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== About Geocaching ==
  
Consult the [//meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Help:Contents User's Guide] for information on using the wiki software.
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Geocaching is an outdoor sport or activity in which 'cachers' use a GPS receiver to find a "treasure" hidden by other participants. Caches are secured in watertight containers, containing gifts and a logbook in which they record their discovery of the cache. The coordinates of the location of the caches are stored on online databases such as Opencaching.org.uk along with descriptions and instructions necessary to find them.
  
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* [//www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Special:MyLanguage/Manual:Configuration_settings Configuration settings list]
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== About Opencache.uk ==
* [//www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Special:MyLanguage/Manual:FAQ MediaWiki FAQ]
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* [https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/mediawiki-announce MediaWiki release mailing list]
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Opencaching has been running in Germany, Poland, and the Czech Republic for several years and although there are many parts of their websites that are available translated into English, there are parts still in German, Polish, etc. making the use of these sites somewhat difficult for the English-speaking caching community. This site's founder is grateful to Krzysztof ("trojmiasto") and Waldek ("sp2ong") from Opencaching Poland for their invaluable assistance in setting up the site. If you have caches listed on other sites, you're welcome to list them on Opencaching.org.uk as well. However, bear in mind that the other sites may have restrictions about such cross-listing, or links on cache pages. It is planned that a number of volunteers will be appointed by the users of the site to the "OC Team" who will act as moderators of the forum, advisers on cache placement, and necessary database management tasks, such as archiving abandoned cache listings. A Forum for discussion is available at www.opencaching.org.uk/forum. Suggestions, offers of help, etc. can be sent to the site's administrator at : admin at Opencaching.org.uk or via the forum pages.
* [//www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Special:MyLanguage/Localisation#Translation_resources Localise MediaWiki for your language]
 
* [//www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Special:MyLanguage/Manual:Combating_spam Learn how to combat spam on your wiki]
 

Revision as of 10:23, 29 October 2016

About Geocaching

Geocaching is an outdoor sport or activity in which 'cachers' use a GPS receiver to find a "treasure" hidden by other participants. Caches are secured in watertight containers, containing gifts and a logbook in which they record their discovery of the cache. The coordinates of the location of the caches are stored on online databases such as Opencaching.org.uk along with descriptions and instructions necessary to find them.


About Opencache.uk

Opencaching has been running in Germany, Poland, and the Czech Republic for several years and although there are many parts of their websites that are available translated into English, there are parts still in German, Polish, etc. making the use of these sites somewhat difficult for the English-speaking caching community. This site's founder is grateful to Krzysztof ("trojmiasto") and Waldek ("sp2ong") from Opencaching Poland for their invaluable assistance in setting up the site. If you have caches listed on other sites, you're welcome to list them on Opencaching.org.uk as well. However, bear in mind that the other sites may have restrictions about such cross-listing, or links on cache pages. It is planned that a number of volunteers will be appointed by the users of the site to the "OC Team" who will act as moderators of the forum, advisers on cache placement, and necessary database management tasks, such as archiving abandoned cache listings. A Forum for discussion is available at www.opencaching.org.uk/forum. Suggestions, offers of help, etc. can be sent to the site's administrator at : admin at Opencaching.org.uk or via the forum pages.