+Steve Brown Posted October 7, 2003 Share Posted October 7, 2003 I know this is a very touchy subject, but I've been caching since before there was a geocaching.com (see Missouri's First cache GC37) and I feel like I understand the sport/game as well as anyone. Mary and I have placed a lot of virtual caches before the new rules and not had any complaints from them. In fact we've had many, many happy cache hunters find our virtuals. Now we can't get one approved. By the new rules none of our virtuals would have been approved. We have just completed three days of cache hunting in Manhattan, and Junction City, Kansas. Most of what we found was virual caches that came about under the old rules. We took 202 pictures and shared them with many people at work today. We told everybody, "This is what caching is all about". Flowers, plants, trails, history, turkeys, deer, beautiful views and on and on. It was an absolute wonderful weekend made possible mostly with old time virual caches. We are very disappointed that we no longer can decide what makes a great virtual cache. Someone who has never been there or saw what we saw, experienced what we experienced now makes the decision of what's good and bad about virtual caches. It's very disappointing that we have no control any more over what we want to make a virtual cache. It's just too strict. Why not let the cachers decide what they want to hunt or not hunt. It they don't want to hunt virtuals, then don't hunt them. It really seems like my latest attempt to get a virtual approved (GCGZWP) meets with the rules. Why do you have to hike to make it a virtual? Why do I have to put a micro container? I provided a way for the finder to validate their find with me. I don't want to make it a multi-cache. I want it to be a simple virtual. It has great historical aspects. “Certificate of Accomplishment” has nothing to do with my validation of the cache. That's just an added plus if the hunter wants it. The rules are not a win-win situation for the hider or finder. I'm sorry for going on and on. Please forgive me. I'm just hurting over these rules. Quote Link to comment
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