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yaesumofo Offline
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Posted: Sep. 03 2009,9:38 pm QUOTE

HEY guys. My name is James. I was one of the first geocachers in the world.
I created the first "group" dedicated to caching and placed the first cache in California.


The moment Geocaching became a "thing" I ran in the opposite direction.
I am happy to see it become so popular but I do not like what it has become in terms of how it is represented by some of the other related web sites. I find them to be highly restrictive.
Anyway. I see that this is a MUCH MORE RELAXED PLACE. I have posted a cache I placed on this site that was basically rejected by another by somebody who did not even bother to look at the site (cache). Anyway I am finished placing caches on other sites. When I create a cache I will be posting them here.
The very first Cache in California was HUGE a big ammo can painted in a camo pattern. It was full of cool stuff including a GPS unit at one time. It was close to LAX and was in a high security area. It lasted a while Year or so before it disappeared. I suspect the authorities helped it on its way.
Now I an finding myself interested in placing MICRO MICRO caches. I mean tiny. They are more challenging to place and find.

Anyway My hope is that I have found a new home for my caches and exploration of the hobby. I doubt I will see any ads or major commercialization efforts here.
INHO The "hobby" Just doesn't need those things in order to be fun which is the point of the thing.
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    Posted: Sep. 04 2009,9:20 am QUOTE

Welcome.  I agree with you on many points in regards to Groundspeak.  I'm especially frustrated by the restrictive nature of their "no agendas" clause.

However, I've come to realize that this site may be just a bit to relaxed.  At least in most of the US, it seems to be close to being on life support.  It's been nearly a month since I posted a question about the events calendar after having trouble getting an event cache listed and have seen no response from the local "authorities" or even other members.

While I do still use Groundspeak, my primary alternative is quickly becoming TerraCaching.  That said, my only really problem with NaviCache is the lack of activity.


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    Posted: Sep. 04 2009,12:18 pm QUOTE

Quote (DudleyGrunt @ Sep. 04 2009,11:20 am)
 It's been nearly a month since I posted a question about the events calendar after having trouble getting an event cache listed and have seen no response from the local "authorities" or even other members.


 
If you point me to this post (I must have missed it), I would be happy to maybe respond. As I have mentioned in the past however, technical (site) issues are pest resolved via the contact us form.

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That said, my only really problem with NaviCache is the lack of activity.


I can only provide the service, it is up to members to provide the activity.  :grinnin
By the way, there is a good amount of activity on the site, just not in the forums.


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    Posted: Sep. 05 2009,3:17 pm QUOTE

Quote (yaesumofo @ Sep. 03 2009,10:38 pm)
HEY guys. My name is James. I was one of the first geocachers in the world.
I created the first "group" dedicated to caching and placed the first cache in California.

James aka Yaesumofo

Yaesumofo. Welcome back. It's like unearthing a caveman! Check out the early history Yaesumofo refers to here: Geocaching history.

Yaesumofo, a lot has changed since you were last involved in geocaching. Or not. Commercialization is even more dominant today than in 2001. And there's not a lot of competition left. But if you can find a way to revive the spirit of the early days, more power to you!


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    Posted: Sep. 05 2009,9:15 pm QUOTE

Quote (PC Medic @ Sep. 04 2009,2:18 pm)
Quote (DudleyGrunt @ Sep. 04 2009,11:20 am)
 It's been nearly a month since I posted a question about the events calendar after having trouble getting an event cache listed and have seen no response from the local "authorities" or even other members.


If you point me to this post (I must have missed it), I would be happy to maybe respond. As I have mentioned in the past however, technical (site) issues are pest resolved via the contact us form.

My question about the calendar is here.

I stop in the forums every couple days and check for new posts.  There aren't that many.  I just figured that TPTB would've seen my question sooner.  It wasn't urgent, so I figured that if not, maybe another member would see it and possibly respond.

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That said, my only really problem with NaviCache is the lack of activity.

I can only provide the service, it is up to members to provide the activity.  :grinnin
By the way, there is a good amount of activity on the site, just not in the forums.


I understand that you can only offer the service, but the low level of activity by users, is still a hindrance to greater enjoyment.  Of course, there will always be more activity on the main site than the forums, but it's just SO dead here.

ALL this said, I commend you for maintaining NC as one of the alternatives to the big guys.  I appreciate having options and am glad the service is here.  I will continue to search for active virtuals and physical caches that I can confirm aren't just orphaned crosslistings, publicize my meet & greets here (even if they don't qualify as a cache event), and talk it up amongst my fellow cachers.  This brings me back full circle to the events calendar.

DG


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    Posted: Feb. 23 2010,11:27 am QUOTE

Hey yaesumofo!  I just joined today and hope that geocaching will be something our family will enjoy together.  I want to buy a gps for my husbands birthday gift (coming up quick...3/7/10) and wonder if you have any advice for me?  Thanks! Valerie
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    Posted: Feb. 27 2010,10:26 pm QUOTE

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Hey yaesumofo!  I just joined today and hope that geocaching will be something our family will enjoy together.  I want to buy a gps for my husbands birthday gift (coming up quick...3/7/10) and wonder if you have any advice for me?  Thanks! Valerie

Hey Val... I myself am a oldtime cacher as well and I firmly believe if you use something that has been accurate in the past , don't change it. see if you can find an old garmin GPS III Plus on ebay...they have a very long battery life and extremely accurate for geocaching.

But there are still a very large number of new models that work great too!


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    Posted: Feb. 28 2010,7:56 pm QUOTE

Glad to have you aboard, lostlamb10!  I'd say it depends on what you want to spend.  I have found the Garmin Map60CSx to be a very solid unit, although I'd also recommend checking DeLorme's series PN40 and PN60 units.  I haven't used them, but have heard very good things about them.

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