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The Old Boys Club


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mountainsideman



Joined: Jun 04, 2008
Posts: 60
Location: North Burnaby or Tulameen

PostPosted: Sun Apr 11, 2010 10:10 pm    Post subject: The Old Boys Club Reply with quote

Is it time for the Old Boys to welcome the new crowd or just keep to them selves. I have witnessed this on many occasions. There is a certain group I'm not calling you out BUT make an effort at least!!! My wife asked a question to one of the (3000 finds and above club) at a recent event and was completely ignored. I've also experienced this even thou my responce to the question at hand was the correct one I was also ignored. I don't believe this is appropriate behavior for individuals trying to advance any type of geocaching association.
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Cuddlefish



Joined: Oct 20, 2008
Posts: 291

PostPosted: Mon Apr 12, 2010 1:53 pm    Post subject: Re: The Old Boys Club Reply with quote

I had no idea there was a 3000 and above club! I can't wait to join.

All kidding aside, I'm not sure this 'Old Boys Club' really exists. I think there are rude geocachers as there are rude non geocachers and those people are best avoided.

Don't take it personally and move on to other geocachers who are helpful and friendly. We do exist.
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CAMOKELLY



Joined: Mar 24, 2008
Posts: 482
Location: Abbotsford BC

PostPosted: Mon Apr 12, 2010 6:06 pm    Post subject: Re: The Old Boys Club Reply with quote

Cuddlefish wrote:
I had no idea there was a 3000 and above club! I can't wait to join.

All kidding aside, I'm not sure this 'Old Boys Club' really exists. I think there are rude geocachers as there are rude non geocachers and those people are best avoided.

Don't take it personally and move on to other geocachers who are helpful and friendly. We do exist.

Well said
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mountainsideman



Joined: Jun 04, 2008
Posts: 60
Location: North Burnaby or Tulameen

PostPosted: Mon Apr 12, 2010 9:49 pm    Post subject: Re: The Old Boys Club Reply with quote

I REALLY appreciate all of the responses to me personally from most of the unnamed members of what I called the Old Boys Club (more better cachers than myself). Those that stepped up I commend. Trophy I hope all your conflicts get resolved, have a great trip! And a big thanks to the others who posted constructive comments.
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katcogo



Joined: Feb 21, 2009
Posts: 522
Location: Burnaby

PostPosted: Tue Apr 13, 2010 4:50 pm    Post subject: Re: The Old Boys Club Reply with quote

Thanks Mountainside Man for posting that update.

I should add that very early in my caching career - I think I had something like 46 finds - I met a very experienced cacher out in the field. We ended up having a lengthy conversation about everything caching.

That conversation influenced me greatly and made me think about what kind of cacher I wanted to be. I came away with some great insights about the sport, including a purist view. I have tried to live up to what I learned that day.

Since then I have sought advice and direction from many senior cachers who freely offered their time, despite me sometimes being a pain in the butt.

So - what I am saying is events are a great way to get to know who is who, but are possibly not the greatest place to further your knowledge of the sport - unless it is a 101 event - as there is just so much other stuff going on.
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SOLONM



Joined: Apr 12, 2008
Posts: 125

PostPosted: Tue Apr 13, 2010 10:08 pm    Post subject: Re: The Old Boys Club Reply with quote

Some of us think it is not about the numbers but instead all about the quality and of course the journey and friendship Coonskin Hat ........3000 is great BUT there are veterans out there who quietly chose quality over quantity......I'm joining their ranks!! Party Hat
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WOLVERINESTacFour



Joined: Dec 13, 2009
Posts: 19

PostPosted: Wed Apr 14, 2010 4:01 pm    Post subject: Re: The Old Boys Club Reply with quote

Interesting post and timing. I have recently attended a local event that was great fun after I overlooked the un-inclusive attitude of some cachers there and got to meet some really nice people. I love caching and will keep on for a long time but it suprises me that there are those that seem to think it's their duty to keep things secret from the rest. Having seen this in other activities, I have come to the conclusion that what I was taught as a child still makes for a better life experience; share with others and treat people the way you want to be treated. I guess they treated me as an outsider because thats how they wanted to be treated so I moved on to friendlier company.
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doingitoldschool



Joined: Jan 07, 2008
Posts: 176

PostPosted: Wed Apr 14, 2010 9:23 pm    Post subject: Re: The Old Boys Club Reply with quote

The rudest treatment that I have received as a cacher was from someone with less than 200 finds at the time.
Some of the best has been from the veterans who took an active interest in my wife and I as cachers.
Rudeness knows no numbers - some people are just that way.
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whitebear



Joined: Oct 14, 2006
Posts: 6
Location: Sooke BC

PostPosted: Thu May 27, 2010 5:44 am    Post subject: Re: The Old Boys Club Reply with quote

I would hope that is an isolated incedent .My experience is that most of the "Old Boys " are very eager to help out. i personally like to help out new people to the sport & improve it as much as possible. Bear
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