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  1. I have just completed a search of all the 5/5 caches in my area (Inverness) and of the 26 results only one, Multi-cache Tooey's Adventure No. 1 (GCYD9H) is what I would consider a 5/5 and even this one is fairly easy (although I was tricked at the first stage!!)


    Odd that you felt 'tftc' was an adequate log for the only cache in the area that you consider to be a 'true' 5/5!! :huh:




  2. I had thought about that but when you do a PQ, how do you remember which ones you have found?


    You could add finds to the ignore list so they are excluded from future PQs

    Adding to the ignore list can be done easily now with GSAK


    I've seen logs by cachers who only log with notes. Here's one




  3. New cache submission process selects the wrong region


    To replicate the problem

    Start a new cache listing

    On the location page put in some co-ordinates

    eg: N 52° 24.691 W 001° 46.600


    Click 'confirm on map'

    Region drop-down changes to Southern England

    should most definitely be West Midlands!

    This will explain why new caches are being published under the wrong region

    eg http://coord.info/GC3M2MT




  4. Got a new cache notification yesterday and it was well within our usual FTF range but when I saw that the CO had only found two caches I decided to wait for someone else to 'confirm the co-ordinates' first :)


    A good move too so it seems: the FTF log later in the evening told of a fruitless twenty minute or so search and then the CO arrived to actually place the cache!!! :o





  5. My point was that the information has been available to non-PM members for years, so the idea that this was some sort of serious security flaw is a bit misguided.


    If someone sits at home in front of their PC, manually puts in their home co-ordinates and can see that there is a cache 0.2 miles away in a northerly direction it would be of very limited use and is completely different to someone using an iPhone app where their location is automatically updated and distances easily refreshed :unsure:

    Same information it may be, but it's totally different context...





  6. I've also said before about the amount of stuff people can see when they don't log onto the website.


    OK, with a Trad, you need the co-ords but with a Puzzle or a Multi it's sometimes possible to do the whole lot without logging in (if you're so inclined)


    Here's an example http://coord.info/GC1D6BC. The full details of how to complete the cache are visible without logging in or needing to know the headline co-ordinates. The same would be even more true for a lot of Puzzles


    I think it they don't log in they should only see Trads




  7. My £0.02 worth:


    I'd have thought that it would be more logical to have the original icon in the position of the original co-ordinates and then the circle icon (or its replacement) indicating the corrected co-ordinates

    That way, they position of the original icon will be consistent across all caches whether they have corrected co-ords or not 26.gif




  8. I only award favorite points for caches that are really exceptional. Consequently, I don't normally award favorite points and have a ton of them lying around.


    Same here!


    We've got 778 Favorite points remaining.

    Total Favorite Points: 986


    So you can see that we DO give favourites but we're a bit picky about what caches get them :)


    I've seen instances where cachers do a series of ten bland caches around a park and then award a favorite to one of them at random 'for the series' :huh:




  9. ...Groundspeak could (and has) simply stepped in and archived webcam caches which have gone offline for too long. As for what 'too long' means, that's up to them to decide, I guess.


    I don't think anyone would think archiving that one was unreasonable. It had been out of action for far longer than it had actually worked!


    Personally I think the rule is fair.

    Yes it takes a bit of effort to get a pukka photo but that's part of the challenge.




  10. Would I be correct in saying you don't actually mean 'Adopt'?


    In Geocaching terms, adopting a cache means transferring the cache page and full responsibility for the physical cache container over to someone else.


    Do you mean you just need someone to go and check on it if need be?

    Is the reviewer requesting this?





  11. I used to think adopting caches was preferable to archiving but I've changed my mind.


    Unless a cache is historically important (set pre 2006 maybe?) or is 'grandfathered in' in some way, I'd encourage archiving rather than offering for adoption



    • Because the credit for setting the caches will remain with you
    • The cache pages will be preserved as how YOU wanted them
    • Once they are adopted they can be changed beyond all recognition and you'd have no say in what happens to them.
    • I have seen great caches ruined after adoption
    • It opens up an area for someone else to set new caches
    • You can collect up the pots and re-use them elsewhere :)




  12. ... the £100 value final prize cache for the FTF.


    Aside from not being the slightest bit interested in this, the wording strikes me as a bit vague.

    What do you mean by value?

    What actually IS the prize?

    Is it just a load of money-off vouchers to the value of £100? :unsure:





    So for creating your first cache I should be looking to sit it on top of some mountain or something where someone requires specialist equipment to get to it


    No :)

    We've placed a few caches and I can say that none of them are on tops of mountains or require specialist equipment

    They've received several hundred Favourite points in total so they can't be that bad...


    I'll even go as far to say that there is nothing wrong with a film pot behind a road sign as long as there is a reason for it to be there! B)




  14. Fair enough. Actually, I'm not convinced.


    This Collectable/Non Collectable nonsense has never made much sense to me.


    Moving ones own trackables to the Collection makes sense, but I fail to see why a TB owner would want someone else to more it to their collection.


    I've always assumed that collectable referred to 'collecting' the icons; not allowing other cachers to keep the physical trackable itself! :huh:




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