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  1. Wouldn't it be cool to have a long distance trail from St. Louis to Ft. Smith?


    Well we already have parts of one. There are some folks within the National Park Service who don't have the vision of a John Muir or an Appalacian Trail in the heartland of the country.


    If interested please respond to this thread. I can email more specifics on what you can do to help.


    Thanks, Solohiker

  2. It is my opinion that you are missing something.


    It was a political decision to turn off SA which gave birth to geocaching. If discussing politics is expressly forbidden it should be included in the rules.


    It is not.


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  3. There is bickering on every message board.


    It is nature of the beast. People disagree and a forum usually offers an opportunity to argue differences. Name calling and slurs are common. I catch a lot of flack for voicing my opinon, but I also receive support from posters who agree. I find expressing emotion and honesty very refreshing.


    Not everyone agrees.

  4. If political discussions are not allowed it should be included in the forum guidelines.


    If political discussions are allowed the moderators should not interject their personal opinions of the value of such threads.


    Just my opinion, not an attack. I am trying to help.

  5. quote:
    Originally posted by Keystone Approver:

    It's time for a friendly whisper from the referee in this thread. Solohiker, your comments to Cache Couple were out of line. They have their opinion and you have yours. They were fairly polite in their posting. You can bash the admins a bit but please be polite to the rest of the community. I would refer you to Fizzymagic's post for an example of a respectful argument on the merits of Cache Couple's post, but for one or two sentences that were a bit over the line. Everyone is entitled to an opinion no matter how long they've been a member here.


    Brian Snat, I'd much rather see you debate Solohiker on the merits than to continue observing that he hikes alone. That joke's been made, it is directed at the person rather than the ideas, and it's getting old.


    Thanks everyone and please play nicely in the sandbox.



    smile.gif Signal says, "Drink the Kool-Aid!" smile.gif


    Maybe I have sand in my eyes. Which comment did I address to the cache couple that was out of line?

  6. Dear Cache Couple,


    What sucks about the admin here is that if you decide to support the sport you get no support from geocaching.com. Worse than that you can get a negative reaction.


    The contact link used to basically say 'don't email us'. If you complain in the forums the admin minions attack your character.


    When a problem arises there is no system to deal with it. A bunch of yahoos with no business experience are running the entire operation.


    If you do something responsible like making a commitment to a land manager on behalf of the geocaching community you find out that geocaching.com does not support it's own policies. If you get embarrassed and hung out to dry by these amateurs once you will understand the frustration.

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