Talk:Hall of amazingness

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I don't really like the table idea. There doesn't seem to be much point in hiding the actual link to the expedition. A non-geohasher would likely click the "when" or "where" link first and be confused. Reverting for now, but discuss amongst yourselves. Brett Daniel 16:29, 8 October 2008 (UTC)

I see. I'll think of something better, or just leave it as it is. Thanks for the feedback! :) -- Relet 17:53, 8 October 2008 (UTC)
As the list grows (yay!) and need some organization, how about sorting them out into sections? I'd have Physical Feats (e.g. the bike+kayak), Applied Technology (e.g. airplane or eight in one day with a car), Geohashing Mishaps (e.g. the police rescue), Wonderful Wackiness (e.g. the couch, unicycling parties, reaching a water hash on an inflatable dolphin) and Hi, We're From the Internet (for meetups notable for who attended (Prince Charles shows up?) how many attended or interesting geohasher/non-geohasher interactions, like the shotgun). I'm not averse to one of the sections being an all-time top ten. Perhaps also a latest additions category too. -Robyn 18:49, 8 October 2008 (UTC)

Is it just me, or is telling someone you're from the internet not particularly amazing? No offense, it's awesome, but... I thought this was for events that were far more fantastic..--Nak 08:31, 28 July 2008 (UTC)

Ack, Nak. How about making this a TOP 10 list (with possibly some honorary mentions once it gets crowded)? Currently, this kind of thing is still quite amazing. But future amazingnesses will certainly outdo this stunt. OTOH, that would require some kind of voting procedure. -- Relet 10:02, 28 July 2008 (UTC)
My idea was to populate the page with expeditions I knew about and perhaps have people look at some and say "MY expedition was better than THAT!" and add theirs. At this point in the game, having random strangers turn up at the same spot is still amazing to me. By all means show me examples of more amazing adventures. I also want people who perhaps don't have photos worth posting to be able to showcase their adventures.


Since the list became a bit long, I tried to create some categories and arranged the entries. Feel free to revert or to rearrange! --Ilpadre 15:12, 4 January 2009 (UTC)

Love your work. Much easier to look at now. :) --CJ 00:17, 6 January 2009 (UTC)
Yes, I agree. It makes it easier to browse the list. -Robyn 16:36, 19 January 2009 (UTC)

Include pictures?[edit]

I just thought that for many of these examples of amazingness a picture would be so great, and that's why I thought of including a picture for each of them, for example for Art and Aesthetics:

I know that this will make the page longer, but I think it would be more informative that way. What do you say? --HiroProtagonist 01:14, 17 November 2010 (UTC)

A few excellent pictures sound great to me. The page should be an interesting place that make people say "wow! some geohashers are raising the bar on craziness, I'd better get going!" -Robyn 01:19, 17 November 2010 (UTC)
Agreed with all of the above. :D -- relet 16:33, 17 November 2010 (UTC)

My idea was not to include a "few excellent pictures", but one for every expedition listed, as demonstrated for the section Art and Aesthetics - mainly because I think that including only pictures for some expeditions would take away a lot of attention from all the others... WHat do you think? --HiroProtagonist 17:30, 17 November 2010 (UTC)

If the expedition doesn't include an amazing picture, I personally wouldn't include one just to make it equal. But it's a wiki: if you feel like putting something on a page, put it on. If someone (not me) disagrees enough to take it off, then you can have a discussion with them. I was the one who originally said "I also want people who perhaps don't have photos worth posting to be able to showcase their adventures," above, but that was years ago. -Robyn 19:30, 17 November 2010 (UTC)

I like the pictures on the side. It makes me more curious to read through the rest of the expeditions. -- relet 09:29, 18 November 2010 (UTC)

Same here. Is it just me, or do the couch guys look like the Blues Brothers? -- Jevanyn 16:19, 18 November 2010 (UTC)
Nope, I had exactly the same thought! =) --HiroProtagonist 16:24, 18 November 2010 (UTC)

Setting the Bar[edit]

Robyn, in your last edit you say, "Tell us what's so amazing about that." I don't think many geohashers would actually wade waist-deep into weedy, murky water. I wouldn't of. The similar 2008-10-31 59 11 expedition is also on this list, in which Relet braved colder but clearer water, and I believe walked much further to get there. I'm not saying which of these belong, I just wanted to provide some perspective (since you're fearless and all). --Juventas 02:16, 17 November 2010 (UTC)

Oh! My bad. Firstly, the real point of my edit was that as I scanned the list, some of the "descriptions" were so vague that I couldn't tell why they were there, so I added a note to the beginning requesting that people explain the nomination. That was what the edit summary referred to. Deleting the earlier water wading achievement was an afterthought: I misremembered and thought the second one was the same geohasher topping his own achievement, so why not just have the more amazing of the two. Had I properly remembered that they were differently amazing, I would have left it. Please replace it, and accept my apologies for not being more attentive. -Robyn 02:38, 17 November 2010 (UTC)

While we're at it: I've always thought that it might be good to add something along the lines of "Please don't add your own expeditions - let the others decide. Suggestions can be made on the talk page." --ilpadre 06:38, 17 November 2010 (UTC)

I agree. It's poor form to nominate yourself as amazing. -Robyn 07:45, 17 November 2010 (UTC)