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Geoff Ogden

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Hi All

 

Anyone have assistance for a newbie. I am not getting a validation code from Geocache.com, all my details are correct.

 

Any help will be great.

Thanks

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not getting a validation code... How did you post on the forum? ;)

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not getting a validation code... How did you post on the forum? ;)

I have no idea - I am looking for caches in the P.E. area and can get no details on the co-ordinates. Error message keeps asking for my validation code, which I have been looking out for with no luck.

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Just noticed your profile says "not validated" Strange. I sent you an email but then saw this so try here:

 

Submit ticket Customer service requests I think.

 

Hope it helps to get you out there. PE needs a few more cachers! ;)

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Hi Geoff Ogden

 

I ran into the same kind of difficulty of not getting my validation e-mail after I became a Premium Member about two months ago. After numerous subit-a-card letters, the controllers did validate my e-mail address themselves. Be patient, they will sort it out.

 

What I have found is that it is best to create an alternative e-mail address like at GoogleMail, or Yahoo Mail.

Looks like e-mail to my telkom mailbox gets blocked. When you need the PQ later it is also delivered to these alternative e-mail boxes without problems associated with the normal address.

 

Just something I have found to work for me.

 

You could therefore change your e-mail address on the profile, ask for a new validation e-mail to be send to the new address, and pick it up at the new e-mail box.

 

Others would also be helping for sure, but as they might have been registered for a longtime now they have not run into this type of problem. At least GC has installed a new server to help with their IT problems.

 

Hope you are soon up and caching.

 

LeonW ;)

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At least GC has installed a new server to help with their IT problems.

 

Is it GC IT or Telkom IT? My experience leads me to consider the former. ;)

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We also experienced the same problem using a telkom email address (as did various of our caching friends) and despite numerous calls to their help line, the problem was not sorted out. Eventually we all changed our service provider and the problem disappeared!

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Is it GC IT or Telkom IT? My experience leads me to consider the former. :laughing:

 

:lol::lol: THE FORMER!?! :huh::anitongue:

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[Removing duplicate entry.]

Edited by QFC

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I can confirm that Telkom Internet treats email from geocaching.com as unsolicited spam and blocks delivery. I had the same problem early last year, and requests to Telkom to unblock the site were ignored. I changed to a gmail address and haven't had a missed email since.

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Is it GC IT or Telkom IT? My experience leads me to consider the former. :anitongue:

 

:laughing::lol: THE FORMER!?! :huh::lol:

 

Whoops! meant the later, for sure the later!!!!! :huh:

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Oh Boy!! did LMAO mean anything untill now.

 

Good old RS of A and Telkom. Had no sooner left the forum to check my mail and 2 validation codes at the alternate address.

 

Geoff

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Hope to see you around the forums now on. We mostly talk about plastic hidden in nature, but it's a good time nonetheless. :unsure:

 

ps - I love that pic of yours Geoff. Classic!

Edited by vespax

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Hope to see you around the forums now on. We mostly talk about plastic hidden in nature, but it's a good time nonetheless. :unsure:

 

ps - I love that pic of yours Geoff. Classic!

 

Thanks Vespax

 

The picture is just a sign of the times.

My wife and I are keen campers although it's been a long while since we camped. We will be getting back into it and when we do we'll be 'seeking' like mad. I am going to start off by lurking in this forum and looking for the day trip caches' in and around P.E. I have already spotted a day trip near P.E. which will make a great cache, just waiting for permission to set it up and I'll be sure to give ir a go.

 

Geoff

Edited by Geoff Ogden

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Ok - great excitement. Got out there yesterday and managed 6 visits with 4 found, 1 closed and too many muggles for 1.

 

Posted my logs and now the question - how long before the logged visits are displayed?

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how long before the logged visits are displayed?

Our logs are displayed immediately, we have never had to wait.

 

I clicked on your profile and see that none of your logs are there, strange.

:( I see you were logged onto the site yesterday.

 

Silly question: Did you submit your logs? It then goes to your submitted log and you can read your entry as others would see it.

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Hi Colin

 

I think I should check the date and time on my PC. Logged 5 visits but only saw 2 logged.

 

Question could be: 'what are you doing wrong'

 

Going back to check again.

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Checked the date and time on my PC and they are correct. Also only 1 log, which was the one we did not find.

 

I must be doing something wrong. Going to spend a little time trying to figure it out.

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OK problem solved - Didn't check the box for found, did not find.

 

My logs are all displayed now.

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Great!! :(

 

I do note that it only indicates 3 finds to your name, you said that you had 4.

 

Its a pity that you did not find "In No 7 Castle Hill" cache (GC10JAT) as it contains a certain race TB that would have love to be moved along.

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Hi Colin

 

Real pity about the TB. I may get a chance this week end and will try for it.

Yes that's right - we did only find 3, Castle Hill was closed and St Georges had Art in the park and too many people around, and we visited Homeleigh but could not find the cahe so consequently 3/6 wasn't to bad I guess.

 

Geoff

Edited by Geoff Ogden

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Is it GC IT or Telkom IT? My experience leads me to consider the former. :P

 

:huh::grin: THE FORMER!?! :grin::huh:

 

Whoops! meant the later, for sure the later!!!!! :laughing:

 

 

Greetings All. Heads up to all Telkom mail users: You canlog on to Webmail on the telkom site and under tools or options you are able to set which users you can / cant recieve mail from. You can also say which address's / emails are or are not spam. Hope that helps some of you

 

Pixel

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Hi P & P

 

Thanks for the info about Telkom, could be very usefull but as I could not even access my normal mail today on Telkom's server, I would rather keep the "important mail" from GC being send to my alternative address. After lots of compliments has been bestowed on Telkom in these forums I might put my "Big Toe" in the hot water. :laughing:

 

Welcome to the forums - I see that you are already addicted (GAD) by the number of caches you found. :grin:

 

LeonW

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Geoff, # 7 Castle Hill is a very cool cache and worth tour. (Ask about the ghosts in the house. Interesting)

 

LeonW & all, with the ability to get very good email for free from places like Google, Yahoo, etc. it doesn't make sense to me to use and ISP email address. Especially when telecomms is in a state where you really need to be on the watch for lower cost solutions.

 

Gmail is the way to go in my opinion. Anyone need an invite? :laughing:

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To all the PE cachers, I will be in PE on Friday (1 June 2007) caching most of the morning and early afternoon and maybe a quick few on Saturday morning or afternoon.

 

I will be bringing a couple of TBs and coins from Gauteng. Any specific caches that are worth doing and placing these TBs and coins?

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Hi Warthog

 

Sounds like your time is limited and you'll be in a hurry.

 

Fort Frederick, Castle Hill museum and So many shops are all in town and would be worth a look.

 

I believe there's a TB in the Castle Hill cache that needs to be sent on it's way - perhaps you can rescue that one.

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Thanks Geoff,

 

Will definately visit these caches. Will most probably also be the caches (if big and save enough) where the TBs and coins will be dropped.

Edited by warthog

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Hi Warthog

 

Just a caution on the Castle Hill - it's not open every day of the week so a TB could get stranded for awhile.

Edited by Geoff Ogden

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I believe there's a TB in the Castle Hill cache that needs to be sent on it's way - perhaps you can rescue that one.

 

Thanks for thinking about our race TB. It was retrieved from 7 Castle Hill by the cache owner about 2 weeks ago.

 

It is now sitting in St Blaize in Mossel bay, so if you are heading in that direction........ <_<

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Will be heading up Mosselbay way end June, if your TB is till at St Blaize I might be able to help it along. PM me if it has not moved by the 22nd June. Happy Caching, Pixel

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I placed some coins and TBs in some of the PE caches on Friday, see caches Victory Park Coin Cache, St. George's Stash, No 7 Castle Hill and SAAF Nolstalgia for details.

 

Any of the PE cachers going to either KZN or WC, please collect my TB from SAAF Nolstalgia and move along.

 

If not, moving it around the PE area will also be great.

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