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  1. 18 hours ago, noncentric said:

    People weren't discussing anything, but also their logs had nothing to do with the specific cache that the WN logs were posted to. Most of those WN's were posted by cachers that weren't even in the same country as the cache on those days (12/31 and 1/1).


    That's very odd that it was the Bedazzling View HQ GT cache that received the WN logs. I don't see such WN's on other caches in that GT series, unless they've been deleted. Why did all those cachers choose that cache to post WN's? If they really wanted to send a message of thanks to HQ, then wouldn't the actual GC HQ cache have been a better choice?

    Yeah, it's some kind of weird geocaching conspiracy.

  2. On ‎12‎/‎21‎/‎2017 at 10:16 AM, L0ne.R said:

    , do not hide more then they themselves can reasonably monitor and maintain--

    I think this is key right here...

    It goes hand in hand. CO's who place so many caches that they can't possibly keep up, attracts more and more "just for the numbers" type cachers.

  3. On ‎1‎/‎12‎/‎2018 at 9:19 PM, CAVinoGal said:


    We are attending an event tomorrow, and I think we will also find a physical cache as well - although an event technically counts as a "find", it doesn't feel like a "find" if you know what I mean. 

    Per your stats page it is considered a Find. So there's that.

  4. On ‎1‎/‎5‎/‎2018 at 9:18 AM, briansnat said:

    That's the key. A micro is harder to find because  there are more places to conceal it. That means searchers are more likely to search longer and over more ground than they would with a regular sized cache.   A county  park system in NJ has banned micros in their parks draft geocaching policy because they observed significantly more impact at the location of  micro hides. 

    Yeah, because cachers destroy the vegetation looking for a needle in a haystack.  

  5. Micro cache containers are sometimes as small as pencil erasers. Most are magnetic. There are also evil/deceiving containers that blend in well with urban environment. Try browsing the GC.com store and look at some of the containers they have for sale. It'll help give you an idea of what you're looking for.

    Also, log your DNFs.  

  6. 9 hours ago, L0ne.R said:

    My guess, because he would get some angry emails.

    I had a cacher try to claim a find on one of my caches (which I had disabled days prior to their find claim) and I deleted his Found it! log. And yeah, I got a nasty email and threats they'd take it up with HQ. So be it. HQ never contacted me and I never heard from the cacher again. 

  7. 1 hour ago, dprovan said:

    Sounds like the CO doesn't know he can ask GS to lock it. If it bothers you, from what you're describing, I think GS would lock it no matter who brought it to their attention.

    This one bad example with a simple solution that would even make the CO happy isn't an argument for a change in how archived listings are handled, just in case that was your point.

    Sad that it only takes one cacher to log a find on an archived cache which create a snowball effect. 


    Edit: Why doesn't the CO just delete Found it! logs? 



  8. 3 hours ago, Team Microdot said:

    Seems overly sentimental.


    3 hours ago, Manville Possum said:

    No, not sentimental. I was thinking about a recent archival where a noob posted NA on a community cache from 2002 and slowly it was archived due to no response from a inactive CO. I would have hated to have been that noob because of some comments on the cache page and social media. That's all I meant by not wanting to be THAT cacher that upsets the local geocaching community by causin' the death of an oldie.

    That's unfortunate.

  9. On ‎12‎/‎3‎/‎2017 at 9:00 AM, L0ne.R said:


    I have seen examples in some areas of caches with multiple NAs being ignored, even multiple reviewer notes going on for months even years. Those caches are old pre-2005 and it seems some reviewers don't want to be the guy that archives an old cache. 

    Years? Really?

    Honestly, I wouldn't want to be that guy either. There are Virtual Caches in my area that belong to CO's who haven't Cached in years, and haven't logged into the website in years as well. Their cache description requires Cachers to send them emails to claim a find. There isn't an active CO to maintain the cache page or the logs. If someone posted a NA on those Virtuals based on non-existent COs , I don't think I'd like to be the reviewer to archive said caches.

  10. On ‎1‎/‎9‎/‎2018 at 4:25 PM, niraD said:

    Huh... I thought their policy was that cache pages should not be used as a discussion forum, which is what it sounds like was happening. Caches have been archived because the CO didn't/couldn't delete Note logs when the cache page was being used as a discussion forum.

    ...except people weren't really discussing anything.

  11. On ‎1‎/‎9‎/‎2018 at 4:14 PM, verano said:

    I was really bothered by the over 100 Notes that were posted to some of the HQGT cache pages on New Years Day, which were not related to the cache and were just wishing Happy New Year and thanks for the souvenir.  If people want to wish HQ Happy New Year or thank them for something, I don't think a Note on a traditional cache is the right way to do it, and it makes it hard for real cache searchers to refer to older logs.  Geocaching's response to my concern was "Notes are part of geocaching, they do not devalue find logs."  I disagree.  See for an example, GC4GWB5

    I looked at the cache you're referring to, and it now has several Found it! logs, which one log actually helps to find the cache.

    These caches have such high traffic, that one night of "Thx for the souvenir" and "Happy New Year" will soon be drowned out by Found it! logs. In another week or two, you would have to scroll down quite a bit to see what you're actually talking about anymore.

    It's nice to see, (and I'm sure for HQ too) people expressing their gratitude on a cache.

  12. 2 hours ago, thebruce0 said:


    My recommendation is: Don't sweat the small stuff. Encourage higher standards, but if their decisions don't affect anyone but themselves, then don't take it personally, and it's not worth a moral rampage.  It's not like cheating in the olympics. And if you feel like the value of your accomplishment is lessened by how someone else does theirs, well, just don't, because it isn't. :)

    I kind of agree. I just go caching and I try not to worry too much about the other guy.

  13. 1 hour ago, cerberus1 said:

    I'd like to maintain a civil relationship with my Reviewer.   If they say they'll "try to see with GS what to do", I'd like to believe they're doing just that. 

    The last thing I'd want to do is compromise that relationship by going over their head when they offered help.

    But, I believe most Reviewers are used to it happening ... 


    I agree. I appreciate things being handled at the lowest level first, and I try (like you've stated) to not tarnish the working relationship between myself and the local reviewers.


    After all, this is volunteer work, and it's a hobby. People tend to forget that.  

  14. 10 hours ago, barefootjeff said:

    I stumbled across an old cache that had been archived ten years earlier, but the container (a large plastic bucket) and its contents (which had become an interesting time capsule) were in excellent condition. I contacted the CO and was able to return it to him, and also released the TB that had been imprisoned in it for all that time, much to the delight of its owner.

    So trying to contact the CO isn't pointless even if it's been archived for many years.


  15. Maybe try to contact the previous Cache Owner of that cache that you found and let them know you have their cache. It's probably pointless to do so, since it's been left out there for a year or so...

    Then drop your cache and submit your cache listing to your local reviewer.


    If you're talking about a Throw Down to log that archived cache as a Find, that is highly discouraged.

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  16. 4 hours ago, NYPaddleCacher said:

    I've told the story before but...

    I was in Rome for a few days and had several hours available on the first to do some geocaching.  I had found a few and was sort of making my way back to my hotel and stopped to find a cache near the Colosseum.   It was hidden in a stone wall which I spotted from more than 100 feet away.  Keeping in mind that there are hundreds if not thousands of tourists in the area I employed the "act like you belong" strategy and walked up to the spot, removed the container, signed the log and put it back.  As I turned around there was a guy walking toward me with what appeared to be a GPS on his belt.  Figuring him for another geocacher, I smiled, sort of pointed at the hiding spot and  nodded my head.  I had walked down the road about 300' when a police car pulled up next to me.  Two polizia got out (one was the guy I saw and was holding the cache), both wearing plain clothes.  That "GPS" I saw was actually a radio.  They proceeded to ask me about the cache, in Italian, and didn't seem to speak English and I don't speak Italian.  I showed them my GPS and tried to explain the game but they didn't seem to understand.  Eventually they asked a nearby street vendor to come over and help translate.  After a few questions they were able to use the policemans phone to get to the geocaching.com (which, fortunately can be viewed in Italian).  They were still interested in the the log sheets,  so I had to explain why there were "names" and numbers on it.  After about 15 minutes I was told I was free to go.  I told the interpretor to ask if they wanted me to return the cache and they said that they would "take care of it".   I looked at the cache page the next day and there were a few more found it logs after mine so apparently they did return the cache.  

    Thanks for telling it again. :)

  17. On ‎1‎/‎6‎/‎2018 at 6:10 AM, NYPaddleCacher said:


    I've been back to France four times since that trip (three times to Paris, once to Montpellier) and have never had any other language issues in France. I did in Italy once but that's another story.


    Do tell. ;)

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