Return of virtuals on GC, well sot of

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Return of virtuals on GC, well sot of

Post by pjamesk » 17 August 11 1:35 pm

By the look of it GC is returning virtuals in the form of Challenges, Action & Photo

Action
http://blog.geocaching.com/2011/08/geoc ... neak-peek/

Photo
http://blog.geocaching.com/2011/08/geoc ... neak-peek/

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Re: Return of virtuals on GC, well sot of

Post by Big Matt and Shell » 17 August 11 1:39 pm

There has been a bit of discussion about these on this post.
http://forum.geocaching.com.au/viewtopi ... 25&t=16396

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Re: Return of virtuals on GC, well sot of

Post by pjamesk » 17 August 11 1:41 pm

Thought it might have been there somewhere :oops: :oops:

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Post by blossom* » 17 August 11 7:15 pm

ho-hum

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Post by The Spindoctors » 17 August 11 9:34 pm

Thirty minute interview on Podcacher http://www.podcacher.com/2011/08/show-3 ... adventure/

Sounds interesting, but I know it won't be for all.

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Re: Return of virtuals on GC, well sot of

Post by rubai » 17 August 11 10:43 pm

Isn't this what waymarking is for?

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Re: Return of virtuals on GC, well sot of

Post by Bronnie_1990 » 18 August 11 10:53 pm

For everyones amusement.
This is all the "challenges" that are listed on there ATM.

Image

#-o

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Re: Return of virtuals on GC, well sot of

Post by caughtatwork » 18 August 11 11:34 pm

#-o :stabby

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Re: Return of virtuals on GC, well sot of

Post by Happy Chappies » 18 August 11 11:49 pm

Dear God! What a joke!!

All these 'completed' logs for challenges that don't even have clear instructions... Shows how 'seriously' people are taking this... It's just a quick way to grab some numbers..

There goes the value of a smiley out the window, down the path, and under a passing bus...

Definitely not letting my stats get contaminated by this nonsense. It's like mixing the worst parts of geocaching with the worst parts of facebook.

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Re: Return of virtuals on GC, well sot of

Post by noikmeister » 19 August 11 7:42 am

I think that out of all the grandfathered cache types that locationless are the worst. Don't get me wrong, I enjoy a good locationless cache, but there is so much scope for crap that it makes a micro hidden in a rock wall next to a sewerage works look good.

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Re: Return of virtuals on GC, well sot of

Post by Happy Chappies » 19 August 11 9:11 am

The first one in Melbourne is up - (although I notice it doesn't tell you who put the challenge out there - more room for mischief). Do a cartwheel in Fedaration Square :roll:

And I see it's first log is already a fake. By someone in the US. Who posted a picture of a car....

Geez. I think it's fair to say that most of the logs on these challenges will be fakes. I do however notice that they've changed the stats layout for peoples profiles and logs so the difference between caches and challenges is a bit more detectable, which makes this malarky mildly less appalling.

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Re: Return of virtuals on GC, well sot of

Post by caughtatwork » 19 August 11 9:24 am

I'm going to hide a PHYSICAL cache at a location on the weekend, less than 161m from an exisiting cache and list it as a challenge. No reviewer approval needed. Wheeeeeee, open slather on listing physical caches now in place.

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Re: Return of virtuals on GC, well sot of

Post by caughtatwork » 19 August 11 9:27 am

WTF?
http://www.geocaching.com/profile/?u=caughtatwork
Where the hell did my profile information go?

Challenges Completed 0
Get this the flock off my page.

I think Groundspeak have gone completely mad.
It's not April first anywhere is it?

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Re: Return of virtuals on GC, well sot of

Post by Happy Chappies » 19 August 11 9:28 am

caughtatwork wrote:I'm going to hide a PHYSICAL cache at a location on the weekend, less than 161m from an exisiting cache and list it as a challenge. No reviewer approval needed. Wheeeeeee, open slather on listing physical caches now in place.
Except no one will bother to go find the cache... instead you'll just get hundreds of logs from people in the US and elsewhere 'completing it'.... and nothing you can do about policing it. This is such a friggin joke it makes OpenCaching look like the sensible alternative :stabby

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