Group: Super Administrators
Joined: Dec. 2001
||Posted: Sep. 27 2003,8:37 pm
|Quote (Bloencustoms @ Sep. 27 2003,6:02 pm)|
|I have 9 caches within 100 miles of my zip code, vs 256 elsewhere. Still, just three short years ago there were no caches in the state.|
Just a hint when searching the database.
One of the fields a user may enter in the submission form is the ZIP Code for the area the cache is in. If they leave it blank, the script will populate it with the correct one. Unfortunately, many will enter THEIR zip code, when the cache is actually in a different zip code and the current script does not replace it.
Now we have two search forms, 'Distance' and 'Detailed'. When using the Detailed form, it will only return matches with exact matches. So if a member entered an incorrect zip code, you may not get a hit when doing the search. But if you use the Distance form, it will return all caches within the zip you enter and for the specified radius from closest to furthest.
Look for this to be smoothed out in upcoming releases.