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I see just about every TB Hotel or cache big enough to hold a few TB's always has a bunch that are MIA

 

Has anyone ever considered creating GC (maybe at GC HQ coordinates) where these "dead" trackables can be dropped off , as a way to sort of clean things up ?

 

Often times I think the owners of the TB / GC are inactive so these things just stay alive forever, it'd be cool to have a place to drop them off so to speak

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Used to be a buncha Travel Bug Graveyards (google it), but all the ones I had listed are archived.

IIRC, Groundspeak didn't care for the idea.

May be why we can simply mark 'em missing.

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But only an owner can mark it as missing... what if both the cache owner and the Trackable owner are inactive?

 

the advantage of a graveyard is that it could be virtually placed

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But only an owner can mark it as missing... what if both the cache owner and the Trackable owner are inactive?

 

the advantage of a graveyard is that it could be virtually placed

 

No, not only an owner--any GS lackey or volunteer can do it. You just have to ask.

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But only an owner can mark it as missing... what if both the cache owner and the Trackable owner are inactive?

 

the advantage of a graveyard is that it could be virtually placed

 

No, not only an owner--any GS lackey or volunteer can do it. You just have to ask.

Yep.

In fact, one of the Reviewers in our area looks at hides that have long-gone trackables on occasion, and marks 'em missing without asking. :)

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There has been an ongoing discussion thread in "Bug Reports and Feature Discussions > Website" since November 2011.

 

http://forums.Groundspeak.com/GC/index.php?showtopic=284690&st=0 - (System to remove "ghost" trackables from cache inventories)

 

It appears that GS sadly has NO intention of EVER doing anything to resolve the problem. It's a fairly long read, but worth the time to see where this been, gone and going ... ultimately .... nowhere ... :(

 

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The owner of thegeocache where the trackable is listed can mark the trackable missing too.

 

 

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The owner of thegeocache where the trackable is listed can mark the trackable missing too.

 

 

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That option was covered above. There are many times that the Trackable Owner (TO) AND the Cache Owner (CO) are missing.

 

Yes, a reviewer can also do it, and I have asked for it to be done only a few times. The reviewers have enough to do already when GS could (and should) easily fix the issue !!

 

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The owner of thegeocache where the trackable is listed can mark the trackable missing too.

 

 

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Yep, That is correct. That's why I use an old ownerless cache that the community keeps maintained. It's had a few NA's posted on it over the years, but it has been allowed to stay. :)

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I didn't realize reviewers can do it too... is there a way to report a trackable so that it pops up for them, or must I hunt down the local person and send a PM ?

 

As an alternative I suppose I could put the TB in my own cache, and then mark it MIA, don't know if Groundspeak would get grumpy about a whole bunch of things being cycled through my cache though, it might look like I was disappearing them into my own private collection

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The other issue, of course, is that many of us cache from our phones... trackable items are already dificult to deal with while on a mobile device... navigating the owners / private messages ect while out hunting is a huge pain in the butt.

 

It should be easy to report something as missing so that the community can help keep things tidy, when it's a pain no one wants to do anything -- then we end up with dozens of items cluttering things up forever.

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I didn't realize reviewers can do it too... is there a way to report a trackable so that it pops up for them, or must I hunt down the local person and send a PM ?

 

As an alternative I suppose I could put the TB in my own cache, and then mark it MIA, don't know if Groundspeak would get grumpy about a whole bunch of things being cycled through my cache though, it might look like I was disappearing them into my own private collection

 

No way I know of for it to be an 'auto pop-up' for a reviewer. To find a reviewer, I usually look at the reviewer name who published the cache originally.

 

When a coin is missing, you don't have access to the ID number, just the TB# and you cannot take any movement actions without the ID number on the coin. Wouldn't be possible for you to retrieve or place the coin anywhere ...

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