Mushtang Posted June 10, 2009 Share Posted June 10, 2009 If there were 10 ammo cans in the park instead of 10 micros, would you be equally upset about all the spaces being taken up and no room left for those that prefer something else?I doubt anyone would be upset about 10 ammo cans in a forest/park. Can you point me to forum posts where people are complaining about too many regular size caches in the forest? I think the problem with micros are that they usually indicate a cache placed with little care and thought (not all of them, but from my experience most of them - maybe one in 50 are placed because it's the only size that will fit in the interesting location). A micro in a forest generally indicates a placement done because it's cheap - a piece of paper for a logbook, a free film canister, often not even a pencil provided (when a small one will fit - but the cache owner doesn't want to have to cut one down to size). But the fact is that every one of those micros in the park, the evil micros that are keeping the beloved ammo cans out, are getting tons of finds and are enjoyed by lots of people. These micros may not be the types of caches that YOU prefer. They're certainly not my preference either. The problem I have with this thread is the mindset that some people have, that if other people are enjoying the game playing it differently - they're obviously doing it WRONG. If they hide too many micros, they're obviously not thinking of other cachers, they're only thinking of themselves. How dare they! Nevermind the fact that the hiders of these evil micros probably had fun hiding them, and have fun getting the notifications that they've been found (again and again and again). Since these notifications are short logs and not long rambling stories about how great the caching experience was, the cache owner couldn't possibly be enjoying them. The (very many) people that are finding these caches couldn't possibly be enjoying them as much as an ammo can full of worthless crap, therefore these evil micros are wasting space. They're hogging valuable real estate that ammo cans could occupy, which would bring more enjoyment to the caching community. How dare the owners of these evil micros not play the game the right way, and hide stuff that WE like. I just can't bring myself to look down upon someone else that is playing the same game I am, because they're not playing it the way that I do or the way I'd prefer that they do. Quote Link to comment
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