+9Key Posted August 31, 2007 Share Posted August 31, 2007 One of my favorite parts of hiding caches is (or was) receiving emailed logs from the cachers that have found or not found my caches. My enjoyment of this part of the game has diminished over the last couple of years due to the increasingly poor logging practices of my fellow cachers. Yes, I know, an LPC doesn't deserve a 100 word log and that's not what I'm talking about (I don't hide those anyway). What I'm ranting about today is the poor quality of online logs on quality caches. "TNLNSL - TFTC" isn't an acceptable log on a cache that's on many people's favorites list. Many newbies seem to start off logging with the dreaded acronyms and never get away from it unfortunately. I've asked some cachers that write turd logs why they do it and for the most part they say "I can't think of anything to write", or "I'm not creative". I'm not looking for a witty, creative, Kurt Vonnegut-type log, just something descriptive of your time hunting the cache. Its really not hard and only takes a few seconds longer than the "TNLNSL - TFTC" carp. Here's a short list of things you can comment on if you can't think of anything to write in an online log: * what was the weather like? * see any animals, pretty flowers, nudists, etc? * condition of the cache? * logbook full? * condition of swag? * easy to find? tough? * coordinate accuracy - good or bad? * accuracy of terrain and difficulty ratings * travel bug inventory * history of the area * memories of previous caches in the area * comment on the state of the cache's camo, or lack there of * did you like the cache? * any park weirdos? * talk to any muggles or LEO's? I could go on and on! Don't get me started on put-and-paste logs... Quote Link to comment
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