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New Geocaching Challenges Feature...
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NYSandy23
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 18, 2011 2:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I published one just to see what it was like. I can see how this might get way out of hand. If i start getting all kinds of spam, i will just archive it. I probably won't go out of my way to do any unless I am on a caching run and see something interesting to do.

Do you think this is their answer to opencaching by Garmin? No reviewers, just post at will?
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timewellspent
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 18, 2011 2:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sharknose Bunnies wrote:
This challenge is funny:
Bad Idea!


Archived. What was it?
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TECGeoJim
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 18, 2011 2:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I completed the worldwide challenge CX3 "Kiss a Frog" and published an action challenge "Minnesota River Puzzle." I don't know how the challenges will work out but figured I should jump in instead of sitting on the sidelines and complaining.
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Sharknose Bunnies
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 18, 2011 2:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

timewellspent wrote:
Sharknose Bunnies wrote:
This challenge is funny:
Bad Idea!


Archived. What was it?


A challenge to send an email to one of the Groundspeak admins telling him to get rid of challenges. It had a lot of positives votes. Laughing
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Red_Devil35
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 18, 2011 2:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It is interesting to see how quickly new 'challenges' are being disabled!
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KRedEP
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 18, 2011 2:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Red_Devil35 wrote:
It is interesting to see how quickly new 'challenges' are being disabled!

SID's is gone too.
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Sharknose Bunnies
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 18, 2011 2:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I keep finding myself thinking that this whole new challenge system is connected to the idea of Groundspeak not wanting to overwork volunteer reviewers, which is connected to the idea that one solution would be to actually, like, pay cache reviewers for their work.

*gasp*
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Sharknose Bunnies
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 18, 2011 3:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow. I sure got a lot of work done this afternoon.
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EPMinnesota
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 18, 2011 3:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So, who is disabling them?
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Red_Devil35
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 18, 2011 3:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

EPMinnesota wrote:
So, who is disabling them?


Don't know, since they claim there are no reviewers involved.
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Sharknose Bunnies
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 18, 2011 3:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

EPMinnesota wrote:
So, who is disabling them?


I just talked to SID. Groundspeak archived his. He got no notice that it was gone.
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KRedEP
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 18, 2011 3:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sharknose Bunnies wrote:
EPMinnesota wrote:
So, who is disabling them?


I just talked to SID. Groundspeak archived his. He got no notice that it was gone.

what was his?
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Manfromwillow
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 18, 2011 4:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i'm still on the fence about the way they are implementing their new challenge icon. but i as well have done the kiss the frog thing for s's and g's and now came up with a challenge of my own, http://coord.info/CX436 i am also interested to see how many false logs will appear, i could see these becoming very annoying very quickly.
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sparkyfry
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 18, 2011 5:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good thing I'm out of town now that this geocaching calamity has struck. Smile

SID, what was your challenge about?
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JJnTJ
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 18, 2011 5:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

SID's was "Challenge of the Thumbs Vote"; you had to post a picture of a thumb up or down and optionally write an email to GC.com.

I published a location-based one, but I fully expect it to be deleted out of spite. Yes, it's lame. Laughing
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