Re: [gpsstash] Censorship, Criticism, and Open Discussion (Was: The Death...)
>does anyone know how many people are still on this list? >i get about one msg a week or so it seems. perhaps its no longer >necessary(tis list)? GEO is much more active obviously... >i guess i'm going to unsub soon..
I'm here... I was one of the "founding members" of caching, etc. This is the only list I'm subscribed to.
All of the politics and crap have turned me off, so I'm kind of glad the traffic here isn't real high.
I'm definitely not a fan of the "glitzy" veneer of geocaching.com and preferred the more "underground" feel of when Mike Teague and I were running two of the main data sources (we sure as hell didn't have the slightest thought about copyrighting the data!! what a bunch of crap)
As for the "death" of geocaching if geocaching.com goes under, I'm more than willing to revive my old data if people are willing. To be honest, when Dave Ulmer first started this whole thing and Mike and I began compiling the data I envisioned a simple list of cryptic numbers, no descriptions, no nothing. That was the *whole point*!... SA got turned off and we could locate items using only numbers. If you need an extended description, join the Letterboxing folks (which is really cool too!). Even my own distance calculator was written with conflicting emotions because it should be easy enough to recognize if a coord is in your "neighborhood".
Well, anyway, that's my disorganized rant... :) Back to lurking... Matt Stum