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  1. As of yesterday, November 14, there were already more than 200 searchers working with the police there. Before going to the area, it will be best to check in with the authorities there to see if more help, and what kind of help, may be needed.
  2. They would like for the items of greatest interest to the community to rise to the top of the voting list. Limiting the number of votes prevents one or two persons from being able to stuff the ballot box, so to speak, resulting in a better view of the overall community's interest. That's just how the feedback site works. Once a lackey states that an item will or will not be carried forward, everyone gets their votes on that item back.
  3. DE in this context stands for Delaware. In addition to that and Pennsylvania, I received New Jersey.
  4. FYI, the cache that would be eligible for adoption is Hop To It GCV28P. The other cache has been archived and is therefore not available for adoption.
  5. I would document the situation clearly in an email to contact@geocaching.com In the good old days I would suggest that an index is broken somewhere. Today, I'm at a loss - but someone at Groundspeak can probably get it fixed for you.
  6. Trying to add a better link: try this one
  7. Each of the caches was published by a volunteer who is no longer active in that role. Since the caches were archived more than two years ago, I would personally recommend creating new caches in those locations over unarchiving the old ones.
  8. I just earned the cool 10-10-10 souvenir while out caching with the Geocaching application on my Droid, and the better half earned one also when logging a find at home on the computer. Sorry, I don't know what happens when doing catch up logging.
  9. Thanks GPS Fun. Can you advise why this would be the case? Sounds like this is an absolute approach with no flexibility to review the situation on its merits. Thanks. I gave a general answer to the first question because I do not know the circumstances of your two caches. A general response to the second question is that as a cache owner, you should already know where the first cache is located before hiding the second one, and the proximity guideline is pretty clear. Generally, as a reviewer I will tend to show a little flexibility when a proximity issue is inadvertent and minor. Each situation is different and will likely be assessed on its own merits. The volunteer reviewer involved is the only one who can respond specifically to the situation with your cache. I was attempting to provide some general information for you and for other forum users and I believe I have done that. Continuing the discussion along hypothetical lines will not be productive.
  10. Chances are you will find that a proximity issue between two of your own caches will not be granted an exception.
  11. I would stick with the terrain rating of 4 stars since the use of a boat is optional. Being able to wade to a T=5 cache doesn't seem correct to me.
  12. Please feel free to continue asking questions. That's how everyone learns, including those who have the question in mind but have not written. -Brad
  13. Generally, new cache pages with no issues (proximity, restricted area, etc.) are published within two or three days; however, during or after a weekend it could take longer. The reviewers are volunteers who have jobs, families, and other demands on their time. Some of us actually take a little time to do some geocaching on our own or to do some vacation travel - I'm currently almost 900 miles from home. I'm confident that your reviewer will get to your cache page soon.
  14. N38 21.890 W119 06.141 Duh had to correct my coordinates I took a look at the areas of both coordinates sets and found nothing helpful in the way of archived or unpublished cache pages. I guess it will have to remain a mystery.
  15. Could you post the coordinates here?
  16. When considering a username change, it will be best to first search for a user of that name to see if one shows up. If so, it will be necessary to try something else. Snapshot and several variations on that username are already in use.
  17. I have ! me! me! me! I've cleverly ripped a tab off, twice. And, on a stage of a multicache (mine) all 4 tabs came off in my hands. How fast lock and locks fail seems to be a function of sun exposure rather than of open/close cycles. My multicache is rarely found, and I was only 3rd to find in 2 years on the one of the lock and locks that lost a tab. But it was getting full afternoon sun. I've killed an ammo can too. I R good. It was pretty rusty. When I opened it, the back hinge area on the can tore along the reinforced area where the hinge pins are mounted. Another challenge accomplished! I should have hidden a bonus cache.
  18. Bear in mind that there are many types and brands of resealable bags. At the high end you may find some that are designated for freezer use and some others with built-in zippers, and they will have the most durability. With that said, they are all destined to fail in a very short time in comparison to lock and lock style containers and ammo cans. I attempt to be careful with the contents of a cache, but I have damaged many resealable bags. Haven't broke a lock and lock style container or an ammo can yet, though. (I probably just jinxed the next one.)
  19. As a retiree volunteer reviewer with a fair amount of schedule flexibility, I hold cache pages until daytime if they are marked no night caching, not 24/7 or with text indicating daylight hours only. I started that after an incident much like the one described in the OP, except that the park ranger was waiting for the FTF cacher at his car by the locked gate. Busted! Many cachers and volunteer reviewers work hard to maintain good relationships with property stewards, so I limit temptation when I can. Please also note that most volunteer reviewers have to juggle reviewing with work and family activities and therefore cannot do what I do. In the end it is the cacher's responsibility to respect the rules. edit: inserted missing word
  20. The developers are working on this bug.
  21. I recommend that the difficulty rating be based on the actual cache to be found at the end of the challenge, not on completing the challenge itself. Some challenge cache owners agree with me and others do not. All other things being OK, I'll publish the challenge cache page with whatever difficulty rating the owner desires. I just try to ensure that the owner has given it some thought first.
  22. Back on topic, many of the automotive GPS receivers have an option to make it "snap to road" or something like that. That's good while driving but not so good if you are trying to determine the coordinates for a location that is off the road. This may or may not apply to your unit.
  23. Whoa there! Comments like that might cause you to land on a candidate list.
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