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Azisbest

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  1. I think anyone who wants to should be able to make a hide. It is not rocket science and I have seen great hides by relative newcomers and lame ones by ultra experienced ones. If folks want to be guarenteed a quality hide they should look only for hides that are favorited a lot. For the most part, to use a coloquialism, you plays the game you takes your chances.
  2. Of course using a hint is not cheating. But, if I do use a hint during the find I acknowledge that fact when I post it.
  3. That. I've had close encounters with black bears, alligators, venomous snakes, feral cattle and all manner of stinging, blood sucking insects, but mankind is certainly the most dangerous. Second this. There are a number of feral/russian hogs locally, but they usually just run off. Agreed. Humans are certainly the most dangerous and repugnant creatures you will likely ever encounter. 100% of the humans I have met while caching have been gracious, humorous, and interesting. Wait, yea I did meet an arrogant idiot (not a cacher) at one hide, lol.
  4. Understanding that the difficulty rating is totally capricious and subject to the whims of the co I would say that it is up to him or her.
  5. I give hints all the time, whenever asked. However I say as a CO you should handle this how you see fit. Whatever makes the pastime fun for you and does not break the rules is my motto.
  6. In keeping with my "whatever is fun for you" attitude vis a vis geocaching I say log what you will. Even thought it ticks me off when they don't take the time to make a decent log, lol.
  7. Because you have never found a cache you deemed worthy, or you just do not believe in the system? Or something else?
  8. I have a PM because I am under the impression (however misguided) that it allows me more leeway when banging on moderators. The libertarian in me can't abide the position.
  9. For those of you who couldn't care less about ftf's, I think thats great. For those of you who like to rag on folks for being ftf crazy, good for you. For those of you who love an empty log book and the thrill of finding one, super. For those of you who keep track of every one, I'm with ya. Everyone enjoys the hobby in their own way, thats what I am about. If you get a modicum of enjoyment snarking on this post, go for it! (BTW I have only three ftf's)
  10. Go for it! You already have more finds than I had when I hid my first one, and I have had nothing but compliments in the logs. One team with several thousand finds said it was in their top five. Don't listen to the nattering nabobs of negativism (thanks Spiro).
  11. <snicker> OK, let's hear it from you overly sensitive types!! </snicker> There are plenty out there, I'm sure they will. P.S. and yes, it was worded that way to be a little bit of a goad. One thing the forum regulars have never been accused of is being overly-sensitive. Thick-skinned is more like it. Some regulars however are thin skinned, they summon a power hungry moderator and beg for the thread to be ended. Been there, had that happen (present company excepted). Our moderators are not power hungry. That is why they are called "moderators". They moderate. How many points did I just earn? As I posted a few pages ago, I'm overly sensitive (look for the post with the raised hand) But I still want some tighter guidelines on new cachers hiding caches. No one should be able to hide a cache if they've never found one. Period. The best would be to have found at least 50 before you hide one, preferably 100. People don't get a feel for the game until after 100 caches. Now we'll get all sorts of thick-skinned sorts saying that some new cachers are great hiders. But the majority AREN'T. It isn't the old cachers who are out there hiding with I-phones or google maps. It isn't the old cachers using baggies or garbage bags to hide caches in. I'm glad Groundspeak is looking into people having to take a course before they can hide a cache. That sounds like a great solution. Then it's about the knowledge, not about the numbers. I couldn't disagree more. I think anyone should be able to make a hide, just read the listing before you go and if they are newbies, skip it. I have less than 150 finds and only three hides. My first hide I did with 30 something finds and all three hides with less than 150 finds. Anyone can read the logs on my hides and judge for themselves if they are quality or not. My idea of what makes a good hide I descerned after my first hide and I have not changed my idea of a quality hide one bit. Further, it is my feeling that each person has his or her idea of how to enjoy geocaching and others should not be deciding for them on how they should enjoy the hobby. If a newbie wants to hang a bison tube in a bush they should be able to, as long as they follow the rules. Whatever is fun for the individual player, as long as the rules are followed, should be allowed.
  12. I almost never know what you all are talking about in here...........................crud I have had an ominous thought, this is my day!
  13. I have been favorited! Er...maybe wit is not my thing, lol. Well maybe I am a 50% wit.
  14. Whew, think of what would have happened if the mod had not moved the thread. Now I see their worth!
  15. I had a thought that an interesting and challenging cache would be to have the object of the search be the top 10 favorited caches in a given state. One problem is that the top 10 can and does fluctuate. Any of you long time cachers have a good idea on how it could be set up? Would it be something you would have intererst in? Thanks for any input.
  16. Put it in the description. I've seen that on cache listings. Good idea, I might just do that. Thanks. PS. A smarter geocacher might have figured out that on his own (smacking forehead), lol.
  17. I would suggest you put your wiilingness to provide hints after a DNF right in the body of the cache page. Post a DNF and ask for a hint. Ask for a hint without any prior posting? Pack sand. Just my opinion. Why force cachers to decipher to the hint to find out you are willing to assist? As I said I did erase what I wrote in the hint box. And I give folks hints all the time even without a dnf. To me geocaching is whatever is fun for that individual, if they want to post a dnf great, if not thats fine too. One of my hides would probably have more dnf's than finds without hints. And just a few posted dnf's, but as the old saying goes, thats no skin off my teeth.
  18. I had written "Feel free to email if you want a hint" in the hint box on one of my hides, but after reading several of the posts in here I erased it and left the field blank. Originally I thought that leaving that note would let folks know that I have no problem giving hints, but like I said after reading some of the posts in here I guess it was maybe a useless hint. Any thoughts?
  19. <snicker> OK, let's hear it from you overly sensitive types!! </snicker> There are plenty out there, I'm sure they will. P.S. and yes, it was worded that way to be a little bit of a goad. One thing the forum regulars have never been accused of is being overly-sensitive. Thick-skinned is more like it. Some regulars however are thin skinned, they summon a power hungry moderator and beg for the thread to be ended. Been there, had that happen (present company excepted).
  20. Three hides, nine favorites. I don't do math, lol.
  21. I guess I have a laissez-faire attitude to geocaching. I figure if the CO wants to include parking coordinates and they are helpful I will use them. If he or she chooses not to, I will figure out the best parking on my own. I would never factor in parking difficulties into the difficulty rating of a cache. And to those who want to attach societal import or claiming "entitlement" issues to someont wanting parking cords, well I bet they wear funny outfits and have a false sense of self importance. Jeez, talk about a stretch. Chill.
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