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  1. Today i have downloaded GSAK I mainly did it so that i could get the cool stats on your profile like this: http://www.geocaching.com/profile/?guid=909b477e-d44f-40cb-83f6-c6d5242f2ac2 Now i know this one is in French (and yes i have the cachers permission to use him as an example). I cant find a guide of how to produce something like this. Can anyone help please?!
  2. lathama

    403.6 error

    I use a nokia c2, and regularly log my caches in the field especially if i drop off tb's. I tried to a cache today gc2afbp (and others) and got a "403.6 forbiddon" error. What have i done wrong?
  3. I am in the process of undertaking a round the world multi cache, where the idea was to contact people in the parts of the world and get them to help you with your quest. I though am trying to do it alone. The one im doing is "A Magnificent journey" which starts in dorset. Does anyone know of any other caches like this which i could also attempt?
  4. I hardly ever post on the forums now, but for this thread feel i must. It is so nice to see so many old face's here. Back in 2001 when i started there were roughly 57 caches in the country, and to look at what has happened now is quite incredable. I still enjoy it as much as i did when i first started, although i do tend to do more events than anything else these days
  5. Its not working for me, i still have to check via area - and when you booked to go to 4 events nxt week its a right faf
  6. there used to be a DUST OFF list for caches like this. Does it still exist?
  7. I realise this topic has been resurrected again but, i will ask for the sake of cachers joining the cacher league! Anyone interested?
  8. Like Alex i also have been caching since 2001 (although having drunk quite a lot at an event last year was sure that it was 2000 ) I too have seen the rise of caching. When i started there wwere 28 caches in the uk. My nearest cache at the time was 28.2 miles from my home. With the trads there were also a few Virtuals which were always useful for a quick cache and interesting monument etc. Nowadays i really cant be bothered cacheing allday for 6 or 7 caches. Neither do i see the point of trying to clear an area, because give it 2 days and the same number are back in more places. Geo litter could become a big problem. January 1st around 2 years ago i called for a 6 month cache placing ban because the cache density had spiralled in the birmingham area and other areas too. Ofcourse i was met with a stone wall, but with the growth having gone up again soon we may have no option but to have one (just to point out i am not calling for one now so dont miss quote me on that)!!! Today i mainly cache at events only. I do enjoy the travel aspect and to see people across the country is fun. I realise there aint mnay cachers who are willing to criss cross the country just to get another speech bubble for their list but its a new area and a day out. Thats my 2p (now off to night duty)
  9. when i started i remember my nearest cache was 45 miles away. There were only 27 in the country!!
  10. just did a search to find out what the oldest cache was and found that 2 were placed in 1901! GC1AAJW GC1AV34 check them out for yourselves!
  11. A pub event which excludes children may not be the choice of the cacher but the restrictions which the landlord has placed on the event - i know, im speaking from experience (see Farewell Brum Bash)
  12. Indeed: that's why we should encourage more people to visit the main forums. Moving threads more often might help change habits. Or perhaps closing them with a reference to the main discussion. I get annoyed by very little in the geocaching world, but it's irritating seeing threads like "Is geocaching.com down?" or "I have a problem with my GPS" when you know that there's a comprehensive discussion of the topic under the correct forum heading. I'd prefer the UK forum to stick to topics that are primarily relevant to the UK. Its all well and good say that people should explore the main forums and that posts should be spread around, BUT This is why we have a UK forum, if a UK'er has a problem/question, instead of posting it in FAQ or Problem pages where other users using US software which we may jnot have give you back routes of how to do stuff, i would much rather keep posting those things here because this for me is a one stop to all things i need to know
  13. unfortunatly i will up in Accrington at that time @ the football.
  14. have logged into caching.com but when i click MY account, the page comes up with terminal error????
  15. Leeds to bradford there is a train every half hour and takes around 40 mins. I always get it when going to event there!
  16. Lathama I find your comment very insensitive. Wendy is going to be taking part in a very prestigious event, and no, she might not be the only one going, but I still believe she deserves recognition for even being asked. I don't know why you chose to make such an insensitive, and frankly, nasty comment, I only hope one day you get asked to be involved in such a wonderful event, and someone posts a similar comment. and i honestly think your over reacting!
  17. well done - but your not the only person off to china!!!!
  18. Fair enough pick up one or 2 but dont you think that 12 is overkill and a little greedy? Cachers (such as myself) who live locally to a cache - not that particular one, could log on and travel down to retrieve a TB for themselves only to find that the last finder cleaned out the cache. I can see that TB's want to travel but to clean out a cache of all its TB's and coins i think is greedy
  19. to be fair, just want to put the opposite spin on this. Picture the scene (or try to) You join caching.com and read through the guidelines and come to the part "if you take something, leave something". Cool you think, a way of getting rid of all the Mcdonalds tat in my house! Off you go to your first cache. Low and behold there is a TB in it! COOL! You take it. log it and read about it. The following day you go out again, reach the cache and find a great swap best thing in the box! You place TB and retieve your new found enjoyment toy! I dont see the problem with this! You have taken something, placed a TB (which could have cost someone £5 for the tag + whats attached to it) and retrieved something of equal value!
  20. People who have met me regularly will realise that i dont mince my words and so forgive me if i go on a little bit of a rant! 1) Would people please grow up and stop whineing about travel costs and fuel consumpsions. As you probably know i travel to all events by train. This is Very expensive but i will travel anywhere. 2) Dates: People seem to be obsessed with the fact that 1 date is in the school term and one isnt. HH organises 2 events a year, both in term time and people travel to them, people organise camp events (such as shropshire or Argyll). You travel to those and dont complain so stop with the negitive comments and get behind the committee.
  21. I dont mean to cause offence jerry but there is no need to be so vicious about it! I will always ask my FRIENDS if they want to join!
  22. I realise this is an old thread, but Season 8 is now about 3 weeks away, and i was wondering if anyone would be interested in joining! Just follow this intructions on the first post. Any queries please email me
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