"cache Cops" in General geocaching topics Posted July 13, 2006 That lame micro hider may one day end up creating some of your favorite caches. Ignore the caches you think are lame and compliment them on their clever ones and encourage them to hide more like that. Easier said than done, Luckless. Sometimes the more the hider is encouraged, the more caches he hides. And they are all pretty much the same.....a magnetized micro stuck on every metal surface. It gives other geocachers no chance at all to find a good spot to hide a cache when it's too easy to walk up to something metal at a spot and stick a magnetized micro to it. A person could do that all day, every day if he wanted. And unfortunately, he does. I don't participate in being the "First To Find" a cache. I am not too crazy about having to be the "First To Place" a cache either because some people want to stick magnets all over town. It's pretty easy for people that like to hunt micros and someone that likes to hide micros to dominate a town after a while with nothing but banter back and forth about how great it all is, all the while taking up every available spot in town to hide a cache. And add in the fact that most of the hunters are a bunch of FTFers that don't care what's hidden just as long it it means an FTF race is about to begin and it all equals lameness for the rest of us. Please don't take the "if you don't like them, don't hunt them" route with me. I've read it a thousand times before. It's a standard comeback for those that live for whatever gets published (FTFers) and those that don't have to worry about dragging along the kids while geocaching. Kids and a micro stuck on a pole in an empty field do not equal fun. Kids and a micro thrown off to the side of a trail do not equal fun. It's been my experience that kids and micros of any kind (unless the location is awesome) do not mix at all. I wish some of those people that are quick to throw out the "don't like them, don't hunt them" phrase would go geocaching with kids (not just babies in strollers) once in a while. They would find out real quick just how much fun it is to find micro after micro after micro.