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Post-Dark Ages TODO List

wiki move cleanup: link edition

Some of special:LinkSearch&limit=500&offset=0&target=* can be converted into intrawiki links or oldid template calls, and maybe others into interwiki links for the comic and blag and what-if and store? There's about 1300 links if you also include the https URLS. Arlo (talk) 00:53, 3 February 2020 (UTC)

A lazier fix would be to wait for davean to enable redirects from the old site, which he's offered to do!--DanQ (talk)
I think both approaches work together; one enables links to work while the cleanup is in progress. And the links at the domain are still online, and it might be nice to have them in special:interwiki. Up to you, of course. Arlo (talk) 21:58, 11 February 2020 (UTC)

Pre-Dark Ages TODO List

Add the things you think need to be done, but can't do yourself. Remove the bullet points when you've fixed something.

iDevice apps

Both the KCKD iPhone app and the Garafa iPhone app seem to no longer work (at least not with iOS 11). I believe there are now no iPhone geohashing apps that work with iOS 11 or later ... but I'll be very happy if anyone can prove me wrong. :-) BrendanTWhite 21:18, 4 April 2018 (ACST)

The link on the iPhone app page [1] labelled "Geohash support" is broken.

misplaced expedition

Jim removed an apparently invalid expedition and photo from 2009-01-10 Someone should see if the real 2009-01-10 29 -95 is hiding someplace that isn't obvious.

archived coords

Expedition Archive pages (like [2]) show same coordinates for every day (looks like an error)

Started a discussion here: user talk:Tjtrumpet2323#usage of var:latdate on Template:Coordinates.2FRegular.2FlatOnly.3F - a correct use of vardefine:* might fix this if it's not going to break anything else.

LaTeX support

Does anyone have access to LocalSettings.php to set $wgUseTeX = true; so that formulas can be used? Or is there some other way to enable them that I'm not seeing? Thanks! -ralph

Now enabled Extension:Math to meet this need.--DanQ (talk)

scaled variant

Kids' Geohash? If they have a GPS enabled phone they can take part but the grid is too big so divide it into 32, 64 or even 128 (~850m x ~700m) for younger kids. Parental supervision recommended!

cats to watch

anything in Category:Needs attention might also be considered a kind of TO DO, especially Award template needed and Ribbon image needed

disappearing cat-to-expedition bug

2011-06-26_49_8 has category Category:Meetup in 49 8 on it, but doesn't appear on that category page. Is something wrong with the graticule Template? (We had a problem with spaces between the colon and the category name at one time.) Jiml 10:22, 27 June 2011 (EDT)

Not sure what you mean, 2011-06-26 49 8 is on the category page and that's the equivalent name with spaces (they are interchangable), am I missing something? - Mampfred 16:48, 27 June 2011 (EDT)
It seems to be showing up on the category page now. Not sure why the problem disappeared. Jiml 22:04, 6 July 2011 (EDT)

has notifications

I need a GEOHASH ALARM. An email to be sent to me every time the selected point is close enough to me (like less than 5 miles, for example).

Your wish is my command. Register an email address at It will send you an email with a password. Log in and enter a Graticle Latitude and a graticule Longitude in the Grat Lat and Grat Lon boxes 33 -84 for Atlanta Georgia. If you want to enter the Global Hash, check the Global box, Then enter a Location Latitude and Longitude in the Location Lat and Location Lon. 33.75 -84.39 for the dead center of Atlanta Georgia. You will need to enter a maximum distance. If you enter 5 miles it will send an email if the days coordinates for the chosen graticule is less than 5 miles away. Click on the "Add" button. It will send you an email from now on every day after the Dow open is released. --NWoodruff (talk) 18:25, 13 November 2014 (EST)
There is now help instructions for the Notify program available here help text

gmaps versus osm

Switch the maps on the wiki to OpenStreetMap (perhaps through OpenLayers)? The Google Maps v1 API has sunsetted and now all maps show an ugly warning that make them basically unusable. One could update to v2, but with the same effort why not support such a quality community project (besides doing the OpenStreetMap achievement of course :)?


Help to translate important reference pages into your mother tongue.

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(see also: The Ambassador help sheets in file:Ambassador-DE.png, file:Ambassador-EN-GB.png, file:Ambassador-EN-US.png)

Related Projects

These projects are related to geohashing in as much as they use GPS receivers.

Other projects

Other projects are related for their surprise social aspect.

Geohashing leagues, guilds, or organizations exist in the following online games: