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    The Shadow Guest

    Default New Maine geocaching web site

    Is another Maine geocaching web site considered a milestone. www.mainegeocachers.net

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    Can you share a bit about the intentions of your site? Are you interested in establishing another organization? Are your plans to use the website as an additional resource to cachers in the state? etc.

    My intention of the questions is not to present opposition in any way - am just curious. Thanks!
    ~ Beach Comber ~

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    My first guess it's the MGA, who have decided to make a fresh start. Not that it's a bad thing, they have had a rough month. Why else would they create a new account here to announce it?

    Anyway, what's there looks nice, but it would be nice to know what your plans are.

    I don't want to make any unfounded accusations, but at first glance I would be inclined to think that your logo breaks the geocaching.com Logo Usage and Trademark agreement. But, perhaps you got permission to use it?

    Best of luck with the site, it'll be interesting to see how this site develops.
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    brdad : at first glance I would be inclined to think that your logo breaks the geocaching.com Logo Usage and Trademark agreement.

    At first glance, I'd agree. On closer examination, it appears they recreated the little coughing-man from scratch (different angles, different line styles, and he has "turned his head and cough"ed rather than straight-on as in groundspeak's version.

    Though, as I understand it (IANAL), "confusingly similar" matters more in trademark disputes than actual source material (which would infringe copyright rather than trademark).


    In any event, let's not go attacking the poor guys before they've done anything wrong. I always (try to) ignore people's known previous online aliases (unless they troll specifically by making new names every other post), to give them a chance to change their ways.
    Ego non quaero te in nomine Patris, sed in nomine Signali.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brdad
    I don't want to make any unfounded accusations, but at first glance I would be inclined to think that your logo breaks the geocaching.com Logo Usage and Trademark agreement. But, perhaps you got permission to use it?

    Not to mention a couple violations to the user agreement of this site... LOL

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    All the little things aside, I hope the new site works out for the owners, whoever they may be, MuHaHaHaHa!!!!!!!

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    My question would be: Who is "The Shadow"? Is it a known geocacher? Does he(?) have any geocaching experience? What is the purpose of a third(?) Maine geocaching web site?

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Shadow
    Is another Maine geocaching web site considered a milestone. www.mainegeocachers.net
    The following is simply MY opinion, and may or may not echo the thoughts of other members of our Geocaching Maine website.

    When I first saw this thread my first thought was that someone with a great sense of humor had done a parody of recent events..but no. Instead I went to the site and the first thing I read was MORE site bashing, finger pointing, and an attempt to undermine the work that has been done here to create a friendly place for all geocachers. If the TRUE purpose of a new site was to promote geocaching, it failed miserably. Wouldn't it have been more in the interest of geocaching to simply state THEIR goals and leave the other sites out of it?

    I certainly cannot even BEGIN to respect all the anonymity of the "administrators" of the site. I was going to send an e-mail to "the Shadow" but, to make things even worse, they are not accepting e-mails. Why on earth should anyone be afraid to say who they are? Good grief! Ours is a GEOCACHING site, not a secret society with a hidden agenda to take over the world.

    Another thing I object to is that if any newcomer to geocaching in Maine finds that site they will be left with a really bad opinion of what we are all about. I certainly hope that people aren't fooled by that pretty little picture on their homepage.

    Rose

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    heres what i gather from all of this.

    http://www.geocaching.com/profile/?g...c-f0f99f9f5bdd

    Are these the types of shadows we want in the back ground trying to run another maine website.

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    The Shadow Guest

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    Quote Originally Posted by dave1976
    heres what i gather from all of this.

    http://www.geocaching.com/profile/?g...c-f0f99f9f5bdd

    Are these the types of shadows we want in the back ground trying to run another maine website.
    Sorry this is not me.

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    dí76 Guest

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Shadow
    Sorry this is not me.
    OK sooooo, tell us a bit about you and your numbers and your experiance, its hard for any of us to by into such nonsense when there is notheing to back it up. And it sounds wierd that you would come here to advertise when all of us had to chance to leave this web site before and chose to stay.

    Good luck with your crusade.

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