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  1. 8 minutes ago, L0ne.R said:

    Currently I have way more than enough FPs to give, so running low on them is not an issue for me. Back before 2012, I ran out of them frequently. But I felt it was more important to use the FP system as intended, as a tool to help others find good caches. So I removed them from archived caches. 


    One way to alleviate the guilt is to start a public list. Here's mine, I call it "Archived Favourites". 


    Now that I have a lot of FPs to give,  I leave them on archived caches but I will remove them from archived caches that ended up abandoned - generally, reviewer archived caches. I don't want my name on the list of people who rewarded an irresponsible cache owner.

    Very helpful and great idea, thanks!

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  2. On 1/25/2020 at 4:53 AM, Seeker_Knight said:

    I need to find out how to go about getting my own trackable items into the system. I own a laser engraver, and can easily make custom wooden coins with my equipment and my  own designs. I thought of making a whole series of wooden coins with Maryland related themes that would be trackable. Is there any rule that precludes making your own stuff, provided you have the means to mark them with the appropriate numbers that I could get from Geocaching.com.
    Anyone who has done this please pass on any info you might have. I think it would be great to offer some items that are not so commercial and more of a unique piece of art.
    Thanks in advance for any tips.

    I bought a trackable and 3D printed my own custom one with the code on it. I genuinely don't see why somebody would steal it for its material value, e.g. "oooh shiny coin!" and the TBs goal is literally the trackable itself. Somebody would have to intentionally keep it despite the obvious goal and text stating otherwise. Guarantee it will go missing within days of release, still.


  3. 2 hours ago, kunarion said:


    .I run a colorizing extenstion in my browser, too.  I don't remove Favorite Points.  My selection is not conditional.  That is, I don't return to to each cache to ensure the cache is still exactly as cool as when I found it.  So when it's archived, the FP remains because that's why I placed a FP... I loved the cache.  I think a lot of cachers also do this, because my high Favorite caches remain that way even after I archive them.  Maybe other people will see which caches are preferred, but that only happens if the FPs remain.  Anyway, as said, some people move the FPs around, and there's no particular rule about that.

    My eyes...

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  4. On 4/16/2020 at 4:57 PM, Moun10Bike said:


    Yes, it is from a list. The guy behind this has a script that tests random alphanumeric codes and when he gets a "hit" - meaning that whatever system he is using reports that the code is valid - he adds it to his lists, which he posts daily on Facebook.

    Unfortunately this is too easy to do. If I genuinely wanted to, I, a 17yo techie with no social life, could make a script in a few hours that does this. It would definitely help if geocaching.com only allowed them to attempt to log a trackable X times a minute/hour, so for example if you enter an incorrect code 10 times in the time span of 60 seconds, it doesn't let you attempt to log in again for a few minutes. This type of concept is used for most sites when you try to log in- after so many failed password attempts they lock you out from trying for a little while. It would greatly reduce the efficiency of these scripts while almost never irritating real humans.


    For the record I genuinely do not want to brute force anything, it was just an example. I love the geocaching community a lot.

  5. 2 minutes ago, Max and 99 said:

    Totally understandable. I guess it all depends on who owns that cache. ?

    True. Some people seem to take geocaching a bit more seriously than others. I tend to stay relaxed about it. While that means I don't get offended by something(especially so trivial) like this, it also means I tend to annoy other people a bit more.

  6. Typical story: I found a cache I liked a lot so I gave it a favorite point. A year or so later it's archived, and I'm low on favorite points.

    I figured that the main reason for FPs is to filter caches on a map to get the "best" ones in the area.

    If a cache is archived, it won't show up regardless. Am I being a jerk by removing FPs from archived caches?

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  7. On 6/17/2020 at 6:14 PM, CAVinoGal said:


    I can't beat that, but on a recent trip to the East Coast (US) to visit family, I picked up TB5YX7J that had recently resurfaced after 5 years.  It appears to be the original travel bug!  I added a USA plastic thingee, and I took it to a couple of states, took some photos, and left it in a very nice, frequently visited, frequent TB exchange, hotel in Vermont. I hope it's journeys continue!

    I'm genuinely curious as to how nobody took it in 10 years of sitting there. Amazing journey to see regardless.

  8. 11 hours ago, Goldenwattle said:

    I have examined the tag on the original photograph and it's different. That appears to be a tag for a jeep. The tag I have with this TB does have 'The Salvation Army' on it, so that matches, even though the bell is now a ball. Stranger and stranger...

    Did the TBO maybe replace the TB, thinking it was lost for good?

  9. 1 minute ago, Goldenwattle said:


    This TB was last placed (supposedly) in a cache, but no-one mentions seeing it there, while other TBs are mentioned. It was placed in a cache in New York, USA in 2005 and I retrieved it from a cache in Canberra, Australia this year 2020.


    So between a TB going missing, and resurfacing eventually, 15 years.

    That's really cool! I wonder who would move it such a far distance and not say anything? ?

  10. On 2/7/2020 at 12:02 PM, cerberus1 said:

    Do a search (top right on all forum pages) for "longevity", and there's different opinions.  :)

    Thanks, I read Snoogan's thread and it helped a lot. The TB was a fidget spinner, no doubt stolen for that reason. Thankfully it was my first TB, and I learned my lesson early on ?

  11. What's the longest time you've seen between a TB going missing, and resurfacing eventually? (Held hostage, taken and not logged, left in archived cache, etc.)

    On the same topic, what might be a few good tips for TB longevity?

    Back in April of last year, I had a TB go missing. Still holding out hope that one day it will resurface. ?

  12. 10 hours ago, Keystone said:

    Asking for two caches to be published at 1:23 pm and 4:56 pm because "sequential numbers are cool" will not be met with a favorable reception from your reviewer.

    Yeah :p

    Less that six hours after I submitted my cache for review, the reviewer gave it the all clear and set the release time to 6/22 around 12:00 PM

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  13. 9 hours ago, cerberus1 said:

    Realize that Reviewers have lives too, and a specific time may be pushing it, but it can't hurt to ask.   :)

    I'd ask about a certain date when I send it for review.

    I got mine to publish at an exact time, down to the minute. Probably just lucked out.

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