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  1. The first thing I noticed was the How to go Geocaching instructions in the brown on the right side. How to Go Geocaching: 1. Search for Nearby Geocaches 2. Navigate to the geocache with the Geocaching app or a GPS. 3. Sign the logbook and log your find online.
  2. I can only wonder what they'll come up with next to start a whine fest. Surely nothing can top this souvenir whine fest. I could go on but don't know how far I can take it without violating the forum guidelines.
  3. FTR, i have never actually seen a handwritten log in a cache. Granted, I only recently hit the 200 mark...yet I've never seen any written log beyond the 'name', date and occasionally a "Thanks!" or "Finally!" (that last one usually follows multiple DNFs by that cacher). Are handwritten logs really that common? That would be pretty surprising to me... If you find an older (pre 2006 or so) regular sized cache with the original logbook intact, you will probably see pages and pages of extensive handwritten logs. I recently archived a cache I hid in early 2002 that had the original logbook intact. It was interesting to see the changes over the years. The first year or two, some logs would take an entire page or more. Many more were at least a paragraph. Everybody wrote at least a sentence or two. By about 2004 the written logs started to get shorter, but most were still a sentence or two, with the occasional paragraph and the rare full page log. About 2007 or 2008 the single line logs started to creep in, name and date only. By 2012 when I archived it, most logs were of the name and date only variety, with an occasional log having a sentence or two. I think it's somewhat of a sacrilege to compare Geocaching today with what it was in the first year or two.
  4. A possible reason might be someone doesn't want their activities publicly tracked. I'm thinking that using the internet or a cell phone is not the place for someone that doesn't want their activities publicly tracked.
  5. I have never understood the thinking that if enough people want to make up their own rules then the rest of us get brainwashed into thinking it's OK. Geocaching in the beginning was an internet based game and logging online was an important aspect of the game. It has become accepted that there are no rules for Geocaching. This is not true. The following is from Geocaching 101 Geocaching 101 Welcome to the geocaching community! If you still have questions after reviewing this information, we recommend that you search our Help Center or ask a question in the geocaching Forums. The Game What is geocaching? How is the game played? What are the rules of geocaching? 1. If you take something from the geocache (or "cache"), leave something of equal or greater value. 2. Write about your find in the cache logbook. 3. Log your experience at www.geocaching.com.
  6. I would about bet that a large percentage of cachers that don't do the forums or read the newsletters even know there's such a thing as souvenirs.
  7. To me most important is to not cause a kid to be paranoid about snakes. Learn the friendly ones. Go to the zoo or somewhere that will let you handle them. Learn to like them. They are beautiful creatures and necessary for the ecosystem to work.
  8. I had the bright idea that this would be great for keeping logs dry. Then I realized ink most likely wouldn't stick to it either. Maybe it would work with a pencil.
  9. Thanks, I'll try that. edit: That didn't work. It's a closed group.
  10. Well, after getting past my senior moment I realized that the caches I thought were logged by Team Herod in England are actually in Kansas, USA. I was assuming too much. I'm out of options now unless I hear from Team Herod.
  11. OK, I figured out the Team Herod that was supposed to have it. Here's a list of all of Team Herod's Cache finds. I looked at all their logs and there's no mention of a Travel Bug. I'll see if I can contact them. I guess a Bug has to be in a cache before the rescue site can look for it. Thanks, Mike
  12. Yeah, I emailed him and he gave it to a friend to take to Australia (I think) but after I emailed him he contacted his friend and was told it was left in a cache in Auckland Park, Bishop Auckland, County Durham, England. I've emailed him again to see if I can get his friends username or the name of the cache it was left in but haven't heard back from him. I'll check out the lost Travel Bug link also. Thanks, Mike edit: I just realized I may have a username. Possibly Team Herod. I'll work on that angle.
  13. I'm hoping to get a little help in locating my lost Travel Bug From Jonjaben. He was last seen supposedly in a Geocache in Auckland Park, Bishop Auckland, County Durham, England. This is a well traveled Bug and I'd really like to get him back in circulation. I might be able to track down the cache he's supposed to be in if anybody thinks that would help. Thanks, Mike
  14. I think there's some people that are just looking for something to show off their PC Police skills.
  15. Thanks. So numbers in the 500's are really low numbers. I know I got them soon as I could after they started selling them.
  16. Is there any way to know how many Travel Bug Dog Tags there are out there? I have a few of them that are in the 200's, as in TB213. Does this mean this was the 213th one made? Is the number in the address line the number it was activated as? I have more questions than answers.
  17. Seemed low to me but how often do you get to eat lunch with Jeremy in a Museum café?? Well, I ate lunch with Jeremy in the kitchen of a restaurant in New Orleans, does that count for anything? Before there were the $30 memberships we were donating to the cause with a PayPal button that was on the site.
  18. I wonder how many sleepless nights Jeremy suffered when the first power trail got published?
  19. There are 2,072,864 active geocaches and over 5 million geocachers worldwide.
  20. I was looking through the logs of a couple of my old caches that are still active. I guess you know that a cache has some age on it if was published by iryshe (aka Jeremy).
  21. I just had a million dollar idea but can't find (on the Look Up a User page) member 'Redant'. Are users made dormant or something if they never use their username?
  22. Shared by someone or tracking number in photo? Don't think so.
  23. Someone in Portugal "discovered" two of mine and a bunch of others today.
  24. I didn't get any explanation, just "discovered". I guess since his logs are getting deleted he better explain his self and make his logs OK. edit: I just looked and he still has 1268 TB logs, a bunch of them today.
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