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Is it time for a SETX Team mascot change?

SETX Mascot   30 votes

  1. 1. Do you care that there are two SETX mascots?

    • Yes
      6
    • No
      22
    • Abstain
      2
  2. 2. Do you feel that we should pursue one mascot for the entire SETX region?

    • Yes
      13
    • No
      12
    • Abstain
      5
  3. 3. Color?

    • Pink
      14
    • Other - specify in reply
      6
    • Abstain
      9

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A MEGA event is an Official Groundspeak/Geocaching designation for a geocaching event that has an attendance of 500 or more geocachers.

http://www.geocaching.com/about/cache_types.aspx

The Texas Challenge is a geocaching event listed on Geocaching.com and achieved MEGA status last year for the first time.

The Texas Challenge is a annual competitive event where Texas regions have traditionally competed against each other finding caches placed specifically for the event that are not listed on Geocaching.com. The caches have point values and the team with the highest score wins.

http://vb.texasgeocaching.com/content.php?15-Texas-Challenge-2013-Scoring-and-Participation-Rules

http://coord.info/GC3W8GT - The TXC event page

There is some unfortunate baggage that comes with the competitive event.

So with that TXGA started the The Lone Star round-up. It is a non-competitive social event. Although Snoogans thinks it's a competition cause he wants to the be the most famous popular cacher around. He is a geo-celab superstar. Hardcore... :)

Details here - http://vb.texasgeocaching.com/content.php?3-the-lone-star-round-up

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I like the alligator as a mascot.  I like the image it projects that we will *go into a death roll* to beat our opponent!

 

Maybe we can change it to an alligator and put a pink bandanna around the neck.  I know the flamingo got started *way back when* but I am like Kathy in that I am a bit envious of the *Pirate* logo of NTX and the *shark logo* of Southwest Tx.  Just too cool.

 

I know the pink bandannas can be seen by other members, but they also can be seen by our opponents.

 

My 2 cents.

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Oh, and I do not like the Texas Challenge and believe it should be discontinued.  I agree with Snoogans that after the event is over, we are like prison gangs, set up in our little areas instead of visiting and sharing stories with each other.  Maybe we should begin making the Lone Star Challenge a MEGA event and try to promote neighboring states to attend.  When we get together to compete with one another, we are like the Hatfield and McCoys and their is one NTX member that glares at me every time I see him.  I swear, if he glares at me one more time, I am ready to bring out the McCoy in me!  Just tired of the joy of competing being snuffed out of the Texas Challenge completely. 

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Snoogans wants to the be the most famous popular cacher around. He is a geo-celab superstar. Hardcore...

Flattery will take me from having an innocent man-crush on you to full blown stalker. Just sayin'.

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Snoogans wants to the be the most famous popular cacher around. He is a geo-celab superstar. Hardcore...

Flattery will take me from having an innocent man-crush on you to full blown stalker. Just sayin'.

I mean really.... I've already spent a couple nights sleeping in your driveway..... That you know of...

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TMI in the last three posts.

Georeyna: You shouldn't have pushed him down that hill into the cactuses and barbed wire. Some people hold grudges.

Snoogans and TFP: Get a room. And please,please, no pics.

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Snoogans one word.  MOGA

 

I have heard far and wide about the TX Challenge.  So many opinions on it.  I can not promise anything but it is on my mind.

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@ bbqbob2

 

Yea, thanks for reminding me about pushing him down a hill and cactus needles piercing his eyes..well wait, now I understand why I get the *glare*.  :uglystupid2:

 

Yea, I just need to let it go...thanks for the therapy session bbqbob2!! Tell me where to send the *2 cents* to!! LOL!!  :laugh:

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@ bbqbob2

 

Yea, thanks for reminding me about pushing him down a hill and cactus needles piercing his eyes..well wait, now I understand why I get the *glare*.  :uglystupid2:

 

Yea, I just need to let it go...thanks for the therapy session bbqbob2!! Tell me where to send the *2 cents* to!! LOL!!  :laugh:

 

So now I'm wondering how he's glaring at you with poked out eyes....maybe he "looks" like he's glaring when he's really just trying to make out the blurry objects you've relegated him to now with his damaged eyes. :coolsmiley:

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I thought there was only one mascot for the setx region. The flamingo. The setx gang is just a group with in the whole. Kinda like the night time ninjas. I myself have bought flamingos and have used them everytime i camp at any event. Just my 2 pennies worth.

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I realize the last post on this was a couple weeks ago but I really haven't been on the site.  I would like to put in my 2 cents as someone who was new to the challenge this year.  Honestly, I don't care if we are flamingos or pink and didn't realize the different camps until after I agreed to help get the shirts.  I was all in and couldn't care who bought or didn't buy but it did get me to wondering why there was a difference.

 

The mascot - who cares - well, I do get the idea of having something that makes a sound but we could make up a sound... I mean if there is a whoop for something like A&M then we could come up with something...

 

My thoughts on pink is it doesn't matter what color, it matters that we are unified.  In my experience at the challenge is that I do not know everyone who was SETX so in some ways it was cool to see us all in the same color so I could identify teammates.  In other ways it was a negative during the competition.  How about walking up to GZ and if you don't recognize a person and they weren't wearing pink we would be secretive about looking.  The biggest thing was when others knew immediately I was not on there team and were more negative.  It made me want to go get a black shirt with a pirate on it and see how that turned out.

 

As far as the challenge, I enjoyed the hunt but when things were said and done something was said to me that made me think about whether I wanted to hunt again.  I completely agree with the following comment. 

 

I believe that if more people made casual cachers feel more welcome to compete in the challenge and didnt make them feel like they are not good enough we would have more people competing instead of sitting on the sidelines. 

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