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  1. quote:Originally posted by mogolloyd: Just so he doesn't upset people so much to where they start calling other cachers loosers and insulting the entire country of France like a baby not getting it's way. Haven't the French suffered enough?
  2. quote:Originally posted by Mark 42:It's sad to see how many people here are too farging pathetic to stand up for what's right. Thanks for nothing. I agree people shouldn't ridicule folks, but let's be real. Yes, it's frustrating to have somebody doing this. Yes, it's also easy to snitch them off the their ISP to see if we can get them yanked offline. Yes, they'll show up again somewhere else. Yes, people will always vandalize or plunder caches, no matter how hard you work to stop them. Ignoring them probably won't make them all go away, someone else will appear to fill in the void. It's human nature. It's a nuisance, not a crime. I'd rather know that the police are working on actual crimes, not trying to hunt down the guy who took my Tupperware with the crappy broken toys in it.
  3. quote:Originally posted by Shoebox:I have to laugh at your shoestring problems; I wish that was my only problem. Try a medium sized dog with long hair romping through the bushes in the woods! We spend a lot of time working on the dog after geocaching and before we let her into the car. She's a burr magnet. We used to have a Springer Spaniel who was indeed a burr magnet. Unfortunately she got foxtails in her ear once, which cost a bit to get them removed. Poor dumb dog.
  4. quote:Originally posted by Vacman:Well, as of this morning his site is...well.... "GAME OVER". Hehehe.. I saw that. Poor guy, somebody p*ssed in his Cheerios by taking him down.
  5. The site delivers as advertised. I've only seen the forums slow once, and that was during yesterday's flurry of locked threads. Regardless of whose playground people think it is, the site owner sets the rules. You're always going to see topics breed threads inside of them, even off-topic stuff. It just happens, you can't stop it without looking like a Nazi. Complaining about it is just as silly and useless as the responses such a post is going to receive. Just like Mom and Dad always told you "It's not hurting you, so stop reacting." Personal attacks are something different entirely. That falls into the "p*ss off and get a life" category. If you don't like someone, don't bother responding to their posts with an attack. You're only coming across as a jerk. People doing this deserve to get their butts banned. The forums are what people make of them. Even if the forums became one of the "member perks," people will bring their baggage. It's just what people do. If you find something you object to, the scroll bar located on the right side of your screen will whisk you away from the offending issue.
  6. quote:Originally posted by BrianSnat: quote: Or maybe that's your interpretation of "Particle Man"? What exactly was Triangle Man's beef with Particle Man? I know there was some animosity there, but what caused it? _"Give a man a fish, he'll eat for a day. Teach a man to fish, he'll sit in a boat and drink beer all day" - Dave Barry_ I'd heard the tune was about Eclidian math. I couldn't follow the concept, as I have a deep hatred for math. Something about the advancement of concepts of math.....
  7. quote:Originally posted by Wanderingson and Compass Rose:"Did I mention--Sam wore shorts" http://img.Groundspeak.com/cache/log/display/1269330_200.JPG Can he apply for a geocaching purple heart? ooooooooooooooooo!
  8. quote:Originally posted by Breaktrack:Sorry, pants, always. Preference: Three color desert camo BDU pants with a light colored t-shirt, hiking boots, high socks, and my walking stick (hopefully to be replaced with one of Diablos walking sticks). BDU's are the most comfy pants ever. Unfortunately the black and navy ones can be hard to find, and the ones that don't pill up in the laundry shrink too much to get a year's use out of them.
  9. quote:Originally posted by SamLowrey:Also, _firearms_ don't increase your chances very much. According to the 14 year study, 44 people _carrying firearms were fatally wounded_. 56 individuals carrying nothing were also fatally wounded. _Just because you have pepper spray or a gun doesn't mean you'll live._ [sigh]Why would you compare the effectiveness of a spray (using it) with the mere presence of a firearm (using it and not using it) OTHER than to skew the results? Why not compare bear attacks thwarted by pepper spray with those thwarted by guns? (because the "fix" is in to disuade firearm ownership and use by any means necessary, I suspect). Funny how the article points out the loud noise of the pepper spray as being an effective means of scaring the bear (and the added confidence of the person standing their ground). I guess guns don't do that even better? Note they admit firearms can help, just not "very much." Remember, if you're pushing agendas (this works for both sides), downplay ANY improvement the offending item/concept truly offers, then stand on any infintesimal improvements your agenda provides like they were the freakin' Rock of Gibralter! I'll happily take the improved chances of surviving, even if it isn't "very much."
  10. Abandon all that fleece garbage you bought from Columbia Sportswear, Old Navy, etc. It only does 2 things well: Looks cozy and attracts burrs/foxtails/cheatgrass/etc. I haven't had many problems with picking the stuff out of denim. Excellent idea about taping up boot laces, though, as that's my main chore involving the stuff. Wearing a high-rise boot protects the socks pretty well, as any sock above the boot will be covered by Levi's. I suspect those "convertible pants" would shed those suckers pretty good.
  11. What if my legs are super-ugly? I suppose Liederhosen would be an option, or even English riding pants and a Pith helmet.
  12. quote:Originally posted by hydee:What pisses you off? That was your question, if you want to know what pisses users off go the 22 page complaint department thread and read. No need to start a new thread. hydee _I work for the frog_ The old thread didn't have a poll. Polls rock!
  13. Don't shorts, wool socks and hiking boots look kind of silly together? Great, now I'm going to have to buy new shoes and socks.
  14. Which do you prefer while geocaching? I don't want to get my legs scratched, but at the same time I don't want to get too warm. What am I to do?
  15. quote:Originally posted by Team Shibby:Snacks are important. Bring along Trail Mix or Power Bars or Granola Bars.... I originally read this as "Snakes are important." I wondered how a snake could afford a bag of Trail Mix... ...or even carry it.
  16. I ran across somebody who said a flare gun was a nice thing to have in more remote areas. Sounds extreme, but I suppose f you're getting there by boat you may already have one with you.
  17. quote:Originally posted by Snoogans: That was not a complaint. Please complain about something or this thread will get locked. I would like to formally complain about people who don't complain on this thread.
  18. quote:Originally posted by Criminal:Sometimes at night when I can't sleep, it's because I've got Trouble in my crotch. Just don't let us find you in deep Trouble....
  19. quote:Originally posted by Jomarac5:....then why are so many people recently complaining about the way this game is headed and refusing to renew or purchase new subscriptions to this site? ***** Most of the posts I've seen "threatening" to not renew have had to do with people complaining about their caches not being approved, or the perceived emphasis on virts. I really doubt people posting off-topic messages will be the downfall of geocaching as we know it...... Then again, I don't read every single post in every topic in every forum, so I'm able to admit that this is all my opinion.
  20. quote:Originally posted by Team GPSaxophone:...but think of the cache maintenance that would entail...going out there every night and having to log dozens of times... Just locking the door at night and unlocking it in the morning would be enough to drive me nuts.
  21. quote:Originally posted by Jomarac5:My complaint is about site owners who don't know how to moderate their own forums. Like http://ubbx.Groundspeak.com/6/ubb.x?a=tpc&s=5726007311&f=4016058331&m=62760387 that was not only allowed to, but encouraged to be reduced to a pathetic juvenile level. For future reference, I suggest the site owner spend some time at these forum management sites as it would be beneficial to all: http://www.naima.com/community/index.html http://www.rheingold.com/texts/artonlinehost.html http://www.basex.com/press.nsf/0/A973B9DB33002DA785256BDC004819EB?OpenDocument ***** You're my Troll Hero!
  22. Maybe we put little doors in trees and list the coordinates instead of using ammo cans? There's precedence.....
  23. quote:Originally posted by sept1c_tank:Personally, I believe any topic should be allowed in this forum...it says at the top of the general forum..."If you have a topic that doesn't quite fit anywhere else, post it here." What he said.
  24. quote:Originally posted by Criminal: quote:I agree that I feel safer "out there," however I've run across the_ "criminal element" _out there more than once, especially when camping (for whatever reason). No, I don't remember running into you. But that sounds like a good name for a new cache.... You're Criminal Prime, not merely Criminal Element. Maybe the cache could be placed in a bad part of town, in one of those big cloth bags with the "$$" sign imprinted on the side?
  25. Speaking of coyotes along the trails in NE NJ, what about Lassie? Anybody a fan? Lassie has single-handedly done more for the popularity of the Collie breed than any other single dog. We have him to thank for putting the breed at the top of the popularity charts for many years. He has done a tremendous amount of public relations work by showing Collies to be courageous, loyal, intelligent, protective and great with kids! How many of us grew up watching Lassie on television or in the movies, fully convinced that we had to someday own a Collie? What kid doesn't come up to your dogs and say "There's Lassie". Thanks to Lassie the Collie breed is universally known and loved! "Lassie Come-Home" written by Eric Knight, was first printed as a short story in 1938. Two years later the book was published in an expanded version of the story. The book which became a popular best seller, paved the way for an overnight sensation! Several perfectly timed events completed the scenario. In 1941 MGM, one of Hollywood's major studios, decided to make a movie out of the popular story. They purchased the movie rights for $10,000--a move considered risky at best, since dog movies weren't necessarily big moneymaker. At about the same time, an errant Collie named "Pal" was giving his owner fits! He couldn't be cured of chasing motorcycles as well as several other bad habits. Mix in a respected Hollywood dog trainer by the name of Rudd Weatherwax, who acquired Pal when his previous owners gave up and a legend was born! The movie titled Lassie Come Home premiered in 1943, starring the infamous "Pal". It was beautifully photographed, in gorgeous Technicolor, and was the story of a loyal Collie who crossed hundreds of miles of rough terrain to return home to the boy she loved. The critics and public loved it! It made the "Ten Best Movie" list at the end of the year. The movie featured two youthful stars, Roddy McDowell and Elizabeth Taylor. It was a huge box office success and the public demanded more. MGM turned this enormous success into a series of movies whose appeal has spanned five decades.
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