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  1. Cache owners are responsible for the maintenance of the cache listing, as well as the cache itself. A "needs maintenance" log is appropriate for this situation. The Co should have been aware that Dropbox was changing its policies, and should have changed the cache listings as necessary as soon as possible, or temporarily disabled the listings until the fixes were complete. B.
  2. Nope, you can't change the cache type. He/she would need to archive the old cache, and send in a new submission for a "?" cache. B.
  3. Pup Patrol

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    If it was me, I would mark it as "missing" and lock the page, so it doesn't continue to get all those fake logs. It's not been logged as actually, physically being moved for years now. What you have now are pages and pages of fake "discoveries". People actually have the gall to state quite clearly that they never saw your tb, but just got the code off a list. It's been way too long since this tb got highjacked to do anything about it. Years and years of fake logs...I'm not even sure your tb actually still exists. Sorry about all the fakers and cheaters out there, but I think your tb is a lost cause. B.
  4. You missed a crucial part of the Lackey's log: ...as well as a few other data points: So, in summary, the CO used intentionally incorrect coordinates that are off by approximately 16 metres. That's what's being discussed here. Sounds like the wrong cache type, as well as intentionally "soft coordinates". Guidelines https://www.geocaching.com/about/guidelines.aspx B.
  5. https://www.geocaching.com/help/index.php?pg=kb.chapter&id=102 see the article for images seems you need to be navigating to a cache to do this B.
  6. That's nothing. Wait til you see the cache log Notes, six months from now. It's been found over 20 times now. I can safely say there's a ton of puzzles in my area that are even harder than this. It uses guitar tabs. The first three notes from both sets of lyrics is the answer, excluding zeros. Well, the 2017 "finds" were the people you explained the puzzle to, gave them the coordinates and then escorted them to the location. I think that reduced the "difficulty" to a 1 for that group, no? I don't think the hint "email me" is much use.I guess if I planned ahead and knew to do that beforehand, then it might help. But hints are usually meant to be helpful in the field, during the search. I guess in this day and age where everyone has a cell phone, I'm a dinosaur. B.
  7. Using your find of https://coord.info/GC45A6P Haggis Highway: Killoch Burn Korner as an example: There are 5 bookmark lists on the cache page. Click on the link "view all 5 bookmark lists". you can run a pq of an other person's bookmark list. B.
  8. The old 60 doens't have the limitiations on distance. So it should right away offer you about every waypoint you have been putting onto the device regardless where in the world it is. I just remember that the device only stores waypoints and no further info. And it also comes with ~115MB of free space so you're VERY limited in installing maps. In this special case I would more suggest using a smartphone, sorry to say that! When I have caches loaded into the 60 that are more than 50 miles away (I think it is), then I have to search for them by name, or wait until I'm closer physically to use the "nearest caches" option. As for maps, use the microsd card to load the maps onto. B.
  9. You could do a search by using the filter "Geocache Name Contains ..." Then create a bookmark list of those caches you want to seek. Then run a pq of that bookmark list. Another way to find particular caches in a series is to check out any bookmark lists posted to the cache page. B.
  10. What are your thought on this> https://www.geocaching.com/geocache/GC349CC_gingers-walk-1 I would post a NM log. "Maintenance" involves the cache page as well as the physical container. "soft" coordinates are against the Guidelines. I would also email the Reviewer and send him/her a copy of that CO's communication. Sounds like someone should have posted an NA a long time ago. Like maybe a Lackey. B.
  11. It took a bit of doing, but I finally found the pocket query instructions in the recently re-vamped Help Center: https://www.geocaching.com/help/index.php?pg=kb.chapter&id=7&pgid=118 https://www.geocaching.com/help/index.php?pg=kb.chapter&id=7&pgid=261 Much easier to find is Markwell's pq page: http://www.markwell.us/pq.htm b.
  12. Huh? Bookmarks (https://www.geocaching.com/account/lists) and pocket queries (https://www.geocaching.com/pocket/default.aspx) are still there, and are listed on the dashboard. Both of which are available to premium members but not to basic, which is why PP apparently returned to premium membership to get them back. That's what I meant. Not being a PM meant the loss of the bookmarks and pq's, and was the ultimate reason why we paid up finally. Caching without them is a ridiculously painful and frustrating experience. The search function as a Basic Member is abysmal. Maybe when we get some sort of mobile phone (soon), we might search out the various free non-GS apps. What I've read here on the forums about the GS app is not encouraging. Free should not equal useless, and we might very well be Basic Members again soon. B.
  13. We don't use the app, but the recent changes have made it difficult to search for caches when one is a Basic Member. Very frustrating. Even the newly-revamped GS newsletter is favoured towards PM's, as the Basic Member newsletter does not give a link to "new caches near you", as is provided in the PM newsletter. The loss of vital tools like bookmarks and pq's just made things worse. Those are the primary reason we have returned to being PM. B.
  14. One of our caches is 66 kms from our "home location". Before placing it, we had a lot of finds in the area, proving that we spent a lot of time there. B.
  15. They still exist, but haven't been consistent on which day they arrive. To make sure you are signed up, go to your profile page, "eidt your profile", "account settings", "email preferences". B.
  16. This any help? https://coord.info/GC3HYWP I-75 Interstate Highway Challenge (archived) https://coord.info/GC28CGC I-15 Challenge Can't find one for I-25. B.
  17. You might want to check those GC codes, as the two that you posted are not ones that you've logged finds for, and they don't seem to be in countries where you have any finds. https://coord.info/GC66AJC Peanut Line Yellow Ontario, Canada https://coord.info/GC4JP52 La Petite maison dans la prairie #2 - IGD 2013 France Your GS profile shows that you have 154 finds and 2 hides. (All your finds are listed in your profile, including any that have been archived.) Are you saying that you think you should have something in the range of 300 finds? B.
  18. I know how to do that, but you need the activation code, hence my question. Are you absolutely positive that it is not already activated? And therefore belongs to someone? If it was a "gift", then the activation code would be with it, in order for the finder to be able to activate it. Which cache did you find it in? Not all trackables are logged correctly, so it doesn't necessarily show up in the cache's inventory. Some folks just pick up and then drop trackables without logging them. Some times people have had the trackable for a while, and will just drop it in a cache to be done with it. Some times folks pick up trackables that have messed-up logging, and just drop it to get rid of it, instead of going through a lot of hassle to fix things. B.
  19. That's the one. I guess the rules have changed. Event Caches, like other geocaches, will only be published if they meet the commercial cache guideline. It should be obvious by your first post that these events are not run-of-the-mill. If HQ publishes something, then there's a good chance that the regular Guidelines do not apply. Nothing new here. Promotions have been a part of this for a while now. Mostly as trackable give-aways. Remember the Geico tb, the John Grisham thingy, etc, etc, Jeep tbs of long-ago? 1. Geocaching Promotions https://www.geocaching.com/help/index.php?pg=kb.chapter&id=126&pgid=499 B.
  20. We've done a few "yard" caches, but only because the CO made it very clear on the cache page that it was their yard. Generally, though, if the gps points to a yard, we tend to keep driving. Did you poat your experience as a "write note" at least? It should be very clear on the cache page where you should be looking, and if you and others are going to the wrong location, the CO should be made aware of it happening. B.
  21. Did you try contacting your Reviewer before heading to a Lackey at HQ? B.
  22. Not sure you meant to post this in the "Travel Bugs" subforum. Maybe "How Do I?" Another benefit of Premium Membership: 4.4. Instant Notifications https://www.geocaching.com/help/index.php?pg=kb.chapter&id=7&pgid=184 B.
  23. I think it's just a case of the marketing person not being careful about how things should be worded. I'm sure it's July 1 OR July 2, and I doubt you'd actually get the souvenir for just hosting an event. https://www.geocaching.com/blog/2017/05/where-in-the-world-is-signal-the-frog-canada/ B.
  24. You might want to get caught up on recent/upcoming developments: http://forums.Groundspeak.com/GC/index.php?showtopic=344315 http://forums.Groundspeak.com/GC/index.php?showtopic=344318 B.
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