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  1. Dan, you've added a very enjoyable aspect to geocaching. We truly appreciate your hard work. Hopefully some qualified person will be able to take over your stats page. Unfortunately, we wouldn't know an MySQL if we fell over it. Thank You and Merry Christmas Team FISUR Rhode Island Geocaching
  2. I assume they are, especially since they have the 'pristine' logo which is one of the Groundspeak requirements for authorized use. I sure hope they're okay.
  3. I was just surfing the web and came across U.S.A. Geocoins. The coin has the pristine geocaching.com logo on one side and a map of the U.S.A. on the other. Pretty cool. I think they'll look very nice. (But what's with the "2002" date since they won't be available until 2003?) FISUR Rhode Island Geocaching
  4. Sometimes I use mine to mark points in the woods while looking for human remains. (Work related, not another hobby.)
  5. I prefer the Royal Robbins Classic 5.11 pants. Sturdy material, cargo pockets, roomy back pockets, and comfortable.
  6. The site here is my favorite. Another good site is the one for the James Randi Educational Foundation which has a $1,000,000 Paranormal Challenge. If you can prove a paranormal ability under scientific conditions, you win the money. For some reason, no one has won it yet. I mention the challenge here because there are a lot of people who use these forums who aren't exactly normal, and I assume they can use the money. FISUR Rhode Island Geocaching
  7. quote:Originally posted by hoovman:There's a whole page of suggested logos http://www.bytethebullet.com/geologo/original_submissions.htm (I don't know who put them all up, but whoever you are, thanks!) . . . . One thing to notice though: http://opentopic.Groundspeak.com/0/OpenTopic?q=Y&a=tpc&s=1750973553&f=3000917383&m=2040964535&p=3 has a discussion about how the term "geocaching" is a trademark, suject to legal protection. . . . First: I believe we can thank brdad up in Maine for hosting the Public Domain Geocaching Logo page. (He really should link his logo page to his home page, which is also nice.) Second: In regard to the term geocaching being a trademark, Jeremy Irish stated in the referenced thread - We're not pursuing the trademark, so use it at will. So I think we're all set in using that word. However, I'm not certain how Groundspeak would react to combining its URL with a logo that's not its own. Is that's an issue? A quick email to and from Groundspeak would likely answer that question. One piece of advice: If there is a trademark issue and you get permission from Groundspeak, get the signature item really, really, really quick before they change their mind. FISUR Rhode Island Geocaching
  8. Razzoo, if you'd like to add a Team FISUR geocoin to your 1st cache, let us know by email, and we'll send one out to you in Utah. (They're for keeping, not for tracking.) Cache On and Good Luck. Team FISUR Rhode Island Geocaching
  9. This is the thread that gave us the courage to to learn the basics web design. The results so far:The Rhode Island Geocaching Page.
  10. We opened our Rhode Island Geocaching Page less than a month ago. We're still learning a lot about HTML. Hopefully within the week we'll have a bonus geocache with the coordinates on our page. Wish us luck!
  11. Or the Spirit of Sept. 11th. Either one would be good. That travel bug gave me a chill, but it's a good thing.
  12. I think they're all discussing the same thing. FISUR Rhode Island Geocaching
  13. Thanks for the quick responses. I've skipped over that field so many times that I forgot about it. Until you have the courage to lose sight of the trail, you will never know the terror of being lost in the woods. [This message was edited by FISUR on November 02, 2002 at 03:52 PM.]
  14. I've noticed that many people have a "User's web page" link after their names when they log a cache. How does one do that? My team recently put together a geocaching page, and we were able to provide a link to it on our Profile Page but not on our logs. Any help would be appreciated. Until you have the courage to lose sight of the trail, you will never know the terror of being lost in the woods.
  15. Due to the size of my team (5 members, including 3 between the ages of 3 and 12), I've found it a bit difficult to be discreet in those "very public" cache locations. (We do them anyway.) I prefer the longer, sometimes physically challenging hikes where there are numerous trails to choose from along the way. And that's why I think moghedian's caches are the best in Rhode Island. Keep up the good work.
  16. See Jeremy's explanation on the photo question in the Picture Posting Problem thread. You'll get the cubist impression on the 1st photo upload. As seneca points out, the cubist problem clears up when you refresh the page. Cache On, FISUR (P.S. Nice dogs.)
  17. auntdaf, if you also have a Magellan GPS 315 and have a specific question (e.g., how to set a projection for a landmark/cache), we can e-mail you some suggestions. Let us know. We'll send you a quick e-mail right now with some basics. Cache on, Team FISUR [This message was edited by FISUR on October 20, 2002 at 07:10 AM.]
  18. I have a Magellan GPS 315. It's pretty easy to use. However, being an idiot, I had a lot of questions concerning it. So shortly after buying the GPS, I also purchased a short instructional video for the Magellan GPS 315 from www.cabelas.com. It was about $10. I found it helpful. I'm still an idiot, but now I'm a GPS idiot-savant. Cache on, FISUR
  19. Doh! Sorry about that. I just saw the pictures you mentioned. See the rocks that surround the campfire area in the background. The graffiti was on top of those. You still can't see them. (Gee, I wasn't expecting the Spanish Inquisition. ) FISUR
  20. You've made some good points. Maybe it was an unregistered lurker. In regard to the photos you mentioned, I do not believe that the graffiti was there on that day. (That was the day of our 1st hike to the location.) Regardless, the graffiti is small and wouldn't have been seen in pictures such as those.
  21. quote:Originally posted by ikayak:Wish you hadn't even mentioned it here! Now it will give the A@@&(^%@ another idea of something else destructive to do. Sorry about that, but I interpreted the graffiti as someone's bad idea for an inside joke. It wasn't that large, but it was noticeable. I can't delete this thread. Maybe a moderator can if he/she thinks it's best.
  22. We found a a nice cache today on a ridge with a great view. Unfortunately, on two rocks near the cache someone had written a phrase which only a person familiar with geocaching would recognize. There was no other graffiti anywhere near the location. This was our first exposure to geocaching graffiti (we have 83 finds). I did my best to remove and hide the graffiti from future hikers and geocachers. Evidently, someone thought this was a good inside joke. I would have another name for it.
  23. My wife, kids, and I log as a team (both at the cache and on the computer), but that's because we geocache together. I noticed that geocachers that only sometimes geocache together will each enter a log on geocaching.com, but one will likely write a longer log for the group. I wouldn't recommend the only-the-first-to-find-it-logs-it technique. You earned the find (and the log) even if your wife found the cache under one rock while you'll looking behind that tree. It was a team effort. But what it comes down to is this: Do whatever you want, just make sure your wife knows who the geo-boss is.
  24. You make a G with one hand, a C with the other, and cross your arms into an X. Keeping it real, FISUR
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