SE7EN Posted January 22, 2004 Share Posted January 22, 2004 (edited) I'm not a fan of the "cache machine" concept. I'm sure they are fun socially and you can rack up a lot of finds in a short amount of time. I have a problem with the concept. If I'm understanding correctly. A bunch of people show up at the predetermined spot and at a certain time head off to the first cache on a list. The first ones there start looking. Once the cache is found and logged you head off to the next one. So, I take it that stragglers in the group could just be handed the logbook to sign when, in fact, they were never even on site when the cache was found. Then take into account the large number of people concentrated at one spot in a short amount of time, prompting the cache owner to move the cache because of maintenance issues.* I know this has been debated, but I didn't see an answer to the following questions: Can you designate your caches, either directly on the cache page or in your profile, as "no cache machines?" Further, if a cache machine hit a cache that you've declared free from cache machines, can you morally** delete find logs of those cachers? And, if someone did participate in a cache machine and had a log deleted, can they come back later and log it as a find without having it deleted? * Because the surrounding area can be trampled and because cache owners are supposed to be looking for ill effects the visitors are causing to the cache site, a social trail or signs of wear are supposed to prompt a removal of the cache, either permanantly or temporarily. **Trying to side-step the rightfully issue as I already know that a cache owner can do anything he wants with the logs. I'm asking is it can be considered proper among the majority of the community. No religious undertones implied. EDIT: imperfect command of the English language. Edited January 22, 2004 by SE7EN Quote Link to comment
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