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    Quote Originally Posted by brdad View Post
    I wish you knew a way to score them perfectly. I've pondered for over a year over D/T/Elevation/number of and types of words in logs/etc., to use in the stats. Too many variables to worry about being exact on that subject.
    Since this is a timed event, we felt that the time needed on a cache is a major component of the scoring. Easy caches that take more time need more points and a formula based on D/T combinations just could not cut it in this context.

    There are a couple P&G's with higher points due to being a puzzle or waypoint projection cache. Plus find a tough hide quick and you will be rewarded.

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    I don't agree with registration fee. Geo rallye should be free. Even if there are no prices for winners. I don't need any price when I win, having fun and knowing I'm the best is enough for me. If I wanted to gamble for money I would go to casino, I don't need to pay and drive all day 300 miles and hope I will win something of value at least of registration fee. Geo rallye should be fun, it's more fun when you remove this gambling element and have nothing to lose. I understand there are another expenses besides prices related to placing caches and organizing the event, but we all are placing caches, spending some money and putting effort to create original caches, sometimes we put a reward for FTF and we don't ask anybody for compensation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cano View Post
    I don't agree with registration fee. Geo rallye should be free. Even if there are no prices for winners. I don't need any price when I win, having fun and knowing I'm the best is enough for me. If I wanted to gamble for money I would go to casino, I don't need to pay and drive all day 300 miles and hope I will win something of value at least of registration fee. Geo rallye should be fun, it's more fun when you remove this gambling element and have nothing to lose. I understand there are another expenses besides prices related to placing caches and organizing the event, but we all are placing caches, spending some money and putting effort to create original caches, sometimes we put a reward for FTF and we don't ask anybody for compensation.
    You must mean an additional fee(s) as I'm guessing that you pay geocaching.com $30.00 annually so you can have a reasonable chance at getting the "competitive" FTF. I've enjoyed chasing a few FTFs myself.

    I do question how spending money (or not) correlates to something being considered fun or not. I've spent money both wisely and unwisely on things that I thought would be, or alluded to be, fun. A 10 spot seems pretty inexpensive considering things that I could do to entertain myself, (guys at work are trying to get me to pony up for a visit to the Dollhouse in or near Las Vegas.)
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    I have no problem paying a registration. Especially for something that everyone is going to enjoy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Team V3 View Post
    I have no problem paying a registration. Especially for something that everyone is going to enjoy.
    Hmmm... I don't see "Donating Member" below your name...

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    Hehehe you got me there... In this thread I was talking about the rallye registration. However, I do plan on donating here when we can. Just like I don't mind being a premium member of geocaching.com
    "Keep on reaching for the stars. You may find that someday you can pull yourself out of the gutter."

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    Quote Originally Posted by WhereRWe? View Post
    Hmmm... I don't see "Donating Member" below your name...
    You don't see it below mine, either! Don't let the absence of the image below a name fool you.

    I don't necessarily agree with the registration fee, either, but it's their function, and just like deciding to pay to do a cache at a state park or not, it's up to you to decide if it's worth it. I have on several occasions.
    Last edited by brdad; 09-30-2009 at 02:52 PM.
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    Even though I am extremely limited on funds for a while, I will cover the entry fee for the rallye for my friends. Cano come on down and you'll be taken care of. I will expect a hint or two on your mystery caches in return.
    I have no enemies, but I'm intensely disliked by my friends.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ekidokai View Post
    Even though I am extremely limited on funds for a while, I will cover the entry fee for the rallye for my friends. Cano come on down and you'll be taken care of. I will expect a hint or two on your mystery caches in return.
    Hahaha, hints are not for sale. Thanks, but I'm not going to attend this event. I will rather place more puzzle caches around. This time absolutely no math will be involved

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    When the original registration fee was $20....I didn't hesitate. I was over-joyed when I heard the final figure of $10.

    I've considered sponsoring/doing some events. While I may not know All that goes into it...I do know that you can't get everything donated. Therefore the money has to come from somewhere.

    When things like apparel, cookbooks, discount cards etc. are offered to the community, there are always costs. It's great being able to take advantage of the offerings and know that proceeds will benefit the site, game or events. Seems like a win/win to me

    There is Very little in life that's actually free. I'm just as frugal as the next guy I think if someone can know in their heart that they give back monetarily or otherwise....that's a good goal. Things always go much better when you're asking "what can I give".....instead of "what am I getting".

    For those that won't be attending the rallye, for what ever reason...you'll be missed. I'd have paid Much more for such an opportunity and such awesome memories.
    I'm just nuts about geocaching!!

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