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  1. I do not like the new mapping. Someone decided change was good ... but made a bad decision.
  2. How would you define a 'professional geocacher'? Or is there such a person? Total number of finds? And/or hides? And/or years of caching? Distance(s) travelled? Number of states/countries cached in? Number of times one goes caching per week/month/year? Number of events hosted/attended? Volunteering teaching others about caching? Amount of money and time spent on geocaching? Percentage of finds in Traditionals/Multis/Puzzles, etc? Or having more than, say, 1000 puzzles or multis finds?
  3. I took a brief look for some of these ideas already being posted but did to see them .... but just in case I missed them, sorry. 1. Move Bookmarks to on top of Favorites on a cacher's public profile page, so it's easier and quicker to find them. 2. Show DNF logs to the public on a cacher's list .... helps in a group outing and someone misses logging one of them. 3. On the logging page, in the block where you have the option to encrypt you log, two additions: A. Place on my watch list. B. Place on my Ignore list. 4. Consider increasing the size of a Bookmark, to perhaps 5000.
  4. I'm also experiencing problems with PQs. Got one this morning with 11 caches in it, when normally there would be around 800. Also, my Ignore List bookmark is corrupted. Yesterday there were 3 caches in it, instead of the some 850 I had had. Seems to be a really bad bug in the system somewhere ........
  5. NOT good advice. Ditto. Ditto. NO GUNS!
  6. Perhaps Groundspeak should create an attachment to each cacher's Profile, where he or she can give written permission 'in case of death'.
  7. I just discovered this on the Groundspeak pages: 1.5. Geocachers' Creed The Geocachers' Creed is designed to help orient new players to the ethos of the geocaching community and to guide experienced players in questionable situations, so that everyone can enjoy geocaching. When placing or seeking geocaches, I will: Not endanger myself or others...... So, what kind of caches or situations would be considered endangering? I'm thinking mainly along the lines of placing a cache. Are there prohibitions against them? If not, should there be?
  8. Just pointing out I gave another standpoint in post 18 I typically create and run separate PQs for puzzles, multis, traditionals, etc. I love to map caches out, using a variety of different symbols, so I can eyeball what is out there. I then pick an area of interest, and create a bookmark. http://img.geocaching.com/cache/log/78dd82...ebc510a7adb.jpg
  9. Yes, I have several. I maintain 4 bookmarks to list all the WSQs in the state.
  10. Night caches are one of those cache sets which should be bookmarked. I know a few places, such as individual states, that have one. But, most do not.
  11. Well, probably any large metropolitan area. Wisconsin: West Bend - as lagrac mentioned - Geocaching Capitol of the Midwest. Milwaukee Madison Appleton - puzzles galore! (25% or more of the total) Green Bay LaCrosse Eau Claire
  12. marc_54140

    ISQ Finds

    Wisconsin Spirit Quest - acknowledges ISQ - c 11/28/2004 - 1202 (with WSQ in name), 1576 total - dozens of owners.
  13. I am running across a large number of newbies, who are already premium members. One had not even found a cache yet! This membership is a good deal, considering other prices out there ....... So, I think a fairly large number of cachers would upgrade to a Platinum membership. Perhaps over 40%.
  14. OMG, I did not realize the economy was so bad! All you comedians, out of work, and blogging instead!
  15. I did not look for other postings on this topic, since it's hard to determine what it might be listed under. Is it time for a Platinum Membership? Cost: $50-75 a year. Benefits: Once a month Entire State PQ 1-3 times a month a PQ specifying 1-5 cachers - what each has in common Standard PQs of a larger size, such as 1000 caches.
  16. I do not really care about FTF, but I have placed some caches to prevent FTF hounds from getting them. Put in an ALR that the FTF must be someone with a 5 year old child on the Team, or a Team with 3 generations in it, or someone with less than 10 FTFs, etc. Ask for a photo.
  17. As someone mentioned earlier, this topic comes up repeatedly. So ..... 1. If you like cemeteries, do the caches. If not, then don't. 2. Cemeteries are open to the public. Visitors welcome. 3. They are full of history. Lots of stories to 'tell'. 4. I know cemeteries that hold art fairs. Car shows. Grave walks. Picnics (My family takes the grandchildren to visit their aunt, and celebrate her birthday).
  18. A big Thank You to Groundspeak for helping in getting this wonderful site back up and running! http://www.itsnotaboutthenumbers.com/
  19. I have run into the road block at 22 lists. Why not more, like PQs?
  20. And you KNOW most of those beyond 50 miles are in the Appleton area, correct? Closest 500 caches (within 12 miles) are 343 trads, 46 multis, and 111 puzzles. Welcome to the Kingdom of Selzzup!
  21. I too eat chocolate - dark preferably. But I'm not allowed to own any goats ............ according to the judge.
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