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I have just placed and submitted my first cache. I was wondering how log does it take to get approved, and does the mapquest map insert get generated automatically from the coordinates?

 

Thanks

SlednGuy

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5 min to 7 days depending on your reviewer, how much time they have, circumstances, how complicated your cache is and so on.

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Hi slednguy

 

It usually takes two to three days for the reviewer to approve a cache. It might take longer if theres a backlog. It might take longer if it is a long ways away from your home coordinates. It might take longer if there are 'unusual' aspects to your cache. Waiting sure is excruciating isn't it? My first cache actually took about ten days to be approved. It was a long ways from my home coordinates and I hadn't had that many finds yet. I think I probably checked my email every hour till it got approved. (hey wait I still do that! B)) If it has been a few days and you haven't heard anything yet I believe that there is a link on the 'submit a cache' page where you can contact someone about your cache.

 

Good luck!

 

p.s. the mapquest thing is automatically generated.

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Hi,

 

Your cache is in the queue, it should be looked at shortly. When you submit a cache on a Saturday, it might take us a few days to get caught back up as we are cachers also and enjoy going out and finding a few on the weekend.

 

Happy Geocaching!

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Great thanks, for approving my cache. Considering someone looks at every cache, that’s pretty quick. I notice the map quest insert isn't there yet? Will it show up later, or do I have to do something?

 

Thanks for your time

 

SlednGuy

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The map will show up automagically. You don't need to do anything. I just submitted my first two caches. One was approved today but the other was too close to another cache by 29 feet. Sigh........... And I put some effort into that one too. B)

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On a related note, I tried to submit a cache for registration today, only to have some weird server error come up. I tried submitting a few times and didn't get anywhere, so I'm left with two possible options, as I see them:

 

1. Something's going on with the Geocaching server tonight.

2. My first kick at HTML based cache descriptions made the server puke.

 

Any info on the first scenario, or any pointers on how to properly script HTML descriptions from more experienced cachers, would be appreciated.

 

Thanks.

 

WMH.

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1.  Something's going on with the Geocaching server tonight.

2.  My first kick at HTML based cache descriptions made the server puke.

1. It's usually best to submit new caches during the week as the weekend is peak time for logging activity.

 

2. I recall that the site uses HTML Tidy to validate the HTML code - so you might want to try running your code through HTML Tidy (there's an on-line version) to see if it throws up anything it doesn't like.

 

My HTML is so basic that my problem is usually just forgetting to check the "Descriptions below are in HTML" box :D

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Thanks, H. O.  I tried submitting again Sunday morning, and everything went off smoothly, so I'm guessing it was just server load on a Saturday evening.

 

WMH.

You're welcome and it was a nice cache indeed. Completed it today with Team Namthcof and got FTF. Made it additionally tougher by waiting until sunset to do it. Will be celebrating at you know where with the FTF prize. Thanks!

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I went to recheck my coordinates on a cache, waiting for approval. They were different from the first time coordinates, used my I-phone, than the second time using a gps. How would I go about resubmitting my coordinates? Any help would be appreciated.

thanks

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