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  2. dairy_milk

    Idea for hide?

    Thanks, that answers that one, I guessed I was missing something!
  3. RuideAlmeida

    NOVAS CACHES NO BRASIL

    Earthcache no Rio Grande do Norte https://coord.info/GC83MAM É dos carecas que elas gostam mais! BOAS CACHADAS!
  4. on4bam

    Naam veranderen

    Yes BTW, the TS is Dutch, look up GRACHT
  5. NYPaddleCacher

    Naam veranderen

    I am the only one that wants to add an 8 to the end of those?
  6. Keystone

    Idea for hide?

    Please see the section of the Cache Listing Guidelines called "No Commercial Content," which reads as follows. See the boldfacing that I added. "No commercial content Cache pages perceived as commercial will not be published. Commercial content includes any of the following characteristics Overtones of advertising, marketing, or promotion Suggests or requires the finder do any of the following Go inside a business Interact with employees Purchase a product or service Name, links, or logos of the following Businesses Commercial products Competing games or cache listing services Links or logos of agencies and organizations (including nonprofit organizations), unless needed for permission"
  7. dairy_milk

    Idea for hide?

    Hi! So I think, a long time back, I read something about a cache inside a commercial premises, shop maybe? Where you basically had to go in and ask for "Mr Tree" or something, and they would present you with the container/log book. Two main questions really: Did I make this up in my head? Was it ever a thing? And more importantly, is this against the rules? I have read through the hide rules and cant see anything on or around this topic? The only thing I can see is "Caches cannot require geocachers to contact the cache owner or anyone else" which i'm guessing this might fall under? But not 100% if that isn't to stop a "ring me and I will tell you" type situation? Thanks in advance, hopefully some thoughts?
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  9. Oxford Stone

    What Irks you most?

    GC5BFD9, first search result if you google "to fulfil this challenge..." + "geocache"!
  10. _Art_

    GPS AA Battery Charging

    A charge controller (for example Maxim DS2715) should be thinking about all of that so you have to be thinking about none of it (for any decent charger). https://www.maximintegrated.com/en/products/power/battery-management/DS2715.html
  11. little-leggs

    YES or NO

    I to looked , and failed to find what I was looking for , so for a ( newbie ) its a mind field , and items just like in the photo are being attached to trackables , as they don't know any better , the point I was trying to get across was , there is a need to educate everyone not just newbies , with out guideline / rules / and a bit of common sense the game will be come feral. the photo was posted , to see what comments would arise , and to be honest I'm surprised and shocked at some of the reasons to support such and item being attached to a trackable even after links were posted to the ground speak guidance page ,
  12. colleda

    GPS AA Battery Charging

    I have an Aldi charger but there was no mention (that I recall) of what to do once batteries are fully charged. It is a bulky charger so I bought a compact one for taking on holiday but it charges much slower than the Aldi.
  13. Calypso62

    Car TB Decal Removal

    I recently sold my GeoMobile. I removed the decal from the car then acquired a small toy car from my grandson. I attached a laminated note with the new goal and tracking code to the toy car and sent it on its way. It left Australia and is currently in the Czech Republic.
  14. Goldenwattle

    What Irks you most?

    I took the car ferry. My one night cruise I joked. You must have taken a lot of searching to find the cache I referred to.
  15. Oxford Stone

    Has Anyone Ever Found a Body

    Robbing Custer's grave - brilliant! also buried in Oxfordshire: Winston Churchill, JRR Tolkien, CS Lewis, John Buchan (39 Steps), Jerome K Jerome (Three Men In A Boat), George Orwell... many of these used in multi caches.
  16. Optimist on the run

    The All New All New Groundspeak UK Pub Quiz

    Close - that was the second.
  17. chrislux12

    Car TB Decal Removal

    Hadn't thought about reusing the number again, thanks for that idea.
  18. hzoi

    What Irks you most?

    While I agree with you, and I will always take the side of integrity, it's their cache at the end of the day. Cheating cheapens the cheaters' finds, but it only taints your find from your perspective. I have one challenge cache on my watchlist. It doesn't get found much - I'm the fifth to log a find, and sixth to sign the log. I watch it more out of curiosity as to who else is trying to complete it than anyone else. I leave it to the CO to check any other finder's homework. Were I the CO, I'd up the difficulty. I'd say 12,000 km of driving, plus a flight to Hobart, rates a bit higher than 1.5 stars. That, plus from your log, it looks like a tough hide. But again, rating a cache, like policing the log, is the CO's responsibility.
  19. I don't understand this sentiment at all, unless it's the ONLY manner in which a "finder" chooses to claim credit for the find. If they send the answers, the photo shouldn't matter at all, unless it's a photo that provides some of the answers (a spoiler). I take the photo as an additional and extra "task" to help provide proof that I actually was at GZ, not just armchair logging it. That way also helps alleviate some concern the CO might have if my answers are incorrect. I've had a couple finders who just posted a log and a photo like it was a virtual. Most didn't know better, and though they may have had personal gripes with my log deletion, I at least took the time to explain how earthcaches work, why I was asking for questions, and why since they had collected zero information at the site I had to delete their log. One finder didn't even bother with a photo, and blew off the questions - in the found it log, they even pointed out they didn't take time to answer the questions. When I had the temerity to ask for the logging questions, they privately messaged me to "take my panties out of the wad" and changed the find to a sulky note: They had a few hundred finds at this point, including several earthcaches. And I know they knew how earthcaches worked by this point, because they'd mentioned sending in answers in their found it logs. So they knew better - they just didn't care. Other than that, I will give some leeway to a finder who posts pictures, but then I try to give some leeway to all finders who at least take a stab at the answers. I don't expect a 100% score. But it's gotta be at least somewhat in the ballpark - not just a photo and "cool spot, TFTC."
  20. Goldenwattle

    What Irks you most?

    COs who won't delete obviously false logs, even when pointed out to them. Also challenge logs where someone is allowed to keep their log when they haven't done the challenge. This is especially bad when it's a difficult challenge, such as example below. To drive this it's thousands of kms. I drove about 12,000kms to fulfil this. To fulfil this challenge a cache in every state and territory of the mainland of Australia (including Tasmania) must be logged within twelve months. Perhaps some COs don't want to annoy the cacher by deleting their log, but they could be annoying a whole lot more cachers by not deleting it. Found it (Proof supplied) Found it (Proof supplied) "We concur with (previous cacher's) observations." Write Note (Photograph of log supplied showing the two below didn't find this cache. No signature for either.) " I include a photograph of the log, which shows who has really found this." Found it (Proof supplied of caches found in the States & Territories) But they had not visited this cache to sign the log. Found it (NO proof) 10 finds - I checked their finds and they have only found caches in ONE state. Found it (Proof supplied) Found it (Proof supplied)
  21. barefootjeff

    What Irks you most?

    It doesn't always pan out that way when a log starts with "Found with X"... It's logs like these that make it worth all the effort of hiding the cache.
  22. CallawayMT

    How do I find benchmarks on old USGS Topo map?

    That is absolutely the BM X on the historical quad map. The early 1900's monuments that were attached to boulders were many times Aluminum. That is a great find and the fun is trying to these older monuments from the historical quad maps. The elevation stamped is from the original datum and almost always changed with closing loops and changing datums. That is the reason that elevations were not stamped on the monuments over time to alleviate a different elevation on the monument than what was found in the records. Here is a good place to understand how to search and what to search for: http://www.penryfamily.com/surveying/usgsfindmaps.html Nice job!
  23. IceColdUK

    Has Anyone Ever Found a Body

    It’s positively encouraged here: https://coord.info/GC4YX5G :-)
  24. CAVinoGal

    What Irks you most?

    Hubby and I usually cache together. He writes very short, terse logs - Find # XXX @time, TFTC I tend to be more wordy, and describe stuff so I can remember the cache and the hide. We do mention if we were with each other - or a group - but his logs are short and mine are longer!
  25. colleda

    How to protect yourself while caching?

    I have seen those in Bunnings and wondered what could be done with one to make an interesting, themed, cache. I might mull on that one for a while.
  26. colleda

    What Irks you most?

    I posted something like that some time ago. X posts "found with Y" and Y posts "found with X". Seems to happen quite often around here when two cache together. Yep, why bother?
  27. colleda

    Providing COs occasional access to their CHS

    There seems to be a lot of unnecessary going back over old ground in responses to the OP. I think Touchstone pretty well covered it. The OPs suggestion would satisfy a curiosity factor but I don't see that it would alter much my maintenance habits unless oldtimers takes a bigger hold of me than it already has.
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