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  1. Heheh...I'm sure THAT would go over well.

    Just don't put anything in the description, so the hider ignores it. All the people who want a lameness filter will have it, and nobody will ever know!


    (Wasn't there something like this a long time ago? I remember some french phrase that was a secret code for "beware - this cache sucks!")

  2. As near as I can tell, the "custom" icon is only visible on the cache page, not on the search results page.

    Is that correct?

    If so, what good is it? Granted, if gives a little more uniqueness to the cache page, but that's about it.

    Yeah, that's correct. I just tried it for fun.


    Interestingly enough, one of those cache pages I experimented with is now missing the JavaScript. Did someone edit it out (meaning it's not allowed anymore)?

  3. Can you provide links to examples of this? I have yet to see this and I look at a lot of cache pages.

    I tried it when I heard about it and wanted to see if it worked. I was rather surprised it did.

    Here and here are my two tries (one a multi and one a traditional)


    Although I don't believe what I did for these two was harmful (the original icon is still plainly visible), I don't think this is going to last much longer.

  4. :) June 19 by XXXXXX (6316 found)

    Visiting from Denver. Second DNF in a row...


    They logged it as a "found it", but states DNF??

    Some peopke make mistakes... I know I've accidentally been on autopilot and selected "Found It" for a DNF. The cache owner should pick up on the mistake if the logger doesn't. (at least that's how it should work)
  5. Brian, one of my female geofriends who was there told me the other day about one TB which was ahem, nestled, in a crevasse formed by skin and adipose tissue on a beautiful female attendee, and a PM from a male attendee has just confirmed the same tale. Will send you the TB link privately! :) Apparently there were several such TBs, pocket caches and event caches with the same type of placement. I must put GW5 on my calendar for next year! :D
    I'm sure Sue is exremely eager to have you attend GW5, or are you just not going to tell her?
  6. I remember seeing a puzzle cache with similar encryption. I have a feeling it's not very nice though :rolleyes:
    Nah, it's perfectly nice and on-topic too.


    01010111 01101111 01110101 01101100 01100100 00100000 01111001 01101111 01110101 00100000 01101010 01110101 01110011 01110100 00100000 01101001 01101110 01110011 01110100 01100001 01101100 01101100 00100000 01101100 01100101 01100101 01110100 01101011 01100101 01111001 00101100 00100000 01110000 01100101 01101111 01110000 01101100 01100101 00111111 00100000 00100000 01001001 01110100 00100111 01110011 00100000 01110011 01101111 00100000 01101101 01110101 01100011 01101000 00100000 01101101 01101111 01110010 01100101 00100000 01100110 01110101 01101110 00101110

  7. You'd run the risk of chasing caches where info was needed, etc., but, hey, this is an EMERGENCY!
    Forget it. There's no way Groundspeak is going to implement a service that encourages people to go after caches without full information, "emergency" or not.

    I fully agree with them: I don't want people going after my caches or any others without the description.

  8. (1)HTML has to be enabled.

    (2)You have to do it on a tradtitional cache, or change the script for a Multi-cache


    EDIT: Are we allowed to be doing this? I can see the problem with changing the icon entirely, but I just move the icon type to the corner and add something behind it. You can still clearly see the cache type.

  9. My Membership Details


    You can add as many geocaches and Travel Bugs as you want to your watch list.
    Bold text is missing; currently it doesn't make much sense.


    We're always working on new features for Premium Members. Here are a few items of interest that have not been implemented (yet):

    * Caches along a route - Coming Soon!


    Just two quick fixes, but I wanted to bring them to your attention. If there's a better way to do this than in the forums, please let me know.

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    In: Safety?

    By: Vinny & Sue Team

    heh. Why do I find that funny?


    Never happened with hundreds thousands of caches placed. Tell them there are better things to be worrying about.



    Hmm, I could have sworn I typed "hundreds of thousands," but maybe I wasn't paying attention.
  11. Great, just when we were starting to have an interesting discussion again, it's degenerated into personal attacks...


    That's it for me in this thread; don't expect any more responses even if I am proven to be a liar, hypocrite, loser, or bad speller.

  12. Once again we have a shining example of why kids should not be allowed on the computer without adult supervision;

    Hey! I'm insulted. :grin: And I think Mushtang is too, but for the opposite reason.


    CR likes to tell me I should tether them, but last year the Withla was 14 feet above flood for over 5 months (30 feet over for a while).
    Do ammo cans sink or float? I've never tried to find out...
  13. This thread has gotten totally absurd.

    Yeah, but don't they all?
    We have a hypothetical situation of everything else being equal that a regular size cache would always be prefered over a micro. Any attempt to argue that someone would still prefer a micro or even have no preference to size is met with ridicule or additional restrictions to the hypothetical.
    That wasn't my intent. Previously it was brought up that we have no way of knowing whether most geocachers prefer regulars or micros. I myself prefer regulars (although accept micros), and wanted to see why people would prefer a micro instead.


    Everthing else being equal I am certain that most geocachers would prefer a traditional cache to a puzzles. I will continue to hide puzzle because I know there are other cachers that like solving puzzles as much as I do. I will continue to hide micros where I think it is appropriate, because I know that there are other cachers that like the challenge and the variety of finding micros even away from urban areas. I may question why someone else places a cache in a particular location or uses a particular container and may even say something in my log.[emphasis added] However, as long as the cache meets the guidelines for listing on Geocaching.com, I will accept the answer that hider feels that there is someone would like the cache. Not every cache has to win a popularity contest.

    Exactly. I'll hunt micros and regulars, and I like both. I prefer finding a regular, but there are plently of times when a micro is best. However, there are time when a micro is hidden where a regular would do better. Those types of hide annoy me, and it would be great to understand why a cacher would choose to hide a micro over a regular.
  14. So how did this person get another Icon? One of them is only a week old. Find that out, and then maybe you can do that for your cache series?


    <script language="Javascript" type="text/javascript">
    for (z = 0; z < document.images.length; ++z) { if (document.images[z].alt == 'Traditional Cache') document.images[z].src="http://img.geocaching.com/user/591c7836-38b8-4d58-801b-4e2dd8f8da09.jpg"; }


    That's how they did it.

    Hey cool, but we're not allowed to do that are we? I never though JavaScript would be allowed in cache descriptions. Imagine changing your cache to the APE icon and watching the flurry of visitors descend.
  15. (3) No preference.


    (Didn't you already ask this question? :ph34r: )

    Yeah, if you don't have a preference that's fine. Not really much point in adding a third choice for that, though.


    If two caches are equal in every way other than size (Where do you get micro sized ammo cans or great big regular sized Bison tubes?)
    Huh? Sorry, but where did that come from
    [...]and[if] I really liked trading items or had a travel bug I was looking to drop some place or really wanted to read the logs that others had written in the full-sized log book then the regular is better. Otherwise the micro is better because I don't trade and it takes too long to find the log book hidden among all the junky broken McToys in the regular cache.
    Thanks for a valid opinion, but I thought we said this hypothetical cache wasn't going to be filled with broken McToys....
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