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Mermaid.Man

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  1. I guess that what you're asking is whether it's OK to claim a find on a cache that you've never visited, on the basis that some people that are your friends found it? 

    Of course it isn't. You know that I'm sure. 

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  2. 3 hours ago, Lynx Humble said:

    So why they give you +1 then?

     

    Also why you can get souvenirs with ALs then?

    Well yes I agree, that's the important question. Why do you get a +5 or a +10?

     

    HQ have made it clear in their postings that they consider the two games to be separate and so I guess that they do this to raise awareness and enthusiasm amongst geocachers to play this new game? I expect that there would be less interest in adventure labs if this wasn't the case. 

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  3. In our local FB group players with unpublished virtual caches are reporting that they are receiving multiple messages from people around the world asking to adopt them. 

    How would somebody know who has an unpublished virtual? Would a reviewer have access to this information for instance? 

  4. 12 minutes ago, niraD said:

    So?

     

    There is no requirement for a minimum distance between stages of a multi-cache. I've found multi-caches where I could touch the first stage with one hand while touching the final with the other. And I've found plenty where the final was within 100ft/30m of the first stage. Even with the final and the other stage(s) being "a very short distance" apart, there are still multiple waypoints/stages.

    So?

     

    You must have missed my earlier point.  I was only saying that I felt that a field puzzle trad would be an acceptable option in these very specific circumstances.

     

    I'm sure that we've all found multis such as you describe.  I have one myself.

  5. 4 hours ago, funkymunkyzone said:

     

    I own a multi that has the final located at the published coordinates, along with visible coordinates for all the other stages that finders have to visit in order to gather the info required in order to unlock the multi.  I'm satisfied that's a multi, and so is my reviewer.

    Well yes FMZ I'd certainly call yours a multi, the waypoints are spread out over a 20km area and it would be ridiculous to call it a trad.

    With the OP's cache as originally proposed, the waypoints are all a very short distance from the final and are all in the same small park. 

    Yours looks great though and funnily enough I lived pretty close to waypoint 10 for a number of years. 

  6. Since the cache is at the posted coordinates I would argue that it's a traditional cache with a field puzzle attribute. The information to unlock the cache is all in the immediate vicinity by the sound of it. An unusual traditional cache to be sure, but that's a good thing in my book. 

    I'm sure I've never seen a multi with the cache at the posted coordinates, but of course that's just my experience and it might be commonplace elsewhere. 

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  7. 54 minutes ago, thebruce0 said:

    As mentioned, you can hide your AL finds. They're not permanently deleted, but are hidden from your profile and not counted in stats. You can 'undelete' them if you want. No need to create a sockpuppet.

     

    Well I'm afraid I can't see the advantages of your method. It's much quicker and easier to let my puppet do the Adventures, rather than having to manipulate my finds for every adventure that I do. Setting up the puppet took 2 minutes and now he's all set for a long career of adventuring. 

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  8. On 8/27/2020 at 9:24 AM, Mermaid.Man said:

    It's nice to see this being discussed. It bothers me that a multitudes of 'finds' are awarded for completing an adventure when really no geocaches have been found at all. I'm not into stats, but I do like the fact that my 'found' total accurately reflects the number of geocaches that I have found. 

    And yes, I do choose to ignore them for this reason. The downside to this though is that adventures often have a 'bonus cache' associated with them which is not findable without completing the adventure. 

    I did my first Adventure today and thoroughly enjoyed it.  The app was a much slicker interface than the app that I have previously used for Wherigo caches.

     

    I created a sockpuppet account to do the Adventure with (which seems a good way to avoid the unwanted smileys), and then found the bonus cache with my regular geocaching account.  Works for me.

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  9. 2 hours ago, JL_HSTRE said:

     

    Please explain then how you consider an Adventure Lab "not finding a cache" but a Virtual is finding a cache.

    Quite simply because they are two completely different games.  An Adventure is an Adventure and a geocache is a geocache.

     

    They are two different games from the same company.  They also have a third game, Waymarking.

     

    You don't see Adventures listed on the geocaching website, just as you won't see geocaches listed on the Adventure Lab app.

     

    There's nothing wrong with this of course.  I'm just clarifying my opinion about why I'm uncomfortable about trying an Adventure when it will falsely inflate my geocache finds (and by such a large amount too).

     

    From what I read here though it would seem that we are able to delete our Adventure finds which is something I didn't realise.  This is good news.

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  10. It's nice to see this being discussed. It bothers me that a multitudes of 'finds' are awarded for completing an adventure when really no geocaches have been found at all. I'm not into stats, but I do like the fact that my 'found' total accurately reflects the number of geocaches that I have found. 

    And yes, I do choose to ignore them for this reason. The downside to this though is that adventures often have a 'bonus cache' associated with them which is not findable without completing the adventure. 

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  11. 2 hours ago, G.O. Cash said:

    That doesn‘t make sense at all... why does traveling in your vehicle pose an infection risk, unless you travel somewhere to meet up with other people? Burdening the emergency services by... hiking?

     

    Yes it certainly came as a blow when it was announced yesterday but actually these measures do seem sensible.  The logic is summed up quite well in an article

    here.

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