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  1. 2 minutes ago, oz_bean_counter said:

     

    Are you wanting to put your caches up for adoption?

    If so, I'll do some maintenance for you.

     

    No sarcasm, I really will.

    Please message me and I will send you the details. We can negotiate from there.

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  2. I think you are getting this all wrong. It is about a new mechanism to build on adoption not to create adoption itself. To adopt a cache using the mechanism, it still needs the past owner’s consent.

  3. Hello, I have been noticing that many perfectly fine geocaches have been archived due to the owner not wanting to maintain them or because of a minor issue. This gave me an idea. What if there can be a little feature where you can make yourself available for adopting a cache and owners can see it in a tab. An owner can also make their cache available for adoption. It would be like a tab which will show up with a list of local cachers which are available and a tab with a list of caches which are available. With buttons like “request for someone to adopt” and “request to adopt”. This will make finding a adoptor or cache to adopt easier then posting in the forums which are not really a place for local affairs. I would like to see this feature implemented in order to ensure that the experience I had can be shared with other cachers.

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  4. 7 hours ago, Keystone said:

     

     

    I suggest that you re-submit the cache page if and when your hiding suspension is lifted.  Do NOT re-submit before that time.

     

     

    Is that supposed to be a suggestion or a fact?

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  5. Hello. I know this is quite controversial, but is it okay to respond to the reviewer note for this cache? (GC94CFP) I was suspended from submitting caches, but this cache was already submitted. The suspension mail reads like this:

    “Taken in context with past warnings and the recent suspension of your account, we are concerned that you are not acting in good faith with this cache submission. Therefore, we are suspending your cache hiding privileges for a period of 1 month.

    This suspension applies to you personally in every way. During the suspension period you are not to submit geocaches (including events) for publication using your personal account, a team account, or any other account including the accounts of others. Nor will you be permitted to adopt any geocache listings. You may continue to use Geocaching.com's services to find geocaches and enjoy the game in all other ways besides hiding caches. Your cooperation with this suspension is required.” I am asking this to be safe rather than sorry. By the way, the title of the cache is supposed to convey the next level engineering of the cache. I would like if an expert can answer this dilemma.

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  6. 9 hours ago, bluesnote said:

    Just my two cents on the update:

     

    Personally, I think the new update was just haphazardly put together. I don't understand the reasoning to default the lists to display distances from your home coordinates. That said, it is a nice option to have if Groundspeak wishes to integrate both options into the old, better version.

     

    I do not like having all of my finds (thousands of them) on one page. I like having them split into 20 caches per page. I dislike the fact that you can no longer see when the cache was last found by another user. If the old system isn't broke, why fix it? IMO, this does more harm than good. I can see what Groundspeak was trying to do, but it seemed like it didn't work as there wasn't anything to fix in the first place.

    I agree. Instead of discarding a much loved feature, why not merge it into the other “updated” feature. There was nothing to fix in the first place. By merging them, the cost of maintaining the “old” feature is now eliminated.

  7. I want the old one back. It has more functions (e.g can view when a cache was last found). The new version is annoying and inconvenient, especially when I am planning a trackable gathering trip or viewing if someone has left swag or something in a cache. Is there a similar thing to the old version? The feature was the reason why I use the geocaching website and now with it removed, there is no use in me visiting the website. Please delete the new version due to it being quite lacking and hard to interact with and bring back the old version. It will save time. Edit: Removing functionality for basic members to see logs is going way to far. Imagine being a beginner trying to find your first cache which does not even have a hint. I think it is a step backwards from the previous updates. Instead of bringing more players in and getting more people to go premium (by making them have to pay to see logs). It is just pushing them back due to the lack of functionality. This also destroys the ability of all members voting which logs are the best. Please revert this update. We are getting annoyed with having to look through each cache.

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  8. Hello, I do not know why, but somehow on the website, when I click on the geocaches a user has found and then click on the type, it just shows up with a randomly arranged list of geocaches. Back in the day, there was a chronological list where you can see if the caches are for beginners, if the caches have trackables, if they are premium, their D/T rating and you can send them to your GPS device. (Those are just the main features) What happened? Why has it changed? Can it please be reverted because it is getting annoying especially when I am looking through the list of caches I have found to see if they have been found to see if somebody might have added some new swag or trackables.

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  9. 5 minutes ago, TriciaG said:

    The letter says you cannot adopt caches, either. Those are active caches, even more "legitimate" than archived or retracted ones. So if I had to bet on it, I'd be that no, you cannot un-archive caches during the suspension.

    I did not adopt the caches. Those are my caches. Here are the GC codes. GC94AR4 and GC94AR5.Plus they were retracted.

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  10. 2 hours ago, baer2006 said:

    You should contact the reviewer, which originally published those hides. If you inadvertently archived the hides, and it has not been too long ago, the reviewer will usually unarchive it on request. Of course I don't know, if your "suspension" applies here or not.

     

    But BTW, in your accounts hide list, I see only 7 active, but no archived ones. What am I missing here?

    The reviewer is Ministro. I do not find him quite easy to cooperate with. And from the rules, and my suspension mail, it does not mention unarchival after suspension. You cannot see those caches which I archived because as soon as they were published, I disabled then archived them since the reviewer retracted the caches after I disabled them. (The cache mentioned in the letter is not one of these caches). The reviewer basically asked why I was disabling them right after publication when I was just thinking if the cache should live on. Need answers supported by facts.

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  11. 1 hour ago, palmetto said:

     

     

    No, I don't believe so. From a reviewer perspective, unarchive is exactly the same as publish.  When your hiding suspension is over, you can revisit this. 

    But technically, hasn’t it already been published? Is your claim supported by Groundspeak or the rules? Does it just depend on the reviewer? Just asking for proof since I am confused about this situation. Forgot to mention but the reviewer is Ministro so maybe you can ask him or Groundspeak directly?

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  12. Hello, I have been suspended from hiding caches, however there are caches which have already been published which I archived and are still there. Is it possible to unarchive them under my suspension? The suspension letter reads like this: “Taken in context with past warnings and the recent suspension of your account, we are concerned that you are not acting in good faith with this cache submission. Therefore, we are suspending your cache hiding privileges for a period of 1 month.

    This suspension applies to you personally in every way. During the suspension period you are not to submit geocaches (including events) for publication using your personal account, a team account, or any other account including the accounts of others. Nor will you be permitted to adopt any geocache listings. You may continue to use Geocaching.com's services to find geocaches and enjoy the game in all other ways besides hiding caches. Your cooperation with this suspension is required.

    At the conclusion of the suspension, we trust that any cache submissions will be fully compliant with the hiding guidelines and our Terms of Use. Further issues would result in more disciplinary action against your account.

    Regards,

    Geocaching HQ Admin”.

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  13. Hello all, in my local area there are two geocaches which owner is now inactive. I see they are at a threat of being archived and I want to acquire them. How do I contact the original owner respectfully and without getting reported or something else bad happening? The geocaches’ codes are: GC4F7QP and GC4FD46. 

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