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  1. Recently a series came out near me where there were 10 caches in a row along

    a rural road.

    The first person on the scene got 8 of the FTFs and missed the last two only because someone

    had started at the other end.


    I love a good competition for FTFs, but (I don't know, Jerry!) sometimes I think

    they are FTF hogs and should let someone else find at least a FEW of the 10.

    I see where a person is SO happy to get their first FTF - it's heartwarming

    to see the joy they experience. So, when someone takes all 10 of a new series,

    I think it's unsportsmanlike and inconsiderate. Am I wrong here?


    I think millionaires and billionaires are inconsiderate, they should give me some of their money even though I didn't earn it or deserve it.


    Spoken like a true Troll....


    Not really.

  2. I appreciate all of the good feedback people have given here. Although I the underlying issue here is NOT resolved, namely 'What gives you the right to restrict my activity because you or someone else doesn't like it?'


    It seems like you want to have all the rights, but not the people who actually own this website.


    Its their website, you have to play by their rules. Deal with it.

  3. Someday, if I'm bored, I'm going to compile a list of FPCs (Frequently Posted Complaints) and FAQs with links to past discussions. Maybe I'll add ratings, from "Horse Might Just be Pining" to "Horse has Disintegrated and its Remains are No Longer Recognizable as Equine".


    The interesting thing about forums, is that you don't have to read every thread or respond to them.

  4. The term "muggle" (which does NOT have its origins in Harry Potter, by the way) was used simply to refer to those that are not a part of the secret of geocaching.

    OK, I'll bite: what is the origin of the term "muggle" if not the immensely popular book series that predates geocaching and uses the term in the magical world exactly the same way you've just explained that it's used in the geocaching world?


    Who said anything about it using the term in the magical world exactly the same way? All I said was that it doesn't have its origin in Harry Potter. Google it if you want to learn more.


    I was thinking the same thing. My friends had a band in the 90's called "Muggles".


    It still has the 1920's meaning to me no matter how many times I watch a Potter movie or see it on this website.

  5. Awhile back we bought something that we turned into a geocache container (well, actually, the camo of it.) We hid it once and then it appeared it had gone missing, so we archived. About a year later we went to hide a new geocache at the spot. When we got there, however, we found our old container! After that much time outside it looked hardly anything like it had originally. The cameo had bleached and had a very unique look now (one that would be very hard to duplicate.) Thus we put in a new log and rehid it elsewhere. After a couple months, we got a note from a previous finder that went with a friend that our camo was no longer there. Recently we went to find a cache and it was the same theme as ours, so we though, "cool!", we should be able to find this one quickly. When we found it, the camo looked exactly like ours, I mean exactly. One can buy our camo in a local store, but the year or two of bleaching gave ours a very distinct look that would be very hard to duplicate.


    So, what would you do? Just assume it is not yours and move on? Assume it is yours and move on? Email the person to ask where they got it? (Though this is the other dilemma, we know the cacher kinda well and don't want to step on toes if they did get it honestly.)


    Thanks for the help,



    Having just dealt with a cache thief, I would suggest just letting it go. Confronting a person who has the gall to steal a cache and hide it as their own is not going to solve anything. It is just going to create more drama and make you a target. That is of course if this person actually stole it.


    If they did find the camouflage on their own you are going to create drama by accusing somebody of theft.


    That is how I look at it.

  6. So not having a skill is derogatory to you?


    I have no clue how to do plenty of things. People pointing that out is in no way an insult. It is not belittling. It just just simple a fact.


    This is just another example of somebody grasping to be offended.

  7. I wonder why some Caches are for Premium Members Only. For my opinion this is not the meaning of Geocaching. What is the difference to "Normal" Members?!

    Geocachers, who needs it exclusive, can open their own "Private Exquisite Geocaching Community"! Geocaching should be for EVERYONE who is interested in, not only for a few selected Snobs.

    Are the people, who hides Caches for Premium Members Only, thinking that they are something better?! They pay not for exclusiveness, rather for a few exclusive functions!


    Why are you calling yourself a snob?


    Stop hitting yourself.

  8. I have a SERIOUS RANT. I pay to be a premium member of the geocaching website. I signed up to get emails close to my home. Several geocaches have been published recently within 10 miles of my home. The first one published after we started geocaching back in 2008, I wasn't upset because I wasn't FTF. I didn't notice it right away in my email, until about 30 minutes after it was published and was 3rd to find it. Firemonkee published a whole host of them in the same day and my dad was FTF on most of them, we got FTF on a cache that was a little more difficult to find. But now, in the past few weeks, 4 caches have been published 1 less than 1/2 a mile from my home. I was there within 6 minutes of it being published and lo and behold, someone else was FTF??? The next one was within a mile of my house, I was there in under 10 minutes of it being published, got FTF. The third one, showed up on my cell phone, but I wasn't near home, so I shouldn't be FTF, but ironically, two other people DID find it after publishing and they weren't FTF. Today, we get an email on a new cache published, go out to get it within 17 minutes of it being published to find out "WE" arent the first to sign the log, but the log was signed TWO DAYS BEFORE it was actually a published cache. Upon returning home, we discover that the CHILDREN of the person who hid the cache (both under the age of 13) are claiming FTF. Is this right????


    I try to play fairly. When my husband and I hide a cache, the only heads up we give family members (my dad, brother and a couple kids in the family also cache) is "Hey, in the next few days, a cache of ours is going to be published, watch for it" And a couple, my dad (who lives 20 miles from us) has been lucky enough to be FTF on, but not because we told him where it was, gave him the coordinates ahead of time, or even gave him any clues on it. I think there should be some sort of "fair play" to the sport of geocaching. Don't you?


    They were the first ones to find it. Does not matter if they gave out the coords before they submitted them to geocaching.com.


    It has nothing to due with ethics. And I do not see how they are being dishonest about anything.

  9. where is the list of OK and NOT ok words to use in this forum ?

    I see plenty of people use idiot when they talk about others,

    and that is perfectly ok,

    I used another word once starting with a letter comming after E and endning with K

    there are four letters in the word,

    That word must NEWER be used in this forum, not directly or indirectly

    or even spelled wrong, since what I did was not spelling it right,

    I did not talk about a person, but about a thing some people do, we dont like.

    I got a warning from site moderators

    about how they will shut me down if I ever do it again.

    So you be warned.


    You should newer call somebody an Ewok.

  10. Because they think its an even trade when they take a trinket.


    But its not.

    I know! The trinkets are worthless!


    Maybe to you. Its one of my favorite things about geocaching. I have a nice collection of "worthless" stuff that I think is awesome. So people taking a trinket and putting down a nickel really annoys me.

  11. Would annoy me too. Adults not allowed at parks if they don't have kids? Maybe those with kids should watch them better.


    Most New York City playgrounds do not permit adults without children.


    Wow! I almost can't believe that. I'm kidless by choice. I'd totally feel discriminated against by that rule/law/whatever is is. Do those without kids have to pay any taxes for those parks? Do 4 legged kids count?


    Here in Vegas, there are huge SID fees (thousands of dollars) for master planned communities. I'd be really upset if I had to pay that and then couldn't enjoy the park.


    No the kids don't pay taxes. But there parents voted on this law. And it passed and it should be respected.


    I don't feel discriminated when I can't go into a womens restroom at a park.

  12. Do we actually know what the email that the reviewer said? I agree requiring you to have a child with you to log it, is an ALR, and not allowed, BUT there has to be more to it than that, otherwise they could just change the description. What I'm thinking is multiple people complained about adults "sneaking" around the park and some unlucky cacher got a visit by the police and emailed a reviewer about it. Or maybe the police know what this is and email Groundspeak directly...Either whatever the reason, I agree with Kris32, and Vater_Araignee. It's a public space, if you are too lazy to watch your children or teach them not to go with strangers then why do you take them out of the house? not counting the 1 or 2 year olds that don't know any better.


    Why no respect for the local laws that people voted on? Instead you just insult them. If you think its silly, then do something about it.

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