veit Posted August 24, 2010 Share Posted August 24, 2010 (edited) Putting this out here to get some feedback. The last few weeks I've been reading up a lot on TB hotels, prisons, the general etiquette of TB traveling. Also hid my first cache as a TB hotel (I understand that some people are opposed to the idea in general to reduce the risk for bugs getting stolen...but I tried to make mine as safe as possible...and I personally have always liked the idea). Anyway, so of course I love the term TB prison, and the consensus here seems to be very clear: they should not exist, and if they exist, they should be cleaned out and the bugs moved on. Even though this is the consensus, I was very surprised to see so many prisons still in existence. I like reading the descriptions of other TB hotels...to learn, to see what's going on there...and man, there are so many prisons. Don't quite understand it. When I followed a link from an old Forum thread (from 2006!) to one of the most outrageous TB prisons (edit: used the wrong link, wanted to link here: http://coord.info/GCVZDC) I came across so far (that guy seriously demands 25 TBs as prisoners at any one time), and reading the logs, I couldn't hold back and logged "Needs Archived". For another one in Germany I simply posted a friendly note, to which the owner quickly responded by changing the cache description. So yeah, I think this is a pretty good way to solve the TB prison story once and for all. Even if the cache descriptions don't change all at once, a lot of other cachers will see log entries and learn that TBs should not/must not be traded. However, I do feel a bit of a smarta** posting those logs to other people's caches...especially since I just read about them online (otherwise they might be great!). So I guess I came here to get feedback, and help. I have not really been a really active cacher, so the number behind my user name doesn't really convey a sense of authority ;-) If a few of the more experienced ones here could simply do what I did for those caches - throw in a friendly note, I think we can really get rid of the prisons quickly. Heck, we could even design a standard log-template that's very friendly, but still gets the message across to the prison directors and any visitors to those facilities, and that could then be posted by anyone (this way it might be seen much less as a personal attack on the cache owner). And another idea: set up a Bookmark list "TB Prisons", and just throw them all on there. And once the descriptions is changed, take them off. Can't do this myself, as I'm not a Premium Member (but honestly thought about becoming one just to be able to do that...but I don't think I have the time to update that list), any volunteers? :-) Greetings from Germany, Veit Edited August 24, 2010 by veit Quote Link to comment
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