+TheMacMan Posted April 15, 2009 Share Posted April 15, 2009 (edited) okay, i'm sure this has been debated before, but the forum search has failed me tonight. so i vent now. at 10:19 pm mst a notification of a cache was emailed to me. i recognized the area as being less than a mile from my home. i hopped in the car and at 10:23 was on site. 3 or 4 minutes later i found the cache. . . . only to find that someone else had logged an ftf. . . . normally, this would be semi-okay with me and i'd sign and be on my way. only this time, the person dated the log for the day before the cache was published. his "found log" was published on the cache page before i got back in my car (checked on my iphone). so, riddle me this: i arrive less than 5 minutes after the cache was published, and someone else already has shown up, looked for the cache, located it, signed the log, put it back, and drove away? pardon me, but if it looks like a fish. . . . smells like a fish. . . . something might be fishy. now i know that it's not all about the ftf. it's not all about the numbers. but i've been caching for a little more than a year. have 221 caches to my name now. i know the joy of an ftf and what it means ( i have 6 myself). it just seems way too coincidental to me. is this a common practice among cachers? i'm not usually the one to jump and run at the thought of an ftf, but it is a nice bonus every once in a while. celebrations of large numbers and dedicated caches aside, this just seems all sorts of wrong to me to be cheating in a game where the only winner is your personal pride. vent complete. not letting this one bug me anymore. edit to add cache: GC1Q03X Edited April 15, 2009 by TheMacMan Quote Link to comment
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