+rjbloom & co Posted May 13, 2007 Share Posted May 13, 2007 o Ignore list - If I don't like some lame urban micro (or a trample the environment cache, or a front yard cache or whatever) I put it on my ignore list. Half of them seem to get archived after a while anyway, and in the meantime, they don't keep showing up on my GSAK and GPS. Actually my list is only 25 long now that I removed the archived ones. Do people use this feature as much as I do? At any given time, my Ignore List contains about 2 to 5 caches. There are three reasons that a cache could appear on my Ignore List: 1) There is very strong evidence that the cache is gone. This will be after an honest effort on my part to find it, and a long period of no finds and conversations with previous finders that indicate that, yea verily, the cache is AWOL. These leave my Ignore list one of three ways: Either someone finds it; the owner checks on it and confirms that it is there; or it gets archived. The last outcome is the most common. (I put these caches on my watchlist so that I see any logs that appear...) 2) The cache is not one that I will ever be able to do. An example of this ilk is "Yukon Diving". I have not the training or certification required to retrieve this cache safely and for various reasons, it is unlikely that I ever will. 3) The cache requires behaving in an illegal or unethical manner. Obviously, this is squishy ground, but for what it's worth, every cache that met this criteria has subsequently been archived for related reasons. Sounds like I use the ignore feature more than others. I just don't like seeing the same caches come up again and again on my lists. Better to just ignore them mentally--maybe I'll get to that. I haven't put any caches on the list for being behind no trepassing signs, yet. I sometimes put in the "unethical" category the ones that require me to do a lot of bushwacking across environmentally sensitive areas, but sometimes I'm just a slave to the arrow. Rather than put a cache on my ignore list if I'm sure it is gone, I sometimes mark it as "Needs Archived". This triggers NOMEX to look at it and usually it gets disabled soon after that. It seems some owners don't pay attention to their logs, or are inactive, so the "Needs Archiving" attribute will either get the owner's attention or the administrator's attention. That'll get it off everyone's list. My "Needs Archived" count is up to 25 (look at it My account/My logs/Need archived). Quote Link to comment
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