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my granddaughter Braelyn Grace age 6 worked on 6 new cashes to get published for spring break. and she received this...

 

"Post Reviewer Note03/31/2013

As geocaching has reached a level of saturation, TPTB have decided that the number of caches should now remain constant. New cache submissions for placements will now be placed in a queue until an existing cache gets archived. If the next cache in the queue has any guideline issues or questions, that question will be deferred to the cache owner and the next cache will be reviewed. Once the issue is settled, it will return to the queue in the back of the line. Requests for unarchival will also be placed at the end of the queue."

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We are heartbroken. She worked so very hard on six new caches about our little town. It was all we had planned for her spring break.

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I just received several notifications of new caches in my area. I'd say April Fool's--you should change the name of one of them to "honor" the reviewer...in a positive, joking way, of course!

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I think you can be pretty sure this is an April fools gag.

When did you ever hear of an official reviewer note calling Groundspeak "TPTB"?

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I'd say that absolutely must be an April Fool's joke that escaped prematurely.

 

OTOH, I wouldn't be disappointed if new listings were suspended for a time...but I would feel bad for your daughter. Or even your grand-daughter. (oops!)

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We are heartbroken. She worked so very hard on six new caches about our little town. It was all we had planned for her spring break.

I guess the joke is on me. :mad:

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Not a funny joke, if you ask me.

Agreed. Jokes like that should be reserved for cachers the reviewer knows really well. Springing something like that on a 6-year-old is a bad idea.

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Its Ok, we know it was a joke.

We never let Lady Grace on line before we have checked things out first.(just in case) and we are always with her when she is on. So no harm done.

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Not a funny joke, if you ask me.

Agreed. Jokes like that should be reserved for cachers the reviewer knows really well.

 

I prefer no jokes at all.

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Not a funny joke, if you ask me.

 

Neither are the "Signals Time Machine" caches that are allowing people to find 50 something 5/5 caches all over the world and getting souvenirs and coloring in countries on the maps statistics page.

 

 

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Not a funny joke, if you ask me.

 

Neither are the "Signals Time Machine" caches that are allowing people to find 50 something 5/5 caches all over the world and getting souvenirs and coloring in countries on the maps statistics page.

I think this is a fantastic idea.

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April Fools Day, and everyone that participates, is mean spirited. Humor at someone else's expense is CONTRARY to everything Groundspeak pretends to believe in. Groundspeak should be ashamed. If I weren't so addicted to geocaching, I'd drop these knuckleheads like a hot potato. This ain't no joke.

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Not a funny joke, if you ask me.

 

Neither are the "Signals Time Machine" caches that are allowing people to find 50 something 5/5 caches all over the world and getting souvenirs and coloring in countries on the maps statistics page.

I think this is a fantastic idea.

 

I'm not surprised.

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April Fools Day, and everyone that participates, is mean spirited. Humor at someone else's expense is CONTRARY to everything Groundspeak pretends to believe in. Groundspeak should be ashamed. If I weren't so addicted to geocaching, I'd drop these knuckleheads like a hot potato. This ain't no joke.

 

Why shoud they be ashamed? Do you honestly thnk all of those logs on the "Time Machine" caches will stick? I doubt it.

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Oh that same old joke...it was done last year as well... I love the Need Archived log. I wonder who that guy is. :laughing:

 

Someone who needs to lighten up a bit?

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April Fools Day, and everyone that participates, is mean spirited. Humor at someone else's expense is CONTRARY to everything Groundspeak pretends to believe in. Groundspeak should be ashamed. If I weren't so addicted to geocaching, I'd drop these knuckleheads like a hot potato. This ain't no joke.

 

 

Lighten-up-francis.jpg

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Oh that same old joke...it was done last year as well... I love the Need Archived log. I wonder who that guy is. :laughing:

 

Someone who needs to lighten up a bit?

 

No comments. :ph34r:

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The biggest problem in geocaching is that it is only meant to be a fun, lighthearted hobby, but despite that, there will always be those who will take it much too seriously.

 

However, if bflentje was really harmed by that cache page, they should definitely sue. Pain, suffering, monetary damages, the whole schmeel.

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The biggest problem in geocaching is that it is only meant to be a fun, lighthearted hobby, but despite that, there will always be those who will take it much too seriously.

 

However, if bflentje was really harmed by that cache page, they should definitely sue. Pain, suffering, monetary damages, the whole schmeel. :rolleyes:

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my granddaughter Braelyn Grace age 6 worked on 6 new cashes to get published for spring break. and she received this...

 

"Post Reviewer Note03/31/2013

As geocaching has reached a level of saturation, TPTB have decided that the number of caches should now remain constant. New cache submissions for placements will now be placed in a queue until an existing cache gets archived. If the next cache in the queue has any guideline issues or questions, that question will be deferred to the cache owner and the next cache will be reviewed. Once the issue is settled, it will return to the queue in the back of the line. Requests for unarchival will also be placed at the end of the queue."

 

This is no joke, OK it maybe in South Carolina. But the New Forest in the UK has a limit of 200 caches. So no new caches can be placed without an existing cache being archived. There is also a 10 per CO limit.

 

Link to GAGB Agreement.

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my granddaughter Braelyn Grace age 6 worked on 6 new cashes to get published for spring break. and she received this...

 

"Post Reviewer Note03/31/2013

As geocaching has reached a level of saturation, TPTB have decided that the number of caches should now remain constant. New cache submissions for placements will now be placed in a queue until an existing cache gets archived. If the next cache in the queue has any guideline issues or questions, that question will be deferred to the cache owner and the next cache will be reviewed. Once the issue is settled, it will return to the queue in the back of the line. Requests for unarchival will also be placed at the end of the queue."

Seriously, I looked up of where you might be living in and you are in an area that I know very well. I used to live over there for 4 years. Anyway, I have a very good idea who the reviewer was and met them last Dec when I was over there. They are really awesome people and yea, they like to joke around a bit.(I can see the grin on the reviewer face) Its a joke I believe.

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I did some more searching and I found who your granddaughter is. I know that town really well and help build a few homes there. I see who the reviewer was...they are awesome.

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Here is a Reviewer's Challenge cache for ya.

Interesting. Since it doesn't quite say you have to be a reviewer to meet the requirements, and since you only need to accomplish 8 of the 9 possible actions (now why would that be?), it appears that any one of us could pull it off.

 

Well, except for that one other detail...

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April Fools Day, and everyone that participates, is mean spirited. Humor at someone else's expense is CONTRARY to everything Groundspeak pretends to believe in. Groundspeak should be ashamed. If I weren't so addicted to geocaching, I'd drop these knuckleheads like a hot potato. This ain't no joke.

 

 

Lighten-up-francis.jpg

 

Don't call me Francis. Anyone call me Francis..

 

In all reality, don't humans treat each other like dirt enough on every other day of the year? Why a day to official sanction it? Perhaps if you're telling me to lighten up, you should do some of your own self reflection.

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The biggest problem in geocaching is that it is only meant to be a fun, lighthearted hobby, but despite that, there will always be those who will take it much too seriously.

 

However, if bflentje was really harmed by that cache page, they should definitely sue. Pain, suffering, monetary damages, the whole schmeel.

 

See what I mean? Humans are generally nasty to each other on every other day of the week. Why the need for April Fools?

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The biggest problem in geocaching is that it is only meant to be a fun, lighthearted hobby, but despite that, there will always be those who will take it much too seriously.

 

However, if bflentje was really harmed by that cache page, they should definitely sue. Pain, suffering, monetary damages, the whole schmeel.

 

See what I mean? Humans are generally nasty to each other on every other day of the week. Why the need for April Fools?

 

There is nothing wrong with a good natured jape once in awhile. Claiming to have a new, microscope, cache size is funny, and harms no one.

 

However, I will agree that sometimes pranks cross the line into just plain meanness. Buut GC didn't cross that line.

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The biggest problem in geocaching is that it is only meant to be a fun, lighthearted hobby, but despite that, there will always be those who will take it much too seriously.

 

However, if bflentje was really harmed by that cache page, they should definitely sue. Pain, suffering, monetary damages, the whole schmeel.

 

See what I mean? Humans are generally nasty to each other on every other day of the week. Why the need for April Fools?

 

The only nastiness on that cache page was your NA log. Unless of course, you were merely going along with the prank with more dry humor. :D

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Cool. A reviewer publishes a cache that he owns and then archives it the same day. What happened to the cache permanence guideline? But why shouldn't he. The organization that he volunteers for did the same thing with about 100 caches worldwide. Is this how it's going to be? Guidelines simply get suspended on 4/1? Or, do you have to be a reviewer to play along?

 

What kind of example does this set for the rest of us. Perhaps I can have a dozen or so caches published for an event and then archive them the same day? You know, what's good for the goose...

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