+northernpenguin Posted January 30, 2014 Share Posted January 30, 2014 We can post NAs without worrying about awkward moments should we know, or meet up with deliquent COs. So let's look at what makes these moments awkward. One is that the CO's a jerk and thinks poorly of someone that files a legitimate request for a cache to be archived when it has a serious problem. As I say, I'm against changing the mechanism in a manner that suggests such behavior by a CO is something we should accept as normal. The other reason such a moment might be awkward is because the archive request was marginal, unclear, or even wrong. I want people filing archive requests to worry about this kind of awkward moment so that they are sure they only report the facts they actually have and avoid lapsing into opinions, such as the worth of the CO and his ability to maintain caches, for example. Indeed, I want someone filing an archive request to imagine they're standing face to face with the owner so they think about how their log is going to be received. Above all, when I meet the CO in real life, I want us to be able to have a rational discussion about the archive request. If we can't -- if it's awkward -- something's already wrong with our interaction that isn't fixed by him not knowing who I am. Often the problem is not between the CO and the person filing the NA. I've seen (and been targeted by) third parties over NA logs. I rarely post a NA these days as there are a few local players who will jump all over me as "the cache police" for pointing out that the cache is on private property or not maintained etc. Heck even make it Anonymous to everyone but the CO and the Reviewers and it would be better. Right now posting a NA in my area is certainly not worth it. Quote Link to comment
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