[GeoStL] Re: logging breakfast

  • From: "Bridget Griffin" <bridget@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <geocaching@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 18 Sep 2003 22:47:44 -0500

-
Thank you, Marcos.

Bridget
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "mc" <xitaqua@xxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <geocaching@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Thursday, September 18, 2003 10:50 PM
Subject: [GeoStL] Re: logging breakfast


> -
> Here is my 2 cents:
> This is only a "game", maybe a sport, if so I have much to practice yet.
> And as such different people play by different rules.
> Some don't do group caching, I do, and I love it !!!!.
> Some don't do virtual, I do, and I love it !!!!.
>
> Like poker, they might play "Texas" style or whatever( I am not much of
> a poker player), but whoever is the house tell us the rule.
>
> Is "conundrum" here:
> Should we log or not log as a find, events ?.
>
> I think if the organizer that post the "event" allows it, GREAT !.
> And if those feel kind awkward "logging" an event....let me help you out
> !
>
> http://www.xitaqua.com/geocaching/
>
>
> By the way, I attended the Tiger Day event and found a real cool cache:
> knowledge. For the life of me I didn't know what was a "Tiger Day".
>
> geocaching is a journey. The journey is the reward.
>
> Cheers !
> Xitaqua.
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: geocaching-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> [mailto:geocaching-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Mike Griffin
> Sent: Thursday, September 18, 2003 6:14 PM
> To: geocaching@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [GeoStL] Re: logging breakfast
>
> -
> I'll be the first to admit I might have been a little harsh. For that I
> apologize to Mark. However, I still don't see what difference it makes
> if we
> make this an event, which, it is already. To think that we would not be
> discussing Geocaching at the breakfast is crazy. I read it as saying
> that we
> were just gonna meet and socialize. I think the purpose of the meeting
> was
> to discuss bug swapping and then act upon it. I know that there are
> several
> people who have had bugs for quite a while and maybe we can get them
> moving.
>
> The last breakfast we had was an instructional breakfast and I feel that
> this would be the same. Events should be posted without regard to cache
> clicks. If I posted an event for everytime we have a gathering, so be
> it.
> How else do you think we will get people there. Half the people out
> there
> actively caching don't even belong to SLAGA. They don't belong to the
> newsgroup either. How do you let them know about events.
>
> Case in point, Marcos, Xitaqua, saw Tiger Day posted as an event and got
> involved right away. Without the event page, which was a gathering of
> cachers, he would have not met us nor been involved at the level he is
> now.
> He makes all the events. So my opinion, and it is only my opinion, is
> that
> when people start saying we don't need an event for a gathering, they
> are
> thinking of the "Find" and not the outcome.
>
> RGS has posted and advertised the idea of having workshops many times
> over.
> Yet, no one has stepped to the plate and said they would help out. At
> the
> last meeting we had, Lunch I believe, we didn't post an event and I went
> and
> picked Mark up and brought him to the lunch / breakfast. Don't
> misunderstand
> that this was a slam to Mark. It was a slam to everyone who spoke
> without
> thinking of all the cachers who ONLY read the events.
>
> Nuff said!
>
> Mike - Feeling like a bear today!
>
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Barbara Hunt" <barbarastl@xxxxxxxxxxx>
> To: <geocaching@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Sent: Thursday, September 18, 2003 4:57 PM
> Subject: [GeoStL] Re: logging breakfast
>
>
> > -
> > Nobody said nor implied that they "ONLY care about getting a click for
> this
> > event".  Mark is suggesting a monthly meeting/workshop, which I think
> is a
> > great idea. He doesn't deserve to be told to "Get over it!".
> >
> > Barbara
> >
> > ----- Original Message ----- 
> > From: "Mike Griffin" <griff@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
> > To: <geocaching@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> > Sent: Thursday, September 18, 2003 2:43 PM
> > Subject: [GeoStL] Re: logging breakfast
> >
> >
> > You know what... This is a numbers thing.. Exactly why GC.COM wants to
> get
> > away from it.. If there were no numbers involved who would care if
> there
> was
> > a cache event or not... You ONLY care about getting a click for the
> event...
> > I could care less.. To me, it is an advertisement to everyone around.
> Lots
> > of people don't even read this group.. How do we reach them? Granted
> this
> is
> > short notice but MAYBE someone will show up because they saw the EVENT
> PAGE.
> >
> > Forget the, "It's not fair" It's an event... If we click it as found,
> then
> > so be it.. Get over it!
> >
> > Mike
> >
> >   ----- Original Message ----- 
> >   From: pntball
> >   To: geocaching@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> >   Sent: Thursday, September 18, 2003 1:07 PM
> >   Subject: [GeoStL] logging breakfast
> >
> >
> >   i dont think that the breakfasts should be logged it is just a
> gathering
> > of folks to have a social thing.now if we were to have monthly
> meetings
> with
> > workshops and such then it would be a loggable cache.btw why don't we
> have
> a
> > monthly meeting to touch base about what is new in the caching
> world.we
> are
> > becoming a bigger group and need to take on the role of organizing a
> group
> > .let's check into this and see what we can pull out of the hat.pntball
> >
> >
> >   Glenn <Glenn@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> >     -
> >     That is a common thought, nothing to get blasted about. Many parts
> of
> > the
> >     country list events every time someone stops on the corner to
> talk.
> > Other
> >     places list only bigger events and others list the monthly
> planning
> and
> >     members meetings too.
> >
> >     In general, an event has to be for geocachers, where geocaching is
> >     discussed, or participated in.
> >
> >     Many folks are starting to balk at the "I am going (camping,
> eating,
> >     walking... ) y'all come along sort of event pages.
> >
> >     I think personally they are sort of borderline. That is why I
> haven't
> >     posted any of my geocaching camping w/e caches this year.
> >
> >     The only event caches that I *clearly* think are bogus are the
> types
> > that
> >     are not directly geocaching related but some geocachers are
> invited to
> > show
> >     up... "Come to our 4wheel drive event, some cachers are gonna be
> there,
> > we
> >     can tal k" .. ect.
> >
> >     It a wash to me, what ever the consensus is is OK by me.
> >
> >     gln
> >
> >
> >
> >     At 12:45 PM 9/18/2003, Barbara Hunt wrote:
> >
> >     >-
> >     >Maybe I'll get blasted, but it doesn't seem right to be able to
> log a
> > cache
> >     >every time we meet at a restaraunt to eat! For a big event like
> the
> > picnic
> >     >or holiday party, OK, but for every breakfast or lunch? I like
> Jen's
> > idea of
> >     >placing a cache or two nearby in which to log the travel bugs for
> the
> >     >exchange.
> >     >
> >     >
> >     >
> >
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