Joined: Jan. 2004
||Posted: June 30 2012,9:26 am
|Quote (ChileHead @ June 23 2012,10:32 am)|
|Years ago this site had a number of navicache unique listings. People in Rochester NY would look at both this site and geocaching.com to find new cache listings. It seemed to have a bit of a following, probably because of the local presence of Quinn and a few summer events that were listed here.|
As time went on, people started listing caches both here and geocaching.com, the only two viable sites for many years. Once caches were listed at both places, interest for this site went down as people didn't want to bother weeding out duplicate listings, so they primarily only looked at geocaching.com. I think we are down to 3 people in Rochester who check this site more than once a year.
Fast forward to the beginning of 2011 (or was it 2010) when Garmin decides we need yet another listing site, and wouldn't it be a good idea to make it easy to cross list caches? As a result, the garmincaching site has quite a good start at cache listings, that nobody uses.
The rebirth (?) of navicache should learn from Garmin's mistake, which they still don't recognize. Encouraging cross listings is a bad idea. You can't prevent it, but you can discourage it.
Nice post, Chilehead. Yes, I'm Mr.Yuck most places, but never changed here. I agree with everything you said, including the "local following" Quinn had in Rochester. It was quite substantial in the old days. Last I looked, there were still at least a dozen Navicache only Rochester area hides that haven't had a log entry in year.s. I actually remember being the first finder of one of Quinn's caches in Durand-Eastman in about two years. And that was in like 2006!!
Yes, Garmin's cross-listing is a horrible mistake. I'll tell you who to take a que from. Opencaching.us, one of the admins of which has posted to this thread, accepts, but discourages cross-listing. When you go to hide a cache there, a page comes up stating they accept cross-listings, but prefer unique caches, and you have to hit a "next" button on that screen. Perhaps said admin could tell us, but I'm going to guess 90% of their listings are unique. I know all 20 of my hides over there to this date are.