Q: Do you maintain your caches regularly? Please state approximately how often.
A: None placed yet as I consider myself too new to place caches yet. I currently have quite a few in my front yard and backyard being ‘tested’ against the elements and color changes in an open air environment. When I find the right spot, I’ll place them. Currently I’m waiting for deer season to end.
Q: Do you expect Cachers to sign your log? If so, do you verify the “found it” logs?
A: When they are placed, I expect a signed log. Will I verify them? Only if I see a pattern from someone not playing fairly.
Q: Do you practice, replace taken sway with an item of greater value?
A: I always swap fairly of equal or greater value but what is greater value? A matchbox car is worth more to me than any dollar store trash. My son loves rocks so to him a rock is worth a lot more than other bought items.
Q: If one of your caches are particularly difficult to find, do you give clues to its location not publically visible on the cache page? Example: by email
A: I will never give a clue. Why play the game if I have to show you where it is? Why not just sit in a chair and log the find? Pretend you figured it out when you needed someone else to tell you? Or how about go to an event and just follow everyone else to the cache and claim is as a find? Or how about getting ten groups together with cars and everyone goes their seperate ways and you all share the finds as a ‘team’?
Q: Do you clean out caches of the worthless, filthy, broken items, etc.? Is this an accepted practice and do you encourage it?
A: I clean up ruined by water items but I don’t remove ‘worthless’ stuff because like I said before, worthless to who?
Q: Have you ever removed a cache completely?
Q: What happens to the disabled/archived caches, can you replace them with one of your own and how do you go about doing this? Will it get approved? What is the timeline for replacement of a disabled/archived cache?
Q: Do you often practice the philosophy “Cache in Trash out”?
A: I always take trash out. In fact I’ve made quite a bit of money picking up old metal while caching. I’ve lately started welding some of this metal into future caches to be seen if you ever visit them.
Q: Do you attend “Events” and if so, would you encourage others to do so?
A: I went to one event. It isn’t my thing. I’d not ever go again.
Q: Do you really believe some of the “find” stats that are being professed?
A: No. See my rant above. Now, some of those might just be real. I’m not calling anyone a liar (here, I won’t).
Q: How do you find locations that do not exceed the guidelines? (saturation criteria)
A: I have been looking far and wide. Very few good spots found. I’ve found a few.
Q: When a TB is found, why are so many not logged? Is it because, it is a two-step process and there is not a link to the TB on the cache page that you are logging a “found it’? Would this be a good idea?
A: I sometimes don’t log them until I drop them because they’re in my swag bag in my trunk.
Q: On an average, do lost TBs ever show up?
A: Whose? Mine?
Q: Do you photocopy your TBs and send these along? Is this an accepted practice?
A:Why take a photo? If you’re afraid to lose it, don’t play that part of the game.
Q: Do you find some of the codes on the TBs difficult to decipher? (Especially the photocopies or 0O, 1I, 8B etc.)
A: I’d not take a photo copy. Why bother?
Q: Do you find the selection options (Found it, Grab it, Discovered it, etc.) unclear?
A: Nope. Rulez are pretty simple to follow.
Q: Which company provided the best TBs? Is cost a factor or quality?
A: Isn’t this question a commercial advertisement?
Q: Do most often seek out new, and/ or TB caches exclusively?
A: Nope. If I find one and I have one to swap, then great. If not, no problem.
Q: Should placement of all future caches be placed by premium members only? I have noticed that some caches are placed by individuals who appear have not found one cache themselves.
A: Nope. Place too many restrictions on the game and you’ll lose a lot of people playing the game.
Q: Would placement of caches by premium members only, reduce the number of unmaintained or abandoned caches?
A: No because then you’ll create the cache police. People that have nothing better to do then judge other peoples stuff. Where do we stop? Trials to see if your standard fits my bill? Come on!