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Goldenwattle

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  1. A backpack. I presume you are referring to a handbag, not what we call a purse; basically a wallet . I haven't carried one of those in years. Too impractical and won't hold enough, and can't be carried on the back as a backpack can be. However, it's a nuisance to need to keep digging in a backpack looking for it every time I want it on a hike, or cycling. Much easier and more at hand to have it in a pocket. It is! I rarely read mention of it here, and it was my first GPS way back in 2012, so I presumed most people here thought of it as 'old'.
  2. You will consider me old fashioned as I use a Garmin Etrex 30. Mostly I have extremely happy with it. I can see logs, etc on it. It fits easily into my pocket, even my females jeans, which usually have much smaller pockets than male jeans. (WHY, WHY, WHY????, we want to put things in pockets too, but that's for another discussion.) The only thing wrong with it is the limit on number of downloads. So you are saying that a Garmin gpsMap 64 and newer could hold unlimited geocaches, say all of Australia (plus caches, etc from another site), or the USA and Canada at once?
  3. Before any of that, getting to basics, WP1 of an AL should show where the first stage is. Not cycling to the place, click on first stage and discover it's a few kms away. VERY disappointing ...and annoying . Then not have time to cycle a few extra kms, and need to organise to come back another time. I really don't understand why COs can't put WP1 where it is showing.
  4. I sometimes do that when travelling, if there are more caches than I will be able to find.
  5. I have hidden 21 caches. Two have been archived, so 19 active ones. One was archived because it kept going missing (I suspect birds) and it was a boring cache, so easy to archive. The other was archived when a load of garbage was dumped on top. Needing a shovel to find my cache in that shi.. was too much . Archive! I keep thinking of interesting places to place caches, but I do maintain my caches, but not prepared to put more time into this, so I have enough. Though, anyone reading this, Canberra 'needs' a Tram Sidetracked cache . All Saints could do with a Really Sidetracked as well . It would follow on from the Rookwood ones in Sydney .
  6. Scratching my head here . I can only think your comment means that you don't consider cache maintenance a high priority and that signing the log is optional! Otherwise I don't know what you are talking about. They are not my rules by the way. What I did mention was basically thinking of other people and how an action can affect their enjoyment of the game, such as someone logging a find when they never found the cache, and it's actually missing, and so cause other people to think the cache is there, and waste time searching for a missing cache. Strange you have a problem with this consideration. This is part what I wrote re consideration, "It does, on the CO, and on other geocachers who turn up expecting to find the cache, as after all, the previous finder marked the cache as there, by logging a find. (Also on the cache health score.) This wastes the following geocachers time because it is missing. I'm not the one skewing the situation at all. A cheater does make an impact, although they possibly don't see it, or won't admit it." Consideration for those that follow and take notice of previous logs.
  7. Thank you, that's good to hear. Sometimes it's the lack of communication and not knowing what's going on that leads to comments.
  8. I agree. It's an important feature. Also, a cache that hasn't been found for awhile (not in keeping with the history of the cache's regular finds) with several watches, can indicate unlogged DNFs, and the lacking confidence, scared to log that first DNF watchers are waiting for someone with more spine to log that first DNF, or a find. I wish that things that work well would be left alone. I still can't click on watch on the cache page, or remove the watch from a cache. That feature no longer works for me. Please programmers, LEAVE THINGS ALONE THAT WORK WELL. DON'T Make them un-work.
  9. I take that into account when I make a comment, and often scan the log looking elsewhere. Some logs though aren't that long (here anyway in Australia; perhaps because of a lower population), so it's not that hard to do that. After the initial lot of logs after a cache is published, anyway. I too get annoyed with people who sign out of order. It's not so bad if they fill in a space on the last page, but bad if they go back several pages. It's also annoying when some people leave space, encouraging people to then sign out of order.
  10. If I find that I sometimes photograph the log with my signature and previous signatures. I don't mention names of the cacher who didn't sign, but I have written that's it's interesting to compare the two logs, or I signed after such & such (the last signature), which makes it clear that the person who logged after them didn't sign. However, some other people name names. Comments such as that now they know how that person has made so many finds. I've seen that.
  11. That's where I was able to find it. I still use the old dashboard.
  12. Found my watchlist. I hope the problem is fixed though, so I can add more caches to my watchlist. I clicked on my name.
  13. Something is strange. Trying to find "My Watchlist" - I used to go through the 'watch' on a cache - I clicked on favourites and this appeared. I keep clicking on OK, but it won't go away. Where do I find "My Watchlist" if I can't go through "Watch' on a cache page?
  14. I have occasional noted the same thing. Not necessarily on trails; it might have been on an individual cache.
  15. When I click on watch under 'Log Geocache' nothing happens. Is there maintenance or something happening? The other features under 'Log Geocache' work.
  16. It's often not hard to find charcoal in the Australian bush, as we have regular bushfires. The charcoal I used I picked up near the cache.
  17. Yes, that's what many COs do; compare the logs. It's the usual way to discover cheats. How else! They regularly check the condition on the cache and the log. It's called cache maintenance and it's part of being a good CO. It can. The cache might be missing, but someone logging a false find leads people to believe the cache is still there and wastes their time looking. It might also falsely alter the cache health score, so the DNFs are ignored. It does, on the CO, and on other geocachers who turn up expecting to find the cache, as after all, the previous finder marked the cache as there, by logging a find. (Also on the cache health score.) This wastes the following geocachers time because it is missing. I'm not the one skewing the situation at all. A cheater does make an impact, although they possibly don't see it, or won't admit it. And why your aggression in your replies to people?
  18. I've indented my initials and then rubbed charcoal over the initials.
  19. That's why I carry at least two pens, in the back pack. And if I am with other people, they also have pens.
  20. Except I remove her log. After asking for other proof of find, or a description of the cache, which she has never managed to provide. So it does impact my caching experience. It's so much easier when everyone signs the log and this isn't necessary.
  21. That looks like about a twenty km return walk. Um, not for me...
  22. There's this 2001 cache, if older caches interest you. #22 !! A E I O U !! GC1ED6 It's off an easy walking track. It's the last bit off-track which is the difficult part.
  23. Maybe try far western Sydney. There are places out there where the traffic isn't too bad.
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