+Mishka Posted April 25, 2006 Share Posted April 25, 2006 It has become increasingly popular in my current area to find cache pages that have encrypted words in the hint area that are not hints. Usually they say something like, "log a dnf, and I'll email you a hint" or "too easy, you don't need one." or "call me and I'll let you know where it is." I find this to be very irritating for several reasons. First, I don't really associate with the geocaching community around here (just moved here) so I don't have everyone's cell phone number at my disposal when I am out caching to call them up for a hint to find their micro in the woods (not that I would call anyway since the point of caching is to find it yourself, not with help from the owner). Second, when I leave the house with a cache page that has a hint, I am under the impression that if I get stumped, I have an option. There is nothing more frustrating than looking forever for a cache, and resolving to use the hint, decrypting it, to find that it is just the cache owner laughing at you because you didn't find it. Does anyone else run across this on cache pages in their area? Does it irritate them or do they think it is funny? I have only noticed it since moving to this place so I am not sure if it is happening everywhere. I just think that if you are going to put a hint in the hint area of the cache page, it should be a hint. Just encrypting snide remarks because there is a field you can fill in on the cache set up is just mean and a waste of a cache finder's time. Quote Link to comment
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