+TerraViators Posted July 25, 2013 Share Posted July 25, 2013 (edited) I will preface this post by stating this is not an attack on the reviewer team. I do not want this thread to devolve into a negative attack on anybody. I recently sumbitted a challenge geocache. A very accommodating reviewer asked me to edit some of the qualifications and to find five local geocachers qualifying for a tougher segment of the challenge. I edited the qualifications, as requested, and found five local geocachers meeting the questioned requirement. I posted this data in a Reviewer Note and was surprised to receive the following reply from a second reviewer: I think if you're going to submit silly things like this that you, as the cache owner, should be required to disprove that someone qualifies rather than making the cachers spend a bunch of useless time going over their own finds to come up with these ridiculous combinations. What, exactly, is the point of this? I was not expecting those comments. The reviewer invoked the guideline (albeit, calling it a rule) regarding challenge geocaches, which I respect. I was, however, a bit put back by the comments about "silly things," "useless time," and "ridiculous." My submitted geocache is a poker-themed geocache and requires geocachers to find various geocaches as outlined in the ten standard hands of a poker game. I do not believe my challenge is unreasonable, but actually something in which geocachers would enjoy completing. Apparently, this reviewer disagreed. I do not know any members of the volunteer team on a personal basis, but the few I have briefly met and spoken with are very pleasant, polite and helpful folks. If the challenge geocache is not published, I will accept it. In my opinion, which is not worth much, I find the reply a bit condescending. I'll live, but I was not expecting it, especially since I did what the initial reviewer asked of me. Edited July 25, 2013 by TerraViators Quote Link to comment
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