+Opalblade Posted March 22, 2010 Share Posted March 22, 2010 ARGH! I just had a brilliant geocache rejected due to it being too close to a premium members cache. Well, how the hell am I supposed to know how to avoid a cache that I can't see? (without being a premium member), I mean if I could just get a hint from the reviewer as to which direction to at least go with the geocache, that would help. Frustrating! Heres a link to the canceled cache. I feel your pain - I placed my third cache too close to a disabled cache that I couldn't see on my iPhone. Then I moved it but was working in very tight quarters and accidentally put it 30 or 50 feet (can't remember which) too close to another one when I wandered what I thought was just a little tiny bit from a safe distance. That second time was very disappointing because my four little boys had spent a long long time helping me to gather things to create a natural looking cover for the cache. They were so disappointed when they found out I had to move it again - in fact they refused to come with me that third time :/ But that said, there was really noone to blame - hmm well except maybe the cache owners who had had their cache disabled for several months Noone at Groundspeak was to blame anyway In your situation I think it's very unreasonable and too strong of language for you to say "how the hell" were you to know about the premium member cache. You aren't supposed to know about the premium member cache because you're not paying for a premium membership, though it seems there are workarounds I wasn't aware of. Why not solve your problem by paying for a premium membership? You have a relatively small amount of finds over your several years of geoccaching, but even so $30 seems fair for several hours of entertainment, it's what most of us pay to have a dinner out or go see a movie with our spouse. Maybe your family is on a very tight budget and $5/mo of entertainment would cut into groceries or some other vital bill. But if not consider getting your premium membership - there are great perks, beyond the satisfaction of keeping the hobby alive and well and profitable for those that run it Quote Link to comment
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