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  1. I see this has happened just four days ago so I'll thry the "Contact Us" Button at the bottom of the message if I get more. MODS: Please feel free to delete this thread.
  2. How can we stop spam emails from this site? Many are getting spammed this morning. YES, I have changed my password but that won't stop the email.
  3. Is there a way to clear old messages? Seems it would be benifital after having a discussion say with another cache owner or cacher for that mater.
  4. I'm with the original poster an enjoyed the Send to GPX button. Can't find another way to download caches now to my Magellan Explorist 710 that actually gives street turn by turns to the cache. I do have a Smart phone and use it as well but the GPS works much better in the woods and when I am a long way from civilization.
  5. The fine piece is a sliver of melted metal (best description I can give). My idea was to see if there was a way to properly dispose of the tag to shut down that TB Number but, "in the trash it goes."
  6. I came across an abandoned TB that burnt. Only a find piece was left on the chain. The owner would never contact me for the tag. What is the correct way to dispose of the TB or notify GC of the situation?
  7. So, what was the end result, can we or, can we not place caches in the Francis Marion Forest? Any definate answers from SCDNR?
  8. The Groundspeak lackeys have noted several problems with IE9. They suggest that you put the browser in "Compatibility mode". Since I don't have that browser, I can't advise exactly how to do that. I would check out the menus, or search the help file. The Compatibility mode button is located in the address window as a broken/torn piece of paper, Thanks, I'll try that!
  9. I can't get the map to open now when I click on it to search my home location. I did recently download Internet Explorer 9 for my browser. Could this be an issue? When I go to a cache page, sometimes the "Bigger" maps work and sometimes they don't. Any suggestions?
  10. Thanks for the reply! Took me awhile to figure out INAL, that's funny. "I'm not a lawyer" I'm sure this conversation has come up at the local meeting here. I know many people that own propertys around town because of my work relation with these folks. My position in all of this is to help protect their property from vandals to ensure geocachers don't get caught up in the fray around vacant commerical property they really had no business there. I'll not inform any others and let the chips fall were they may.
  11. What constitutes having permission to come onto private property in the absence of the owner? Cache Owners say they have permission to place a cache but is there really any proof of that if, and when you are confronted by Law Enforcement? Many of the local caches aren’t even marked or, have any thing inside that describe what they are. Trespass laws aside, there are other laws as well that require the person to notify the owner in different situations as to his presence. In my experience so far, not many local cache owners are actually getting the owners permission to place caches. Much more, they are not clearly marking the caches as such. This puts a heavy burden of proof on the cacher should they get cited for trespass or just questioned during an investigation of their presence. Should a cacher question the cache owner out-right before attempting the find and report it if permission has not been granted? Maybe a letter of intent from the cache owner to the property owner notifying them and asking for a signature would suffice?
  12. I was wondering how that works too. I thought "archived" meant removed but like you stated some never go away. Why is that?
  13. I'll give you a suggestion. You have to determine it it's "good" or not. You've been logging finds for four days. You are asking a question about one of the worst possible cache containers. They leak and the logs get soggy. I understand that you could put one of these out at absolutley no cost to you. Find more caches. Find some soggy 35mm film containers. Then decide if that really is the best you can do or afford. I am not a fan of any MICRO in a place that will support a SMALL or REGULAR. But if you are going to place a MICRO, at least use something that will stay dry inside. AMEN Brother!!!!!
  14. Having never logged finding or placing a cache in the two years you have been a member here, why is this such an issue now? Is it that you are witness to the destruction of the park?
  15. In a perfect world, the caches are clearly marked and well hidden. Contents are sealed and dry in a waterproof container. Cachers are directed to places of interest and maybe get to help out by the CITO decree. In the real world that just isn't so, we've all seen it. Cache maintenance is a must and I wonder why many more losses don't occur because of the trash some people put out as caches. Yea, we've all seen it. I suspect some non-cacher witnesses cachers and then go to inspect what the "Draw" to this particuliar spot is. Finds the "trash" in their words and hauls it off. A "wet soggy log in a film cannister" as a micro pretty much describes that situation. Of course there are other examples of poorly sealed containers holding rusty and melted goods that have never had a Official GeoCache label applied with the contact information that would help dispell the non-cachers mind with a simple phone call. I do see a lot of the mentioned trash in my area and wonder why many of the Cachers don't do a better job of following the guidelines on bothsides of the game. I do report some for archiving especially if they go missing for over a month and or, a lot of damage is being done in the area. I do enjoy the sport and love the outdoors. We had many good caches in a local forrest here removed because of the governor signing a ban on such activity. One or two bad examples doomed them all I'm afraid. Whatever the reason, following the guidelines on both sides of the game might help improve the losses some, I think.
  16. 21 years in the Navy, BoatsunMate Senior Chief & First Class Salvage Diver Wife 20 years in the Air Force.
  17. Well now, the Charleston, SC Chief of GeoCache Police has been self-appointed. When does the posse sign up begin? . . . . . . . . . . . . Sorry Not being on the BOD of Geo.com I just don't know any better. I would think it up to the powers that be to bring this decision about, as to who, what and when a cache gets "Officially" removed from it's hidding place. Afterall the Owner made an agreement/contract with them to maintain it, not us. Also not being a dues paying member I might not be informed well enough to discuss this endeavor but IMHO I would think the person that wants to act on behalf of another (orgainization or person) would first gain their written permission at least for a chain of custody/events issues. Without written permission, your just forcing your opinion of the subject matter, on others, in the name of the owner or orgainization in charge. That's my half gallon o' gas money anyway...
  18. I was a Trail Guide there at Camp Jeep this year and they had lots of the same thing. I'm sure the town and you will enjoy it. Garmin is also a big sponsor of Camp Jeep 07. Wish I could have done some caching myself ther.
  19. I don't think it retains the compass heading either so as ReadyorNot is suggesting maybe he IS loading a route to the cache. Using the Magellan Sportrak Pro I don't have that problem. Now that the wife has given me a Meridian Color unit and reading here I think it might be the Routing situation. BTW, thanks for the replies, I do understand navigation well as I had lots of it in the Navy but this was before the explodsion of GPS. Makes life very easy as long as we have electrons! I plan to work with him on this on a more personal level and try to understand his GPSr unit requirements and functions as compared to mine.
  20. Here's mine 4.5" RE Lift with 33" x 10.5 tires and Mickey Thompson rims. Schrock guards and Warn bumpers front and rear. Warn 8000i winch. Best Top Sail Cloth top.
  21. My friend has a 500 and he downloads the waypoints from here. When he brings them up to use he normally uses the compass screen when he gets close to the hide. Here is where the problem occurs. When he gets about a hundred feet from the corrodinates the cache emblem outside the compass rose disappears. Is he missing a setup step or something? Thanks in advance, we're kinda new to this unit.
  22. Got mine in the mail toady. See from the agreement we have two weeks from Aug. 1st to place them. I wasn't aware that we could grab them first on the web, is that OK to do?
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