Group: Super Administrators
Joined: Dec. 2001
||Posted: April 24 2005,4:19 pm
|Quote (whiteurkel @ April 24 2005,5:04 pm)|
|You know, I'd love to list all my caches only on Navicache.com, especially with all the crap going on with the new Admin in these parts (whose been on board less than a year). But in reality, it's just not practical. As of the day I'm typing this post, geocaching.com has just hit 160,000 caches, Navicache is sitting at a little under 5,300. If you put out a Navicache only hide (I have 3, but 2 are virtuals), once the small circle of Navicache users in your area find it, be it 5, 10 or 20, after that, it's just going to sit there forever with no finders, and obviously a chore with maintenance.|
How about 'Please also log your find at xxxxx.com' on your cache descriptions. This has a double edge in that it encourages finders to log at other sites you have listed with and also gets the word out that other sites DO exist!
I always see these posts over there saying "'I wish there were alternative listing sites", fact is there are, but they just don't realize it yet. I also always see posts here about, "I would cross-post my caches here, but they don't have as many caches in my area listed here". Stop and think about that a minute, the solution is simple.
While it may take longer, even caches listed elsewhere would have a finite lifetime before activity would stop or at least dwindle to a near stop. Most caches are hunted by locals and once the cache is found, they can only log it once.