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jerryo

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  1. I’ve had a few accidental finds by muggles but I always move the cache if this happens, particularly if the log reads: “found this by accident. not looking for it tonights mission is to kill inocent animals”. Thought I'd leave the spelling as it was.
  2. Like this one? Flipping Nuisance I thought this one was bad enough but it'll weigh more I bet. I think it's MIA now anyway.
  3. That sounds like one of lost it's. Haven't heard from him for a bit...
  4. I just did a micro in Newcastle tonight; I’ve done all the others too! This one's located on a bridge that’s just been completed and seems to be a this combination of virtual/micro. Actually, I spent longer looking at the surroundings here while waiting for muggles to go past than I would have at a virtual where you can be legitimately peering around. And I got FTF
  5. Is this a record too? Linky Member since: 14th September 07 Found first cache: 16th September 07 Placed first cache: 16th September 07 He reckons he’s a beginner too. Additionally, is it me or is this a bit too fast? And what’s with the ?????????? in the profile, which only serves to prevent you seeing information?
  6. Personally I prefer finding an actual box of any size to a virtual that demands emailing stuff back and forth. I can't see why you need a virtual at a location when you can grab a physical cache instead; If you want to look for information of interest while near the cache you can, but if you aren't interested then you still get the cache.
  7. I spoke to Mandy yesterday and, while she's a nice lady and wouldn't say anything, I'm going to say that the payments aren't actually coming in thick and fast so c'mon poeple and get yer fingers out.
  8. It’s surprising how often caches become exposed due to wind etc, particularly if they are only covered up with sticks and the like. It’s better as a setter to find a hide that will accommodate the cache and then cover up what you can see afterwards. That way any finders know exactly where it should go. It makes it easier to return it to the right place. It’s also surprising how many cachers don’t replace them properly too but you can’t blame the last person to find it unless you go there only a short time after. As Jaz666 said, many people don’t log DNFs. Anything could have happened although there are cases where finders are known to have been careless so you could be right. I assume you refer to the person who was dropping TBs as the same person? They may have found it exposed and just politely covered it up without letting you know and to be blamed for cocking it up would be a bit rich under those circumstances. I’d alter your notes to make them less stroppy; it may be better to put the information in the cache description as that’s what people read. I’d certainly consider hiding them better: you could always move them a bit and update the coordinates.
  9. Just been looking at your stats - I will make the assumption that the one at over 2500m was done on the cable car then. . Mont De Grange from Col de Bassachaux in 2 hours is good going. (Insert out of breath Smillie!) It was indeed cable car but not really as much fun as walking. The Mont De Grange cache was quite very tiring and I was inordinately pleased with myself but I would certainly do it again. The trouble with top of the cable car mountains is the number of poeple there. Ooo er, this is now off topic so... I did a series of caches last year and one of the clue boxes was MIA. I plotted all the possible values on a map and visited each one until I got it at number 9! It was the second decimal in the lat/long that was missing, rather than the first so it wasn’t too far – about a mile I think. I also cheated bigtime on a puzzle cache involving a long walk but I guessed where the end was and logged it having completed the page requirements. Local knowledge! If you find it, log it.
  10. I was going through some logs of mine and I noticed a few caches had been logged but the book/sheet not signed. Personally I’d rather see the logbook signed to avoid people who “were in the area” just claiming a find without trying. It happens and it’s really annoying; however, if the cache is a micro and you have no pen on you. then a note to the owner or a bit of a description (no spoilers) should suffice. It’s really up to the setter whether they allow the log. (I haven’t recovered from that Mont De Grange cache yet ;-)
  11. Is that all plastic bags as containers no matter what size? I know of some micros (ugh) where the container is a little ziplok bag. While it's not a carrier bag, it's a bag. Should be IMHO.
  12. I hardly think it’s the owner’s fault that the area has been fly tipped. It was probably clear when they set the cache. I’ve read a few of your “found it” logs and you seem to be very critical on many occasions. Actually, you seem to be very critical of other people in your “write note” logs and your “maintenance” logs too. Why? If you were to log my caches like that, you’d find you’d have to amend them and resubmit to claim a find – and I’ve never deleted a log before. You say you should be truthful in your logs but I think you should learn the art of being subtle. You’re visiting caches that other people have gone to the effort of putting out; some are better than others but at least they’ve put them out. Perhaps when you have had a bit more experience of setting caches yourself you will realise that it’s not always that easy to maintain them as they were intended.
  13. But they're doable for anyone. This cache has limited access, period. How annoying is it going to be for people to have a cache at the top of their page that they can’t get? Okay there are “ignore lists”, but a lot of people don’t like them (I don’t have one), and some folk may never get the 5/5 cache just down the road but to deliberately put out a cache like this is a bit iffy IMHO. But it should still come under the following. In the guidelines under the [prohibited] “commercial caches” section it reads: “Commercial caches attempt to use the Geocaching.com web site cache reporting tool directly or indirectly (intentionally or non-intentionally) to solicit customers through a Geocaching.com listing. These are NOT permitted. Examples include for-profit locations that require an entrance fee, or locations that sell products or services. If the finder is required to go inside the business, interact with employees, and/or purchase a product or service, then the cache is presumed to be commercial.” I would interpret this rule in your case by saying that in order to acquire the cache, you have to become a member of something outside the caching community. Er, why are you quoting me and then using my previous post as your reply? Me no understandeee
  14. But they're doable for anyone. This cache has limited access, period. How annoying is it going to be for people to have a cache at the top of their page that they can’t get? Okay there are “ignore lists”, but a lot of people don’t like them (I don’t have one), and some folk may never get the 5/5 cache just down the road but to deliberately put out a cache like this is a bit iffy IMHO.
  15. It may fall under these guidelines or others: In the guidelines under the [prohibited] “commercial caches” section it reads: “Commercial caches attempt to use the Geocaching.com web site cache reporting tool directly or indirectly (intentionally or non-intentionally) to solicit customers through a Geocaching.com listing. These are NOT permitted. Examples include for-profit locations that require an entrance fee, or locations that sell products or services. If the finder is required to go inside the business, interact with employees, and/or purchase a product or service, then the cache is presumed to be commercial.” I would interpret this rule in your case by saying that in order to acquire the cache, you have to become a member of something outside the caching community. Less pertinent is that it almost comes under the guise of caches that solicit: “Solicitations are off-limits. For example, caches perceived to be posted for religious, political, charitable or social agendas are not permitted. Geocaching is supposed to be a light, fun activity, not a platform for an agenda.”
  16. I thought this had died like it did the other times it's been brought up. Recently.
  17. And if they didn't give permission, what else have they ever done for us Aqueducts, sanitation, roads, ...
  18. There are loads in the NE. Email me if you want a list - but no spoilers! J
  19. Agreed. I've actually got some of these micros out and I'm gradually replacing them with proper caches. Some are micros like this because the original, larger one was muggled, and some have to remain micros in certain surroundings: disguised or specialised containers. I quite like micros though, in the right place.
  20. It is a bit. That’s what fences are for, surely. One side of the fence you can access and the other you can’t. Unfortunately, in this case the cache has gone through to the other side; it happens. If you take your point to its conclusion, you wouldn’t be able to put caches anywhere near any boundary in case they ended up on the wrong side.
  21. Similarly to what John Stead said, if you get some epoxy resin (the sort where you need to mix two compounds together), put a glob on the end of a stick and rest/touch the stick to the container and then leave it to dry, you should be able to recover the box. The advantage to this over sticky tape etc is that you don't need to push the sticky stuff onto the box and risk its being pushed further away.
  22. It'll be doable but can you post a piccy of the dilemma?
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