- @andrixnet: Why did you chose ID 16 for OC.ru? The answer to this question will show us what ID 15 is - unassigned or reserved for some site. --following (talk) 18:21, 31 May 2016 (CEST)
OCRO node id choice
I based my choice on the following information and logic:
opencaching-pl / settings-example.inc.php file contained (at that time):
// Used OC number nodes and name of waypoints : // 1 Opencaching Germany http://www.opencaching.de OC // 2 Opencaching Poland http://www.opencaching.pl OP // 3 Opencaching Czech http://www.opencaching.cz OZ // 4 Local Development AA // 5 free // 6 Opencaching Great Britain http://www.opencaching.org.uk OK // 7 Opencaching Sweden http://www.opencaching.se OS =>OC Scandinavia // 8 free // 9 free // 10 Opencaching United States http://www.opencaching.us OU // 11 free // 12 Opencaching Russia http://www.opencaching.org.ru (I don't know current status???) // 14 Opencaching Nederland http://www.opencaching.nl OB => OC Benelux
Since I had no other information at the time and yet I knew there were more nodes then listed there, I decided not to take for granted the IDs listed as free. To my knowledge, OCNL (14) was the latest addition, at least from opencaching-pl code point of view. At the time I also found nothing about an established procedure about assigning such numbers. The german opencaching forum wasn't very active either. Neither did I know about: "Traditionally, NODE_IDs have been assigned by OCDE (Germany) management team."
Thus I "tried to manage by myself" and decided to skip ID=15 to be on the safe side and chose 16. As it turns out, I was right (about 8,9,11).