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Thread: Announcing Opencaching in the UK

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    Default Announcing Opencaching in the UK

    I am pleased to announce that Opencaching, until now only available in Germany, Poland, and the Czech Republic with website languages to match, is now available in the UK.

    The site is available at http://opencaching.org.uk/

    Opencaching.org.uk fully supports the GAGB cache placement Guidelines and their Geocachers Code of Conduct.

    I hope you will find that the site has all the facilities the UK cacher might require - Saved searches, Watchlists, New cache notifications, GPX downloads, Google maps, Ignored caches, etc.

    There is also a forum for discussion of opencaching, and caching in general.

    regards to all,
    Paul

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    Excellent! Site looks great with all the goodies you'd expect.....thumbs up!!!! :socool:
    Last edited by jacobite; 17th August 2009 at 08:23 PM.
    I'm just going outside, and may be some time!

    www.jacobitecaching.co.uk

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    Well done! You already have at least one registered user!

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    Paul, I've registered, but haven't yet recieved my activation email, I'd be grateful for your help?

    Cheers.
    I'm just going outside, and may be some time!

    www.jacobitecaching.co.uk

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    Quote Originally Posted by jacobite View Post
    Paul, I've registered, but haven't yet recieved my activation email, I'd be grateful for your help?

    Cheers.
    PM sent.
    Paul (Lord Darcy)



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    OK, I'll be first to ask the obvious question.

    Cross-posting caches that are listed on gc.com appears to be OK with this site, but in doing so would we be risking falling fowl of Groundspeak?
    One of the loonies who ran the UK's First Mega Event :wacko:
    http://www.yorkshiregeocaching.co.uk

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    No is the short answer. You own the cache and GC don't insist you only list your cache on GC.

    Of course, you would be best not to try Hornets approach by advertising the fact on your GC cache page

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Darcy View Post

    There is also a forum for discussion of opencaching, and caching in general.
    Well done. But would it not be feasible to use the GAGB forum rather than another bespoke forum? Just a thought.
    Last edited by agentmancuso; 17th August 2009 at 09:49 PM.

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    Not a criticism, but a query....
    On the opening page it says "This is the main UK geocaching site".

    In what respect?
    Isn't that going to mislead any newbie cachers that come across it?

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    I've just registered......and I have the account up and running, but the forums wont recognise my username.......strange! I'll give it a day then try logging in again!

    Never mind, the site looks ok!

    Gaz

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    I had to register seperatly for the forums.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Icenians View Post
    I had to register seperatly for the forums.
    Me too, no hardship though.
    I'm just going outside, and may be some time!

    www.jacobitecaching.co.uk

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    Shame I couldn't keep the same username I use for all my other accounts -
    this site doesn't let my use my **'s

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    Quote Originally Posted by agentmancuso View Post
    Well done. But would it not be feasible to use the GAGB forum rather than another bespoke forum? Just a thought.
    We're happy to accommodate all. If there's a requirement that the GAGB could help with for forums drop me a pm. For example we could setup a dedicated 'OpenCaching' forum.

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    I notice the opening page statement has now gone?

    Also - could you add the ability to click through to a cache's details from the map, rather than having to zoom right in to read the waypoint name, then navigate separately to the cache.
    And on profile setup, there is a tick box for PMR channel 2. I noticed on the Groundspeak FAQ that they state that in Europe cachers use Channel 8, but the only other cachers I've met with PMR in this country all use 3/33...
    Last edited by keehotee; 18th August 2009 at 06:34 AM.

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