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I thought the purpose of this thread was to filter out things that really don't belong in caches because they are "offensive or generally inappropriate." Then somehow we got diverted into removing things that some people don't like but are not offensive or generally inappropriate. If we keep heading down that path, eventually we will end up with just a logbook in the cache. So I vote that we put everything back that is not "offensive or generally inappropriate" and see where this goes... :ph34r:

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I thought the purpose of this thread was to filter out things that really don't belong in caches because they are "offensive or generally inappropriate." Then somehow we got diverted into removing things that some people don't like but are not offensive or generally inappropriate. If we keep heading down that path, eventually we will end up with just a logbook in the cache. So I vote that we put everything back that is not "offensive or generally inappropriate" and see where this goes... :ph34r:

 

generally inappropriate may indeed include thing people don't like. if we put everything back that is not "offensive or generally inappropriate", how would we know which things to put back?

 

your opinion? mine? vinny's?

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I thought the purpose of this thread was to filter out things that really don't belong in caches because they are "offensive or generally inappropriate." Then somehow we got diverted into removing things that some people don't like but are not offensive or generally inappropriate. If we keep heading down that path, eventually we will end up with just a logbook in the cache. So I vote that we put everything back that is not "offensive or generally inappropriate" and see where this goes... :ph34r:

generally inappropriate may indeed include thing people don't like. if we put everything back that is not "offensive or generally inappropriate", how would we know which things to put back?

 

your opinion? mine? vinny's?

Mine of course! B)B):( Let people vote them back. B) I'll start with the golf ball because I really don't think a golf ball is "inappropriate." People that don't golf won't like it, but they don't have to trade for it. B) Edited by TrailGators
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I thought the purpose of this thread was to filter out things that really don't belong in caches because they are "offensive or generally inappropriate." Then somehow we got diverted into removing things that some people don't like but are not offensive or generally inappropriate. If we keep heading down that path, eventually we will end up with just a logbook in the cache. So I vote that we put everything back that is not "offensive or generally inappropriate" and see where this goes... :(

 

generally inappropriate may indeed include thing people don't like. if we put everything back that is not "offensive or generally inappropriate", how would we know which things to put back?

 

your opinion? mine? vinny's?

I strongly support the concept that we (or at least I, due to my being a Platinum Member!) be allowed to vote to put items back on the list. I will start: I vote that we place "polonium and other highly radioactive materials" back on the list.

 

Oh, and by the way, have you added "travel bugs" to the list yet as a "votable" item?

 

Thanks! :ph34r:

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:( Uh . . . I requested the out of date software to be removed here. B)

 

I think I would also remove:

 

software sent free to you in the mail

 

:ph34r:

 

But, but,,, My favorite thing to leave in a cache is those new fangled, hard to find, AOL startup discs. I thought everyone loved finding those in caches! B)

 

Can we pick more than one item? If so, let's get rid of the disabled lighter.

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But, but,,, My favorite thing to leave in a cache is those new fangled, hard to find, AOL startup discs. I thought everyone loved finding those in caches! :ph34r:

You actually HAVE one of those AOL startup CDs? Wow! They are extremely rare and highly valued - do you realize that you could easily auction that thing on Ebay and get a least a half-million dollars for it?

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But, but,,, My favorite thing to leave in a cache is those new fangled, hard to find, AOL startup discs. I thought everyone loved finding those in caches! :ph34r:

You actually HAVE one of those AOL startup CDs? Wow! They are extremely rare and highly valued - do you realize that you could easily auction that thing on Ebay and get a least a half-million dollars for it?

I threw mine away too! :(

Homer_Doh.jpg

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But, but,,, My favorite thing to leave in a cache is those new fangled, hard to find, AOL startup discs. I thought everyone loved finding those in caches! :P

You actually HAVE one of those AOL startup CDs? Wow! They are extremely rare and highly valued - do you realize that you could easily auction that thing on Ebay and get a least a half-million dollars for it?

I threw mine away too! :(

Homer_Doh.jpg

 

Shoot, i still have one of the AOL version 3.0 floppy disks, unopened too. IM RICH, IM RICH!!! :unsure:

 

Sorry FLask, let's all get back on topic now..

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But, but,,, My favorite thing to leave in a cache is those new fangled, hard to find, AOL startup discs. I thought everyone loved finding those in caches! :P

You actually HAVE one of those AOL startup CDs? Wow! They are extremely rare and highly valued - do you realize that you could easily auction that thing on Ebay and get a least a half-million dollars for it?

I threw mine away too! :(

Homer_Doh.jpg

 

Shoot, i still have one of the AOL version 3.0 floppy disks, unopened too. IM RICH, IM RICH!!! :unsure:

 

Sorry FLask, let's all get back on topic now..

 

the thing about being "on topic" is that as far as i'm concerned, any direction that a conversation takes naturally is still on topic.

 

anybody who follows my posts probably knows this already.

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But, but,,, My favorite thing to leave in a cache is those new fangled, hard to find, AOL startup discs. I thought everyone loved finding those in caches! :P

You actually HAVE one of those AOL startup CDs? Wow! They are extremely rare and highly valued - do you realize that you could easily auction that thing on Ebay and get a least a half-million dollars for it?

I threw mine away too! :P

Homer_Doh.jpg

 

Shoot, i still have one of the AOL version 3.0 floppy disks, unopened too. IM RICH, IM RICH!!! :unsure:

 

Sorry FLask, let's all get back on topic now..

 

the thing about being "on topic" is that as far as i'm concerned, any direction that a conversation takes naturally is still on topic.

 

anybody who follows my posts probably knows this already.

OK then, what should we talk about now? :(
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:P I like this... I would take out the food, cuz by the time I find it, I is gonna be HUNGRY!!! :P

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DIRECTIONS (again. why not? it keeps people current and it's not hard to do.)

 

-read the list.

-decide which single item seems to you to be the most inappropriate.

-post the one item to this thread. please do not editorialize; there are at least two open threads where people are editorializing.

 

if you feel that i've missed some common or worrisome cache contents, please feel free to send me a message and i'll add it to the list. my list is by no means exhaustive and if you have in mind items that are either appropriate or inappropriate, they should be included. if you feel an item is offensive to you and you don't want to be publicly identified, you may contact me and i'll post your entry anonymously.

 

it is my hope that the most worrisome or offensive items will leave the list first.

 

 

UPDATED CACHE CONTENTS

 

logbook

ballpoint pen

felt tip pen

rollerball pen

pencil

ziplocs

mctoys, clean

mctoys, broken

toy animals, cute

toy animals, creepy-crawlie

worry dolls

golf balls, new

golf balls, used

golf tees, new (packaged)

golf tees, new (loose)

golf tees, used

golf tees, broken

matches, book

matches, boxed

matches, safety

match holder, empty

lighter, usable

lighter, disabled

pocketknife

multitool with knife

multitool without knife

flashlight, self-contained

flashlight, removable batteries w/batteries

flashlight, removable batteries w/o batteries

batteries, loose

batteries, packaged

batteries, ziploc-ed

eyeglass repair kit

small screwdriver set

nails or screws, new

nails or screws, rusty

carabiner

scratchoff lottery tickets

ammunition, any caliber

spent brass

fireworks

coupon to big store (under $2)

coupon to cafe near cache

gift card (over $2)

used gift card

advertising brochures

political brochures

political buttons

sports team memorabilia

books, fiction

books, nonfiction

books, adult content

bible

koran

torah

miniature talmud

i ching

tarot deck

book of mormon

bhagavad-gita

religious tract, soft (simply a prayer or inspirational thought)

religious tract, hard (tells you a specific way or else.)

rosary beads

silver pentacle

cross

mogen david

embroidered patches

food, perishable

food, unwrapped

food, wrapped

food, canned or otherwise preserved and sealed

hamster, live (sorry, lep.)

hamster, freshly dead

hamster, very dead

haimar zubeldia

candles, scented

candes, unscented

lip balm, opened

lip balm, unopened

sunscreen, communal (belongs to the cache)

sunscreen, regular (trade item)

bug dope, communal

bug dope, regular

first aid kit, communal

first aid kit, regular

feminine hygiene products, clean and wrapped (either as what they are or as first aid supplies)

prophylactics, new and packaged

emergency toilet paper rolls

firestarter

emergency blanket

handwarmers

compass

alcoholic beverage

coupon for alcoholic beverage

promotional material for alcoholic beverage (hats, keychains, etc.)

tobacco product

coupon for tobacco product

promotional material for tobacco product

OTC drugs (e.g., ibuprofen)

prescription drugs

illegal drugs

drug paraphenalia

clothing or other items that refer to illegal drugs

recorded music

illegally recorded music (this includes that awesome mix tape.)

software

out-of-date software

software sent free to you in the mail

illegal copies of software

material that is derogatory to any specific group of people based on membership in that group (this is often used to mean both racial or ethnic groups and membership in voluntary organizations. e.g., blacks, hispanics, muslims, presbyterians, armenians, military personnel, log cabin republicans, what-have-you.)

cito bags

objects or printed material of a suggestive sexual nature

objects or printed material of an explicit sexual nature

miscellaneous scented items

rubber gloves

polonium or other highly radioactive material

crayons, loose

crayons, boxed

crayons, ziploc-ed

local flora

local fauna

ordinary rock, picked up on the trail

polished rock

significant or interesting geologic sample

coins, domestic

coins, foreign or historic

geocoins, trackable

geocoins or similar, untrackable

travelbugs

smashed pennies

wooden nickels

poker chips, blank

poker chips, printed or otherwise marked

key fobs

paperweights

lanyards

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I didn't notice this item before . . . yikes.gif

 

haimar zubeldia

You know, it just occurred to me ---Adding things after the elimination process has begun totally invalidates the experiment, and certainly won't ever produce anything like a "generic OK to put in a cache" list. There may be things added to the list later that would have been much higher priority for removal than the item someone originally choose. Of course, it was invalid anyway, since people got to see what others took off and then choose "the next thing" they would remove; that ability to see the trend colored choices people made. There are/were things on that list I've never seen or heard of being put in a cache, and likely never have been put in any cache anywhere. So the list is too abstract to begin with.

 

--although the taking out and adding in does work the same way running across the cache in real life would operate. People add things and take out things there all the time.

 

Maybe you should start this over again and run it like a real cache: Put in X items to stock the cache initially and have people say what they would do with the contents as they got there and saw what was in there. Perhaps limit it to trading two items only and using only things they typically carry with them for swag. It would be much more realistic.

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ok, folks. some of the other threads got me to thinking: if each cacher trashes out what he or she finds offensive or generally inappropriate, what's left in the cache?

 

i do not wish to have a debate here, but simply for you to note which items on the list of cache contents you would remove as inappropriate. as the list dwindles, i'll re-post with the changes

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Sounds to me like you are saying to just remove the offensive things. For me it seems even the "offensive" things should be traded out(as much as possible). That way you leave the cache the way you would like to find it.

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