+Mudfrog Posted July 1, 2018 Share Posted July 1, 2018 I didn't read from the beginning so may be repeating something already stated. My reply is in regards to the app so feel free to skip this if ya want. My opinion is that a lot of the problems have come with the introduction of the app. I've said it before and I believe wholeheartedly, that because it is an app, people treat it like an app. Too many people, myself included, download apps and try to figure them out on the fly. Not a big deal most of the time because most are applications that don't affect anyone else. The geocaching app is different of course. I would bet money that most people download and commence to caching without any form of instruction. Because of this, they end up making mistakes and never realize there is some geocaching etiquette that needs to be adhered to. The other thing about the app is the limitation it imposes on non paying people. It stands to reason there's a good chance either of two things are going to happen when people only encounter easy to find caches. They either grow bored quickly and leave, or they get enthused for a short while and maybe hide something very similar to what they've found. Too many people just never realize that geocaching can be more than just simple to grab micro sized containers. I do agree, the app is very helpful and allows more people to geocache. But at the same time, it's caused some of the problems we have today. 4 Quote Link to comment
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