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Car54

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  1. What irks me is - entitlement attitudes, whether related to caching or not. Mrs. Car54
  2. Oh my gosh - too funny! Mrs. Car54
  3. A log like that would probably make me consider archiving my cache with the log "see GCxxxx for the reason". If my cache is not notable enough to warrant its own log, I would probably conclude that its not a very good cache. If the finder isn't going to make an effort, why should the hider? Mrs. Car54 One lazy log would make you consider archiving a cache? Of course not - we get "lazy" logs from time to time. The log above would most likely indicate that a power trail/number trail/call-it-whatever-you-want trail has sprung up around our cache. If that were the case, then, yes, I would archive our cache. Look on the bright side - someone would then have an opportunity to "fill in the gap" on the trail. In general, being a cache owner is becoming less and less fun FOR ME - not speaking for others. We don't have very many caches, but the ones we do, we take pleasure in. Once we no longer take pleasure in them, we will archive them. Mrs. Car54
  4. A log like that would probably make me consider archiving my cache with the log "see GCxxxx for the reason". If my cache is not notable enough to warrant its own log, I would probably conclude that its not a very good cache. If the finder isn't going to make an effort, why should the hider? Mrs. Car54
  5. I am so sorry! Posts like this help remind me to keep things in perspective. I am glad you are finding things in which to take comfort. Mrs. Car54
  6. Muggles With Apps = MWA MWA-ha-ha-haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!! Mrs. Car54
  7. I think you misunderstand *MY* point. The quotes above, which admittedly were snipped, showcase a problem, in my opinion. While many folks will say, "Oh, your find count doesn't matter,", it is yet the first, almost knee-jerk response used to imply someone isn't quite up to snuff. I'm probably not wording that well, but if counts are not the point, why make it your first response? Mrs. Car54
  8. Really? Judging someone by their number of finds in a certain number of years? We're another 10-year caching couple and we just hit 1,488. Is it time for us to "find a new hobby"? We concentrate on what *WE* like doing and don't really care if someone thinks we're doing it "wrong" or "not enough". Mrs. Car54
  9. This is close to what we're doing these days. Used to be that we'd run regular PQ's of our local area and PQ's of areas where we were headed on vacation. Then we'd just hit "find closest" on the ol' Garmin and head off for a fun (to us) day that would usually include a variety of caches, including some micros. Well, these days we could spend all day and end up chasing "soggy film pots" (to quote a PP). Now we just look at new cache notifications for local hides and very rarely do we go after one of them. As for out-of-town trips, I do an on-line search near the zip code, search by fave points and start looking at individual caches. If I think we'll like it, I bookmark it. I continue until I'm tired of looking at pages. Then I run a PQ just over my bookmark list. After the trip, I log the caches, and delete the bookmark. A lot more work involved than there used to be in order to cache like *WE* like to do and I know we probably miss some good caches that way. The effect of all this effort is that we do a lot less caching than we used to do and we have longer dry spells. Who knows, eventually we may just fizzle out. Mrs. Car54 P.S. Note that this is not a geocide, either.
  10. I didn't know you could do that! Thanks for the tip - I love it! Mrs. Car54
  11. We've always appreciated your lists for when we are towing our RV. Other than running a PQ or CAR, is there an easy way to see what state a given cache is in? (I struggle with that on our own bookmark lists, so I always add a line in the bookmark to note the state). Thanks for your efforts! Mrs. Car54
  12. I am ignoring the voice in my head that is telling me not to get involved in this discussion as I lack a thick skin, but my desire to register my opinion was too strong. I believe snarky statements like this one do nothing to enhance the discussion but serve only to imply that folks who feel differently are somehow inferior or motivated by a need for drama. We've been caching over 10 years now and are casually working on our Jasmer and D/T grid. I would agree with Briansnat's characterization of the Jasmer as a "side game", but anything using stats/maps provided on a dedicated tab of my profile seems to have at least an implied Groundspeak approval of it being a reasonable outgrowth of the game. Having said that, I get what the OP is asking and feel his pain - both at having that grid square go empty and at being denigrated for his opinon. You do not have to use someone's name in a remark for many people to know exactly to whom that remark refers. To imply otherwise is disingenous at best. It would be like my grandson saying that a 2-year old living in his house is "stupid", but denying that he called his sister stupid because he didn't use her name. As to the original topic, we had this very same issue work in our favor. I was checking on our grid recently - after some months of inactivity - and suddenly one of the squares had been filled in. We hadn't been caching, so it had to have been a D/T change, but I have no idea how to find which of our finds was affected. Has anyone else found that this issue sometimes works in their favor? Mrs. Car54
  13. So THAT explains some of the log sheets I've seen. Mrs. Car54
  14. Oh my goodness! That is too funny! You made me smile/laugh out loud/groan/make faces at my monitor at work/home/my laptop while driving on the interstate. Mrs. Car54
  15. A week or so after we got a boilerplate log from a noob on one of our hides, we got a non-boilerplate DNF from another noob. I'm going to head out there this week and check on it. If it's truly gone, it would be the second time and I will probably archive it. If so, I'm thinking of writing, "That's one less cache for me to maintain. Thanks for letting me know." Mrs. Car54
  16. I missed the part where we all "agreed" to your assumption. In fact, I see several people who have posted that in their areas, challenges appeal to many of the locals. I do not understand how you arrived at your conclusion. Please explain how you determined the low level of cachers to which challenges appeal and please explain why you think they should be handled differently from other arguably "niche" cache-types, ie puzzles, Wherigo's, power trails, etc. Mrs. Car54 I know you quoted Toz, but I already agreed with him a few posts above yours. If you see a silly challenge (And I would never imply all challenges are silly, just lots of them) that is so whacked that only people with over 5,000 finds are able to qualify, then there are only 7,000 people with over 5,000 finds in the whole world, thus representing less than 1/10th of 1 percent of Geocachers. Specifically, .08%. Fringe element, baby. Do not confuse a couple dozen high profile, highly active premium members with high find counts in your area with the thousands who have ever Geocached. Huh? I don't understand. You are using an example of *ONE* challenge whose total number of potential qualifiers are 7,000 to extrapolate that therefore the rest of the challenge caches also appeal to an equally small minority????
  17. Ha! I like that one!! Genius! Mrs. Car54
  18. WIGASs = plural of WIGAS. More than one WIGAS. Great. So nobody's going to tell me? I see someone has already answered you, but this acronym appeared in post 72. Yes, I actually read all of the responses, including the long-ish ones from Toz. Mrs. Car54
  19. I missed the part where we all "agreed" to your assumption. In fact, I see several people who have posted that in their areas, challenges appeal to many of the locals. I do not understand how you arrived at your conclusion. Please explain how you determined the low level of cachers to which challenges appeal and please explain why you think they should be handled differently from other arguably "niche" cache-types, ie puzzles, Wherigo's, power trails, etc. Mrs. Car54
  20. Who knew we were in the rare 1% of cachers? We (OK, me more so than Mr. Car54) like challenges - they help keep the game interesting to us. Power trails *insert whatever type of cache you dislike* are often lame, poorly maintained, *insert perjorative of choice*. I think it's possible to find both good and bad examples of just about any cache type and I doubt that restricting any one or two given types will result in a sudden upswing in quality of caches. JMHO - YMMV Mrs. Car54
  21. Depending on the date, we, too, might be interested!
  22. So if we Skype in during the event, can we log it as found or do we have to be in the US military to do that?
  23. Hi, jampoi, from a fellow Hoosier! Of the 9 active cache hides of ours, 5 were placed with swag. 3 are earthcaches and one is a micro. We respond promptly to any reports of problem with containers or logs, but swag? Not so much. If we're making a maintenance run anyway, we may update the swag, but we also may not. We actually have very similar concerns to yours. Our oldest grandaughter - currently 17! - used to go caching with us when she was 6-8 years old. We carried swag with us back then, as did she. If there was swag in the cache, we helped her make a good choice about what would be considered a fair trade. If there was no suitable swag in the cache, she could trade with us. That worked out well for us as she was guaranteed to be able to trade - but Grandma & Grandpa had to be willing to put some effort into it. Two of our grandchildren - ages 6 & 8 - were actually caching with their dad in your area last weekend. How many kid-friendly, swag-filled caches have you hidden for them to find and enjoy? Actually, they had a blast and are looking forward to "interviewing" us at Easter dinner about caching, since we've been doing it for longer than they have been alive!
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