+CacheDrone Posted May 7, 2008 Share Posted May 7, 2008 The following is just offered as a suggestion but based on the instructions found when creating a new listing. The hint field on a cache page is intended to offer vague to specific help for players that cannot find the cache in the field, or how to get started on a puzzle. The listing instructions state that if you do not have a hint, then the hint area should be left blank. However, it is fine to want to give a hint after FTF. When doing so it is best to enclose such a statement within [brackets] like [hint will be given after FTF]. Nonsense hints are not recommended. Adding hints like "This will not help you", "You don't need a hint", and even "After FTF this will be added" only adds more frustration to players that have been trying to find the cache and need a nudge. Sometimes reviewers will actually wipe out non-hint hints as a part of customer service but if you plan to give a hint after FTF it is best done in decrypted mode using [hint goes here] Excerpt from the listing creation page: Hints/Spoiler InfoEnter any hints or spoiler information below. This information will be encrypted on the site until a geocacher clicks on a link to unencrypt it, or decodes it on the trail. Text within brackets [like this] will not be encrypted. Please keep your hints short, so decoding it on the trail is easier. If you don't have a hint, leave it blank. Quote Link to comment
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