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  1. I have the problem with mine, but ONLY when I use rechargable batteries with my old cheap charger (which I think overcharges). The problem supposedly is worse with lithium batteries too (which I never used).


    I found as some have suggested that whacking the unit seems to help, but what helps even more was to pull the batteries and put them in a flash light or something for several minutes. Worked every time.


    Once I went to a new charger, I never saw this problem again, unless I got behind on battery charging and pulled the old charger back out.

  2. If you find a hard cache that should have a rating of 3/3, but it was originally under-rated at 2/2, shouldn't you get credit for that? I would think so.


    But, to accept that, you also have to allow the possibility of an easy cache that got over-rated to start with.


    As far as the "data model", it would become more complex to keep a history of d/t and have to rematch that to when you found it every time stats are updated. Although not impossible, this isn't as easy as it sounds.


    The simple solution, if you don't like the stats, start tracking on your own, and generate stats off your own data. GSAK and a couple macro's are capable of this quite easily.

  3. If the main listing site would never submit to a governing body (I'd bet money on this), then what good would forming one do?


    Sadly, people equate this listing site as being the "governing body" of geocaching.


    Even if one were formed and said (lets not argue this point, its an example) "Virtuals are real caches, and therefore should be listed and searched", this site would still never list them, so what good is a body that no one will submit to as an authority?


    Once you break the bad concept that this site is the only place to find caches, such a concept may gain some traction.

  4. Since both the overhead (at all zoom levels) and street view show what appears to be the same thing, then its doubtful that any building has been there for a while.


    Reading through the logs, lots of people have commented (but didn't give any specifics) about the liking the container and the camo job.


    My gut feeling is that its there, and that picture is misleading.

  5. Actually a lot of people have read into what 8601 really says.


    It does not clarify what the first day of the week is, only how it counts weeks.


    A lot of confusion comes in because numerically Monday is referred to as "1", so Sunday is referred to as "7" by many programming languages, etc. BUT, and this is very important, we all know computers don't start counting at 1, they start counting at 0, thats right, a big ZERO.. And guess what day that is? SUNDAY.


    So, indeed, Sunday is the start of the sequence.

  6. Disc space can always be solved, real estate is a different matter.

    USA (all 50 plus DC) is 3.8 million square miles, laid out in a square you can get 100 caches per square mile, so there's room for 380 million caches in the USA alone.


    I think there's still a little bit of space left...

  7. The concepts aren't at all the same. Never confuse geocaching with a competition. Athletes go to the Olympics with the intent to compete for awards.

    The concept is exactly the same.


    If a CO is publishing a list of the order of completion, then by those very actions completing the tasks in a timely manor IS a competition, and getting your name on the list is a reward.

  8. ...and the order matters -- why??

    Are you one of those kids that has a whole bunch of trophies for just showing up?


    You believe that the kid who got last place should get the same size trophy as the kid who got first place?


    You think competition is bad for your self esteem?


    You don't think first place should be recognized because it makes the last place person feel bad?




    If you still don't get it, maybe we should call off the Olympics and just send all of them home with gold medals.

  9. Sorry to be the one, but


    Caches need to have containers.


    I'm sure a reviewer/moderator will be along soon to confirm that.

    So you have some strict definition of a "container" and try to enforce it to the point of taking the joy and fun out of a novel idea?


    Looks like it has a lid, the log was dry, and it had a writing utensil in it (something I WISH was a requirement). Better than half the caches I've found.

  10. as caches are not allowed to promote an agenda.

    Religion and agendas related to it are expressed very heavily all over the place. For the most part, earth-caches push a strong agenda of evolution, age of the earth (its only 6,000 years old, not millions or billions), and other false agendas.


    So even with everyone's "anti-agenda" stance that they want to believe they are supporting, they are indeed pushing an agenda.

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