+briansnat Posted July 18, 2011 Share Posted July 18, 2011 (edited) If you are hiding caches just for your enjoyment of the logs it receives, perhaps you are hiding caches for the wrong reason. Always approached it as "hide a cache that I'd like to hunt", and gave no real thought to the perceived quality of the log. (sigh) I won't go into as much detail as the last time I was told I was hiding caches for the wrong reason. I'll just repeat that if most of the logs on my first few caches had been "TFTC" I would have stopped hiding caches. Yes, I hide primarily for the enjoyment of the logs I receive. I don't think me and the OP are the only ones. I'd like to point out another option: civil disobedience. Go ahead and delete the blank logs or the TFTC logs. Let the finder go cry to GS. At least they would have to write something then. If enough people did this, things would change. (Note that I am just pointing this out, I don't think enough people care about it that much, so it would not really be effective.) You are not alone hukilaulau. It's the COs who care to provide a caching experience to write about, that we should cater to and encourage to continue hiding quality caches. Not the finders who treat caches like popcorn kernels in the big geocaching cache bowl. If you hide just to provide folks with a smiley I think that is a very wrong reason to hide caches. I agree with Hukilaulau too. I hide caches for the enjoyment of others and the logs tell me how much they enjoyed the cache. Without that input I have no incentive to hide more caches. If I don't know that people are enjoying my caches there are other ways I'd rather spend my time and money. I probably would have stopped after my first hide if all I received where "TFTC" and "Found It". TFTC tells me nothing. Now a log such as the one I received over the weekend tells me a lot: "..now I'm not sure if this was crazy or just stupid, probably a little of both but after carefully negotiating my way down I found myself in one of the coolest locations I've ever been! The view from above does this place no justice, it is just too cool for words and something you really need to see for yourself to truly appreciate...I stopped for a while to enjoy my surroundings and scramble on the awesome rocks before I made the arduous climb back up. I'm so glad I made the decision to climb down for this as this was one of my most enjoyable advendures and now favorite locations...TFTH!" It's logs like the latter that tell me the finder enjoyed my effort. Edited July 18, 2011 by briansnat Quote Link to comment
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