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[edit] Google Earth app

It would be interesting if we could somehow tie these pictures that people are uploading in with the google earth program- an app that lets you select a graticule, get a list / visual of points that have been geohashed, and retrieve pictures specific to those points. 70.162.29.88 20:14, 25 May 2008 (UTC)

I'm already generating a KML file that can be used in google earth (and maps) to look at active graticules. If there was a page listing all the images and where they should be placed, it would be trivial to include those images there as well. Zigdon 23:28, 25 May 2008 (UTC)
Since all of the pages for specific meetups have the same URL format, they could just be scraped off of the meetup pages- if the meetup page has that image on it, it gets listed for that location. There's probably an easier solution though...

[edit] Meeting Standards

In the case that the Geohash for the day falls in a crowded place or just for a conversation starter I propose a standard way of letting the "in" crowd know you are a geohasher, besides the obvious raptor signs etc. perhaps a red shirt or a Madagascar flag something for people to look for. --Ishboo 19:47, 3 June 2008 (UTC)

The Pinecone was the spot on 1st June, 2008 outside Canberra
How about the google maps red pin? Though more generally, I think if such a marker is needed, it can probably be pre-organised per graticule. --Nemo 22:30, 3 June 2008 (UTC)

When I was on my way to the hashpoint I wanted to have a secret sign and countersign so I could say, "Did you see the fish?" and if they were indeed geohashers they would reply, "the fish wears a hat," as opposed to the "Huh?" or "What fish?" replies one would expect from innocent bystanders. Robyn 04:41, 7 June 2008 (UTC)

[edit] Embedded video

Is there a way to embed YouTube and/or Vimeo video in the wiki? This would be especially useful for Speed Racer hashes, e.g. 2008-06-07 42 -71 Boston. --Nothlit 22:37, 7 June 2008 (UTC)

Not to my knowledge, but that doesn't mean some backend code couldn't be written to add support. For now, I guess you'll just have to link it. --Tim P 02:40, 8 June 2008 (UTC)
There is: http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Category:YouTube_extensions Mike.lifeguard 22:53, 12 June 2008 (UTC)
Yes, Mike.lifeguard, but that doesn't mean it's installed on this wiki. --Tim P 06:01, 13 June 2008 (UTC)
I know, my point was that someone should pick one and install it :) Mike.lifeguard 01:32, 14 June 2008 (UTC)

[edit] Unofficial Invitations

Hey all, sorry for editing directly on the main page. I actually only wanted to change tomorrow's suggested meeting location, but couldn't drag it out of the graticule. Anyway, maybe others also like the idea. If not, feel free to remove it again. (After my summer solstice party tomorrow. ;) )

Sorry for the less-than-congenial grammar, I'm not a native speaker.

kR Birgit

[edit] Gladstoning

Has anybody tried mixing geo hashing with gladstoning yet?

I don't know the opinion of the community, but it feels like out of our topic here for me. Plus i don't like that it is without a signature. Sorry. --Tom 08:36, 21 June 2008 (UTC)
I think it's so far off topic that it doesn't belong on the site. -Robyn 06:13, 21 July 2008 (UTC)

[edit] NTP

The wiki's clock is a few minutes fast, I believe. Maybe someone could install NTP. Thanks. Stephen Turner 07:16, 17 June 2008 (UTC)

Agreed. Some template scripts (such as Template:Next Saturday) rely on the server time to present information in a timely fashion. If the time is unreliable, so become the templates, and thus parts of the wiki. --Tim P 14:07, 17 June 2008 (UTC)

[edit] Listing elements of a category

Probably it is not the right place to ask, but i didn't find out where to ask. Is there a possibility to list the elemnts of a category on a page? I know i can link it, but is there a way to show it right there? Like... showing automatically the geohashers in my area on the graticule page based on the user category Geohashers_in_LAT_LON? --Tom 08:26, 2008-06-20 (UTC) (eh, one more question, is it possible to insert actual date and time here automatically?)

Just type ~~~~ (four tildes) to automatically sign your name and the current server time. I generally sign with two hyphens in front as well, e.g., --~~~~. You can also click the signature button (second from the right) above any edit window. --Tim P 13:29, 20 June 2008 (UTC)
As far as including the elements of a category, I know you can transclude the text of category directly onto the page by using {{Category:CATEGORYNAME}}, but I don't know how to include the elements, or even if it's possible. --Tim P 13:29, 20 June 2008 (UTC)
Thanks, Tim, but however i try, this {{Category:CATEGORYNAME}} stuff does not seem to do anything. Are these brackets okay? --Tomtom 21:50, 20 June 2008 (UTC)
Er, my name's Tim, but you're welcome anyway. :) Did you actually include the <code> and <nowiki> tags? Does the category actually have "text" in it, i.e., is it a blue link when linked to? That's the only way you can transclude the text; as I said earlier, I don't think that transcluding the elements is possible. Could you paste a specific example below, along with an explanation of what you're trying to do? Thanks. --Tim P 22:43, 20 June 2008 (UTC)
I'm really sorry. Your name's corrected.
I did not include code+nowiki, i thought i shouldn't if i wanted it to work. (Should I?)
Anyway. What i'm trying to do is this: A user can put the a/s/l template on his page. By doing so he's automatically gets a category, like "Geohashers in X, Y". I wanted to automate maintaining the local geohashers section of my X, Y graticule page by inserting a link to the category "Geohashers in X, Y" somehow to that place. I thought i could somehow make the wiki page show a list of the users in the category "Geohashers in X, Y" there, just like it does on the main page of the category. --Tom 23:07, 20 June 2008 (UTC)
I'm sorry; I must have misunderstood you. As far as I know, there's no way to transclude the elements of a category directly onto a page; i.e., you can't automatically list geohashers who have added the template on any page other than the category page itself. The only thing you can do is transclude the "description text" of the category, which wouldn't be very useful at all. Sorry! --Tim P 18:26, 21 June 2008 (UTC)
Yeah, i'm not a native english speaker, so the word transclude was not at all in my mind. I was just thinking that there's surely a way to collect the titles of the pages that contain the category template (? i don't know if template is the right word here, i mean [[Category:SOMETHING]]), just the way the category page itself collects them. (I mean, for example me and other users put [[Category:Geohashers]] to our userpage, and we are automatically being listed on the page of the category) I thought this listing can be programmed somehow similarly on an other page too. --Tom 12:34, 22 June 2008 (UTC)
(Of course i can believe that it can be impossible.) --Tom 12:36, 22 June 2008 (UTC)
Yeah, I'm pretty sure that's not possible, at least as this wiki is currently configured. Sorry. --Tim P 15:39, 23 June 2008 (UTC)