Jump to content


+Premium Members
  • Posts

  • Joined

  • Last visited

Posts posted by TexasGringo

  1. For the last week or so, it seems to take longer to log your finds...and every now and then I get blown out.


    Here is the error:


    Server Error in '/' Application.


    Server Too Busy

    Description: An unhandled exception occurred during the execution of the current web request. Please review the stack trace for more information about the error and where it originated in the code.


    Exception Details: System.Web.HttpException: Server Too Busy


    Source Error:

    An unhandled exception was generated during the execution of the current web request. Information regarding the origin and location of the exception can be identified using the exception stack trace below.


    Stack Trace:


    [HttpException (0x80004005): Server Too Busy]

    System.Web.HttpRuntime.RejectRequestInternal(HttpWorkerRequest wr) +148



    Version Information: Microsoft .NET Framework Version:1.1.4322.2300; ASP.NET Version:1.1.4322.2300

  2. Some discussions are many pages long....over time. How do you sort the posts for a discussion by the newest post first?


    That way I don't have to scroll thru them....I just want the latest one at the top.

  3. I don't care what they put in the logs, if they found the cache...they can write what they want.


    They can even post pictures...because the next Cacher still has to get to the cache to sign the log book...there is no easy way out for that.


    I just don't want them to put that Bottled Bubble GOO in the caches.

  4. Have you found bottles of Bubble Solution or Hand Cream in Caches? This might be good down South where it is warm...but up North where it freezes, these containers break and that crap gets all inside of the Cache.


    Just the other day I had to clean out one of my Caches from this stuff. If I come across them in other Caches, I usually remove them to prevent future Cache owner's problems.


    I'd rather people leave Nothing instead of a bottle of leaking Goo that makes a mess of everything else in the Cache.


    Have you run across other problems like this?



  5. What do you do when people take TB's and never move them on? I have a couple that were taken, logged out and never moved on...even though I see that these GeoCachers are still active and logging their finds.


    I've emailed them and even offered to come get them from them...but no response.


    It ain't the TB, money or whatever...just the principal of it.

  6. Some people enjoy easy caches, some like hard ones. Many enjoy both at one time or another. I see you've placed 7 caches, and all but the one are single stage. If it were me, I'd leave the multi just as it is; you already have 6 other caches for the easy folks.

    BTW, and this is a bit off topic....

    When I looked at your profile to see your cache hides, it says you are in TX. Your ham call also puts you in TX; as does your website. Yet all your caching is done in Wisconsin; and you haven't even logged a find in TX. Just wondering, that's all.


    I'm from the Dallas area and came up to Madison for a government computer contract. I used to do a lot of metal detecting using a Fisher CZ-70 Pro ad never heard of Geocaching until I saw it on the news (made by CommanderUSN) up here in Madison.


    Metal detecting was becoming harder because it was being prohibited in more and more places and I was looking for something new. When I saw that news segment, I went out and bought a Garmin 60Csx, logged on to geocacher.com, joined and went out Geocaching.


    The Ham license (K2EOK) I originally got back in the 60's as a novice (WN2EOK) in New Jersey, the general exam was taken at the New York FCC field office where you had to tap out the code. I just kept the call sign and changed the address....and eventually upgraded to an Extra class (20 wpm code).


    I've been up here for 1/12 years now...no telling when the contract will end...and when I do go back, I have some local Geocachers here ready to adopt the caches...but until then, I'll maintain them. I just try to add to the fun.

  7. If I lived in Wisconsin I would do your Multi. In order as originally intended. If you subsequently were able to have it changed to a Regular Cache it would mess up my statistics and I would lose credit for a Multi. Some people collect Coin Icons. Some people accumulate TB credits. My most important stat is my Multi count. Always looking for the time / opportunity to do another one. And I would be very unhappy with you.


    I'm glad TPTB won't let you do that. You must have spent some time and effort setting this up. Are you just looking for ways to get people to log this? I've been giving some thought to setting up my owm Multi. I expect it might not get a lot of activity. But from anyone that does make the effort I would hope to get better logs than cut and paste or TFTC. That would make it worthwile.


    This took a while to set up, but not much activity. There is quite a bit of walking involved...and maybe that is scaring people away. Maybe it is because winter is coming and people don't want to walk around in that.


    I'll let it sit there as is.....


    It is interesting to know that if a cache was changed, you statistics would change. I figured that no matter what happened, you would get credit for what you found on the day you found it.

  8. How do you change a Multi-Cache listing to a regular cache listing? The coordinates of any of the caches would not change. The type cache is now unchangable when you try to edit it...or am I over looking something.


    I would like the Cacher to have a choice between doing the Cache the regular way (multi-cache numeric order) or just out for some quick finds (picking the caches he wants to get).

  9. When placing a cache...how do you get your coordiantes to be sure that you are close?


    I have a Garmin 60CSx and I press "Mark" and then "Average" for about 100 averages. Then I walk back to my car...turn the GPS unit off and then back on to reset it...and then follow those coordinates to see where they go. I have noticed that it varies a little...maybe that is the GPS error?


    I'm afraid that someone will waste time on a trip to nowhere...based on bad coordinates.

  10. I bought some Natrapel mosquito repelent that contains no DEET...but uses GERANIOL...a plant extract.


    Well....This Stuff Stinks. No wonder the Mosquitos stay away...I want to stay away too. My clothes stink...My whole car stinks...my house stinks....everywhere I walked I left a trail of STINK...worse than a skunk.


    Pros....it worked.

  11. Found "Leopold Legacy: January" GCKAK3 today.


    I walked around in circles for about 30 min...and then just happened to see it. It was about 20 feet from where my GPS60 Csx said it should be.


    Great exercise...I guess I'll go buy some boots and a Machete for the next find.

  12. Just got my Garmin GPSMAP 60CSx from Gander Mountain, at the mall up here in Madison, Wisconsin.


    It is the package that includes the Topo Cd, 64 meg memory card, carying case, PC/USB interface for $580 (including tax).


    I do quite a bit of treasure hunting with my metal detector (Fisher CZ-70 Pro) and decided to try something new.


    My wife thinks I'm nuts and hopes this GPS will find a nearby head doctor for me.........oh well


    Let The Ganes Begin

  • Create New...