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  1. There is a large portion of the muggle population who don't enjoy the idea of strange people tromping around near the graves of their loved ones whilst playing a game - and such hides do nothing to endear us to the general public. As much as i enjoy them (i'm a genealogist) i think Groundspeak will eventually have to ban cemetery hides.


    Most of us could make a trip into and out of a cemetery a solemn, quiet experience while unfortunately some are quite loud and obnoxious while searching in a cemetery. It's sad, but we will all eventually suffer for the knuckleheads.

  2. Eagle Scout here.


    A Geocaching Merit Badge would be too easy. Maybe it could be incorporated into part of Orienteering Merit Badge or something similar?


    I've seen kids pick up on using a GPSr and geocaching in 5 minutes--hardly worth a merit badge.


    And is playing a game worth a merit badge? How would you feel about Sony Playstation Merit Badge?


    Speaking as a father and scout leader who had Dyscalculia (basically numerical Dyslexia), symptoms of which are poor direction and (obviously) problems with numbers. Geocaching and all the numbers and directions, at least for me, is not "too easy."


    My second son is hardly an artist, but excels at the basics (numbers, directions, etc.) that geocaching demands.


    My daughter is a BORN artist, but has trouble with directions and numbers.


    My daughter would find the art badge "Too Easy", and my Son would struggle with it. My son, however, would excel at the Geocaching badge, but my daughter would obviously have trouble with it.


    My point ... "Too Easy" isn't "TOO EASY" for everyone.

  3. The Cache Guardian



    Some guardian ... the eyes are closed. Reminds me of a

    San Diego County Geocacher I know; not t' mention a



    Louisiana huh? By any chance have you met RocketMan?


    Yes, he was a lazy guardian.


    No, i have not met RocketMan. But i did hear he's burning out a fuse, out there ... alone.

  4. Perhaps "civil" was the wrong word. i am only asking that we appreciate the fact that some people's religious beliefs and/or customs don't appreciate ammo or condoms in a game that is meant to be enjoyed by families.


    The "Kill this thread" comment was made in jest. i am in no way trying to shut down or lock down anything. Actually, i agreed with most of your points in this discussion.

  5. Although, of course, the same should also apply to people who think that it's ridiculous to complain about ammo in caches. For some, opposition to guns and all related things is a deeply personal or religious conviction.


    Both however are against the rules/guidelines, so any discussions on whether either is considered "acceptable swag" is a moot point!


    And i agree, some people are anti-gun (as some are deeply offended by condoms), so either should not be left in ANY geocaches. Let's be civil, here, folks. :)

  6. I find it interesting that there are people who are fine with ammo being in caches because we need to teach kids about safety, but who apparently aren't fine with condoms being in caches. Shouldn't we be teaching kids about safety in both areas?


    I don't make a habit of questioning the deeply personal religious and/or personal convictions of others when it pertains to a game. I'd really rather not go there.

  7. We recently went to my hometown (30 minutes away) and visited a few caches. At one particular cache, i decided to drop two of the three coins i had in my inventory. Well ... last night i look in my swag bag (yep, you guessed it) and one of the coins are still in my bag. Now, this is all AFTER the fact that i signed the log and stated that i placed the coin into the cache.


    It may be a week before i can get back to this cache. Should i edit my log (which still won't remedy the fact that the GEOCOIN portion of the site will still state that the coin is in the cache) or is there a way to fix this error?



  8. lets see if i can stay on subject here


    ammo appropriate as swag?


    NO, not where i come from


    in countries where owning a gun is considered a Constitutional Right?...YES, why not?


    Maybe it has something to do with the fact that it's against the rules/guidelines. To me, that's enough.

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