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Five days to have your first published, eh? You did OK, then.

 

What are you volunteering for? If you like you can maintain my caches for me.... might be a long flight, though.

 

If you are volunteering to be a reviewer, you just killed your chances -- so to speak -- by volunteering. Reviewers are not chosen from the volunteer list. They typically are enlisted (asked really, by TPTB -- some decline the invite).

 

In the long run, it makes sense to seek out potential reviewers rather than to maintain a list of "volunteers". Volunteers oftentimes have a unspoken motive or agenda for volunteering. Actively seeking a potential reviewer is based more on past, continuing and projected involvement as well as commitment.

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Your first and only cache was submitted for review on 18 November (Seattle time) and published on 20 November (Seattle time).

 

There is no definitive list of qualifications to be a volunteer cache reviewer, but rudimentary math skills are a plus.

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Hey geocachers! I really want to know how to become a volenteer to help all you geocachers! since it took me 5 days to get one to publish my geocache!

 

B):blink::laughing:

 

Helpful reading to be found:

 

Help Center

http://support.Groundspeak.com/index.php?pg=kb.book&id=1

 

Help Center → Geocaching → Review Process: Hiding a Geocache

4.2. Publication of Caches

http://support.Groundspeak.com/index.php?pg=kb.page&id=81

 

Help Center → Geocaching → Miscellaneous

13.7. Becoming a Volunteer Cache Reviewer

http://support.Groundspeak.com/index.php?pg=kb.page&id=278

 

Guidelines

http://www.geocaching.com/about/guidelines.aspx

 

 

 

B.

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More than 3 months experience, basic math, knowing the guidlines and all that(Groundspeak advises that caches may take up to 7 days before they are reviewed.) and not replying to 9 year old threads. Well those are for Reviewers. If you want to volunteer I have some caches that need to be repaired, replaced, and placed. It's a bit cold out now. You could also do 2 or 3 of my local power trails and sign my name. :laughing: If you meet the "requirements" mentioned by others you may be contacted if a reviewer decides s/he need help or wants to retire. I think they are pretty set for reviewers now.

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Wow...Picking on math skills and spelling. all they wanted to know was how they could volunteer. Maybe they need to read the info here more, but kudos to all that may this newcomer to Geocaching feel welcome...by ridiculing. And true appreciation to those that sought to offer constructive advice.

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Wow...Picking on math skills and spelling. all they wanted to know was how they could volunteer. Maybe they need to read the info here more, but kudos to all that may this newcomer to Geocaching feel welcome...by ridiculing. And true appreciation to those that sought to offer constructive advice.

 

I cannot agree more. And if the avatar is accurate, the OP is a young geocacher, as well*. I think a direct answer would have been sufficient.

 

* It didn't take much digging to learn that the OP is 10 years old. As I recall, at 10 years old, 2 days seemed like an eternity.

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Under the Forum Guidelines, a minor's posting is required to be supervised by an adult.

 

An adult presumably would have caught what I charitably characterized as a mathematical error. Had it been my daughter, I would have said "it's probably not a good idea to falsely accuse your reviewer of taking five days to provide an initial review when it only took two days for your cache to be published." Maybe that's just me, though. from my perspective, the OP did not establish a positive framework for a discussion of the issue.

 

For a very recent example of how I respond to legitimate inquiries of this nature, see this post.

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For a very recent example of how I respond to legitimate inquiries of this nature, see this post.

 

Hmmmm, I'm a whiz at math, my caches have prompt attention , I've found several thousands of caches, I think I'm ready :laughing:

 

No, because you'd probably refuse to publish puzzle caches. :laughing: If you're serious, I think having hosted some events is a big help. I do know of someone who only joined in like 2009, and was appointed a reviewer by 2010. I'll say no more, as this is one of those reviewers who attempts to keep their identity secret. Not from me though. :ph34r:

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Cmon. Let's be honest here. What 10 year old would really believe they could be made a reviewer?

 

The post was a complaint about the speed their cache was published - with a blatant misrepresentation about how long it took. Not the best way to introduce yourself to the forum folks.

 

Hey comon i've always wanted to do geocaching and I have loads of books on it and ive been on here! But since my dad only just let me do it I was wizz at it! <_<

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Your first and only cache was submitted for review on 18 November (Seattle time) and published on 20 November (Seattle time).

 

There is no definitive list of qualifications to be a volunteer cache reviewer, but rudimentary math skills are a plus.

 

Hello I Might be ten but give me a puzzle .....Bang ive done it -.- its easy for me I love maths like 3+3= eight 2+2= fish and 7+7=triangle BOOM you have to draw them its simple! I love maths so I think I can do it! (with my dog )

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Your first and only cache was submitted for review on 18 November (Seattle time) and published on 20 November (Seattle time).

 

There is no definitive list of qualifications to be a volunteer cache reviewer, but rudimentary math skills are a plus.

 

Hello I Might be ten but give me a puzzle .....Bang ive done it -.- its easy for me I love maths like 3+3= eight 2+2= fish and 7+7=triangle BOOM you have to draw them its simple! I love maths so I think I can do it! (with my dog )

 

One more thing you need in order to be a reviewer is thick skin. Looks like you've got that. Having a dog helps too. :D

 

It's great to see how excited you are about geocaching. I hope you put out ALOT of caches, especially math puzzles to stump all the adults. ha ha. :P

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Your first and only cache was submitted for review on 18 November (Seattle time) and published on 20 November (Seattle time).

 

There is no definitive list of qualifications to be a volunteer cache reviewer, but rudimentary math skills are a plus.

 

Hello I Might be ten but give me a puzzle .....Bang ive done it -.- its easy for me I love maths like 3+3= eight 2+2= fish and 7+7=triangle BOOM you have to draw them its simple! I love maths so I think I can do it! (with my dog )

 

One more thing you need in order to be a reviewer is thick skin. Looks like you've got that. Having a dog helps too. :D

 

It's great to see how excited you are about geocaching. I hope you put out ALOT of caches, especially math puzzles to stump all the adults. ha ha. :P

 

I don't think that was a joke, reverse one of te 3s, put them together you have 8. Reverse a 2 and merge, you have a fish. The 7s will form a triangle.

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Your first and only cache was submitted for review on 18 November (Seattle time) and published on 20 November (Seattle time).

 

There is no definitive list of qualifications to be a volunteer cache reviewer, but rudimentary math skills are a plus.

 

Hello I Might be ten but give me a puzzle .....Bang ive done it -.- its easy for me I love maths like 3+3= eight 2+2= fish and 7+7=triangle BOOM you have to draw them its simple! I love maths so I think I can do it! (with my dog )

 

One more thing you need in order to be a reviewer is thick skin. Looks like you've got that. Having a dog helps too. :D

 

It's great to see how excited you are about geocaching. I hope you put out ALOT of caches, especially math puzzles to stump all the adults. ha ha. :P

 

I don't think that was a joke, reverse one of te 3s, put them together you have 8. Reverse a 2 and merge, you have a fish. The 7s will form a triangle.

 

Yes, I got that, smarty pants. Where did I say I thought she was making a joke?

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Your first and only cache was submitted for review on 18 November (Seattle time) and published on 20 November (Seattle time).

 

There is no definitive list of qualifications to be a volunteer cache reviewer, but rudimentary math skills are a plus.

 

Hello I Might be ten but give me a puzzle .....Bang ive done it -.- its easy for me I love maths like 3+3= eight 2+2= fish and 7+7=triangle BOOM you have to draw them its simple! I love maths so I think I can do it! (with my dog )

 

i actually say 2+2= applesauce when I am trying to get someone to think about a problem in a different way!

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Hey comon i've always wanted to do geocaching and I have loads of books on it and ive been on here! But since my dad only just let me do it I was wizz at it! <_<

 

I do like your concept of puzzles, but...

You may have books, you may have read those books -- but you need to learn from what you read in those books.

Your track record of moving trackables doesn't indicate that you have learned, yet.

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Ok, I'll bite-or bark. What's with the "many reviewers are dogs" Is it because you work like dogs and get a lot of angry people or you're barking mad or what...

 

I think that goes way back (in dog years) to before my time. The reviewer Mtn-Man started it, I believe.

 

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Mtn-man and dog (not sure which is which)

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