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Everything posted by RuideAlmeida

  1. Here in Portugal we have a series called Lusitani. The country is divided in 30 different administrative regions... so we hided a cache on each one of them... and in each cache one can get a code. Having all 30 codes, you can search for the final Lusitani cache. (Lusitani came from the roman name of Portugal - Lusitania)
  2. You Might be a geocacher... If in every interesting place you pass by, you think "Humm... a good place for our next one!!"
  3. I think that bookmarks are only useful if we can shared them... so they should be widely shared. More than one times I wish to have such bookmarks from geocachers that I admire... to learn with.
  4. I (we) appreciate your kind reception... nevertheless we've been around since May of 2007... 876 caches found and 27 hidings. Our profile: http://www.geocaching.com/profile/?guid=e6...36-cb8fee89fbaa
  5. Everyone of us will "profit" if we have some kind of recognition of those good hiders, quality hiders... Maybe one day we could have a game without LPC every 160m... maybe one day we know where all the lame caches are, without having to bump with one of those. All of our 27 caches are carefully prepared... thats the only way we know, respecting the game... not just throwing film canisters (as a matter of fact, we only use them as stages of multis).
  6. Although, if everybody would have that kind of self-judgement when thinking of hiding a cache... this topic would not be necessary Welcome to the game!!
  7. You are right, but they are too many... it is humanly impossible to read (properly) all the logs posted every day here in Portugal... I cant imagine in other huge geocaching areas, such as Germany or USA. I figure that a rating-Amazon-like-system would help us filter the truly good from the very bad. ______________________________ Our daily best was 44 founds and 3 DNF's in a fantastic adventure with six more geocachers that we called "86400 seconds tour"(yes, 24 hours non-stop-caching... what a dream)... all carefully choosed in an itinerary that covered around 300km. I think that everybody should try PS: Last but not the least... it was my birthday, last September
  8. What is the true meaning of an FTF? What makes you running for another... or not? Which was your best one? Tell us your thoughts and thrills...
  9. I dont think so. Our team of three, is composed by mother, father and younger son. Usualy we cache with teams of both gender, and some are composed solely by women.
  10. Please let me correct myself... obviously my intention was to say encourage instead of compelling. So sorry for any missunderstandings
  11. Yeah, so do I... were just exchanging thoughts.
  12. Count me in! From 12 to 20. Falcon (or Hawk) Patrol Gil Vicente (a great medieval dramaturgist) Team Akhela replacement
  13. In fact is the opposite, nobody has ever found every local caches (around 4000)... and crossing the border would only show an almost desertic geocaching territory (in a territory five times bigger, they have less caches). But what I want is quality, not quantity... therefore the rating system.
  14. You got that right... but one is related to the other. First, implementation of a rating system... second an increasing quality demanding.
  15. Agree 100% Some stupid portuguese propositions?... Please accept my apologies. __________________ How many times do you think when finding a cache "What a crap, somebody would have warned me!!"?
  16. Maybe just another silly idea of mine (maybe not). What do you feel about geocachers with thousands of finds and none or few caches hide? What do you think about a reward system for cache quality, voted by finders? I think such a system could increase cache quality... and also compelling those other geocachers to give us the pleasure to find caches of their own. I feel sad when I see a thousand-finds-geocacher that dont care about hide any cache at all... as if it wasnt the hiders that keep this game rolling. What do you all think about it?
  17. Qual é para cada um de nós o valor de um FTF? A sensação que nos provoca? Aquilo que nos atrai? Suponho que estes conceitos terão sido de certo modo alterados a partir do momento em que as notificações por SMS ou email se generalizaram... ao ponto de ultimamente se ter criado um regime de "vale-tudo", com caches a serem logadas pela primeira vez, perante o olhar de muggles, enquanto geocachers mais conscienciosos que tendo chegado ao GZ primeiro e não querendo colocar a cache em risco, observam de longe tal heresia. Caches a serem visitadas e logadas após jantares com aprovadores (e já agora vamos lá publicá-la). FTF's por procuração, etc. No início cheguei a logar FTF's na sequência de beta-tests... mas cumprindo integralmente tudo o que era pedido no enunciado da cache, que o owner não é de dar abébias... agora não o faria, optando talvez pelo bom exemplo de quem loga folhas adiante, deixando as iniciais para os próximos Aquilo que mais me (nos) atrai num FTF é encontrar a cache sem ter a possibilidade de help-desk (se exceptuarmos o owner, obviamente)... e em contrapartida ter a possibilidade de ajudar os seguintes. O nosso FTF mais marcante foi feito a 160km de casa e um mês após publicação da cache... duvido que hoje fosse possível Digam de vossa justiça!
  18. Parabéns aos Playmobil pela 1000ª Só uma reclamação... só 8 colocadas?!?... ohhhhhh :oops:
  19. Uma pocket querie é um agregado de dados, com alguns parâmetros em comum. Neste caso em relação a caches, podes definir uma série de caches existentes (no máximo de 500) num determinado perímetro geográfico, definido por ti no Google Earth ou em sites e aplicações similares. Após recolhida a informação, é gerado um ficheiro em formato .loc, .gpx, etc. que podes descarregar para o teu GPSr. É óbvia a poupança de tempo, se pensares no trabalho de introduzir manualmente 500 coordenadas de caches. Em www.geocaching.com, só podes gerar PQ sendo Premium Member.
  20. Parabéns pela milésima dos NunoKA!!
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