I like this, but don't see many users going back and utilizing it. There's dozens of trip reports with obsolete beta, for a semi-analogous example, and I bet that obsolete beta will remain in perpetuity. What about uploads from users who no longer use the site, or have died? I would say a thumbs up/thumbs down and/or comment section for a given GPX would be more useful, though Bill could certainly implement both; the OBSOLETE tag would be up to the uploader to add after the fact, while thumbs up/down/comments would be up to the user(s) of that GPX to add. The latter would be more of a "living" record as to whether the GPX is still valid or not.Bigfoot wrote: ↑Sat Jan 23, 2021 6:13 pm What about a tag for NEW / OBSOLETE ?
On Challenger Point, there is a very nice new trail from below the lakes to just below the gully. I don't know how new it is, but it was very different than the track on the mobile app. Which then brings up the idea of allowing a selection for which GPX track to display on the app....
My thoughts for tags:
ROPE USED (whether for climbing or rappelling)
SCRAMBLE (self-explanatory and only barely subjective)
CAMP/OVERNIGHT/MULTI-DAY/BACKPACK (whatever terminology desired, something to designate that a camp and camping gear were utilized)
Change COULOIR to SNOW CLIMB (or have both, I suppose, and automatically check SNOW CLIMB when COULOIR is selected; SNOW CLIMB is more general and would indicate use of axe/traction for a wider range of climbs where such gear may be useful, such as the Angel of Shavano or Sherman's south slopes, both of which are snow climbs but neither of which are couloirs)
I'd avoid stuff that could be too subjective like CLASS, LOOSE, EXPOSED, etc. Those are very subjective and can (and should) be entered by the uploader in the upload Notes field. It's the objective measures of gear used and route sub-type that are important, and even then I would leave it up to the user to mostly fill in the blanks on the gear they'd need based on broader tags (like SNOW CLIMB), time of year, and the uploader's comments.