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DresselDragons

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  1. I had an event on the last leap day...we had ice skating event. Seems like only yesterday, but I guess it was 4 years ago...LOL! That was the second event that we ever hosted. Only about a dozen folks showed. Me thinks if we host another leap day event, attendance will be greater now. I just wish 2/29 was not on a Wednesday.
  2. Here's the SWPA version...they arrived yesterday
  3. Looks like mine will be here Wednesday
  4. I'm still learning stuff...what is a PM?? I emailed you through your GS email. Hope you got it! PM is a private message...emailing thru my profile works too...I got it. Still waiting to hear from ice13-333. Coins will be mailed out on Tuesday...no mail tomorrow for Columbus Day.
  5. Realize there are only so many reds but when a second color is the same and the plating is the same is when it makes it difficult to see the difference. I have been using the same colors and plating for 3 years now and I guess it just doesn't feel and unique and it has in the past. We have been using the same general color scheme since the 888 event (even though the poppy side threw me off a little this year). Since there were a lot more participants, I was afraid that I would run into the same problem, and looking at a spreadsheet, trying to see if someone else's was smilar to mine was too confusing for me. Even if someone's colors are not exactly the same as yours, there are plenty of shades of the same color that they could look pretty much the same. Maybe next year the participants will have the opportunity to see the individual coin art on the group website so we can better visualize what our coins look like, compared to the other participants. Regardless, I would've kept my color scheme even if someone else's was similar, because I want anyone who has been to our events from 888, 999, 101010, etc. to have a set of coins that compliment each other.
  6. Thanks for the stories everyone. I have decided to give away two geocoins in this cointest. So, the winning posts are, in random order, 21 and 10. Please PM me your mailing address, and I will get your coins out to you. Plus, stickerooni, please PM me your address as well. I do not have any trackable DD coins to replace your first coin released, but will send you one of our non-trackable dragon eyes. At least your DD coin traveled to more caches than ours!
  7. Nice pics...cannot wait to see ours. As of yesterday, all of our event coins are reserved. Now I just gotta figure out how I can host an event and work the backstage messaging table at the high school play (which Brenda is in) at the same time. I am thinking the hubby might have to run my event...gulp!
  8. GREAT storries guys...keep 'em coming! Cointest will stay open until 9:00 EST.
  9. I am surprised that I did not see any threads regarding the 10th anniversary of geocoins. September 30th marked the release of the first Moun10Bike geocoin into the wild. Read about it HERE. To celebrate, post a link to the log from your first geocoin released into the wild. It does not need to be a trackable coin (the first ones weren't), but the log should mention the coin drop. You are posting a link to your "found it" log, not a coin log. We will have a random drawing for a random geocoin. Please make sure you include the following in your post: 1) Which coin did you release; 2) When did you release it; and 3) If it was trackable, is it still moving. Only 1 entry per caching name please (you can only release your first coin once). We will accept entries until Friday, October 7th, at 9:00 PM EST. I will start it off with our first release: The first coin that we released was our personal geocoin...we dropped it in Looney One on July 29, 2006. It went missing from this cache shortly after we dropped it.
  10. Kind-of disappointed we haven't seen any pictures yet...usually, by know, there are at least sample photos.
  11. The problem with a forum-type of communication is, what is written, the intent and the interpretation is not always the same. LOL In the end, I am sure everyone can agree to disagree.
  12. Although this comment is not directed at me, I take offense to it. Who are you to "pass judgement" on us...those that do not move proxies? It should not matter how many trackables someone has released to form an opinion...and just because someone formed an opinion, does not mean they are "passing judgement" on someone else. I find this whole morale discussion of proxies ridiculous...it is only a trackable item...and as much as we love 'em, they are just a blip in the grand scheme of life. You (we) are entitled to place a proxy or not...you (we) are entitled to move a proxy (or other trackable) or not.
  13. Although it is very clear that your "Colorado Traveler" is clearly labeled in its description, you might want to change its name to indicate it is a proxy, since that is what people will see if they visit the cache page (just the name in the list of trackables). Also, some cachers might assume that it is a geocoin since it has an icon associated with it. If you add "proxy" to the name, there should be no confusion. Although I am not a fan of proxies, I understand why some folks are. I cannot understand how someone, in good consciousness (did I spell that right? LOL), could throw away someone's proxy. That's rude. If you don't like it, don't move it and leave it alone.
  14. This is not my first multi-event (we've been participants since 8/8/8). This is not the first time I have received trade/purchase requests months before one of my events. It is your choice to offer your coins as you wish, just as it is my choice to let our event attendees have first dibs. We usually sell out of our event coins, so I find it unfair to our event attendees to make the coins available to non-attendees, nor can I afford to purchase a bunch of surplus coins to trade. I would not like to learn that I could not purchase a coin at an event that I attended because the host sold some coins to folks that never intested to attend the event. I choose to not put my attendees thru that. So, I do not think we (those who have requested "no more trade/purchase" requests) are over-reacting by posting our intent. I have received more than 3 requests, and not all of them were from other event hosts. I don't really like explaining myself over and over to those sending the requests. I am going to edit my event page to state that they are first and foremost for our event attendees. That might help prevent some of the requests...however, not everyone visits the event page to contact us, that is why we posted what we did here. Wow, I guess I've been told! I think I said "I don't know how many emails others have received" which would put in context whether it was over-reaction. I guess it wasn't explicit enough. Anyway, I do agree, that we would not allow any non-hosts to pre-purchase our coins, and we have only allowed other hosts to do so because it was such a small number, AND because we are certain we will end up with extra coins at the end (we actually wanted to only get 50 or even less). In any case, take a deep breath and calm down - remember it's all meant to be fun. No need to take a deep breath, regular breathing should suffice (LOL ). I did not mean to slam anyone...just wanted to clarify why I feel the way I do. Our family hosts events because they are fun (for us, and, hopefully, our attendees), so forgetting to have fun not an issue for us.
  15. This is not my first multi-event (we've been participants since 8/8/8). This is not the first time I have received trade/purchase requests months before one of my events. It is your choice to offer your coins as you wish, just as it is my choice to let our event attendees have first dibs. We usually sell out of our event coins, so I find it unfair to our event attendees to make the coins available to non-attendees, nor can I afford to purchase a bunch of surplus coins to trade. I would not like to learn that I could not purchase a coin at an event that I attended because the host sold some coins to folks that never intested to attend the event. I choose to not put my attendees thru that. So, I do not think we (those who have requested "no more trade/purchase" requests) are over-reacting by posting our intent. I have received more than 3 requests, and not all of them were from other event hosts. I don't really like explaining myself over and over to those sending the requests. I am going to edit my event page to state that they are first and foremost for our event attendees. That might help prevent some of the requests...however, not everyone visits the event page to contact us, that is why we posted what we did here.
  16. The whole point of the trade opt in was so those who did not want a whole set or even more than their own event's version wouldn't be bothered by e-mails... CF30 We have been disappointed that we have received quite a few emails too. Our event coins have always been, and will always be, FIRST available for our event attendees. If any are available for purchase AFTER our event, we will post in this thread. Until then, PLEASE DO NOT ASK.
  17. It is entirely possible that that line was added after the event page was published. I am fairly certain that approvers do not get notification every time a cache page is edited. Or they have a liberal approver. CF30 Also, I have noticed that some reviewers enforce the rules more aggressively than others. I do know of folks that add that info to the listing after the event is published. I've thought about doing that, but was afraid that, if our local reviewer decided to attend the event, he would notice that I changed the event page and lock it until I removed it. I figured it was not worth the headaches that would cause.
  18. We had that problem the first time we hosted an event with a coin sale, and once when we tried to list the event sponsors on the cache page. We removed the coin cost text from the cache listing, as requested, and simply stated that a coin will be available at the event. We shared the coin cost info via a link to another site on the cache page (we get a small amount of online webspace for free from our online service provider). We have also opted to simply state on the event page that details will be available later, and have provided this information in the form of an event announcement at a later date.
  19. Event listed... 11-11-11 Multi-event: SWPA
  20. We have, but, luckily, have no photographic evidence. Last year, Brenda went to a Japanese Anime convention...that seemed way more "out there" than the scifi convention we went to...and that comment comes just from viewing folks in the lobby.
  21. Mine are in...now if I could just find a location...
  22. I received my geeky prize, and have already tried them out... Heather did too... Which inspired Brenda to get out her dragon hat... Thanks for the fun!
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