+briansnat Posted May 4, 2004 Share Posted May 4, 2004 (edited) 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. Edited May 4, 2004 by briansnat Quote Link to comment
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