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Re: Promoting OpenCaching US

Post by RVRoadTrip » Wed Sep 15, 2010 3:37 pm

dudleygrunt wrote:HTML should be...

<a href="http://www.opencaching.us/viewprofile.php?userid=XX" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.opencaching.us/statpics/XX.jpg" alt="Opencaching US - Statistics for username" title="Opencaching US - Statistics for username" /></a>

Where, XX (or XXX) is your user number and username is, well, your username. target="_blank" is optional, but will open your profile in a new window.

Good catch. I'm sure RVRT will see this and fix it.
Fixed. I also changed the font that is used on the statpic to make it a little clearer. The original font was too thin IMO. To remake your statpic with the new font, go to http://www.opencaching.us/change_statpic.php and select a different version of the one you have now and change to it. Now change it back to the one you had before and the new font will be displayed.

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Re: Promoting OpenCaching US

Post by RVRoadTrip » Wed Sep 15, 2010 3:55 pm

dudleygrunt wrote:...and a question for you. I know that, generally, Groundspeak doesn't push their "no soliciation" policy on trackables or profile pages, but I wonder if they will smack your hand for promoting another caching site.
After the hysteria over it settled down, they'd smack your hand severely. :)

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Re: Promoting OpenCaching US

Post by DudleyGrunt » Wed Sep 15, 2010 4:19 pm

Let us know how it goes, nighthawk700.
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Re: Promoting OpenCaching US

Post by glorkar » Wed Sep 15, 2010 4:31 pm

Huh, I didn't even know there were different options for the stat pic. To be honest, I like the standard one the best.
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Re: Promoting OpenCaching US

Post by nighthawk700 » Wed Sep 15, 2010 6:42 pm

Great, now you've got me paranoid! I didn't realize that Groundspeak had alt-site promotion sniffing dogs going through the profiles and such. :?

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Post by RVRoadTrip » Wed Sep 15, 2010 7:42 pm

nighthawk700 wrote:Great, now you've got me paranoid! I didn't realize that Groundspeak had alt-site promotion sniffing dogs going through the profiles and such. :?
If they are as efficient policing that as they are in removing abandoned caches from their database, you've got nothing to worry about. :)

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Re: Promoting OpenCaching US

Post by Sabrefan7 » Thu Sep 16, 2010 5:27 pm

Well Thanks to Mr Yuk the gitbuff.com crowd has hidden 3 caches and there are at least 6 or 7 users I mentioned it on the Rochester board but only received 1 response. Im kinda surprised though because Rochester is the birth place of Navicache. Maybe they are skeptical because of the status of Navi ?? Well Cheers and good luck every one!

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Re: Promoting OpenCaching US

Post by DudleyGrunt » Thu Sep 23, 2010 10:40 am

We were mentioned by Darren / Spindoc Bob on Geotalk Podcast Episode 64! The show is based in Australia, but popular with cachers in the US and Europe, as well. This may have been precipitated by a note I dropped Darren about his show being added to our links page. We haven't been added to their actual links list, yet, but this shoutout was nice.
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Re: Promoting OpenCaching US

Post by Sabrefan7 » Sat Sep 25, 2010 5:07 pm

I have posted in the Central NY Northern NY and Albany message boards. All pretty much wit the same response I got in Rochester. ( I did see some Rochester names in the member list though) :)
We will have to see. As with any site like this, its the members that will make it work.

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Re: Promoting OpenCaching US

Post by DudleyGrunt » Fri Oct 01, 2010 11:30 am

We were mentioned by co-host DarrylW4 on The Geocaching Podcast 173, who discussed a virtual he and FireFly03 placed here and that they are excited about the opportunity to list more virtuals.

I have good reason to believe we may also be mentioned on Monday's Podcacher podcast. :roll:
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