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#1 User is offline   doverider 

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Posted 20 February 2011 - 08:56 AM

I'd like to start a geocache team that includes family and friends who are already active members.
Can that be done?
How do I set it up? (ie Register unique name?)
How do I find other teams?
What are the rules and bene's of being a team?

Any info and all advice gladly welcome!
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Posted 20 February 2011 - 09:30 AM

Sounds like you're talking about a group comprised of people who already have their own accounts.

I really don't see an advantage to creating a new account. Nothing says you can't cache as a team and post your own logs.

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Posted 20 February 2011 - 09:42 AM

In nine years of geocaching I have not run across what I believe is your description of a team. I'm not sure what the benefits of this kind of team would be but it will be interesting to see what comes up here.

My wife and I call ourselves a team because people were thinking that I am Sagefox. Sagefox is our camper van that we take to sagebrush country whenever we can. It was not fair to my wife to have folks thinking that it was just me. I've been to all our cache finds and she has been along for about 1/3rd of them. Sometime other family members join me but they are all non-logging cachers.

Many times while caching in groups folks will call themselves a team and use a temporary name such as Corn Dog Run (CDR) or some other fun name but these are temporary teams without accounts. It saves room on small logsheets to sign as a team.

To create a team with an account is a very simple matter. Just open an account and give it a name and fill in the profile information. It might make for some interesting logging questions - logging as the team and logging again as individuals.

What do you want to do as a team? What do you think others do as a team?

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Posted 20 February 2011 - 09:52 AM

You may be of the impression that it's possible to gather a "geocaching team" of individual cacher account names, create a "team name account" for them and then when you go out as a group and log under the "team account name" the finds will automatically show up on those individual accounts...

but it doesn't work like that.

An account is an account, whether it's one individual or 20 friends caching together. The finds have to be logged to the individual accounts. There's no short cut.


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Posted 20 February 2011 - 09:59 AM

Ahhhh, I'm beginning to see the light!
Thanks for helping out this n00b!
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View PostThe Blorenges, on 20 February 2011 - 09:52 AM, said:

You may be of the impression that it's possible to gather a "geocaching team" of individual cacher account names, create a "team name account" for them and then when you go out as a group and log under the "team account name" the finds will automatically show up on those individual accounts...

but it doesn't work like that.

An account is an account, whether it's one individual or 20 friends caching together. The finds have to be logged to the individual accounts. There's no short cut.


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Posted 20 February 2011 - 10:03 AM

I may be thinking more of a club. I don't know. Its just that I've run into lots of folks calling themselves "Team" and wasn't sure if there was some special way of approaching it on GC. And as more of my family and friends get involved, it seems like a cool way to "Share" the fun.

I think I'll check out clubs and see if that's more 'us'.
Thanks for the info.
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View PostTeam Sagefox, on 20 February 2011 - 09:42 AM, said:

In nine years of geocaching I have not run across what I believe is your description of a team. I'm not sure what the benefits of this kind of team would be but it will be interesting to see what comes up here.

My wife and I call ourselves a team because people were thinking that I am Sagefox. Sagefox is our camper van that we take to sagebrush country whenever we can. It was not fair to my wife to have folks thinking that it was just me. I've been to all our cache finds and she has been along for about 1/3rd of them. Sometime other family members join me but they are all non-logging cachers.

Many times while caching in groups folks will call themselves a team and use a temporary name such as Corn Dog Run (CDR) or some other fun name but these are temporary teams without accounts. It saves room on small logsheets to sign as a team.

To create a team with an account is a very simple matter. Just open an account and give it a name and fill in the profile information. It might make for some interesting logging questions - logging as the team and logging again as individuals.

What do you want to do as a team? What do you think others do as a team?


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Posted 20 February 2011 - 10:04 AM

Hmmm, ok. Maybe I should check out clubs. That may be more what I'm looking for.
Thanks!
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View PostEcylram, on 20 February 2011 - 09:30 AM, said:

Sounds like you're talking about a group comprised of people who already have their own accounts.

I really don't see an advantage to creating a new account. Nothing says you can't cache as a team and post your own logs.


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Posted 20 February 2011 - 10:17 AM

View Postdoverider, on 20 February 2011 - 10:04 AM, said:

Hmmm, ok. Maybe I should check out clubs. That may be more what I'm looking for.
Thanks!
Doverider

View PostEcylram, on 20 February 2011 - 09:30 AM, said:

Sounds like you're talking about a group comprised of people who already have their own accounts.

I really don't see an advantage to creating a new account. Nothing says you can't cache as a team and post your own logs.

The groups calling themselves "Team" are generally families, and more often than not, after a short period of time, it ends up being one member of a family.

Check in your area for established geocaching groups, also attend some events in your area. You will soon have your own loosely organized group. I've made some very good friends that way.

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Posted 20 February 2011 - 10:21 AM

Actually, with an occupation like the one you listed, I suspect a the group will come to you!:lol:

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Posted 20 February 2011 - 10:49 AM

Actually, there are a few teams in my area. For example, there are 4 experienced cachers who will often cache together. If a cache is found with 2 of the 4 together, they will log it under their team account. I believe they also log it with their individual accounts.

I also know a husband/wife team that log under a team account when caching together. The wife doesn't cache alone, but the husband does and will log those finds under his own account.

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Posted 20 February 2011 - 12:20 PM

View Postknowschad, on 20 February 2011 - 10:21 AM, said:

Actually, with an occupation like the one you listed, I suspect a the group will come to you!:lol:


I need no consulting in this matter. Thanks for your interest, though. :D

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Posted 20 February 2011 - 12:24 PM

Or just do something like this. Just a couple of friends who get together to cache/

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Posted 20 February 2011 - 01:33 PM

If you change your mind, I also sell toys and such :) Variety is the Spice, No? :)

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View Postknowschad, on 20 February 2011 - 10:21 AM, said:

Actually, with an occupation like the one you listed, I suspect a the group will come to you!:lol:


I need no consulting in this matter. Thanks for your interest, though. :D


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