Comments on: Garmin Not Very Open About opencaching.com http://www.cachemania.com/garmin-not-open-about-opencaching/opencaching/2010/11/ Geocaching Can be Addictive Mon, 25 May 2015 14:52:06 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.4.11 By: TeamBrutalForce http://www.cachemania.com/garmin-not-open-about-opencaching/opencaching/2010/11/comment-page-1/#comment-1080 Sun, 28 Nov 2010 00:52:33 +0000 http://www.cachemania.com/?p=813#comment-1080 We are not all that invested into GS at this point, and do not have a lot of TB’s or coins out. Probably would donate to the next geocacher who retrieves them. And yes, some of us would embrace new, more interactive communities of geocaching sites that may start up.

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By: firennice http://www.cachemania.com/garmin-not-open-about-opencaching/opencaching/2010/11/comment-page-1/#comment-986 Mon, 22 Nov 2010 06:19:23 +0000 http://www.cachemania.com/?p=813#comment-986 I am glad I am not the only one that got ignored by Garmin. I was also ignored by the media people from Magellan and Delorme on the subject.

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By: teamvoyagr http://www.cachemania.com/garmin-not-open-about-opencaching/opencaching/2010/11/comment-page-1/#comment-978 Sun, 21 Nov 2010 16:23:31 +0000 http://www.cachemania.com/?p=813#comment-978 Another good point. Moving trackables would be a serious pain. That could be the achilles heal of the opencaching.com project. Having just minted a coin I can tell you that paying Groundspeak the exorbitant fee for tracking numbers makes an alternative very attractive. There are already alternatives to geocaching.com’s tracking system out there. Those systems lack integration with a listing site. Garmin would be in good shape if they provide an API for other listing sites to incorporate into opencaching.com.

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By: RJMcKenzie http://www.cachemania.com/garmin-not-open-about-opencaching/opencaching/2010/11/comment-page-1/#comment-977 Sun, 21 Nov 2010 16:03:19 +0000 http://www.cachemania.com/?p=813#comment-977 Well the only thing you can’t really move are Travel Bugs and Geocoins. Your caches you can publish them on another site and have them at both sites if you would like, it is your caches to do with as you please. As for your numbers, you can keep a database in GSAK for numbers and use that to generate your profiles and statistics. So moving your numbers around wouldn’t be too hard of a thing, its the Travel Bugs and Geocoins which are tied into Groundspeak that is the issue with me. And the fact that there isn’t as many caches in the other sites as there is at geocaching.com.

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By: teamvoyagr http://www.cachemania.com/garmin-not-open-about-opencaching/opencaching/2010/11/comment-page-1/#comment-975 Sun, 21 Nov 2010 14:00:16 +0000 http://www.cachemania.com/?p=813#comment-975 You make an interesting point RJ. You don’t want to switch because you have too much invested at geocaching.com. So if Geocaching.com allowed you to move your data you would switch? It wasn’t that long ago that the mobile phone carriers here had a lock on the number attached to your cellphone. These numbers were not transferable. Now that they are people are free to move between carriers. Wouldn’t it be nice to have that freedom of choice for a cache listing site?

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