View Full Version : 2011 Phone Book Database

04-19-2011, 08:27 PM
Folks, we're going to try and resurrect the "phone a friend" database. If you wish to participate, send as much data as you wish to Kevin or me and we will build a spread, possibly using Google documents in time. I was thinking of column headers to include: Caching Moniker, Name, Cell number, Other contact phone numbers as desired (home, work etc.), Email, Twitter/Facebook info, possibly Bouncr email (Bouncr.com account allows one to create an email account hiding your real email if this process gets taken advantage of).

Now, the down side to Google documents is that one must have a Google account to access the spread. May not be acceptable to many. Therefore, in the growth process, we'll keep the info available on Excel for all participants. May graduate to Google Docs for those with Google accounts. We'll see how this evolves.

If you have suggestions on building this thing, please post on this thread or let one of us know. My thought is to make this data available, but in as private a format as possible (if this can be achieved).

Onward, SJC..:D

04-19-2011, 09:36 PM
For those willing to use google docs, can you go ahead and whip up a form for us to input the info?

04-20-2011, 06:23 AM
Google documents will allow you to create a form that someone can fill out and it will automatically put the information into a spreadsheet on Google Documents. That same information could easily be copied and pasted into an Excel spreadsheet. There would be no need by the person offering to give their information to have a google account. I also believe that anyone would be able to "view" the google spreadsheet as long as they have a link and there would be no need to have a google account. I will try a simple form and post it here to see if it works.

04-20-2011, 06:33 AM
It may be one needs the account to edit the document, not necessarily to view it. Will look into the form to post individual information. Thanks David.

04-20-2011, 07:08 AM
Kevin created the spread last night and labeled it Arkgeo PAF. Maybe to avoid confusion early on, delete the above URL and I'll check with Kevin to see if the spread is closed to editing with the form. It may be that the ability to post the information with the form is not limited to those who can edit the spread. If the data needs to be tweaked then we can do so.

(https://spreadsheets.google.com/ccc?key=0AvzzhyNPaGLwdGZFZjdNLXplaDRGUTVmZFpsTlJLO FE&hl=en#)

04-20-2011, 07:23 AM
Mine was just a test creation to see what we were capable of. But if you want to use it for the live thing, then by all means....

04-20-2011, 08:11 AM
Okay, we have a spread. Using the link below, insert your contact info into the form and this data should migrate to the spread which you can view once given the link. At present, if you complete the form, we will send a link to the spread where there are a number of formats for download. Unfortunately, you cannot print directly from the web-page. If this works, the spread will update automatically.

Link to form:https://spreadsheets.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?hl=en&hl=en&formkey=dDhhSFd1SkN4cHNFdkgzOTA0eFU3Y0E6MQ

04-20-2011, 05:53 PM
just submitted my info.

04-20-2011, 06:18 PM
Submitted my info.

04-20-2011, 07:42 PM
Got my info submitted - hope it went through!! This'll be cool once we have this thing going!! Way to go, guys!

04-20-2011, 09:49 PM
Did mine too, thanks for doing this. Aren't Google Forms great?!

04-21-2011, 01:53 AM

04-21-2011, 03:02 AM
Submitted my info.

04-21-2011, 11:56 AM
Information submitted.

04-23-2011, 09:58 PM
submitted mine as well!

04-24-2011, 07:00 AM
Nice looking form! Good job.

04-24-2011, 07:40 PM
Submitted mine. Sayitagain

04-26-2011, 08:16 AM
Ok turned in my info!

04-26-2011, 08:58 AM
A couple of ways to add/alter your information: send changes to Kevin or me, re-do the form and we'll make the corrections. 20 individuals in the database to date.

04-26-2011, 08:48 PM
I submitted my info. This seems like a neat idea.

04-28-2011, 01:40 PM
Mine is submitted in case someone gets lost in Mississippi

04-29-2011, 08:48 PM
Submitted ours.

04-30-2011, 03:14 PM

05-04-2011, 11:15 AM

05-12-2011, 10:32 AM
Yayyyy.. I submitted..... facebook is a great way to contact me.... or by phone... look peeps... i may be phoning a friend!! :)

05-17-2011, 01:29 PM
Where is the data base?

05-17-2011, 01:31 PM
Sent you a PM.

05-24-2011, 03:24 PM
Why not use the one that was already created and just "copy" everything?

05-24-2011, 08:00 PM
Not sure I understand, but the last update for the older list was > two years old. Felt it was time to get current info. Join in..

05-25-2011, 07:58 AM
Alright, I understand old data, so how do I download this list so I can put it back on my phone?

05-25-2011, 11:47 AM

05-25-2011, 07:15 PM
Almost 40 cachers with partners in the database. Turning into a fruitful venture, thanks for participating folks!!

05-25-2011, 08:03 PM
We submitted ours.

05-25-2011, 09:51 PM
submitted mine

06-04-2011, 12:40 AM
Submitted my info for the book :)

06-06-2011, 08:42 PM
Info Submitted

06-08-2011, 12:04 AM
Submitted our info! We have been wanting something like this and just happened upon this thread.

06-09-2011, 07:27 PM
Reid will send you a message in the next day or so with a link to the spreadsheet.

Gemini II
06-11-2011, 07:36 PM
Submitted mine.

06-12-2011, 12:29 PM
I don't guess I got a coy of the list either...

06-27-2011, 05:26 PM
how do you view the list?

06-27-2011, 05:49 PM
Give me a minute and I'll send the link.

Arkansas Stickerdude
06-27-2011, 06:36 PM
I have the original Excel Spreadsheet that was started years ago if anyone wants it also.

06-27-2011, 07:47 PM
I have the original Excel Spreadsheet that was started years ago if anyone wants it also.

That would be awsome!

07-01-2011, 02:20 PM
Submitted... happy 4th!

07-04-2011, 10:11 AM
Submitted information.

07-07-2011, 07:47 PM
Just sent mine as well. Always glad to help a fellow cacher out!

07-13-2011, 11:56 AM
Submitted info, where do I find the spreadsheet?

Sassy Sista!
07-13-2011, 02:00 PM
submitted my info as well. How cool is this?

09-07-2011, 10:12 AM
Submitted mine......what are the coords to the sheet?

09-07-2011, 11:12 PM
I only have 1 hide but I will have more. Glad to help on any find that We have made.

10-05-2011, 10:23 AM
Info submitted. Thanks for putting this together.

10-07-2011, 01:50 PM
DCWalker30 has taken the Google spread and really "cleaned" it, with links set, etc.. He and I have the file if you all want a copy. Thanks again to David for tweaking the file.

10-07-2011, 08:44 PM
How do we get a copy of the new sheet?

10-08-2011, 08:02 AM
Would love to get one. Send it to ron.white@arkansas.gov if sending by e-mail

10-08-2011, 11:12 PM
Markawillis@yahoo.com with the new link as well. Thanks!

10-10-2011, 08:13 AM
Please send my way as well. Thanks!

10-10-2011, 07:53 PM
My info has been submitted. Thanks for doing this!!!

10-10-2011, 08:07 PM
oops sorry I didn't mean to submit my info twice. I didn't realize that this was the same one. LOL. I thought you guys were redoing the old one. I did put better info on the last line if there is enough room to put it on there though.

10-13-2011, 05:43 AM
BSA534 went caching weekend and used this list twice!
Sadly, 1 of the phone a friend caches had an embarrassingly easy rating, but we received help without ridicule! :)

Thanks for everyone who's contributed!

11-10-2011, 06:51 AM
We only have 1 hide for now, but we are planning more.

02-20-2013, 10:38 AM
I just submitted our info

02-20-2013, 08:48 PM
I have lost the link and the printout that I had. I would appreciate another email

02-20-2013, 08:54 PM
I also resubmitted my information with my new phone number

02-21-2013, 08:52 AM
There have been recent submissions to the PAF. If your data needs to be updated, re-populate the form and I'll correct the information. Thanks for keeping this "alive."

02-22-2013, 06:11 AM
Would love to have the link at likestocanoe@yahoo.com.... THANK YOU for doing this and keeping it updated.

Steal Your Cache
02-22-2013, 01:11 PM
Reid, please send me a copy of the list.

04-16-2013, 08:27 PM
Hey Reid,

Can you send me the link or a copy of the list to jimlrparks@sbcglobal.net? Thanks, Jim

04-18-2013, 10:14 PM
I would like to have copy of the PAF list if anyone could send me one.

04-19-2013, 08:55 AM
Hey Judy,
Go to the beginning of this discussion, follow the link to populate the form with your data. It doesn't appear your contact info has been received. Once completed/entered, I'll send the updated spread with your information added to the others on the list.
Thanks, Reid

05-23-2013, 02:54 PM
Hello! I would like to have the link for the PAF list. I could have used contact info a couple of times in the past. Please send to dave@aristotle.net


05-23-2013, 03:42 PM
Hey Dave, look out for a PM I've sent about the PAF spread. Thanks, SJC..

07-14-2013, 08:16 PM
microj242, razorbackdave, relder53, and plsellers, check your PM for the link to the PAF spread.

07-14-2013, 08:48 PM
Hey SJ could you send me the spread sheet . I never did get one when we were talking about it a few months ago.

07-30-2013, 04:44 PM
Greetings all, I'm fortunate to watch kcackler, our esteemed IT person, forge ahead on a PAF web app. The progress so far is amazing and the database will malleable and user friendly. My "hat is off" to Kevin for his ingenuity and work to make this a great resource for all in the group. Kudos Kevin!!

08-12-2013, 10:53 AM
I'm thinking I submitted a year or so ago, but I'm unsure. I would like the list though. Thanks for working so hard on this. It's appreciated!

08-12-2013, 02:01 PM
I'd take one, too!

08-12-2013, 02:48 PM
We'd appreciate an updated list as well. Thank you

08-12-2013, 06:12 PM
Me too.

08-17-2013, 08:10 AM
Include us too, please!!