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  1. I usually have my handheld Radio Shack PRO-92 scanner radio with me in the truck when I travel to a geocache for monitoring public safety. And I sometimes listen to you ham'ers too... -exConn What is Project Virginia?
  2. I was just coming in here to report the same thing. I'm constantly getting the English/Spanish error page... -exConn What is Project Virginia?
  3. I was just coming in here to report the same thing. I'm constantly getting the English/Spanish error page... -exConn What is Project Virginia?
  4. quote:Originally posted by BassoonPilot: The next thing we'll see is a cache placed where the owner says the cache can only be sought by people wearing chicken hats and one red and one blue sneaker at midnight on the second Tuesday of a month when it's raining . . . it's precisely the same idea. Oh yeah, after receiving permission to log your legitimate find, you've got to include in your post time-stamped photos and a report from the Weather Channel, or else it will be deleted. So be it. I still don't see the problem even with this cynical example. If a cache was created with the text that you just used, then the finder is seeking it on that premise. It is up to them to decide to go after it or not. Obviously most ( ) wouldn't go after your example, but if that's how the owner created it... -exConn What is Project Virginia?
  5. quote:Originally posted by BassoonPilot: The next thing we'll see is a cache placed where the owner says the cache can only be sought by people wearing chicken hats and one red and one blue sneaker at midnight on the second Tuesday of a month when it's raining . . . it's precisely the same idea. Oh yeah, after receiving permission to log your legitimate find, you've got to include in your post time-stamped photos and a report from the Weather Channel, or else it will be deleted. So be it. I still don't see the problem even with this cynical example. If a cache was created with the text that you just used, then the finder is seeking it on that premise. It is up to them to decide to go after it or not. Obviously most ( ) wouldn't go after your example, but if that's how the owner created it... -exConn What is Project Virginia?
  6. Here's some info I found through Google about those Canadian Club ads (though I have no idea who Cecil is or the validity of his information)... -exConn What is Project Virginia?
  7. Yes, it looks like it just counts the number of logs for a cache. Hopefully Jeremy is just experimenting and will break them up by type (found/not found/note) soon... -exConn What is Project Virginia?
  8. quote:Originally posted by BassoonPilot: In my opinion, your demand comes across as arrogant and unreasonable. I see no need to manipulate people in such a way. Unreasonable? Manipulative? Not really. A little arrogant? Maybe. Strict? Yes. While I would not take this approach myself, the cache owner clearly indicated what they expected. They wanted an answer first before logging a find. So be it. Personally, I think it's fine if someone logs their find right away and can have a day or two to get their response in. If they don't send it in by then, just send a polite email asking if they fulfilled the requirement. No big deal. To answer the original thread question, just send an email to the finder pointing out the requirement for the cache and politely explain about the misunderstanding. Unless, of course, your intent is to be "so self-important as to exercise editorial control over my use of the internet"... -exConn What is Project Virginia?
  9. quote:Originally posted by BassoonPilot: In my opinion, your demand comes across as arrogant and unreasonable. I see no need to manipulate people in such a way. Unreasonable? Manipulative? Not really. A little arrogant? Maybe. Strict? Yes. While I would not take this approach myself, the cache owner clearly indicated what they expected. They wanted an answer first before logging a find. So be it. Personally, I think it's fine if someone logs their find right away and can have a day or two to get their response in. If they don't send it in by then, just send a polite email asking if they fulfilled the requirement. No big deal. To answer the original thread question, just send an email to the finder pointing out the requirement for the cache and politely explain about the misunderstanding. Unless, of course, your intent is to be "so self-important as to exercise editorial control over my use of the internet"... -exConn What is Project Virginia?
  10. quote:Originally posted by BassoonPilot: I don't pretend to be an expert on the CCCooper Agency's activities, but I have exchanged several e-mails over the months with one of the adult/parent members, and consider her to be one of the nicest, most dedicated and forthright individuals I have had contact with in this sport. I was going to pass up this thread because I don't like the idea of talking about someone when they are not even in the conversation, but I wanted to at least echo what BassoonPilot has just mentioned. I just exchanged 3 emails with a nice woman from that team this weekend inquiring about my cache, as well as conversation about a nearby event. I'm not a very active cacher, but my son took one of their signature keyrings at the last cache we did and I have seen their logs in the other caches we've done as well. So, they are active here in Virginia too. I think they are just avid cachers... -exConn What is Project Virginia?
  11. It's possible that the cacher found several caches over a period of time and then sat down to log them all at once but did not change the default date. Just a thought... -exConn What is Project Virginia?
  12. I voted "Other" because I read the last entry only... -exConn What is Project Virginia?
  13. If I had to define what a geocache would be, I would use the following criteria: If the coordinates posted on the cache page is an actual location that you go seek then it would be a cache, but if those coordinates are fake arbitrary numbers that do not indicate a location to seek then it would not be a cache. That being said, I don't really mind some of those that do not match my definiton above such as Historical Covered Bridges. I think this cache takes you to interesting places. However, if we were talking about a "Contemporary Neon McDonalds" cache there is nothing interesting about that. That's why I think it's hard to define. I like the idea of letting the cache approvers putting questionable caches in the "Survey Says?" forum for feedback. I see what people are getting at by trying to make a black and white definition, but I don't want to stifle people's creativity... -exConn What is Project Virginia?
  14. If I had to define what a geocache would be, I would use the following criteria: If the coordinates posted on the cache page is an actual location that you go seek then it would be a cache, but if those coordinates are fake arbitrary numbers that do not indicate a location to seek then it would not be a cache. That being said, I don't really mind some of those that do not match my definiton above such as Historical Covered Bridges. I think this cache takes you to interesting places. However, if we were talking about a "Contemporary Neon McDonalds" cache there is nothing interesting about that. That's why I think it's hard to define. I like the idea of letting the cache approvers putting questionable caches in the "Survey Says?" forum for feedback. I see what people are getting at by trying to make a black and white definition, but I don't want to stifle people's creativity... -exConn What is Project Virginia?
  15. I mentioned Geocaching to a co-worker last week and showed him the site. Since then it has been an endless string of questions. Today when I saw him at work he was complaining that they didn't have the GPS unit he was looking for at some stores this weekend. He almost dropped a bunch of money on a Garmin GPS V just for the instant gratification factor. He has already printed out some caches in his area and mentioned it to his kids. Reeling him in... -exConn What is Project Virginia?
  16. I mentioned Geocaching to a co-worker last week and showed him the site. Since then it has been an endless string of questions. Today when I saw him at work he was complaining that they didn't have the GPS unit he was looking for at some stores this weekend. He almost dropped a bunch of money on a Garmin GPS V just for the instant gratification factor. He has already printed out some caches in his area and mentioned it to his kids. Reeling him in... -exConn What is Project Virginia?
  17. quote:Originally posted by Iron Chef: me impotent Sorry, I couldn't resist. Oh, and on this topic I am on the fence. I voted to see what aims such a group would have... -exConn What is Project Virginia?
  18. quote:Originally posted by Iron Chef: me impotent Sorry, I couldn't resist. Oh, and on this topic I am on the fence. I voted to see what aims such a group would have... -exConn What is Project Virginia?
  19. quote:Originally posted by ATVcache: And where do you find this "photo gallery"? http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cachelog_album.asp -exConn What is Project Virginia?
  20. quote:Originally posted by Rich in NEPA: Says who? Says Jeremy, by implementing a 100kb limit. quote:Some of the people here take more pride in their photos (hence the original posters concerns, in case you didn't notice) than others do. No question. I agree that some take more pride than others, and I appreciate their skills (and their photos). And yes, I did notice the original post. The one where the concern was not being able to post a decent photo under 100kb. He challenged someone to post a nice one, geospotter did, and then that same original poster conceded that it was exactly what they wanted to do and there was no need to increase the limit. So, I think that I am following the conversation just fine. I was responding to your statement that the photo presented was not a good demonstration, when in fact, it was. -exConn What is Project Virginia?
  21. quote:Originally posted by Rich in NEPA: Says who? Says Jeremy, by implementing a 100kb limit. quote:Some of the people here take more pride in their photos (hence the original posters concerns, in case you didn't notice) than others do. No question. I agree that some take more pride than others, and I appreciate their skills (and their photos). And yes, I did notice the original post. The one where the concern was not being able to post a decent photo under 100kb. He challenged someone to post a nice one, geospotter did, and then that same original poster conceded that it was exactly what they wanted to do and there was no need to increase the limit. So, I think that I am following the conversation just fine. I was responding to your statement that the photo presented was not a good demonstration, when in fact, it was. -exConn What is Project Virginia?
  22. I have my base waypoints (that have nothing to do with Geocaching) saved off into a separate file. At the beginning of every month I do the following: 1) Clear off all waypoints from my GPS 2) Load base waypoints 3) Download, merge, and load all caches within 100 miles 4) Download, chop, and load eastern North America dashpoints Usually gives me near 400... -exConn What is Project Virginia?
  23. quote:Originally posted by servman: I'm looking for people to build the initial import files and manage updates to them. Right now I'd like to see the US broken up by regions (by state will create way too many imports I think) and the rest of the world by country. Does anyone want to help? I do this right now for the state of Virginia (for S&T) and I love it. I would like to help, but the problem is that since we can only download 25 caches at a time and there are new caches being added consistently, updating and keeping the data fresh would be a nightmare. Especially if you are talking regions. However, if Jeremy gets around to allowing downloading caches by state all in one shot, then I will volunteer to do the Mid-Atlantic Region. It wouldn't be that big of a deal to download 6-8 states on a daily basis (or every other day), merge them into one, and then pass you the file... -exConn What is Project Virginia?
  24. quote:Originally posted by Rich in NEPA: Actually, it doesn't work for demonstration purposes. Actually, it worked superbly for demonstration purposes. This photo is an excellent example of a nice picture for use at geocaching.com. This is not photo.net or a place where you would grab photos to hang on your wall. No one was really arguing that you will achieve better results with higher resolution... -exConn What is Project Virginia?
  25. I honestly don't see the need. We can easily email someone by clicking their email icon in the forums or by going to their profile and using "Email this user". You may argue that if there was a geocaching.com email address we could easily email someone without having to come to the site. But when do you email someone here when it's not in response to something on the forums or on one of their cache pages? I never have... -exConn What is Project Virginia?
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