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Commercialization of geocaches through Jeep TBs
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Marsha and Silent Bob
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 07, 2004 7:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

TwentySeven wrote:
I would definately vote for cache of the month, But I haven't done the ones that were nominated. (I see your point!)

I am deeply saddened by the idea that some cachers are more interested in a hypocritical commercial promotion than in local cachers/caches being recognized.
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Lyverbird
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 07, 2004 7:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Marsha and Silent Bob wrote:
I am deeply saddened by the idea that some cachers are more interested in a hypocritical commercial promotion than in local cachers/caches being recognized.


Ditto. Rolling Eyes
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rickrich
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 07, 2004 7:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A cache owner could justifiably take the position that these TB's are advertising, and do not belong in their caches.

A list of cache owners willing to accept these TB's into their caches should be used to disperse them.

Or just go with my Mud Wrestling idea.
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Marsha and Silent Bob
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 07, 2004 7:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

rickrich wrote:
A cache owner could justifiably take the position that these TB's are advertising, and do not belong in their caches.

I wonder how fast they will be delisted from geocaching.com via a "server farm problem"?
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s4xton
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 07, 2004 7:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

rickrich wrote:
A cache owner could justifiably take the position that these TB's are advertising, and do not belong in their caches.

A list of cache owners willing to accept these TB's into their caches should be used to disperse them.


I trash out advertisements in all my caches, so keep that in mind.

-Aaron
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Kitch
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 07, 2004 8:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

s4xton wrote:

I trash out advertisements in all my caches, so keep that in mind.


what's the name of those stickers again????
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sui generis
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 07, 2004 8:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I trash out advertisements in all my caches, so keep that in mind.


Maybe we need a list of cachers who do not want these in their caches. It is important to respect that. One man's trash is another man's treasure, the opposite can be said as well.
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s4xton
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 07, 2004 8:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kitch wrote:
what's the name of those stickers again????


Good call, Kitch. I'm burned. I guess I never looked at them that way... they were just stickers to me, but you're 100% right.

I won't leave anymore (I don't have anymore!).

-Aaron

P.S. Edit: Thanks Silent Bob for exposing a loophole!
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sui generis
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 07, 2004 8:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Okay now, those of you who are kind enough to leave fresh batteries in caches might want to start blacking in the lables so we can't tell what kind they are. WHEN WILL THE MADNESS END?!?

And yes, I'm just joking. Razz

just noticing my icon, BTW, so its a jeep, I did not adopt that as my icon for this promo. Just happens to be what I drive...
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 07, 2004 8:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

this is sooo stupid!!!

You mean to tell me that some people are going to be ticked off on my next cache because I'm going to put in a GARMIN t-shirt, Movie tickets to a "SHOWPLACE theater".

I better black out the name of the notebook by "MEAD" and the name of the "BIC" pen!!!!


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 07, 2004 9:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

No, they won't get ticked off. I repeat, I was just kidding, being a sarcastic smart ass with too much time on my hands! Although, in thinking about this, aren't the big GEOCACHING.COM stickers plastered on the sides of caches also advertising?
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 07, 2004 9:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

sui generis wrote:
aren't the big GEOCACHING.COM stickers plastered on the sides of caches also advertising?

By placing a cache w/one of those stickers and by listing it on GC.com I don't see it as commercialization. You are the cache owner and you chose to put that sticker there.

Geocaching.com has made the descision for the cache owners that Jeep is a sponsor and those advertisements can now be moved in and out of caches.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 07, 2004 9:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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By placing a cache w/one of those stickers and by listing it on GC.com I don't see it as commercialization. You are the cache owner and you chose to put that sticker there.


Well, when you're right, you're right.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 07, 2004 10:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

sui generis wrote:

just noticing my icon, BTW, so its a jeep, I did not adopt that as my icon for this promo. Just happens to be what I drive...

You should get a picture with you driving YOUR jeep for your avitar.
That would be cool!
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 07, 2004 10:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Did I happen to mention i am lazy???
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