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Geocaching Newsletter #3 ?

Posted: 24 September 04 8:35 pm
by EcoTeam
Oh boy, am I a glutten for punishment!
Ok, it's been 6 months since the last newsletter, and going by the trend (1!) it's a half yearly newsletter :shock:

I'd like to know:
a) who would be willing to contribute?
b) what parts of the newsletter do you like and don't like?
c) anything new you'd like to see added?

I'll edit it again, but only if I can get support in the form of contributions.

EcoDave :)

Posted: 24 September 04 8:41 pm
by caughtatwork
What sort of stuff would you like contributions to be about.
Same as the last (first?) couple or are you looking for something different.
Poetry, fiction, non-fiction?

Posted: 24 September 04 9:28 pm
by Webguy
Already said i would help out and what it was about so no problems there.

Posted: 24 September 04 11:10 pm
by Team Stargazer
Looking forward to it already! :D

Adelaide just had an event cache called Shankers Get-Together Dinner in which nearly every cacher in the city it seemed (and a couple from interstate) turned up, far more then obviously planned for given the size of the restaurant chosen :lol:

Posted: 25 September 04 10:47 am
by Ebenezer
I'm happy to contribute. Sending me a reminder e-mail might help the process a bit though :).

Posted: 25 September 04 12:13 pm
by Bronze
I would love to contribute and I like writing.

I seem to have a couple of spare weeks up my sleve for some reason and if Mix is willing to take some pics I'd add some Red Ochre articles, profiles (for those game) and feature a couple of our better caches.

I'd also like to cover the Swamp Swampy event unless some one else has there hand up. The wife this morning didn't seem to object to much when I said I won't be here the weekend of the 16th.

Let me know what else I can do or the mag. Like I said, I like to write.

The Bronze.

Posted: 25 September 04 2:41 pm
by EcoTeam
caughtatwork wrote:What sort of stuff would you like contributions to be about.
Same as the last (first?) couple or are you looking for something different.
Poetry, fiction, non-fiction?
It would have the same basic format as the first two, with the same categories. i.e. News, gadget reviews, how-to articles, general caching articles, player profiles, event wrapups etc. Unless anyone can think of other sections to add?
I'd like to know what people liked and didn't like in the previous issues, so I can get an idea of what people like.

I would need any articles in *plain text* only (word or ascii), no formatted stuff please as I just have to unformat it anyway to match the rest of the newsletter.

No Poetry or fiction stuff, sorry, non-fictional geocaching related stuff only.

EcoDave :)

Posted: 25 September 04 5:51 pm
by Dingbats
I like the first two, even though they were published before I was involved in geocaching.<p>

I reckon if we can keep them up they will serve as an interesting record history in years to come.<p>

Some ideas for content not necessarilly good or new:<p>

- a guess at how geocaching could develop.<br>
- a story or two about a teams quest for a particularly challenging cache<br>
- musings from a beginner who has started since the last news letter.<br>
- how to use a compass for geocaching fun & profit.<br>
- perhaps some summaries of some particularly interesting / heated / controversial topics discussed on the forums

Posted: 25 September 04 8:16 pm
by Pesky!
I'd love to contribute.
Oh can i do all the spell checkiong too? He he he! :twisted:

will have a read of past issues to see if it sparks anyideas for new secitons.

Posted: 25 September 04 11:01 pm
by CraigRat
A State of the nation segment would be nice, with a bit of a rundwn of what's happening/upcoming in each state, what cool new caches/cachers have come to light etc..
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Enjoyed reading the first 2

Posted: 26 September 04 9:39 am
by Bronze
:roll: Hmmm :roll: - an anti-poet.

Will have to work on that. I now see cracks in the system. :D

The Bronze.

Posted: 26 September 04 3:08 pm
by alpha993
the first two editions were a great intro and overview of the hobby for a newbie.

more than happy to draft an article for consideration, when's the deadline?

Posted: 26 September 04 5:44 pm
by Mind Socket
I'd love to see a feature ... "i!8: Get Smart ... the story behind the story". I've given George a nudge on this, but he may not want to put it in the newsletter, if anywhere. :)

- Rog

Posted: 27 September 04 12:38 am
by EcoTeam
alpha993 wrote:the first two editions were a great intro and overview of the hobby for a newbie.

more than happy to draft an article for consideration, when's the deadline?
No deadline, it "gets done when it gets done" :roll:
Although I usually send out a "last call" a few days before publication, i.e. after I've actually sat there looking at the thing for a month instead of actually doing something :lol:

EcoDave :)

Posted: 27 September 04 12:44 am
by EcoTeam
Mind Socket wrote:I'd love to see a feature ... "i!8: Get Smart ... the story behind the story". I've given George a nudge on this, but he may not want to put it in the newsletter, if anywhere. :)
- Rog
That would of course be fantastic, everyone deserves to know about Get Smart. It has caching innovations which may not be seen again for some time, if ever. Although one must wonder if that would spoil the surprise for any future caches on a similar theme?

EcoDave :)