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  • semperquestio
    That works now? It didn t use to. Good to know! Thanks!
    Message 1 of 5 , May 3, 2012
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      That works now? It didn't use to. Good to know! Thanks!

      --- In CentralTexasGeocachers@yahoogroups.com, Bill Ellis <zionzr2@...> wrote:
      >
      > Great Tip!!!
      >
      > I'd like to offer a second way to clear it as well you can click on "Edit
      > Attributes" and remove the "Needs Maintenance" Icon.
      >
      >
      > On Thu, May 3, 2012 at 11:30 AM, semperquestio <sqcaching@...> wrote:
      >
      > > **
      > >
      > >
      > > Hi Gang,
      > >
      > > It came to my attention recently that some folks around here don't know
      > > how to clear the Needs Maintenance (NM) icon from their caches, so I
      > > thought I'd come on here and address this for others who may not know about
      > > it.
      > >
      > > Just to be clear on what I am talking about, the NM icon is that little
      > > icon that shows up on lists and your cache page attributes that is a white
      > > cross on a red background. It is placed there when someone posts a "Needs
      > > Maintenance" log on your cache.
      > >
      > > When one of these logs is posted, the attribute is added to the cache
      > > listing and, of course, the posting is emailed to the cache owner (CO) and
      > > anyone watching hte cache either via the watchlist or bookmark features.
      > > The email is not sent to Groundspeak or a reviewer unless, of course, the
      > > reviewer is watching the cache.
      > >
      > > OK. So why does this matter? Very simply, because many folks filter out
      > > caches that have this NM attribute. I have seen many cases where a problem
      > > has been fixed, but the NM attribute has never been cleared so the cache
      > > will still not be seen by those that do this. So if you want you cache to
      > > get maximum visibility, you need to clear this attribute as soon as you
      > > address whatever problem the cache may have.
      > >
      > > Fortunately, clearing the attribute is VERY easy. All you, the CO, must do
      > > is go to your cache listing and write an "Owner Maintenance" log. You do
      > > this just like any other log. Go to the "Log you visit" link at the top of
      > > the right sidebar, click that, and post your log. This will remove the
      > > attribute.
      > >
      > > Just to be clear, there is no other way to clear it. Writing a note,
      > > deleting the any NM logs, etc. will not get it done. You MUST post an OM
      > > log to clear the attribute.
      > >
      > > That's all there is to it.
      > >
      > > HW/SQ
      > >
      > >
      > >
      >
      >
      >
      > --
      > ><> ><> ><> ><> ><>
      > Bill
      > a.k.a ZionZR2
      > 512-789-1469
      > <>< <>< <>< <>< <><
      >
    • gumbietygress@juno.com
      Worked as long as I ve been maintaining caches. But there have been so many software upgrades.An OM log in response to a NM log is a good thing, anyway, imho.
      Message 2 of 5 , May 4, 2012
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        Worked as long as I've been maintaining caches.
         
        But there have been so many software upgrades.
        An OM log in response to a NM log is a good thing, anyway, imho.
         
        BarbJ =many routes to an end=Tygress

        ---------- Original Message ----------
        From: "semperquestio" <sqcaching@...>
        To: CentralTexasGeocachers@yahoogroups.com
        Subject: [CentralTexasGeocachers] Re: Clearing the Needs Maintenance Icon
        Date: Thu, 03 May 2012 19:28:22 -0000

        That works now?  It didn't use to.  Good to know!  Thanks!

        --- In CentralTexasGeocachers@yahoogroups.com, Bill Ellis <zionzr2@...> wrote:
        >
        > Great Tip!!!
        >
        > I'd like to offer a second way to clear it as well you can click on  "Edit
        > Attributes" and remove the "Needs Maintenance" Icon.
        >
        >
        > On Thu, May 3, 2012 at 11:30 AM, semperquestio <sqcaching@...> wrote:
        >
        > > **
        > >
        > >
        > > Hi Gang,
        > >
        > > It came to my attention recently that some folks around here don't know
        > > how to clear the Needs Maintenance (NM) icon from their caches, so I
        > > thought I'd come on here and address this for others who may not know about
        > > it.
        > >
        > > Just to be clear on what I am talking about, the NM icon is that little
        > > icon that shows up on lists and your cache page attributes that is a white
        > > cross on a red background. It is placed there when someone posts a "Needs
        > > Maintenance" log on your cache.
        > >
        > > When one of these logs is posted, the attribute is added to the cache
        > > listing and, of course, the posting is emailed to the cache owner (CO) and
        > > anyone watching hte cache either via the watchlist or bookmark features.
        > > The email is not sent to Groundspeak or a reviewer unless, of course, the
        > > reviewer is watching the cache.
        > >
        > > OK. So why does this matter? Very simply, because many folks filter out
        > > caches that have this NM attribute. I have seen many cases where a problem
        > > has been fixed, but the NM attribute has never been cleared so the cache
        > > will still not be seen by those that do this. So if you want you cache to
        > > get maximum visibility, you need to clear this attribute as soon as you
        > > address whatever problem the cache may have.
        > >
        > > Fortunately, clearing the attribute is VERY easy. All you, the CO, must do
        > > is go to your cache listing and write an "Owner Maintenance" log. You do
        > > this just like any other log. Go to the "Log you visit" link at the top of
        > > the right sidebar, click that, and post your log. This will remove the
        > > attribute.
        > >
        > > Just to be clear, there is no other way to clear it. Writing a note,
        > > deleting the any NM logs, etc. will not get it done. You MUST post an OM
        > > log to clear the attribute.
        > >
        > > That's all there is to it.
        > >
        > > HW/SQ
        > >
        > >  
        > >
        >
        >
        >
        > --
        > ><> ><> ><> ><> ><>
        > Bill
        > a.k.a ZionZR2
        > 512-789-1469
        > <>< <>< <>< <>< <><
        >




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