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Everything posted by Skippermark

  1. Does anyone know if there's a way to display the lat/long if you don't know the coordinates. This being for the NEW beta maps. It works in the old maps, but when right clicking in the new maps, it doesn't display anything, just an address of a nearby location in the upper left search box.
  2. No worries, softball29. It happens. I've relocated this so the appropriate people can help.
  3. Relocating to the GPS & Tech section where fellow users should be able to help.
  4. Relocating to the West, since it's more of a regional topic.
  5. Closing this thread in favor of this one since the question has been answered. http://forums.Groundspeak.com/GC/index.php?showtopic=295690&st=0&p=5040299entry5040299
  6. Relocating to the Southwest section.
  7. Duplicate post. See the link posted by Pup Patrol for that thread.
  8. Relocating to the UK section since it's referring to the Mega2012: A Cartmel Crawl event.
  9. Survey's are not allowed in the forums. If permission was given from Groundspeak, please let me know, and I'll be happy to reopen the thread. Thank you. 10. We generally do not allow surveys to be conducted in the Groundspeak forums.
  10. After thinking about it for a bit, I've decided to close the thread because there's really nothing we can do to answer the OP's question. No matter what we say, it'll just be guessing and possible suggestions. Ultimately, the only ones who can answer it are the cache owner, the reviewer and possibly Groundspeak.
  11. No need to use a sock for this discussion. They probably know who you are by now via your ip address. You can use the contact @ geocaching.com and ask TPTB to look into it if you think there is some kind of favoritism occurring. Exactly, there's nothing wrong with your question and no need to hide behind a sock puppet account. Is the cache owner the same person who published the caches? Is the reviewer who published the caches 7 years ago still the reviewer in the area? There would be nothing wrong if you contacted the cache owner or the reviewer and asked what's going on. I'm probably just as curious as everyone else now to know what's going on. You could also post a Should Be Archived. Reviewers automatically get notified when an SBA is posted to a cache, and if the current reviewer isn't aware of them, the SBA will bring them to their attention. There have been caches in my area that were disabled for long periods of time, and sometimes they slip past reviewers. In those cases, the reviewers actually appreciate it if a fellow cacher either emails them or posts an SBA on the cache so it's brought back to their attention. That's kind of too late, especially with the account name you chose and announced that it's a sock puppet account. Again, there is nothing wrong with asking questions and wanting to know what's going on. If there's a legitimate reason, the owner or reviewer will tell you.
  12. Perhaps it's just an "internal" thing that you can get from the facility itself, kind of like caches that are placed for events only but are not listed on GC.com? Relocating to the UK section.
  13. Please don't post links to commercial sites. Thanks everyone!
  14. Closing duplicate thread: http://forums.Groundspeak.com/GC/index.php?showtopic=293954
  15. I'm not talking about investing time. Some caches have very spectacular electronic gimics that need "money" maintainance. Your reply came while I was writing mine, so I wanted to respond specifically. Once the electronic device is purchased, what kind of maintenance costs could there be other than batteries? While it may sound "harsh," cache owners should not expect others others to "pick up the tab" for the caches they hide. If someone is placing a cache, they should be able to hide and maintain it without "assistance" from others. That said, if someone likes a cache they found and wants to help out the owner, they are more than welcome to contact the owner directly, but asking for donations on a cache page is not allowed.
  16. I'm familiar with Flattr, and asking people to donate money to help maintain caches would be a violation of Groundspeak's Terms of Service. That said, maintaining a multi shouldn't be "that" much of an expense unless someone is using some kind of "crazy" containers that need constant replacing. After the initial cost of the containers and swag, a well designed and thought out multi should last for years without needing maintenance. If cost is an issue, there are places that offer durable, weather resistance containers for a couple dollars, and matchstick containers, which make great interim stages, are around a dollar. Using these supplies and some dollar store swag, a cache could be placed for less than $5.00. If that's too much, an inexpensive way to hide a multi is to use info off plaques and other objects to gather info. The first stage could be the date off a plaque where math is done that leads to the final. That way no interim containers are needed.
  17. Hi everyone. Just a quick reminder and a request to abide by the forum guidelines and not turn this thread into personal attacks against other cachers. While it's okay to disagree and share different opinions, it's not okay to be disrespectful to others. Thanks.
  18. Closing duplicate thread: http://forums.Groundspeak.com/GC/index.php?showtopic=293487
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