Category Archive: Groundspeak

Geocache Spoilers Banned No More

He’s been called geocaching’s own David taking on the Goliath that is Groundspeak … And now that his battle is over, Britain’s Steve Love can return to his favourite  game while still posting the video logs that got him in trouble. Late last month, the creator of popular YouTube channel Geocache Spoilers was banned from Geocaching.com …

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Canadian Experiment An Event In Itself

The rules are clear: Event caches “should not be set up for the sole purpose of drawing together geocachers for an organised geocache search” – unless you live in Ontario, Canada that is. Until December 31st, geocachers in the province (shown below in red) can hold an event just to find other caches as part …

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Are You Game To Help Groundspeak?

Groundspeak has a new game it wants to play with you – Twenty Questions. In its weekly newsletter, the Seattle company asks geocachers to complete its new Groundspeak Member Survey so that staff can set goals for the coming 18 months. “Each October, the Groundspeak lackeys commence planning for the following year. We want you …

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TB Giveaway: The Life Of Bryan

TRAVEL BUG GIVEAWAY Ready for another game of tag? You may recall It’s Not About The Numbers recently received three new travel bugs featuring the Groundspeak co-founders to give away. This TB series depicts Bryan Roth, Jeremy Irish and Elias Alvord as swashbuckling adventurers of old, each holding a piece of map pointing to Groundspeak HQ …

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Speaking Of Ground-Breaking Stuff …

Groundspeak’s moving on up in the world – or at least a little sideways. And if the photograph above of the company’s new lobby is anything to judge by, its latest digs are pretty flash. According to its Latitude 47 blog, about 60 lackeys spent last Tuesday packing up their desks and loading boxes to shift Groundspeak …

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Groundspeak Block Party: Live From The Lily Pad

Washington’s Glen Silvers (GC handle: valleyAGs47) also volunteered to be our lackey at the Groundspeak Block Party. He reports: “This event was truly not about the numbers; this was a celebration of the geocaching community. The new Lily pad is in a unique part of Seattle called Fremont, sitting below the I-5 and Fremont St …

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Jeremy From The Block

Yes, that is Groundspeak boss Jeremy Irish … . And, yes, he’s obviously got a sense of humour, though he’s welcome to be the poster blogger for It’s Not About The Numbers anytime (Ditto Bryan Roth and Elias Alvord). Both videos clips were captured by American geocacher Theresa Wines (GC handle: Three Bottles) at the …

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Opencaching.com Also Adds New Features

Probably overshadowed by the release of Groundspeak’s Geocaching Challenges are the site updates that Garmin’s OpenCaching.com has released. The updates are interesting additions to the OpenCaching.com site with one update in particular appearing to head in the opposite direction to Groundspeak’s update. Garmin has added new functionality to its handheld units by adding ‘Verify a …

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Challenges: Don’t Hate The Game, Hate The Player

The new Geocaching Challenges were released yesterday to very mixed reviews … okay, I’m being PC … nearly everyone hated them. Complaints ranged from detesting a number of frivolous frog-kissing locationless challenges to disliking there being no necessity to use a GPS. If you’re looking to further your hatred of this new game, you should check …

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Where’s Our Frog Prince When We Need Him?

Sometimes when you kiss a frog, it just stays a frog … Despite this morning’s fairytale start to Groundspeak’s challenges, the geo-community has rewritten its collective views about the company’s new take on virtual caches. While some geocachers took up the challenge, many hundreds more were venting their anger online. These warts-and-all comments centred on the poor …

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