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  1. I mean AWESOME !! C'mon look at it ! It's a bright coil of light zipping past an old cement headstone. There's ZERO explanation for it !! Go Look. Be sure to put the space after the W. Maybe somone could clue me in on leaving a link here ?? Do you just type in the address in your reply box ? Also why isn't my Avatar showing ? tu TeamSeek....
  2. Has anyone looked at my photo of the "Spirit Light" at W. BR Cemetery in Illinois ? I think it's awesom !!
  3. Thank you fairyhoney.This is my last reply on this topic in this forum.Please read my last reply before this one,it says it all. Let's find a way to fix the missing/stolen coin problem.Something other than keeping real coins out of circulation and putting pics of them out. There MUST be a better way don't you think ? Let's start a topic on what a better solution might be because the paper coin thing let's the losers and the thieves of geocaching win and we cannot allow that to happen. thanks
  4. Thank you fairyhoney.This is my last reply on this topic in this forum.Please read my last reply before this one,it says it all. Let's find a way to fix the missing/stolen coin problem.Something other than keeping real coins out of circulation and putting pics of them out. There MUST be a better way don't you think ? Let's start a topic on what a better solution might be because the paper coin thing let's the losers and the thieves of geocaching win and we cannot allow that to happen. thanks
  5. And this RANT has something to do with the topic? I haven't yet sent a lot of TB's out in the world and haven't sent any coins - but I will eventually. However, I could never think of criticising anyone for doing a paper copy unless I had the experience of sending many out myself and losing them. Contrary to the OP's earlier comments - these things are expensive and do add up. We have no right to expect other people to leave coins in caches for us - it's a privilege and not a right. Let's face it...these things get stolen or lost and if that didn't happen people would be happy to release coins. Regardless, I enjoy the hunt and what we find is just bonus. For some reason though I don't really think you're interested in what I might have to say... Ahhhh but I am interested in what you have to say and this is what I say to your comment.Ok,if you don't wanna put a real coin out there THEN DON'T PUT ANYTHING AT ALL !! That's all I'm saying. Don't think you're doing any of us any favors by putting a picture of your coin out there.Guess what? I can go by all the coins I want and look at em' all day long,not the point. Either do it or don't ! Don't do it half a** (sorry ! is that allowed ? ) If you're so afraid that your $10-$25 precious coin is gonna end up in the hands of the coin burglar THEN KEEP AT HOME UNDER YOUR MATTRESS !! Don't think you're doing anything for me with the copy cuz all your doing ( Again ), is insulting me ! TeamSeek.... doesn't steal coins but when we contact a paper coin owner and ask them about it and they say they did it cuz their afraid a cacher is gonna steal it, they're talking about me and they're talking about you and they're talking about all of us !! So all this paper coin thing accomplishes is us honest cachers have given in to the few bad apples and taken coing out of circulation really. Isn't that what's happened. Eventually is there gonna be all paper coins and no real ones ?? Are we going to allow this fantastic little part of caching disappear .Are real GeoCoins gonna become like the Dinosaurs ? Extinc ? Get real people ! Don't give in to the crooks. Keep your coins coming. We'll take care of them when we have them and we'll only leave them in "the right kinda caches." Don't give in to the few bad apples and keep your coins away from the rest of us ! We wanna see the real thing ! If we're like kids then so be it,we are. Right now we have the Cachers4Christ GeoCoin in our posession and we're going to keep it another week,14 days,before we let it go.We're going to be sure we put it somewhere safe. Please look at our profile page and you'll see how much we care for coins and what they mean to us. Heck, I posted a picture of this coin on our profile page.It's special.They're all special and all I'm tryin' to say is yeah we get bummed when we're expecting a coin and all we get is a piece of paper with a pic of the coin. C'mon, that's horrible and wrong and so incredibly disappointing especially when you're misled and you have not idea it's gonna be a copy. Stand up to the crooks and let's find another way to solve the disappearing geocoin problem ! Thank you
  6. Huh. Why am I not suprised? Perhaps there is a reason for this.... Yeah there is and I'll tell you what it is:Group Mentality. I started a discussion on something which just happens to be the same topic I'm gonna start in these forums later and I got ganged up on because everyone in that forum knows one another and their the only ones in the forum.The board members are even the same people,gimme a break. I stood alone,there was 20+ of them but they were the ones who acted like a bunch of babies.The topic is a good one and any human being in the world with any sense of anything would agree with me but none of them could because their buddies would've been mad at em'. I can stand alone against anyone but there are people who need groups to accomplish everything.They loose all sense of self and then they start to share a brain.
  7. First, you didn't like it when people called you Grasshopper. My forum name is not Phillies. It's softball29. Pretty easy to see. Second, it didn't take me long. Third, earlier in the thread you said you were reading the responses. These are all in the earlier part of the thread. Some YOU responded to and hammered people -- therefore, you apparently "read" them, or scanned them and didn't see your opinion and went on the same rant. Four, if only one person agrees with your point of view, does that make us all wrong? That's where this all went crazy. You are not happy that others don't agree with you and you're taking it personally. That's how life is. We all don't agree. That's also the beauty of this game. I can see your forum name but you're obviously a Phillies fan right ? I might be new to the forums but I'm not an idiot which you can CLEARLY see from the grammar/spelling etc... in my logs. Can't get your point across if you're a lousy speller who can't put a sentence together right ? No offense meant and I need to prepare my new topic.It's gonna take a few minutes because I now know I have to politically correct and I have to keep my emotions to myself. thanks
  8. I think this is part of the problem - you said you haven't read any of those replies yet and many of them state their opinion on paper coins. Some even agree with you. What we are trying to say is: You are welcome here. You are welcome to post your thoughts here. My post was a way to show how to post a simple question to get simple answers. Your post was laced with emotion and assumptions (of people not trusting, etc.) so it's no surprise that you got some emotional responses. So, welcome to the coin forums. The responses here have been tame, trust me. If you can keep your perspective and read all posts before responding in a knee-jerk way I think you'll end up liking it here and even making some friends. THANK YOU very much ! Yes, I am a VERY PASSIONATE person which I've learned comes through loud and clear in my words. I can't help it,it's who I am. I'm not mean and I'm not hateful but sometimes I feel very misunderstood and people VERY OFTEN take me the wrong way. I mean no harm and as I stated I can voice my opinions and thoughts louder than anyone on the planet and you can come back at me just as loud but at the end of the day when I close down my laptop and lay my head down to sleep you are still going to be a fellow cacher and a friend and that's the honest to God's truth ! thanks
  9. The quote is BEAUTIFUL and I LOVE IT !! Thank you Fairyhoney ! I LOVE your name too
  10. And this is just an FYI: If you offer your opinion and ask for others thoughts, you're going to get people who disagree with you and talk about your opinion. This is a discussion forum. We discuss. Just because it's your opinion doesn't mean people won't disagree. We respect your opinion and your thoughts, but people will not always agree and will say so. This comment does show me something, though. You need to realize that it's not a personal attack because we don't agree. I think you are putting the two together that if we say something different, we are personally attacking you. It's not true. Much of this thread is an attack by you on other posters (as pointed out by two moderators and endless posters). I hope your next topic doesn't reach these levels. It really is kind of nuts. However, I still have no problems with paper coins. thank you !
  11. ALRIGHT ! Now we're getting somewhere ! I have often been told that I come across harsh and "off-putting" as you so eloquently stated. If you knew me you'd love me ! I'm a gentle,loving soul just lookin' to get through it all alive. thanks
  12. Just because I figured I'd make it easier for you, here are responses. I've clipped the full responses to show their OPINIONS which is what you were seeking. To read the whole response, go back in the thread: --- --- --- ---- ---- ----- ---- ----- ----- This is just a clipping. I encourage you to go back and read everything. Seems like the only responses you responded to and liked were those who agreed with you. We were all discussing the topic, just didn't all agree. EDIT: Not sure why the quote function won't work... either way, you get the point... WoW! How long did that research take you ? For your information Phillies, I haven't even read ANY of those yet !! I'm still trying to figure out how to post stuff right ! This forum thing is a little confusing for us "Grasshoppers." I haven't seen but one post that agrees with my point of view and that was way back last night from UncleJimbo. thanks
  13. Man ! I gotta get outta here and just let this go ! PLEASE stop responding because I can't help myself ! I'm compelled to reply to each and every one ! Here's how dumb I am when it comes to the forum thing ...Please tell me what "OP" stands for ?? and are you saying that I have to start my topics in another way other than how I feel. If I feel paper coins insult my honest and integrity why can't I say that's how I feel ? We live in the US of A where everybody's feeling count(maybe that's part of the problem),so why can't I say I feel untrusted by paper coin people? So chalk it up to my naivete as far as forum etiquette. I responded personally to almost everyone.I do the same with emails because there's nothing worse than being ignored.Each person who posted in my topic deserved a response from me because I started the whole thing. I'm not gonna open a heated topic and then walk away while all hell breaks loose. Sorry I did it wrong.Sorry if I offended the guy whom I called a "Tortoise" after he called me a "Grasshopper".I thought he was calling me a green newbie know-nothing. SORRY.SORRY.SORRY.Ok ? Is everyone ok now ? Am I forgiven ? Alright.Now that we got that settled prepare yourselves for my new topic cuz it's a good one tha't sure to stir up the pot. I will be civil and respectful of all I promise but PLEASE don't get on my with my opinions just give your opinion on the topic ok ? Everybody got that ? NO bashing TeamSeek.... next time around.I'll pose the question and you pose your answer. Cool ? Ok. THANK YOU, Kimberly(there,I'm even giving you my name) TSAWSF
  14. Man ! I gotta get outta here and just let this go ! PLEASE stop responding because I can't help myself ! I'm compelled to reply to each and every one ! Here's how dumb I am when it comes to the forum thing ...Please tell me what "OP" stands for ?? and are you saying that I have to start my topics in another way other than how I feel. If I feel paper coins insult my honest and integrity why can't I say that's how I feel ? We live in the US of A where everybody's feeling count(maybe that's part of the problem),so why can't I say I feel untrusted by paper coin people? So chalk it up to my naivete as far as forum etiquette. I responded personally to almost everyone.I do the same with emails because there's nothing worse than being ignored.Each person who posted in my topic deserved a response from me because I started the whole thing. I'm not gonna open a heated topic and then walk away while all hell breaks loose. Sorry I did it wrong.Sorry if I offended the guy whom I called a "Tortoise" after he called me a "Grasshopper".I thought he was calling me a green newbie know-nothing. SORRY.SORRY.SORRY.Ok ? Is everyone ok now ? Am I forgiven ? Alright.Now that we got that settled prepare yourselves for my new topic cuz it's a good one tha't sure to stir up the pot. I will be civil and respectful of all I promise but PLEASE don't get on my with my opinions just give your opinion on the topic ok ? Everybody got that ? NO bashing TeamSeek.... next time around.I'll pose the question and you pose your answer. Cool ? Ok. THANK YOU, Kimberly(there,I'm even giving you my name) TSAWSF
  15. Absolutely. It's been pick-and-choose which to reply to and which to not for sure. And it's all the same. It's unfortunate, too. Because for the most part this has been an on-topic pretty good discussion to read. Here we go.I have not picked and chosen who to respond to.Honestly,this forum thing is still new to me and I'm having a heck of a time keeping everything straight.I didn't even know how to put the responders quote in with my reply ! If someone replies to my topic I feel good about that and I think they deserve a respons from me. Anyway,you're just mad because I brought up the Cubs-Phillies thing. It's time for me to start a new topic on something that REALLY CHAPS MY HIDE !! Are you all ready ? PS: I'm not here to make enemies.As far as I'm concerned you're all my fellow cachers and after these heated discussions are said and done I would still sit down and break bread with each of you and that's the truth. There's no hate or animosity here,only a person who wants to get some things off her chest and thought she would get some grown up,adult opinions from the geocaching world at large. Fine,I'm letting the topic go cuz I'm getting bombarded with replies. Thank you to all of you who replied and my sincerest thanks to UncleJimbo because yes,I'm gonna say it,he's the only one that sees it like I do ! The rest just wanted to rip me a new one ! Thanks all,it's been a slice TeamSeekAndWeShallFind Nano Masters
  16. I'm not attacking anybody. I'm passionate and it comes through in my replies. I reply to everyone because they've taken the time to respond to my topic.What's wrong with that ? If anybody is being attacked it's me but guess what ? I don't give a hoot,are you serious ? If I can't take a little bashing in a public forum then I have no business being here or on the planet. The last time I opened a topic on one of our state sites the EXACT same thing happened.Everyone gave their opinion on my and my opinions but not the subject ! It was unbelievable. If you want to be honest,start reading from the start and take a good look at the escalation and how it's become all about bashing TeamSeek and not about individual opinions. Know what ? I would have rather had folks type one work responses..."Like" or "Hate" so then I could've taken a tally and gone away a happy camper. Instead I'm going away not having any idea on how many folks like paper coins and how many don't. Look at it from that perspective. I got ZERO answers here about paper coins.All I got was ganged up on and tha't a joke. Thank you
  17. Oh my. Did this thread really just turn into a playground challenge? People have been staying on topic the whole time. You're just mad because people aren't agreeing with you. Get over it. Gimme a break Phillies ! Again,talk about your opinion on the topic and NOT ME and my state of mind ok ? Geez,it's not that hard Playground challenge ? How about this for a big boy challenge....Our Cubbies will take on your Phillies any day of the week too ! How bout that ??
  18. Where do I start with this response which is yet another bash session on me and has NOTHING to do with the topic that I opened !! Is this for real ? Honestly,you sound a heck of a lot angrier than I do.Also,I'm not a "Grasshopper." We found 300 as of Sunday and guess what,we find caches in our area that the old timers still haven't found. I'm talking about cachers who've been around from day one and have 3-4-5-7 THOUSAND finds under their belts !! Our very first find was a micro hidden by one of the most hated cache hiders in our area.We didn't even know how to use a gps !! We found it in under 30 minutes.That was last July and the veterans around here are still dnf'ing on it so I am no Grasshopper ! 2 weeks ago we found the 5 star dif nano that's all the talk on our state site !! The only other sigs on the log were from a group that got together after one guy spent 4.5hrs at ground zero with no luck.He went on the state site,asked for a posse AND THEN called the cache owner for clues AND THEN to top it all off, the cache owner went out to GZ with them. Yeah,they found it then and then they ALL logged a FTF ! Gimme a break. We went out,2 of us,a team,that's how we started the game,one gps cuz he left his at home,and we found the thing in 25 minutes flat. Now,I pose this question to you...Who really deserves the FTF? Grasshopper? I don't think so. We'll take you on in a 5 star dif hunt for a nano any day of the week ! Also,if you're so worn out from caching that you don't go to the dollar store anymore to buy a handful of swag then you've lost part of the spirit of the game and maybe it's time for you "Tortoise",to retire your gps ! thanks One last thought here..As far as us not hiding any caches yet or releasing any travelers ? Here is our thinking...No one should hide or release anything until they have a real good feel for the sport and how things are done.Respectfully,we've waited until now,this Summer,before we'll start hiding our own and maybe/maybe not release coins/bugs.Would you like it better if newbies with 10 finds started hiding caches in your area ? Hell,we have cachers around here with hundreds of finds who still don't know how to log travelers in and out of caches ! Are you kidding me ??
  19. Where do I start with this response which is yet another bash session on me and has NOTHING to do with the topic that I opened !! Is this for real ? Honestly,you sound a heck of a lot angrier than I do.Also,I'm not a "Grasshopper." We found 300 as of Sunday and guess what,we find caches in our area that the old timers still haven't found. I'm talking about cachers who've been around from day one and have 3-4-5-7 THOUSAND finds under their belts !! Our very first find was a micro hidden by one of the most hated cache hiders in our area.We didn't even know how to use a gps !! We found it in under 30 minutes.That was last July and the veterans around here are still dnf'ing on it so I am no Grasshopper ! 2 weeks ago we found the 5 star dif nano that's all the talk on our state site !! The only other sigs on the log were from a group that got together after one guy spent 4.5hrs at ground zero with no luck.He went on the state site,asked for a posse AND THEN called the cache owner for clues AND THEN to top it all off, the cache owner went out to GZ with them. Yeah,they found it then and then they ALL logged a FTF ! Gimme a break. We went out,2 of us,a team,that's how we started the game,one gps cuz he left his at home,and we found the thing in 25 minutes flat. Now,I pose this question to you...Who really deserves the FTF? Grasshopper? I don't think so. We'll take you on in a 5 star dif hunt for a nano any day of the week ! Also,if you're so worn out from caching that you don't go to the dollar store anymore to buy a handful of swag then you've lost part of the spirit of the game and maybe it's time for you "Tortoise",to retire your gps ! thanks
  20. Ok.Thanks for your response too and now here's my response to your response.One,who ever said I was loosing sleep over it ? Get real ! Two,I don't have kids,it was the other guy who brought up the kid situation and again,if you read my logs thoroughly I wouldn't have to be defending myself yet again. Again,I didn't ask for your thoughts or opininions on me or my opinion ! I asked for your opinion on paper coins ! That's it.Your opinion on the coin things.All I'm getting is ridiculous comments about me,my state of mind and my opinion on the subject.What is so hard here. I didn't come here for the first time to get bashed.If I wanted to get bashed I'll go back to my state site where the same 25 people rule the roost and get bashed there ! I thought I could come here where the whole world participates and all I'm getting is the same nonsense. Talk about the topic not me and not my opinion and not wether I'm angry or losing sleep ! C'mon people ! thanks
  21. Thank you for the reply,however,I'll say it one more time! We DO NOT go to caches looking for ANYTHING but if a paper coin owner is going to lead me to believe they have an actual coin in one of the caches I'm going for then that's wrong. If we went around only doing caches with GeoCoins in them we wouldn't be out but once in a blue moon doing one cache here and one cache there.Everyone's getting on my case when you should be getting on the case of the person who misleads others on their coin page by showing a photo of the actual coin and NEVER mentioning that it's nothing but a piece of paper ! Also,I'm not angry about anything but I do get peeved when responders don't read my logs in their entirety ! When you have to defend yourself left and right you tend to come across a little harsh. I opened this discussion for a simple reason,to get your opinions on the paper coin. I didn't ask for your opinion on me or my opinion ! I asked FOR YOUR OPINION ON PAPER COINS ! That's it. I get the picture and I'm going to respond to the rest of the folks that replied and then I'm moving on to my next beef which I'm sure you're all gonna love. thank you
  22. Thanks for your response.Now here's our response to your response.You bring up the scenario about the kid right ? Ok.What if you were going to the cache with the supposed coin and it was the first time you and your kid were gonna see/pick up a coin.All the way there your kid is excited about seeing his first geocoin.Then you get to the cache and all your kid gets is a lousy piece of paper with a picture of the coin on it ! Guaranteed your kid is gonna be bummed and totally disappointed and I would love to hear you explain the Proxy nonsense thing to him ! Yeah right,your kid's gonna get it ! So you see,it goes both ways doesn't it. Either way,we have a disappointed kid don't we and wether that kid is 4,14 or 40 it doesn't matter !! Fake coins disappoint period and that's why the folks who put em' out need to be upfront about what they're putting out there. Another thing I guarantee is there are a lot more folks out in the geocaching world that will tell you they think the paper coin is lame than there are people who are gonna say they think it's fine ! thanks One more thing: you say you'd rather find a paper coin than a wine cork ? Not me,you know why ? Cuz at least the guy who left the cork didn't lead me to believe there was gonna be a nice bottle of wine attached to it ! Chew on that one for awhile ! thanks
  23. Thanks for your response.Now here's our response to your response.You bring up the scenario about the kid right ? Ok.What if you were going to the cache with the supposed coin and it was the first time you and your kid were gonna see/pick up a coin.All the way there your kid is excited about seeing his first geocoin.Then you get to the cache and all your kid gets is a lousy piece of paper with a picture of the coin on it ! Guaranteed your kid is gonna be bummed and totally disappointed and I would love to hear you explain the Proxy nonsense thing to him ! Yeah right,your kid's gonna get it ! So you see,it goes both ways doesn't it. Either way,we have a disappointed kid don't we and wether that kid is 4,14 or 40 it doesn't matter !! Fake coins disappoint period and that's why the folks who put em' out need to be upfront about what they're putting out there. Another thing I guarantee is there are a lot more folks out in the geocaching world that will tell you they think the paper coin is lame than there are people who are gonna say they think it's fine ! thanks
  24. You know,it's comments like this that typically keep us away from forums.We opened the topic for discussion.If you don't like our opinion on it you could've kept going from the get go but you didn't.You didn't like what we said or how we said it but you decided to contribut to the discussion only to be a wiseacre. Everybody has something to beef about and this is something we're beefing about.If you don't like that we're beefing about it then move on.If you don't like the show turn the channel,it's that simple. If you go back to the beginning,we stated our views and thoughts and then we said "That's our opinion on paper coins,what's yours?" We didn't ask you what's your opinion on our opinion did we ? No we didn't. We simply wanted others to say what they thought about THE TOPIC,not us ! No kidding everyone doesn't feel the same but you haven't seen us attack anyone because of THEIR OPINION have you ? And again,by making a statement that we "shouldn't go looking for coins in the first place if it's gonna get us all riled up",is ridiculous. Again,go back to my logs and read the whole thing.I said we've found more caches with nothin' in em just like everyone else but when there's a cache on our route that's supposed to have a geocoin then that makes the find sweeter and I expect to find a coin NOT A PIECE OF PAPER ! We'll do a route of 100 caches knowing every container is empty,who cares but if you say you have a coin in one of those 100 caches then that's what I expect to find.If you say you have a fake coin in the cache then say you have a fake coin and I'll be expecting to find a fake coin.Do you get it now ? Someone earlier who disagrees with us said something like 'what if the paper coin belongs to a kid and he has the real coin at home but he just wants to see how far the fake will go." Alright,since we're bringing kids into it. What if you took your kid on the way to a cache and you told him/her they were gonna get to see their first GeoCoin there.Then you get there,you kid is all excited to hold the coin,look at the coin,feel the coin but all he gets is a lousy piece of paper with a picture of the coin. Guess what ? Your kid is gonna be disappointed right ? Well maybe we're like 2 little kids and when we don't get the real coin we're bummed and disappointed. There,how's that ?
  25. I appreciate your response and I'll make my reply to what you've said brief. I couldn't care less what's in a cache either and believe me I've found many with nothin' more than a dirty golf ball so that's not the point.When I'm preparing my route and there is a cache on my route that supposedly has a GeoCoin in it,that makes the find all that much sweeter don't you think ? Then I'm expecting to find a coin and all I get is a lousy piece of paper ? We've gone out all day and found 10-15-20 & most recently 27 in one day and sometimes don't even find one piece of decent swag,that's not the point.When you tell me you have a coin out there I expect to find just that,a coin. If you put a piece of paper out there then that's what you need to tell folks.Maybe that's the part that chaps my hide more than the actual paper coin itself,the not telling people and maybe they don't tell people on the coin's page because they actually know their paper coin is lame and if they say it up front nobody's gonna wanna look for it and then it's chance of getting moved really slims down.Bottom line is we're not ever gonna move anybody's lame paper GeoCoin and the people who put em' out there can come out and move it themselves.Like I said earlier,we won't even log that we've seen one of those because to us,they're non-existent. thanks
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