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GeoGeeBee

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  1. How is being FTF more expensive than, say, 20th to find? Because if it's cheaper to wait a while I can do that. If you want to be FTF, then you rush out as soon as your email notifies you of the new cache. You make a special trip to wherever that cache is, find it, and then (probably) go back home. Whereas, on a normal caching day, you plan a run that will yield a number of caches in the same area. So in terms of GPC (Gallons Per Cache), being FTF costs more.
  2. Be the change you wish to see. Talk about homeless guys with Facebook accounts, or something. There's plenty of fodder for off-topicness here.
  3. Homeless guy's got Facebook? Well, he's not really homeless then, is he? He has a home, which he can proudly say he built for himself.
  4. One of mine (GCF690)was vandalized. Someone put something very stinky in the ammo box. It was disgusting. I recently was surprised to see the same park on the news. Someone set a series of fires there, including one that burned the patch of woods where my cache used to be. http://www.wral.com/news/local/story/10688728/
  5. First, "summit" is not a verb. Second, reaching the summit of Mt. Mitchell isn't exactly a big deal; you can drive right up to the top of it. Third, Mt. Mitchell is a North Carolina State Park. If you're going to place a geocache there, you'll need a $25 permit from the state. Fourth, vacation caches are not allowed. Apart from all that, good luck and enjoy your vacation.
  6. Interesting concept, but it won't work. If you implement this, a lot of cache owners will finally figure out how to use the Owner Maintenance log to clear the NM flag. But those owners weren't really the problem, most of them fixed their cache and just didn't know how to clear the NM attribute. The problem is that the truly lazy cache owners aren't going to suddenly go out and maintain their caches. They'll just clear the attribute and leave the mess out in the field. This will happen I'm sure but eventually they will be called out on the carpet about it. You can only cheat the system so many times before the community will call shananagings. And how is that different from what we have now? You've created more work for reviewers, given cachers an idea that the cache is ok when it's not, in hopes that the CO will "eventually" be called out and change his ways. But it's not going to happen. Right now, when a cache has been long in need of maintenance, anyone who finds it has the option of placing a NA log on it. But they don't. Your proposed solution doesn't make things better. In fact, by encouraging owners to clear the NM attribute, it may make things slightly worse.
  7. Interesting concept, but it won't work. If you implement this, a lot of cache owners will finally figure out how to use the Owner Maintenance log to clear the NM flag. But those owners weren't really the problem, most of them fixed their cache and just didn't know how to clear the NM attribute. The problem is that the truly lazy cache owners aren't going to suddenly go out and maintain their caches. They'll just clear the attribute and leave the mess out in the field.
  8. I suspect this is just an urban legend geocaching tall tale. You have to put the coordinates for the actual container in the form that the reviewers see. So a reviewer does know if the final is too close to another cache, and will reject the cache for that reason.
  9. I only wish mine had been stolen. Looks like someone left some, uh, "organic material" in it instead.
  10. I think your blog idea was very creative and fun, and can't imagine what kind of a spoil-sport would actually complain about it. As for the "false logs," I would argue that they weren't false at all. Did your toy hamster ever actually FIND a geocache? Of course not, he's a toy hamster! So it's true that he Did Not Find the cache, therefore it can't be a "false log." Sadly, Groundspeak refuses to appoint me as the Supreme Arbiter of Geocaching Rules. Maybe I need to send them an updated resume'?
  11. The differently geoaware. (Politically correct for all the bleedin' hearts) GeoDeaf GeoDumb GeoBlind "People." Here it is used in a sentence: "I'm pretty sure the cache is under that lamp-post skirt, but I'm not going to look right now because there are too many people around." Or you could just quit caching in parking lots, and then there won't be an issue.
  12. And fix some stuff the last update broke.
  13. If you can cite anything that supports such a legal vulnerability, then you might want to contribute to this thread: Judging danger means legal liability? Uban Myth? So far, nobody has been able to back up such a claim. Looks to me like someone did back up such a claim, but it fell on deaf ears. Remember, having to defend an action in court is very expensive, even if you win.
  14. You mean, WE aren't the "big guys of the forum"? I'm pretty sure that we are. Well, Snoogans is, anyway.
  15. Once, at an event, I heard a reviewer say: "Yeah, that cache is horrible. But if nobody has the guts to post an NA log, it's going to be around for a while."
  16. ... but this is the first time I've seen a tree hug back!
  17. But, as you realize, GS cannot possibly restrict your ability to publish stuff on other parts of the internet. You're free to post anything you want. GS is, on the other hand, equally free to say "Get lost" and not let you use their servers.
  18. That raises an important question, one that I have often pondered: What are those pigs (and all pigs on BBQ signs) so happy about? Are they smiling because it's not THEM that's on the plate? Don't they know that they're next?
  19. I think you misspelled "Texas" in the subject line.
  20. I only advised bringing a non-conductive extraction tool. Meanwhile, someone else may have contacted TPTB resulting in this Post Reviewer Note: We do not archive caches because they are dangerous. Reviewers are not the "safety police" and if anyone feels that their personal safety is at risk during the course of searching for a geocache then they should walk away and ignore the cache listing. The wires are not designed to be moved around frequently. What will eventually occur is that the cap will come off, where they are twisted together, resulting in exposed live wiring, or the wire inside the sheathing will break and arc. I supppose it's just another Darwinian experiment perhaps. That post looks awfully rusty. Are you sure those wires are live? Is this some sort of abandoned shopping center, where the electricity was turned off long ago?
  21. Y'all should take a look at the list of "Countries" that is used for Ham Radio awards. For their purposes, Alaska and Hawaii are considered distinct countries! http://www.425dxn.org/dxcc/dxccmain.html
  22. Oh, Lord help us. This thread has now infected my Twitter feed. I may have to "unfollow" Groundspeak until this thing runs its course.
  23. You can also go here: http://www.google.com/language_tools and scroll down to "Translate a Web Page." Paste the URL into the box, and read the page in your native language.
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