GeoVet Posted October 8, 2005 Share Posted October 8, 2005 I Hate Rules As Much As The Next Guy, But..., Newbies should have to pass a test. That's a BIG but, Septictank. I agree in principal to the spirit of your post and judging by the response, it is forum-worthy. As an educator, geocacher and iconoclast I don't think testing is the answer. Our schoolkids are tested to death since NCLB and it's a joke. The road to hell is paved with good . . . tests. There is a self-limiting tool built in to our sport, a sort of Geocaching Darwinism, where the crummy caches eventually go away and the outstanding ones flourish. There's a survival of the fittest amongst caches. We've all been to caches that don't meet our personal standards, but hey! They're caches! Better than nothing, right? Passing along your standards (like DNA) happens in the logs when you report to the community thumbs up/thumbs down. This sport has evolved and will continue to because it was intelligently designed with this self-correcting, changable, adaptable fluidity built in. The game IS the test. No need for more layers of bureaucracy. One question: What does a reasonable, fair, equitable, reliable passing assessment look like? Quote Link to comment
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