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  1. quote:Originally posted by MCL:I like the one with D&P looking "worse for wares" (you mean "worse for wear")... Tut tut, Martin. 'Remember, it is always bad form to correct others spelling or grammar.' (Well, according to GAGB guidelines it is ) ===== There's no such thing as a free lunchbox!
  2. quote:Originally posted by SimonG:I don't quite understand why his user id is disabled I don't understand how he could edit his profile without being logged-in. Surely, he couldn't login if his user-id is "disabled"? ===== There's no such thing as a free lunchbox!
  3. quote:Originally posted by Icenians:I just choose to move to another listing site. I hadn't realized you'd abandoned gc.com but I think it's a great shame. Unless you have a major problem with the way Jeremy Irish runs things or with the cachers who do use gc.com then I, for one, would ask you please to reconsider. It would be a great pity if the furore which surrounded the launch of GAGB resulted in an even greater net loss to the UK cacheing community. ===== There's no such thing as a free lunchbox!
  4. quote:Originally posted by Liz Codd:I find myself switching my GPS between hddd mm.mmm and OS grid formats all the time Presumably you not only change from hddd mm.mmm to OS grid but also from WGS84 to OSGB? Otherwise, you'll be somewhat "offset". ===== There's no such thing as a free lunchbox!
  5. quote:Originally posted by Team Blitz:Finally, let me share a quote from one of the Groundspeak guys: "We truly commend the Hampshire County Council on being the first land owning/managing authority to take such a progressive step. It will undoubtedly be a benefit to all" Very nicely put, Groundspeak I couldn't have put it better and I want to thank them for saying it. I also want HCC to know that that I'm grateful for their interest, enthusiasm, understanding and patience. Sadly, I probably won't be able to make it to the meet but, if I do manage to turn up, I'll be pleased to help out in any way I can. ===== There's no such thing as a free lunchbox!
  6. quote:Originally posted by The Hungry Caterpillars:Tim and June, having read your posting are you saying that there is already negotiated some kind of cache guidelines with NT.I ask as I am unaware of any and I thought it would not be allowed by NT I'm not sure you'll get a reply from T&J. I don't think they visit the forums anymore Anyway, what they said was: quote:when we approach NT about caching on their land they will see it as a way of encouraging visitors, and perhaps we are beginning to set a precedent with them. I read this as "We've not yet approached the NT but there have been caches on NT sites for some time, none of which have proved to be a nuisance. The HCC liaison and resultant guidelines will be useful when we do approach the NT formally." But that's all relatively acedemic now ===== There's no such thing as a free lunchbox!
  7. If I leave a calling card I do so for the benefit of the cache owner, not in lieu of trade and not for other cachers to collect. I always make an entry in the log book. I cannot believe that, except in the smallest (or beaker-style) caches, a collection of calling cards will occupy too much space. Having said that, I've encountered some rather large, laminated examples. The lamination may prevent ink runs in damp caches but it makes them harder to bend to the contours of a plastic beaker. It's a pity that Sparticus had to remove so many, the other day. Perhaps the cache owner would be pleased to receive them by snailmail. ===== There's no such thing as a free lunchbox!
  8. quote:Originally posted by Meriadoc:This relatively unknown, local but vocal cacher is going to try counting some sheep, and thus hopefully he’ll be able to get some rest. Oops! Sorry, I wasn't referring to you in particular (and I didn't mean it as a dig, anyway). Oooh! Ya gotta be soooo careful Anyway, I'm pleased if my comments were at all helpful ===== There's no such thing as a free lunchbox!
  9. quote:Originally posted by MCL:..erm..I use that key with the number "2" on it in conjunction with the SHIFT key... Doh! You mean like "this"? Well, I'll be blowed! I swear when I've used them before in this forum, they were filtered out. I must be losing the plot ===== There's no such thing as a free lunchbox!
  10. Have a look at this list. Not strictly within walking distance but there's always public transport Heck, Derek, I thought you'd gone to bed! ===== There's no such thing as a free lunchbox!
  11. Meriadoc: With respect, I think you may not appreciate some of the issues here. #1: Admin of gc.com is not a democratic issue. Cachers don't elect approvers/moderators - gc.com does. It's gc.com's reputation, etc., that's at stake - if not their legal liability. They are unlikely to permit a group of relatively unknown but vocal local cachers to dictate the manner in which caches are approved and the forums (fora, if you must) moderated. #2: gc.com has already stated (see Hydee's earlier post) that they are not willing to appoint new cache approvers, at least not yet. We will just have to be patient. Caches will still be approved and the UK forum will still be moderated. #3: Approving/moderating is not relatively uncontentious (as Lance Ambu stated). Just ask the ex-admin about personal threats received from cache setters when their caches had been disapproved for perfectly good reasons. #4: Being an approver/moderator means that your main responsibility is to gc.com, not the local caching community. You can seek to influence gc.com's policies, as they apply to your local community, but it's gc.com's web-site, etc., when all is said and done - not your's. #5: As an approver/moderator, your public voice is somewhat compromised. How can you contribute candidly in the forum, on politically sensitive issues, if you're wearing your gc.com hat? Ideally, you ought to be unbiased except that, of course, you need to be biased in favour of gc.com's policies, etc. IMHO, this is one of the principal difficulties that the ex-crew had with the formation of the GAGB. So, you see, as much as we'd all wish to have things back as they were a fortnight ago, it's not simply a case of 'Sorry to see you go but the show must go on. Volunteers for admin, anyone?'. As Hydee hinted, let's wait until the dust has settled. The dust won't settle until we stop running around. Oh heck! While I was drafting this, Meriadoc posted again. Still, some of it is still worth saying so I'll let it stand. ===== There's no such thing as a free lunchbox!
  12. quote:Originally posted by MCL:..you mean "altogether"? Ere, 10001111110, how did you do the double quotes? I've been trying to use them for ages. They keep getting stripped out ===== There's no such thing as a free lunchbox!
  13. quote:Originally posted by Gunther:Who thinks G:UK has been setup with lets say less than alteristic motives? I suspect the word you're groping for is 'altruistic'! And I pray that TheCat and Teasel don't take such offence at this childishness that they respond in kind and take their bat and ball (i.e. web-site, database and expertise) home, thereby depriving US ALL of facilities which are unavailable elsewhere ===== There's no such thing as a free lunchbox!
  14. That's more like it! ===== There's no such thing as a free lunchbox!
  15. quote:Originally posted by Gunther:and your comment as I have said just about sums it all up. Although it is OK to use this forum to blantantly plug G:UK it is not good enough for a debate on the motives and aspirations of G:UK. Clarification please? Are you insinuating that my suggestion to spare the good people of this forum further offence/boredom/you-name-it by taking this nonsense to the g:uk forums is a blatant attempt to plug g:uk? If you want to debate the motives and aspirations of g:uk here (and others want it too) then go ahead. But bear in mind that g:uk is not an organisation or a company. It is merely a web site which hosts a few free services for the benefit of UK-oriented geocachers. TheCat pays for it and it is only because of his generosity that it exists. Teasel developed and maintains the stats database (which, for me, is 50% of my enjoyment of caching) and, latterly, t:uk. Teasel has already explained his involvement. Me? Well, last year, when g:uk was in its infancy and the stats pages were all but homeless, I happened to meet TheCat. I asked if there was anything I could do to help out with g:uk (I really wanted the stats pages back on-line). Teasel had already volunteered to resurrect the stats pages and TheCat asked if I would be willing to keep an eye on the forums for him. Now, I may be a naive sort but, in my few dealings with TheCat, I've seen no evidence of empire-building or megalomania. If ever I do, I shall join the lengthening ranks of ex-cache forum moderators TheCat has been quiet, so far, in this thread. I don't blame him. I don't know what his feelings are but I wouldn't be surprised if his silence has not a little to do with a reluctance to see gc.com stirred up any more than has been done already. Hence my invitation to take your concerns to a less delicate place. ===== There's no such thing as a free lunchbox!
  16. quote:Originally posted by Gunther:No further questions from the prosecution m'lud, I think the jury now can see exactly what has transpired here. Hmmm! My recollection is that the counsel for the prosecution began by making inflammatory accusations and insinuations, not by asking questions! Justice or prejudice? ===== There's no such thing as a free lunchbox!
  17. quote:Originally posted by Mudplugger:I was not slagging off G:UK and apologise to all if this was read into my post. Thanks, Mudplugger My post was directed primarily at the originator of this thread. ===== There's no such thing as a free lunchbox!
  18. Might I suggest that anyone who's motivated to slag off G:UK do it in the G:UK forums instead of here? There is unlikely to be any censorship there and you can receive the robust response that, I'm sure, many would like to offer you but prefer not to further disturb the equilibrium around here. ===== There's no such thing as a free lunchbox!
  19. quote:Originally posted by Meriadoc:We should really meet up in Edinburgh like our little buddies. http://img.Groundspeak.com/track/log/172411_300.jpg That looks suspiciously like Southern softy's lager they're drinking there ===== There's no such thing as a free lunchbox!
  20. I think the idea is to create gc.com accounts for each individual, to be used in forums only. Login under the appropriate ID when posting in the forums but login under the 'team name' to log cache finds, etc. I think the avatar image is applied real-time as the forum page is downloaded, rather than each historical forum post retaining the image it had at the time it was created - if you see what I mean. Anyway, I'm sure Paul or Mike Blitz will be along presently to share their experience, in this respect. ===== There's no such thing as a free lunchbox!
  21. Brilliantly put, Nick! I'm in full agreement, especially WRT the sage comments about how not to react to forum postings. ===== There's no such thing as a free lunchbox!
  22. quote:Originally posted by Team Minim:I'm impressed with the deal, but why didn't they just say it cost £100 to repair? Mainly because they seldom repair, it's not economic. They simply replace. Garmin's customer service is amongst the best I've ever experienced - fast, efficient and fair. Over the years, I've had several occasions to contact them and every time I've been impressed. When I bought my first GPSr (a GPSII+, 6 yrs ago), I chose a Garmin simply because it felt more robust than the others. It was a total impulse buy, a real boy's toy thing. But I've not once regretted my choice. It will take a lot to entice me away from Garmin, at least for handheld stuff. If they don't come out with a Bluetooth model within the next 12 months, I'll be in a quandry ===== There's no such thing as a free lunchbox!
  23. So as not to pollute T&J's poll thread with questions, I'd like to use this one to ask T&J to clarify some of the things they said in their poll thread. OK, so I'm kinda thick , but I simply didn't understand everything they said. quote:In short, June and I have not got enough time to do justice to the position, and for what it's worth neither does MT or R&B. Do you mean the position of gc.com UK Admin(s) or your position within GAGB? quote:We are not in a position to appoint people of our choosing to do some of this work for us because we represent GC.com, and do not have the authority to do so. Do you mean the work of negotiating with landowners, etc. or your gc.com UK Admin work? ===== There's no such thing as a free lunchbox!
  24. quote:Originally posted by Tim & June:_The poll : Referring to the declared intentions as displayed on the http://www.gagb.org.uk/ do you want the association to be continued to be set up ?_ I feel unable to vote on this poll as it has been worded. The options provided are insufficient to express my opinion. It places me in a position similar to Chris n Maria. Basically, I'm a 'Yes, but with reservations' except I'd feel obliged to vote 'No' rather than 'Yes', if I were forced to vote right now. I don't wish to vote 'No' but to vote 'Yes' would imply my having granted a mandate to the Association (which, as yet, I have not and cannot). I'm certainly not a 'Don't Care'. ===== There's no such thing as a free lunchbox!
  25. quote:Originally posted by Ben Pid:...the only way I am able to view what you last found is by going to one of your logs you have made! Shocking. It has been mentioned before (but I can't Markwell it). Apparently the thing to do is to click on the poster's name, avove their avatar, select 'View recent posts by...' and then, from that list, click on the author's name. That will take you to the regular gc.com profile. Long-winded, but it works. ===== There's no such thing as a free lunchbox!
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