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    arrogance is never a endearing quality ist it, because that just what your reply is


    I don't think it's arrogant, just a statement of facts. However, I do think your response is ill thought out, bereft of intelligence, logic, and in any way useful.


    Thanks for trying anyway.


    (At least spell check your posts if you want to take the high ground mate.)

  2. I'm not scared to hide behind a caching name either.

    Ali Evans = *mouse*


    ...which is why you were denied an emcache account today trying to register as mouse** as a sock puppet account. Coward.



    What has kicked this whole thing off is an administrator from icache requesting that GAGB remove all the events from the GAGB calendar as icache is the only uk site to have a licence to obtain data directly from GC.com.


    Icache is the the only site licenced to use the GC data. GAGB do not have that licence. Simple.



    This same administrator has upset uk cachers before over a number of different issues and so when this occured there was an amount of bad feeling that was very quickly inflamed.


    Cut and paste actual posts or e-mails, or simply shut up.



    The point that needs to be made to icache is that the event details are in the public domain so the data is open to all to use. It was then painstakingly and manually added by a GAGB member to the GAGB calendar and therefore does not fall foul of any data usage agreements with Groundspeak.

    GAGB are not obliged to remove the data and the fact it is there is in my opinion to the benefit of all UK cachers.



    Groundspeak may have a different opinion.



    Personally I find it a bit cheap and below the belt that this person then felt it neccessary to obtain and then publish a private facebook conversation on a second forum and then allow it to be linked to in this thread. Whatever their motives were, I no longer have any respect for this individual as I think that action was immature. I have chosen not to use their resources any further.


    I've just choked on my pudding. Private facebook, no such thing. It happens that the idiot in question did not have his privacy filters set, and the whole world could see the vitriolic diartribe evolve as it happened.

  3. It appears "what kicked it off" was a request from GAGB to stream event cache pages/data from the icache site. As you are aware the data agreement with Groundspeak is for the icache.co.uk domain only, and icache would be breaking that agreement by sharing the data with the GAGB. So, back on topic, does the OP have the correct permissions (which took a long time for icache to obtain), to list the events calender?

  4. Did you know there is a ready made site that shows all sort of stats, including events....www.icache.co.uk.


    It's uses GC supplied data, and is updated twice a week.

    But no events calendar, unless I'm missing something.


    You are indeed missing something......



    Sorry, but I think I must have a problem with my browser!

    I take it that it does support IE8, as all I can see is a list of events.


    Incidentally. I'm a little puzzled as to why you are hijacking this thread highlighting helpful facility on GAGB?

    Why not just start a new thread to promote your site?


    Variation on a theme, but not in a true calender format. Very useful to see list of events in date order, and a map so you can browse by geography.


    Sorry if you felt it was a hijack, I was being helpful to users who may not know that the icache database exists. I don't see it as a competition by the way, nor do I see the need to be sarcastic.


    Carry on.

  5. Hi


    Hope someone can help me here, I have set my first cache today and when I was there I used the maps function and google earth on my iPhone to get the co-ordinates. I have set up my cache online but when looking at the location on the map its in the wrong place.


    The co-ordinates I have are 52 57 23 and 1 31 23 or 52.956579 and 1.523396 but cant seem to enter these so that they are in the right place?? Have spent ages trying to sort this out but with no luck really. Am keen to get this live asap so if anyone can offer any advice I would be really grateful.





    Don't want to cause any ructions, but if I were you I'd disable it for a few days and get over to www.emcache.com where Derby members will be able to give you a quick 1-2-1 on the basics of cache setting. It just seems you may have been a bit previous with your first hide.


    Just a thought.

  6. Couldn't agree more with the above. I am prone to a drive-by or three, so wouldn't want to be "ultra hard core" and make everything either "big tin in the woods", or "somewhere or something nice to see", but certainly the majority.


    Word of caution. I have been flamed for this speech before as being "anti disabled cachers", as when people moan about 35mm power trails it spoils the fun for those unfortunate enough to be handicached. So I'd like to say now, it's not. Plenty of handicache caches (well disguised micros as well), in nice parks and walks, not at the side of roads in a power trail, or down dog shyte alley ways.


    To the OP, I think your general locale is a bit unlucky in % of micros. The England average is about a third micros, unless you live in the South East where it's nearer 40 odd %, and if you pick the right spot, double that!!!!





  7. Hi, what is the right thing to do when finding travel bug and geocoins? Should you leave something of the value that the travelbug is attached to? The bugs seem to be atached to much better stuff than the rest of the things?


    Or nothing at all as its a traveling item?


    And when we drop them, do we exchange the TB for something or not?


    We dropped off 3 things for the 2 x TBs we found today, just want to know the right thing :lol:


    Thanks - Geoff.


    A TB or geocoin is not a swap, you can pick them up and do not have to leave anything in it's place (but yo're kind, so you did anyway.). Equally you should not be logging "took nice pen, left geocoin", as you're depleting the cache contents.


    On the other hand, if it's a TB hotel, sometimes the cache owners prefer you not to take out more TB's that you leave, or at the very least leave one in it, otherwise it would a Norman Bates motel. ;)

  8. If your preview is showing caches that's a good thing. Co-ords or postcode shouldn't make a difference to the quantity of caches.


    You can't run any more than 5 PQ's in one day, you might look in your inbox at about 08:00 in the morning.

  9. Im getting an oregon 450 and this may be a dumb question but do i have to download gpx files individualy or is there a way where i can download loads at once, i know you can tick the boxes and send multiple that way but that doesnt send hints recent logs etc, cheers


    You can create and download PQ's (pocket queries, files that contain 500 caches and data), if you are a premium member.

  10. There are a few amongst us who spend time writing TB and Coin numbers down upon their tatty notepads.

    We call them "number spotters" and although we cordially smile and engage with them at such social gatherings, we ridicule them in private. :P


    I've seen folks at events issuing lists of coin numbers, and some people happily gobble them up. Personally I wouldn't discover a coin unless I'd actually fondled it in person.

  11. You have to generate your own PQ's, and as the above says, use something like GSAK to export them to your TomTom. The latest TomTom macro allows you to show different icons by cache type (although it would be even better if it showed a different one for "unknown"). I use (%name %con1 %hint), which is normall enough to pick of drive bys without breaking out the extrex.


    www.icache.co.uk can show you where ALL the UK caches are, but as yet you can't download it.

  12. Patience please!


    Now, I've placed a cache and as I was driving home, pondering submitting it for approval, I suddenly realised I hadn't checked how far it was between my cache and another nearby.


    I have the co-ordinates of both, obviously. So how can I check?


    I could drive back and measure it, but I'd rather not!




    here's one, but if you google there are a number that do the same thing.

  13. (and given my dislike for p&g micros, something's wrong with my rating......)

    Probably because the majority of caches that you have found are micros.

    Now that's just silly - got them below 40% and still falling..... :D


    I really do wish the system did discount points for drive-by micro's..........but that's another thread. :)

  14. I have 351 finds, and am currently ranked 134th!


    The cacher right behind me at 135th has nearly 3000 finds. Though this past month was by far my most active in terms of the numbers (80 found; also numerous DNFs); so maybe it gives high weight to what you have done lately. <<<---------- ding ding!!




    Quantity (in a short period, not total finds!!!) & quality methinks. That's makes all the sense in the world to me. :laughing::laughing:

  15. So in your opinion....after how long in terms of time? or after how many caches found? or after finding/hiding various types of caches do you stop becoming a newbie?


    In your opinion?


    We use the term quite a lot on this forum....so looking to see what the definition of a newbie is?


    Just for fun....not a serious debate.... :rolleyes:


    we'll let you know when you're ready noob. :Dnewbie.gif




    While youre working out whether Im still a noob or not, perhaps you can figure out whether Burton is East or West Midlands!!!! :P


    I am running for a local council seat as an independant, with a headline policy to re-unite anyone with a DE postcode back to it's rightful place in the East Midlands, and prevent them from having to mix with oiks from yam yam land. :):huh:

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