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  1. I submitted a cache last thursday and still waiting for publication, five days a bit excessive I think.


    Is there a problem somewhere?


    Have patience my friend. This happens from time to time. I certainly felt spoilt when I went through a period of getting caches published the very same evening, sometimes within a few hours, it kinda felt odd the first time I had to wait a whole 36 hours! :)


    Without any inside knowledge, they are volunteer reviewers who I guess sometimes have real life to deal with, or take a few days off.


    Normal service will be resumed at some point.

  2. I have started putting 1d and h'peny coins in decent caches not necessarily as trades, these are cheap to get hold of and many people will not have seen them before.


    Oh the irony. I've bought bagfulls of pre-decimal coins off fleabay and I put a small selection into money bags and use this as a swap item. Y'know a couple of pennies h'pennies, thruppny bits, shillings, etc.


    Last log I got was "x took bag of old coins, left TB" B):D

  3. Good Luck for I think you shall need it. People don't care what they leave behind in place of the good contents they take. I am long past digging into my pocket to refill my caches, just for people to deplete them within weeks and sometimes days of restocking them. :ph34r:


    I'm not quite at that stage yet, but I feel your pain. I purposely include this banner on most of my caches..




    And I still get people actually admiting to "took garmin cable, left old eraser" type logs. :rolleyes:

  4. I can appreciate your frustration, but you can still waymark your way through the places you want people to see.


    I know it means a multi or a puzzle or such like, which might diminish interest a tad (might depend on the length of the walk and complexity of the waypoints), but I suspect I'm not telling you something you don't already know.


    It's something I've done in the past as I couldn't be bothered with the effort of seeking the relevant permissions for the sake of a trad at the site.



    Ask yourself, "Why am I bringing people to this spot?"


    Container Selection

    The purpose of a cache container is to protect its contents.


    Hide Style

    If a hide style gets copied too often, it automatically becomes lame.


    Write Up

    Your cache page write up is the medium used to present your cache to the community.



    A sure fire way to create angst amongst your fellow cachers is to get them to struggle through 10 minutes of ROT-13, just to discern a hint like, "This one is too easy for a hint".



    If you see a high percentage of single sentence find logs on your cache page, that is a fairly reasonable indicator that your cache may be suffering from a lack of ingenuity.


    ^^^^^^^^What he said.

  6. Am I correct in saying all these trashed/removed caches are Trads? Take 'Gecaching.com Google Map' links, clear clues and one or more green (in more than the environmental sense) vigilantes and you've a recipe for easy muggling, sans expensive GPS. Hide more simple Off-set Multis!


    The one I quoted was a premium cache....which is a bit odd?? and raises many questions.

  7. No, just someone that MrsB talks to regularly and has even cached with.


    No socks would go near Munkehs feet :)

    Thanks for making that clear mongers. I wasn't being too serious, but it's worth knowing the details. And while I'm here, I'll tut at uk89camaro: <tut>


    This brings a recent event to mind...


    I have a major retail account that I deal with, worth many English Pounds to my business. That's not a brag, it's a fact that is useful in making this analogy.


    I went into the local co-op today and the cashier was having a dickey fit over the fact that the Lottery machine was playing up..."too much stress".


    SP, if you wish to state some facts, then please do. But to only give me stress over a <tut>, or even a double <tut><tut>, is reprehensible in it's failure to provoke a response of even the mildest of "Chubby Brown" repsonses.


    So, let's not get stressed over something that does not significantly affect our lives.


    You really must try harder.


    It doesn't need a genius to work out what happened there.


    Well consider me for the moment, to not be a genius, as it appears you are proporting yourself to be. Please say what you think rather than attempting to elucidate your thoughts. Make's it a bit simpler that way.


    Small minded people like you who clearly have had some extremely minor issues with reviewers, not moderaters per se, want to create a huge mountain out of a molehill in order to fill a hole in your life, that you appear not to be able to fill with something a bit more useful.


    Like family, like charity work, or even a CITO event.


    I was going to say it's "just plastic boxes in the woods", but clearly you have a disproportionate life/hobby balance, and you should take advice from a professional.


    You, and your crew have sucessfully managed to drive out two moderators. Well done mate, I mean you must feel so proud, and this is what you will teach your children?


    Now I'm off to fix up some shelves for a charity in the morning, at the expense of a FTF..It's a hobby FFS :D


    Happy to help.

  9. reviewers shouldn't have to put up wuith the abuse they have been subjected to in recent months.



    Deci, many thanks for all your hard work in these forums. I'm sure life as a volunteer reviewer (minus the forum role) will be considerably less stressful if not more rewarding.


    Don't let the bar stewards get you down :D


    Thirded. Hope nobody "gobby" turns up on this thread.


    I'm sorry that you've had to make this decision.


    Doesn't sound like that to me mate. If you have a specific problem with a reviewer/cache, then post it. Otherwise <remark deleted>.


    Happy to help.




    I think if you read the post once again, maybe a little slower this time, you'll realise my comment was about the use of the 'I do it for free' phrase.


    As the reviewer in question has never dealt with any of my caches I have no opinion on the quality of his work.


    Gosh, I'm sorry, I've just re-read your post, really slowly, 'cos ah is slow innit.

    I apologise for my "<remark deleted>" comment, as it was clearly not up to your normal standard of rhetoric in every day life, you must receive worse from your workmates on a daily basis. I hope.


    What is your problem with "I do it for free"....


    The reviewers do it for free, on top of a full time job...go hide in a hole mate, before I get banned.


    I am a volunteer, I do this in my spare time and do not get paid. I have a real job full time job and after work I spend an hour or two each evening (and weekends) reviewing caches. After recent posts in these forums I am now seriously wondering why I bother to continue... please note, no smileys.



    Why on earth does this phrase get trotted out so often by reviewers, both in the distant past and now? What on earth does the payment status have to do with whether a job is considered to be done well or not?


    If reviewers find that they are not being appriciated when working for free, don't do the job. Please don't ask everyone to applaud your role and decisions just because you do it for free. Doing something for free is no excuse for doing a poor job. I'm not for one minute suggesting you are doing a poor job, I have no opinion on that.



    "I'm not for one minute suggesting you are doing a poor job, I have no opinion on that."


    Doesn't sound like that to me mate. If you have a specific problem with a reviewer/cache, then post it. Otherwise <remark deleted>.


    Happy to help.

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