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Everything posted by BigChiefS4

  1. I prefer to use the 'computer' between my ears for solving puzzles.
  2. No, it's not. It's not a cache at all, at least in the traditional sense. There is a log to sign, yes, but it's not a cache. It's an event, a get-together to promote caching and it's not permanent like a cache is. I log Attended on my events and will continue to do so because I attended it. Finding your own cache or solving your own puzzle is not the same thing. If you want to, or don't want to, log your own event as attended, that's your personal preference. The OP was simply looking for opinions on the matter. If they choose to not log it as attended, who are we to tell him he's wrong?
  3. I have held two events and have logged an Attended log on both. Why not? I attended it. An event is not really a cache in the traditional sense.
  4. Your link got butchered Project-GC The first time you visit it, the stats are likely to be out of date by a day or a few days. If you visit it often, like I do, it will update roughly every 24 hours.
  5. IMHO, there's a difference between getting a TFTC log from a newbie vs getting a TFTC log from a veteran cacher.
  6. The real question is - what are you going to do about it? If you don't like the quality of the caches you find, then find a great spot and hide your own. However, please make sure you're ready to do this. Go out and find a hundred or so before you decide to hide your own. There's nothing worse than a new cacher who wants to hide their own cache and the coords are off or many other issues (not that experienced cachers are immune to that).
  7. I would never grab a trackable directly from another cacher unless multiple attempts have been made to contact them and they aren't responding (and yes, I've had to do that more than once). In bflentje's case, I'm sure he would've made the effort to drop the trackable in the cache if he had ever been contacted. In his case, however, slapsh0t just yanked it from him, causing consternation and confusion for everyone.
  8. This is one of my recent favorites: Five Phalanges to Fix Your Flute
  9. MN's oldest - Alvin's Phone Line http://coord.info/GC9FF - was replaced in May 2002 with a 5 gallon bucket, but at least it's been over 10 years.
  10. I can't login to ANY of my computers at home now. Tried with Firefox, IE and Chrome. All give me the same useless generic error. Please correct the following issues: An error occurred while logging in. Please try your request again. If you continue to have problems, please send an email to contact@geocaching.com.
  11. I DNF'ed a cache called War and Peace yesterday. Did you give it a good 5-10 but come up empty? Yep. I actually gave it longer, but it was the end of the day and I was getting a little frustrated, especially on a 2/1.5. Oh well, can't find 'em all. Back on topic, I have had an increasingly large number of TFTC's in my logs on my caches. I admit I probably logged a few of those when I first started, but after reading previous logs on the caches I found, I started getting more and more verbose. Now, if a seasoned cacher logs that, I figure they didn't like my cache.
  12. I DNF'ed a cache called War and Peace yesterday.
  13. It's not against geocaching ideology. As a matter of fact, it fits right in because there are many different cache types. Unless you have solved every puzzle near where you want to place your cache, you will never know if the area has a cache nearby without the reviewers help. It's part of the game. It's frustrating, yes, but it's perfectly doable. Check out my home area. I have lots of puzzles nearby that I haven't solved, yet I still manage to hide a cache. If you are traveling and wanting to place a cache somewhere away from your home area, you have to ask yourself how you are going to maintain that cache when it goes missing. I say "when" because it will go missing sooner or later. Either that or the log will get wet or some other act of nature destroys it. If it's not near your home, who's going to maintain it? I don't see a need to change hobbies. You simply need to reevaluate your expectations of this hobby.
  14. Its so that trackables placed in the cache have reasonably accurate mileage applied to them. So if a trackable is in a race where the objective is to cover most miles if the coordinates of a mystery were a long way from the final cache location the mileage applied to the trackable could be significantly increased or reduced. This is an example of that: http://coord.info/GC3895 I believe this cache is locked so that trackables can't be dipped into it.
  15. If that was the case, then there would be no need to have puzzle or mystery caches because everyone would know where they are.
  16. Not where I live. Fake, posted coords must be min. 1/10 mile from any other cache coordinates. Several of us were told this, and no we did not misunderstand! If there is not a physical cache at the posted coordinates for a puzzle, then there is NO requirement to have it be 1/10th of a mile from other caches. Period. Your reviewer is wrong and I would appeal to GS.
  17. Yep, pretty much. Or else you will run into that situation quite often. It's not as bad outside of metro areas, but where I live, it's harder.
  18. Puzzles have two sets of coordinates. The posted coordinates, at which there is no physical cache, can be anywhere, even on top of another cache. The actual coordinates of the physical cache, which are identified by an additional waypoint on the cache page, must be at least 0.1 miles away from another physical cache.
  19. Put a code in each individual cache or 1 number of the coords. The only way to finish is to find each cache, unless there is sharing between cachers (which WILL happen at some point). If you have 15 caches, then A=first number of the coords, B=second number, etc etc.
  20. All that does is a ROT13 on the log entry. Anyone can read it after decoding it.
  21. If you want to contact the CO, just email him from his profile page. Another trick is to write a Note on the cache and then immediately delete it from the cache page. The CO will get the email with your message, but it won't be there for everyone else to see. However, if anyone is watching that cache, they will get the message, too.
  22. You can't believe everything you read on the Internet...just what we need is more FUD.
  23. That's a bad analogy because GC and FB are not competing with each other. If you don't want to use it, then don't use it. It's as simple as that.
  24. The military needs 3 things in order to succeed: beans, bullets and band-aids. I was in the bullets category but later moved to the beans.
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