213Re: Cache approval/disapproval and Geocaching.com's existence
- Jan 1 12:40 PM--- In CentralTexasGeocachers@yahoogroups.com, "angryarmadillo
<angryarmadillo@y...>" <angryarmadillo@y...> wrote:
> I thinkmight
> adding a voting system to a caching website would be a great thing.
> That way you'd get an idea of whether it's worth your while to check
> it out. I've already started on my own geocaching website that I
> try to expand into a Texas-wide geocaching site.AustinExplorer.com covers caches within about 60 miles of Austin. It
includes the ability for cache finders to rate the cache for
difficulty and terrain. It's a completely database-driven website
that could easily scale up to the state level. It also includes the
ability to cover both geocaching.com and navicache.com caches.
What it is missing is a larger number of users. I can speak from
experience that the market maker (i.e. geocaching.com) enjoys an
enormous mindshare. People tend to not want to go to another site to
log finds. An "open source" system would resolve much of that issue,
but I'm not very confident that will work out.
Check out http://www.austinexplorer.com/geocaching/. I'm always
interested in ideas for improvements. Right now you can log finds,
rate the caches, look at cache stats for the area AND map your caches
with finds highlighted on maps that can zoom down to sub-city level
(something that Buxley's can not do).
a.k.a. Austin Explorer
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