Jeremy Posted May 18, 2002 Share Posted May 18, 2002 I'll be adding this somewhere on the site shortly, but since the majority of locationless caches are posted from geocachers in the forums, it makes sense to post it here first. Keep in mind that the spirit of the game is to use a GPS to find objects in the world. The critical pieces are coordinates and something semi-permanent that a person will find there. Locationless caches are in some ways a "reverse cache." We're working on better ways to expand outside this realm, but it will be a while. Stick within these boundaries and you should be ok. ------------------- Locationless caches: 1. Must be semi-permanent to permanent. For example, nothing that is mobile can be a locationless cache. Examples (nonexclusive) are cars, buses, helicopters, boats, etc. A local carnival cache is another example of a cache that would not be approved. If I mark coordinates at a location it should be there tomorrow. Caches dubbed "scavenger hunt caches" will no longer be approved unless they meet the guidelines above. 2. Locationless caches must be novel, meaning of interest to someone else. Something you'd expect to find in coffee table book format. Good examples would be Burma Shave signs (americana), dinosaur sculptures of the world, mazes of the world. Bad examples are "manhole covers of the world" or "American flags on poles." The interest is in the uncommon, not the common. Views (cityscapes, etc), however spectacular, do not count as well. 3. Don't consider a locationless cache to be automatically approved. In fact, expect it not to be approved. The approvers will approve caches based on their interpretation of the rules. 4. Logging a locationless cache find requires (real) coordinates. No exceptions. Logs without coordinates will be deleted. If you have a question whether a specific cache should be acceptable, ask in the forums. There is no such thing as precident regarding caches of any kind. Indicating prior examples in the site are not a good argument since the rules were not in place at that time. Sometimes they do slip through the cracks, however. In this case notify the site and that cache will be archived. -------------------- Jeremy Irish Groundspeak - The Language of Location Quote Link to comment
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