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Ok, I've allready tried to find out, if it is a good idea to start a search list mission and found 11 brave coiners who are interested in this experiment – so I will start and host my first mission: THE SEARCH LIST MISSION!

 

All you need is a search list of coins that you are looking for, which can be found in the internet and your name and address must be listed in the Geocoinforum Address List (see here: LINK).

 

What is the mission about:

The searchlist mission is about having fun and fullfilling wishes of other coiners!

 

How does the mission work:

I will start the mission, but before I start it, all coiners who want to be part in this round have to post here the link to their searchlist and that they are ready for the mission. After 2 weeks of collecting participants for the first mission round I choose one coin of all the searchlists that I can fullfill somehow and that I send to the one who is searching for it as a surprise.

The one who gets this coin has to start the second round. Again all the coiners who want to be part of the second round.... (and so on).

If the mission comes to someone, who can't fullfill a wish, he has to send a surprise coin (no matter what coin) to me.

 

What are the rules of the mission:

1. It's all about fun, everything else is of second priority!

2. If you get a coin you have to post it here (including pictures). At the same time new participants can sign in for two weeks for the next round of this mission. After that period try to find a coin that you are willing to part with (you don't have to send out coins that you would like to keep), that is on a wishlist of someone who participate in this round and send it out within 2 weeks (if this is not possible you have to keep everybody updated by posting here). If you are not able to find or get such a coin , send a surprise coin (no matter what coin) to the one who started the mission.

3. Sending coins with shipment tracking is favorable, in this case the tracking number should be posted here. The risk of shipping without shipment tracking is taken by the sender

4. All coins are rated the same! If you get a rare coin but can only find a coin for the next one which is not so rare, it is ok!

5. You have to keep your searchlist updated and detailed. If you don't want to have activated coins, it must be mentioned. If you only look for special versions of a coin, it must be mentioned. Etc.

6. The most important rule: IT IS ALL ABOUT FUN!!!

 

If you have any questions, feel free to ask them! If you are interested, please sign in! There is almost no risk. You only have to send out a coin, when you got one! Let's play!!!!

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I believe I posted that I would be interested in this mission. I will have to pass for now. I really don't have a 'seeking' list and the few we (my geo-partner and I) do want are already posted in the wants and top five lists here in the forum.

 

I have not been able to figure our where to even start with a list of what we have available for trades, not to even think about what we 'want'.

 

I think, for now, this mission is beyond my ability. Have fun all, I will just be a watcher/lurker for now.

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I'm not sure, if I get the concept correctly, but I'm game.

 

As far as I know, my address is on that google doc, trouble is, I can't log into that document anymore, for some reason google doesn't grant me access.

If someone, who has access as well as knowledge about those docs could check, if I'm on the list as well as send an invite to me, I'd be very grateful.

 

My search list is pretty difficult to fulfill, I'm afraid: http://coord.info/TB2DQY8

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I'm not sure, if I get the concept correctly, but I'm game.

 

As far as I know, my address is on that google doc, trouble is, I can't log into that document anymore, for some reason google doesn't grant me access.

If someone, who has access as well as knowledge about those docs could check, if I'm on the list as well as send an invite to me, I'd be very grateful.

 

My search list is pretty difficult to fulfill, I'm afraid: http://coord.info/TB2DQY8

 

Yes, you're on the list, but the invite has to come from the Maine Family, iirc.

 

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edit: I think I was looking on the #1 list. They did a List #2 and you are NOT on that one.

 

check the details at: http://forums.Groundspeak.com/GC/index.php?showtopic=175199&st=950

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Sounds good, I probably won't be part, because of limited stock of coins. But here are my questions about the concept:

 

How does the mission work:

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If the mission comes to someone, who can't fullfill a wish, he has to send a surprise coin (no matter what coin) to me.

 

1) Is there a reason why the surprise coin is supposed to be sent to you? Shouldn't this unlucky gifter who can't fulfill any wishlist's item be allowed to pick from people who weren't surprised yet? This is why I ask: If one mission cycle takes 2 weeks collection of participants, 1 week shipping plus a couple days for telling and posting pictures there won't be very much more than 15 to 20 missions a year. If the number of participants remains lower than that, it's fine of course. But if I get the idea of this project, the fun is to be surprised eventually. In other words: I see a risk of a lot of people posting their wish list and are passive most of the time (for months). I think the goal should be: make sure every participant recieves a coin at least once a year.

2) Maybe people who collect intensively should think about posting an "already have" or "don't want"/"just sold myself" list for common(or similar to the wishlist's) coins as well for this surprise case, so chances are smaller (I know they are pretty low in most cases) that people are ending up with a 'bad' surprise coin (meant well of course).

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I'm in! Search list updated and available in the signature below.

 

For me it makes sense that the "surprise coin" is sent back to yanagi. He starts the mission, so he has to give up one coin. And I guess that he will send out another coin to keep the mission going, once he has received a "surprise coin". I'm joining the mission hoping that I might, at some point, receive one of the coins I'm looking for. I don't collect all sorts of coins, so personally I am not very interested in receiving a "surprise coin" in trade for sending someone else something they are seeking, that I will be taking from my own collection. It could be fun to do a mission where each person sends a random coin to another participant, but I don't think that is this mission.

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Hi Joerg,

let me answer your questions

 

Sounds good, I probably won't be part, because of limited stock of coins. But here are my questions about the concept:

 

1) Is there a reason why the surprise coin is supposed to be sent to you? Shouldn't this unlucky gifter who can't fulfill any wishlist's item be allowed to pick from people who weren't surprised yet? This is why I ask: If one mission cycle takes 2 weeks collection of participants, 1 week shipping plus a couple days for telling and posting pictures there won't be very much more than 15 to 20 missions a year. If the number of participants remains lower than that, it's fine of course. But if I get the idea of this project, the fun is to be surprised eventually. In other words: I see a risk of a lot of people posting their wish list and are passive most of the time (for months). I think the goal should be: make sure every participant recieves a coin at least once a year.

 

Well, the reason for sending the surprise coin to me is exactly what mamoreb said. Because I host the mission it is ok for me to get a coin back, even if it is not on my searchlist. I can't expect that from other participants of the mission.

And yes, maybe there will be just 15 to 20 missions per year and maybe there are participants with very challenging searchlists, who will not get a mission at all - BUT, hey 15 missions will be 15 happy coiners!! I think that is worth it!

 

2) Maybe people who collect intensively should think about posting an "already have" or "don't want"/"just sold myself" list for common(or similar to the wishlist's) coins as well for this surprise case, so chances are smaller (I know they are pretty low in most cases) that people are ending up with a 'bad' surprise coin (meant well of course).

 

Yes, the more detailed the searchlist, the lower the risk of misunderstandings.

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I would like to join but don't have my searchlist put together yet. When do I have to have it in for the start of the first mission?

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Sorry, I forgot to post that. I will choose a coin from the search lists on February the 2nd (2 weeks time to sign in)

 

But if you're not ready untill then, you can sign in for the next rounds. I decided to do a new registration for each round because of two reasons:

- if you are on holidays or want to skip a round for other reasons it is not a problem at all

- I want to avoid that people register that will leave this group in a few months, so I think this will ensure that always motivated coiners will get a coin from their searchlist.

 

I know it is an experiment and no one knows if it works but as I told you, the risk is almost only on my side. B)

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So including myself we have 6 participants so far and since I will not send a coin to myself 5 search lists:

 

1. scificollector: Seeking list for Scificollector

2. ElliPirelli: Searchlist ElliPirelli

3. Toojin: Toojin's seeking list Toojin

4. Moozer: Searchlist Moozer

5. mamoreb: Searchlist mamoreb

 

You can sign in until Sunday 2nd February!

Edited by yanagi

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I will try to get my seeking list in order before the 2nd of Feb. but if I don't make I will be in on round 2 :)

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How late on February 2nd?

I'm not sure, how to take your question.

Don't you consider 10 days long enough to get some kind of search list together?

 

There are so many forms of lists, you could use a coin listing like some of us or one of the organised sites.

You could even put a paragraph or two into your geocaching profil, as long as it states a handful of coins you'd like to have. Noone says they need to be rare, they just need to be some you'd really like to have in your collection.

 

But I guess, if you'd need a time, you could use CET (Central European Time, which is UTC+1) as a hint, as yanagi is living in Germany...

(Not sure, if that was your question, though.)

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How late on February 2nd?

I'm not sure, how to take your question.

Don't you consider 10 days long enough to get some kind of search list together?

 

There are so many forms of lists, you could use a coin listing like some of us or one of the organised sites.

You could even put a paragraph or two into your geocaching profil, as long as it states a handful of coins you'd like to have. Noone says they need to be rare, they just need to be some you'd really like to have in your collection.

 

But I guess, if you'd need a time, you could use CET (Central European Time, which is UTC+1) as a hint, as yanagi is living in Germany...

(Not sure, if that was your question, though.)

 

Recalling something Diane (Steben6) posted in the Xmas Mission, they are out of town until Feb 2nd. She posted a note there that they would not have access to whatever coin they received for their mission until Feb 2nd (or something close to that). I didn't go back to read the details of the post, but I'm sure they are out of town traveling. Might it hard to even check on what you might have on a coin list if you don't have access to any lists while traveling.

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How late on February 2nd?

I'm not sure, how to take your question.

Don't you consider 10 days long enough to get some kind of search list together?

 

There are so many forms of lists, you could use a coin listing like some of us or one of the organised sites.

You could even put a paragraph or two into your geocaching profil, as long as it states a handful of coins you'd like to have. Noone says they need to be rare, they just need to be some you'd really like to have in your collection.

 

But I guess, if you'd need a time, you could use CET (Central European Time, which is UTC+1) as a hint, as yanagi is living in Germany...

(Not sure, if that was your question, though.)

 

Recalling something Diane (Steben6) posted in the Xmas Mission, they are out of town until Feb 2nd. She posted a note there that they would not have access to whatever coin they received for their mission until Feb 2nd (or something close to that). I didn't go back to read the details of the post, but I'm sure they are out of town traveling. Might it hard to even check on what you might have on a coin list if you don't have access to any lists while traveling.

Ah, sorry, that's a different story.

On holidays I'm also rarely online, roaming is expensive and holiday is for doing things, not sitting at the keyboard.

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How late on February 2nd?

I'm not sure, how to take your question.

Don't you consider 10 days long enough to get some kind of search list together?

 

There are so many forms of lists, you could use a coin listing like some of us or one of the organised sites.

You could even put a paragraph or two into your geocaching profil, as long as it states a handful of coins you'd like to have. Noone says they need to be rare, they just need to be some you'd really like to have in your collection.

 

But I guess, if you'd need a time, you could use CET (Central European Time, which is UTC+1) as a hint, as yanagi is living in Germany...

(Not sure, if that was your question, though.)

 

Recalling something Diane (Steben6) posted in the Xmas Mission, they are out of town until Feb 2nd. She posted a note there that they would not have access to whatever coin they received for their mission until Feb 2nd (or something close to that). I didn't go back to read the details of the post, but I'm sure they are out of town traveling. Might it hard to even check on what you might have on a coin list if you don't have access to any lists while traveling.

Ah, sorry, that's a different story.

On holidays I'm also rarely online, roaming is expensive and holiday is for doing things, not sitting at the keyboard.

Yes, what Nevadanick said is exactly correct. We are still out of town on a very long caching road trip in our RV and won't be getting home until Feb 1st or 2nd. I definitely could put a list together while on the road, but I have a list at home I was hoping to look at before I posted a searchlist. Sorry for the delay, and if I don't get it done by Feb 2nd, I'll just join on the next round. I have a bunch of coins waiting for me at home (it will be like Christmas!), and don't want to duplicate on my wish list ones that I received over the holidays.

Not trying to make things hard, really.

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OK ... figured out how to do a searchlist I can handle and create, and change if needed, easily.

 

Count me in ... :rolleyes:

 

Will have it posted soon. I like the idea of using a missing trackable page. Easy to handle, thanks for the idea !!

 

My searchlist >> http://www.geocaching.com/track/details.aspx?id=2976477

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One more day to sign in. Remember that you only have to send a coin when you get a coin from your wishlist and in that case you have to send a coin from someone else's wishlist or a surprise coin to me.

 

1. scificollector: Seeking list for Scificollector

2. ElliPirelli: Searchlist ElliPirelli

3. Toojin: Toojin's seeking list Toojin

4. Moozer: Searchlist Moozer

5. mamoreb: Searchlist mamoreb

6. nevadanick: nevadanick's searchlist

 

Signature for the first round will be closed around 8pm German time which is 11am server time. If you can't make it to then you are invited to sign in for the next round. For each round you have to sign in again! This is because I want to avoid that in 3 months there is somebody who signed in at the beginningbut is no longer interested in geocoins.

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Signing in for the first round of this mission was closed yesterday - thank you for participating in the first Mission that I host. I hope it will stay here in the Forum for a while and that more People will join in!

 

I've already picked a coin by drawing lots (in fact I had more than 2 coins that I could have sent in this mission). I'm going to send the package tomorrow or maybe the day after tomorrow. I will include a trackable tag inside that should stay inside the mission so you can discover it when the mission hits you.

 

I will let you know when the package is on ist way...

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...the first Mission is on ist way B) ! If you want to track it, here is the tracking number:

 

RA621819534DE

 

And here is the link the German Post Tracking Site:

(just type the tracking number in the first box / 05 in box "TT" / 02 in the box "MM")

Tracking

 

I can't wait and hope that the Receiver likes it!

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Die Sendung wurde am 07.02.2014 im Zielland Norwegen erfasst.

7th of February in Norway, hasn't it arrived by now?

 

Curious... :huh:

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I am proud to present... The first search list mission photo!

 

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I got the notification from the post office on Thursday, picked it up later that evening, but needed a little while to present the arrival of the search list mission properly.

 

The trackable from my search list is the Native Pegasus coin to the left in the picture. The core part of my geocoin collection is shaped animal coins, and Tsunrisebey designs play an important role. Very pleased to add another coin to my collection!

 

I'm surprised and thankful for the additional contents. The Team Yanagi geocoin is an excellent design and concept, which I have admired since it was first posted to this forum. Very happy to own one! The chocolate is very tasty, I am having the first pieces as I'm writing.

 

So... I guess this means that the signup for the next stage of the mission is open? How will we determine a deadline for registering?

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I am proud to present... The first search list mission photo!

 

8e37ac8c-cffb-4297-90ec-90fbe2477dd5.jpg?rnd=0.2934272

 

I got the notification from the post office on Thursday, picked it up later that evening, but needed a little while to present the arrival of the search list mission properly.

 

The trackable from my search list is the Native Pegasus coin to the left in the picture. The core part of my geocoin collection is shaped animal coins, and Tsunrisebey designs play an important role. Very pleased to add another coin to my collection!

 

I'm surprised and thankful for the additional contents. The Team Yanagi geocoin is an excellent design and concept, which I have admired since it was first posted to this forum. Very happy to own one! The chocolate is very tasty, I am having the first pieces as I'm writing.

 

So... I guess this means that the signup for the next stage of the mission is open? How will we determine a deadline for registering?

Very very nice!!

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I'm very happy to hear that you got the first mission and that you like it!!!

 

 

So... I guess this means that the signup for the next stage of the mission is open? How will we determine a deadline for registering?

 

You are right, signing for the second round has already started and of course I'm in ( my search list is at the bottom of this post). Signing will be closed in two weeks at the earliest but it is your choice from that time on (just let the people know a few days before). Have fun!

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Here are the players for the second round so far:

 

1. yanagi: Searchlist yanagi

2. Moozer: Searchlist Moozer

3. TrinIzzyCar: Seeking list TrinIzzyCar

4. Toojin: Toojin's seeking list

5. nevadanick: Search List nevadanick

6. ElliPirelli: Searchlist ElliPirelli

7. scificollector: Seeking list for Scificollector

8. Six Little Spookies: Search list Six Little Spookies

 

Still time to sign in (approximately another week)

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Hi mamoreb,

 

have you made up your mind when you want to close the signing for the second round and when you want to send the mission to next one?

 

For all others who haven't signed yet, you can still do it! <_<

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Does anyone else want to sign up for this second round? Last chance - I will make my decision in 48 hours from now!

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OK, entry period closed! Now I need your help... I found three wishes that I'll be able to fulfill. Which one should it be? A limited edition round coin? A coin with corners? Or a complex-shaped coin? First one to respond gets to choose who will be the next recipient of this mission. :)

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SOoooo ... what is the progress ??

 

Has a determination been made ??

 

Inquiring minds need to know !! ... :D

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