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Happy Anniversary - The Offical Congratulations Thread

Posted: 18 May 10 8:53 am
by caughtatwork
Wishing all a Happy 10th Anniversary of Geocaching in Australia.

There were 271 272 273 277 caches hidden for the 10th Anniversary, a 25% increase on the number of geocachines listed at Geocaching Australia (excluding TrigPoints).

Thanks to everyone who participated in making this a momentous occassion.

Please come into this thread, knock around with some friends, offer some congratulations on our anniversary, have fun and give everyone a few thoughts on what the last 10 years and the next 10 years of geocaching will hold for you.

We wouldn't have been here right now if it weren't for the hard work of some who have moved on, so I would like to personally thank the previous site developers and visionaries of the Geocaching Australia website. Your previous effoerts are muich appreciated and have stood us in good stead for many years past and many good and fun years to come.

Kind regards.
Your current and former website developers and original forum owners.
caughtatwork, CraigRat, ideology, Riblit, Swampgecko, embi and Pyrenees Kid.

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Re: Happy Anniversary - The Official Congratulations Thread

Posted: 18 May 10 9:03 am
by rogerw3
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Congratulations guys on all your hard work in keeping GCA going and thriving. I for one really do appreciate all your unflagging efforts.
I am still only very new to this game (since August last year), but I have to say that without it my life would be a lot more boring!
It keeps my reasonably fit as I do all my caching on foot and public transport, which mean trains mostly.
I enjoy most of all hiding caches and reading the great logs cachers have left, mind you I do get quite a kick out of finding caches as well.
Happy 10th Birthday Geocaching Australia and many Happy Returns.

=D> \:D/

Re: Happy Anniversary - The Offical Congratulations Thread

Posted: 18 May 10 9:28 am
by Hunter-Finder
Happy 10th Anniversary.
Thanks to all involved for the fun I'm having traipsing around Sydney discovering new and exciting places and keeping fit too.

My other half now regrets showing me an article she found in a local newspaper some 27 months ago. She says I must be addicted to it. :lol:

Anyway, keep up the good work and here's to the next 10 years. =D> \:D/ =D> \:D/

Re: Happy Anniversary - The Offical Congratulations Thread

Posted: 18 May 10 9:36 am
by Fuddley
Well done to all those involved over the past 10 years =D> =D> Lets hope that the next ten are as good if not better.
While we have only been involved in caching for the past few years we have greatly enjoyed the time that we have spent scratching around in the bushes and looking under rocks, but even more so we have enjoyed all the amazing sneaky hides that we have come across. On top of that we have had wonderful time at various event over the past few year, not least of which was the Megga event at Wagga.
Cheers to all and happy caching. \:D/ \:D/

Re: Happy Anniversary - The Offical Congratulations Thread

Posted: 18 May 10 9:50 am
by tatty
Congratulations on 10 years!
It is fantastic seeing how many new caches are around now compared to when we first started many, many years ago =D>

Re: Happy Anniversary - The Offical Congratulations Thread

Posted: 18 May 10 10:09 am
by crew 153
Congratulations to all the Australian Geocachers.

This marks a milestone in a great pastime. I have spent the last 6 years enjoying the thrill of the hunt.

Although it is not a milestone for GCA I would like to take this opportunity to thank the original creators of this site and also the ongoing development team for growing this site into an part of my life which I look forward to enjoying every day.

Re: Happy Anniversary - The Offical Congratulations Thread

Posted: 18 May 10 10:12 am
by gd___
Happy Anniversary.

The best thing about caching is the people, I've never meet a cacher that wasn't friendly. (some with different views, but still friendly).

Re: Happy Anniversary - The Offical Congratulations Thread

Posted: 18 May 10 10:17 am
by mtrax
thanks for supporting the Australian (& NZ) caching community...

Re: Happy Anniversary - The Offical Congratulations Thread

Posted: 18 May 10 10:25 am
by aussie-O's
Happy Birthday to you happy birthday to you happy birthday to geocaching in Australia, happy birthday to you

Re: Happy Anniversary - The Offical Congratulations Thread

Posted: 18 May 10 11:07 am
by mundoo
Congratulations to all of us and especially the GCA developers. I am often amazed at the complexity found on the website and enjoy the friendliness in the forum.

I have a friend in Europe who is jealous of what I say about the Australian geocaching site and community. He says he wished there was such a friendly website in his neck of the woods.

Re: Happy Anniversary - The Offical Congratulations Thread

Posted: 18 May 10 11:21 am
by Pesky!


<marilyn munroe voice>
Happy birthday Geocaching
Happy birthday to you
</marilyn munroe voice>

And some birthday candles!
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Boom!

Re: Happy Anniversary - The Offical Congratulations Thread

Posted: 18 May 10 11:37 am
by maccamob
Happy Anniversary to all, and a special mention to Pyrenees Kid, who started the original (pre-GCA) forum.

Re: Happy Anniversary - The Offical Congratulations Thread

Posted: 18 May 10 11:44 am
by solomonfamily
mundoo wrote:Congratulations to all of us and especially the GCA developers..


C@W as I said to you at the event on the weekend - thanks for all your efforts.

We are all richer for GCA :D

Re: Happy Anniversary - The Offical Congratulations Thread

Posted: 18 May 10 11:49 am
by Shael6636
Congragulations to all the developers for such an aswesome effort over the past 10 Years. I only discovered Geocaching just over a year ago but this site has now become a second home for me.

Im looking forward to finding more GCA cahces in the next 10 years =D>

Re: Happy Anniversary - The Offical Congratulations Thread

Posted: 18 May 10 11:58 am
by oldfella
Happy 10th anniversary. Congratulations to every one involved both past and present. I know it would seem impolite to try and name names but i would personally like to thank C@W and Craig rat for their continuing efforts to provide us with this well developed and managed behind the scenes Server and upkeep.