+Random Acts Posted July 9, 2006 Share Posted July 9, 2006 We've noticed a rather distressing trend evident among some of the cachers who have found our caches recently. Because several of our caches are placed where they're easy for passers-through to access, we've seen some folks who have very impressive numbers of finds to their credit. However, in checking their stats, we've noticed that many of these cachers, some w/ stats in the 4-digits, have placed less than 10 caches of their own. Geocaching is one of the best hobbies around. However, if people do nothing but search for them and don't place any (or very few), how will we keep the activity fresh enough to keep people's interest and attract new cachers? Some close caching friends of ours have a very valid and workable rule of thumb to which we aspire and recommend that others do, too: Cachers should place caches in a ratio of 1:10 to the caches they have found. I.e., if your finds equal 400, you should have placed 40 caches. This doesn't have to be all that hard to do. Do it for the love of the sport! Quote Link to comment
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