Contest #573: Parque Jaime Duque, northeast of Bogotá, Colombia

Parque Jaime Duque was our location this week. Located about 30 minutes outside Bogotá, Colombia, it contains a replica of each of the Seven Wondes of the World, in addition to the Jaime Duque Zoo and the Museum of Mankind.

Note the scaled layout of the Caribbean Gulf in front of the replica Taj Mahdi in the image below.

Found the correct replicas:

  • hhgygy
  • Walter_V_R
  • Yakubi Dergahi
  • Ashwini Agrawal
  • Paul Voestermans
  • Garfield
  • Lighthouse
  • Phil Ower
  • Martin de Bock
  • Jesus Rodriguez
  • AVE.C@ES.AR

With the hint:

    rob de wolff

  • David Kozina

Contest #569: Lake O’Hara, British Columbia, Canada

This beautiful location isn’t far from the crowds who visit Lake Louise, but much less busy as Parks Canada restricts the number of visitors to 42 per day.

Lake O’Hara was made famous in a painting by JEH MacDonald, one of Canada’s Group of Seven who painted at different locations across Canada.

Looking for more on this amazing group: http://www.group-of-seven.org

Found with ease, like the swipe of a brush:

  • Glenmorren
  • Phil Ower
  • Abcdefg Hijkl
  • Luís Filipe Miguel
  • Yakubi Dergahi
  • Garfield
  • hhgygy
  • Martin de Bock

Site broken again — well, not really this time.

We’ve gotten some complaints that the site is, once again, not allowing people to see their contest entries once they have entered them.

After some research, we have determined that this, yet again, a direct result of changes that WordPress has made in connection with the GDPR rules.

For those who are interested in the details, the GDPR update to WordPress (the one that broke our previous form) included the option to display a checkbox on the comment form to allow for explicit authorization to store a cookie on your browser. Under GDPR, the system cannot assign cookies without your explicit approval, so it can’t tell that the browser requesting the screen is the same browser from which the comment was entered. As a result, it won’t display the entered comment to you because it is still in moderation. This “feature” was, apparently, left out of the previous version of the code and when we performed an upgrade of the site to the latest WordPress and theme versions, it caught up with us.

The fix is pretty easy. We have enabled this checkbox on the comment form.

Clicking this checkbox will indicate your permission to store cookies in your browser which will allow the site to recognize that you are the same browser that entered the comment, which will allow the site to show you the comment before it is moderated (at the end of the contest).

For those of you who are cookie averse, I direct you to our newly modified privacy policy. As always, if you have any questions or comments, we welcome them by either e-mailing me (my address is on the privacy policy) or commenting here.

Changes to the site

As you may have noticed, we have instituted a couple of changes to the site.  Basically, we were forced to abandon the old theme because it was unsupported and was causing people to not see whether or not they had successfully posted an entry/comment.

If you have any problems, questions, concerns, or suggestions, feel free to leave a comment here.