What sort of Sponsor do we want/need

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Post by Mr Router » 11 October 08 7:41 am

team unicycle wrote:
Papa Bear_Left wrote:Pesky, if you write a proposal, can I spell-check it before you pitch it to anyone? :twisted:
spelling-check, or do you check it with magic? :twisted:
Not everyone has such higher education as some, anyway who gives a toss :?: :?: Pesky still has a voice in the caching community :!:

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Post by caughtatwork » 11 October 08 10:43 am

Papa Bear_Left wrote:I'm pretty confident that, if the temporary senate says no to the deal, then it'll be turned down. Of course, that'll throw the ball back to the membership to come up with other solutions to the problem of how to keep the site up and running!
Your level of confidence is guaranteed. If the current senate say NO the deal is dead, instantly.

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Post by J_&_J » 12 February 09 9:55 pm

Please excuse my ignorance, geocaching does not occupy the attention it once did from us.

Did the sponsorship thing take off? or is it still in the pipeline?
Thanks in advance for keeping us up-to-date.

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Post by Richary » 12 February 09 10:52 pm

As one of the Senators, I can say nothing has happened so far. The decision was to seek more information from the sponsor, the information coming back wasn't as detailed as we would like and seemed somewhat different from the original proposal (being filtered via a marketing company).

As sufficient funds and donations had been received to start progressing along our own path that happened. As far as I know those in contact with the potential sponsor are still talking with them at least occasionally, I haven't seen anything to indicate otherwise.

My take is that if it happens it happens, and the community can be more secure in what it does apart from just running the servers. If it doesn't we will continue to be self sufficient.

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Post by Geof » 12 July 09 6:46 pm

http://garmin.geocaching.com.au

Has this URL got anything to do with this thread?

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Post by caughtatwork » 12 July 09 7:22 pm

The site, yes, the name no.

We are moving tomorrow night to a new machine, but the subdomain (garmin) was a choice and not the name of a sponsor.

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Post by Papa Bear_Left » 12 July 09 11:24 pm

caughtatwork wrote:The site, yes, the name no.

We are moving tomorrow night to a new machine, but the subdomain (garmin) was a choice and not the name of a sponsor.
Obviously, "garmin" was chosen for the probably buggy test machine and, as soon as it's all working flawlessly, it'll be renamed to "magellan.geocaching.com.au"!

(I actually use a Garmin, but the opportunity was too tempting!)

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Post by Map Monkey » 12 July 09 11:41 pm

Papa Bear_Left wrote: magellan.geocaching.com.au
Great, no support! :cry:

mm

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Post by Geof » 13 July 09 2:21 pm

Ok. Was just wondering because this thread seemed to have come to an inconclusive end. :?

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Post by ian-and-penny » 13 July 09 2:56 pm

Now its all over, is there any harm in revealing who the potential sponsor was?

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Post by caughtatwork » 13 July 09 3:50 pm

I think that we can let that cat out of the bag.

The sponsor was going to be ...

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Post by SG-3 » 13 July 09 4:40 pm

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Sorry! Couldn't help myself! Honest!

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Re: What sort of Sponsor do we want/need

Post by caughtatwork » 14 July 09 12:29 am

You are so close its' not funny.
I believe there is a cacher who has a name that includes the name of the sponsor, but they are not affiliated with them.

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Re: What sort of Sponsor do we want/need

Post by ian-and-penny » 14 July 09 10:48 am

caughtatwork wrote:You are so close its' not funny.
I believe there is a cacher who has a name that includes the name of the sponsor, but they are not affiliated with them.

Well??

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Re: What sort of Sponsor do we want/need

Post by caughtatwork » 14 July 09 10:50 am

Oh, 'cmon, take a look at some cachers, see whether there is one with a name that might be related to the image. Let's make a game of it. If you guess right I WILL tell.

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