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Manville Possum

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  1. 1 hour ago, KBLAST said:

    Thanks a ton for looking it over again! Is there any way I could make it less about, "look what I did" and make it feel more like what I want it to be? Or is it just the fact that the concept feels like a "look what I did" no matter how I approach it? 


    I have to say that I found it interesting enough that I took a close look because I first thought it was place to list those "epic" caches like lonely mountain top hides and the oldest caches in a State. But are you more interested in me blogging about planning a vacation cache run to find one of those type caches and riding a Mule and fighting a bear to the cache site?

    Another issue I see is that you limited your site to only caches listed here. You excluded a few epic geocachers by doing so.:ph34r:


    I'm guessing that you are the only site admin, so it's YOUR blog site. It will be what YOU make it. 

    I wish you the best. Keep up the good work. :)

  2. 18 minutes ago, Mudfrog said:

    I might watch and interact on skype or facetime too, if it was an event that i was really looking forward to but couldn't physically attend. That would be better than nothing but i wouldn't try to claim that i was there with an attended log..


    I remember the very first ever Virtual geocaching event here that was hosted by the Dirtbag Geocaching Society. It was fun before someone complained and GS stepped and deleted logs and archived the event if I remember correctly. But keeping up with technology for a older generation of geocachers that are aging,.... it may be fun in 10 years to watch a virtual geocaching event as a spectator. They could be a new cache type with it's own icon. I would find it interesting enough to addend another one.

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  3. 13 minutes ago, Rebore said:

    That's like arguing that hiking is a computer game because you look up the trail descriptions online. Yes, it is part of the adventure, but it's not what it's all about. Geocaching is not a game to me, I don't compete against others and I will never win. Nobody else will win that "game" and beat me, also.


    I'm sorry, but I just don't make the connection or your point. Have a nice day. :)

  4. 7 minutes ago, KBLAST said:

    Only geocaching.com listings. 


    Too bad for your site. :) I don't list my epic caches here. B)

    I did look over your site again, and I enjoy the old caches list, but it is a bit too much of a "look what I did" blog site and I just don't enjoy that aspect other than reading logs posted to caches.

    I did notice some members of your site that have attempted a few of my epic caches. Maybe they will blog about some of them there. :P

  5. 51 minutes ago, lumbricus said:

    The leader isn't active for a long time now. I reviewed the incoming waymarks the last years. One officer denied more than 50 maybe up to 100, some back to 2008 (approved by the leader) one day before Christmas. I don't like these actions, made me sad. I quit the group. It looks like I have been to lax in reviewing, so I'm out.


    I'm sorry that things like that happen in Waymarking, and becoming even more inactive concerns me. There are a few of us that created categories and would now like to exit Waymarking, but look at what just happened as an example. These people are core members, and I don't like what happened either.

    So maybe you could think more on the subject of allowing category creators to lock the category to prevent a future office to delete or change things?

  6. 1 hour ago, KBLAST said:

    The purpose of the site is not to share my adventures or anyone's adventures. I just wanted to help people know where they can find some of the best adventures. I agree, old does not guarantee a good adventure because some of the oldies are poorly maintained, but the old ones always interested me - they're from the beginning of geocaching... what geocaching was (sort of) like when it first started.

    My only issue with your statement, which you graciously are allowing me to respond to, was that you considered the site another, "look at what I did!" site. My GOAL was for the site to be more of a, "look what you could do!" and a, "look what this cacher created!" The goal is to give just enough information to help you determine if it's something you'd agree is worth checking out. I built the site because I always wanted to know where the "epic" caches are - where I'd like to plan a trip because the cache is worth it. So I built the site to give others what I've always wanted. I'm hoping others will let me know other caches that I "can't miss" eventually, but for now, I can only offer what I've experienced.


    I will have to take a better look because I thought it was just another "look at what I achieved" blog site for uber cachers. :(

  7. 33 minutes ago, KBLAST said:

    I don't mind so much. I get his arguments. I'm not sure where else you find the 50 oldest caches in each state (2500 caches listed), how Youtube is involved, or even spoiling caches. My goal is to GET people to do these caches because they are "Epic", but I guess reading about awesome caches to enjoy could be considered "spectator". I also understand the point about community maintained, but I personally have really enjoyed doing the old ones in Ohio. Maybe we're just lucky in this state. Like I said, I prepped for potential criticism... I just wish it were more specific about my site and less about "sites like this in general".


    I would be fair enough to allow you to explain more if you feel it will help me understand your site better. From my point, I already have access in most caches to the oldest caches by state from bookmarks. No, I really don't enjoy reading about other peoples epic adventures. If I do, I read cache pages, not a blogger site. Spectator, I guess I saw just one YouTube video of a blogger, ..... and I... no comment. Just too silly for me.

    But others be fair and let me offer my opinion because it was asked. Thank you.

  8. 17 minutes ago, cerberus1 said:

    We saw similar a lot when that pesky "Intro" app came out, COs "upping" their D/T simply to keep it away from the weekend-n-done kids. 


    And now it's common to see the D/T rating lowered to include basic member app users. B) 

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  9. 31 minutes ago, KBLAST said:

    I also, as cerberus1 pointed out, really wanted a quick and easy way to find the oldies. I have fun finding those when I do vacations, so I wanted a "one stop shop" for those, too.


    Those are interesting, but there are already several existing bookmarks for the oldest cache by State, which normally spells ownerless community maintained caches. 

    Sorry to disrespect your blog site, but geocaching is not a YouTube spectator sport, and if you have seen one, you have seen them all. ;)

  10. 8 minutes ago, Mudfrog said:


    Geocaching should be pretty much a stress free hobby with few instances of angst.but just like any other hobby, game, or social activity, the more people involved, the more chances conflict will come about. A lot of this is trivial but if a person's skin isn't very thick, they'll let it drag em down. I would say that most people can go with the flow,, most of the time. But even for them, there will probably come a time when they find themselves upset because of someone else' perceived antics.



    Darn. And I get stressed for just logging DNF. 

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