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On 8/6/2019 at 9:43 AM, cerberus1 said:

 

Maybe the difference is some of us don't think of this as a sport of "finding caches", but a hobby exploring unique areas through others.  

I remember when "the language of location" meant just that.   I'm amazed that some around much earlier somehow forgot... 

 

Yes, perhaps the 35 caches annoyed me, because I don't cache that way. I find the string of caches, every .1 mile,  along a trail or road really annoying and I have an aversion to constant micros. I am not judging this type of cache as wrong for everyone. It is just not my bag-like fingers on a chalkboard to me. So, when I read, "35 more caches", it seemed really, super tedious per the way I like to cache (lazy day, exploring, hit a few caches). Racking up numbers is just an annoying way to cache for me, personally. I can see this aspect of the game can be exciting or challenging for other cachers and not judging.

 

As I said, I really liked the creativity and use of imagination in most sections of the promotion. The 35 caches, honestly-it totally burnt me out for awhile. I have been working on designing some new caches, which has helped my burn out. : )

 

In retrospect, I guess I am saying my personal preference would have been another challenge similar to the jewels---like, find 4 combination locks or what-have-you. Keep with the theme. I did like the final clue thingy for the combo. 

 

And, someday, I will get over the trauma of the "35 cache surprise" and continue to live my life  (hee hee hee :P:rolleyes:)

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After this promotion I'm guessing that finds on my caches are going to be few and far between until maybe summer (Dec/Jan) when we may get a  few holiday makers coming through or staying in the area. Locals may be burned out.

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Thinking about this, it's good if these promotions are only once a year, especially if they're about numbers - that gives the rest of the year as time for local geocachers to 'repopulate' the local scene with new/unfound caches for everyone to find.  Interestingly, it encourages people to get out caching... in another sense, it could encourage people who tend to cache so much they cache out their local areas to not cache so much if they care about also being able to get souvenirs that are incidentally about numbers.

That is to say, for a better chance at earning some of these 'high count' souvenirs, one could recommend that people don't cache-out their home areas (or, region within reasonable travel distance), in prep for being able to earn those souvenirs.

 

Or in other words, they could be encouraging a more well-rounded, or less intense/extreme geocache-finding lifestyle.

Maybe that's the goal of these promotions? :laughing:

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On 8/10/2019 at 6:46 PM, spotter/g said:

Just finished this one tonight with a couple of park and grabs. I really enjoyed this promo. Did some different caching and had a blast.

I wonder, do you think there will be a final 'news cast' that raps up the promo? that would be so cool. Will we find out who the perps are?

That would be really awesome and #extra :)

You guessed right!

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All those geocachers were banned together????

Or they banded together? LOL

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6 minutes ago, Max and 99 said:

All those geocachers were banned together????

Or they banded together? LOL

Was that in the original blog post? If so, it was edited. We now came together to solve the case.

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2 minutes ago, K13 said:

Was that in the original blog post? If so, it was edited. We now came together to solve the case.

In the news ticker...

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7 minutes ago, Tungstène said:

In the news ticker...

Oh, in the video. Thanks, I wouldn't have watched if not for your pointing me there.

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Thousands of people worldwide each helped find and return the jewels... that's somewhere between, 15,000 to 100,000 jewels sitting in the museum. No wonder it was such an enormous heist!

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6 hours ago, Max and 99 said:

All those geocachers were banned together????

Or they banded together? LOL

Oh that drives me nuts when they don't run things like this past an editor who knows how to spell.  I hate-watch our local news station because they are so bad at this type of thing.  I'll give them a break for the occasional truly breaking news item, but when its the 10pm news on something that happened in the middle of the day (and then repeated on the next morning's 6am news!) I scream at the TV

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14 minutes ago, rosebud55112 said:

Oh that drives me nuts when they don't run things like this past an editor who knows how to spell.  I hate-watch our local news station because they are so bad at this type of thing.  I'll give them a break for the occasional truly breaking news item, but when its the 10pm news on something that happened in the middle of the day (and then repeated on the next morning's 6am news!) I scream at the TV

This is why my favorite online news station in my area is the ONLY one with a button below each article that says, "Suggest a Correction". And they fix the typos fast when I let them know. I have respect for that.

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On 8/27/2019 at 2:09 PM, Max and 99 said:

You guessed right!

only once and awhile am I right LOL

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On 8/27/2019 at 7:51 PM, rosebud55112 said:

Oh that drives me nuts when they don't run things like this past an editor who knows how to spell.  I hate-watch our local news station because they are so bad at this type of thing.  I'll give them a break for the occasional truly breaking news item, but when its the 10pm news on something that happened in the middle of the day (and then repeated on the next morning's 6am news!) I scream at the TV

In a self-reported version of Hartman's Law, the above should read "but when it's the 10pm news".  Irony noted.

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5 minutes ago, rosebud55112 said:

In a self-reported version of Hartman's Law, the above should read "but when it's the 10pm news".  Irony noted.

Muphry's law and all that...

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54 minutes ago, niraD said:
1 hour ago, rosebud55112 said:

In a self-reported version of Hartman's Law, the above should read "but when it's the 10pm news".  Irony noted.

Muphry's law and all that...

Well, that's just you're opinion... at least their trying.

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13 minutes ago, thebruce0 said:

Well, that's just you're opinion... at least their they're trying.

 

Fixed.  :D

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29 minutes ago, cerberus1 said:
43 minutes ago, thebruce0 said:

Well, that's just you're  your opinion... at least their they're trying.

 

Fixed.  :D

 

You missed a bit, fixed it for ya :P

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Just now, MartyBartfast said:
31 minutes ago, cerberus1 said:
45 minutes ago, thebruce0 said:

Well, that's just you're  your opinion... at least their they're trying.

 

Fixed.  :D

 

You missed a bit alot, fixed it for ya 

 

Fixed it again! C'mon, good grammaring ain't that hard!

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