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  1. I don't know, and I'm not at all interested in that statistic. It's not the number of logs but the quality of the logs that matters to me. I'd prefer to not receive a log at all than have a blank one, or just TFTC, or just :-), or something that was copy/pasted from a previous find.


    Rgds, Andy




    There was not really any need to start a 'quality of logs debate' was there?

    The OP was just saying that they've had 10,000 finds on their caches! :rolleyes:




  2. Not really a bug or a suggestion.


    Just wondered why notification emails sometimes come from:


    "Groundspeak" <noreply@geocaching.com>

    and sometimes

    "Geocaching" <noreply@geocaching.com>


    I'm presuming that there is more than one mail server and they are set up differently...



  3. Why do you write a PQ?


    I write a PQ to select caches that fit the parameters I select in the PQ. I don't want to see the "other" caches (else why bother writing the PQ in the first place)?


    I would respectively suggest that if you want to see caches "other" than the ones you have selected in your PQ then you are not writing your PQ correctly in the first place.




    I might want to find a cache (any cache) with a particular placed date or D/T rating.

    If I create a PQ to list all caches with 5D/3.5T I can preview the list on the map.

    UP UNTIL LAST WEEK I would also be able to see AT A GLANCE how many other caches there are near to each of the caches on the list.


    Forgive me if this is not using a PQ properly but you kinda get used to something working one way and then get miffed when it no longer works that way!!





  4. What are people's general feelings about Challenge Caches? I'll give a for-example. Imagine we set a '1000-Plus' Challenge Cache in Oxford for the Geolympix, which can only be logged by people who've found over 1000 caches? Or a 'Happy-Hundred' cache for people who've attended over 100 caching meets? Would these: i) be cool or ii) exclude people who've found 998 caches or attended 99 meets for no very good reason? :unsure:


    OK, Lydford Locators have set quite few along those lines including: 100 events attended and 3000 trads found


    We qualify for most of their challenges apart from the 100 events and the 50 Church Micros one. Church Micros are predominantly in the South so it's somewhat tougher for us in the Midlands to qualify :) but hey-ho, not a problem :D


    Also, some Challenge Caches require potential finders to register an interest first so, for example, find caches to fill the D/T grid AFTER registering an interest. This sort of cache discriminates against cachers who already have a high number of finds eg The Somerset Well Rounded Cacher where previous finds don't qualify




  5. Apart from the '6 icons in a day' type Challenge Caches... what other ones are their out there?


    According to the Guidelines for Challenge Caches the very first rule is:


    Challenge caches must contain the word "Challenge" in the cache name.


    However, this is NOT enforced by the reviewers so it makes identifying them somewhat harder when searching.


    The easiest way of finding other Challenge Caches is to locate a listing eg this one (a random non-pmo cache) and it is more than likely on a bookmark list with numerous others.




  6. In reply to Simply Paul's post on another thread


    Or to take the thread in a new, but related, direction, I saw this the other day - I thought ALR's (Additional Logging Requirements) were ok on caches, so long as they weren't intended to exclude people for silly reasons and the cache was listed as a puzzle/unknown and not as a trad... Has that ru- guideline been changed recently?


    Edited to add, as the cache was set with the ALR back in 2008, wouldn't it be usual to regard it as Grandfathered even if the guideline had changed? It's not wildly different from Pretty in Pink for example.



    ALRs were NOT Grandfathered in because a lot of them were just silly


    The only ALRs which ARE are allowed are 'Challenge Caches'* where the finder has to have fulfilled a Geocaching related criteria beforehand


    Pretty in Pink does not INSIST that finders wear the wig and I'm not aware of any logs being deleted due to non-compliance



    *not to be confused with kiss-a-frog-challenges challenge.png




    My problem: I've designed the Wherigo around a park, and have spent weeks creating it. I had a place in mind for the final, and created the page weeks ago (with the hope of saving the spot), but now that I have requested it be enabled I find I'm too close to a Unknown cache.




    The moral is to always find any Multis or Unknowns in the area before placing a new cache! :rolleyes:


    How close is too close?


    I wrote a Wherigo which I knew the final was too close to the final of a Multi (it was our Multi as well)

    It got rejected by the reviewer but I appealed and it got published.

    Although the finals were just under 0.1m apart, you would have had to clamber through a hawthorn hedge and over a barbed fence to get there :)


    Back to the original question; I don't think anyone would be too chuffed if they completed a Wherigo and then had to travel five miles to find the final :blink:




  8. Can I clarify something. Are we saying that when you write the initial log:


    1) the default date the log form presents you with is not always correct, or

    2) even if you change it to the correct date before you submit the log, it is still recorded incorrectly?


    1) I would expect to happen, 2) has never happened to me in 4000+ logs :lol: .


    Rgds, Andy


    Just when logging with the iPhone I think.


    We don't normally log finds with the iPhone but I remember a few years ago we were FTF at about 07:00 on a cache near Chorley so we logged the find (as it would be a few days later if we waited until getting home) and the log showed up as being the day before the cache was published!

    I thought that problem has been resolved with later updates though..



  9. ...I have just decided to try and fill in the remaining blank spaces for this year...


    The easiest way to fill that grid is just go and change the date on a few 'Found It' logs.


    You've already got five events logged as attended on the wrong dates :rolleyes:





  10. I suspect that Groundspeak think that 'placed caches' stats would encourage people to place caches and that is frowned upon :unsure:;)


    Much the same as Curse of the FTF caches are not allowed because they encourage people to place caches...


    and you can't set a Challenge Cache which requires people to place caches...


    Alternatively, the reason could be because the stats are a direct port from mygeocacherstats (or whatever it was called) and they only used MyFinds PQ :)




  11. You should be able to set up two identical notifications and have one send email to one email address and the other one send email to a second email address


    If this is what you have set up and it's not working then it looks like a bug to me.




  12. The 2 mile rule only applies to Puzzle/Mystery/unknown types. Multis are not included :)


    This makes sense in one respect but not in another. If you are going to visit an area it helps to know where the caches are and you don't want to spend hours solving a puzzle only to find it's 50 miles away :unsure:


    A Mutli should already be starting at the listed co-ordinates.


    The difference in the 'guidelines' doesn't make sense when they say it's to keep mileage accurate on trackables. Can't help thinking that reason was just was tacked on afterwards... :blink:



  13. Can the stages of a multicache take you to further than 2 miles from the listed coordinates (ie the first stage?).


    The Guidelines say 'yes' but it's up to the reviewer really.

    (or Groundspeak if you decide to appeal)


    There are some older Multis which have stages spanning the world




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