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  1. Both of those strategies have been used in the past. Some waymarkers were angry about the use of such strategies. Today, what do people think about those vote-gathering strategies?
  2. Apparently, recent peer votes are being influenced by vote-gathering campaigns that we don't usually see. Is this a concern or simply a new way of doing business playing the game of Waymarking?
  3. Very strange but I think I like it. I encountered no lobbying.
  4. I am very surprised with the current peer review. What has changed?
  5. Here’s some irony. It looks like IHOP Restaurants might be the last Food and Drink category accepted into the game. That was in 2009. Actually, it was Buffet Restaurants, 2011.
  6. I guess I was not clear. It does not matter if I like a food category (or any commercial category). I do. The last time that a food category was added to this game was years before I started playing. No matter what kind of criticism you get, a new food category will not be accepted by the Waymarking community in 2022.
  7. When you send the category to peer review, I will vote for the category. However, expect my vote to be one of only three or four. It does not matter how good your concept or your write-up. The Waymarking community does not want any more commercial categories. Many of us who still play this game have been through the negative experience you are about to go through.
  8. Many of you will be familiar the annual celebration known as Mardi Gras. In my universe, the celebration is Pancake Day. It would be an understatement to say that I am a pancake freak. We left the land of Phil's and Smitty's in the early '90s. As high school sweethearts, mrselyob and I worked together in Smitty's. Living now in the wrong region of Canada, it has been more than 20 years since I could visit a pancake house on pancake day. I have been forced to use diners for my pancake fix. All this to say, in my part of the world, there is no more pancake house and if there was, it would definitely be open for breakfast. I'm sorry that I am so late to the debate. I have been...away.
  9. If the pancake house has 95 locations in the nation, is it a national fast food chain?
  10. Silly me, I was already making trip plans to photograph railroad bridge remnants. Thanks for nothing.
  11. If the replacement bridge was built beside the historic bridge, remnants of the historic bridge might still exist.
  12. If we have to provide documentation, stories and histories; is an age restriction necessary? The history will speak for itself.
  13. I'm glad to read trestles and remnants might be included. Concerning the date range you seek, the category would not accept bridges younger than ?? years, correct?
  14. We no longer reach critical mass. There are not enough reviewers to maintain every category. God forbid, if wayfrog was to have a frogger accident, what do we do then? I have a question for wayfrog and waymarkers, I have many waymarks to post in a tiny dormant category. Even if by magic I became a reviewer in that category, is it still better to burden wayfrog with reviews rather than review my own creations?
  15. Thank you for sharing that news release. I think it's terrible news but I am not surprised. I don't know why fancy excuses have to be invented for Groundspeak removing the benchmarking game. There's only one true explanation. The coding is ancient.
  16. While away from the forums, I still did plenty of posts, visits and reviews. Are these Waymarking forums as active as ever?
  17. https://www.Waymarking.com/waymarks/wm8CNR_N_37_33_57_E_126_58_40_Seoul_South_Korea
  18. I was thinking of all the countries of Asia and Africa (excluding South Africa). I would let the countries of Europe and Oceania which do not yet have a benchmark Waymarking category create their own national category.
  19. What a great account! That must have been hundreds of photos. I must try a banana caramel shake, even if I can't get back to Peter's. Thank you, you two, for sharing your adventure. I admit it: I've missed this stuff.
  20. In 2016, with our creation of the Latin America Benchmarks waymark category, benchmarks for all of the western hemisphere had a place in Waymarking. By now, most of Europe’s benchmarks can be waymarked. Australia and New Zealand are covered. Was there ever a discussion about a category for benchmarks in the other countries, perhaps all of the other countries?
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