+J Grouchy Posted March 23, 2016 Share Posted March 23, 2016 So today I got a notification of a new traditional cache near my office. I couldn't go out immediately, so I had to wait a bit to head over. When I arrived at the park's parking lot, two cachers were already there with the cache in hand. They told me there was no log book and they were putting one inside. We signed it (I didn't claim FTF since I arrived third, basically) and all left, logging our respective finds online. I then received a message from the CO that the log WAS in the cache, but was hidden and the FTF was still "up for grabs". Oh, brother. So my point to him was that was not clear in the description and that normally a cache where one had to do something other than find the cache container would be classified as a mystery. At the very least, I argued, he ought to be more straightforward in the description about the log sheet being hidden in the container. So if it isn't a puzzle to solve for coordinates, a puzzle to solve to access the log sheet or a lock or some other mechanism to open the container itself...but just a simple hidden log sheet inside the cache, would this be considered a mystery or traditional? I based my argument on the expectations of the finders: a traditional only requires finding the cache itself in order to sign the log while a mystery may require more thinking or investigation in order to get their name on the log. Guess I'm wondering now if I made the appropriate argument. What's your take? Quote Link to comment
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