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    Default Caching Canines Calendars

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    Didn't get banned

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    Well done for the hard work Mandy and I'm saddened by the ridiculous but predictable reaction "over there". As time goes by I continue to be convinced I made the right decision in April.

    Good on 'yer kid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Hornet View Post
    Well done for the hard work Mandy and I'm saddened by the ridiculous but predictable reaction "over there". As time goes by I continue to be convinced I made the right decision in April.

    Good on 'yer kid.

    I am in 100% agreement with my esteemed ex-colleague and still great friend .

    In my (our) disagreements with GSP and their, apparent, total disregard for the way many of us Brits may feel (and I know full well it is not all of us before one or two of you start up the chorus that they totally disagree) I perhaps foresaw the way things were starting to go and decided that I wanted no part in it.

    Mandy, over the past few years you have done a great service to some UK charities, as did the people who supported deepdiggingmole, Cave Troll and Joan, and all the other who, I know, used their caching activities to support others less fortunate, or those with a problem.

    I am just so sorry that the fundamentalist minority - and I do believe it is a minority - have prevailed to bring this change about. I am also saddened that the pressure from elsewhere has caused such a change in the way the UK forum is controlled, and some of the other aspects of caching in the UK.

    Perhaps it grew too large - I don't know - but I really wish it had the same spirit it has when I started in 2002

    But as I said before somewhere - I (we) will "Carry on Caching" ("Ooeer Matron!") and hopefully enjoy doing it......

    So, Cheers all :cheers::cheers:,

    Get out there and find 'em - before they all get binned for some reason or other!!

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    :cheers: Cheers to you too, Dave! I've recently started to properly understand why you took the action you did...!

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    Nice post Dave.

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    Don't tell me they have been closing threads over there again

    Vote for "Barrack" he'll sort em out

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    Well done to Mandy and Dave

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    Having raised something approaching two grand for Children in Need over the last five years through the CIN Cache Events in Yorkshire, I won't be holding an event in 2008.

    Our (very) old and esteemed reviewing team presumably turned a blind eye to the CIN event in the past even though they knew damn well what CIN stood for. But I have no doubt that the new regime from my side of the pond would stamp on CIN 2008 from a great height. It just isn't worth the risk any more.

    Kids charities suffer while TPTB keep using our $30 to fuel their boats and Ferraris. (just kidding about that bit - I think!!!)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Muggle View Post
    Having raised something approaching two grand for Children in Need over the last five years through the CIN Cache Events in Yorkshire, I won't be holding an event in 2008.
    Sad, very sad.

    With Children In Need so may people from all walks of life around the country, in businesses and elsewhere have great fun while helping others. It a shame Geocachers are forbidden to participate now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Hornet View Post
    <snip>It a shame Geocachers are forbidden to participate now.<snip>


    I'm a geocacher. I've partcipated in Children in Need regularly over the last 15 years by organising and taking part in various sponsored events at our local school... as I will be this year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mrs Blorenge View Post


    I'm a geocacher. I've partcipated in Children in Need regularly over the last 15 years by organising and taking part in various sponsored events at our local school... as I will be this year.
    Sure you'll be participating, but as a school volunteer, not as a Geocacher. I was referring to geocachers joining together to enjoy a geocaching related activity.

    I'm a geocacher but when I play golf I'm a golfer (of sorts! ), when I go shopping I'm a (henpecked) husband, when I watch Watford FC I'm a football fan, not "The Hornet, Geocacher". Just because you are a geocacher, not everything you do is geocaching related.

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    I'm simply making the point that there will be plenty of opportunities for people to contribute to Children in Need on 14th November and there are also plenty of geocaching events that take place throughout the year. I don't feel deprived because I can't combine the two.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mrs Blorenge View Post
    I'm simply making the point that there will be plenty of opportunities for people to contribute to Children in Need on 14th November and there are also plenty of geocaching events that take place throughout the year. I don't feel deprived because I can't combine the two.

    ....but perhaps it is a pity when people a few thousands miles away from UK prevent UK cachers from celebrating CIN in their own inimitable fashion.

    :cheers: here's a toast to remeber Mark "The Cat" and his tremendous foxhunts!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mrs Blorenge View Post
    ......I don't feel deprived because I can't combine the two.
    I'm glad that you are satisfied with things as they are. My point though, was that some (many?) people have enjoyed combining caching and CIN over the past several years and it's a great shame that they are no longer allowed to do so.

    I believe that the scale of Children In Need is unique within this country and that's what makes it special. It is a truly national event and involves numbers of participants in a way that other charitable appeals just don't. I don't know whether similar events take place elsewhere around the world and I'm sure that those in charge at Groundspeak do not grasp the significance of CIN in this country despite mine, Eckington's and Deceangi's attempts to persuade them over the past few years.

    I can only hope that those efforts will continue.

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