Bon Echo wrote:What I'm going to propose is that Benchmark caches are not listed by individuals, but instead by a "centralized" account which is managed by a few admin / volunteers. When a player finds a new benchmark, they take photos and coordinates and (somehow) submit that to the benchmark admin group. That group then creates the listing and gives credit to the finder, and that player can then log their find.
and here's my logic behind this;
1) really, no one "owns" a benchmark, you just find them. You might say the same for a virtual listing, but I see that as being more abstract and variable. A benchmark is a benchmark. It's a disk, a bolt, a plate.
2) this would be one way to ensure consistency listing format for benchmarks. Because we all live for consistency, no? It will be up to the "benchmark managers" if you will to fill out any details that they decide to have as important (i.e. look up the details in a database and use that to create the listing).
3) the main driver of this is the issue of players who come and go. Even if they are no longer active on this site, the benchmark they submit can continue to be found and, more importantly, managed (I mean armchair logs can be deleted, coordinates can be adjusted, etc).
4) aside from creating a new account and finding the volunteers (yes I am offering to be one), there shouldn't be any other changes required to how things are done. Well, aside from some changes to let player know how to submit their photos and coordinates.
I told you I had a great idea, didn't I?
TermiteHunter wrote:I know what i hate and i don't hate that BE.
I don't know if it is a knock off of waymarking or not, i have never looked at it or at least it had been so long i don't remember it.
Maybe something in between.
A standardized format (perhaps some personalization portion included) completed by the initial finder/lister under a non-member OCNA account name.
That would accomplish both views. Now whether that is desirable or possible is another matter
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Manville Possum Hunters wrote: Benchmarks are disks, but not bolts or other type survey markers.
Manville Possum Hunters wrote: Sorry, but I don't think your idea is so great. It's just a knock-off from Waymarking. I don't think we need a review group for managing a cache type here. This site is too small and it would only promote exactly what the Waymarking site is now, one small group of elitist running the show.
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