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Jacaru & Wemnog

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  1. I just received a formal warning off a reviewer who is a moderator on here. Now we aren't even allowed to demonstrate our opinions. Dictatorship comes to mind

    That doesn't surprise me Jack. Dictatorships don't like to be questioned. The only way is to vote with our wallets.

    I will set up a Facebook group soon to discuss options regarding UK reviewers and Groundspeak. It will be behind closed doors so to speak but I am sure it will have more that 17 members and a lackey.

  2. I have to agree with the previous poster. Aside from the social side, there doesn't seem to be much left for me. I have to hold my hands up and say that although I am not the most prolific cacher, just over 200o finds in the last five years, I have chased drive bys to bulk numbers up. However, in the long run that seems a waste of money to be paying a company that does nothing to support it's overseas (us) customers when problems arise.

     

    The social side I can keep up with the groups on that book of faces and I have now signed up for the UK version of caching.

     

    They may not be as big as this company, but the idea of having less caches to find, but that are in more meaningful places does attract me more to their ethos of caching, and it harks back to the old days which I have been told about by more seasoned cachers, where there was a thrill in finding one decent cache as opposed to a trail of bland caches on a trail.

     

    All I can say is that I will give it a go, smileys aren't everything to me and I dare say that I will still find caches listed on this site, but my new caches will be on the UK site and won't be cross listed. OK, as others have said it won't make a jot of difference to Groundspeak, but it will make me feel like I am doing something in my own small way.

  3. Thanks for starting this new thread, I was about to start one myself. Lackey closes previous thread because they didn't like that fact the Great British Public and a well respected reviewer were standing up to them and they weren't hearing or reading what they wanted to.

     

    The only one consolation in their closing of the thread was that Deci finally, if somewhat belatedly and to be honest rather blandly, had a thankyou for all his work.

     

    If you didn't see it, here is how the last thread was closed.

     

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    We are closing this thread.

     

    Please understand that we have no intention of publicly commenting on the reasons for retirements of community reviewers. We do not comment out of respect for all parties involved.

     

    The information being presented by the retiring reviewer in this thread is, we believe, an inaccurate and incomplete representation of the facts. Feel free to take them as you see fit, but we will not be commenting further.

     

    We wish Dave well and thank him for 8 years as a volunteer reviewer. His contributions to the game have been appreciated by Groundspeak and by the geocaching community.

     

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    I too won't be renewing my membership and having talked to others in my area of the UK, a lot of people are feeling the same. OK, it might not make a big difference in the scheme of things, but if those people then start moving to a UK listing site and that site then grows in size, then maybe, just maybe Groundspeak will begin to feel more of an effect.

  4. A lot of the local Facebook geocaching group members put Deci's name forward for Geocacher of the Month after his resignation and the way he had been treated. There must have been a couple of hundred people who nominated him, if not more. So, what a surprise then that it has been ignored completely when this months cacher of the month was announced. Yet again, Groundspeak have chosen to overlook the wishes of a group of UK cachers.

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    It's an ironic situation that people criticise them for not caring, and then somehow expect them to care when you leave! If it makes you feel better then go ahead, but the people affected will be those who have enjoyed your event organising efforts and cache placements. "TPTB" are unlikely to even hear about it, and if they do they won't be interested.

     

    Thankyou Happy Humphrey, your comments are appreciated. I certainly wouldn't give up organising events as I get as much pleasure from doing that as I do caching.

  6. I haven't been on this site for many a month, only being directed over here again because of another epic fail on Groundspeaks part. I have made my feeling clear elsewhere on the despicable treatment of Dave, and yes, I will be another one who won't be renewing my membership when the time comes.

     

    The treatment of Deci is one, the fact that Groundspeak haven't acknowledged all the good work that he has done for them and the community over the last 8 years is another, and their continued changing of rules without consulting us, who play the game, is the final reason.

     

    Good on you Dave for your stance, I am sorry that it came to it as you were the voice of reason in the UK caching community.

  7. Hi from the UK.

     

    I just wanted to say hello and ask for your help. Very shortly, on November 23rd, a number of Doctor Who race tags are being released both here and in Australia. They are racing to this cache in your country ~ http://coord.info/GCP8TM.

     

    If you come across one of these tags, please can you move it on reasonably quickly. There are three different designs, all with a TARDIS on them and the GC number of the cache.

     

    Many thanks in advance,

     

    Jacaru

  8. Hi and welcome. Yes, Beach Hut is right, there is GeM which I admin and also EmCache. If you want to start meeting people soon, we have an event in Nottingham on Saturday. Some of us will have name badges on so you can spot us, but just ask at the bar to be pointed to the Jacaru event. Details here http://coord.info/GC4H9G5 If you do come along, don't be shy, make yourself known to us as the events can get quite busy and we don't like to overlook speaking to anyone.

  9. They disappear often here in Nottingham(shire) I rarely put them out now, but if I do I mark them in such a way that only I can tell. If I find a newish cache that is an ammo can I check it out (just in case. So far none have been mine. My caches are always PM only but it doesn't seem to make much difference.

  10. I found a cache that was an old toothpaste tube once. It was out of place, but someone had taken time to put it there, it's not up to me to decide what container someone uses. It is my choice whether to do any further caches placed by that cacher though. As far as I can see, it is someone thinking outside the box and maybe trying to put a finder of the scent (pun intended)and making for a little more awkward find

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