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  1. When I go to www.sepag.us I get some file download request, not the home page. Any ideas?
  2. For me it is not really about the icon. It is more about the history of the location. Others before me have been here and seen something that I want to come see. So what if it has changed a little? it is a common place where people go and leave their mark, then move on. I still say replacing it like any other cache does not change the idea of the APE cache.
  3. I completely agree. Ape caches are not about the container. The rules for the APE caches should be no different than any other traditional cache. If the cache goes missing, it should be able to be replaced. I second that opinion. I think this is a slippery slope and it opens the door for any cache that goes missing, not being able to be replaced. If you archive the APE caches for this reason, then all caches that go missing should be archived unless the exact container and log book can be reproduced.
  4. My favorite boot is the EMS Twin Mountain GTX Boots. These work well in summer, cause they are lighter. However, they still fair well in the winter because they are water proof and have good insulation.
  5. I sent my request in the day after the link was posted. I thought since I am in PA that the mail was just slow, but now I guess I just wasn't lucky enough to get one.
  6. ding ding ding..... we have a winner! Personally I am not sure why everyone is into the american flag bell. It really doesn't say much about SEPAG or the coin itself. I can't make any icons, but how bout one with a lightning bolt in it like the coin. I also really like the plain liberty bell that someone above listed as "A".
  7. I compared the picture they had with other pictures that I Googled. The biggest "giveaway" seemed to be the end of the tail. The picture isn't very clear, but it looks like the rattle at the end of the tail. I am also assuming they heard the rattle. However, if I had only seen the picture and not been biased by Horn229 stating it was an eastern timber rattler, I might have thought it was a baby black rat snake.
  8. Horn229, That's an awesome picture, thanks to you and P64 for taking it. I still can't imagine an Eastern Timer Rattler in Lancaster. I have found this cache and it wasn't that "thick" of growth around. I thought rattlers liked really thick growth and/or rocky outcroppings. Any idea on the size of the snake? The picture doesn't give anything to determine dimensions. What did you do with the snake? I believe there is a pool and playground less than 700' or so from that cache, hope no little kids find one of those snakes.
  9. Interesting spot to see one. That's about 40 miles from the edge of the natural range of rattlesnakes and they are normally stay at home type critters. I agree, this seems like the wrong area for a rattler. I would love to see a picture of this, since I am from Lancaster. I have never seen a rattler in our area.
  10. I agree, this sounds like it is pre-recorded. However, the online game sounds interesting. It would be nice to be able to use our caching knowlege/equipment to win some $$$.
  11. So you think they even touched all the caches, instead of "logging with the permission of the owner".
  12. I'm puzzled. Why are we congratulating people on behavior that continues to encourage the explosion of lame urban caches? I'm just puzzled. That's all. I agree with fizzymagic. What's the point of logging 312 caches in a day? You can't remember each one individually and probably saw no value in the hide other than log. What is the point of doing this? If you traded items in each cache, and note which items you traded in each individual log, that would be one thing. But I am sure the logs will be cookie cutter and add no value to the cache. Here's something to try, see how many quality caches you can hide in a day that aren't micros. That would be something that helps better the game. This kind of thing just detracts from the real point of geocaching for most people.
  13. I agree with you on this. Yes, being able to change the date like any other log should be allowed. If not, you should get a warning message before actually being able to log a cache as needing maintenance. (not sure if this is already the case or not) On the other hand everyone should use the needs maintenance logs sparingly in my opinion. You want to be sure you actually found the cache in poor shape before logging as such. When a cache is logged as needing maintenance it only makes sense for the owner to be the only one (aside from reviewers) to be able to remove the log. Yes, I would like it if someone helped me fix my cache, but I would still want to check it out and make sure it is ready to go, before I say it is truly repaired. I own the cache. If I wanted to give up the right of taking care of my cache I would offer it up for adoption by others. Just my $0.02
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    Poker Chips

    Getting back on topic. Does anyone know where I can buy a 1" or slightly larger hold punch, so I can get the cutouts for the center of the chip?
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    Poker Chips

    Thanks for the responses, this should get me started.
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    Poker Chips

    Forgive me if this has been asked before, but I did a search and found some sporatic info. I am thinking of creating my own poker chips as a sig item. However, I wondered where the cheapest place to buy them is. I only wanted a certain color, so buying a full set won't help. Also, does anyone use a sheet of stickers for the middle? If so, where do you get them? Or should is it easier to buy a full sticker sheet and use a paper punch (.5" or so) to make the centers? Finally, what do you use to seal over the sticker so it doesn't smudge/blur/fade? Do you put them each in a zip bag? Thanks for any help you can provide.
  17. This coin is awesome, I might buy a couple more to trade.
  18. Here are a couple good ones... ******************************************************** April 20 by XXXX (14509 found) Cache definitely stolen. If it should reappear than we know it wasn't a muggle. BUT I visited the cache site with several groups of experienced geocachers on several occasions and we searched diligently and could not find it anywhere near GZ. Had hoped to replace this when the vegetation grew in but its still sparse. Doubtful anyone else is interested in this site as there are only a handful of active hiders in this part of the county. Might incorporate this spot in a future multi. Sorry for any inconvenience. [view this log on a separate page] April 20 by XXXXReviewer (0 found) It looks like your cache has been taken. While I feel that Geocaching.com should hold this location for a reasonable amount of time, we can't do so forever. Please either repair/replace this cache, or archive it so that someone else can place a cache in the area, and geocachers can once again enjoy visiting this location. If you decide to archive it, please pick up any remaining cache bits before doing so. If you plan on repairing this cache, please log a note so I don't archive the listing for non-communication. Thanks, XXXXReviewer NOTE: If you have any questions, do not reply to the note email, I won't get it. Email me directly at OReviewer@gmail.com or via the email link in my profile. Please include the GCxxxx number or the URL of the cache in question so I will know which cache it is regarding. [view this log on a separate page] March 12 by XXXX (704 found) TFTC! [view this log on a separate page] March 12 by XXXX (755 found) After caching the York and Lancaster areas earlier today with my buddy XXXX we met up with XXXX, XXXX, and XXXX to do a little night caching in the area. Owner did indeed confirm that this one is missing. Since we're from out of the area and don't know when we'll get back she's giving us permission to log it as a "find" This was my fiftieth cache find of the day, 692nd find overall, found this one at 9:00 PM. TFTC! [view this log on a separate page] March 12 by XXXX (1390 found) Logging with owner permission. XXXX & I were binge-caching the area, and after sitting down to pizza with the owners and the XXXX's, were treated to a guided tour of their cache gardens. Thanks for the fine hospitality and guiding us through the dense fog. -XXXX [view this log on a separate page] January 17 by XXXX (14509 found) Can't find my own cache. Will re-think this one as much of the 'covering' is gone. [view this log on a separate page] January 15 by XXXX (2858 found) We found it , sort of. We did look in the correct place, but it was gone. Owner verified. Thanks for the fun, XXXX [This entry was edited by XXXX on Monday, January 16, 2006 at 7:59:50 AM.] [view this log on a separate page] January 15 by XXXX (132 found) After the DelaWhere? event cache, XXXX lead a few of us on a small cache hunt before dinner at a pizza joint in Mt. Joy. This was one of the caches, the trolls were also looking for but could not find. With our super dooper brand new GPS model CCC3000 we still could not find it. the owner gave us ok to log this one. nice pair of jeans! :-P -TCR [view this log on a separate page] January 15 by XXXX (1392 found) The cache may be MIA. So the owner said I could log this as a find. ********************************************************
  19. I guess I am confused. Haven't found too many benchmarks, but I love hunting them. When you say you expect to be picking it up. What does that mean? Would you actually remove it? Do you send it back to the NGS? Sorry if this a common question. I just wanted to know why it would be legal for you to remove the mark. I can't imagine it is ok for people to take a mark just because destroyed.
  20. Number one, they are toxic. Number two, it would stop the fleas from biting your ankles. The rest of you won't be protected. Ok, this begs another question. If they only would protect my ankles, how do they protect the whole dog, and not just the dog's head and neck? Aren't they toxic for dogs?
  21. Ok, don't yell if this has been asked before. However, has anyone ever considered using dog flea/tick collars? I assume these could be carried or worn around the ankles. Is there a reason this won't work?
  22. This specific timeout error occurs when I am accessing the preview option for my PQ's. I haven't jumped on the "this site is too slow" band wagon yet. However, I haven't seen this problem occur on Monday's before. Server Error in '/' Application. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Timeout expired. The timeout period elapsed prior to completion of the operation or the server is not responding. Description: An unhandled exception occurred during the execution of the current web request. Please review the stack trace for more information about the error and where it originated in the code. Exception Details: System.Data.SqlClient.SqlException: Timeout expired. The timeout period elapsed prior to completion of the operation or the server is not responding. Source Error: An unhandled exception was generated during the execution of the current web request. Information regarding the origin and location of the exception can be identified using the exception stack trace below. Stack Trace: [sqlException: Timeout expired. The timeout period elapsed prior to completion of the operation or the server is not responding.] System.Data.SqlClient.SqlCommand.ExecuteReader(CommandBehavior cmdBehavior, RunBehavior runBehavior, Boolean returnStream) +742 System.Data.SqlClient.SqlCommand.ExecuteReader(CommandBehavior behavior) +45 System.Data.SqlClient.SqlCommand.System.Data.IDbCommand.ExecuteReader(CommandBehavior behavior) +5 System.Data.Common.DbDataAdapter.FillFromCommand(Object data, Int32 startRecord, Int32 maxRecords, String srcTable, IDbCommand command, CommandBehavior behavior) +304 System.Data.Common.DbDataAdapter.Fill(DataSet dataSet, Int32 startRecord, Int32 maxRecords, String srcTable, IDbCommand command, CommandBehavior behavior) +77 System.Data.Common.DbDataAdapter.Fill(DataSet dataSet) +38 Groundspeak.Web.SqlData.SqlConnectionManager.FillDataSet(String sql, Database database, Int32 Timeout) +209 Groundspeak.Web.SqlData.SqlPocketQueryController.GetQueryResultsData(String Query) +13 Groundspeak.Web.PocketQueries.GeocacheQuery.ReturnResultList() +56 Geocaching.UI.geocaching_nearest.Location_PQLoaded(Object sender, EventArgs e) +387 Geocaching.LocationPanel.GetQueryParms() +4538 Geocaching.LocationPanel.Page_Load(Object sender, EventArgs e) +108 System.Web.UI.Control.OnLoad(EventArgs e) +67 System.Web.UI.Control.LoadRecursive() +35 System.Web.UI.Control.LoadRecursive() +98 System.Web.UI.Control.LoadRecursive() +98 System.Web.UI.Page.ProcessRequestMain() +772
  23. Yes, if you scroll back up. I did submit a complaint to paypal about this, but they have a 45 day period that you have to file within. Naturally 45 days wasn't the extreme on waiting for a coin. Now that we've progressed into almost 4 months of waiting, I guess we are SOL with Paypal. The correspondance that I got back from them was that my complaint would be placed in his "file." Who knew it would take for freaking ever to get the coins. Here's the link to my previous post: http://forums.Groundspeak.com/GC/index.php...8entry2101378 Let me start by saying I did not buy these coins, so take this for what it is worth, I am just adding my $0.02. You say PayPal has a 45 day limit on submitting a complaint. However, the premise of the sale goes against PayPal's guidelines. I thought it was wrong to presell a coin that would not be delivered within 3-4 weeks. If this is the case the sale went against PayPal's guidelines and if enough people complain they might be more inclined to check into the fraudulent sale/seller. If they know they allowed something to happen that is against their own rules, you can put the onus on them to rectify the situation. PayPal is geared for the buyer. So don't take one no as gospel. I say pursue PayPal and make them understand how extreme the problem is. Sorry if I spoke up where I wasn't wanted. It just seems to me that people are kind of giving up just by hearing PayPal say no one time. For everyone's sake I hope the coins arrive safely to everyone tomorrow and very soon. Good Luck!
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