+CanadianRockies Posted February 13, 2012 Share Posted February 13, 2012 The problem is that there is no way to determine where to draw the line. Geocaches are not allowed near Railroad tracks because of legal issues, not safety. There is no way for reviewers to come up with any consistent way of determining what is 'safe enough' and what isn't. To suggest there is no way for Groundspeak or reviewers to draw a line regarding safety doesn't give them much credit. They are constantly making judgment calls about what is "adequate" permission, which locations are likely "terrorist" threats, what significant barriers justify bending the 0.1-mile saturation limit, when is a cache "buried," how close is "too close" to a school, etc. Making decisions about which caches are unacceptably dangerous might be unpopular, but it could be done. Indeed, there probably is an unpublicized line that Groundspeak and the reviewers are unwilling to cross. I'd be very surprised if they knowingly would publish (or fail to archive) a cache they considered to be grossly negligent, since that likely would place them in legal jeopardy. Quote Link to comment
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