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  1. Is there a way to upload the found caches from my Garmin eTrex VistaCx to the Geocaching.com web site? Without starting over, searching for the item, checking the date and then logging the visit?




    No. the VistaCx does not have any option to upload caching results, you will need a Colorado, Oregon, a GPS that can handle Trimble's Geocache Navigator or a PDA based GPS for that.

  2. For starters, any p[icture you upload to a cachle log will go in your gallery. There is no easy way to upload a picture to your gallery only, without poting it to a log.

  3. Well this one was pretty bad






    No it's not spiders, rather some type of crickets. BIG crickets. And like 4000 of them all at one place (final stage).


    Here's a tip: if you poke one of them in the direction of a nice cluster of them intresting things happen....


    BTW, Does anyone know what kind of crickets these are?

  4. red' date='Jul 28 2008, 02:23 PM' post='3577066']

    I built this geo cache last week and I want to know if you guys think its cool?


    I'd love some feedback.






    OK, I had a really funny comment too, then I caved in and looked the user profile up...


    Not sure which of the caches you are talking about, both look pretty ok and straight forward to me.



    Nope, the cache is not behind the Avatar either... (Sorry, couldn't resist...)

  5. It 'sleeps in a hole'. Sleeps as in rest, and hole as in crevice. I would guess a hole either in the ground or in a tree.


    But who knows, it could be trickier than that.

  6. When a cacher stumbles on a cache that requires one to have special equipment such as climbing gear is it fair to say that that type of cache is out of reach for the everyday cacher and should those types of caches be allowed in the general caching community?


    What if someone were to attempt the cache and succeeded in solving all the puzzles etc, and found the container but couldn't reach it due to the fact that that person isn't a rock climber or an arborist, would that still qualify as a smiley even though the log book wasn't signed?


    What is the communties take on this matter?


    You have to sign the cache log or it's no find. Logging on gc.com is just gravy.


    A friend of mine have a cache that you have to be 8 feet tall to reach, someone posted a Found IT but also said that they could not sign the log because they were not tall enough. My friend replied nicely that signing the log is required and deleted the log. I too have a cache that may be hard to actually get to, depending on how agile you are. If I were to find that someone signed online but not in the cache log the online log would be deleted.


    It's really a nobrainer.

  7. This was an extremely creative cache. Hidden in plain sight in downtown Seattle, it was a prime example of what a little thought and creativity can accomplish.

    The container:


    Hiding a micro only means you didn't try very hard to create something memorable.


    Yay me, I figuerd out the combination! :) It's _ _ _ ... :laughing:

  8. I placed my first cache and put it in for review on 7/17 and still have had no response. What do I do?


    Check to see that the listing is set to Active.

    Check for any note from your reviewer.

  9. Even with permission, there can be problems with defacement. The average cacher who comes along may not realize there is permission, and think it's a really cool hide and goes out and duplicates it. The best thing to do in that situation is to state on the cache page that you have permission for that sort of hide. But of course, not everyone reads the cache page carefully or pays attention. :unsure:


    Good point, but there is also the opposite situation. I went for one cache that seemed like an easy find. Looked EVERYWHERE except in the spot where the GPS led me; a flat rock level with the ground.


    Finally I turned the darn rock over and below it was a nice wood lined box holding a good olde pretzel jar. The CO had dug a hole and lined it very nicely to hold the cache. I simply never looked there because it was such a (to me) obvious no-no location.

  10. If I know I'm going to be returning to the cache site in the next couple of days, I won't log the DNF. It seems silly to log a DNF and then the next day come back and say I found it. I'm not sure if it's even an option to log twice on the same cache.


    I tend to view a DNF as my final pronouncement on a cache. I guess that's not how ya'll see it? For example, we got seriously stumped on a cache in St. Louis (it was an awesome hide). Went once, didn't find it. Came back the next morning, the area was rife with muggles, turned around and left. Went back that afternoon and found the cache. Should I have logged 2 DNFs and then 1 find? How do you all do this?


    To me it's really easy; if I start looking for a cache, i.e., pushes 'goto' or similar on my GPS, I go look for it and do not find it, it's a DNF. If I go back and look for it again I guess I could circumvent my own rule by not pushing 'goto'... No, just kidding.


    We currently have 2 caches with 'active DNS's' on, caches that we did not find but others did. When we go back to look for them, and we will, and if we don't find them, that will be another two DNF's and we'll keep doing that until we either find the cache, learn that it's gone or give up. We never did give up on any caches yet but there's a first for everything.

  11. Is there some way to put a user in your ignore list? All I can find is how to put a cache in the list.





    Ignore a user how? Like ignore a specific users caches?


    No good way to do that, that I know of.

  12. Actually, pathtags are not "trackables". You "log" them at pathtags.com, but they do not track like travel bugs or geocoins.


    They're really just "sig items" for the finders to collect.


    I love mine!



    You could of course attach the pathtag to a TB badge and send it out. But you would really be tracking the badge and not the pathtag in that case.


    I have seen a pathtag travel bug that had 10 or 15 pathtags on it with the note 'Take one and pass the bug along'. Sort of an intresting idea.

  13. The OP has "voted". He/She has put out 5 caches, at no cost to Groundspeak. And Groundspeak has chosen to make the site available to free members. Nothing stopping them from making it a pay only site.....except common sense.


    I don't think it is an unreasonable request.


    Oh. OK! :unsure:


    You don't seriously think that Ads pay all the bills for running GC.COM, do you...?


    Well, that is the concept...and reason for advertisements on websites; they pay for the website. If they don't pay the bills, why have them; out of the goodness of Groundpseak's heart? I hardly think so.


    Back on topic: In addition, if the OP wants to view the status of their trackable that's in a MO cache, how about...this is a radical idea, I know...they view that status on the trackable's own page? Isn't that what it's for?


    Oh no, you're not getting of that easy. :unsure:


    I said ALL of the cost. Naturally ads do pay for part of the cost but paying members is vital for the existence of this site. It’s beyond me how people can demand more gravy on the free lunch they are already receiving.


    Like it was said previously: unless you register to vote and vote, you have no right to complain about the state of the union.


    Hmmmm, a couple points here. The cost for the free website? Like any free website, it's paid for by advertisers, not taxpayers or members only. Simple concept, and it's been keeping free websites free for several years now.


    Aside from those feeble arguments, I agree that member benefits should remain in the hands of members. If people don't like it...they can move on. Capitalism is great like that.


    You don't seriously think that Ads pay all the bills for running GC.COM, do you...?


    ... everyone DOES get to play when going in that direction. As far as non-GS members, shall we reduce this to the absurd?



    Everyone DOES get to play. Premium members just get to play a little more. You should try it!!! :sad:




    Anyone else think this would be nice?




    No not really. In my opinion all caches should be 'Premium'. The cost for maintaining this 'free' website is far from 'free' and someone have to cough up the dough to pay for it.


    I see the 'problem' you describe more to be an oppertunity to become a Premium Member.


    Using that theory, then perhaps Groundspeak should pay us to place caches (Product) for them. :rolleyes:


    My my, did you miss the point...


    A question: if people using GC.COM do not pay for this service, who should? Taxpayers? Just curious...

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