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[Suggestion] Favorite points or likes on logs

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I propose a system where you can encourage geocachers who spend the time to write a good log...

 

Let geocachers determine if a log is good and set points (or likes).

A log does not need to be long to get a like, it is enough to write something that someone appreciates... ;-)

 

This will hopefully encourage you not to log with long "Copy/paste" logs, but to write something meaningfull.

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I like this idea!

 

To avoid making this into a negative thing, only positive likes should be allowed - no dislike button!

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I propose a system where you can encourage geocachers who spend the time to write a good log...

 

Let geocachers determine if a log is good and set points (or likes).

A log does not need to be long to get a like, it is enough to write something that someone appreciates... ;-)

 

This will hopefully encourage you not to log with long "Copy/paste" logs, but to write something meaningfull.

 

A search of this subforum for the word "likes" came up with these threads:

 

"Like" Button to Cache Logs

http://forums.Groundspeak.com/GC/index.php?showtopic=296128

 

SUBMITTED (27495) - [FEATURE] Add a 'Like' button to cache logs

http://forums.Groundspeak.com/GC/index.php?showtopic=286070

 

 

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I have a way to show my appreciation for a well-written log - email.

Sometimes I'll leave a short note of, "Thanks for the nice log" or, "Thanks for the kind words" and that's it.

Most seem to "like" the fact I noticed.

- I don't think behavior modification using a "points" and rewards system is something I'd be interested in.

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In response to similar threads I have stated that writing logs or posting photos with them is one of the fun parts of this game. I have never cut and pasted a log or used initials. I appreciate it when there is something about a cache - the title or location - that inspire more, although a nondescript cache will usually get a nondescript log.

 

I have had owners thank me on occasion for a log, which is appreciated, but not everything needs to be subject to a "like" vote. My logs are personal. They are not an opinion about something that I expect others to agree or disagree - like a comment on a news article in Huffington Post. They are not meant to be reviewed. I do not write them to win any points and I would write less if there was a "like" button. In fact one of the things I like about logs is the way that they are transitory and eventually end up hidden from casual viewers.

 

Most people read logs hoping for hints about a cache rather than for anything else and those would probably end up being liked the most in any event. A like button might encourage spoilers as much as writing. Some people are not writers. Some people are not photographers. Some people find a cache and move on with scarcely a thought. Some cache descriptions (and the caches themselves) are the same way.

 

Several years ago a cacher (oregone, I believe) became somewhat renowned for his logs, which were often a stream of consciousness. Some of the logs were eventually deleted, others remain. It is nice to come across those types of logs. Still, I don't think a like button is the best way to discover such logs or to encourage creative writing.

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I propose a system where you can encourage geocachers who spend the time to write a good log...

 

Let geocachers determine if a log is good and set points (or likes).

A log does not need to be long to get a like, it is enough to write something that someone appreciates... ;-)

 

This will hopefully encourage you not to log with long "Copy/paste" logs, but to write something meaningfull.

 

Curious idea although it seems unlikely to see a lot of use once the novelty wears off. It reminds me of another web site I use where it seems it's pretty run of the mill to have a circle of friends and just mark up everything they ever do regardless of how mundane it is.

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