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by Big Matt and Shell
22 May 15 11:23 am
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: How many people still visit the forums
Replies: 67
Views: 10649

Re: How many people still visit the forums

Caching has revved up an awful lot over the last couple of years. How far is too far? Far enough that the council confiscates caches in trees for safety reasons? Back to that critical mass discussion that I had with Bryan a few years ago. When I started 9 years ago it was all a bit cloak and dagger...
by Big Matt and Shell
09 May 15 6:15 pm
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: How many people still visit the forums
Replies: 67
Views: 10649

Re: How many people still visit the forums

roundcircle wrote:(I really visit facebook to find out what my kids are doing. :-$ )
I have a feeling you are not alone in that regard!
by Big Matt and Shell
07 May 15 10:16 pm
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: How many people still visit the forums
Replies: 67
Views: 10649

Re: How many people still visit the forums

Wow! Some great feedback, I seem to have got a few people thinking! I think the thing that I have grown to appreciate the most was the GCA forums mantra that even if things got heated it was very rare to see a post deleted. It seems that these days if someone down't like a discussion on a FB group t...
by Big Matt and Shell
06 May 15 11:46 am
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: How many people still visit the forums
Replies: 67
Views: 10649

How many people still visit the forums

With the ever increasing number of Facebook Groups (shudder) how many people still come and look at these forums each day, week, month?

What do you think we can do to entice people back to forums?
by Big Matt and Shell
05 May 15 11:34 am
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: New version of "your computer has errors" scam?
Replies: 21
Views: 4051

Re: New version of "your computer has errors" scam?

biggles1024 wrote:that is despite having the same number since August, 1988. \:D/
How on earth did you manage that? I've had similar numbers but the prefix changed in the analogue to digital change many moons ago.
by Big Matt and Shell
11 December 13 1:19 pm
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: Creating a plaque, with cache inside for GC3E
Replies: 15
Views: 4366

Re: Creating a plaque, with cache inside for GC3E

It's a bit like my Dad's favourite axe. He'd had it since he was a young man and, although it had had five new heads and twenty new handles, it was still his favourite. The cache is long, long gone. Allowing it to remain as a virtual was a sop to nostalgia, but trying to claim that a completely new...
by Big Matt and Shell
28 November 13 12:54 pm
Forum: Geocaching Australia Web site
Topic: Map co-ordinates
Replies: 12
Views: 2770

Re: Map co-ordinates

I must say I haven't used them before. I'd be interested to know what people are using these coordinates for? Apart from creating dummy coords for a cache I can't see where I would use them, especially daily. On trips out in to the bush, particularly behind Lithgow, where there is a lot of fire tra...
by Big Matt and Shell
27 November 13 3:47 pm
Forum: Geocaching Australia Web site
Topic: Map co-ordinates
Replies: 12
Views: 2770

Re: Map co-ordinates

I must say I haven't used them before. I'd be interested to know what people are using these coordinates for? Apart from creating dummy coords for a cache I can't see where I would use them, especially daily.
by Big Matt and Shell
11 November 13 10:31 am
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: Geotalk geocaching podcast - Episode 101
Replies: 4
Views: 1306

Re: Geotalk geocaching podcast - Episode 101

I listened on the way to work this morning. I'm glad you have decided to continue to produce this great podcast.

Thanks Darren.
by Big Matt and Shell
07 November 13 2:42 pm
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: Speaking of Angels... Conflicted.
Replies: 14
Views: 2750

Re: Speaking of Angels... Conflicted.

I was thinking about this this morning and first first thought was "If you can officially take over the listing it would be worth it. You could change the position so it wouldn't get muggled." But the I thought: What are you actually saving here? The original cache and log book are gone. I'm assumi...
by Big Matt and Shell
01 November 13 11:48 am
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: Streaking...
Replies: 37
Views: 7384

Re: Streaking...

I recently made it to 98 days and thought that was a big effort. I can't imagine what 366 days is like!

Mine only stopped because I came home from a fire after a 16 hour day and decided that I wasn't going back out again...
by Big Matt and Shell
10 September 13 1:26 pm
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: Power Trails... Watch your kids!!!!
Replies: 4
Views: 1609

Re: Power Trails... Watch your kids!!!!

It was a very similar incident that caused one of the original Nevada powertrails to be archived by Groundspeak at the request for the state highway authority. When we recently did a lot of the SA powertrails this same section of road had us concerned about this kind of incident or a truck running u...
by Big Matt and Shell
10 September 13 1:20 pm
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: Cache Regret... the one that got away.
Replies: 16
Views: 2958

Re: Cache Regret... the one that got away.

Along the Stoney Towers http://coord.info/GCXHMP

I can't see myself giving it another try.
by Big Matt and Shell
31 July 13 10:29 am
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: Reading the new(ish) Earthcache guidelines
Replies: 12
Views: 2432

Re: Reading the new(ish) Earthcache guidelines

It looks like the permission you are seeking via GC.com is not required as they (DECCW) say in the policy you don't need it. I guess if you haven't already been talking to a reviewer, they would be the place to go. Yep, to me if the land owner has specifically stated in their policy that permission...
by Big Matt and Shell
15 May 13 9:38 am
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: Event stacking
Replies: 32
Views: 5515

Re: Event stacking

There is no need for event stacking really. gc.com rules state that people are not required to sign the event log. So if you want to 'bump your numbers', just search for events and log a smilie. "An event cache can be logged online if the cacher has attended the event. Event cache owners can reques...