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  1. I see I needed the sarcastic smiley and a question mark might have helped too. This was refering back to post 115 when Eclryam (I think) claimed that no one had called her a thief. As you have pointed out so well accusing someone of stealing something is the same as calling them a thief.


    I gotta admit I was having a hard time reconciling that statement along with the next one agreeing with sbell. :(


    That is the best looking pic of you I have ever seen!


    (must note that the pic I am seeing is a large yellow smiley face. Because the creepy man changes his pics hourly)


    ^That was for future forum reference. Pretty sure I will do something to be banned for life at one point and wont be here to explain my post.

  2. I never realised that log-book stamps are frowned upon by some – oops – I had one made up for our team very early on in our geocaching career – as I had seen a couple of stamp impressions in other logbooks, and thought they looked great.


    We don’t use it in teeny tiny logs, as it is about an inch square, but we do always use it where there is ample space. Not in lieu of handwriting – we always write at the very least the date and our first names, usually more than that – what we think of the location, details of any trades etc etc.


    Is that considered somehow inappropriate / annoying?


    As for a “proper” signature – I’ve never signed my full name in a cache signature-style (what I would use to sign a cheque) – and I’m pretty sure I’ve not seen anyone else do that either, at least it’s certainly not common.

    They are not frowned upon, there are just a few people who for some unknown reason like to stir up a bunch of garbage about it. If you like to stamp tthe logs, stamp the logs. If anyone ever deletes a log because of it, they are just some kind or control freak, and I wouldn't let it bother you..


    Wow, you need to settle down. I didn't see anyone that was ready to delete logs because of anything mentioned in this thread. You and a certain narcissistic person got your gonch in a knot and went on a tangent.


    I started this thread on a lark. Not to provoke people but to open a general discussion and it seems to have brought out the worst in people.


    I'll leave it open because I am some kind of control freak who knows nothing about Plastics. (snicker)


    Just make sure the pens that hold the ink are not made of plastic. It degrades in sunlight like a rose in liquid nitrogen.


    Roses don't degrade in liquid nitrogen. They freeze (because it's very, very cold) and become brittle (therefore easily shattered). Didn't they show you this in high school? ... er, never mind.


    I never lernt that in hi skool.


    If you wish to talk about plastics I will be most very welcoming if you would start an off topic thread.

  4. At what point does pedantry completely eliminate all traces of fun in geocaching? By all appearances, it would seem the game can handle quite a bit. In keeping with the legal standard, I'm going to start demanding that all logs in my caches be written in blue or black ink.


    Just make sure the pens that hold the ink are not made of plastic. It degrades in sunlight like a rose in liquid nitrogen.

  5. The log is not a legal document so I am not sure I understand that comparison. As a practical matter I have signed my name with the green markings from a leaf. And even under the best conditions my legal signature is a scrawl that may or may not be readable. I have used my last name as my online id, signed caches with my first name and now that I have a new online id it can get even more confusing. So perhaps a sticker would help.


    I have seen repetitive cachers slap stickers on log sheets like they would do on a repetitive caching trail, so I can understand why some people find it annoying. But I probably have other things to worry about.


    I understand people that have no issue with it. I was just bored and was looking for others opinions. I find it odd that most of the people that respond really have no issue with it but take the time to reply and say they have better things to worry about.


    No one has to respond to every thread they read.

  6. Why did you start this post AFTER a reviewer stated that stamps and stickers are permitted?


    Why are you attacking me? It goes against my personal caching ethics. This is what happens in a free world.


    I know you like to follow me and attack everything I say but please just walk away if you have nothing to add.


    What would happen if they used a sticker made of plastic? It would degrade as fast as a rose in liquid nitrogen!

  7. I have seen people complain about people slapping a sticker signature or stamping one all over a log.

    My question is, Geocaching.com and Groundspeak says that we must sign the log to claim a find. Pretty basic.


    In the legal sense... a sticker is NOT considered a signature.

    In the legal sense ... a STAMP is not either unless it has been authorized by a notary.


    So in any sense.. neither should be considered acceptable.


    The best case is that a team or family has taken the time to have a stamp made or stickers and use them.


    The worst case is that people use them to get numbers and dont even visit the chaches these stickers or stamps are placed on.


    I have no dog in this fight but just find it odd that the guidelines say that you have to sign the log to claim a find but will accept a sticker or stamp as a signature...

  8. I thought the physical logbook had to be signed though? A sticker or stamp is not a signature.

    It is. Any marking you leave in the logbook identifying yourself or your group is a signature.


    A stamp or sticker does not indicate you left a mark though. A stamp... maybe... A sticker? no.


    Where do you get your definition of a signature BTW?


    And how does Groundspeak define it?


    Actually I will bow out of this thread and start one that deals with my question.

  9. I'm not sure why topics like this even draw debate.


    Log it, don't log it, get a smilie or don't, get a badge or don't... none of this affects my (or your) game.


    Because some people dont like changes. :unsure:


    The idea of picking up a soccer ball and running with it probably created rugby and American football. Once the ball was picked up with the hands, it became a different sport. Not that it was a bad idea, but it wasn't soccer.


    Change can alter a sport to the point where it becomes unrecognizable.


    Change can alter anything. As long as it is a change for the better then change is good.


    For example: the Guidelines that Groundspeak presents do change as time goes by. Like many things, guidelines and rules change with the times. And for a good reason.


    Change for the sake of change is silly. I don't see that here.


    The only way to tell if change is good or bad is to think about it and make wise choices.


    It may not be good or it may be great.


    Just never give an exwife a second chance... just sayin...

  10. I got my legs scratched up quite badly by stinging nettles a month or so ago. Perhaps I should call CTV in hysterics so they'll run a sensationalist piece about that too.


    Or maybe I'll just wear long pants in the woods from now on.


    I don't know how long pants would protect you from 7 foot tall stems that could permanently scar you and cause severe blistering and temporary or permanent blindness.


    Apples to Oranges...


    read this.

  11. I could do a thin closed foam gasket real easy, thanks for the suggestion, even a thin leather seal glued to the metal could do a good job. I will try to do a little work on this thing and place it tomorrow, I will put in some pictures to show how it works out. Larry


    Yeah, yours would be easy to add a gasket. I'm glad to hear that you are open to upgrading the container.


    Cache on!!


    This should be made a sticky. People come to the forums to ask questions and get them.


    People come here to get opinions and don't like the ones they get and argue.


    People come here to get advice and get snarked at.


    This was all good.

  12. I have seen about 5 of these... And I only have 94 finds. These are VERY common, and so far none of them have had wet log issues.


    I found several of these types of caches while on Vancouver island. It seems to be the equivalent to micros in a spruce tree.


    I thought the first 3 were neat...


    Having said that... I live in the land of micros in a spruce tree and have hidden a few that way myself. I might hide some that way.


    The ones I found in Vancouver had no wet logs. The ziplock was glued to the fake front in such a way that even if the plastic failed they would be OK.


    When and if I do hide one of these, I will check up on it often.

  13. If the people that hated micros and nannos so much were to place an ammo can everywhere then there would be no place for a micro.


    I prefer to find a nice ammo can or decent sized container but I have no problems with micros because I am disabled and most days I cannot walk more than a couple of KMs.


    Like everyone (I think) I agree that a micro has its place and it also has a place it should not be.

  14. First of all I bought this container... is it a regular or small?jpg-1.jpgdgfdgfdgf.jpg


    Secondly, I wanted to place this on an island I always visited as a child with my friends. It's in a creek about .5 of a mile to a mile wide. The water is up to your chest. The issue with this is my GPS is not waterproof. How do I get the coordinates? I don't have a boat... I don't want to hold it above my head because sometimes the water goes up to my neck and even my mouth! What should I do? Should I just not place it there?


    The first pic makes it look huge! It goes from floor to ceiling! It is about five times as tall as your cat!


    The second pic scared me even more! your hand is massive!



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