Read Board: Atlas Quest Announcements
I say "Cajitas Escondidas", little hidden boxes
I'm sure it's far from perfect, but you could start with:
woah! i feel sort of like a dummy but that is amazing. that will get the just of it for sure! THANKS!
Cartacajitas? Just kidding... I just love the way "cartacajas" sounds on my tongue. =)
To be fair.... most internationally placed letterboxes are planted by English-speaking tourists. =)
With help translating some stuff, I could probably get something simple up in less than a month. (Very simple!) No message boards, no AQ mail, etc.
But I don't think I'd really be a good person to do this. If someone has problems or reports an error, I'd have a huge communication barrier to work through. Maybe after I learn Spanish fluently.... That's always been a dream of mine--to learn another language fluently. =) I'm definitely not fluent in Spanish, but it is the foreign language that I'm so familiar with! Someday it could happen....
But I am kind of intrigued to create a "basic, simple" template letterboxing website for international locations that could be uploaded after certain pages are translated. Create one for Spanish, French, German, and whatever else anyone wants to volunteer to translate. =)
Let me think about it some more. But.... even if I do do something like this, it'll likely be several months before anything happens. Maybe by the end of the year kind of thing....
Lots of different interfaces sharing the same database. Maybe even one of those pages that detects the country you are connecting from and defaults to that language, with an option to change to English.
Does the Moose speak Spanish?
Tengo una papa suerte.
Well, now we know what the name of the Spanish-language site will be: Wassa Quest.
Gotta make that spanish... so it would be "Wassa Queso"
Are you trying to say "I have a lucky potato?"
Ummmm... Yesh li tapu'ach adamah bar mazel?
Yesh li tapo'ach adamah bar mazel!! ha ha ha ha ha!!!
My pages have been weird too, for the past few days. It's almost as if the columns have changed. All the settings are set to "normal" and my browser is at 100%, like it always is. I thought that maybe something was going on over at AQ and it would just resolve itself, but it hasn't yet.
Somehow, almost magically, I knew you would chime in...
Is it me or is anyone else's AQ pages look broken. All the tools for edit, refresh, minimize and close are going down the page instead of across. When looking for lb's, the result page is the same way. I tried adjusting the page via preferences and view on my tool bar, but nothing changes. Any suggestions or is Ryan doing some changing again.
Purplerose and Froggyking
Purplerose and Froggyking
What browser are you using? Everything looks fine to me....
I know that geocaching.com is available in different languages. There is a setting in the browser for preferred language. This could certainly be used to customize this website. An option could even be added to letterbox (or buzón) listings for language. That way someone could search for boxes with clues in their chosen language, which would default to the preferred language set in the browser.
Why have two sites when the boxes can be found by anyone who understands the clues, some of which are difficult enough to understand anyway.
I'm having the same issue. Some of the icons look squished. I am using IE8
There's more to a letterboxing website than just clues. The geocaching site might have other language options, but if you change to a Spanish site, a lot of the links lead to English resources--which doesn't do much good for someone who doesn't know English. At best, it's a half-hearted attempt at supporting other languages.
And when a Spanish-speaking person has a question or problem, who are they going to contact at the geocaching site that can help them? I still think if I were living in Spain and only spoke Spanish that I'd want a genuine Spanish letterboxing site--not an English site pretending to be Spanish. The English one is for tourists. The Spanish one is for locals. =)
If I was Spanish and wanted to get letterboxing started in Spain, I know I'd be thinking about building a Spanish-language site!
Please do not make me have to press 1 for English on AQ.
Well there's your problem right there! Internet Explorer sucks. =)
Just kidding... Well, it does suck. I don't have IE8 installed, but I changed the code on my development machine so my version of IE will "simulate" an IE8 experience and I'm still not seeing problems. AQ looks absolutely awful in IE8, but nothing like what you describe. The only thing that makes the IE8 look so awful is that there aren't any rounded corners, but that's just a cosmetic thing and not something I can really do about.
One thing you can try if you haven't already, force a refresh of your browser. I have been updating some CSS pages, and there's a possibility your browser could be using an old version of it. Try clicking "Ctrl-F5" to make sure you're using the newest stuff.
If that doesn't work.... I'm not sure what to tell you. I'll try dropping by the library today and using one of their computers--maybe they have an old computer with IE8 installed that I can try looking at. But IE8 is a pretty old, antiquated browser at this point. It's definitely time to upgrade to something better! You might not be able to upgrade to a newer version of IE depending on the operating system you're using, but I'd seriously consider switching to Firefox or Chrome or something if upgrading IE isn't an option. They really are a huge improvement over IE8. *nodding*
I'm so glad I'm not the only one. I've had that problem for 2 days--only at work on Internet Explorer.
Yeah, I noticed it today at work. IE again.
This started happening when you last upgraded the Hall of Fame. Could that be the problem?
I'm not really sure how. Most of the changes I made for that was CSS code specific to just those pages--not stuff that would change styles on all pages. Those were really localized changes. That was part of the reason I focused on those pages first (that and the glossary)--the necessary CSS changes were very localized. There are some other changes I'd like to make, but they would affect all pages so I'm not working on those at the moment.
I haven't been able to find an IE8 browser anywhere to run some tests on either, so I'm not having much luck with figuring out the problem either. But AQ is so darned ugly and horrible in IE8, I'm not even sure it's worth the time and effort to track down given the dwindling numbers of people who use it. I'd really recommend using IE9 or higher--or some other browser altogether. The difference between IE8 and IE9 is substantial!
If you have XP, IE8 is the last version they made for it so you do not have an option to upgrade to 9 or 10. And there are still a _LOT_ of people who are and will continue using XP. So not as dwindling as you hope in the short term.