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lee737

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  1. I would doubt it.... maybe they need to allow people to just block their profile info rather than their logs... as I mentioned, it is only a 'Claytons' block anyway, as the official app is mercifully excluded from the veil of secrecy.
  2. Here is a great example that makes me wonder about the usefulness of this 'feature'..... the information in the hidden posts was about the (large) rock the cache was hidden under being now unstable, and as you were sitting between it and a very high cliff (probably 200'/60m) about 2m/6' away, that care should be taken lest the rock nudge you over the edge should it become free.... If you must (I really don't get it though), hide the users (anonymous?) name, but why censor out the info? This info may actually be important..... And of course it wasn't unobtainable in any case, as the user's name and info was quite easily gathered from the official app.....
  3. And consider the time taken for the cacher to do the jigsaw when you apply a D rating..... If they need to spend a couple of hours messing around with a jigsaw, don't further punish them with a D1.5.....
  4. Go to your jigsaw site, upload your photo, choose 9 pieces, then post the link…. 😀 ok, maybe 15 pieces…..
  5. I do this too, I don't scour through the names for non-signers generally, unless there is a serial armchair account I'm policing....
  6. lee737

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  7. As Max and 99 have said - an AL would be my first thought for 5 mysterious finds.....
  8. I've said before that the souvenirs should have something in it for more experienced cachers (even though it appears they are used to attract newbies) - like multi level souvenirs, bronze/silver/gold etc, and more involved/stimulating hunts, rather than just the same old tired points for caches approach. The survey I just did says it all - 'how many finds have you made?' - the bands were 1-10, etc up to 100+....... established players just aren't on the radar....
  9. You can check your cache logs, and delete the finds if they haven't signed, or you can report it to HQ as above....
  10. So long as the information they'll need to solve it is accessible, I can't see a problem, as long as you aren't just trying to advertise your book of course.... I've actually had to buy a specific book once to solve a mystery.... it wasn't written by the CO though....
  11. This is exactly how I use it now - the email download links haven't worked for 2-3 years now I think.....
  12. And then admitted the same in their log....
  13. Throwdowns irk me too, especially rubbish ones like this, not even a container.....
  14. It might be (just you).... We love EarthCaches... they are often in nice spots, with interesting geologic formations. Generally answers are simple observations or reading the cache description, or a quick google - you might even learn something in the process? Then again, you can just skip them too.
  15. Maybe.... here we know (knew?) them as 'Tactix'..... the hardware had them for $8 previously, I wish I had bought a case of them..... https://www.amazon.com.au/Tactix-320070-Small-Water-Proof/dp/B00N6JDLHQ
  16. I've seen a lot of silica gel packets in a lot of caches, generally damp insides too. They just don't work sorry. You would need enormous packets, and they would need to be changed more often than anyone I've ever seen maintain a cache. I try not and rely on any single container - and will have the logbook inside a smaller waterproof container inside the main one whenever possible, even bison tubes/preforms. One exception - our local hardware store used to stock these pelican type polycarbonate containers - we just checked one of ours that was submerged in a riverine flood for several days, and the insides were eat-your-dinner-off pristine. I trust those - the only problem is I don't trust the average cacher to close them properly! :O
  17. This doesn't surprise me at all - after all, they don't seem to be able to decide if the things are caches or not in the first place.... we still have no notifications, not even a record of finds, just a blank patch in the smiley count - a bit like that suspicious gap in your resume from that job you hope nobody notices! If it weren't for the bonuses I doubt we would even think to check the AL app....
  18. +1 I think the only adjustment I've ever made to a puzzle coord of ours were nudges several feet either way for accuracy, when we needed to move one a few hundred feet, we just archived and relisted....
  19. True.... they are the fun puzzles, watching the coordinates appear digit by digit.....
  20. I was thinking this exact thing as we struggled to find a puzzle cache (that I had solved in 2016) deep in a glen in the Blue Mountains on Monday..... it hadn't been moved, but if it had, we would have been in strife.
  21. I've noted the same... and I dislike 'View Map' for the same reason you do....
  22. What do your cache pages look like to GPSr users??
  23. Shoot for newer caches (or clearly well maintained ones) too.... finding moist wads of paper mache won't be inspiring for any newbie.....
  24. I suppose on thorns and such, nothing really worthy though.... most blood is from leeches!
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