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vtwinspin Offline
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    Posted: Nov. 30 2007,1:25 pm QUOTE

what the difference between navicache or geocaching .com
other than geocaching in older and has more caches
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PC Medic Offline
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    Posted: Nov. 30 2007,3:27 pm QUOTE

Well not that much older (only a few months) and GC.com may be bigger, size doesn't matter.

Now even though this topic has been covered many times here in the forums (you may want to search or browse through the posts), but after moving this to the proper forum I will touch on a few

We are non-commercial and do not believe in a Pay-to-Play concept. All members have access to the same geocache listings.

We promote the open-cache concept and share geocache data with other sites.

We promote player control of the sport and do not try and restrict geocache types or placement based on what 'We' feel makes a good geocache. If you like virtuals, place a virtual. If you want to place a cache and require someone enter a business for a clue...go for it.


Edited by PC Medic on Nov. 30 2007,3:30 pm

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Rogheff Offline
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    Posted: April 06 2008,6:51 am QUOTE

I'd like to add that the potenial for creative cachesis really high.  Here, you don't have numerous Reviewers interpretting a very restrictive set of rules.  That's one reason I really like Navicache.com

The types of caches that are allowed are incredibly limited on Groundspeak compared to this site.  Try this listing site, I think you'll like it.


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Harold14370 Offline
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    Posted: April 08 2008,4:51 pm QUOTE

After spending some time over on that "other" geocaching site, I have formed the opinion that we geocachers ought not to put all our eggs in one basket. Monopolies are not known for their great customer service.

Luckily, we do not have to start a new one, we can just start hiding Navicaches. I plan to start doing that soon. Right now, there are just a few in my area, which seems to be saturated with caches from that "other" web site. It's almost like virgin territory for Navicaches, though. :)
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mother wolf Offline
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    Posted: April 10 2008,7:39 am QUOTE

What Harold said. I am starting to cross list my caches from GC & hope to also get a few new ones out there that arent any longer excepted, such as virtuals.

I also agree that the field is very open & so there are endless possibilities for growth.

It will take a bit of time to get my caches all cross listed but Im starting to work on it. Im also looking forward to expanding my circle of new friends.

Thanks for the welcome so far. It's been warm & fuzzy. Mother Wolf
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USA 45 Offline
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Posted: April 10 2008,11:24 am QUOTE

Quote (mother wolf @ April 10 2008,9:39 am)
What Harold said. I am starting to cross list my caches from GC & hope to also get a few new ones out there that arent any longer excepted, such as virtuals.

I also agree that the field is very open & so there are endless possibilities for growth.

It will take a bit of time to get my caches all cross listed but Im starting to work on it. Im also looking forward to expanding my circle of new friends.

Thanks for the welcome so far. It's been warm & fuzzy. Mother Wolf

I'm with Mother Wolf, I have been here since Dec.07 was just not sure how to use the site. After getting a look at things in here (EVEN IF YOU HAVE TO LOOK AT OLD POST) I figured it would not take much to cross over. I did put in my comments today that This is a crossover cache and FTF is nil That might help others . Don't ya just love that warn and fuzzy feeling. USA 45


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jbcal Offline
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Posted: July 03 2009,1:19 pm QUOTE

I just joined Navicache.com as I just started geocaching within the past few weeks and have used geocaching.com. Their site is down today so I found myself here.  I like the idea of two (or more) sites.

I'll bookmark and use Navicache for the next couple of weeks and see how it goes.

Nice to meet you all :)
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sabrefan7 Offline
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    Posted: July 03 2009,3:47 pm QUOTE

Glad your here, have fun!
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BunniK Offline
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    Posted: July 03 2009,8:56 pm QUOTE

I just heard that the reason geocaching.com is down is because they had a fire in the building that houses their server. Not sure how true it is as it came from a friend of a friend.....but it does seem to explain why they are down

I just started geocaching a couple weeks ago also....first just guessing ( I didn't have a GPS) or caching with friends, then my wonderful hubby got me a GPS for my b-day! (early gift but who's counting...lol_)  It's safe to say we are HOOKED!

 

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sabrefan7 Offline
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    Posted: July 04 2009,6:59 am QUOTE

The fire did happen and took out many company,s servers,credit card verification, tv and radio stations along with GC. com because of a power failure no injury's were reported just water damage from sprinkler systems.
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Mr Pipps Offline
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    Posted: July 04 2009,1:34 pm QUOTE

Stick with the sites that dont charge for coordinates. You dont want to go down that road. Geocaching.com is successful because the interface is more attractive, they have a large database of coordinates and the first thing that pops up when you Google 'geocaching' is the geocaching.com website. Casual users are more concerned with quantity of coordinates and a slick interface. Few choose a site that in comparison looks like a beatup Tonka truck, but in all honesty, from what I can see, a geocache coordinate is a geocache coordinate. For me the choice is based on principle. I can't support a website that seeks to make money from a community generated effort in the form of 'premium cache coordinates'.

Charge for conveniences and unique features all you want, but the moment they start charging for coordinates - they're no longer an option in my book.


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    Posted: July 04 2009,3:06 pm QUOTE

Whether you like it or not, to be fair, what GC actually offers is an option for members to make their own caches restricted to Premium Members.  GC.com does not restrict the PM caches directly.

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