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How many caching accounts in your family?

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Of the people I bump into in my caching area, various permutations:

One account for mum and dad, one for daughter (daughter does own puzzle caches)

Dad; mum and son

Mum and dad; son

Granddad; granddaughter (both COs)

Husband; wife (husband on a streak of about 5 years)

Me; son (both COs)

Several couples with one account, some of whom the 2 people will be caching in different places simultaneously

 

My son's done about 60% of the number I have. We're having fun filling in his grids ("date found" involved some walks in the dark after school when we completed it in 2018, including a magical walk across fresh snow under a full moon; he's on 79/81 DT with the last 2 both planned in the diary, and has kayaked, climbed and tunneled to get there) and unless he gets bored of it as a teenager, there'll be the day when he comes back from some exotic holiday and collects countries I'll never get to... his find and mine always get differently-worded logs; it's usually me doing the typing but he'll often tell me what to put from his perspective. As for Mrs Oxford Stone, she always says she prefers the walk to the caching, but seems to specialise in finding micros in ivy covered trees when us 2 are on the verge of giving up!

 

So how are families' accounts split up in your area? 

 

 

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2 hours ago, Oxford Stone said:

So how are families' accounts split up in your area? 

The permutations that I've seen that you didn't list are:
family account, plus individual accounts for all family members

family account, mom account, dad account, plus combined account for the kids

mom account, dad account, plus combined account for the kids

individual accounts for the kids, but no accounts for the parents

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1. My player account

2. My daughter's player account

3. My reviewer account

4.  A shared account that owns some challenge caches

5.  A basic member account so that I can see site functionality from the perspective of a non-premium member, and assist with answering questions.

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1. Our "team" family account.

2. The other 2/3rds basic account. 

 - It was originally created for a couple-hundred trackables that I didn't want to scroll through just to log a find. Now there's "collections".

 

I was considering a basic account, to help new folks, and notice one heck-of-a-lot of basic no hide/no finds accounts in the forums.  

 - Switching to the other 2/3rds account a pain-in-the-can, so may consider it someday.

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Five - 2 active, mine and my son's - (both premium), my wife and younger son have basic accounts (inactive, sort of being held in case they become more active), and we have one for our team name, in case of a merge one day.....

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Six.  One premium account that we share, a basic account that my husband created but has never used and don't know how to get rid of, an account I inherited when my first partner died, an account I was was gifted to keep some old virtuals alive, an account my previous partner created to hold statewide challenge caches and one I created to let newbies use but is now inactive as newbies now all come with phones and know more than I do. I'm also a co-CO on an account that places and holds events  for our city/county open spaces.

 

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1. My player account

2. My husband's account

3. My reviewer account

4. My husband's reviewer account

5. "A basic member account so that I can see site functionality from the perspective of a non-premium member, and assist with answering questions", quote Keystone.

6. "A basic member account so that my husband can see site functionality from the perspective of a non-premium member, and assist with answering questions", like Keystone .

7. A basic member account with no home location set (username NOHOMECOORDS) so that I can see site functionality from the perspective of ....(doesn't come up much now, but it used to to.)

8. Yet another basic account that I grabbed when I noticed that my first name was available.

 

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14 hours ago, Captain Clorox said:

Ladies and Gentlemen, I think we have a winner!

 

One.    I guess if this is a contest, someone has to come in last place.

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1 hour ago, NYPaddleCacher said:

 

One.    I guess if this is a contest, someone has to come in last place.

🤔

 

Me 😏!

One account only :).

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:)

I've noticed that as I tend to save interesting / challenging caches for trips with my son, and do "map tidying" trips on my own, his average D and T are better than mine! He's on course to complete his DT grid before his 10th birthday.

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1 hour ago, Oxford Stone said:

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I've noticed that as I tend to save interesting / challenging caches for trips with my son, and do "map tidying" trips on my own, his average D and T are better than mine! He's on course to complete his DT grid before his 10th birthday.

 

When we started the other 2/3rd's basic account for all the coins,  I noticed she was adding some caches to that account.

Did seem odd (at the time)  that she'd sometimes write that account name on logs.

The last time "stats" came up here, I noticed the brat now has a D/T rating more than twice that of our "shared" account. 

 - Well yeah...  all the P&G, C&D 1.5 or less caches from when she was a FTF hound...:D

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6 hours ago, NYPaddleCacher said:

One.    I guess if this is a contest, someone has to come in last place.

Same here.

 

Although I've considered getting a basic account to make it easier to figure out what basic members see when I help them in the forums, I haven't actually pulled the trigger on that.

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15 minutes ago, niraD said:

Same here.

 

Although I've considered getting a basic account to make it easier to figure out what basic members see when I help them in the forums, I haven't actually pulled the trigger on that.

 

So have I.  There have been quite of few instances where I thought I knew the answer to a question regarding how basic membership worked but could not confirm it without logging in as a basic member.  There *used* to be a regular here that was a basic member that would frequently post how the site behaved when logging in as a basic member but  I haven't seen here around for at least a year.

 

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My father has an account since 2009 (?) which he doesn’t really use anymore as he doesn’t have premium (he doesn’t want to spend money on it, haha).

I have my own premium account since 2017. I’m also the only active geocacher in my family.

My brother actually has an account as well since 2018, but he logged one cache and never used it again.

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As planned, Oxford Stone Junior completed his DT grid, 13 days before his 10th birthday, with a bit of urbex (ladder down wall to mouth of underground river, cache 120m in - all under our home town!

Of course he's had help with a few - haven't we all?  - but that was his 8th cache needing a head torch (5 of those were wet) and he's kayaked and climbed and done lots of other daft stuff. 

 

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We used to have one when the kids and I would go out together.  But when I started going out without them, we created three new accounts for them.  This way, if they ever find one without me, it won't show up as FOUND on my account, and I will still have incentive to go find it myself.

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