deprecation. Squishies are quasi nonextant in many countries, making it overly unbalanced. -- relet 20:59, 21 May 2009 (UTC)
I had assumed carbonated slush beverages were available pretty much everywhere ice and Coca Cola were. As it seems not, then I support removing it from the list of achievements, but I'd very much like to keep the page describing all the types of slushies, so points collectors can continue to enjoy it. I would have been fine with keeping all the achievements that have proved popular from those that were created during that first enthusiastic week on the wiki, and think there should be a bias towards keeping those even if they wouldn't pass muster today. -Robyn 18:19, 23 May 2009 (UTC)
I support deprecation since I judge this achievement as mind-blowingly retarded, but that's probably just a very non-US point of view. I also support keeping the old pages listed for reasons of "historical correctness". Rincewind (talk)

[edit] Definitions

Can someone clue me in to what "rolling ad sign" means? I'm not familiar with the terminology used. Cordelya 00:29, 27 April 2010 (UTC)

Me neither --Anniepoo 21:29, 15 October 2011 (EDT)

I think it refers to a sign where the message is on a scroll of plastic inside a frame, and different parts can be displayed at different times. Some of these are automated to rotate between a few frames every couple of minutes, while others have to be scrolled manually. Often they're backlit, and the scroll is translucent plastic. I've seen some McDonalds drive-thrus use these, so that the two menus (breakfast and non-breakfast) are stored in the signboard, and when the kitchen changes over, they shift the signs.
The signifigance a rolling ad sign on the achievement is lost to current and future generations. -- Jevanyn 13:02, 17 October 2011 (EDT)