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13799RE: [CentralTexasGeocachers] Re: HOWTO: Puzzle Final Coordinate Validation

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  • Curtis Wyman
    Nov 3, 2005
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      Then you should just post a puzzle, then ask the cachers to solve it, then when the do, have them send you an e-mail, call, or come by, and then you could give them the coordinates they are after. :)
      -----Original Message-----
      From: CentralTexasGeocachers@yahoogroups.com [mailto:CentralTexasGeocachers@yahoogroups.com]On Behalf Of Lowracer
      Sent: Thursday, November 03, 2005 8:25 AM
      To: CentralTexasGeocachers@yahoogroups.com
      Subject: [CentralTexasGeocachers] Re: HOWTO: Puzzle Final Coordinate Validation

      When I do puzzle cache coordinate verification I require the puzzle
      solver to 'show their work' as it were, before I'll verify the answer.
      More interesting to me than the coordinates (which I already know) is
      exactly how the person figured it out.  Often times you will get
      solutions that are so off the wall yet somehow (through dumb luck or a
      brilliant turn of mind) they work. Also this helps cut down on
      cheating where the cheater just copied someone else's work.

      I'll avoid the scripts and still do email verification of coords.
      Part of the fun of puzzle caches for me is interacting with the puzzle
      crackers to see what makes their minds tick.  This is the human
      interest.  This is also how you get some great stories, useful at
      events such as Festivus during the "spinning of yarns."

      -mark
      aka Hugh Jazz, lowracer, and others.

      --- In CentralTexasGeocachers@yahoogroups.com, "Perrine Julie-ra5686"
      <julieperrine@f...> wrote:
      >
      > Alan, would you post that to the YahooGroup, PLEASE!!!!!!!!!
      > Julie
      > Mrs. Captain Picard
      >
      >       -----Original Message-----
      >       From: CentralTexasGeocachers@yahoogroups.com
      > [mailto:CentralTexasGeocachers@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Alan
      >       Sent: Wednesday, November 02, 2005 11:08 PM
      >       To: CentralTexasGeocachers@yahoogroups.com
      >       Subject: Re: [CentralTexasGeocachers] HOWTO: Puzzle Final
      > Coordinate Validation
      >      
      >      
      >       I like coordinate validation scripts also.  I like to write
      > scripts that
      >       "bang" at the validation scripts until it coughs up the
      > coordinates. :-D
      >      
      >      
      >       Nick Silkey wrote:
      >      
      >       >A few of the regulars have expressed how much they appreciate
      >       >coordinate validation on our puzzle caches.  The code behind
      > this is
      >       >really simple.  They have asked me to offer up the code so
      > others may
      >       >take advantage.  The code is bare-bones and could likely be
      >       >implemented better, but it hasnt failed thus far.  If you have
      > a
      >       >access to a webserver with PHP installed, it should suffice
      > just fine
      >       >for your validation needs.  Enjoy.
      >       >
      >       >*Time Warner has informed me that their personal pages service
      > for
      >       >customers does not have PHP installed.  I assume SBC has the
      > same
      >       >limitation.
      >       >
      >       >The below code is used to validate 'exact' coordinates (i.e.
      > margin of error)
      >       >
      >       >INDEX.HTML
      >       >---
      >       ><html>
      >       ><head>
      >       ><title></title>
      >       ></head>
      >       ><body>
      >       ><form action="validate.php" method="post">
      >       ><p>Latitude: <br />
      >       >N <input name="lat1" type="text" size="2" maxlength="2"
      >       >value="30"/>&deg;<input name="lat2" type="text" size="2"
      >       >maxlength="2"/>.<input name="lat3" type="text" size="3"
      >       >maxlength="3"/>'<br />
      >       >Longitude:  <br />
      >       >W 0<input name="long1" type="text" size="2" maxlength="2"
      >       >value="97"/>&deg;<input name="long2" type="text" size="2"
      >       >maxlength="2"/>.<input name="long3" type="text" size="3"
      >       >maxlength="3"/>'<br /></p>
      >       ><input type="submit" />
      >       ></form>
      >       ></body>
      >       ></html>
      >       >
      >       >
      >       >VALIDATE.PHP
      >       >---
      >       ><html><body>
      >       ><?php
      >       >if ( $lat1 == "30" && $lat2 == "12" && $lat3 == "345" && $long1
      > ==
      >       >"97" && $long2 == "12" && $long3 == "345" ) {
      >       >echo 'Your coordinates look good.<br />';
      >       >echo 'The cache is hidden at N 30 12.345, W 97 12.345.<br />';
      >       >} else {
      >       >echo 'Your coordinates seem off.<br />';
      >       >echo 'Perhaps you need to recheck your puzzle skills.<br />';
      >       >echo 'Fire off an <a
      >       >href="mailto:cacheowner@c...">e-mail</a> if youre
      > really
      >       >lost.';
      >       >}
      >       >?>
      >       ></body>
      >       ></html>
      >       >
      >       >The below code is used to validate ranges (i.e. 'A Trying
      > Triangle'
      >       >(GCQJ6F) ... to make people hit it on the mark on that one
      > would be
      >       >cruel and unusual ... ;)
      >       >
      >       >VALIDATE.PHP
      >       >---
      >       ><html><body>
      >       ><?php
      >       >if ( $lat1 == "30" && $lat2 == "12" && $lat3 >= "345" && $lat3
      > <=
      >       >"678" && $long1 == "97" && $long2 == "12" && $long3 >= "345" &&
      > $long3
      >       ><= "678" ) {
      >       >echo 'Your coordinates look good.<br />';
      >       >echo 'The cache is hidden at <b>N 30 12.456 W 097
      > 12.456</b>.<br />';
      >       >} else {
      >       >echo 'Your coordinates seem off.<br />';
      >       >echo 'Perhaps you need to recheck your puzzle skills.<br />';
      >       >echo 'Fire off an <a
      >       >href="mailto:cacheowner@c...">e-mail</a> if youre
      > really
      >       >lost.';
      >       >}
      >       >?>
      >       ></body>
      >       ></html>
      >       >
      >       >Happy to answer any questions.
      >       >
      >       >--
      >       >Nick Silkey
      >       >a.k.a. filler of 'filler & bcat'
      >       >N30 28.2' W097 46.6
      >       > 
      >       >
      >      
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