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Manville Possum

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  1. Playing the game accordingly and posting DNF, NM, and NA's has caused me all kinds of backlash from cache owners. Maybe that is why I'm seeing those found the location, but no cache present in finders logs, and the CO's let those stand. Most every time I've deleted a found it but didn't sign it log from my listings it's followed by a nasty email, and now my response is only to ask that they remove the didn't sign it part of their fake armchair log just to avoid confrontation. I'm not sure what you mean by a fly by night cacher, but locally it's the veteran cachers that have left the game or can no longer maintain their caches and a few that own 500+ listings that they will no longer even visit the cache page when concerns are posted. It seems that the event hosting group cachers are the best CO's locally, but I'm not into that style of copy/paste for the numbers runs. It's kinda dwindled down to one small group of friends that created a geocaching club and a FB page that are only finding each others caches.
  2. We can't do it without Groundspeak. When a company fails to listen to their customers there is no hope for improvement and geocaching is not attracting new customers/players to keep the game interesting. When there are active players still out finding caches but not keeping up their own listing and depending on the community to replace them and not addressing NM's and just allowing the reviewers to archive them that is a problem. A good reviewer could help, but they depend on the community to flag caches, but the community has changed and few will even log a DNF anymore. So I don't see any chance of improvement for geocaching without better management.
  3. I once cared about this game enough that I supported it with quality hides and a premium membership, but the game declined in my area and I moved on to other interests. My only point was I'm not leaving my listings to rot, and I'm archiving them and removing the litter. But I'm sure you can twist that into something else.
  4. I too am disgusted with geocaching because of the poor quality of tossed out and left for the community to maintain caches. Thankfully you only have 4 to leave when you quit. I'm archiving and removing mine because I always cared about the quality of the game. We used to have good reviewers that enforced guidelines and did a clean up of low health score caches in our area, but the game is mostly limited to just a handful of cachers that own thousands of caches that they won't maintain. If anyone is to blame for the decline in geocaching it is Groundspeak for allowing CO's to keep tossing out junk and not maintain what they already have. Whoever created the local power trails along busy four lane highways tossed out about 1000 caches and has not signed back into the account in a few years. The game used to be about getting out and being active, which is why I took up this hobby.
  5. I'm sorry if my comment was not relevant in your opinion, I was just joining the conversation about caches less than 528 feet. But what happened back in 2008 and why my cache was published I don't really recall. I had a brain injury a few years ago, but I can ignore you and your hateful comment.
  6. I recently archived this geocache that was 404 and 414 feet away from two other traditionals.
  7. How interesting. Sounds like something I would Waymark.
  8. Awesome! That is interesting. Seems the guy that hijacked GC33 archived his geocache listings back in 2003? The site started off bumpy, but looks like Jeremy took care of business in favor of the original cache owner.
  9. Keeping up with maintaining them now may keep you busy. Park hide geocaches have always been tough for me. They get muggled. Good luck. And no, you can't place another cache closer than 528 feet from your other caches.
  10. Looks like GCNZ70 replaced it, but I can't view it because it's for PMO.
  11. I bet you won't see Waymarking tossed out there this go around. I don't think we will ever get a history cache type here for reasons that have already been presented by moderator Keystone. They would require a third party to review them, and they likely want paid for their services.
  12. I recall discussing this subject before, which is well covered in the first two posts of this thread. I still find the subject interesting although I have lost interest in geocaching in general because of poor cache quality. I would still be interested in seeking a new cache type with new attributes. As for these caches working on Waymarking? I feel the site has declined too much to be useful now and was not a substitute for geocachers. Waymarkers are different. I'd like to see GS come up with a History type cache that requires active ownership.
  13. As fun as as this hijacking abandoned caches sounds, I don't think the company will allow it. I agreed to maintain my caches when I asked that they be published on this geocache listing service, but I understand that none of my caches are special. Maybe the best way to keep these old special caches going is to educate noobies not to post DNF's, NM's, and NA's or just make those features really hard to use on the app.
  14. Sorry, but how is it doing the honorable thing by being bullied into accepting just whatever from those that don't take the time to meet logging requirements? I would archive that cache and be done with it if you caused me that much grief about it already. But you get to keep your find, even if you don't meet the logging criteria. The honorable thing would be to meet the CO's logging requirements and not cause a ruckus until you get your way.
  15. I get the feeling that is how this thread got started is when logs didn't get reinstated. I don't blame the CO for doing a clean up either. Hopefully GS will allow the CO to enforce their own web cam listing, but maybe they should take a look to make sure all is well.
  16. Oh, okay. No, I have never encountered such a thing. I'm seeing people logging found it on piles of dumped out geolitter, but no DNF's on these listings where the CO seems to have taken a break from maintaining their listings.
  17. And if GS agrees with the CO and won't reinstate your log. Then what do you do?
  18. Sorry, but I don't understand what you mean. They found it or not?
  19. Exactly how I see it as well. LBNA, Terra Caching, Navi cache, GPS games, Garmin's OpenCaching. They all failed because of management, the sites can't run themselves powered only by the players. I used to really enjoy geocaching here when the standards were higher and we had reviewer sweeps to clean up all the junk. The game needs more reviewer intervention to enforce health scores and address the flagged NM caches in their area.
  20. Please, don't start trouble where there is none, just leave me be.
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