[kag] [Fwd: Premium Members - Introducing Waymarking]
- From: Gordon Campbell <gordon@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- To: KAG <kag@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Wed, 07 Sep 2005 21:39:08 -0400
Just received this from GC. Very interesting ....
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Subject: Premium Members - Introducing Waymarking
Date: Wed, 7 Sep 2005 16:39:53 -0700
From: Jeremy Irish <contact@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Dear Premium Member:
Everyone at Groundspeak thanks you for your ongoing support. Without
your help we would have been unable to provide for the growing needs on
the Geocaching.com web site. Each year we have doubled in site visitors,
machines and server space to maintain the site and accommodate new
geocachers and veterans of the activity.
Today we'd like to thank you by providing you a sneak peek at the new
solution for locationless caches. As many of you may know we have had a
moratorium for new locationless caches for some time. After a lot of
work we have created, not a new section, but an entirely new web site
called Waymarking.com. Although it does have its roots in the concept of
locationless caches it takes a different look at the activity.
While locationless caches would have a log for each location, a waymark
becomes the log entry and that location can actually be logged. We also
added a feature that allows new waymark category managers (which are
like locationless cache owners) the ability to provide variables for new
waymarks (locationless cache logs). So a maze category might ask a new
waymark what kind of maze it is, or a lighthouse category manager would
request that you provide the height of the lighthouse you mark.
Eventually this information will be searchable and displayable in many
ways on the site.
This is an entirely new concept and, as in the beginning of geocaching,
will create many exciting challenges. Hopefully you can stop into the
forums and provide any constructive criticisms or questions about the
The site is now only available to Premium and Charter members. The site
will be open for viewing by anyone in the next few weeks. Stop by and
let us know what you think!
Thank you again for your support. We hope you enjoy waymarking!
Jeremy Irish and the Groundspeak Team
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