Forum: Questions And Answers About Geocaching
Topic: Hi, meased to pleet you!
started by: GRANDMASTER CACHE
Posted by GRANDMASTER CACHE on Feb. 17 2003,11:55 amHi all,
Please charge memberships for premium services. But please don't EVER encourage feelings of divide because some people think they are "true hobbyists" because they help someone get rich off the hobby. The "true hobbyist" is the person who plants caches out there for others to find. The "enabler" in the process is the host of an internet site that allows mass communication between members. I'm glad I found this site that doesn't allow "MO caches." I like the attitudes from the posts I've read, and the acknowledgement that this is a MEMBER sport, and that 3 bucks a month is NOT what makes a member. I pay 3 bucks to get pocket queries, and I don't try to make others think I pay it because I'm trying to "give back." Do the math... Nobody needs "giving back."
I have 5 caches which will be posted here soon, and I do believe that if you keep a happy member base you will grow. Creating a divide in members has historically been the death-knoll for UBB Infopop forums and hobby boards for more than a decade. Some are just learning that. Geocaching is a hobby owned by the hobbyists. Some were fortunate enough to see a financial boom (do the math, it's easy). Ya'll should have no problems making a bit of money FROM the sport. But please don't allow the same snotty brats to pounce on newcomers or act all "godlike" because they toss 3 bucks a month and a few paper-filled micros when other "newcomers" are placing $25 caches. You tell ME who the "true" members who support the hobby are?
This hobby is in its infancy. Some will come along and try to "own" it. Historically, they fail. I hope you keep "membership" and "profit" seperate, because ultimately that's what people want out of a internet service, unless they are infants in the internet with this being their first "online" ingredient to a particular hobby. Then others capitalize of their naivety. I appreciate your honesty thus far!
Posted by Gimpy on Feb. 17 2003,1:11 pmHey, GRANDMASTER CACHE, Hello again. And welcome to Navicache. Good to see you here.
Posted by Quinn on Feb. 17 2003,4:46 pmAh...a new face in the crowd...welcome!
Posted by Morseman on Feb. 18 2003,4:06 amHi there Grandmaster Cache,
Welcome to Navicache.
Posted by South Cache on Feb. 18 2003,5:55 amGlad to see you over here.
I have complained over there at the other place bitterly about the MOCs. The elitist seem to think they should dictate the rules for the rest of us.
Life is good over here, the admin actually speaks to you personally and cache approvals are fast and easy. All of my new caches will be posted here.
Posted by GRANDMASTER CACHE on Feb. 18 2003,6:52 amHi all,
Hi to Cap'n and Gimpy! I look so forward to seeing this board grow and love the attitudes and "realness" of the admins. Indeed, they are so down to earth I don't even know who they all are! Transparency is good. Participating only when there is an opportunity to play god is not.
If this board grows to epidemic proportions (and historically, the friendly boards succeed and the tyrannical boards all fail) I hope the leaders now don't forget to KEEP it friendly - done by squashing the "veteran sarcasm" which is so prominent at the"other place."
Can't wait to plop a few caches for THIS board!!!
Thanks for the welcome, all, and have a good day!!!
Posted by Morseman on Feb. 18 2003,1:32 pm
I'm going to sulk!
I'm over here on this small island just off the coast of Europe.
Posted by CoronaKid on May 12 2003,11:30 am
This looks like a great caching site from what I've seen so far. I will be sure and post my 3 caches from the 'other' site ASAP.
Competition is always a good thing. I'll do my best to support it. The more caches listed, the faster it will grow. I encourage anyone from the 'other' site to post their caches here as well.
Posted by PC Medic on May 12 2003,4:33 pmWelcome aboard Corona Kid New faces are always welcome here!
Posted by Quinn on May 12 2003,4:58 pmI second that