+DocDiTTo Posted August 26, 2006 Share Posted August 26, 2006 (edited) To quote the guidelines on event caches: Event caches are gatherings that are open to all geocachers and which are organized by geocachers. I've seen event caches that require attendees to go find x number of traditional caches in order to attend the event. The coords to the event cache can only be obtained if you find all the required traditional caches before the event, and, according to one particular cache page, "To attend this event, you must find all 10 caches." (This is just one example, there are many others I'm sure) The guidelines clearly state that event caches are "open to all geocachers". Do such requirements for events go against this guideline? It can be argued that "open to all geocachers" means that anyone is free to hunt for the prerequisite caches therefore the guideline is met, or it can be argued that such an event isn't open to all geocachers, because some folks may simply be unable to score all the prerequisite finds and are therefore excluded, even if they'd otherwise be able to attend the event. Now, if such a prerequisite is acceptable, how about one which states "you must have at least 2000 finds to attend this event"? Is that prerequisite still acceptable, and "open to all geocachers"? What's the difference if the requirements are to find 10 caches, 100 caches, to have 2000 finds, or to own 50 or more hides? What if the requirement was that you "need to have been caching for 5 years or more"? If there's a line as to what's acceptable as "open to all" and what isn't, where is that line drawn? Edit: minor clarification Edited August 26, 2006 by DocDiTTo Quote Link to comment
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