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brdad
04-09-2006, 08:27 PM
I know we have an off topic forum here on this site, but I am questioning the joke threads. Any of you that know mw know I thrive on humor. Many of the jokes are funny, but some of them may be off color for a family web site and I wonder if we need to be veering from geocaching related humor. And there are a gazillion web sites that have jokes on them if we want to read jokes.

So... Should geocachingmaine.org restrict the site from all jokes, to allow only geocaching jokes, or allow anything to be posted? And, should they be family friendly as Rick suggests the site should be?

Team2hunt
04-09-2006, 08:46 PM
This is a geocaching website, and should be used as one. Kids geocache with their families,they and their families should be respected when it comes to the content of this website. Look at the Monday night chat. Talk about geocaching, and alot of new and old faces show up. It was one of the most popular chats I have seen in a long time. People come here to get info on geocaching, not to hear about whatever someone wants to post. Let's keep the site to geocaching. But lets have some fun too, including geo-humor. :) :) We can still have off topic threads, just keep it KID and FAMILY friendly. There's a time and place for all things. Like the next event at Rick's. :p Thanks, Brdad.

Pooh and friends
04-09-2006, 08:57 PM
I think that the more you smile the better off you are, so keep all the jokes comming, they are much better than the song chains.

Also thanks for opening up the voting to us unpaid members!

Trezurs*-R-*Fun
04-09-2006, 09:00 PM
We could put all the jokes into one thread so they don't appear to be over-running the site. I agree that this is a family friendly and would be ashamed if parents had to restrict a childs access here. This is a geocaching site but it is also more; lots of folks enjoy the camaraderie and congenial atmosphere here and should not have to worry about losing that part of this site. I understand there are other forums but I think this site can accommodate both.

I personally have not found any of the jokes offensive and definately get a chuckle out of many of them but they seem to each have their own thread and that is bothersome in a very minor way.

Happy Caching!!!

dí76
04-09-2006, 10:41 PM
I guess that I am unclear about what this particular web site has to offer children. I know that GC.com has the cache pages and such but this website ummmm..... I guess its a family website but we dont have coloring pics or online games here. I guess if I was a child this stuff we have to offer here wouldnt interest me.:confused:

WhereRWe?
04-10-2006, 06:19 AM
Anyone who has been to one of our geocaching events should know that several local cachers have kids who are VERY active geocachers. And since most kids these days are more computer-literate than their parents, it is safe to assume that the kids visit this web site, even if they don't participate in the forms.

Having said that, LETS KEEP IT CLEAN!

;) ;) ;)

Hiram357
04-10-2006, 05:46 PM
We could put all the jokes into one thread so they don't appear to be over-running the site. I agree that this is a family friendly and would be ashamed if parents had to restrict a childs access here. This is a geocaching site but it is also more; lots of folks enjoy the camaraderie and congenial atmosphere here and should not have to worry about losing that part of this site. I understand there are other forums but I think this site can accommodate both.

I personally have not found any of the jokes offensive and definately get a chuckle out of many of them but they seem to each have their own thread and that is bothersome in a very minor way.

Happy Caching!!!

Well I for one like to browse the forums for jokes, so I think a specific joke thread would be useful 1) all the jokes wouldn't overrun the site 2) i wouldn't have to read so much to find the jokes 3) ummmm 3 reasons sound better than 2! :D

Kaching Karen
04-10-2006, 06:47 PM
I introduce my Junior High students to geocaching each year when I do the orienteering unit in Phys. Ed. Some of the students absolutely love it and have gone on to dragging their families out on trips. I also have Cub, Bear, and Boy Scouts in my school who do geocaching. I have not introduced them to this site because I am afraid of what they will read. Let's face it. Kids are good with computers and I would hate to think one of them came on this site and read one of the more "colorful" jokes. I have slipped at times in the chat and need to remind myself that kids could be on here. I say, keep the jokes clean.:D:)

Team2hunt
04-10-2006, 07:07 PM
My navigator is 12 and he frequents the site. He has done several school projects about geocaching and has used the site for info. This is a family website. Please can we keep it that way. Maybe not have the joke thread show up on the " Today's Post's " that way you guys can have the jokes and kids and families won't just stumble on them, easliy.

Hiram357
04-10-2006, 09:13 PM
is there a way to have a joke thread viewable to those who want to see it? like donating members, or have to subscribe to the thread or somethin??

attroll
04-11-2006, 03:04 AM
There is a way to have another section of the forums that you have to subscribe to to have access to. We could set it up so that the jokes and non geocaching subjects are posted in that section. This way only the users that subscribe to that section can see them.

We can also assign someone in charge of this group and have it so that a user has to request to join this group and the person can except or deny the requester.

This really needs to be discussed more I think. Maybe we need to set up a geocaching event and we can discuss where we wan this web site to go.

firefighterjake
04-11-2006, 08:58 AM
. . . we can discuss where we want this web site to go.

To infinity and beyond . . . . :D

Hiram357
04-11-2006, 03:36 PM
woo hoo!! a sharholders party!!! :D:D:D

robt
04-12-2006, 12:52 PM
My thought would be that we should keep the rating G on the site or atleast putthe non g rated jokes in an area that requires autherazion to get into.

Hiram357
04-12-2006, 07:58 PM
My thought would be that we should keep the rating G on the site or atleast putthe non g rated jokes in an area that requires autherazion to get into. autherazion...??? THATS IT MISTER YOU'RE CUT OFF! GIVE ME YOUR KEYS!

robt
04-12-2006, 09:18 PM
autherazion...??? THATS IT MISTER YOU'RE CUT OFF! GIVE ME YOUR KEYS!


sorry, I am lousy at spelling and I can not use the spell check at work...

I meant authorization

Dave and Gail
04-13-2006, 07:40 PM
Being a newbie and all, I guess I never thought about children watching this site. If My children were still young and were involved in this hobby with us , I would not want to have to ban them from this site because of adult topics or jokes, I would want them to enjoy the site as well as the hunt. I suppose that from now on I will be watching what I post,and if I really have the need to tell someone a good adult joke I can send it to them in a P.M. Thats My story and I'm stickin to it:p :rolleyes: :D

mainemuel
04-19-2006, 12:06 AM
Now that my son is 15 and surfing like there is no tomorrow I wonder about some things, Like my opinion of others. I think cacheing is a family sport and we should keep it that way for the "kids who lead us here and there". He will always find it first, must be in the genes, my dad would have loved this sport/activity/hide and seek.

mainemuel
04-19-2006, 12:19 AM
I like the site the way it is. I don't always read every post, but everyone should be able to say what they would like to. I have not seen anything that is unaceptable for most of us. my son is a teenager and most likely nothing posted here will be a shock to him - if my kid was younger it might be different. so with that in mind keeping the "adult humor" within reason is a good idea.