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I love coins and I have set free over 70 of the critters. Yes I am disappointed that they go missing but I figure someone is enjoying them. I probably still have half of them floating about.

 

When they don't get logged for 6 months I contact the last person that had it if it wasn't placed in a cache. If it was in a cache it's long gone and I mark the location as unknown.

 

No I would like to retire some of these unknowns so they are off of my profile. Is that possible?

 

Thanks in Advacne

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I'm not sure if it is possible. I have a sock puppet account that I adopt all my missing coin to so that way they are not in my profile list. That's at least one thing you can do.

I thought that sock puppet accounts were against Groundspeak policy? That would be cool to have one, that way I could post "needs archived" on some caches, or post things that CO's would not like and not have to worry about poor sports muggling my caches. I dropped one of my missing geocoins in a missing cache (GC9718), SOME locals do not want the cache archived because it is old, but they are not willing to maintain it. Why not use it as a grave yard for missing geocoins?

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I'm not sure if it is possible. I have a sock puppet account that I adopt all my missing coin to so that way they are not in my profile list. That's at least one thing you can do.

I thought that sock puppet accounts were against Groundspeak policy? That would be cool to have one, that way I could post "needs archived" on some caches, or post things that CO's would not like and not have to worry about poor sports muggling my caches. I dropped one of my missing geocoins in a missing cache (GC9718), SOME locals do not want the cache archived because it is old, but they are not willing to maintain it. Why not use it as a grave yard for missing geocoins?

Creating a sock to do things you wouldn't be willing to do 'yourself' would be bad. Especially stirring things in the forums. Not sure where posting needs archived would fall, but personally I would just say man up.

 

On the other hand I have a sock like firefly that I pushed a couple coins to. Thought I was going to release them, but later changed my mind and put them in the keep folder and don't really want the extra icons.

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Yes, sock puppets used to do things you won't do as "yourself" is frowned upon and can result in actions by Groundspeak (suspension of posting rights/site access/etc.).

 

Using it to transfer coins is an option I suppose. The other option is to create a cache that you don't publish/submit (call it "<Cacher X's> coin retirement) and move those coins there.

 

Finally, there is a thread in the Website section of these boards where somebody makes reference to a "locker" or "chest" or something similar where you can put activated coins that you don't want to show in your posession. If I can find the thread, I'll link to it - but you can go look there as well.

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There's no way to make your missing coins disappear completely because they all exist/have existed/had logs on them so they have to "be" somewhere...

 

What I've done with a lot of mine that have gone MIA is to edit their name so that there's a Z before it. This means that all the missing coins drop down to the end of my inventory list e.g. Z Hug a tree today. It doesn't make them disappear but it means they're less noticeable.

 

MrsB

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There's no way to make your missing coins disappear completely because they all exist/have existed/had logs on them so they have to "be" somewhere...

 

What I've done with a lot of mine that have gone MIA is to edit their name so that there's a Z before it. This means that all the missing coins drop down to the end of my inventory list e.g. Z Hug a tree today. It doesn't make them disappear but it means they're less noticeable.

 

MrsB

That's a good idea.... deep sixed but not totally forgotten.

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