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I want to change the puzzle cache symbol at the top of the cache page to a regular cache type symbol. I am doing away with the chirp requirement for two caches but the edit cache page won't let me change the type. All other changes on that page worked.

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I want to change the puzzle cache symbol at the top of the cache page to a regular cache type symbol. I am doing away with the chirp requirement for two caches but the edit cache page won't let me change the type. All other changes on that page worked.

 

You can't. I tried to change one of our letterbox caches to a regular cache because it no longer had a stamp. I was told I needed to archive the cache and re-post it as a new cache. I archived the letterbox. I replanted the container about 200m away and hid it differently because I didn't want people coming back to the same-old-same-old just for another smiley.

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Link for reference:

 

Edit a Published Listing

 

More specifically:

 

You will find that you cannot change the geocache type. Changing the geocache type will retroactively alter the statistics of all previous finders, so we do not allow this field to be edited.

 

You will need to Archive your old Listing and submit a new one.

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Any reviewer can change the cache type. The cache must be disabled, changed and re-enabled.  I am a retired reviewer and did this several times for cache owners when appropriate.

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You should archive the existing Chirp caches and submit new Traditional cache pages for the same spots.  Otherwise, you will have altered the statistics of every geocacher who found your Mystery caches with the Chirp attribute.

 

It's sometimes appropriate for a reviewer to change a cache type, like when a mistake was made, shortly after publication.  I did that last week for a letterbox hybrid cache that had waypoint projections, but the FTF noted that there was no letterboxing stamp in the cache.  Without the letterboxing stamp, it's just a multicache.

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Zombie alert!

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On 6/25/2019 at 11:38 PM, K13 said:

Zombie alert!

 

Just stop. If Jophiel started a new thread someone would have dug out all of the old threads wondering why a new thread was created.

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21 hours ago, bflentje said:

Just stop. If Jophiel started a new thread someone would have dug out all of the old threads wondering why a new thread was created.

 

Jophiel didn't come here to ask another question, but rather offered an incomplete and borderline wrong answer to the OP's question nearly 5 years after the fact. I'd consider that an inappropriate bump. At least Keystone was able to rescue the discussion a bit by providing some better advice.

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On 6/28/2019 at 4:51 PM, The A-Team said:

 

Jophiel didn't come here to ask another question, but rather offered an incomplete and borderline wrong answer to the OP's question nearly 5 years after the fact. I'd consider that an inappropriate bump. At least Keystone was able to rescue the discussion a bit by providing some better advice.

 

Still a totally unnecessary reply.

 

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10 hours ago, bflentje said:

 

Still a totally unnecessary reply.

 

As is this one. :lol:

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5 hours ago, TriciaG said:
16 hours ago, bflentje said:

Still a totally unnecessary reply.

As is this one. :lol:

This one too. :P 

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Yeah, I thought of that when I made it. LOL!

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32 minutes ago, Wet_Ground said:

ummm can I down vote a comment?

 

No, the utopia we have here only allows for positive feedback. :ph34r:

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