[GeoStL] Re: Congratulations

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Chris:

Me too!

Dan

-----Original Message-----
From: geocaching-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:geocaching-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Chris Binder
Sent: Monday, October 20, 2003 5:16 PM
To: geocaching@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [GeoStL] Re: Congratulations


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Oh, I have no problem with anything...It's all a big misunderstanding.
The only, let me repeat, ONLY problem I have is the amount of messages I
get saying "me too." I think that every milestone should be noticed.
You're right, I don't have a job at all yet (repeat: Yet) So I wouldn't
know what you do, how you do it, or how hard you work. But I do know one
thing...that geocaching is mainly an activity done on the side. I don't
want this conversation to turn into the one I was reprimanded for a few
months ago.

To sum up what I just said:
1) I don't know the entire story behind livelihood.
2) I think all milestones, should be noticed, but not to the point of
being overkill.
3) Geocaching is an activity, when we have time for it.
4) All my opinions are my opinions.
5) Everything was a misunderstanding.
6) I apologize for any short-comings that may have resulted from my
rambling on.
7) I'm not judging people by their stats. I'm not implying that those
with more finds are better than those with less finds, or vice-versa.

~Chris :-)


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Deborah Laughlin" <kolaughlin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <geocaching@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Monday, October 20, 2003 10:20 AM
Subject: [GeoStL] Re: Congratulations


> -
> Chris,
>
> I agree some of the messages get long (like this one) but if people 
> are
nice
> enough to take the time to send congratulations in whatever form, I 
> appreciate it.
>
> As far as 'livelihood' you have no idea what my or any of the rest of 
> the groups livelihood is like or why we do what we do.  So don't judge

> others
by
> their stats.  You are right that 50 may be a major accomplishment for 
> some and I don't think any of us with higher numbers are looking down 
> on that.
I
> think its great whenever anyone makes their 'personal' goals.
>
> As far as point 'B' - I personally have this GEO thing in my blood and
will
> keep doing it no matter what you or anyone else thinks.
>
> Happy Geocaching.
>
> Big K of K-team
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Chris Binder" <cpbinder@xxxxxxxxxxx>
> To: <geocaching@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Sent: Monday, October 20, 2003 5:17 AM
> Subject: [GeoStL] Re: Congratulations
>
>
> > -
> > Hi Mike!
> >
> >     I only have logged 29 and I started the same day as you. So I'm
happy
> to
> > know that I'm in the same ballpark.
> >     Many of these people are regular folk like myself, just some of 
> > them don't have as much time to go out and geocache. (There are 
> > others,
K-Team
> > and BruceS for example who have made Geocaching their livelihood, 
> > but
I'm
> > not going in to that right now) So, because of caching in their free
time,
> > they can only do what time allows. Then, milestones such as 50, 100,
200,
> > 500, and 1000 are big deals to them. (3400 in Bruce's case) 
> > Basically
what
> > I'm trying to say is that we congratulate them on these milestones,
> because:
> > A) It makes them happy someone is noticing their accomplishments. 
> > and B) It'll keep them geocaching, knowing that the group cares 
> > about what they
> do.
> >     I'm positive we all have a concern about the amount of messages 
> > and
> what
> > they have to say, correct? I'm all for it, after 7 or so people 
> > offer
> their
> > congrats, then we all get the point and offer our mental
congratulations.
> > Sorry for rambling on and on again, but I figured this point needed 
> > some suggestions and voice because the Newsgroup Etiquette does 
> > mention
> something
> > about the congratulations issue, I believe.
> >
> > ~Chris
> >
> >
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "Michael Chambers" <michaelc@xxxxxxxxx>
> > To: "SLAGA Geocaching List" <geocaching@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> > Sent: Monday, October 20, 2003 1:42 AM
> > Subject: [GeoStL] Re: Congratulations
> >
> >
> > > -
> > > .................I just feel that posting a message in the 
> > > newsgroup
for
> > every 100 is not necessary.  ..................
> > >
> > > Of course posting a message in the newsgroup for every 100 is not 
> > > necessary - but it's a darn nice and considerate thing to do, and
that's
> > > one thing that I really enjoy about this group - there are a lot 
> > > of
darn
> > > nice and considerate people in it.  Also, it doesn't cost anything

> > > either, but I'm sure it makes the recipients feel good.
> > >
> > > ........... today if someone was really serious, they could cache 
> > > hard for a week and easily get 100 [caches]. ..............
> > >
> > > I do have to point out a different perspective to this statement.
Yes,
> > > you are right, if someone was really serious, they could cache 
> > > hard
for
> > > a week, and easily get 100.  And there are obviously several 
> > > people in this group who have the time, opportunity, and 
> > > everything else it
takes
> > > to do 100 in a week, or even several dozen in a day.  
> > > Unfortunately, I have very few of these enabling criteria, and 
> > > although I thoroughly enjoy the rare occasions when I can get out 
> > > and do a little caching,
and
> > > do get out every chance I get, I've only been able to log 35 
> > > caches since I started last Dec. 29th.  Heck, you all ought to 
> > > congratulate
me
> > > when I reach 50.   :-D
> > >
> > > We only get a handful now a days who ever
> > > recognize them and then it's a lot of "me too's."
.....................
> > >
> > > I very much agree with your point about not overloading the list 
> > > with
a
> > > bunch of "me too" congratulations when someone reaches a milestone
that
> > > may not have much meaning, but I'd offer the following 
> > > suggestions.
> > >
> > >     * I'd congratulate the heck out of anyone who has reached a
> > >       milestone that probably means a lot to them personally.  For
me
> > >       it'll be 50 (but you can all hold off till I reach 100 if
you
> > >       like), but for Bruce it'll probably be 4,000.  I'm just
going to
> > >       shake my head in wonder when he reaches 3,400.  I'm not
going to
> > >       send him a note of congratulations every few days.  I really
don't
> > >       think he expects me to either (I hope you don't mind my 
> > > using
you
> > >       as an example, Bruce.).
> > >     * If several congratulations have been given already, the 
> > > point
has
> > >       been made and I'm sure appreciated.  There's not much need 
> > > to
just
> > >       pile onto the heap, just so you won't be thought of as not
caring.
> > >        "Me too"'s  kind of lack a certain level of sincerity
anyway.
> > >     * Through out a group congratulations once in a while; i.e.:
"There
> > >       have been a lot of good personal milestones lately.
> > >        Congratulations to all of you who have reached these
goals."
> > >     * If people want to really do something to cut down the load 
> > > on
this
> > >       list, they should copy and paste only what is needed to
reference
> > >       their part of the dialog.  Seeing 14 copies of the entire
previous
> > >       list on the new one that you are trying to read is really a
drag.
> > >
> > > JMHO2  -  Sorry I've run on so.  It's one of my shortcomings.
> > >
> > > Mike C.  (Leanman)
> > >
> > >
> >
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