Garmin bought Opencaching.com

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Re: Garmin bought Opencaching.com

Post by glorkar » Thu Nov 18, 2010 1:50 am

Garmin hasn't owned it the whole time. That is just when the domain was created. You can check out the old forum here: http://develforum.opencaching.de/www.op ... x.php.html
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Re: Garmin bought Opencaching.com

Post by glorkar » Thu Nov 18, 2010 1:56 am

There is an hmarq registered on GC.com. Looks like he was the site admin of opencaching.com back in the day. I sent him a message asking if he was one and the same.
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Re: Garmin bought Opencaching.com

Post by RVRoadTrip » Thu Nov 18, 2010 10:20 am

The logo they have seems to be their own idea for an OC logo. The outer circle is the "O", the breaks in the outer circle allow the "C" and I guess "X" marks the spot. :) I am puzzled at why they would take something already in use in quite a few countries and try to change it. My guess is would alienate many of the current OC users.

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The more I look at their logo, the more I realize how similar it is to the current OC logo. It's so close you could probably contest the trademark.

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Re: Garmin bought Opencaching.com

Post by DudleyGrunt » Thu Nov 18, 2010 11:41 am

If you haven't, read through pieces on http://itsnotaboutthenumbers.wordpress.com/ on this topic for addtional info, including the history of the OC.com domain.
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Re: Garmin bought Opencaching.com

Post by teamvoyagr » Mon Nov 22, 2010 2:17 pm

I have spoken with someone at Garmin and it wasn't overly helpful. Garmin is being tight lipped. I've written a couple of posts on my blog that discusses the situation. http://www.cachemania.com/tag/opencaching/

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Re: Garmin bought Opencaching.com

Post by glorkar » Mon Nov 22, 2010 3:09 pm

I see they changed the logo again. It's now brown with a sort of dirt finish to the background. I kind of like it. Makes it feel "earthy" and "natural."
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Re: Garmin bought Opencaching.com

Post by Sabrefan7 » Mon Nov 22, 2010 4:37 pm

teamvoyagr wrote:I have spoken with someone at Garmin and it wasn't overly helpful. Garmin is being tight lipped. I've written a couple of posts on my blog that discusses the situation. http://www.cachemania.com/tag/opencaching/
Pretty interesting. I would understand being tight lipped if they plan some sort of "site launch" Wait and see I queses but I would bet it will be pay to play some how.

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Re: Garmin bought Opencaching.com

Post by GOF » Thu Nov 25, 2010 11:04 pm

What is that blue thing peaking out from the left margin?

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Re: Garmin bought Opencaching.com

Post by glorkar » Thu Nov 25, 2010 11:17 pm

Hmm...some sort of mascot maybe?

And btw, the hmarq on GC is the same person who was the site admin on the old opencaching.com many, many years ago. I invited him to check out the opencaching.us site.
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Re: Garmin bought Opencaching.com

Post by BlueStone » Fri Nov 26, 2010 11:36 am

Hmmm... The Garmin Smurf Squirrel, maybe?

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