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  1. Ya know, I honestly don't understand why people get so upset by people wanting to repair their caches. Sure it is their responsibility to take care of their own caches, but if somebody wants to repair the cache, as long as they don't make any changes to the type/size of the container or the setup of the cache, I don't see why you shouldn't be happy that someone would do you a favour. The reason I bring this up is that a few months ago I found a cache that was in desperate need of attention It was a film canister that had been hanging in this tree for a couple of years - The lid was gone, the log was a solid block of ice, and the logs on the cache page had logs dating back to the spring saying that the log was wet. There was a piece of paper that somebody wedged into the very top of the container that I signed as my log. The CO had only 22 finds, and none of them were later than 2005 Our local cache reviewer said that he was going to archive it if the CO didn't respond to their post. I offered to adopt or at the very least repair the cache because I thought that it was an interesting location for a cache When the CO logged a note, he was downright snippy with me - something to the effect of 'These new cachers thinking that they know everything, and how they (we) don't seem to be able to understand how caches that have been in place for years got along fine without them. They instructed me that if I wanted to hide a cache in the area, I was free to do so, but I WAS TO LEAVE THEIR CACHE ALONE Well, first of all, all signs pointed to the CO not being an active cacher anymore, not to mention the fact that there were logs that were nearly 9 months old saying that the log was wet and the cache was in desperate need of repair - So, no... This particular cache was not getting along fine without me. There is a user who hung up his GPS a couple of years ago, and the local caching community actively keeps up his caches. Many of the local caches, especially some of the older caches are excellent caches, and it would be a shame to see them archived just because the CO is no longer an active cacher, doing these repairs. I'd like to hope that most cachers don't feel this way, because I would certainly appreciate somebody fixing my cache if I was unable to - or for that matter, just so I don't have to. With people like this particular cache, it's no wonder courtesy is going down the drain
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