Without proper supervision/review of placed caches, Opencaching.com can only bring harm to geocaching as a whole. Most cachers realize this and refuse to publish caches on their site. And after some 10 months, San Diego only has 10 active caches listed on Opencaching, at least four of which were listed by a person who rarely caches and has little interest in the long term effects of ill-thought out placements/listings.
Garmin is obviously making a last ditch effort to get their version of geocaching off the ground, and they're using good old greed to lead the charge in their campaign. Please don't let the off-chance hope that you might win a GPSr entice you to support a site that doesn't support geocaching as a whole.
While I don't always agree with everything Groundspeak does (you don't want to get me started ;), and while I would love to see some good old capitalism competition, I will not support a site with only short-term monetary interests that will ultimately leave us with nothing.
And if geocaching is outlawed, ask yourself what will that Dakota be worth then???
--- In email@example.com, "georgefoltz" <georgefoltz@...> wrote:
> First of all let me say I am not a proponent of Opencaching.com or Garmin and I'm only posting this as an FYI:
> Garmin has come up with a sweepstakes to get more cachers to post caches on Opencaching.com. It appears that if you post ten approved caches in a week, you will get one entry for that week to possibly win a Dakota 20. I believe it runs until the end of August. So it sounds like if you want to have at least one entry per week for the whole sweepstakes, you will have to hide a total of 40 caches. Here is a link with the details:
> Like I said earlier, my only interest in this is sharing the information.
> George (Geodynamic)