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  1. I place a cache with the expectation that at some point, it might/will go missing, for whatever reason. As a result, I always look for a possible second hiding spot in the vicinity when I'm initially placing, just in case I need a backup plan. Disappearing cache containers is part of geocaching as is disappearing trackables, unfortunately.
  2. Yep, the problem seems to have been fixed. ๐Ÿ‘
  3. I click on the Cache owner dashboard. The screen clears and all I get is the wheel of death as if the page is loading but nothing happens. Is anyone else experiencing this?
  4. Yes, it's hard to see but it's an image saying to pick up after your dog. You lift the sign and the bison tube pops up.
  5. In NSW (Australia), our local Reviewer has recently updated the Wiki page regarding Community Caches and their maintenance. This is what it says..... We recognise that there are certain caches that the community are interested in maintaining largely due to their age and location. For a cache to be maintained as a community cache under the following clauses the cache must be considered to be "significant", for this to occur it must meet the following criteria, a) Be placed prior to 2005 b) Have a number of favorite points. c) The cache still matches closely to the way it was originally hidden (no mint tins to replace an ammo can) When a cache is community maintained the following will occur a) Have a community that has expressed interest in maintaining the cache by posting a note to the cache page prior to any maintenance requests. b) The community members will have the cache on a watchlist c) The community will promptly respond to any maintenance requests by prompting a note to the cache page after concerns are raised. d) For any small changes to the listing such as removing attributes please contact the NSW reviewer
  6. This problem also occurs when I get an email with a notification of a Found It log on one one of my caches or a cache on my watchlist. When I tap on the cache name in the email, I'm asked how I want to view it. When I select Chrome, I have to continually log in to the website. Frustrating.
  7. I hope I have the right forum for this question. I have an OPPO A91 Android phone. When I look up the website using the Chrome app version 102.0.5005.78, I always have to log in each time, it doesn't keep me logged in. Is there a setting on the phone that is causing this problem. Any help in suggesting how I fix this would be greatly appreciated. Cheers.
  8. I was going to start a thread on this topic and discovered there's already one. Let's see some pics, please. Here's a bold one. It's been there 8 months so far....
  9. I'm new to Geooh Go and I'm liking it. Can someone direct me to the waypoint averaging feature, please? I haven't been able to find it.
  10. Because that's the way the CO designed it to be done.
  11. Follow the procedure in barefootjeff's post. I do a co-ordinate check for every cache I want to place after obtaining accurate coordinates and before doing anything else. It's very frustrating when you create that spectacular looking cache page followed by that special cache container, that will only fit in one place, only to find your GZ is blocked by a physical stage/final of a multi or mystery cache. A co-ordinate check by your local Reviewer will avoid disappointment. ๐Ÿ‘
  12. When I saw this coming from a Reviewer, I thought there must have been a rule change I was unaware of. Like you, Max and 99, I can't see any distance restriction for multicaches in the Help Centre. Thanks for your help. ๐Ÿ‘
  13. I read this and thought it a good read with very useful information. I especially use the idea of sending a cache page submission for a coordinate check. That really does avoid disappointment. One thing I always do is post, in a Reviewer Note, photos of the cache container, a close-up of the cache location and a wider shot of GZ. This really does help get my cache published with a minimum of fuss. Has the rule changed regarding multicaches? Is there now a 2 mile (3.2km for us Down-Under) radius restriction for this type of cache or am I interpretting this incorrectly?
  14. Good thoughts here BFJ. ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜€ I've just added a 4th goal to my list...... 4. Complete more barefootjeff caches!!! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ‘
  15. I've decided to add a 4th goal...... 4. Complete more barefootjeff caches!!! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ‘ The caches I've done of his have been fantastic. They are well maintained and in great places. I'm more about geocaching experiences rather than grabbing smileys to fill grids, streaks, etc. BFJ caches certainly give me terrific geo-experiences.
  16. I don't normally do maintenance for another CO (unless specifically asked to by that CO) however, I do make an exception for a local CO husband and wife that I believe are quite elderly now. Their caches are in great locations and were placed back in the early to mid 2000s. I have these caches on my watchlist . If there's a problem, I get it sorted and place a WN log indicating the maintenance was performed. If someone places a NM log, after completing the maintenance, I contact my local Reviewer and ask them to please remove the NM attribute from the cache page which they are happy to do. There are a number of caches around that are quite special and are being cared for by our local community.
  17. I only have three geocaching goals: 1. To find a cache or caches in 50 countries around the world. I'm currently on 44 countries.... darn Covid!!! No overseas travel for me at the moment. ๐Ÿ˜– 2. To find a cache or caches on all 7 continents. I've found them on six continents so far, just Antarctica to go. One day!!! 3. To visit the site of the first geocache placement near Portland, Oregon. From Australia, it's a long way to that spot!!!! ๐Ÿฆ˜
  18. Perhaps asking the question on the Australian Geocaching Volunteer Reviewers Facebook page might get a response. I've also got my eye on some caches that I've placed a Needs Archive log on. Some were disabled by a Reviewer back in August saying they'll pass by in another 45 days. Still waiting.
  19. You could do that but you won't have access to the description, hint or previous logs when you're out in the field. Also, if you find the cache, you won't be able to log your find via the app. If you wish to remain a basic member, try one of the other apps available for your device....... https://apidevelopers.geocaching.com/partner-list
  20. This is great news. The facilities at Canberra Park look fantastic. I'm looking forward to it!
  21. Again.... I agree 100% with barefootjeff.
  22. On my geocaches, I'm 100% with barefootjeff on this!!! If a cache needs maintenance, I log a NM log. No pussy-footing around!! I then wait 4-6 weeks to see if the CO responds. If the CO can't get to the cache straight away, all they have to do is post a WN log at some point in that 4-6 weeks saying they're aware of the problem. After the 4-6 week period, if there's been no CO response, I then look at the CO's profile and see when they were last on the website, (yes, I know some cachers never or infrequently visit the website) but more importantly, when they last had a find. If there's been recent geocaching activity. I'll post a WN on the cache page asking if the CO intends to perform maintenance. I'll then follow this up with a message to the CO via the Message Centre. I'll give them another 2 weeks to respond. If no response again, the next step is a NA log to bring it to the attention of a Reviewer to, as I put it, to "determine this cache's future". If after the initial 4-6 week period after a NM log and no recent CO geocaching activity, the next step is a NA log. Hopefully, the CO will get their act together and do something about the problem. In my experience, the cache generally is archived by the Reviewer after following their processes. I'll add a caveat here. During Covid times including lockdowns, I tend to be more generous with my timeframes.
  23. I was waiting for a communication with the responses to logging tasks from a finder of one of my earthcaches. No email notification from them. I go to the Message Centre and there's no communication from them. OK, they're new players, I guess they're unsure of what to do. I decided to send a message explaining the procedure so clicked on their name to go to their public profile. I then clicked on the Send Message link and up pops their communication sent two days ago! I only looked at the Message Centre earlier in the afternoon and nothing was there! I've also been communicating with another newbie and wondered why I didn't get a response from them to my last message. It turns out my message, sent a week ago, didn't arrive in their Message Centre inbox. It wasn't until she clicked on my name that my message suddenly appeared. Definitely a bug there somewhere!
  24. Kunarion, you're a legend! I updated my graphics drivers and the problem seems to have been fixed. All my background images look normal again. Big thanks to all who assisted me here with special thanks to kunarion. ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜€
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