knowschad Posted February 23, 2011 Share Posted February 23, 2011 How are they not treated like other traditional caches? They are being moved around and the CO is encouraging others to replace them when missing. Both of those things would get any other traditional archived by a reviewer. People frequently replace caches that they don't own without the cache getting archived. Moving around caches isn't such a common phenomenon, but I can't imagine that it would get a 'traditional' traditional cache archived if it happened. A reviewer is free to pop in and explain why my guess is wrong. We had a (Power Trail) cache owner in Brantford, Ontario who started posting notes that they had moved away from the area and would the next cacher please bring a replacement (cache | container | logbook). Each cache that had that note saw a followup note from the local reviewer indicating that it was a CO's responsibility to maintain their caches and to remove the notes. Each cache was later archived. The reviewers certainly do not smile on CO's who let others do their maintenance / throw downs. At least, in THIS part of the world they frown on it. What you experienced is what happens with all caches. When the cache owner moved away without either adopting out the caches or establishing an acceptable maintenance plan, the caches were found to violate the guidelines and were archived. As I understand it, the situation with the power trail being discussed in this thread is different in that the cache owners are willing and able to promptly respond to the maintenance needs of their caches. The mere fact that they welcome assistance from the community does not in and of itself put the caches in violation. I think the key words there are "it was a CO's responsibility", not, "the cache owner moved away". You don't just delegate responsibility for cache maintenance to the finders, even if you live right next door. At least, that is how I read it. Quote Link to comment
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