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    I have a great idea and I think this might have been brought up before but I'll introduce it once again since I don't want to intrude an another topic. We as active members and even non-active members owe it to this site to remind new cachers that we are here. If you have placed a cache or even seen others placing caches and you know they are new and don't know about this site you owe it yourselves and others to introduce them to us. When you see that they are new with only a few caches under their belt,give them a buzz and tell them about us and invite them to visit this site. I used to do that all the time and don'tknow how many people I have brought to the site but it is many I'm sure. Just ask them to visit us at www.geocachingmaine.org and if there is anything geocaching related that we can help them with then just ask us here. I think the last person I asked was Dan Dubord and look what he has done for this site and for caching. JMHO
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    Sheesh! We do this all the time and never gave it a thought that other GMC.org members didn't do so as well. Additionally, if someone from Maine logs one of our caches, I'll often check to see if they're members, and if not, invite them to join us. I also send a welcome message to all new members as well.


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    Quote Originally Posted by WhereRWe? View Post
    Sheesh! We do this all the time and never gave it a thought that other GMC.org members didn't do so as well. Additionally, if someone from Maine logs one of our caches, I'll often check to see if they're members, and if not, invite them to join us. I also send a welcome message to all new members as well.

    GOOD JOB BRUCE!!!! I knew you did but know that others could also use the same incentive to do so as well. Thanks you "OLD CURMUDGEON YOU" LOL
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    It is a good idea. Another action item can be to add the "I'm a member of GeocachingMaine.org" banner to cache listings.

    Quote Originally Posted by Haffy View Post
    I have a great idea and I think this might have been brought up before but I'll introduce it once again since I don't want to intrude an another topic. We as active members and even non-active members owe it to this site to remind new cachers that we are here. If you have placed a cache or even seen others placing caches and you know they are new and don't know about this site you owe it yourselves and others to introduce them to us. When you see that they are new with only a few caches under their belt,give them a buzz and tell them about us and invite them to visit this site. I used to do that all the time and don'tknow how many people I have brought to the site but it is many I'm sure. Just ask them to visit us at www.geocachingmaine.org and if there is anything geocaching related that we can help them with then just ask us here. I think the last person I asked was Dan Dubord and look what he has done for this site and for caching. JMHO
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    Quote Originally Posted by pm28570 View Post
    Another action item can be to add the "I'm a member of GeocachingMaine.org" banner to cache listings.
    Can someone post a couple of these banners? I've got one on some of our sites, but it's not a good one.

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    As many know, here is where they live: http://www.geocachingmaine.org/forum...ead.php?t=1567
    I've tried adding them after publishing a cache but it threw off the justification and the cache description just didn't look good. I guess in my case, I need to add it when first publishing.

    Quote Originally Posted by WhereRWe? View Post
    Can someone post a couple of these banners? I've got one on some of our sites, but it's not a good one.
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    Everyone has the right to be an idiot at times. Just don't abuse the privilege.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pm28570 View Post
    Good link and all you have to do is copy and paste the html to your cache page when you post a new cache. I have that on all my Maine caches, or should I say all my Maine adopted caches.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pm28570 View Post
    As many know, here is where they live: http://www.geocachingmaine.org/forum...ead.php?t=1567
    I've tried adding them after publishing a cache but it threw off the justification and the cache description just didn't look good. I guess in my case, I need to add it when first publishing.
    I would be glad to try and help you with the HTML on your cache page. The more we promote the site the better. Feel free to send me a PM or catch me in chat and we'll see what we can do to make it right.
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    Thanks, I no doubt will ask. I think first, I'll play with it to try and learn. When the frustration level approaches def-con 4, I'll ask.

    Quote Originally Posted by brdad View Post
    I would be glad to try and help you with the HTML on your cache page. The more we promote the site the better. Feel free to send me a PM or catch me in chat and we'll see what we can do to make it right.
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