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  1. 30 minutes ago, Team Microdot said:

    Having done that I received an email from Grounspeak explaining that doing so could lead to my suspension.

    This underlies my decision to cease any and all attempts at positive stewardship of the game.


    I let my PM expire and will not renew it and archived my listings. Now I'm selling off my geocoin collection. :)

  2. 53 minutes ago, edexter said:

    Many caches outlive their CO's interest in the game and will deteriorate overtime unless someone else maintains them.  It's not that hard to determine which caches have inactive COs.  I would say that abandoned caches are a large percentage of those in disrepair.


    I'm seeing too many neglected caches where the owner is still active finding caches, but not placing new ones. I'm speaking about cachers that own 300-500 and more listings.

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  3. 52 minutes ago, vulture1957 said:

    are wildcards the answer to visiting the ISS waymark? Instead of the ISS, I could select a wildcard in it's place?


    Sounds like a really cheap way to cheat to fill a grid to me if I'm understanding this correctly. That ISS WM is difficult to obtain and took me three years of trying.

  4. 27 minutes ago, barefootjeff said:

    For now, the reviewers here don't seem to be taking action until someone logs an NA, and they'll only entertain an NA if there's already been an NM outstanding for at least a month with no CO response. That system seems to work pretty well around here and I hope it stays that way.


    I believe that to be normal protocol for my area as well. I've just got tired of seeing the stacks of DNF's and red wrenches that tell the quality of the local geocaches. :(

    I wish cache owners would be more responsible, it keeps the game enjoyable. :)

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  5. 52 minutes ago, CAVinoGal said:

    We recently (yesterday) logged a DNF on a cache that had not been found since June 2016, with several DNF's logged from Jan 2017 to now.  No reviewer intervention, till I also logged NM.  Today that cache is Temporarily Disabled by a reviewer, assuming in response to my NM log.  We'll see what happens.


    I normally get no response without logging a NA, but logging NM does not alert a reviewer that I am aware of.  We just don't have many players locally and the game has stalled out.

  6. I recall a few years ago that one of my listings was temp disabled by the local reviewer because it had no finds in two years after a DNF was logged. Today I was looking at some listings in the area that have no finds in three years and several DNF's logged on them. So now I'm confused, or wonder if the CHS is even used anymore to clean up abandoned and neglected listings.

  7. 22 minutes ago, K13 said:

    Even if 15 points is the max per cache, that's only 34 caches required over a three week period. No hill for a stepper!


    It would be a bit more of a challenge for those of us that only seek traditionals, and those with 10 or more FP's are rare in my area. I see it as a good way to promote those other cache types. Locally there is just no interest in puzzle caches or multis. 

    I'm just a casual geocacher and won't be taking part. B)

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  8. 2 hours ago, Harry Dolphin said:

    Yes.  I did a series set out by a high school teacher and several high school seniors.  They didn't last long.  The students graduated, and did not maintain nor care.  The teacher did not maintain hers nor the students' caches.  

    Seen it before too, just like the Scout merit badge caches.

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  9. 12 hours ago, flyfshrgrl said:

    I I know Benchmark Blasterz's tour and the plethora of downtown Dallas' many Waymarks, but I've used a virtual to take me to the JFK site, and the Wherigo, and the Traditional, and I am just confused as to why a Waymark doesn't meet the 1/10th rule so that the saturation point is, well, not so saturated, because Benchmark Blasterz did not exaggerate the number of Waymarks in the downtown Dallas area.  I am assuming Waymarking saturation is also the case for many metropolises, as well.  If a 1/10th overlap does exist, why not address by chronological order?  I do know a Virtual and physical cache don't have to meet the 1/10th rule, but many COs police their own and try to avoid the overlap in my experience. 


    In Waymarking, one photo can be listed in as many categories that will accept it. That way you can have 10 or more Waymarks at the same location with the same photo.

    There may be a few hundred Waymarkers left, but only a small handful compared to geocachers. It's mostly just about sharing vacation photos. :)

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  10. 19 minutes ago, Mudfrog said:

    A few of ours are labeled. The other 90%, not. It depends on where they are placed and on ours, most are in rural or woodsy areas. On the preforms, they're probably more likely to be perceived as some kind of pipe bomb than a lot of the other types of containers used. :unsure:

    Thinking the container might be a bomb and then picking it up to bring to the police was stupid! I don't usually use the "s" word but in this case, it fits.


    It's been a while, but I thought clearly marking the container to make it identifiable as a geocache was part of the guidelines?

    I gotta agree with the part about picking it up and bringing it to the police, but what is worse it was deemed news worthy. ;)

  11. I buy used ammo cans for $5 and $8 dollars each, and have no idea how much a micro chip would cost and if it could be easily removed, but surely noticed in an empty ammo can.

    I have a PVC tube cache that I constructed tethered with a lock and chain in a high muggle area in a State Park, making it difficult to find by non-geocachers seems to be helping.

  12. 36 minutes ago, Team Taran said:

    Are you planning to use GPS units or smart phones.? If you are using GPS units you can preload them with the caches you plan to seek from the website or it may make more sense to hide a variety of temporary caches to use for demonstration purposes. .


    Don't some of the API apps have the "send to" feature as well?

  13. When I took part in the review process on another geocache listing service it was common for a student  pretending to be an educator asking to publish geocaches on school property. I just seen it so much that all are suspect now. B) I'd just ask for a contact number so we could discuss it. ;)

  14. I hope Groundspeak has guidelines to keep geocaches and the people they attract off of school property. And I say that as a parent and 10 year veteran geocacher.

    You have no idea what you are asking for.


    Edit to add: I really need to check profiles before commenting. Joined yesterday, 0 finds.

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  15. 13 minutes ago, J Grouchy said:

    I suppose, but only when I call people out for poor practices, like allowing (and defending) throwdowns or once when I called a CO out for stating they would not be performing maintenance and posted a NA log on their cache.  I'm not mean about this stuff, but there's no need to be shy or weird about calling attention to poorly maintained caches.


    Agreed, but I think sometimes it's best handled privately in a PM to the reviewer. 

  16. 15 minutes ago, Team Microdot said:

    We have one local CO who is openly very rude to anyone who logs NM on any of his caches.

    Groundspeak seem happy to tolerate it.



    I'm honestly afraid of one person known to carry a handgun and just bypass their listings after the rants they post on the cache page after my son and I posted NM and NA on a stinking film pot cache. :(

  17. 14 minutes ago, J Grouchy said:

    I don't change my logging habits based on whether it ruffles someone's feathers.  Grow up and thicken your skin a bit, I say.  If I see a cache needs maintenance, I say it.  If I think a cache needs to be archived (or needs reviewer intervention), I say it.  If people choose to be offended by this stuff, that's THEIR problem, not mine.


    Same here, but truthfully. Has logging accordingly ever caused you animosity from other members? I has me, but has not stopped me from logging accordingly.

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