+Damaxx Posted August 21, 2002 Share Posted August 21, 2002 I'm usually pleased to see the game publicized, but I do like to see it well-described and represented. Page 48 of yesterday's (Aug. 20) NY Post had an article that tried to play on the excitement of the thrill of the hunt in geocaching, but it missed the mark a bit, IMHO. Most of it was just fine, but lines like the following one might be misleading. "Baubles are hidden all over the world, but there's no way of knowing the nature of the prize until you find it." First, this and other parts of the article imply that it's all about the *prize*. That's not always the case. Second, this makes it sound like you have no idea what type of cache you're searching for and that the contents are entirely secret. With many caches listing original contents, and many people logging what they took and left, one often can know *the nature of the prize*. Sure, there's often a surprise or two in the cache, agreed, but I don't think that's how this article came off. I did like that the author relayed an actual experience of his in finding a cache, but it implied that the listing of the cache did not let him know that it was a virtual cache. Maybe that's the actual case, but I doubt it. He was thoroughly surprised to find no real cache there. Maybe the cache hider intended that - maybe. "No gold, no jewels, not even a CD - just the thrill of the chase." You were expecting rough-cut diamonds, maybe? Damaxx Quote Link to comment
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