User talk:Joannac/OldTalk

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G'day Joannac, welcome to the Canberra group. Psud has setup a mailing list for Canberra geohashers to organize car pooling, be sure to join! . There is also an IRC chatroom, #geohashing on Have fun :-) --Kieran 00:47, 29 May 2008 (UTC)

*stalk* --nobody

Hi :) I'm tired.

Anyway; things I'd like to see the dedicated ACT geohashing nerds try and accomplish:

  • Try and find / stalk / photograph noted political figures.
  • Try and find / photograph a drop bear.
  • Try and find / pick death cap mushrooms.

Congratulations on accomplishing the first raptor geohash :)

PS: Did you guys claim the pub geohash achievement for that time you went to the pub? --Luke 06:38, 18 June 2008 (UTC)

No trespassing award

Thanks! --Psud 09:25, 25 June 2008 (UTC)


/me gives love to Joannac Anorak. Virginia

I love you too Virginia! moins que trois --Joanna 07:07, 6 July 2008 (UTC)

/me is impressed by your talk page. You're all popular and stuff! I wish I were that cool. --Ciel

/me is impressed by your spam removing mights. i happen to prove way too slow. --Tom 07:53, 3 September 2008 (UTC)

Patrick says thank you for your thoughts...we've been so lucky to have support from all quarters. Find a particularly picturesque geohash, and send a pic; my friend Keith goes hiking and sends us the beautiful vistas to give Finn his "mojo"!

Thanks for that fix on Lansing. I was copying and past things and just missed that little bit.  :-) --excellentdude 18:52, 10 December 2008 (UTC)

Hey Joanna, I finally managed to include the regiohash data for the US. There are 48 subregions now; there's no data for Connecticut (it's in the colour key of USA5, but there are no cells in that colour ;-) ), Hawaii and DC. Thanks for spending so much of your time on this! Hessophanes 02:23, 15 December 2008 (UTC)

Good to hear from you Joanna - long time no see. When are you coming down to Melbourne again for another geohash? I'll see if I can meet you at it when you do. Felix Dance 02:20, 5 June 2009 (UTC)

Great minds think alike

I was editing *both* those pages to clean up, and you beat me to it. Huzzah!

Freeway Geohash

I've been cleaning up the achievements pages and made the Freeway Geohash go away because it seemed to be the same as the Speed racer achievement. But I see you've claimed both, so perhaps you see a difference. Would you like to defend it, or enlighten me? -Robyn 22:39, 11 August 2008 (UTC)

I see Speed Racer as "on a road, drive past at the speed limit" (so would apply on even tiny suburbia roads). Freeway hash means you have to be specifically on a freeway, and possibly stop in the breakdown lane to get a photo :) I don't care if it stays or not, I claimed it more because it was there. --Joannac 22:55, 11 August 2008 (UTC)
Fair enough. So Freeway Geohash is a subcategory of Speed Racer. I guess if you were in a traffic jam on a freeway, or operating a vehicles incapable of the speed limit, you could get Freeway without Speed Racer. maybe I'll put it back. Thanks -Robyn 23:12, 11 August 2008 (UTC)

The Raptor and Picnic achievements have ribbons now, if you're interested.

Thanks for the encouragement!

Thanks! That means a lot coming from the Canberra region! And I know what you mean about the biking, there seems to be a lot of that going on in the part of Europe. Here's wishing you happy geohashing!

Spam games

Yours again. but now with a different behaviour. the system is strange, you are fast... --Tom 19:29, 8 September 2008 (UTC)

At the deleting again? Must be bored or something...-- 10:18, 30 January 2009 (UTC)

I've gone through the whole opening of Star Wars and the spammer won't lay off 2008-05-24 41 -87. Can you reprotect it please? -Robyn 05:32, 7 March 2009 (UTC)

Lots of spam today with a new IP every time. The page 2009-03-08 40 -104 has been multiply targeted. -Robyn 14:21, 14 March 2009 (UTC)

Couch Potato

Wow, I would flip out if the geohash came that close to me. Congratulations! -Robyn 03:37, 12 September 2008 (UTC)

Geohashing on IRC

Thanks for your help getting the typo on the map fixed, I didn't know how to "ping" Zigdon. --James 03:57, 23 September 2008 (UTC)

Graticule template hack for UnwiseOwl

Los Angeles Boston Paris
New York Joannac/OldTalk North San Francisco
BerlinJoannac/OldTalk South Amsterdam
Sydney Portland, Oregon Melbourne
The Adelaide Graticules

Joannac, you are a priceless flower. --UnwiseOwl 3/10/2008

In fact, since it now works, you're even more so. Happy Birthday. --UnwiseOwl 3/10/2008

Talking of putting people out of work... have a look at this and this.  ;) --Matty, 10:51, 11 October 2008 (UTC)

Hehe...more work for you...check your email. -- UnwiseOwl 15:22, 23 October 2008 (UTC)

No mibbit, for some reason, tonight. I'll keep trying, but rest assured I'm working on the project. See you round, Wol. -- UnwiseOwl 07:45, 28 October 2008 (UTC)

I'm here, but the internet hates me. No chattsies. Have a good night. :( -- UnwiseOwl 05:26, 17 November 2008 (UTC)

I Love...

I love your commentary... (no seriously - it makes the wiki fun at night!) --CJ 11:26, 26 October 2008 (UTC)


I'm having a party when I reach 1337 edits. I'm on 1055 at the moment. 282 to go! --joannac 02:35, 1 November 2008 (UTC)

You're so 1337! How do you find out how many edits you have made? Oh and yeah you should have a party at a hashpoint... --CJ 03:56, 1 November 2008 (UTC)
It's in your preferences :) --joannac 04:08, 1 November 2008 (UTC)
Oh cool. Well you're 1337, and I guess I'm n00b by comparison. Haha 548 edits to date. Woo! --CJ 04:12, 1 November 2008 (UTC)
I shudder to think what Robyn's up to... --joannac 04:23, 1 November 2008 (UTC)

1109 edits now! 228 to go! Also, 1109 is prime! Hooray! --joannac 23:30, 5 November 2008 (UTC)

1137 edits. 200 to go! --joannac 10:02, 8 November 2008 (UTC)

I made it past 1337! I think I'm on 1346 now. So I've been having fantasies about have a global geohasher meetup at some stage. Probably not in the near future though. But, Randall got hundreds of people to congregate in Boston for the mystery dream girl, I'm sure I can organise something similar, given enough time... --joannac 10:47, 16 December 2008 (UTC)


Hi Joannac, I uploaded a pic for Sat 12/20, used the coords of 32/111, but the location of Tucson, Az. I think you 'corrected' the coordinates to 32/110. The 32/111 WAS correct. I said Tucson because it's where I live and the closest large city. The boundary for 110/111 actually passes through the west side of town. I live on the 111 side and thats the quad we explored in. It looks like it is called the Casa Grande quad on here.

I think that puts us (I have an adventure partner) as the first posters for that quad.  :)

We tried another spot today in that quad, but ran into "private property" signs and a gate across what we thought was a public road and ended up spinning tires in a sandy wash going around. It took us an hour to get out while watching the sun go down, but we managed without too much trouble. Didn't make it to the hash spot, but its more about the adventure than the destination. We're even going to try another route that we found to get there. Not because we were 'beaten', just because we're damn curious to see if the alternate route is open.

Thanks for you efforts in supporting this site. It's a great incentive to do the random destination road trips that we love to do.


corrected coords

No problem Joannac. I think I even managed to correct it myself. woo hoo. I also wrote up a blog entry about the adventure. Hope I did that right. Look forward to more geohash expeditions.  :)

red links

Darn, and I was saving that batch of red links for valentines day! Now I have to go make some more :) --Thomcat 04:41, 12 January 2009 (UTC)

Sorry :( Next time I see one I'll save it for you. P.S. wiki edit 1500 oh yeah :) --joannac 04:45, 12 January 2009 (UTC)

Other People's Comments on Your To Do List

Hey joanna, you're clever. If you get some time, figuring out a way to do a rotating taglines thing for the quote on the front page from Geohashing Quotes would be pretty cool. We talked about it a while back, if you remember. -- UnwiseOwl 02:30, 2 February 2009 (UTC)
That would definitely be a good thing. -Robyn 03:03, 2 February 2009 (UTC)

Oh, right. I forgot to comment about this. I talked to the database admin guy. He's not that keen on installing new packages unless there's justfied reason for it. I said it would be a nice way of making users see expeditions they might not otherwise see, and letting newcomers see the coolness of past expeditions. He didn't seem too convinced. Someone else can try and sweettalk him into it, if they want. --joannac 00:09, 3 February 2009 (UTC)

Yet another example of geohashers not thinking the same way as normal people, I guess. We're just not normal, and can't expect the database boy to understand. How about we decide to rotate them randomly but manually until he can be convinced? -- UnwiseOwl 01:04, 3 February 2009 (UTC)

How about put a new one from a recent expedition on the main page, with a note more great geohashing quotations, and then after a week if you still think the new one is funny, add it to the quotes page. -Robyn 05:30, 3 February 2009 (UTC)

Zurich Trip

You still have a reference to it in your about me section.

Yay for pity!

I'm fine.. I just parted ways with my appendix. :} -- relet 20:39, 5 February 2009 (UTC)

I'll make you a special ribbon if you bury it at a geohash location. -Robyn 04:48, 17 February 2009 (UTC)
Bah! I just saw that comment now. :P -- relet 23:00, 26 February 2009 (UTC)
So what did you do with your appendix? Do you have it? -Robyn 23:05, 26 February 2009 (UTC)
Psh, I was going to send you a hash-appendix, but they wouldn't let me keep it. -- relet 23:42, 26 February 2009 (UTC)
I thought there might be rules about that. Should we let Joanna get an achievement for her teeth?

Yay for pity! (2)

Just read your report from yesterday. Good luck with the teeth.  :-( Hope you're feeling much better again soon! -- Benjw 17:04, 24 February 2009 (UTC)

Re: broken rediercts

Whoops, I was doing what I used to do for double-redirects. Thanks for restoring them -- Jevanyn

Re: Quotes page

Obviously I meant 2008 :-). And the quote is in a photo on that page. I printed out a sheet for the pictures, knowing we'd be in Vineland at 11PM. It's the Wiley Coyote in me -- Jevanyn 14:11, 12 February 2009 (UTC)

Recent Changes

It would be nice if there were a way to get a recent changes list that only showed expeditons, or a random page that only chose from expeditions. While I do haunt the wiki enough, and I do care about Relet redoing obscure ribbons, sometimes I just want to know "so who's been geohashing lately and where did they go?" and I don't want to have to pick the last week's geohashes out of pages of photo uploads and user page tweaks. Is this remotely possible? It could be driven by the "Expeditions" tag. -Robyn 04:47, 17 February 2009 (UTC)

In recent chages, change Namespace (last line before the date and then list of pages) to Main. Is that close enough to what you want? --joannac 05:26, 17 February 2009 (UTC)
It's an improvement, as it eliminates mass uploads of photos and new users editing their pages fourteen times. I'll take it! -Robyn 05:36, 17 February 2009 (UTC)

Main Page Photo Redlinks

It worked! I made the guy who uploaded that mystery picture a Userpage and left a note on his talk and he came back and wrote a great expedition report. So I'll watch for those and keep doing that. -Robyn 18:49, 25 February 2009 (UTC)

Photo Categories

Can the MediaWiki:Edittools text be changed to the below to encourage people to put graticule AND date categories on images? The date instruction is working well.

Arrow4.png Note: Images can be categorised. Please add "[[Category: Meetup on YYYY-MM-DD]] and [[Category: Meetup in LAT LONG]]" to the summary of geohash meetup photos. This will then automatically generate galleries for that graticule and date (for example: Category:Meetup on 2008-06-01 and Category:Meetup in 49 -123) for the block

Jevanyn 15:52, 3 March 2009 (UTC)

Admin function to Rename/Move a Category?

Do you as an admin have the ability to change the name of a category without having to change it on every page? See the discussion at Category_talk:Expedition_outcomes#"Failed" Should Be "Thwarted".

User to Block

All requests up to date :) --joannac 20:17, 11 November 2008 (UTC)

Please don't send me spammers to block unless they've hit >1 page. There are a few spam networks that keep changing IP addresses, and there's no need to ban an IP if it's never getting used for spam again. --joannac 22:39, 25 February 2009 (UTC) has hit Talk:T-shirts numerous times over the past couple of days. Thanks! --Meghan 19:12, 11 August 2009 (UTC)


works. ty! [1]

Two Ideas

1. Thanks for the Achievements link change.

2. I've created a "What's New?" box and put it on the Main Page. It's been suggested that I put it on the Recent Changes page, but of course I can't do that. Koepfel says you can. What do you think?

news archiveEdit What's new on the wiki?

  • There's a new map for exploring past expeditions and today's geohash:
  • We have now reached 15000 expeditions!
  • The PHP version underlying the wiki engine software has been updated. Let DanQ know if you spot any new (or old) bugs.
  • Happy first anniversary of the wiki's revival, if you count the 'birthday' as the date of the first user account creation plus the announcement on IRC!
  • The subdivision geohash is an achievement now.
  • SIGSTKFLT is doing a slow rollout of Ribbon2. Add a comment if you see any problems.
  • It's now possible to upload and embed GPX tracklogs of your expeditions.

More pages needing discussionDiscussion archiveEdit Now discussing - please join in: 

Maybe right at the top of the page? It looks a bit funny, IMO. And I'm not good at aesthetics --joannac 23:09, 15 April 2009 (UTC)

I see what you mean, and I'm not sure why. -Robyn

I want it under all the settings, and before the actual list of changes. But I can't get in there, I don't think. --joannac 23:38, 15 April 2009 (UTC)

Uh you put it in MediaWiki ... now I can't edit it to update the messages ... -Robyn

No, she just embedded the template into MediaWiki:Recentchangestext. It can still be edited. About the location, we were just discussing it in IRC: She want it to be below the settings, above the actual recent changes, but I prefer it as it is right now. Koepfel talk 00:00, 16 April 2009 (UTC)

protect a page forever

Regarding you inquiry in the recent changes: It's "infinite". (at least it used to be in older mediawiki versions) Koepfel talk 11:53, 8 April 2009 (UTC)

The keyword I want is "indefinite". Not "never", "permanent", "permanently", "infinite", or "forever" (although I am impressed with my vocabulary. maybe the crosswording helped). --joannac 08:40, 17 May 2009 (UTC)

Weird Quasi-Spam

I put a delete tag on a page called Developer. It was the third biggest page on the wiki, and appeared to be full of spam. There was a notice at the top of it that it was a research project, and gave a link to click on for more info. It was a Brown University link, so I followed it. It came up with a page saying "WARNING" and my IP address. So I ditched that IP address. I then chopped the back part of the link and went to . It looks like it's real, but it also looks like there's people not happy about it, and I think understandably so. They say they won't delete it, but if we want to and scrub our logs, we can. But part of their thing is that they want the spam to persist as long as possible. I looks fishy. I figure you know more about wiki'ing in general than I do, and you're a sysop, so enjoy.  :-) --excellentdude 05:00, 11 April 2009 (UTC)

According to their FAQ, it's a file sharing "network" - we're effectively hosting a chunk of a file for them (they say it's a Linux ISO, but it could also be illegal content for all we know). Maybe not spam in the traditional "advertising" sense, but definitely abuse. Page should be deleted - otherwise the content remains accessible through the history tab. (If that is indeed a research project, they don't want their content to remain there as long as possible, but just want to see how long it does - and thus, if file sharing through wiki spamming is viable long-term. Interesting approach, but still wrong.) --dawidi 05:23, 11 April 2009 (UTC)
It leaves me wondering how useful having the wiki unprotected is. Do we know what proportion of page edits are done by users who are not logged in? And once we ignore the few who would have signed in if they'd remembered to do so, what proportion of edits would be lost by making the wiki log-in-only? I'd estimate it's quite small. And it would certainly make spam-removal a lot easier. -- Benjw 12:18, 11 April 2009 (UTC)
I've removed the page in question. They seem to have created at least 2 pages (Developers, and Singletons), when their FAQ says they'd only do one per site. Maybe someone should yell at them (I will, if no one else does, in the morning).
RE:making people log in, I'm happy to keep fighting the spam if it means we get more expedition reports from people who would otherwise not report because they don't want to create a login (or don't want to login from a public computer if they're geohashing while on holidays or something). --joannac 12:34, 11 April 2009 (UTC)
Oh yes, so am I. But it would be interesting to know if we are getting any reports from people who don't have a login. -- Benjw 12:36, 11 April 2009 (UTC)
2009-04-09_33_-84 (the one that isn't NWoodruff) --joannac 12:44, 11 April 2009 (UTC)
Those are both NWoodruff, as far as I can tell from their edits! -- Benjw 13:19, 11 April 2009 (UTC)
Oh, I found that on the Recent Changes page you can click a link to see only anonymous edits. And yes, there are a few contributions by people who don't seem to have user accounts. Whether they would stop contributing if they had to log in is a separate question, but for now at least, I agree, it's probably easier to keep dealing with the spam. Thanks for the replies. -- Benjw 13:24, 11 April 2009 (UTC)

after the move...

Joanna: I'm sure you'll FIND someone to search for... (or: come visit =) --Nemo 14:32, 13 May 2009 (UTC)

Category:Tagged for deletion

When the spammers let you, could you have a look at the pages marked for deletion? There is a lot of duplicate categories and various clutter around. -- relet 12:54, 18 May 2009 (UTC)

Wow, someone's been busy! Thanks for going through all of those. -- Benjw 05:14, 22 May 2009 (UTC)
Thanks for all the cleanup. And it looks like you get to google for shoes in Alberta as well?? Jiml 07:02, 29 May 2009 (UTC)
No worries. Being a wiki admin isn't all about glamour you know... occasionally I have to do stuff too ;)
And huh? Shoes in Alberta? What? *so confused* --joannac 07:04, 29 May 2009 (UTC)
OH! Google *shows* a little slice of Alberta (in that grat) --joannac 07:05, 29 May 2009 (UTC)


Yes, this can be deleted. I was going to use it as a ribbon icon, but I got a lot of pushback b/c it's copyrighted. -- Jevanyn

What joannac should sing next

Alice's Restaurant. --starbird 08:13, 5 June 2009 (UTC)

Okay, Bohemian Rhapsody is even better. We need a betting pool on how long it will take you to get through the whole song. --starbird 09:18, 8 June 2009 (UTC)
hey, i'd queue alices restaurant up for after that though. --mykaDragonBlue [- i have no sig -] 11:58, 10 June 2009 (UTC)

Hey Jude :-) --starbird 19:41, 10 June 2009 (UTC)

The Highwayman by Loreena McKennett, or TV Tan by the Wildhearts. -- Benjw 15:32, 11 June 2009 (UTC)

American Pie is good, too, if you haven't done it. -Robyn 04:48, 15 June 2009 (UTC)

Not Joannac's Job

I'm quite surprised to see tagging, expedition formatting and the like on your to-do list. Leave the stuff that can be done without admin bits to the people without admin bits and you do the stuff only you can do. Or is it not getting done? -Robyn 04:48, 15 June 2009 (UTC)

Benjw was tagging images; he's busy for a bit though. Expedition formatting is not being done by anyone, afaik. Obviously clearing out tagged for deletion will be done first. Other than that, there's nothing else that requires my admin powers, is there? --joannac 04:52, 15 June 2009 (UTC)
I think everyone who reads expedition reports and knows about categories adds them when they see them missing. Here's something you can do: User:Mom just changed her page to User:Sara and needs a moveuser to keep things tidy. -Robyn 05:51, 15 June 2009 (UTC)
Robyn, nothing's changed since JimL. There is still no MoveUser function installed. All she needs to do is register the username. --joannac 05:52, 15 June 2009 (UTC)
Well there should be, damnit. -Robyn 06:03, 15 June 2009 (UTC)
It's still not common enough to warrant it. Also, if you can think of a genuine reason why someone needs a nick change, I'll go talk to the wiki superadmin person. --joannac 06:11, 15 June 2009 (UTC)


Thank-you for correcting the categories on 2009-06-24 43 -79 for me. When you go out with your GPS set and you hit 0m you forget that it's not a win because you're going for a different hash. You quite possibly saved me from people with virtual pitchforks and torches. I'll be more careful in the future. Splitdipless 03:51, 25 June 2009 (UTC)

Restricting all edits to registered users?

Hi Joanna, I notice how much spam undo'ing you do, and I'm wondering if we should simply considering restricting all edits to registered users. It certainly seems like it would curb spam. I suppose that's also my SCM (software configuration management) background coming through, where all changes should be attributable (i.e.: an IP address doesn't cut it). Thoughts? --Wenslayer 00:08, 26 June 2009 (UTC)

This has come up many many times in the past, and various arguments have been brought up about it. However, this has come up a couple times recently, so I think it would be good to make a community proposal, and let people oppose, do not oppose, or support it. --aperfectring 00:19, 26 June 2009 (UTC)
Heh. First, I think it's funny you didn't put your name on the end of your comment ;)
See above, in "Weird Quasi-Spam". The main point is updating while on holidays, in a internet cafe where you might not want to enter your password.
Also, I don't think I can protect the whole wiki anyway, it's up to the sysad. And geohashing probably isn't big enough to warrant it (at least, the good edits to spam edits ratio isn't small enough to warrant it)--joannac 00:20, 26 June 2009 (UTC)
[Doh! Sig back-dated] Ah, okay, I can see not wanting to enter a password at a WiFi hotspot; hmmm, that's a use case I hadn't considered. Typically, I would just VPN into one of my computers, and then bounce through there, but most folks aren't likely to have this kind of setup. --Wenslayer 00:25, 26 June 2009 (UTC)
From what I've seen, the bots (for now) are targetting specific pages. User:Cid and Talk:T-Shirts today, for example. So I think it should be a trivial decision: any spam on a page, immediately semi-protect that page. --Davidc 00:56, 12 August 2009 (UTC)
That's normally the case as i understand it. Joanna just happens to be away for a couple of days. --mykaDragonBlue [- i have no sig -] 01:32, 12 August 2009 (UTC)

Registered User Spam

Lately we seem to be getting a lot of spam from registered users (obviously bot created), as you've undoubtedly noticed. They all seem to follow the format "%d buy %s". I don't have much wiki experience, but is there a way to add a script to check the account name before allowing it to be made? I have no idea what the interface is, but it should be easy to write a script that checks the account name before creation. If it can be written in C/C++/Java/Python I'd gladly write it.

Again, I don't know what the wiki interface is, but I was thinking a simple method with an input parameter of a string (the account name) and a return value of a boolean/integer stating whether it's suspected spam or not. The method itself could be some simple regular expressions and could be easily modified in the future if the "%d buy %s" scheme is changed. Hopefully such is possible in a wiki interface? It should be a simple enough script.

Just thoughts of course, but I thought I'd put the idea out there. You can always tell the user that the account couldn't be made and the reason so that any person who actually tried to make an account like that could contact an admin or just use a different name. -Srs0 08:24, 1 July 2009 (UTC)

What about a bot-illegible captcha for creating accounts (or pages)? Afaik that possibility exists for wikis, though I don't know if it is included in this one here. - Danatar 17:12, 1 July 2009 (UTC)
CAPTCHAs are definitely possible. One would need root access to the wiki's server to install it, though. Koepfel talk 17:40, 1 July 2009 (UTC)
I run Mpedia, a wiki about Mensa, and I'm getting the same spammers myself; and I do have a CAPTCHA in the account-registration procedure (something I did very grudgingly; I hate CAPTCHAs!). This spammer seems to have a way around those. Dtobias 14:35, 12 July 2009 (UTC)
This sort of spam is getting very annoying. It's definitely time to impose whatever measures are necessary to stop them. -Robyn 16:47, 30 July 2009 (UTC)
See here. Might ask him how it's going sometime today, but it's a decently big decision and I'm not sure he will have decided yet. --joannac 21:32, 30 July 2009 (UTC)

Hi there!

Joanna - got your message, thanks! I actually built that bike pretty much from parts, so I take a lot of pride in it. I'm slowly but surely figuring out how to edit the wiki. I did have some issues with uploading pics, so there may be multiples of some pictures, sorry about that. I think I have it now, and I'll try and get it on the first try next time.

I think I broke something

I was working on updating old date pages with expedition summaries, and I think I may have broken something. I cannot write to 2009-06-01 or 2009-06-04. I keep getting a database error page when I try to do so. Please don't hurt me. --aperfectring 23:52, 4 July 2009 (UTC)

I think it was just a transient error, and I happened to be trying to do something there at the same time. It just really freaked me out that I may have really broken something --aperfectring 00:28, 5 July 2009 (UTC)

Server Side Requests

Juventas is absolutely right. Is any of this configurable by you? -Robyn 06:22, 16 July 2009 (UTC)


Hi Joanna, thanks for re-formatting my Origin Geohash page. I didn't know about the retro flag :) --macronencer 07:09, 28 July 2009 (UTC)

while you were being unappreciated-ed

just some notes so you don't have to go searching for everything that came up:

spammy IP's:


Spam user

Hi, a spam user and page to delete! User:902_buy_medrol

--Davidc 17:13, 2 August 2009 (UTC)

Spammer needs blocking, and possibly Talk:T-shirts needs semi-protecting:


I was advised to bring this to your attention directly: Talk:Main_Page#Offer_of_hosting --Davidc 22:34, 11 August 2009 (UTC)


User:Cid needs protecting again, sigh. --Davidc 00:41, 12 August 2009 (UTC)

Thanks for the help.

I made the mistake of showing my user page to a less-than-enthusiastic acquaintance. - GenericGabriel 20:57, 23 August 2009 (UTC)

Those Pictures

I have re-uploaded the pictures of the 8/30/2009 hash, so you can take down the previous ones. Thanks a lot for all of your help in setting up that page, and now, I'm doing it again today, thanks in part to your help on the first one.--Ryanb 15:20, 3 October 2009 (UTC)

Upload filetypes

Is it possible to allow upload of document files (specifically, .odt so we can share our posters), or does that require server admin intervention? --davidc 23:30, 17 October 2009 (UTC)

Server admin intervention. You know who to ask :) --joannac 22:15, 18 October 2009 (UTC)
Hmm, got a similar request here, QuarterCacher has some cool panorama .mov files (<< 1MB, last one was 485k) for some recent hashes but they're not allowed for upload. And I don't know who to ask, any chance we get these cleared? Maybe with a size limit to limit abuse? - Mampfred 01:47, 31 January 2011 (EST)
Looking into it, specifically if it's a security risk or anything like that. --joannac 04:00, 1 February 2011 (EST)

Data base error.... It no longer catagorizes expeditions.

click on this page. Category:Meetup on 2009-10-24 --NWoodruff 11:37, 27 October 2009 (UTC)

Does nobody see this a an error/problem? --NWoodruff 15:18, 30 October 2009 (UTC)
Working on it. --joannac 05:59, 2 November 2009 (UTC)

Thanks for the protection

Dear Joannac, thank you for protecting our Swindon, United Kingdom page from the spamz. I was wondering, could i have done that? Or do you need special privileges to do it? If there is a way i can do it, i would like to know how for future reference. -- sermoa

No worries. No, it's an admin only function. I'm almost always online so if you need something protected, leave me a note in the irc channel or on here, and I'll get to it as soon as I can. Happy geohashing :) --joannac 09:17, 9 January 2010 (UTC)
Okay, lovely, thank you! -- sermoa 11:50, 9 January 2010 (UTC)

"The upload directory (public) is not writable by the webserver."

Can't... upload... photos! Is this related to the wiki version changeover thingy? Michael5000 01:35, 18 September 2011 (EDT)

Fixed. --joannac 01:47, 18 September 2011 (EDT)
w00t!! Michael5000 01:55, 18 September 2011 (EDT)