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Cache Placement Test (cpt)


briansnat
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There have been a lot of complaints over the years about poorly thought out caches or caches placed in inappropriate spots. Attorneys must pass the BAR exam before getting their license to practice law, drivers have to pass a driving test before they get their drivers license and even beauticians need to pass a test to get their license to cut hair.

 

I suggest the we not allow people to place caches until they qualify for their Cache Placers License. In order to qualify for their license, they will need pass the Cache Placement Test. I took the liberty of developing the CPT. Let me know what you think:

1. The outside of a geocache should be labeled:

a- as a geocache and with owner’s contact info.

b- “BOMB”, so muggles won’t steal it .

 

2. Which of the following places are appropriate for ammo boxes and

PVC pipe caches (select all that apply):

a- In forests and other remote areas.

b- In parks where permission has been obtained and the authorities

know about the cache.

c- In train stations and bus terminals.

d- Next to school playgrounds.

 

3. When preparing an ammo box for placement:

a-cover the military markings with spraypaint or geocache stickers

b-leave the military markings so it’s easier for geocachers to spot

 

4. When placing a cache, if you want to make it easier to find:

a-add a trip wire to the cache

b-provide detailed clues

 

5. Which of the following make good geocache containers (select all that apply):

a-ammo boxes

b-shoe boxes

c-cigar boxes

d-pizza boxes

 

6. When placing a cache in a flood plain it’s a good idea to:

a-Leave a note asking that finders drain it and dry it out for you.

b-Place it above the normal high water mark.

c- Put your phone number on the outside so people can return it if it washes away.

 

7. Some great items to stock your cache with are (check all that apply):

a-tuna salad sandwiches for hungry geocachers.

b-the latest issue of Naked Cheerleader Illustrated

c-M80’s, firecrackers and other fun fireworks.

d-Mini Maglites

 

8. If a finder reports that your cache container is cracked and the log is wet:

a-archive it immediately and forget about it.

b-post a note asking the next finder to replace the log and container for you.

c-visit the cache as soon as possible to repair it.

d-ignore it. They’re probably exaggerating.

 

9. When rating the difficulty and terrain for your cache, always:

a-rate it 1 star so you don’t scare potential geocachers off.

b- use the “Clayjar rating system” as a guide.

 

10. When the admin denies your cache because it violates the guidelines:

a-post a rant in the forums about how the admins are unfair and and power

hungry Nazis.

b-find similar existing caches and point them out to the admin as a reason your

cache should be approved.

c- work with the admin to find a way that your cache can meet the guidelines.

d- post a rambling and incoherent geocide note in the forums then archive all

your existing caches and post them on a competing website.

 

11. When on vacation:

a-be on the lookout for interesting spots to place a cache.

b-leave the cache placing to the locals and use your time to find a few caches.

 

12. After placing your cache:

a-make periodic visits to check on your cache and its surroundings

b-forget about it, others will take care of it for you

c-go back every day and hide in the nearby bushes to make sure everyone trades even.

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Good listing, Brian! In listing my cache, though, the Clayjar system rated it too high in my opinion. So my listing indicates lower by a star. I just didn't think it was that hard to hike in to get. <_< But your suggestions are great for new cache placers. Thanks!

 

PeachyPA

Punxsutawney, PA

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1 -b

2-c

3-b

4-a

5-b,d

6-a

7-a,b,c

8-d

9-a

10-a,d

11-a

12-a,c

 

Now that I passed the test, I'm off to this playground next to the train station with a pizza box full of tuna sandwiches,m-80s, and nudie mags to hide a cache in the river. If it isn't approved in ten seconds I'm going to flame every approver and archive the rest of the caches in my pizza box series :ph34r:

 

 

 

 

Just kidding, they are ham sandwiches <_<

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Wouldn't the best answer for question 3, but answer B from question one? I demand extra credit for noticing this error!! :mad:

 

ps- thanks to all the people that text messaged the answers to my cell phone, I couldn't have done this test without you!

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Brian please let me know where I can subscribe to the item described in 7b. The moniter cable isn't long enough to reach the bathroom. :mad:

 

Edited for line2-and before I can even hit submit post another valuable thread is headed into the gutter. :mad:

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I answered "c" for all, even the ones that didn't have c's.  Did I pass?

Sounds like the John Boy and Billy "Stupid Quiz" where the correct answer is always "C".

:( You mean there are other correct answers besides "C"??? :mad: Well, I guess that explains a lot about those high-school report cards. Thanks... :mad:

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Actually, I'm thinking this is a good idea.

 

A mechanism where you have to pass an exam in order to place caches. Make it extensive and comprehensive. If you pass, you get a license to place caches without the need for an approver. Place an illegal cache and have your license revoked.

 

Now, there's an idea I like.

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7. Some great items to stock your cache with are (check all that apply):

 

b-the latest issue of Naked Cheerleader Illustrated

 

:mad: How did you get that? I have been looking for a copy for weeks... can I borrow it? Just for my 'cache of course... :mad:

You guys are on the wrong track here. Clearly that's how Brians going to turn the cache into a boobytrap.

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I suggest the we not allow people to place caches until they qualify for their Cache Placers License. In order to qualify for their license, they will need pass the Cache Placement Test. I took the liberty of developing the CPT. Let me know what you think:

 

6. When placing a cache in a flood plain it’s a good idea to:

a-Leave a note asking that finders drain it and dry it out for you.

b-Place it above the normal high water mark.

c- Put your phone number on the outside so people can return it if it washes away.

 

I think you should send a copy of that question to the guy that placed the final stage of the Hasenclever Iron cache. :mad:

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Anyone ordered Comedy semi dark?

 

what should you do if a cache is muggled. (check all that apply)

a) Buy a gun and hunt down the person who took it

:blink: blame everybody you can think of

c) reconsider the placement and if you conclude that the area is no longer suitable for a cache archive it or if it is still a good cache area replace it.

d) steal someone else's cache to replace yours

e) rob the military surplus store

 

What about question #13. Should you carry a 528 ft. piece of string. True or False

 

Just load all the caches around you adn scrool down to see if they are closer than .1 miles away

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