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GRANDMASTER CACHE Offline
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Posted: Feb. 17 2003,11:55 am QUOTE

Hi 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!  :)
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Posted: Feb. 17 2003,1:11 pm QUOTE

Hey, GRANDMASTER CACHE, Hello again. And welcome to Navicache. Good to see you here. :wave

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Quinn Offline
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    Posted: Feb. 17 2003,4:46 pm QUOTE

Ah...a new face in the crowd...welcome! :)

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Posted: Feb. 18 2003,4:06 am QUOTE

Hi there Grandmaster Cache,

Welcome to Navicache.  :D

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Posted: Feb. 18 2003,5:55 am QUOTE

Glad 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.  

WELCOME!!

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GRANDMASTER CACHE Offline
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    Posted: Feb. 18 2003,6:52 am QUOTE

Hi 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! :D :D  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!!!

Cheers!
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    Posted: Feb. 18 2003,1:32 pm QUOTE

Quote (GRANDMASTER CACHE @ Feb. 18 2003,1:52 pm)
Hi 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! :D :D  Transparency is good.  Participating only when there is an opportunity to play god is not. ;)

I'm going to sulk!  :wave

I'm over here on this small island just off the coast of Europe.

:grinnin

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CoronaKid Offline
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Posted: May 12 2003,11:30 am QUOTE

:wave

Hi all,

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.

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    Posted: May 12 2003,4:33 pm QUOTE

Welcome aboard Corona Kid :wave New faces are always welcome here!

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    Posted: May 12 2003,4:58 pm QUOTE

I second that  :wave

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