+Sparky-Watts Posted May 27, 2004 Share Posted May 27, 2004 The wet cat is correct. "Lameness" or "bad reviews" is not part of the cache guidelines. I am obligated to approve a cache fifty feet down the trail from the parking lot, if it meets the listing guidelines. Personally, I would label that as a lame cache unless it were hidden creatively, used a novel container, etc. If I found that cache under my player account, and gave it a critical log, that's one thing. But my definition of "lame" could be very different than someone else's. So, in my role as a volunteer for this website, my bad review and everyone else's bad reviews are irrelevant. If the website added a guideline that said "no more caches within 50 feet of a road or parking lot," then I would be able to enforce that as an objective rule when evaluating new submissions. But even then, I couldn't go back and archive the "lame" cache from the above example, as it would be grandfathered. It met the listing criteria in effect at the time the cache was submitted. Now, if the bad reviews on a cache were because of the container being wet, or filled with improvised explosive devices, and someone brought the cache to my attention, that would be different. This is because proper cache maintenance and appropriate cache contents are both discussed in the guidelines. Thanks....that's pretty much the answer I expected, and it does make sense. Quote Link to comment
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