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  1. Yea.. I've found a few.. They are OK I guess but I won't be placing any. Where they can be fun is at events where someone will have one on them advertising the coordinates to a yet unpublished cache. Kind of a 'door prize' so to speak. The biggest problem I see with the chirps is that only specific Garmin GPSr's have the technology and from what I've seen, Groundspeak does not allow the corporate references to the product in a geocache description (may have changed?).
  2. Let them appeal! When I delete a log, I will usually send an email to the cacher letting them know why I am deleting the log. If they choose to relog with a few words - even if critical, I'll accept it. A blank log is inappropriate in any situation. http://www.geocaching.com/about/finding.aspx Step 4 – The Actual Find (6) When you get home, log your experience online by going back to that cache page and using the links provided. The cache owner is automatically notified of your log and is always happy to know about your adventure, the condition of their cache, and any environmental factors. Upload photos to share your experience visually with other geocachers. Certainly not taken literally by anyone but still a basic curtesy to at least write something. Even an insult like TFTC is better than a blank log.
  3. I dunno.. I've seen some very clever and appropriate short logs on many caches.
  4. As the cache owner it is your responsibility to insure that a log posted on the cache page is appropriate. 6.7. Log Deletion "It is one of your maintenance duties as the cache owner to monitor quality control of posts to the cache page. To this end, you have the power to delete logs. Use your powers carefully. The complete set of logs tells the story of the cache or that Trackable Item. Once it is deleted, you cannot restore it. You also have the power to permanently encrypt a log, which is a nice alternative to deletion. Many logging errors are simple mistakes. Assume the best and please deal kindly with logs that may be in error: Are they novices using "Found it!" for repeat visits? Are they cachers entering finds on the wrong cache page? If you must, delete a log by using the View This Log link. That link will open the log on its own page. Above the log you'll see a "Delete Log" and a "Permanently Encrypt" button. If you choose to delete, you will be asked "Are you sure you want to delete this log entry?" and must click "Yes." Again: once it is deleted, you cannot restore it." I see a blank log to be an insult to the placer in as much as the finder thought so little of the find that they are only acknowledging it enough to claim the smiley. Why not just send them a note reflecting something similar and suggest that they update their log? If not, just delete it and send a note to the logger that their blank log is deemed inappropriate and ask them to try again.
  5. No. Not as they are. MAYBE if they were regulated and reviewed in some way but even then, most likely not.
  6. I'm really surprised there are no replies to this yet. O really don't know anything about the Delorme's but I've used the 60CSx, Oregon 400t, 550t and now the 62s. For geocaching, my all time favorite was the 60CSx over the Oregon's but the Oregon's have the paperless feature. But.. IMHO, the Oregon's menu navigation and touchscreen sucked. I used the 550t for a full year before I was so angry that i punched it! The same day I upgraded (YES upgraded) to the 62S and with one very minor exception, it's the best GPS (again IMHO) for geocaching Garmin ever made. Now if only they could add the ability to see the cache names on the map without needing to hover with the cursor I would be a very, very happy cacher.
  7. Probably the best suggestion yet.
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    Problem with the 62s

    YES YES YES!!!!
  9. Zop

    Problem with the 62s

    Thanks LB but that's not what I'm referring to. On the 60CSx, you could simply look at the map and read several cache names without moving anything. Just a glance and you can tell which cache is which within a certain area. With the 62s, you have to move the cursor and hover like you mention.
  10. Well apparently the text files have been edited. Right click, save as.., and put it in your custom symbols directory. Already did.. and made sure it was 24bit but when I mark a cache as found, I get the open treasure box. I didn't realize GS was going to rename the file. Save it as Geocache Found.bmp. Exactly the way I typed it. If that doesn't work, your SOL. Sorry. Exactly as I did too.. No go. Actually I see that mine saved in all lower case. Trying again. Hey!! Who would have thought the name was case sensitive?!?!? It works! Thank you!
  11. Well apparently the text files have been edited. Right click, save as.., and put it in your custom symbols directory. Already did.. and made sure it was 24bit but when I mark a cache as found, I get the open treasure box. I didn't realize GS was going to rename the file. Save it as Geocache Found.bmp. Exactly the way I typed it. If that doesn't work, your SOL. Sorry. Exactly as I did too.. No go. Actually I see that mine saved in all lower case. Trying again.
  12. Well apparently the text files have been edited. Right click, save as.., and put it in your custom symbols directory. Already did.. and made sure it was 24bit but when I mark a cache as found, I get the open treasure box. I didn't realize GS was going to rename the file. Save it as Geocache Found.bmp. Exactly the way I typed it. If that doesn't work, your SOL. Sorry. Exactly as I did too.. No go.
  13. Well apparently the text files have been edited. Right click, save as.., and put it in your custom symbols directory. Already did.. and made sure it was 24bit but when I mark a cache as found, I get the open treasure box.
  14. Zop

    Problem with the 62s

    One of the things I really liked about the 60CSx was that I could easily see geocache names hovering over caches when looking at the map. This went away with the Oregon (one of the many reasons I dumpped it) and now that I have the 62s, I would really like to be able to use this feature again. Any tips on how to make it work?
  15. Yea, I saw this but nowhere does it mention how to change the default symbol/icon for a found geocache.
  16. There are tons of ways to create them.. http://www.gpsfix.net/custom-symbols/ The question is how do you get the GPS to recognize them? Replace the default with custom? Is it the naming of the image?
  17. Thanks and after some 8000 caches, completely understood but that's exactly what I want to change. On my 60CSx, I was able to change that open treasure chest to a smiley by default. That's what I want to change on my 62s.
  18. Zop

    New GPSmap 60CSx

    The receiver on the 60CSx is awesome! There is one drawback though. It is not paperless so you'll still want to carry your Android. I used my 60CSx for about 3 years and still love it! Although I've upgraded to the Oregon 400, 550 and now the 62s. There is a great GSAK Macro for the 60CSx that will allow you to create a POI database which can help with the paperless aspect but it's clunky and can get annoying. If you don't already have it, I really have to recommend picking up GSAK and using that to manage your database, especially when you gt into puzzle caching. It's well worth the $30. You create databases based on PQ's you download from geocaching.com and manipulate, filter, edit etc.. in GSAK before sending to the 60CSx (or just about any of the modern GPS's) Feel free to drop me a note from my profile if you have more questions. We're going to be around all weekend.
  19. On my 60CSx I was able to change the found geocache icon to the smiley icon. Is there a way to do this on the 62s or on an Oregon? Detailed steps?
  20. So you use multiple GPX files? I've just been combining my databases into a single GPX in GSAK. Haven't tried more than 2000 yet though.
  21. Zop

    Garmin 62s help

    Awesome but... HOW?? I would LOVE to get rid of that dang annowing alert!
  22. I just traded my 550t that I've had for almost exactly 1 year (abt 2000 caches?) for the 62s. First, I never could get the dadgum touch screen to function properly with my fingers and I'm not even fat! While the receiver is excellent on the 550t, the frustration of trying to navigate between a geocache you're locked into and a waypoint, Geocaching active maps and compases just DROVE ME NUTS! Last saturday I was out caching and I just couldn't get the darned touch screen to switch from one screen back to the compass and just squeezing the thing in my hand the touch screen cracked! Then I couldn't even mark a cache as found nor select another. So.. Now I've used the 62 for one full caching day and it's just a dream. The navigation (menu) is far better and easier to use (especially if you started with a 60CSx) and so far the receiver seems to be jsut as good as the 60CSx and 550t.
  23. Zop

    New to GPSMAP 62

    To have the 62 display a cache name instead of the GC code you first want to check to verify that that is the setting on the GPS. Main Menu --> Setup --> Geocaches --> Geocache list = Show Names And in GSAK, set the Name field to %name or %smart To delete the geocaches, you either check the box in GSAK to Clear before sending or you need to connect the 62 to your computer and manually delete the GPX file under Garmin\GPX
  24. To have the 62 display a cache name instead of the GC code you first want to check to verify that that is the setting on the GPS. Main Menu --> Setup --> Geocaches --> Geocache list = Show Names And in GSAK, set the Name field to %name or %smart To delete the geocaches, you either check the box in GSAK to Clear before sending or you need to connect the 62 to your computer and manually delete the GPX file under Garmin\GPX
  25. Awesome Jen! Let's hope placers will actually read the KB. Thanks!
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