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  1. A gc code to the old cache would be helpful to see the logs.


    But, if it appears to have been sitting in a cache for that long, chances are someone grabbed it and never logged it properly.

  2. In Victoria, BC, Canada, we are saturated with caches. There's at least 1000 within a 30min drive.

    Compared to many areas, that is not dense/saturated.


    How about having time limits on caches? 2 years, 5 years, 7 years?

    I would say 5 years and then it has to be removed. Since the CO would be asked to remove it, they would have the first crack at replacing it.

    By far, at least in my experience, the older caches are way better than the current junk being thrown out. This is backwards logic.


    If the CO doesn't respond then a flag could be posted at that location that it needs removal. If someone wants to put a cache near there, then they have to remove the old one.

    That's just plain theft. The container belongs to the original CO, and only the original CO. You don't seem to be using that lawn mower beside your house, maybe I should just come take it to clean up the area. This is no different. You also forget that there are multiple listing sites. Just because this gc site doesn't meet the standards of the CO doesn't mean the others won't.

  3. $39/365 days a year is about $.10 a day. Can't get a phone call for that much these days.

    Nor is GS providing the infrastructure for phone calls, apples to steak comparison. They have a copule computers sitting in a rack in Washington. They don't have lines running everywhere, they don't have infrastructure all over the country or the world. I don't get why people continually compare a simple website to entire phone networks.


    Now consider this, for a personal website it costs about $10-$20 a month, about $10-$30 dollars a year for domain registration/renewal multiply that by 10-20 for a business site.

    If you're paying $10/month for a "personal web site", you're getting ripped, that aside, you divide the numbers by the claimed 5 million users, it comes to pennies. Anytime you scale, the cost per user should get cheaper, if its not, you don't know how to scale.


    Add the cost of licensing a database for online use

    Licensing a database? The "database" comes from the users, and last I checked, they don't pay users for listings, despite the fact that they are making a profit from those listings.


    coding (or programmers) and system designers to build a back end, web developers and designers to build a usable website

    A common complaint seems to be they don't have enough programmers, so apparently they aren't paying too many of them. Bugs go months before being acknowledged and in some cases years before being fixed.

  4. Something like 5,000,000 geocachers pay $40 every year, for a total of around $200,000,000

    and Big Brother doesn't even pay a shekel to the Reviewers...?

    Not all 5 million accounts are premium, but a quick statistical analysis puts the number between 150,000 and 200,000.


    Even at that, the cost per user is extremely high considering they provide no original content, nor do they pay for content. There is no other website in the world that falls into this category with such a high per user cost.

  5. Looks to me like it might more related to proximity than premium vs non premium. I picked a local cluster of 7 caches and zooming from 12 to 11 reduced the cluster to 5. Seems like loads of individual caches go away at level 11 but the general patterns remain. Solution is to search at level 12.

    Look a the specific example links I gave, you'll see the issue.


    z=12 is just too far in to research.

  6. What was the wap.geocaching.com site all about? I've never heard of it.

    And they wonder why no one used it..


    It was a very lightweight version of the site, no images, limited functionality. The few times I used it I thought it was a pain to navigate, but others seemed to like it I guess. It was a lot faster, especially on a fringe connection.

  7. Where exactly are you caching? I've never come across a lot of the items you are mentioning.


    Moldy containers are just going to happen. People choose bad containers that aren't air tight to start with, then even when the containers are good, they often aren't closed properly by other cachers. Improperly closed containers is probably one of the top maintenance issues out there. I've come across food in containers too, mainly bubble gum, and I think people really believe that as long as its in the container that wildlife won't find it, although thats obviously not true, so I typically remove such items.

  8. Ruggedness and water proof and accuracy are the primary reasons I primarily cache with a "real" gps (I use an Oregon, used to use and still have a blue etrex). I still keep my smart phone with me, but if I expect ruggedness, the possibility of falling, getting wet, or whatever, the phone stays in the car.


    I've been known to get a string of P&G's with just my phone though, but thats rare.

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