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205Re: [CentralTexasGeocachers] What's going to happen if they decide to pick up their toys and go home?

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  • The Diver
    Dec 31, 2002
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      What were the reasons for "The Cheerful Dead" being rejected? Based on
      the so called "guidelines", I don't see why it should be rejected?

      aka The Diver

      On Tue, 2002-12-31 at 08:11, Mark Gessner wrote:
      > I've been thinking about geocaching.com lately. I've had a perfectly
      > legitimate virtual cache (GCB841, "The Cheerful Dead") on hold for a
      > week while trying to convince the 'approver' that it is legitimate.
      > Brings me to the subject point: what happens when the owners of
      > geocaching.com decide to pick up their toys and go home? Seems like
      > the whole game is played on their board with their pieces, by their
      > rules, at their whim.
      > I guess I'm wondering if there is some way to make this game 'open
      > source.' Instead of a central geocaching.com site, have a more
      > peer-to-peer arrangement with the cache pages spread out over many
      > unrelated servers with perhaps a search engine or yahoo-like portal
      > helping to tie them together.
      > I would be a sad camper indeed if they ever shut down geocaching.com
      > (on purpose or by accident). Anyone backing up their cache pages to a
      > local machine?
      > Could we recover if the powers that be got bored of geocaching.com and
      > shut 'er down?
      > -mark
      > aka lowracer
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