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  1. The first one that comes to mind is Guts of the mountain. The first time the owner asked in a local forum if somebody wants to join him (in December) and I took that chance. Came back several times to show it to friends, none of them were cachers.
  2. I started in 2009 after my wife left me and lost my job soon afterwards, because I needed something to do. I've visitid places I would have never cone across, thanks to this hobby. That's why I stick to it.
  3. Unless something goes terribly wrong, I will achive that with less than 1000 finds in total this year. Unfortunatly I can't make a challenge cache out of that. :)
  4. I remember a story of a young boy being shot in the leg while caching with his father. Hard to imagine something like this happening in Europe: https://www.mercurynews.com/2011/09/28/trial-begins-in-shooting-of-boy-13-geocaching-with-his-father/
  5. Fair point, the layout could surely be optimized.
  6. I think GS will handle this new feature the same way like in the forums. There's now an option to flag a posting as funny, helpful etc.. It's just an additional information for those who are interested in that kind of stuff and it doesn't affect the order in which postings are displayed. If they add an option to sort logs by "most helpful" or "great stories" I don't see any harm. If you like it, use it, if you don't like it, ignore it.
  7. Heavens, I read your answer and thought "What the heck are siler pics?" before I noticed my typo. Bad keyboard! Go to your room! At least I didn't write "Soiler Pics". I've looked a bit closer, and indeed most of the spoilers are from newbies. One of them is from the owner who attached it to a maintainance log, but didn't add it to the listing. So I guess it was just a coincidence that I stumbled over this a few times in a row.
  8. I've noticed an uprise of spoiler pics in logs in the last months. I don't care much aboiut it, but owners mightn get pissed. Is it just a local phenomenon or is this a worldwide trend?
  9. I fully understand that, more than you might think. It's just that I really dislike the concept of PMO caches. I'm not trying to discourage people from hiding P&G caches, but, it's possible to hide a nice and easy to find cache that won't get muggled every second day without making it PMO in an urban area, too. You just have to put a little more thought into it.
  10. I thought this would be clarified in the very next sentence of the post you quoted: Need more examples? Take a look at the hides of this guy.
  11. To deal with "Hey look, theres an app for that!" "cachers". Of course, and I know that some local cachers are glad that this option exists, because it reduced their maintainance effort significantly. However, paying 30 bucks a year doesn't make you a "better cacher". @Viajero Perdido: I've found my way, too. PMO caches are not the reason for it.
  12. There are other ways to make sure this doesn't happen. Like, don't hide a <self censored> 1.5/1.5 Traditional micro in an urban area. In my eyes, PMO caches are the easy way out and violate the spirit of what geocaching was meant to be, just like some other things GS focused on to make more money. There, I said it, shoot me.
  13. I had the tombstone in mind, but your version is more tasteful.
  14. This cacher has been archived but is available for viewing for archival purposes.
  15. It was my understanding that a cache will not be unarchieved if it was archieved by a reviewer because of no owner reaction. Around here, the CHS doesn't seem to make any difference at all. Reviewers react on NA logs, and owners usually react on NM's or multiple DNFs. If they don't, somebody logs NA and the circle is closed. Of course this is just my impression and might not be universally true even in my area..
  16. That's why you should change your provider regularly, since you can keep your old phone number. Bad news is that Groundspeak has a monopoly. ETA: Sorry, didn't notice this was a resurrected thread.
  17. It was an excellent rebuttal. Can't stop laughing about that. On topic: I realize I'm in the minority here, but I always read the cache description. Exceptions are copy/paste descriptions of series (I just look if there is some additional info at the beginning or the end) and articles copied over from wikipedia (a link would suffice). That's also true for almost all caches I get notifications for, even if I'm not planning to go for them in the near future. Maybe it's because I am planning all my cache hunts at home and almost never go caching spontaniously. I also read the latest logs that contain more information than "+1", "Quick find" and so on. If the majority of logs are like that, it also tells me something about the cache and I just scan if there is one written by people I know who always write informativev or interresting logs. I mostly ignore attributes, though.
  18. My "best" DNF was a multi. We planned to meet at a rather unknow hut for lunch and I deceided to take a longer hike because of said cache. The first stage was "hidden" in an entry in the guestbook of another hut, the rest were physical stages hidden along the small trail leading to the the goal. Most waymarks were destroyed because of some dispute between the few people living there, so the cache description was my only guide. At the third stage I couldn't find the container with the coordinates for the next stage and had no idea where to go. Lots of logging roads beneath me and I spent so much time looking for the container that I lost sight of two or three people heading (presumably) to the same hut. So I called my girlfriend and tried to explain the situatiom: "I can't find a stage and don't know which way to go." "Where are you now?" "Well, in the middle of the woods. I don't know how to describe my position otherwise than telling you the coords." To my luck the guys I had seen before already had arrived at the hut, and since they knew the trail I was able to describe where I was, and they told me which way to go. I really earned that delicious "Schweinsbraten" that day. A few weeks later the hut was closed and the owner announced that the cache will be archived because of that. I offered to remove the containers since I still had to settle a score with that cache. Guess what, I couldn't find stage three again, but it was fun picking up the other containers. I returned them to the owner at a hiking event a few weeks later.
  19. All formulas should be written in reverse Polish notation.
  20. I've just "found" one webcam cache, it was fun. I had to make sure that somebody is online to take a screenshot while I was standing at the right spot. "Hey, can you see me?" "Yep, picture taken, check your mail." With the advent of smartphones most of the charm was lost and won't return.
  21. Hidden on <date of burrial> with permission.
  22. Too bad that mail was not sent under a different theme in the name of a cache they did find..
  23. Seems like GS learned that lesson in the early days.
  24. Quoted from such a site (Google translation): Not really much owners can do about it.
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