RuideAlmeida Posted June 1, 2022 Share Posted June 1, 2022 (edited) Living in a huge country with not that many caches, means that I can have them all in Watchlist. Considering that, is really easy to be alerted by sudden Found It logs all over Brazil... especially here in the Amazon basin, where it is almost impossible to travel between state capitals... in a single day. Sometimes even in different south American countries and in other continents. When some of those caches are mine, is even easier to verify that it is nothing but fake Founds. Usually I send a respectful message to these geocachers, stating my "admiration" to such feats. In the good old days, most of the times, they blamed on their little children getting hold of their smartphones, and simply apologize. Nevertheless, lately arised a new reason. They heard somehow and somewhere that it is needed to Found at least 20 caches to be able to Hide the first one. Suddenly they answer my messages like this: "Look I’m just a kid that wants to hide one so let me be." "Ok I just wanted to hide a cache but I’m still trying to find the location that I’m going to put it so I just wanted to hide one so I “found” 20 caches." "I do not care." I always reply saying that they don't need to find any specific amount of caches, but even if they feel that they do, at least don't cheat by claiming false Founds. The immediate consequence of this in a country with many faraway caches waiting (real) FTFs, is the idea that is useless to look for them, as soon another of these fake logs arrive. I think that something should be done to address this false claims. But what? I'm concerned with this new "trend" that a newbie needs to find at least 20 caches, forcing them to cheat... not the old story of simply fake Found It logs. Edited June 2, 2022 by RuideAlmeida 5 Quote Link to comment
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