+240 Jordy Posted November 1, 2008 Share Posted November 1, 2008 "I believe you asked after you took the time to email the owner? Seems to me it must have really bugged YOU! " Not bugged, like I said, I have no trackables out there, so I personally could care less. I am curious as to what is considered proper etiquette, thus the questions on this forum. I found the coin in question yesterday. Went to log that I picked it up, and saw the added items. I emailed the owner asking if they were supposed to be attached, and if not, asking if they should be removed. Owner responded by asking me to remove the 2 items, and thanked me for helping her. I then became curious if this was common practice so I went to this forum. I understand there is no hard or fast rule regarding attaching your "stuff" to another cachers trackables. I wanted to find out what the general geocacher community consensus would be. I appreciate your offer to set me up with a trackable of my own. Thank You for that. I understand your friend MaxB performs a great service to the geo trackables community. I will respectfully decline your offer. No offense intended. I'm sure I will have more questions in the future. My goal is to geocache in a responsible way, thus the questions I'm going to put my 2 cents in - we (before we knew about Max started a similiar service - however we: 1) always ask permission on the TB's page when we pick him up - explaining it will be his diploma - that way when others find the bug they will know we did ask. To date not one person has asked for it not to be on there. We have had lots of people very happy after seeing our pictures and web page say yes yes!!! 2) If the bug is of special significance (such as breast cancer for a mom who passed away) we do NOT attach one - as that would take away from the meaning of the item and message 3) We go out of our way to find and help bug's missions (such as finding people going to Jerusulm to take a bug that way) 4) Always supply a good batch of photos - in some cases up to 40 on one bug (ok Jordy got a bit obsessed with him) 5) We repair the bugs, we give them new baggies, print off sheets and love the little guys 6) They only get them if we've given them a really really good tour 7) We don't with coins 8) Only add if they have the standard metal chain (eg if it's zap strapped - no as that would be having to cut the original) 9) we're now moving into the era of videos with the bugs and posting them on Youtube - we've done one and working on another We can't boast 11,000 or (think it's about 220 right now) - but our bugs that we tour with climb to the top of 7 hour hikes up mountains and see some awesome scenery at the peaks of places! I don't take the question the wrong way - I'm glad you asked - we wanted to do this and made sure we looked into it first and my understanding was as long as you ask the owner - we're ok. The local people like our pictures and our now handing us bugs for our tours - We currently have Trashy Barbie http://www.geocaching.com/track/details.as...e3-71ecbcae3834 she should be fun! But if a person were to say no - we wouldn't add it (another benefit is the tag hides the bugs tracking number out of the photos) Quote Link to comment
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