Joined: Sep. 2004
||Posted: Jan. 09 2006,12:05 pm
I am not excited. The biggest advantage of Ed's site was that it fused various sources together, and thus it was possibly richer than any existing geocaching site alone - and it also set the ethical standarts of geocaching higher, beyond the petty rivalries of website owners and their fans. (Although even then, Ed wouldn't include sources such as geocaching.ru).
Also Buxley's contained archived cache locations it was quite interesting to study, and sometimes to seek, those.
As the Buxley - Groundspeak debacle unraveled, Ed's side gradually lost content, until it's become almost conetnt-less a few days back. I wish somebody has its mirror saved someplace! It was a great way to home in on caches, even if it wasn't up to date. Now I guess I have no choice but to pay Jeremy for his premium content and to learn some stupid software gimmicks for .gpx visualization. And of course I have to abandon Navicache since it remains pretty much useless on its own, without its being mixed with the more abundant data of gc.com
I think you let us down big way, Ed.