Originally Posted by dubord207
I was just stating the facts. Facts, the stuff your kind twists and manipulates to suit your cause. Just kidding. (kind of)
A couple of years ago caches started to disappear and then we found out some where being confiscated by the park mangers. One of them is a 2001 cache. Then an experienced cacher had been told by someone loosely connected with a park to go ahead and place several caches. When they were "caught" I was asked to help.
Several park managers were really upset as to having crap put in their parks with no permission or information being provided. Some managers only had a cursory idea of what caching was all about. After several meetings and long discussions includeing caching trips, plans started to form. Their plans were in short, way too time consuming for the park managers with very little in the way of criteria to use for reviewing and approving caches. So pretty much when a permission form came before a park manager it would be way to easy to misfile the paperwork into the trash rather than deal with it.
Things have been modified and a much easier plan is being reviewed.
By the way, several of the authorities have looked over the site and they were not impressed. The board seems to have little control over what is on the site and the board sure does not speak for me or mine. I am an information source explaining how things work now and what will not work.
This might seem a little harsh but this topic has been mentioned several times before. You, the board and anyone else had ample opportunity to contribute. Now after the fact you want to jump in.
In effect this site represents very few cachers anyway. Very few people that have signed up actually participate. Most signed up once and never came back. Just to check it out or were forced into signing up to buy a coin or some such. This site sure doesn't represent the cachers not on here or from out of state that place vacation caches. We have no say it any activities of anyone. We do not participate in any review or acceptance of caches in geocaching.com or any of the other like activities.