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Re: Garmin bought Opencaching.com

Post by DudleyGrunt » Sat Dec 04, 2010 10:19 pm

From the thread over at TerraCaching...
xaubet wrote: Is de GARMIN WHEEL:

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The Garmin wheel is nothing more than a circle consisting of five rings divided into 4 segments.

The northern segment (above) is the grandeur.
The eastern segment (right) stands for the area.
The southern segment (below) stands for the size.
The western segment (left) stands for the difficulty.

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Re: Garmin bought Opencaching.com

Post by DudleyGrunt » Sat Dec 04, 2010 10:22 pm

Note the link at the very end of the quoted section - English translation.
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Re: Garmin bought Opencaching.com

Post by Mr.Yuck » Sun Dec 05, 2010 1:41 am

Well, they're certainly toying with us, eh? Sort of reminds me of when radio stations change format, and they do all sorts of strange things for a few days, or even a week. I'm not crazy, someone out there must know what I'm talking about. :D

And someone did own "0pencaching.com" before Garmin. whether they sold it to Garmin, or it just expired, and Garmin bought it, is unknown. To me at least.
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Re: Garmin bought Opencaching.com

Post by BlindTyldak » Mon Dec 06, 2010 12:26 pm

Ffft, I'm a part-time radio personality and I know EXACTLY what you are talking about. IhateitIhateitIhateitIhateitIhateit! Our program director is famous for pulling stuff like that over the smallest things, grr.

ANYWHOO, IMVHO they can leave people hanging all they want . . . as a sponsored site I wonder how long people will put up with it essentially being a product ad. I know I won't be using it, I'll stick with "open source" caching, thank you very much!

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Re: Garmin bought Opencaching.com

Post by RVRoadTrip » Mon Dec 06, 2010 5:08 pm

I tend to agree with the site being more of an ad than a service.

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Re: Garmin bought Opencaching.com

Post by DudleyGrunt » Tue Dec 07, 2010 11:12 am

The ad seems to be up and running in BETA, now. I've logged in for research purposes and have found a few bugs, just in trying to edit my profile, so far.
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Re: Garmin bought Opencaching.com

Post by glorkar » Tue Dec 07, 2010 11:36 am

Just signed up too. Looks pretty interesting. At least now we know that blue thing is a squirrel. I give them credit. The only Garmin specific thing I could find on the site was the check box under creating a cache that says "Has a chirp." Guess we'll see how it goes.
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Re: Garmin bought Opencaching.com

Post by ijeep » Tue Dec 07, 2010 2:27 pm

Looks like they are making it easy to transfer your hides from other sites too.
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Re: Garmin bought Opencaching.com

Post by DudleyGrunt » Tue Dec 07, 2010 2:58 pm

Yeah, so they have like 800+ hides so far. Probably only the ones place by them are unique.
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Re: Garmin bought Opencaching.com

Post by ijeep » Tue Dec 07, 2010 5:20 pm

You can upload your finds from other sites too. I uploaded an old gc PQ. Now I have 1300 finds on a site with only 800 listings. It does not seem to accept TC.com gpx data though.
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