+hofy67 Posted July 31, 2012 Share Posted July 31, 2012 I have a SERIOUS RANT. I pay to be a premium member of the geocaching website. I signed up to get emails close to my home. Several geocaches have been published recently within 10 miles of my home. The first one published after we started geocaching back in 2008, I wasn't upset because I wasn't FTF. I didn't notice it right away in my email, until about 30 minutes after it was published and was 3rd to find it. Firemonkee published a whole host of them in the same day and my dad was FTF on most of them, we got FTF on a cache that was a little more difficult to find. But now, in the past few weeks, 4 caches have been published 1 less than 1/2 a mile from my home. I was there within 6 minutes of it being published and lo and behold, someone else was FTF??? The next one was within a mile of my house, I was there in under 10 minutes of it being published, got FTF. The third one, showed up on my cell phone, but I wasn't near home, so I shouldn't be FTF, but ironically, two other people DID find it after publishing and they weren't FTF. Today, we get an email on a new cache published, go out to get it within 17 minutes of it being published to find out "WE" arent the first to sign the log, but the log was signed TWO DAYS BEFORE it was actually a published cache. Upon returning home, we discover that the CHILDREN of the person who hid the cache (both under the age of 13) are claiming FTF. Is this right???? I try to play fairly. When my husband and I hide a cache, the only heads up we give family members (my dad, brother and a couple kids in the family also cache) is "Hey, in the next few days, a cache of ours is going to be published, watch for it" And a couple, my dad (who lives 20 miles from us) has been lucky enough to be FTF on, but not because we told him where it was, gave him the coordinates ahead of time, or even gave him any clues on it. I think there should be some sort of "fair play" to the sport of geocaching. Don't you? Quote Link to comment
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