Tag Archive: opencaching.com

OpenCaching Making Changes With Stealth

If the latest OpenCaching.com newsletter is to be believed, there are big changes on the way at Garmin’s listing service … But you might have to look really hard for them – because they will be done with Stealth. Okay, it was a lame joke but seriously it was the best I could come up …

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Geo-Gossip: Two New Celebrity Cachers

I’m not one to gossip but … it seems our favourite hobby has two new celebrity players: notorious American gossip columnist Perez Hilton and Germany’s professional road cyclist Jens Voigt. And like the rest of us, they brag about their finds on Twitter. Hollywood-based Hilton (@PerezHilton) tweeted eight days ago about his first geo-experience, even …

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The Rebirth Of Navicaching

Back in April, It’s Not About The Numbers reported that The Mad Cacher bloggers had bought the historic Navicache website; now we ask the new owners first-hand about their plans … Like the fabled phoenix rising from the ashes, one of our sport’s original listing services, Navicache, is back. Until recently, it was a little used reminder …

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You Asked, OX Answers

Late last year It’s Not About The Numbers sought help to interview OpenCaching.com. Here are two of the questions submitted by our readers and the OX replies  … CRAIGRAT OF AUSTRALIA ASKS: “Do you think that opening the site up as early as you did caused more harm than good?” OX REPLIES: “By launching OpenCaching.com …

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OX Opens Up: Part One

Finally … OpenCaching.com has opened up about its past, present and future. In the first of three interviews with It’s Not About The Numbers, a Garmin spokesman explains the creation of this often controversial listing service. It’s been the question on everyone’s lips for over a year … Why did Garmin borrow the name of …

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Not Everyone Sold On OpenCaching Merchandise

OpenCachers can finally wear their hearts on their sleeves – well, their preferred logo anyway – though not all players are sold on the new designs. More than a year after first launching, the Garmin-run listing service has released a small line of OX merchandise for users to buy. The three items being sold through …

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Update: OX Interview

Never fear, It’s Not About The Numbers hasn’t forgotten its promise to unlock the secrets of Garmin’s OpenCaching.com site for you … OX lead developer Chad DeShon emailed us on Monday to say he was still working on the (lengthy) question list we sent him last December in the wake of Nick Brown’s controversial opinion …

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What I Think Of The Geocaching/Tomb Raider Hook-Up

Just in case you didn’t know: Geocaching.com has teamed up with  Crystal Dynamics – the company behind Tomb Raider – to create a series of unique location-based adventures that “embody the spirit” of the hit video game “and Lara Croft’s drive to discover new adventures and locations”. No more details are given yet, except that game …

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Peer Review Is Flawed

An interesting piece from TEAMVOYAGR over at CacheMania on the Peer Review system over at Opencaching.COM. This review system has been debated at length for quite sometime, over TEAMVOYAGR have an interesting example of one of it’s major flaws: The first listing I looked at had a score of -126.  I thought perhaps this was …

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Another Site To Treasure: GeoDetecting.com

Bill Kawa has plenty of mettle. When he couldn’t use his beloved metal detector while geocaching, the American created his own version of the game. Six months ago, he launched Geo Detecting to let others enjoy “both great hobbies as one entity”. The Mebane, North Carolina resident describes Geo Detecting as being about “70 per …

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