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  1. Here's two more cents. I wonder how long it will take this thread to get to $1.00?

     

    If you encounter a specific cache that is bothersome to you at some level, you can contact the cache owner to register your concerns. If you believe there may be an issue of safety or legality involved, you could post a needs archived log to get a volunteer reviewer engaged, or send an e-mail to the reviewer if you don't want to turn your concerns into a spoiler.

     

    It will be hard for people to respond constructively when only a list of generalities is tossed out for discussion.

  2. Just a bit more detail in support of the post by TrailGators:

     

    To have another geocacher adopt your cache, please go to this web page: www.geocaching.com/adopt

     

    Once there, enter the waypoint number (GC?????) of the cache and the geocaching account name of the person you want to take ownership. The system will generate an e-mail to the prospective new owner, and once that person clicks on the acceptance link the ownership transfer is complete.

     

    Hope this helps.

  3. I would say I would be happy paying what I am paying now.

     

    That was the deal:

     

    "... you will always be locked in at the current rate as long as you continue to renew."

     

    And watch the site go down the tubes...................interesting perspective. That's what "if it came down to it" means. A business that no longer exists, has no deals. :rolleyes:B):huh:

    I would be interested in seeing the basis for the prognostication that the site will "go down the tubes" operating under the current business model. For reasonable responses to a hypothetical question, it is helpful for the hypothesis to have some probability of occurrence - and I'm not seeing it.

  4. Would it be possible to include an additional question in the ‘Tool for reporting & editing cache listings’ which specifically asks whether permission has been obtained from the relevant land manager?

     

    The question, generic in nature, could be along the lines of:

     

    If placing your geocache in a National Park or Reserve, have you obtained the authority of the relevant land manager?

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    Tuena

    A problem with posing a question dealing only with permission from national park or reserve land managers is that there are many other instances where obtaining permission is also important such as private property, city parks, cemeteries, etc. It is better to leave the question of whether permission has been obtained open-ended so all potential situations are included.

  5. From Hiding Your First Geocache Step 2 :

    Next, you'll need a logbook and a pen. A small spiral notebook does the trick.

     

    Take the small spiral notebook phrase as an example, not as the only thing that could be used. Generally, the log is something you place with the cache, not a wall or a similar object. And while you may have permission, please note this statement from the guidelines:

    Off-limit (Physical) Caches

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    * Caches that deface public or private property, whether a natural or man-made object, in order to provide a hiding place, a clue or a logging method.

     

    edit: added word "notebook"

  6. I take my laminating work to one of the big box office supply stores; nearly all of them have laminating services available on a while-you-wait basis. Sometimes I can fit several items onto a single 8.5" x 11" sheet and the cost is very reasonable.

  7. It is possible that the reviewer may be working with the cache owner on this issue in private. Since the cache page is only one day old, I suggest allowing a bit more time.

     

    It is usually best to allow issues to be handled locally, but after there has been an adequate opportunity with no visible result, you could send your concern to contact@geocaching.com

     

    Hope this helps.

  8. How do I transfer a cache from owner to owner? Thanks!

    To have another geocacher adopt your cache, please go to this web page: www.geocaching.com/adopt

     

    Once there, enter the waypoint number (GC?????) of the cache and the geocaching account name of the person you want to take ownership. The system will generate an e-mail to the prospective new owner, and once that person clicks on the acceptance link the ownership transfer is complete.

     

    Hope this helps.

     

    -gpsfun

  9. I made a mystery cache that took me over two hours to make. The reviewer said that it was 110 feet to close to another cache and that it can't be published unless there is a natural barrier.

    There IS a natural barrier. It's called big Creek. You have to take a route that is 0.21 miles to get from one cache to another by taking a bridge. There is no other way except for wading through the creek full of high mud water and thick blackberry bushes.

     

    I hope you guys can help me out!

     

    TMB

    I'll bet you will make more progress by providing this information directly to the reviewers via a reviewer note on the cache page. Currently the information you stated here is NOT on your cache page.

  10. What briansnat said.

     

    We do the Route 13 trip at least two or three times per year and it is much better. The I-95 route might be faster in the middle of the night, and perhaps even on those weekends when there are stock car races at the Dover, DE racetrack.

     

    A couple of weeks ago we took the Bay Bridge (Route 50) approach to the DC area so I could log a couple of caches there, and then took I-95 south. A haz-mat spill on I-95 caused it to close, forcing us onto Route 1. Three hours and eight miles later, we were back on I-95 but the bubble of traffic still made for slow going. But at least I can color in DC!

  11. I do try to be stealthy when searching for a cache. I'll try to wait for a good opportunity to get it or sometimes even leave and come back. But To be honest, i'm not going to worry about it too much when the cache owner purposely places one in a spot where muggles routinely abound. Yes i'll try and grab it when no one is looking but there's not much else i can do when the cache is in a lightpole or in the bushes in front of a busy store entrance. :unsure:

    You could come back at another time or ignore the cache.

    When the OP stated "What do you think of this practice?" I thought it was a request for input and not a request for opportunities to criticize the inputs.

     

    My misunderstanding; sorry.

  12. If by stating "confronted with a cache" you mean that the geocacher has the cache in hand and is asked to explain what it is and where it came from by a muggle, I would offer a brief explanation of the game and let the muggle know how he or she can start playing if they want. I would also suggest the importance of leaving the cache hidden for the next player, hoping to enlist their support in maintaining the secret.

     

    Having seen the aftermath of trying to spin a yarn to explain a cache or its placement, I favor the up front approach. YMMV

  13. I don't see it in your profile, so the most likely cause is that it has not been marked active yet.

     

    Open the cache page, click on the link to edit the cache page, and then click the check box to mark it active. Scroll down to the bottom of the edit page and click on the link to cause your changes to be applied.

     

    The 72 hour clock does not start until the cache page has been marked active, as that is when it will first appear in the review queue.

     

    Hope this helps.

  14. Posting an owner maintenance log is a good way to let those considering searching for your cache know that it has been checked recently and should be in good shape. This is more helpful if the cache is in a location where it is not visited frequently.

     

    If there has been a needs maintenance log posted, I believe posting an owner maintenance log will remove the needs maintenance attribute from the cache page. I'm sure someone will correct this if I am wrong.

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