Peer Review is Flawed

TweetI’ve been meaning to write a post about this for a long time.  I saw something today that propelled me to the keyboard.  I’ll start by saying I love the idea of peer review.  It’s a transparent process that hopefully will allow more and better caches to get published.  I fear that is not what […]

Opencaching Tipping Point

TweetThe phrase tipping point refers to the point in time when an idea spreads on its own, organically. It is the point where attitudes change and the general population starts to move in a new direction. A little over a year ago Garmin introduced opencaching.com. Since that time Garmin has offered promotions and incentives to […]

Is Garmin Looking After Your Rights?

TweetGarmin’s latest ad for opencaching.com is turning up the rhetoric.  This might be a nice ad but I think Garmin is missing the point.   Quality caches are the best way to attract users.  Here is the ad as it appeared in the latest issue of Outside magazine. Garmin continues to attack Groundspeak on the […]

Garmin Coins a New Pathtag

TweetAs many geocachers know geocoins are popular items for discovery and trade.  When opencaching.com lauched it seemed like a bit of a miss that they did not have this functionality.  It probably made sense to Garmin to leave this functionality out as there focus was on maximizing the value of their devices.  It makes more […]

Curation vs Reviewing

TweetAs most people know, one of the fundamental aspects of geocaching.com is that every cache gets reviewed prior to being listed publicly.  This policy is in effect to protect the integrity of cache listings.  In that sense maybe the volunteers should be called curators instead of reviewers. There are about 200 volunteer reviewers that act on behalf of Groundspeak […]