Sometimes I wonder what the life at Groundspeak HQ is like. Sometimes it looks like they do meetings like this all day long:
J: "What shall we do today, guys?
E: "Let's invent geocaches without a box!"
J: "That sounds like the worst idea ever Elias. Do you have a good idea Bryan?"
B: "Let's invent geocaches without a box!"
J: "Great idea Bryan! How should we call them?"
J: "I don't like challenges, what do you think Bryan?"
J: "Yeah that sounds great!"
E: "Didn't I just say that?"
J: "No you said something stupid, like always. Anyway, we have different geocache types. Should we als create different challenge types?"
B: "Photo type challenges."
E: "Action type challenges."
J: "Ok great ideas, let's create photo and action type challenges."
E: "Did you just really listen to me, Jeremy?"
Then the next day, another boring meeting:
J: "Let's focus on people with a smart phone."
B: "Ok, but what about Garmin?"
J: "Who cares about Garmin?"
B: "Yeah right, no one really cares about Garmin."
E: "The people at Garmin care about Garmin."
B: "I heard a disturbing noise, did Elias just say something Jeremy?"
J: "No, I heard nothing."
Days go by with boring meetings and half a year has gone by.
J: "What shall we do today, guys?"
B: "Let's retire action type challenges."
J: "Great idea Bryan! I always thought they were crap anyway"
E: "But you loved them half a year ago!"
J: "Did you say something Elias? No? Anyway. Who cares."
This way it could happen that the action type challenge is retired only half a year after it has been created. It looks like there is simply no strategy or concept in the things Groundspeak is doing. I understand there are some problems with action type challenges but I think they can be resolved.
Anyway, this all means I am now the proud creator of one of the few action type challenges in The Netherlands!