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  1. I have found several instances of that person having done the very thing in some of my travels. That's why I don't compare numbers with anyone; each person has their own interpretation of integrity.
  2. We like puzzles and challenges; at least to read about and see what some folks are doing. This gives us a different view on how others play the game. It also helps us to create some goals for ourselves based on the ideas of others. We know things like the Jasmer challenge have helped enrich our caching experience by showing us how things used to be done. The Delorme and county challenges inspired us to see parts of states we would not have gone to previously. Milestone challenges (100 puzzles, 100 multis, all of the webcams in a state, etc.) have creatively pushed us to check out new cache types and expand our knowledge base. Are all challenges for everyone? No. Are they all good. No. Are they at least something to be curious about? Sure, but how much you like them just depends on how you want to play the game.
  3. Don't get too carried away; we plan to make a trip over before October specifically to pick this one up! We haven't met, but hope you are your wife are feeling better after your recent problem.
  4. That is the very reason why I asked the question. I was afraid the armchair loggers would still try to log it. What you need to do is after they archive the cache, go back in and try to enter another log. If you can, contact the reviewer and request to have the cache logs locked. That way no one can enter anything else on the cache.
  5. Don't forget commemorative coins sales as well. Lots of people have bought Alien Head coins and trackable T-shirts as momentos of power trails.
  6. Holy cow! Playing on that (and really, I am not trying to hijack the issues people have to the changes) I found several old cache photos. Some really cool ones. And then this link, all about the birth of trackables way back in June 2000. If Moun10Bike Only knew what he was starting
  7. Lifting up skirts, rummaging around a bush AND National Orgasm Day all in one? Wow, I thought this was a family friendly game.
  8. They broke all of the Greasemonkey scripts that actually make the site useful. For what. A brighter green with topo contours, and big roided out goats on the home page? Sooooooooooooooooooo many useful things that are repeatedly suggested in the Feature Request forum that we will never see because this is what they spend their time on. If you don't like it, then don't pay the $30 annual premium member fee and don't purchase any merchandise from the site or buy anything with a trackable code. Hit them in the pocketbook, otherwise you are supporting the site and supporting the changes that you dislike.
  9. I think your numbers are slightly off. There is no way you can get talented programming skills in the Seattle area for $30K per year.
  10. So, would you also object to bogus coordinates that point to the middle of a freeway, or to the middle of a federal airfield, or to anywhere else where geocachers shouldn't be searching? What about multi-caches that start with a virtual stage (Question to Answer) located somewhere that containers are not allowed, like a wildlife refuge? No, I wouldn't object to coords in those cases. Nor to the center of a lake or in the woods. Private property owners are not being infringed upon there. If the cacher decides to hunt for a cache in the middle of the freeway, I do think it's on them. If someone put fake coords that lead to my door, you bet your buns I am reporting it as Needs Archived. And let's make it more interesting - does putting fake coords into private property make you liable if someone went there and got shot? Yay! I love "Stand your ground" laws.
  11. I disagree with a couple of the other posts. The CO has to make sure the fake coords don't end up on private property to protect that land owner from others who cannot read. Personally, if the CO isn't responding to your emails, I would log an Needs Archive on the cache myself since it is causing problems. He's going to get a notice that way for sure, and has the chance to fix the issue that they created.
  12. Thanks for thoughts on the matter! Hope things get better for sure. The still sticky pill bottle... with the rolled up printer paper inside that's cached in weedy fence next to the outdoor toilets in the park.... that's what has me wondering if this Geocaching really is for me and my family. ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ This. Learn to avoid this. Premium membership has it's advantages, and the only numbers we worry about are our own (which isn't something to worry about really)
  13. What's funny is he lists Nuclear Engineer/Electronics Tech on his resume with a time period of about 18 months. That means he got through the first portions of Electronics Tech "A" school and NNPS (Naval Nuclear Power School) but washed out before ever finishing the school and hitting the fleet. He never saw action on a nuke ship in the control room; I can promise that based on the timelines. Those of us who went through those schools used to call those guys nuclear waste. Guess the term still applies.
  14. If you are having fun, you're never playing wrong. Play the way you like, just be respectful of others. It's a pretty basic tenant.
  15. Also, we had one Troop account for logging troop caching trips. All of the youth set up caches using this account, and it prevented minors from getting emails. It allowed the parents to control what was sent back and forth, and the kids set up their own accounts when they got older if they wanted to. We started caching with Scouts back in 2007.
  16. We did caching bikes rides and hiking. More than once prior to a meeting I (as the leader) would place ingredients around the campsite or city, depending where we were. I marked coordinates and wrote them out on papers. When the kids were camping, they had to split up into groups and find the ingredients for dessert. When we did it in the city for a meeting, they rode bikes and found toppings and ingredients for ice cream sundaes (the ice cream stayed with me). They got familiar with working in small groups, reading the gps and then deciding whether to eat what they found immediately or wait until all the groups returned for a greater combined reward. Sweets almost always encourage cooperation and learning. Those were fun events.
  17. The local NBC affiliate has a short story. My link
  18. We never got to meet him, but thoroughly enjoyed his caches. He was a big part of the Montana and Idaho caching history. RIP.
  19. Our power button tore open and there is a little stick there. One day the stick fell out and got lost. I debated sending it in multiple times. We bought a 450T instead when they were on sale. We like the new unit much better. The old one still sits collecting dust.
  20. We would be embarrassed to post that as a find.
  21. Geocaching.com is a private website. They don't have to publish ANY cache at all if they don't want to. And no, they don't really owe you an explanation. It's a privately owned site.
  22. Some National Cemeteries do have Virtual caches already there, but the only one we have visited is at Little Big Horn. My link
  23. Our final cache to complete the Jasmer was GC5C, Southern Idaho's First! It made sense to us since this is from our home state.
  24. We appreciate that fact, but back when we started our Jasmer we didn't know that. We do now though! Sharing information is a good thing.
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