Talk:Walking on water geohash achievement

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  • There should be an award for walking on water; that is, for arriving at a water geohash on foot. (This is easier in the winter.) I want to call it a JesuHash, but that might be a little over the top/offensive to some. Alternatives include Chauncey Gardiner Hash, Being There Hash, or just Walk On Water Hash. --starbird 21:10, 10 February 2009 (UTC)
    • BTDT. Stay tuned at 2009-02-10 52 12. -- relet 21:16, 10 February 2009 (UTC)
    • I actually thought we already had that one. Perhaps I thought of it earlier and didn't make it. Now it's really too bad we didn't make our last Surrey hash across the frozen swamp. I favour simply "Walking on Water Geohash" it still implies Jesus without alienating anyone. Is the achievement for the HASH to be on frozen water (lucky location), or simply the approach (getting there)? Include a safety disclaimer and a link to ice-rescue techniques. -Robyn 18:33, 11 February 2009 (UTC)
      • I think the hashpoint itself should be a water location, a la Water Geohash. Frozen water should not be part of the requirement; maybe somebody has really big inflatable shoes, or something. --starbird 00:30, 13 February 2009 (UTC)
        • I'm off to my shed, now, to build some massive stilts to win this, as I'm not much of a waterskiier and ice skating is somewhat unlikely here in Australia. -- UnwiseOwl 22:37, 26 February 2009 (UTC)
  • Does a half-centimeter creek count? I'm only half serious. ErWenn 01:28, 7 November 2009 (UTC)
    • This needs an answer, especially the achievement says, "has to be of sufficient depth". What's it going to be? Juventas 03:46, 18 June 2010 (UTC)
      • Stemming off that what would a sufficient depth be? I would guess three feet. When I first saw the achievement I thought about bringing a bucket of water, pouring it on the point, then walking on it, would be soo much easier.--Hewhoamareismyself 21:34, 20 January 2011 (EST)
        • I would guess fifteen noses, a petunia and the broken collarbone of a juvenile dodo. But then, the requirement for the water geohash is that the water must be able to support you. So basically, I'd suggest to interpret that as 'if you can reasonably argue that you would be able to swim in it in summer, your walking on it qualifies. -- relet 04:40, 21 January 2011 (EST)

[edit] Regular-water-geohash a real requirement?

The definition of Walking On Water requires a body of water that would qualify for a regular water achievement. As we prepare to undertake 2013-05-26_37_-121, I see that the spot is very near -- possibly in -- a creek. The creek is not deep enough to support a body (i.e., you can't swim in it -- it's not a river, just a little creek!) -- but it seems one could fairly easily be photographed "walking on water" in it.


I understand the originator's objection to things like wet sidewalks and the like and wanting to exclude those, but I'm curious if they might be convinced that requiring an ostensibly swimmable body of water is more restrictive than intended.

I do not want to just claim this honor if my 'hash is not in its spirit, but am trying to ascertain with its creator the actual spirit of the achievement. Your/his/her helpful clarification in this matter is most appreciated. Thanks! Ted (talk) 13:04, 26 May 2013 (EDT)