+Wadders Posted May 5, 2008 Share Posted May 5, 2008 To some, an air ambulance service is a worthy charity As this is a comment directly due to comments I made elsewhere, maybe you'd like to quote me in full. As the reference to the Air Ambulance, was to not being allowed to be mentioned as a thank you by any unfortunate UK cacher having to use their services and the inability to link to their web site as they are a Charity and as such mention about Donations on their websites which might generate a couple of donations from UK Cachers. No Charity Solicitations but as it's a charity they can't mention it. Please do not use what I post else where in your arguments against the UK Caching Community. Oh and I did mention a UK cacher who had to use the services of another UK Charity which again can't be mentioned now for the same reason. Yours and Groundspeaks view of the Commando thread is at opposite ends of the opinions on it from those of the UK Community. And to be honest neither side is going to agree that the other side is right. Where on earth do people get the idea that they are representing the the views of the UK Caching Community, when they quite clearly fail to appreciate the views of sections of that community. For me the commando challenge posts were irritating. We all have hobbies outside caching BUT a geocaching forum is not the place to chat about them, it's all the more irritating when these activities are fund raisers and you're left with the niggling suspicion that it is a ploy to advertise the event or solicit sponsorship. Views differ within the UK. Will those who claim to represent UK views please make the effort to understand all the views within our own country before they start arguing about UK/US divisions? All they are doing is damaging our hobby based on the opinions of just one small clique within it! If you must discuss non-caching things maybe we need a "UK chat" forum on here to remove clutter from the UK forum itself. It works on other forums and allows those who don't like the non relevant chit chat to view and partake in relevant discussions and easily filter out the non-relevant stuff if they wish to do so. Uktim, you are way off the mark in regards to the commando challenge! The CC is not a hobby!!! A group of us last year entered a team as "Geocachers" in a social aspect. This to me was no different than a group of cachers meeting at a pub or at an event, remember the whole team were cachers. Forget the charity side of things, it was done as a social thing, for a laugh and for a challenge. This year it was decided to see if any other "Nutters" wanted to play. Most of us in this life enjoy a challenge, to try and push the boundries and to look back and say "I did that" Look what I accomplished The charity side was always and still is a side issue, it is a bunch of cachers socialising in a way that is different in some way. It can't be helped that some threads "Irritate" people, there are threads on there that irritate me, if you don't like the topic, then don't read them Quote Link to comment
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