+Wandering Islanders Posted January 31, 2015 Share Posted January 31, 2015 There is a type of cache known as "moving caches" where the finder takes the cache to another place and hides it, then posts the new coordinates (and maybe hint) in the log for the next people to search. I only know of three ("Jacob's Moving Cache #...", GCA87C, GCB598,GCDB76) but I've seen references to others. #2,3 are, I believe, in USA at present and #1 has been in UK since last February/March, but the CO has announced his (probable) intention to archive them. This has led to a huge outcry in all three cache logs from people who value them enormously; the excitement they have generated nationally in UK has been phenomenal since #1 arrived. And numerous members in all three logs have offered to adopt the caches because they are considered so important. But there have been a couple of suggestions that adoption is not allowed by Groundspeak, and the rule forbidding adoption of grandfathered caches has been quoted. Moving caches were said to be "locationless" and therefore grandfathered. I've never found one of these, and will be very pleasantly surprised if I'm ever near enough even to look for it (was close when it first landed in Cornwall, but too late!) But I've shared the excitement of watching it move around England (and for a while to Scotland). In common with almost all who have posted logs recently, I very much hope that these caches will cpntionue to be available. Probably not in large numbers, and Groundspeak might well wish to keep a tight control on the number - but the existence even of a few adds a huge dimension to the game. I'm fairly new to the hobby and the site and don't understand the finer points of the rules, but it's clear to me that in most respects the caches are traditional. They are physical caches with logs, and there are clear coordinates stating where they are to be found currently. I hope that someone from Groundspeak will clear up the position here and that an exception will be made (if necessary) to allow adoption of these caches. Even better would be a clear statement that new ones will be allowed, subject to whatever controls are deemed necessary. Quote Link to comment
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