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    Posted: Nov. 26 2002,7:50 pm QUOTE

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    Posted: Nov. 26 2002,9:25 pm QUOTE

I learned of Navicache a year and a half ago in postings on the geocaching.com forum that said Jeremy Irish thought Quinn set up Navicache in order to cash in on geocaching (ironic, huh?).

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    Posted: Nov. 26 2002,10:32 pm QUOTE

I heard about the sport from a brief article in the paper and my research after that led me here. I think I first saw it in Feb or March but didn't get involved because I couldn't see spending the money on a GPSr.

It only took two days with someone elses GPSr to get me hooked. I found my first cache and the unit's owner in those two days and knew I just had to go on.

It's funny, Navicache has always seemed like home while the other site is like a distant relative I put up with when researching caches outside of the area. I think a lot of that comes from the seemingly constant bickering, name calling and insistance on more and more rules on their site. While they focus on what we can't do, the folks here seem more interested in making the sport fun and inclusive for newbies such as myself.

In my 6 weeks, I've found 30 odd caches and hidden two - my second hasn't been posted yet. I'm waiting for the snow to cover my tracks...

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    Posted: Nov. 27 2002,1:09 am QUOTE

Roadkill's "Sammy the Snail" hitchiker, lead me to the site over a year ago....maybe last august?  Not sure but anyway I picked up Sammy while I was travelling across the country, got him somewhere in Chicago, took him all the way west to WA and then back again.  Wonder where his is now?  Anyway I owe it to Roadkill.

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Posted: Nov. 27 2002,2:27 am QUOTE

I discovered the other site thru the WheresGeorge.com forums.  I was then curious to do a websearch on "cache rochester ny" that led me to NaviCache.com and its 3 original hides.

I'm pretty sure my first hunt was for Creek's Edge Cache in April 2001, but that log doesn't go as far back as the one removed from the other site  :(

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Posted: Nov. 27 2002,4:17 am QUOTE

It all started for me, back in March of 2001. Thumbing thru the Saturday newspaper, & in the "Weekend" section, I came across this. . I'll work on supplying a better image, but it's 6:00 am, & it'll have to wait. But I still have the original newspaper section stored with other cache memorabilia. Anyway,I ordered my Garmin III Plus the same day. There weren't too many other cachers around, or caches for that matter, but Quinn & I exchanged finding each others caches for a bit, until things kicked into high gear. And the rest, as they say, is history. Thanks, Quinn. It's been a ball ever since. :grinnin

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Posted: Nov. 27 2002,5:14 am QUOTE

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    Posted: Nov. 27 2002,9:16 am QUOTE

The ABC News feature with Quinn and family led me to the site 1-1/2 years ago.  I had picked up a Magellan 315 a year earlier mostly because I had a few bucks from an eBay sale, it was a nifty tech toy and was on sale at K-Mart.  I dug it out, and we went looking for Quinn's cache in Greece Town Park, and we were hooked.  Finally something other photography for an excuse to get out in the woods, and something the family enjoyed, rather than just tagging along. :grinnin

I check this site a couple times a day just to see what's going on; it seems like more than just a website, more like a fun club that I'm a member of.  The other site has a commercial feel to it, and the forums tend to raise my blood pressure so I avoid them.  I go there to post my caches and finds, but don't hang around.  This is more like home. :p

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    Posted: Nov. 27 2002,11:41 pm QUOTE

I am glad you all continue to use the site, after all it was created for people like you and I hope you consider it as yours as well.

Though we have been a bit back logged we try to keep things moving forward to make everyone happy.

Gimpy, that article was funny, I think they kept calling me "Scott"  :grinnin

The ABC story was fun to do just because I got a kick out of seeing them wire up my daughter for sound, she had a ball!

For anyone that has not seen that national story I have it on CD and would not mind making anyone a copy so you can see. Just let me know.

You have all been great and I also like a place where I know everyone by name. I think it's fun to bump into a cacher on the trail from time to time not to mention hearing about Gimpy covered in mud always seems to make my day  ;)

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Posted: Nov. 28 2002,1:56 pm QUOTE

after reading some posts in the geocaching.com forums about "other" sites, i ran some web searchs and turned up this site. i didnt do to much with it, but about the same time Roadkill cached threw the area, finding a couple of mine. we traded emails discussing differences in IA & NY caches, and the mints he left in a cache  :angry: , and somewhere in there i got lured in to joining this site  :xmas

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    Posted: Nov. 29 2002,5:56 am QUOTE

I found Navicache from one of the information letters in a cache, along with geocachingworldwide.com.

I really must pop back to geocachingworldwide and see if there's been any activity on that site as well.

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    Posted: Dec. 19 2002,3:41 pm QUOTE

I found Navicache from my Magellan_Meridian newsgroup on Yahoo!. I found a file to update the "Lawyer Screen" on my MeriPlat and there was a reference to the Navicache website for some other files in the readme.txt file. I just joined up today and this is my fourth post. Hello everyone!

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Posted: Jan. 15 2003,10:56 am QUOTE

This is my first day here.  15-January-2003.  I learned about Geo-Caching from my sailing buddies at the TSBB, Trailer Sailor bulletin board, December of last year.  I went to geocaching.com and signed up as a charter member.  I searched for other sites but geocaching always came up in the search engine.  

I am turned off by the commerical aspects of paying big $$ for travel bugs only to have them lost or stolen.  I decided to make my own, if they get lost I am out a trinket and some laminated cards.  (I got 20 cards laminated for $1.79)

This place feels more like home to me.  To see the ADMIN post so much gives me a warm and fuzzy feeling too.
:grinnin   So if you see any of my Hitch Hikers send me an email and a photo if you can.  I'll post them on my website at Simply Sailing Hitch Hikers.

Thanks and...

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    Posted: Jan. 15 2003,2:55 pm QUOTE

Quote (Capn_Skully @ Jan. 15 2003,11:56 am)
I am turned off by the commerical aspects of paying big $$ for travel bugs

I'm with you. Navicache admins have said more than once that hitchhiker tracking is coming to the site. But they didn't say when. And they didn't ask for inputs on features.

I've suggested it be free and easy to tag almost anything, so all the trinkets in a cache can have a traceable history. That way, the value of a cache is not in its trinkets, but in the trinkets' stories.

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    Posted: Jan. 15 2003,3:24 pm QUOTE

Scout, you are correct. I have mentioned this over and over and I should say "Sorry" for the set back in time frame.
We would like to offer a means to allow each member to make his/her own hitch hiker and offer a means to track this via a key word or code the user gives the hiker.

And we never offer people the option to give feedback or ideas because we expect them to know they are always welcome to voice opinions and ideas... this site was created for people to have fun either by themselves or with the family, so if you have stuff you think would make a great addition please step forward. :)

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Posted: Jan. 15 2003,6:55 pm QUOTE

Quote (Scout @ Jan. 15 2003,4:55 pm)
I've suggested it be free and easy to tag almost anything, so all the trinkets in a cache can have a traceable history. That way, the value of a cache is not in its trinkets, but in the trinkets' stories.

All they need is a number issued, most of us can make our own tags.  The drawback to a travel bug is if you grab one with the best intentions you could actually impair the mission.

A good card with a mission description will help people understand them better.  Expecially us newbies!

Laminating business cards is .99 cents or I get 20 laminated at once for only $1.79 and cut them apart myself.

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    Posted: Jan. 15 2003,9:04 pm QUOTE

Quote (Capn_Skully @ Jan. 15 2003,7:55 pm)
Laminating business cards is .99 cents or I get 20 laminated at once for only $1.79 and cut them apart myself.

Exactly. So you can let 20 hitchhikers loose in the wild for $1.79. If a few go astray, so what? There are plenty more that will make it. Think what that would cost on gc.com. Maybe supporting the Web site is a good cause, but the pricing unnecessarily keeps down the number of hitchhikers. It's good for business, but not good for the hobby.

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Posted: Jan. 20 2003,10:18 pm QUOTE

We found out about this site by accident. While posting on the "other side", someone emailed me a link to here, so we came, we met - a lot of nice people at  the "Letchworth Gathering", and needless to say we stayed.   BTW we are looking to re-encounter a elderly man with some sort of growth in the shape of a fox atop his head. After meeting all, and eating alot, we had a ball. Thanks Quinn - I sure could have used a new GPSr. Maybe next time. :)

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Posted: Jan. 20 2003,10:51 pm QUOTE

Hey Capt Skully,  Just looked at your hitch hiker page. I really like the tags. But to give you a heads up, from what I saw it looks like you are using the "Geocaching.com" logo. They have been threatening legal action on to some people for using it on non approved items as they have a copyright on the logo.

That's one of the many reasons I promote this site.
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    Posted: Mar. 20 2003,5:56 pm QUOTE

Came over after getting tired of the arrogance and getting Markwelled at the other site!  You guys sound like what this activity needs!!
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    Posted: Mar. 20 2003,6:00 pm QUOTE

Skeeter...glad to see you pop in. I hope you find the forums here to your liking. We have quite a nice group of people in these parts (friendly and helpful).

Welcome ! :)

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    Posted: Mar. 21 2003,6:10 pm QUOTE

Hi Skeeter,

Welcome, I can pretty much gaurantee you'll like the feel over here much better.  I still occasionally post there, but like I've said many times before here it feels like home and people are much friendlier.

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Posted: Mar. 22 2003,9:14 pm QUOTE

Welcome Skeeter:

You named the main reason why I came here as well. I've started pushing this site more and more because of what I'm reading/seeing at geocaching.com..

:D Hopefully Quinn doesn't make me eat my words. :) and continues the fine work he does and doesn't become a tyrant.

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Posted: Sep. 02 2003,8:20 am QUOTE

This was one of a couple of sites recommended by one of the Service Advisors at the dealership where I bought my Jeep and have it serviced (Rochester, NY). Whenever I am there, he and I start discussing GPS stuff, and the other people nearby look at us like we are geeks or something  :laugh: .

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    Posted: Sep. 02 2003,5:09 pm QUOTE

Now that's a Five Star Chrysler Dealership in my book!   :grinnin

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    Posted: Sep. 16 2003,10:35 am QUOTE

Wait til you hear this: one of the Admins at GC.com TOLD me if I didn't like their restrictive rules about posting Virtuals, to go over HERE! SO I DID! Good advice. :wave

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    Posted: Sep. 20 2003,10:41 pm QUOTE

Hi everyone
I'm new to the sport and found the other site first. After submitting a virtual cache,I recived a rather rude response. I asked them why they wouldnt approve my virtual,as it met all of their guidelines. the response I got from them was( we do not have to answer that question). so I started looking in the forums for an answer. I found a bunch of people attacking other people and was afraid to even ask a question.

I saw a post by 360 about going to navicache and figured if its good enough for him its good enough for me!
I posted my virtual here and will post  all the rest of the caches I'm going to place here also.

Thanks for the great site ...Ohiocaver :thumbs-up


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    Posted: Oct. 14 2003,10:34 pm QUOTE

first discovered navicache a couple weeks ago when I discovered the keenpeople cache rating system and they gave the a choice between geocaching and navicache.  I've been a member on geocaching.com for about a year now and have never heard of navicache.  I guess they really do censor navicache well over at gc.com.  Then shortly after I read a thread at gc.com that team360 moved all his caches here I decided to check navicache out.  I'm now thinking of putting all or some of my caches from gc.com here as well.
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Posted: Nov. 17 2003,5:45 pm QUOTE

I found my way here doing a search to try to find geocaching sites where I could download the whole database in one go instead of 20 waypoints at a time. I soon found the XML script, and I now have a world map of every Navicache's exact location, which I update regularly, so I don't have to overload the servers to see if there's any logged in my next search area.

Full points to the guys here, sometimes it pays to open up the database a bit.

After a while posting in the forums over there, I came here and now I'm definitely leaning my loyalty in this direction, although I still use the other site as they have more caches listed in my area.

Question, is it OK to make up a keyring calling card with the Navicache logo & URL to leave in caches I go to ? (free advertising)


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    Posted: Nov. 17 2003,6:31 pm QUOTE

Quote (Volvo Man @ Nov. 17 2003,7:45 pm)
Question, is it OK to make up a keyring calling card with the Navicache logo & URL to leave in caches I go to ? (free advertising)

why of course it is. We like it when people spread the word.  :)

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