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Happy Bubbles

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  1. Can you contact the scouts? Most of the Eagle scout-built bridges I've seen are marked with a troop number or something. You could use that to look up their contact info and ask about what they want done with the container.
  2. If moving the cache would make hunting for the cache in the new location a significantly different experience from hunting from the cache in the old location, I would archive and post a new listing. New experience = new listing, new smiley. But if people who already found it would feel like they`re finding the same cache all over again, I would just let them keep their current smiley on the map and just change the coordinates of the current listing.
  3. Yes, he posted on Twitter that he's fine.
  4. I'm fine. I am indeed 400 miles away. I couldn't even feel the earthquake, and my bit of the coast of the Sea of Japan wasn't affected by the tsunami at all. Other than the constant stream of horrors on the news, life is pretty normal in my neck of the woods. I'm mostly just worried sick over the things happening in the northeast. I visit Sendai a lot, and while everyone I know there personally is OK it's still awful to hear about all the people who aren't.
  5. I am very suspicious of this person's logs. http://www.geocaching.com/profile/?guid=c46257ca-be01-4e25-83c9-92ad4b816780 He found a ton of caches, all over Miyagi prefecture, in one day. That's a lot of driving! Yet he somehow didn't get around to logging them (all with TFTC) until a month later. He even found one cache weeks before it was published. http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details.aspx?guid=488a470a-ac6a-4175-9be7-683cc28fcfb5 I had a lot of the Sendai caches on my watchlist for months, and those logs just appeared in the last few days. Normally I would ignore it and assume the CO would take care of it, but obviously this is not a normal time in that area. What kind of weirdo writes fake logs for caches in a disaster zone?
  6. I almost always cache alone. Doesn't bother me at all.
  7. It's nice to see the kind words from all over the world. I DNF'd that cache last month. It's so horrible to see the pictures and see that the entire neighborhood is just gone.
  8. No, we won't. Fukushima Daiichi is located at N 37 25.378 E 141 01.975. The nearest cache is an earthcache 20 miles away, which is outside the current evacuation zone. It's extremelyunlikely that there will be any lasting radioactive contamination in an area wide enough to include any caches.
  9. I think LingHoney's actions have been 100% right. She shouldn't have to back down to spare the feelings of a name-caller. If he wants the smiley so badly, he can go out to the cache and sign the log.
  10. I'd probably send them something like this:
  11. I never used any of my PM benefits. Back when I lived in the states I would occasionally find PMO caches, but there aren't any of those around where I live now. So, I let my membership lapse a couple years ago, and haven't missed it.
  12. I don't have this problem with my Sony Ericsson xperia.
  13. As a resident of a non-English-speaking country, I strongly prefer that cachers write logs in their native language. Google translate does a terrible job converting between Japanese and English - the results are often incomprehensible. If I have the cachers` orginal text, I can translate it myself and gain a better understanding of what they meant. Also, it is very common for Japanese cachers to write one line in English (Thanks for the cache) and then several lines in Japanese. If I were to require finders to write in their non-native language, they might limit themselves to just the TFTC part and I would miss the richer detail provided in their native language. For example, here is one log on a cache I found recently: "DNF. Give up!" is not very informative. The Japanese text provides greater detail about their cache search - they were looking along the pedestrian walkway in the center of the street(which is the correct area), but because of the snow chose not to kneel and look under the benches (which is actually necessary for finding the cache.) "DNF. Give up!" might suggest to an owner that the cache might be missing, but the information in the Japanese text shows the searcher just wasn't looking in the right way. If I had been the owner and had demanded English-only, the cacher would probably have left it at "DNF. Give up!" and I would have missed out on the details. I hid a new cache several months ago, among some ruins on a mountain that is currently covered in snow. Yesterday, someone finally logged it, and all they wrote is "I found it in the snow." I`m guessing it`s a Japanese person without much confidence in their English abilities. I wish they had gone ahead and written some Japanese, even if I would have to translate it myself. I would love to know how the heck they came to be finding my cache at this time of year.
  14. "Collectible" means someone can take it home with them and make it part of their personal collection and keep it forever and ever. It sounds like you would want to select "This is not collectible."
  15. Email the reviewer who disabled the cache, and say "Hey, what's up with that cache? I want to place a new one in the same area." Odds are good that they'll either tell you they're in negotiations with the cache owner, or that your message will bring the cache to their attention again and they'll archive it.
  16. The final, physical cache must be farther than .1 mile. The non-physical stages can be closer.
  17. I regularly wear two pieces of jewelry I got from caches - one is a little beaded bracelet, and another is a pair of earrings made out of circuit boards.
  18. What's the big deal? They're just firecrackers. They're not going to leap out and bite anyone.
  19. Go to the cache page you created - it should start with http://www.geocaching.com/seek/cache_details. . . On the upper right side of the page, select "Log your visit." On the "Type of Log" option, select "Write note." Write about the items and the TB you`re leaving, then at the bottom of the page where it says "Dropped off any trackables?" select the TB`s name and hit the "Submit log entry" button. The TB will now be listed in the cache`s inventory. If you want to leave the log there you can, or if you want a clean cache page you can delete the log and TB will still stay in the inventory.
  20. I think you`re making too broad of a generalization about how dangerous Mexico is. Parts of it are very dangerous, yes, but parts of it are as safe as anywhere in the US. The economy of the whole country is going to be in serious trouble if people stop going to the nice, safe beach resorts because of scary things happening elsewhere in the country. A better explanation for the relatively low number of caches in Mexico is the language barrier and economic differences. Gc.com is in English while most of the locals speak Spanish, and a smaller percentage of the Mexican population has enough spare cash to by a fancy GPS unit. Meanwhile, there are more caches in Afghanistan because of the military presence there. Military men and women have the best GPS technology readily available to them. Wherever there are lots of soldiers/marines/sailors/ airpeople , there are bound to be tons of caches nearby.
  21. If it can`t be listed as one multi-cache because of the distance between waypoints, it could be listed as five "?" caches, with a separate page for each leg explaining that to find it you need information from the previous cache in the series.
  22. In other words, make a sock puppet account. That`s a banning offense here in the forums. Does that rule also apply to creating a sock puppet account for writing cache logs?
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