At the board meeting last November we decided to stop the cache of the month process. At least for now. Quite a bit of work goes into the process to only get a few, if any caches nominated and then voted on.
Should we continue it, we will most likely look to Project G-C to see if there is a feature to identify new caches and the FP ratio given in the first month of its creation. Or some simulation of that so the nomination and voting process is taken out of it.
Another possibility is to have an annual award that has a list of highly favorited caches for the year be listed and voted on before an MNGCA event and then award are given out.
As always, your board is open to suggestions and volunteers who might want to help out this topic.
Bronco, I will let you and Bart work together on how to revive it and keep it going...
I did not volunteer. Short of being on the board, I've volunteered on and off over the years. If the board chooses to ditch the program then so be it. Half the time it's plagued with the following problems anyway..
- Apathy - No one finds enough of the caches - History of cliquish behavior (maybe not recently) - Forums are dying or dead
Taking a look at the site just because we just placed our very first cache. Bummed to find out Cache of the Month is no longer an active process as it definitely seemed to be good incentive to place well-thought, well-designed caches. Since we are not members of the MNGCA (yet), we don't have much insight into your previous voting/selection process but wondering if doing a quarterly award and then an annual award of the quarterly winners would be more reasonable knowing folks are volunteering their time for this? Maybe a Survey Monkey link could somehow be a helpful tool for voting? Just friendly suggestions. We'd love to see this process revived- we got into hiding partly because we've seen several area caches be nominated which is really exciting! Hope this is helpful!