+ELECTRICHEADX Posted May 1, 2006 Share Posted May 1, 2006 Hey everyone, I've created (to my knowledge) the first videocache, but I'm having problems getting it approved. Under the cache guidlines, it suggested soliciting opinions in this forum on new or novel cache ideas if you're having trouble getting them published, so here I am! This is a puzzle cache where you have to use a video to help you find your way from the start coordinates to the final cache location. Since the listing is currently disabled, I can't link you to that, but I recopy the important info here, which will give you a very good idea of how this type of cache would work. The admin's objections were that the video is hosted on a remote site (which I don't get; the guidlines allow for puzzle caches to require research from outside sources), and that not enough gps use is involved. He said that it's against the guidlines for you to have a link that navigates the user away from gc.com, however, since I remote linked to the video on my cache page this isn't a concern as clicking the link will merely cause an open/save file dialog box to come up. As far as the gps use goes, I know there's other puzzle caches where you pretty much stop using your gps after arriving at the start coords. I think that from the viewpoint of a puzzle cacher, this would be a fun and challenging puzzle that could be solved with a variety of approaches. Just so you have the full picture, I'll reproduce the text of the cache page below. If you think this is a good idea for a cache and should be allowed, please post a response and let the admins know! Here's the cache: Sturbridge Videoventure N 39° 49.264 W 074° 55.435 This is an experimental video puzzle cache. Figure out a way to use the video to find it. Difficulty will vary depending on your knowledge of the area and ingenuity. Get the video here! Please right click the video link and save it to your computer to conserve bandwidth, because you're probably going to be watching it more than once! Watch me take a fast-motion drive from the listed waypoint to the final cache location. This should prove a real challenge to people who don't have a way of taking the video out into the field with them. There are many ways you could try to solve this one, but keep in mind that the cache is somewhere within the Sturbridge developments (Woods, Estates, and Lakes), and that the video may not show the most direct route to it. Also, you can't really see it in the video, but I AM holding the cache in my hand when it ends. Note: I just noticed that I misspoke in the video and said "the three sturbridge woods developments" instead of "the three sturbridge developments" (sturbridge woods only being one of them). Just to confirm, the cache may be located in any of the three developments, and if you follow the video route you will go through all three on your way. Special thanks to stickypod.com for both their fantastic camera mount and free video hosting. [end of cache page] Thanks for your opinions and (hopefully) support! Quote Link to comment
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