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PCFrog
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Joined: 2005-05-11
Posts: 728
Location: Sparta, WI

PostPosted: Thu Oct 27, 2005 5:42 am Reply with quote Back to top

While I never posted a message about a message from GC.com here before, I assume that we are allowed to post a mesg about a mesg from GC.com. However, if we are not allowed I have learned that I will be quickly informed of my infraction. Image

Anyhow, the below link is to a topic on the GC.com forums which I think is very relevant to WGA since we host such events within Wisconsin. I could be wrong about this but I read over many of the events posted and they are in my eyes are in conjunction with other events.

Once you read the post on GC.com you see my point, hopefully. I don’t care about the actions the individual took since that is his option. My concern is for the strict interpretation of the GC.com rules.

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http://forums.groundspeak.com/GC/index.php?showtopic=112309
 
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CB&MB
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Joined: 2005-02-24
Posts: 385
Location: Silver Lake, WI

PostPosted: Thu Oct 27, 2005 11:10 am Reply with quote Back to top

Uh oh! Good thing that Port Washington Event isn't in New York! Since the town is having a celebration that day, we may not have been allowed to cache...blah!

 
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EnergySaver
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Joined: 2004-05-28
Posts: 1440
Location: Ozaukee County

PostPosted: Thu Oct 27, 2005 2:38 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Ekk! Farmers selling flowers and veggies ... people being pulled through the streets by horses (in carts, I didn't say dragged through the streets) ... Yup, I guess that makes the whole city off limits to geocachers.
 
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EnergySaver
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Joined: 2004-05-28
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Location: Ozaukee County

PostPosted: Thu Oct 27, 2005 2:43 pm Reply with quote Back to top

quoted from GC's rules for events:
"While a music concert, a garage sale, a ham radio field day or town’s fireworks display might be of interest to a large percentage of geocachers, such events are not suitable for submission as event caches because the organizers and the primary attendees are not geocachers."

This is kind of funny ... it seems to imply that events should not be centered around non-geocaching activities ... which to me leaves gathering people together and hiding a whole bunch of temporary caches, and socializing too, of course. Cool! That's what WGA or WGA-member events are like ... but then at the same time GC has taken away the ability to "legally" log temp finds. I think the rule book was not written by the same people that make the event pages work.
 
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Buy_The_Tie
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Joined: 2002-07-12
Posts: 2792
Location: New Berlin, WI

PostPosted: Thu Oct 27, 2005 3:52 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Take a little time and have a peek at the events that are listed in Wisconsin.

What you'll likely find is events that adhere to the SPIRIT of the guideline, not always to the hard-and-fast rule.

Geocaching.com did a good thing by getting geocache reviewers that actually live and geocache in the area that they cover. That gives some latitude in interpreting the guidelines.

 
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