Talk:Sydney, Australia

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I think we probably should use the south graticule when it's significantly closer. Would you rather drive here or here? --Middlerun 01:18, 22 May 2008 (UTC)

we should just choose the closest graticule to the CBD at all times (excluding the ocean). is there some way to automate this process? --rikkyc 01:59, 22 May 2008 (UTC)

yes. use your brain. it's very quick. it's fairly easy to determine what's the best place, and then we can post the official location on here. xkcd rules - that is, if there's any contention, the first person to post the location wins (unless they're being a dick). Gormster 01:22, 23 May 2008 (UTC)


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[edit] Weekends

We face a problem here: the Saturday information isn't available until very late Friday night. For a lot of us that's a bit late to be planning something the next day, especially if it's going to be a long drive or somewhere inaccessible. We face a dilemma: do we use the current situation, 4.00pm on Saturday? Do we use Thursday's data for a Saturday meet? Or do we meet Sundays, using Friday's data?

  • I vote Sundays, because I have uni 12.00-4.00 on Saturdays :P. Gormster 01:20, 23 May 2008 (UTC)
  • I think we should use the Friday data because that's the official weekend data. So maybe Sunday would be best. --Middlerun 09:41, 23 May 2008 (UTC)
  • I vote Sundays, just for general convience's sake. --rikkyc 01:53, 24 May 2008 (UTC)
  • Sundays (with Friday data) for me, just because I'm booked out on Saturdays for the next month or so. DancingMan 12:02, 24 May 2008 (UTC)

[edit] Blue Mountains

I made a Blue Mountains, Australia graticule page so that things are better separated. Please move things pertaining to that graticule to there. -- Moose Hole 00:06, 20 June 2008 (UTC)

I'm not really sure it's worth separating the two, as much of the info is shared, and half of Sydney lies West of the line. Also, with all the Blue Mountains being next to the railway (Bell's Line towns excluded), it's quite easy for us Mountaineers to attend a Sydney meet.--Andrew 06:01, 25 June 2008 (UTC)
That's fine, do what you want to do. I was mostly concerned with the neighbors of the graticule to the West. If you want to combine the two graticules into one, you can do what some of the split cities graticules have done. District of Columbia is a good example. I don't think Sydney really counts as a Split City, I'm just saying that you can do the same thing with the neighbors and map display. -- Moose Hole 20:11, 25 June 2008 (UTC)

[edit] Previous Expedition Layout

I changed the layout of "Expeditions" and the title to "Previous Expeditions", as it looked like the ad-hoc layout would get unmanageable soon. I was going to post it here first, but once I did a test layout it looked so nice and easy, I didn't think anybody would object. If you do, feel free to tell me off (preferrably with a better layout suggestion).--Andrew 06:36, 25 June 2008 (UTC)

I think I preferred the original date format, but separating them by year/month is a good idea. --Middlerun 07:04, 25 June 2008 (UTC)
You may be right. I was having trouble distinguishing between 2008-05-22 and 2008-06-22 at first glance, but now they're separated out I may have gone too far.
Do people prefer DD-MM-YYYY or YYYY-MM-DD? --Andrew 07:11, 25 June 2008 (UTC)
I think YYY-MM-DD, simply for consistency with the algorithm. DancingMan 06:36, 26 June 2008 (UTC)
Good point. I'll fix it now. --Andrew 06:38, 26 June 2008 (UTC)

[edit] Winter Meet Times

What are people's thoughts on changing the official meet time during these Winter months to 3pm? 4pm does not give us very many hours of daylight remaining (not to mention it's also often rather cold)? --CJ 00:54, 6 July 2008 (UTC)

[edit] Actual Geohashers

Let's get a clearer list here. Instead of just everyone who's accessed the page putting their name under the geohashers section, why don't we split it into two categories, people who've attempted a geohash and people who haven't (active hashers/virgins)? --rikkyc 05:09, 12 September 2008 (UTC)

[edit] Collated list

Would someone who is an IT guru put together a map of the local four graticules with all the geohash points so far on it, and the successful ones a difference colour. I have a sneaking suspicious that points land on the lakes, the north-west, and the ocean a little too often. This doesn't mean that it's not random - if anything, it's especially random! Still, for interest's sake, it could be fun.

[edit] Frustrated

Is anyone else frustrated at how few achievable geohashes we have? It is very disappointing when, after looking forward to Friday the total achievable hashes, for 3 days is nil. I want to live in Germany! Kate 22:47, 24 October 2008 (UTC)

Maybe we should just find a way to reach more water hashpoints. Either that or just take the effort to go way out to however far inland into the middle of nowhere. Road trip! --rikkyc 09:36, 5 November 2008 (UTC)

I think I need a boat...Fingers crossed for the weekend haul! Kate 21:49, 20 November 2008 (UTC)

Hehe! Adelaide had a doable hash yesterday after 9 day in the ocean, maybe you should move here? But wait, today's is in the ocean too... UnwiseOwl 22:37, 20 November 2008 (UTC)

[edit] Location Announcements

I am on the computer at 1:05 am and the location for tomorrow is up already, usually it isn't until 1:30 am. Has daylight savings kicked in in the States?

I think so. I've been getting it an hour early (which is 1:30pm the previous day here in the UK) all this week. Our own daylight savings time starts this weekend, though, so it'll be back to normal for us after that! -- Benjw 16:26, 26 March 2009 (UTC)
actually, it works the other way. announces happen at 11:30pm now. --rikkyc 23:37, 22 May 2009 (UTC)