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  1. The rules for virtuals are different from one area to another but this is what one admin (WGA) has in his profile "the cacher must show how this is a spectacular location, and it is impossible to hide a actual cache at it's location..." I don't think you'll be able to sell a firemans memorial as being spectacular. You might want to focus on finding a way to make it an off-set cache where you use information at the memorial and hide a cache in another area or work with the firemen and you may find they are friendly to the idea of a log book at the memorial.
  2. quote:Originally posted by seneca:This is off-topic: When a person starts a thread, and along the way calls a responding poster “immature”, then, in keeping with the forum guidelines, the thread should immediately be closed by the moderator. But doesn't this contradict what you just said in this threadOption for moderators to stop the bickering, without ending on topic discussionwhere you said "I think its a good idea. The moderators have to get a little bit more proactive - especially regarding personal attacks. Closing the thread to all because of one or two jerks, is not fair."
  3. quote:Originally posted by Woodsters Outdoors:Not sure how the software they use here works, but the software I use allows you to "warn" users. Once you warn them, a little block shows up under their avatar. There's a max of 5 blocks, so you can only be warned 5 times. After that you are banned. The blocks are displayed for everyone to see. I think sending warnings out like that would help deter the continousness. Sure people could throw up a sock puppet account, but the same goes with it. I know I can block by email and I can also block users with certain email accounts like yahoo and hotmail. It's an inconvienance for others that don't abuse the system, but if things got out of hand I'm sure the nice people would understand... Brian Sounds like an interesting option but are they allowed back in after a cooling off period or is banned for life? If banned for life then I would think sockpuppets would become very common.
  4. Interesting topic, it would seem that no one knows if the forums work this way because it's a default or an intentional decision by those who run the forums. All by itself that seems to be a good reason to discuss it.
  5. I created one members only cache, I did so because I wanted to limit the number of people who would hunt the cache. This was to reduce the amount of damage that would be caused by geocachers tromping about. It seems to have worked as there have been about half as many visitors to that cache.
  6. Ok Devine, where do you get 185 countries? I just brought up the gc.com home page and it only says 180 countries. Of course there are other sites that have caches, maybe you're using another site?
  7. quote:Originally posted by BrianSnat: Hardly. There are 228 caches within 20 miles of my house and 2,048 within 100 miles. Wow, I wish I lived where ever you are Brian. I've only got 1286 within 100 miles of my house. I've found 2.69 per day but that's going to slide as there just aren't that many caches left to hunt in the area.
  8. With my caches hidden I don't really think I spent all that much. It didn't take long to realize that a physical cache with trade items would quickly become an empty box so, most of my caches are micros. I use pill bottles that cost me a cool dime and put a georged dollar in most of them. Now on the subject of other expenses, are we going to include hotel rooms, digital camera, DPA, a bunch of software programs, boots... I've gone through three pair so far... and on and on. I'm sure it's thousands of dollars... actually I think I better stop thinking about it.
  9. Congrats on the 1000 caches Jean!!
  10. I developed my own geocaching diet. You stop primarily at Taco Bell (stop groaning) for lunch and drink diet soda and slim fast for breakfast and dinner. Lost 40 pounds in three months.
  11. I've taken my mountain bike on many hunts and when I'm hiding caches too. When I get to the point I'm going off trail completely I lift it up on my shoulders and continue on as long as the undergrowth doesn't become too heavy. If I have to leave it, I don't worry about locking it but I do set a waypoint so I can find it again.
  12. I can't think of ever running into geocachers at my caches but I've had a number of the cache placers run into me at their caches. For one reason or another several times the person was hunting for their own cache which had been reported missing. No matter what the situation I'll always walk up to geocachers and strike up a conversation even if it's just to say hello. I usually start off with... any luck or did you find it? Sorta like what you'd say to a fisherman, if it turns out they aren't geocachers they give you a strange look and move on.
  13. quote:Originally posted by clearpath:Okay Kealia, if you don't bring back my sweetheart, I'll be forced to go back to my old girlfrend. http://www.uglypeople.com/uploaded/6/ugly3.jpg Heaven help us, do bring back gollum PLEASE!!!
  14. I must say I do like the 'dance for cache' tag line but I prefer the original avatar. Seeing as you are open to bringing back the old avatar maybe you should have a pole. [This message was edited by Greenback on September 26, 2003 at 06:20 PM.]
  15. As far as I'm concerned the admins can place whatever cache they like, they spend a lot of time approving caches for free so they should have some sort of bonus. Either that or they should be required to follow the same rules as everyone else and an admin besides themselves should give their caches the once over.
  16. That was fun, it's interesting to see who is talking about them.
  17. quote:Originally posted by Gorak:I've posted my one cache on both sites and I have 3 more ready to go that I will also cross post. I'd like to see the other site have more caches listed, even if they are duplicates of what's on GC. The more the merrier - competition is good for the consumer. Monopolies stifle innovation and choice. __________ Gorak Well said, I've cross posted a 17 of my 59 active caches so far, and posted one cache there only and plan to post my next series of caches there exclusively. Once we've built up a good size base of caches there it will become more viable and draw more folks.
  18. quote:Originally posted by Bloencustoms:Once again, this thread is not about stats or no stats. Assuming there is a stats page, the question is whether people should be able to hide their stats if they so choose. Yep, you are correct. It's tough to keep that straight with so many threads weaving in and around the stats.
  19. Actually some folks consider geocaching a sport, what sport doesn't have winners, leaders and/or stats?
  20. Congrats... but don't listen to Stunod he doesn't even know how to spell donuts..... not without a mirror
  21. quote:Originally posted by notec:I dont see why anyone would care if their stats are posted. What would be next....# of posts??? Come on people its not a big deal. Its not like your asked to whip it out and compare size....its just a game!!!! If it doesn't hurt your not doing it right Oddly enough there the number of posts is tracked and we celebrate folks for milestones in posts too. Besides that, what games don't have some sort of score and a winner or leader?
  22. quote:Originally posted by CYBret:Well, I'm a little slow, but I think I finally figured the frog thing out! http://b.hammond.home.mchsi.com/frogs.jpg Gotta love those little guys! Bret http://www.flash.to/the-cache __"The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field. When a man found it, he hid it again."_ Mt. 13:44_ Very cool!!!!
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