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What web site do you use to find/list caches
http://www.geocaching.com/
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 100%  [ 39 ]
http://www.opencaching.com/en/#
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 0%  [ 0 ]
http://www.terracaching.com/
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raslas
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 01, 2012 6:31 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Just curious which web site others use to find/list caches.
 
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Walkingadventure
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 01, 2012 6:34 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Has either of the "little guys" done anything? I've tried both but walked away unimpressed.

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hack1of2
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 01, 2012 8:06 pm Reply with quote Back to top

I just checked out terracaching for the first time. Or at least I tried to. You can only get as far as the registration page if you don't have an account. I'm not able to tell if they have many caches listed or not. I don't know what their search functions are like, their user interface, their membership numbers; nothing. If you want an account with them, you have to have two or more members sponsor you. But you cannot look up who is a member. But that's OK - I'm very pleased with Groundspeak.
 
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Averith
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 01, 2012 8:35 pm Reply with quote Back to top

None of the other services have any numbers that compare to geocaching.com. I think it's admirable that others try to get into cache listing, but with the overwhelming number of caches listed on GC it's really difficult for another service to make much of an impact.

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Trekkin and Birdin
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 01, 2012 8:43 pm Reply with quote Back to top

The only other one we use is the letterboxing sites for those hides. Ditto what averith said.

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Team Black-Cat
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 01, 2012 8:48 pm Reply with quote Back to top

I'm not sure who is using TerraCaching, but from what I gather, the biggest percentage of Opencaching users are either fed up with or have been kicked off of GC.
There have been 3 Opencaching caches in the Wausau area. My find on one of them is the only find on any of them. I think this website gets more visits than OC or TC.

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Northwoods Tom
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 01, 2012 9:01 pm Reply with quote Back to top

hack1of2 wrote:
I just checked out terracaching for the first time. Or at least I tried to. You can only get as far as the registration page if you don't have an account.


Try clicking on the "All Over The World" link in the first paragraph. It brought up a map of the U.S. Don't know if this is a sample or not but there are very few in Wisconsin.
 
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sweetlife
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 01, 2012 9:05 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Only GC for us,

I have helped some others who were banned from GC to get the info of there caches from GC so they could cross list them on Opencaching. Funny how if you get banned on GC, you can not even archive your own caches, or contact a reviewer to do so. I worked with a Cacher in Kentucky making a PQ of all of his caches, then had to contact a reviewer to archive them all. He then listed them all on OC.

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BigJim60
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Joined: 2010-01-02
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 01, 2012 9:05 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Team Black-Cat wrote:
I'm not sure who is using TerraCaching, but from what I gather, the biggest percentage of Opencaching users are either fed up with or have been kicked off of GC.
There have been 3 Opencaching caches in the Wausau area. My find on one of them is the only find on any of them. I think this website gets more visits than OC or TC.


Looks like most of them in this area are GC caches that have been multiply listed on OC as well.

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Northwoods Tom
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 01, 2012 9:06 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Can't say I've used the sites other than GC.com, but it's interesting to look at what's available.

Give it another 5 years with GC.com being pulled in so many different directions and who knows.
 
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Northwoods Tom
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 01, 2012 9:11 pm Reply with quote Back to top

sweetlife wrote:
I have helped some others who were banned from GC to get the info of there caches from GC...


Makes me wonder just what you have to do to get banned... But then that's a topic for another thread so I'll drop it.

Don't want to get banned Shocked
 
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beccaday
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 01, 2012 9:42 pm Reply with quote Back to top

I'm a purist, just geocaching.com for me.

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GrannyGoesAlong
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Joined: 2008-04-13
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2012 8:09 pm Reply with quote Back to top

I'm with Northwoods Tom... wondering why someone gets banned?

I'm not curious enough to explore other sites... my guess is they have little activity from major portion of cachers. I like GC
 
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Team Deejay
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 03, 2012 7:02 am Reply with quote Back to top

From what I've seen people can get banned by harassing others through cache logs and forums, and by repeatedly intentionally violating guidelines.

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gkrone
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Joined: 2007-12-28
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 03, 2012 7:26 am Reply with quote Back to top

I've tried all three. The other two sites are so seldom used that I was able to get most of my FTF's (6) off of them. In fact my first FTF was a virtual Terracache, A Contemplative Stroll, 4138 miles from home that had been listed for 3 months without a find.

People also went to these sites when GC.com started changing rules and dropping cache types. Virtual caches was the big one.
 
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