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  1. I'm glad to hear this worked for you. I've found that deleting (specific) cookies solves all sorts of strange problems. It's usually the first thing I try and I've gotten pretty good at doing quickly.
  2. Sorry, my bad, I didn't notice your computer and browser info. I don't use Opera so I can't help you there. Still my best suggestion for FF would be to delete any cookies or stored webside data for both geocaching.com and reCaptcha. In FF select tools/settings/Privacy & Security/. Under Cookies and Site Data select Manage Data and search for both reCaptcha.net and geocaching.com. On my computer I'm not showing any cookies for reCaptcha but it does show 48KB of data. For geoaching.com I have 64 cookies and 478KB of data. The other possible problem on your old laptop is that Win 8 hasn't been supported in several years. I'm sure this is frustrating, I hope you're able to resolve the problem
  3. What browser are you seeing this problem with? You say Chrome works okay but don't say what browser isn't. Also what version of Windows are you using? Looking online it appears this problem may be caused by out of date software. Is your browser up to date? My personal experience has been that deleting cookies cures a wide range of strange problems so I'd suggest pursuing that further. If I knew what browser you're using I might be able to help.
  4. If Ctrl+F5 doesn't work try deleting the reCAPTCHA cookie and see if that helps.
  5. For some background check out these threads: Most Stringent TB Prison Rules I've seen yet TB PRISON
  6. Here is one to look at: https://adventurelab.page.link/AT3P The app shows it as taking 0-30 min. The lab owner describes it this way: This Adventure Lab is NOT a walking adventure, but rather an adventure of LONG, scenic drives! If you do not like long drives, or waypoints that take you far out into the woods, this Adventure Lab is NOT for you! Completing it in multiple days works best for this Adventure! (Min. of 2 days ~ Day 1: Rock Creek, California Creek, Little Spokane. Day 2: Mill Creek, LeClerc Creek, Bonus Cache.) When I did it I took 3 days, spaced out over a couple of months. I don't believe anyone has done it in less than two days but I could be wrong.
  7. I think it's language related. Try changing your language preference to Dansk.
  8. A photo from one of my all time favorite caches. The image does a good job of defining the experience of walking an abandoned rail line, including several trestles. Sadly one of the trestles burned to the ground in a brush fire and the cache has been archived.
  9. Here is another link to some sleeves. For a binder I'd recommend something that zips closed like this one that's specifically designed for coins or this one which is what I'm using and happy with. Keep in mind that geocoins come in lots of different sizes and shapes. Until you've bought a few coins you won't really know what sleeves to buy.
  10. Nigel likes to play in the water.
  11. Elmer's fountain a little west of Mullan Idaho is a cool place to stop.
  12. I understand that. I own a few similar caches and I list them as "other". In the description I say that it's a micro hidden inside a larger object. That lets people know that there is no room for TBs and gives them an idea what they're looking for. Hiding a micro (bison, film can, whatever) in a larger object and calling it a small is equally annoying.
  13. That's sure not how I see it. The container is the film canister (a micro) you may have camouflaged it in something larger (a garden gnome) but the "container" is still a micro. The best cache type to select for these (if you don't want to say micro) is "other". IMHO
  14. That's the way I see it too. For a multi-cache it says: (the bolding is mine) For mystery cache it says: (again the bolding is mine) I think the intention is that, with a multicache, there is something to actually find at the posted location; a stature, a sign, a monument... whatever, that you make the projection from. With a mystery cache the coordinates are just coordinates, a random location, nothing to find, no reason to go there.
  15. Try this: Hit the menu button twice to bring up the Main Menu. Select "Setup". In the Setup Menu select "Units". Under "Position Format" scroll down and select hddd°mm.mmm' Under "Map Datum" select WGS 84
  16. I tend to write unique logs for unique caches. Run of the mill, cookie cutter, caches tend to get simple, "Found it. Thanks!" logs. If anyone's interested ProjectGC has a couple of stats for logging. For log similarity, the higher the percentage the more similar your logs are. A lower percentage means more different/unique logs. A shortest log of zero, probably indicates a log that consists of nothing but emoticons. I'd still like to know who the OP wants to honor.
  17. Sounds like a great hider. You could post a link to their profile so we can all enjoy seeing his contributions.
  18. I enjoy trackables that have pictures and occasionally look through the gallery to see what's out there but, of course, I don't log them. It amazes me that anyone thinks it's okay to harvest numbers from the gallery to increase their TB count. You can still post pictures of trackables just make sure the code isn't showing in the image (cover it up with tape, photoshop it out, photo the back side, whatever). My take is they're only allowed if the trackable page clearly says so. If they don't clearly state it's allowed, it isn't. I would not assume that if someone posts an image with the code they are giving permission (again unless the TB page says so) rather I would assume they made a mistake, as in the OP.
  19. It would appear so based on this log: "Seen in the photo gallery at geocaching - Thank You very much for sharing this TB/Coin (If this wasn't intented feel free to delete this log)"
  20. What do you consider cheap? As far as 8x25 goes I think that's an ideal size, enough magnification to be useful and small enough to carry all the time. Edited to add: I've always found that a small pair of binoculars that I have with me when I need them is way better than a full size pair that's back in the car.
  21. I have an iPhone (6s) and my experience has been that it does remember I was there and does allow me to answer the question later. In one case I answered the question at home, hours later, well outside the geofence, after completing other locations in between.
  22. For my first cache I left $5 to cover the park entrance/parking fee. On a particularly difficult Christmas themed puzzle cache I left a 1 oz. (real) silver Christmas themed coin. That's the most expensive thing I've ever left. It was worth about $17 at the time. Too expensive to do often but it really got people excited. I have a button machine and for a while I made custom FTF buttons but they didn't seem too popular and were often not taken. I've also occasionally left gold (colored) dollar coins (Susan B. Anthony, etc) when I can get them. A fun thing people like, that doesn't cost a bunch. These days, if I leave anything, it's usually an unactivated trackable of some kind. These seem popular. Sometimes they're used and sometimes re-gifted as another FTF prize. Probably the best prize I've seen someone else leave is a one year premium membership gift card.
  23. Now that I've finished dinner here are a couple of other thoughts. While I haven't hidden one myself (yet) I am a big fan of unchallenge caches which are often called, "Hall of Fame" caches. Here is an example: GC25WV3 For the idea to work a couple of things need to be true: The unchallenge needs to easy to explain, understand and document. (even more so than an official challenge that relies on a checker) The unchallenge idea needs to capture peoples imagination. Be something fun that they'll want to do even if they can log the cache without it. So what do you think. Is your idea easy to understand and document? Will it capture peoples attention so they'll want to complete the challenge and be honored in the cache description?
  24. Here are my thoughts (FWIW). I think your response was perfect. Him responding rudely to your email isn't something that needs reporting. You can solve the problem by not emailing him anymore. On the other hand if he starts sending you rude, unsolicited emails or messages, I'd report that right away. After his previous rude email response, I wouldn't have emailed him. Instead I'd log my DNF, log a (polite) Needs Maintenance and if there was no response after a few of weeks I'd follow it up with a (polite) Needs Archived. As long as he doesn't delete your re-log, I'd let it go. So far I don't think his actions rise to the level that needs to be reported. However, if he does delete your new log, I would return to the cache take a photo of your stamp on the paper, contact HQ and request that your log be reinstated. Moving forward I'd avoid any personal communication with him, no emails or message center. I'd probably still keep finding his caches when convenient. I would make a point of always taking a picture my signature or stamp in the log and post it with my found it (no spoilers just the log). I'd also post (polite) DNFs, NMs or NAs logs when appropriate. If he does delete a future, legitimate found it log, I'd go straight to HQ and ask that it be reinstated. If it helps here is a link to the contact form. Under, "What can we help you with?" #16, Geocacher disagreement, is probably the best choice.
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