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two new race rulesets on tb-run.com

We just activated two new race types on tb-run.com:

distance fair
In principal just as the normal distance race. But here, we only consider the first ‘placed’ log of every cacher. This prevents that cachers keeping trackables, dipping them in every cache and helping them to get high mileage. In case there is more than one log on the first day we will consider the one with the highes mileage on that day.

long jump
Also quite like the normal distance race. But if one cacher moves a TB several time we consider only the log with the highest mileage – the longest jump.
This prevents cachers keeping trackables, dipping them in every cache and helping them to get high mileage.

You can find a description of all race rules here.

A big “thank you” goes to team ‘WantedDeadOrAlive‘ for support and testing of the new rules.

In case of isses or questions please leave feedback in the blog comments or contact us at webmaster@tb-run.com.

 

tb-rescue und tb-run… the current status

Hi all. I know, I did not send a single life sign during the last month. Neither in the blog, nor as replies to your emails.

But I was completely snowed under due to private and business projects.
Originally I planned to use thewinter season to implement many ideas for tb-run and tb-rescue and be able to proudly remove the “beta” label from both sites.

But what can I say… I did not and still both sites are running with almost no issues.

I have the impression that 90% of all “my TB is stuck” cases are covered by the current tb-rescue technology.
The service has become well established and seems to be stable.

We receive lots of new rescue requests every day and our server sends out thousands of mails every day to potential rescue teams in the relevant areas. Seems like the western caching civilization is mostly covered – see Map.

The banner ads from Groundspeak on gc.com do supply us with new interested geocachers every day and we have exceeded 8000 registered users.

What else is on the todo list?

Well, first of all we have the topics that are most aksed:

  • Watch more than one area
  • Have nice statistics about the races
  • And my main issue that tb-rescue does not handle some processes too well.
    One example is: if a TB owner does not mark his trackable as missing, even though a rescue team has confirmed that its gone –  (sigh!).
    In this case, the rescuer does not get a rescue point and the request is kept open forever.

Ahh.. the „most Wanted“ functionality is still the creation of rescue request for TBs that are stuck at another CACHER.  🙂 .

For this, please also read “Rescue a TB that is stuck at another geocacher“.

Well.. Other than that… The situation at tb-run.com is even better: Everything is working fine.
By now we have more than 500 races with over 3800 Trackables in total.

We dont have a standstill, improvements are just postponed 🙂

Thats it for now, Yours sincerly, Sascha
(currently crossing the atlantic during a flight… having some time to let my mind wander….)

We are moving to a new Server

We are moving to a new and bigger Hosting Provider and Server.

The site will be fully working during the move.

You will just recognize that the domain ends with “trackable.de” during a temporary time.
Also all links are supposed to remain working.
In case of any issues please leave a comment here or contact us at webmaster@tb-run.com

As soon as the move is completed in 1-2 weeks also trackable.de will disappear.