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||Posted: July 21 2011,7:54 am
Per Eric from Groundspeak on the Geocaching Podcast (Ep. 213) last night, Groundspeak plans an announcement on their new style virtuals on Monday. The episode should be posted sometime today for your listening pleasure.
He emphasized that they'd be more "fun and exciting" than the old ones.
I mention this here, because I wonder what impact folks might feel this could have on the various "alternative" caching sites. One advantage we have over Groundspeak, is that we offer cache types, including virtuals, that they do not.
It'll be interesting to hear what they are doing, but my guess has been, for a while, that they will definitely more restrictive and limited as far as "what" and "how". Given what they do with Earthcaches, I don't expect people will be allowed to require photos and they don't have a log password feature like TerraCaching and the OpenCaching community (.us, .de, .uk, etc).
Oh well, guess we'll see on Monday.
Dave - Happy Trails!
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