Wait a minute. Alansfreed noticed the format of a URL, tried it, was given additional info, and now he's not welcome at geocaching events?!
I've seen posts from several cachers who did the same thing (but got no results). If a Magellan cache hunter knew a shortcut to the cache's coordinates would you require that they take the same route as everyone else because the shortcut would give them an unfair advantage? Many cachers in Pittsburgh learned from their newspaper that the cache was in their city. Wouldn't you consider that unfair?
And to say that he is not welcome at geocaching events is a shame.
Give the guy a break.
It's not like alansfreed used his hacking skills to try to break into Magellan's secret server. He just noticed the URL and gave it a shot. I'd like to think cachers are resourceful people