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Does Basic Account Search Show Premium Caches

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OK so I have a question.

 

I'm considering upgrading to premium membership but I wanted to first check if their were many premium caches in my area, so I did a search and I can see from the legend on the left of the map screen that premium caches are shown with a circle as opposed to a square. The only problem is I cant see any in my area with a circle around them, they are all squares. So I decided to do a search in an area that was sure to have premium caches and again none of them had circles around the icons.

 

Does this mean that premium caches are only displayed if you log in with a premium account?

 

I'm aware that you cant view premium cache information without a premium account but I thought you could at least search for roughly where they were placed.

 

I have searched this form and Google for the answer but it doesn't specifically answer this question, and I hate to upgrade only to find there are no premium caches anywhere near me at all.

 

For reference, the area I tried searching for premium caches was Bridgnorth (Shropshire, England), Snowdonia (Wales) and even New York City because I thought if anywhere would have premium caches it would be New York city, but again no circles around any icons.

 

Also while were on the subject, if zoomed out is there any way to see which are premium and which are not as the icons change to small coloured icons instead of ones with circles and squares around them. And I also have the geocaching iPhone App, will they be displayed differently on the map on there as well?>

 

Thanks for nay responses!

Rob

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Rob, I can see only one in Bridgnorth - http://coord.info/GC3FCNM - which on my map is between the A458 and the A442, just off the Old Worcester Road and the the left of "Kara n Kierons Castleview ramble no 2 castle view"

 

That should answer your question (although I am led to beleive that Premium Caches do NOT appear on the map if you do not have premium membership.

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OK so I have a question.

 

Does this mean that premium caches are only displayed if you log in with a premium account?

 

I'm aware that you cant view premium cache information without a premium account but I thought you could at least search for roughly where they were placed.

 

Thanks for nay responses!

Rob

 

PM caches are only shown at certain levels of zoom on the map. Got to hide them somehow!

 

If you zoom in too close they disappear, so making them harder to find 'on the ground' by non-PM's.

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I realize you want to do the map thing, but using the text listing method shows PMOC marked with the little black head and shoulders icon. You could simply count those vs the range set for the search. Just use the Hide/Seek a cache page for your coordinates or address. I don't know what the default range is, perhaps 100 miles or km. But you can change that.

 

On the map, they do disappear when you get too close in, so that is a hint as B&R said, confirm it's not a map problem by clicking on it, if it's PMOC you will eventually get the "why not upgrade page". That is a dead giveaway it's PMOC.

 

Catch is that for some the maps pop in and out of activity at various ranges sometimes... lots on here about that issue.

They used to show PMOC with a nice brownish dot to us basics. That changed a bit ago.

 

Good luck in any case! PM is probably the way to go, since it is far more useful to some than just seeing PMOCs. Most do it for the pocket query feature. and .gpx file loads.

 

Doug 7rxc

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