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  1. Is there an up to date list? I just had my annual ice cream social listed and it reminded me about this thread.
  2. The type now called a "Geocaching HQ Celebration" was originally titled as "Lost & Found Celebration": https://coord.info/GC24GYW . GSAK still uses the old name for it. The icon is similar to, but subtly different from the one for HQ. Just another silly thing HQ has done that probably wasn't the best idea in the world...
  3. Nope- that says I'm not qualified...probably due to only having 1 lab find. I wish someone from HQ could clarify things...
  4. When I go there it doesn't go past the login screen. Are 2 lab cache 'finds' still needed? I've only ever done the free one that was handed out many years ago as a one 'n' done...
  5. Longest, but very special circumstances: Last found by others: 10/13/04 Found by me: 5/27/19 Difference: 14Y, 7M, 14D. This one was archived for a few years when I found it: Last found by others: 5/17/12 Found by me: 2/29/20 Difference: 7Y, 9M, 12D. Another special circumstance: Last found by others: 3/15/08 Found by me: 10/03/15 Difference: 7Y, 6M, 18D. Found these 2 consecutively on the same day, my longest on active caches: Last found by others: 6/28/15* Found by me: 12/18/21 Difference: 6Y, 5M, 20D. *Someone signed the physical log on 4/1/17, but did not log it online. Taking that into account, the date difference would be 4Y, 8M, 17D. Last found by others: 1/20/18* Found by me: 12/18/21 Difference: 3Y, 10M, 28D. *The previous finder did not sign the log, nor may have even seen the container. Taking that into account, the date difference from the last time someone signed the log (1/12/15) would be 6Y, 11M, 6D. I also have several 3+ years and many 2+ years in addition.
  6. Sorry in advance for the disjointed thoughts. I started here before OT existed and have visited the forums almost every day since I've been a geocacher (Jan., 2003). I've never been a power poster and generally keep my opinions to myself by and large. Closing Off Topic is just the latest in a long line of bad decisions as I see it. Not just as far as the forums are concerned, but overall. OT has pretty much always had a core group of posters, the members of which has changed over the years. The general forums seem to me to also have a core group who feel the need to post on every topic that comes up. Sure, others do post there more often, but soon after come the regulars to put their 2 cents (usually the same 2 cents as always) in. OT is a place away from the drama that erupts from time to time and is a good reminder that this thing we all do is, in the end, a rather silly little pastime. Facebook sucks in so many ways that there's not enough time in the world to cover it all. It's been the death of more forums than I care to think about and to actively encourage loyal users of these forums to go there is... Well, there are certain words I could use but they would lead to a bannination of undetermined length. The GC forums will be a diminished and less fun place without OT and I for one will visit more infrequently as a result. I'll finish by leaving some quotes/sayings/paraphrasings that further reflect my feelings on the subject and the history thereof: There were giants in the earth in those days... The geocaching world will little note, nor long remember what we say here... STAND BACK! Be silent! Be still!... That's it... and look upon those posts. Savor them! Rejoice with great gladness! Great gladness! Remember them always, for we are joined by them. We are One, under the stars. Remember it well, then... this forum, this sweet sorrow. So that in the years ahead, you can say, 'I was there , in Off Topic!' For it is the doom of men that they forget. And the band played on...as the world crumbled about them... This post will self destruct in 10... 9... 8... 7... 6... Edit- forgot one: Did you ever dream about a place you never really recall being to before? A place that maybe only exists in your imagination? Some place far away, half remembered when you wake up. When you were there, though, you knew the language. You knew your way around. *That* was Off Topic.
  7. Good thing I didn't hold my breathe... Haven't been able to get any of the promotional trackables in the past 5 years either... Starting to think the caching gods are agin' me...
  8. Keeping fingers crossed, but not holding my breathe. Maybe the 3rd time will be the charm...
  9. That might be an option if I only found a few that day...or it was one of the last. Not the case here tho.
  10. @Max and 99- Thanks, I hope it does too! @TriciaG- Highly unlikely since I was awarded the 6th souvenir for WOTW on 3/3/21. Plus I've had an unusually active year and have probably re-qualified a time or 2 since then. @barefootjeff- That seems like a possibility.
  11. I have all the souvenirs. But on the WotW page it doesn't show I earned The Great Red Spot Wonder: This is one of my recent finds that have TGRS attached: https://coord.info/GC6WQ9N Being somewhat of a completist, and astronomy buff, this is very vexing...
  12. I do have all the souvenirs. But on the WotW page it doesn't show I earned TGRS Wonder: This is one of my recent finds that have TGRS attached: https://coord.info/GC6WQ9N Being somewhat of a completist, and astronomy buff, this is very vexing...
  13. Anyone else have an issue where you didn't get credit for a wonder despite having found many caches with it? Mine is The Great Red Spot...
  14. Free time + disposable income + burning desire = high find counts.
  15. Personal experience and talking to those who've hidden quite a few in the parks. The Chicago Park District does not have any policy regarding hiding caches that I've ever seen. The same goes for the Cook County Forest Preserves. As long as you follow the other guidelines you should do fine. If there are any issues I'm sure the reviewer will help you resolve them.
  16. As far as I know permission is not needed to place a cache in a park managed by the Chicago Park District. You're right in my area- contact me if you'd like any help.
  17. No. I thought you were talking about the mass logging, not the last log. I see what you meant now, sorry for the confusion.
  18. No, they are doing a mass enable- they've had all of their caches (almost 700 spread between 2 accounts) disabled for well over a year due to the pandemic. This CO already had a pretty bad reputation for cache maintenance before this...
  19. Coulda put this in a thread about cache health scores, but it also fits here I guess. What more can be done?
  20. And at least some cachers think they should start being enabled and cared for. Geocaching is not a high risk activity for contracting the virus and the efforts to 'flatten the curve' is well under way. A vaccine has been available for a number of months and the most stringent restrictions have been lifted.
  21. Wanted to bring this topic up once again as it came up in our local Facebook group. There's a cacher in my area whose listings (numbering in the hundreds) have been disabled for almost 14 months now. Their maintenance efforts were...sketchy, at best, before the pandemic hit...
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