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In the News... Park Rapids

 
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qwerty2582
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 30, 2011 7:08 am    Post subject: In the News... Park Rapids Reply with quote

I got a good chuckle or two out of this...

http://www.parkrapidsenterprise.com/event/article/id/28060/
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ST11
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 30, 2011 8:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good write up and I like the idea they end it with a fitness theme. It's a nice diversion from cell phones and video gaming for kids.
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qwerty2582
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 30, 2011 9:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm all for good exposure, and I don't necessarily think this is bad exposure, but there are some pretty strong inaccuracies and typing errors. The typing errors are almost worse than the inaccuracies...

"The following a day" - Shouldn't be an "A"

"Almost every Walmmart in the world"... - Walmart Misspelled...

"... download information to your iPhone or GPS unit" - Or Blackberry or Android or Windows Mobile...

"Finders don pirate costumes"..."They leave the costumes for the next finder" - I'd like to see this.

"“FTF” (first to find) caches are always special, often containing a dollar bill." - Every cache is a FTF cache, when it's first published.

"If you remove a cache, you must leave something or equal or greater value," - You never remove a cache.

"So the second to find a new cache usually gets a penny. That technically violates the code of conduct but lets finders know they were there second." - How does this violate code of conduct? The log book lets finders know they are second, not a penny...

"Fieldsends sent two “travel bugs,” temporary caches that don’t stay put" - Not really caches...

That's what jumps out at me... And after I see one, I start nitpicking, so this may not be fair. It's just how I feel...[/list]
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Manfromwillow
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 30, 2011 9:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

qwerty2582 wrote:


"Finders don pirate costumes"..."They leave the costumes for the next finder" - I'd like to see this.



here is it...http://coord.info/GC13V3Y
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qwerty2582
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PostPosted: Sun May 01, 2011 6:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Interesting... And a cool concept.
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uffda320
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PostPosted: Fri May 06, 2011 4:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You have to remember, the article was written by a non-geocacher. I'm certain Jeffrae didn't make all those mistakes..he's been a cacher for quite some time.

Yes, come north and explore northern Minnesota. We have some awesome caches up here. The "pirate" cache is really fun for the kids.
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jeffrae
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PostPosted: Sat May 14, 2011 11:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I agree, there were a lot of mistakes in the article. But it did get the word out about our geocaching class. The reporter had a lot of information coming at her pretty fast, so apparently her notes got messed up a bit.
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