Due to intermittent authentication issues over the past two weeks and difficulty finding a permanent solution in a timely manner, the Waymarking forums have been moved away from the Groundspeak Portal. The old content will remain available in a read-only format, as there is no need to authenticate when viewing previous posts.
The new location has an identical forum structure with an additional entry, "Read-Only Archives", redirecting to old content. We do not plan to import previous topics and threads, so please continue topics in the new area as needed. We're sorry for the inconvenience and hope you enjoy the features that were unavailable on the old system.Posted on 2/15/2012 2:20:00 PM by bootron
Reveal the hidden world around you with Waymarking.com. Unlock unique locations in more than 1000 categories like Scenic Railroads, Last of its Kind or even Ginormous Everyday Objects. Waymarking offers a sense of discovery that’s waiting just outside your front door. Adventures around the world use waymarking to explore hundreds of thousands of interesting and useful locations. Read about the eye-opening experience from those who see the world through waymarking lens.
N!tr0 writes, "[Waymarking]… makes me look far deeper than I ever would normally, check around corners, look for dates, read signs, whereas I just used to stroll on by. And I have taken more pictures every month than I ever did before."
Dragontree says, "The most satisfying elements of waymarking are that it combines all of my talents and interests. I can use my writing skills, photography skills, art and design interest to create a waymark online and we can visit the places in person where we have always wanted to go. It gives a sense of purpose to our life and creates an ongoing memory of the world where our footsteps have fallen."
Fi67 writes, "Waymarking combines so many different things: Going outside, taking pictures, search the web or books and finally digest all that and create your own waymark. Another way to play the game is visiting. You can go to the location of existing waymarks, take a picture and upload it with a comment about your visit. The exact visiting requirements are also defined by the category managers and can vary."
Read more about the adventure of waymarking and share your waymarking stories here.Posted on 1/17/2012 10:52:00 AM by bootron
On May 4th Waymarking.com performed a server migration that resulted in some users experiencing difficulty logging into the Groundspeak Portal forums. To fix this issue we recommend clearing the web browser cache (including "cookies") and restarting the browser before attempting a new login.
Customize and Control (wrench icon) > Tools > Clear Browsing Data
Firefox menu > Options > Options > Privacy > Remove individual Cookies
For IE:Posted on 5/5/2011 11:44:00 AM by bootron
Tools > Internet Options > Delete Browsing History
On what day did you post the most waymarks? Where in the world are they? It's all about the numbers, folks. For you data junkies out there, we’re excited to introduce several new graphs, charts and maps to help you visualize your waymarking exploits.
Visit your profile page to bask in the numerical glow of your achievements, or make changes in statistics settings.Posted on 3/15/2011 2:56:00 PM by bootron
Waymarking.com just reached a four digit milestone. The Waymarking.com directory reached 1000 user-created categories on October 18th, 2010. It took as little as five years for the community to reach this milestone through the peer review process. More than a quarter of a million unique waymarks have been created in that same time.
The honor of the 1000th category goes to Silhouette Public Art Sculptures. The achievement isn't just a time for congratulations, but also it’s a moment to say "thank you" to everyone who enjoys Waymarking and supports the activity. Posted on 10/19/2010 12:14:00 PM by bootron
Groundspeak has a new iPhone application powered by Waymarking! The Historic Places app draws directly from the full Waymarking.com database of historic places, which includes over 44,000 locations worldwide.
The application is perfect for history buffs, travelers, and, of course, waymarkers! Search for historic places near your current location, view a description and photo of each site, and navigate to the location using a simulated compass arrow or map screen.
Historic Places is available now in the iTunes store for only $0.99. View now.Posted on 12/21/2009 2:30:00 PM by bootron
200,000 Waymarks Worldwide!
Since Waymarking.com’s Beta release you dedicated seekers have logged a staggering 200,000 waymarks in 929 categories around the world. We have our all stars, but this achievement was reached mainly through hundreds of waymarkers submitting just a handful of waymarks in their neighborhood, and we thank them enthusiastically.
For a detailed breakdown of all the waymarks submitted to date, visit BruceS's detailed blog and get your stats fix.Posted on 9/8/2009 1:58:00 PM by bootron
There's been a lot of talk of Change lately, and it hasn't escaped our notice here at Waymarking.com. So we felt it appropriate to make a few changes of our own. In particular, one big change is our very own, brand spanking new, search engine.
The search engine has been custom built especially for the site, and is designed to return the most relevant results possible for every keyword search. In addition, you can now search a number of different ways within your own waymarks; like archived, pending approval, and unfinished to name a few.
To learn more, check out the release notes in the discussion forum, or just pop a keyword into the field at the top of the page!
Posted on 2/12/2009 11:42:00 AM by OpinioNate
At the end of 2008 we have seen some impressive growth in the number of active listings on the waymarking site.
Waymarking represents almost 18% of all active listings across all three Groundspeak games. We have passed 150,000 listings and have well over 800 unique categories to choose from. The Community Server forum software was restored to proper functionality as well.
2009 promises to be a big year for waymarking with an anticipated new search engine, continued growth and enjoyment for everyone. Keep those cameras clicking!Posted on 12/28/2008 7:05:00 AM by Checkmark
Congratulations go to BruceS today for posting his 5000th waymark! He receives the coveted white ribbon, and is officially the most prolific career waymarker. As of today, he has posted 1100 more waymarks than the 2nd place waymarker.
BruceS was the featured Waymarker at Wayward Waymarking blog a few months back. Also be sure to view his Waymarking profile.Posted on 6/23/2008 12:35:00 PM by bootron