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  1. OK. 'Return of the Pig-I', and 'Splendor is in the Memories' are now 'Newbie V2.0' caches. Mindsocket: please convert your note to a find. Geoswag: Please log the cache a second time Team Piggy: Go find it! Bear_Left: We altered our definition of newbie - figured that 30 was a better number for the log-twice concept. Hope you don't mind! Seeya, GeoPig DiDi
  2. Hi guys, thanks for the feedback. I wasn't aware that this 'nearest not found' thing was such a problem... Thanks for your comments Roger - much appreciated. Good onya for bringing in the newbies! Extra bonus thanks to Leek for the log-twice suggestion. It sounds to me like that will make everybody happy, so I'm gonna give that approach a try on these two caches. Piggies will likely lay another cache or two this weekend. They'll be 'newbie caches', or some variation on the theme, but not sure how I'll 'score' those yet. Watch this space. Piggy: If you reckon Geocaching is expensive, you should try flying, or scuba, or photography!!! Geocaching is *cheap* <laugh> :-) Watch 'King of the World' too... As Mind Socket says, it's a great location, It's a location wasted if there's no cache there. I'm sure GeoPiggies will think of something ;-)
  3. You seem to be very much on the right track, I wouldn't change a thing there. On a technical note however, one thing that might rain on your parade is that GPS receivers will interfere with each other if they're operated too close together. I've found that two receivers working within about 5 or so metres (australian!) of each other would *both* give inaccurate results. Do some testing ahead of time to see how your machines work together, and consider sending your budding cachers off in groups, in different directions (or whatever works to get them and their GPS receivers seperated). hope this helps!
  4. Geopiggies wandered off from the geocaching scene a couple of years ago because we got tired of the aggressive 'find more than the next guy' competition that it had become. The camel's back broke when someone who clearly hadn't visited one of our caches claimed it as a find, then became very very aggressive when we removed the log entry. It just wasn't fun any more. Fact is, we missed the game, so we figured we'd give it another go. We also thought we'd add a twist to the game to try to give new players a bit of a break, to help them get their 'find' count up by creating the concept of a 'newbie cache'. We said (on caches 60903 and 60907) "you must have less than 20 caches found to log this as a find". We also said "If you're an old hand, you're still absolutely welcome to search for, and log your find, but you must log it as a 'Note', not a 'Find'". It seemed like a nice friendly way to give new cachers a bit of a leg-up in what can be an uncomfortably competitive game. Unfortunately, both caches were first-found by an experienced cacher who felt the need to leave a snide comment about the 'no log' rule on one cache, and an "I'll play nice when you let me log it" on the other one. What is protocol here? Do I just delete the log entries, do I ask the cacher to 'say something nice or say nothing at all', or do I FIDO (forget it and drive on)? Thanks in advance Geopig DiDi
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