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  1. Duas das coisas serão a distância entre EC's que vai ser mudada e pelos vistos ir de férias e criar uma EC vai ser proíbido.

    E as EC's de férias, já criadas, vão ser reavaliadas ou isto vale apenas para EC's novas?


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  2. As I've been thinking about it, I think I'm coming to the same conclusion. I would be one of those developers that would make it hard for others to develop EarthCaches. I will need to lay off developing EarthCaches in my local area so I don’t make it impossible for other locals to develop any. I’ll have to turn my focus on finding cachers to sponsor my EarthCaches anywhere I want to develop one.


    I'm sorry but I don't agree at all. How many caches have you developed that then someone has later said that they were going to develop one just like it in the same place. I'll bet none but with your stats I may be stretching the probability curve a little :) If you didn't develop it then it would stay undeveloped.

  3. Why do so many earthcaches need to have a picture as a requirment? I don't have an efficient way of getting pictures onto my computer. This problem has kept me from looking for several earthcache, and from getting my bronze ec master. For me, making a picture an ec requirment is the equivelant of making and that ec pm only. There are a few owners who have had pity on me, but not most. Any cheap (as in $$$) suggestions on how to get over this? I understand a picture as an occaisonal requirment, but for 99% of ecs? Why?


    Because in the end every EarthCache developer has a deep fear that the visit was virtual. Simple! and as I've said before I think that and EC that only requires a photo as proof of being there is a weak EC.

  4. Retirado do site www.earthcache.org



    We are about to change the way EarthCaches are submitted, reviewed and published. The new system will dramatically speed up the review process and help you to develop your EarthCaches directly in the geocaching.com system. It is a HUGE step forward!


    The current system will close on on 30 November. We will not be accepting any more submissions through this site. However the submittal guidelines and complete EarthCache listings will still be maintained here.


    Please continue to develop your EarthCaches in anticipation of the launch of the new system.


    The new system will commence on 9 December. From that date onwards you will be able to submit EarthCaches directly into the geocaching.com new cache form. A team of reviewers will work wth your submittal.


    Please note that the standards for EarthCaches will not diminish, especially those relating to permission. Some other rules common to most cache types will come into force, such as the proximity and vacation cache rules.


    We will make further announcements as the need arises on this site and in the EarthCache forums.


    Thanks again for you support!


    The EarthCache Team"


    Aguardemos para ver o que sai daqui........ :angry:


    Duas das coisas serão a distância entre EC's que vai ser mudada e pelos vistos ir de férias e criar uma EC vai ser proíbido.

  5. So if approval mechanisms have gone to GC.com do we assume that they have a set of new and independent reviewers?


    ps. I think the vacation rule is ludicrous. Many caches are developed by people on vacation which then opens the eyes of local cachers to other possible caches.

  6. I have deliberately left this topic well enough alone as I have two EC's on that list. One I would tend to agree with but not so much the other. In any case I would like to thank Geoaware and the panel of judges who voted me in. Thanks a lot guys (and yes, they were "all guys").


    I would also like to extend my congratulations to all those who made the list but I would really like to congratulate all EC developers for their courage and their commitment to sharing a little corner of the blue planet with everyone who dares to seek. Thank you all.


    I have to agree with Konnarock kid and Marge's that maybe my geological knowledge is slightly above some others but I have seen; during the review process, some really neat and well constructed EC's that were NOT written up by geologists or anything of the kind. I would say that my advantage stems from the fact that while others see a scenic setting, I immediately x-ray the location as to why it is like that. I guess it comes from training.


    I am a picture fanatic and nothing makes me more hungry to search out an EC if there's just a little peek of what is to come on site. So yes, I am all for pictures in EC pages. They should not give away the answers but they should prepare the geological/geographical setting, so to speak.


    I have been toying with an idea now for about 2 years and that is to create an EC that would serve as a tutorial for others to create their own listings. I would obviously be biased by the Portuguese setting and geocaching community but I would like to write one up with a sort of added "post-it" notes on the side with short explanations as to why the text says what it says or the pictures show what they show. Sites are plentiful now all I need is the time.....

  7. Dont worry to much, I created one, filed for the Silver status, and got the web icon. I tried before, it got kicked. So I resubmitted, changed a few things and its approved. Now I wait for geocaching to approve it.... its been sitting for a week now....


    I've waited up to 3 weeks for replies in some cases. We should all remember that in July the record for submissions of EC's was broken. I have the data from the Facebook group:

    Quoting: "Friends, it's official. July 2009 has blown wide the record number for EarthCaches in one month with a whopping 498 submissions received. Our previous record of 342 was set last August. Thank you all for your hard work!

    Cache on, ......"


    Imagine having to go through all those. Be patient.

  8. ...they sold out in 12 hours!


    So anther batch has been ordered.


    AND......new EarthCache Masters coins are on their way. There is a special coin for each level. We will you posted!


    I hope the earthcache.org store will have them in stock. It's been an absolute nightmare to get the EC geocoins. Were it not for the kind heart of konnarock Kid & Marge I would still be taking Alprazolam :D .

  9. Isso levanta umas suspeitas quanto às minhas de Trás-os-Montes. Vou ter que pedir ajuda a um compincha para lá ir verificar. Mas eu não mando tiro de aviso.....

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