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Joined: Dec. 2001
||Posted: Jan. 22 2006,5:52 am
|Quote (ChileHead @ Jan. 21 2006,9:26 pm)|
|Quote (PC Medic @ Jan. 21 2006,8:54 pm)|
|Trade/Sell/Announce what exactly?|
Geocoins specifically. Geocoins started out as travel bugs (more or less), but then seemed to evolve to personal signature items. The forums were often used to announce a new signature coin for trade or sale.
Now, it is only allowed if the coin is trackable at geocaching.com (meaning groundspeak gets $1.50 per coin.) Caused a lot of uproad, and man hundreds and hundreds of posts about it.
Now you can trade, but can't mention a sale. Can't post a link in your post to another coin site. Hey, it's their forums and they have a right to do what they want. I just wish it was handled better because it pissed a lot of people off who otherwise really like all other aspects of the site.
If they sell or offer the service (what ever it may be), I suppose I can see their limiting third party activity within their own forums if it may have a direct impact on their business. Not being able to discuss geocoins would not make sense IMHO, as it would only stir interest in a product/service they sell. Not allowing trade via the forums I am kind of split on as geocoins are personalized (individual, team, orginization designs) so unless someone is offering to trade out a GC.com coin which may cost them a sale in some way I am not sure where they see the harm, but then it is their site and their forums. Offering them for sale, this would depend as here in our own forums commercial posts are not permitted.
|As for "best user experience" I guess that depends on what you are looking for, but I personally would disagree with that one in a very big way.|
I'm looking for an easy way to find listings that match what my search criteria are, generally, caches that I haven't already found.
You are correct that the ability to search cache listings you have not logged is not yet available, but it is planned, as are some other new features.
It seems like navicache has been fairly static in recent years, and hasn't offered new features like pocket queries, insta-notify, both of which I heavily use. But like you said, more people write out their $30/year check to "Jeremy", and not "Quinn".
There have been some additions, bug fixes and improvements, but yes things lately were moving even slower than we had anticipated. You can look for this to change as we begin to push ahead again.
We do offer the ability to download your search results (in several formats) and at no charge. I am not sure what the 'Insta-Notify' feature you mention is, so can not say for sure if we will be offering it, but would ask that you put this and any other suggestions in our Suggestions and Feedback forum. This will not only help us get an idea of what you are looking for, but also help keep this thread (pay-tp-play) on-topic.