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Cool, thanks for the info. I found it interesting (and kinda proud) that I'm in an elite group of 400 or so Charter Members. I woulda never guessed the number would have been that small. I remember thinking way back then that as much fun as this game provided I would always (hopefully be able to) donate that small sum to keep it going for as long as I could, whether active or not. So far so good...

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On 3/2/2016 at 12:15 PM, Moun10Bike said:

There are currently 448 charter members (I've eliminated the ones that are not "legit" charter members, such as test accounts at Geocaching HQ). 409 of these have cache hides attached to their account, and 366 have active hides (27,253 total).

 

I've updated my list of charter member hides.

Any updates to this information?

Going through the list of caches, I noticed we have 9 active 3 digit cache hides still active and thought that was kinda cool.

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23 hours ago, Logscaler and Red said:

Any updates to this information?

Going through the list of caches, I noticed we have 9 active 3 digit cache hides still active and thought that was kinda cool.

 

There have been some losses. We are now down to 430 legitimate Charter Members. Of these, 390 have associated hides, and 340 have active hides (12,451 total).

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2 hours ago, Moun10Bike said:

 

There have been some losses. We are now down to 430 legitimate Charter Members. Of these, 390 have associated hides, and 340 have active hides (12,451 total).

 

Is there a public list of the active hides? I'm working on a challenge to find 50 charter member caches and a few short. https://coord.info/GC55XP0 Got to love grandfathered challenges!

 

 

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I just finished updating the bookmark list - it was a semi-painful process, but I believe it matches up with Moun10Bike's spreadsheet now:

 

https://www.geocaching.com/plan/lists/BM2DVKX?sort=name&sortOrder=asc&skip=0&take=500

 

There were quite a number of changes, mostly subtractions as noted, but several additions as well.

 

I left off Geocaching HQ and for some reason could not add CherokeeThree (I think it's due to their having only 3 archived event caches to choose from?)

 

I checked a couple of the Project-GC checkers and they appear to be in need of an update now as well as fizzymagic's GSAK macros.

 

I'm not sure how to get the ball rolling on those...

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9 hours ago, Isonzo Karst said:

@Goldenwattle

Tag was dropped byMoun10bike- read this log

https://coord.info/GLPT38JK

 

I would absolutely assume it was dropped as a gift for whoever picked it  up - which turns out to be you.

Thanks. Now I remember that place. I found it from above in a bit of dangerous place (I could have slipped and fallen two or three metres onto concrete), in a not, as marked, 1.5T place. Coordinates likely 15 metres out too. I see the cache is now archived. How did you manage to find this log?

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On 1/21/2014 at 10:08 PM, Keystone said:

There has never been a "lifetime" membership option, or any other membership period longer than one year.

 

The requirements for Charter Membership were to have become a premium member during the first year when premium memberships were offered (spring 2002 to spring 2003) and then keep that premium status current.

Thank you for this. I always wondered what the parameters were to be a Charter Member. I thought maybe it was limited to the first 100 or 1000 or whatever. I started geocaching in Nov 2002 but never knew about Charter or Premium Membership. 

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10 hours ago, gearhedd said:

@Moun10Bike  Looking for this trivia answer... What is the number of charter member left to date?   What was the original number?  Thanks!   

 

We are still at 430 Charter members. It looks like there were originally 5,399 accounts who purchased membership that first year.

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1 hour ago, Moun10Bike said:

 

We are still at 430 Charter members. It looks like there were originally 5,399 accounts who purchased membership that first year.

 

That's a pretty hefty percentage of people who were engaged in a brand-new paid-for hobby 20 years ago that took a not-insignificant investment!

Speaks to the quality of what we do.

 

 

 

 

Or obsession.

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On 3/17/2021 at 9:48 PM, drpepper said:

Does a charter member patch exist?  Would like to get one.

I'd definitely love to own one too! I guess its just not cost effective to have them made, then hope they all sell.

But if they ever do....:P

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On 5/2/2021 at 7:16 PM, Logscaler and Red said:

19 years of charter member is on $570 so all in all not much for all we have gotten - and are going to get - out of this "sport".

 

 

 

Agreed.  We are at 19 years also and have enjoyed every bit of it.

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