Kris - I ve witnessed the same thing, with a Scotland geocoin that I found in End of the Path a few weeks back. Interesting to note that either the personMessage 1 of 1 , Feb 28, 2008View SourceKris -I've witnessed the same thing, with a Scotland geocoin that I found in "End of the Path" a few weeks back. Interesting to note that either the person who dropped it there accidentally logged it into "Have a Ball, Y'all" (just upstream from EotP) or it was moved so quickly from one to the other that someone else logged the paper replica of the coin as missing from "Have a Ball, Y'all." I wonder how many of these missing items just aren't being recognized because of being a replica or are listed as missing because they are moving quicker than the logs can keep up with? Or for that matter, because folks are picking them up and just plain forgetting to log them altogether?That said, I don't worry about my one coin I have out in the wild - I try to move them quickly when I get them, but I am forced to take occasional breaks from caching (you have NO idea how glad I am that GS cookie booths are done for the year!) - life happens! So, unless I don't hear anything for at least 10 weeks, I don't sweat it. My daughter likes to hold on to geocoins she finds for a few weeks, too. We have an understanding that they sit on my computer desk for her to admire until they are sent back into the wild. I wonder if maybe some of these are picked up by kids and "lost" in their rooms? I know it would happen here without my rule.Heather/Ronin's Gal----- Original Message -----From: Kris GunnSent: Thursday, February 28, 2008 11:46 AMSubject: [SPAM]RE: [CentralTexasGeocachers] Where Do Missing Trackables Go?!
There was a cache I recently visited that had two Travelers listed and several logs said there were no bugs or coins in this cache (I-10 travelbug hotel). When I looked closely I found a lamited paper with a "picture" of one of the coins and its tracking number. The second one had a scribbled worn piece of paper with the same info on a different coin. Many cacher's are sending a "virtual" replica of their items because of the thefts.
On this same note, A new cache I recently placed in New Braunfels was going to be a "geo-acheiver' s" cache. I had purchased all these coins 250, 500, 1000, 2000, 3000, 4000, and 5000 finds. On my cache page description I said "the coins are not in the cache, I will send you the code" and Prime Approver said I couldn't do this. This cache became the Tequila Bird cache instead. So can I place a "virtual coin" picture in the cache and still be "legal" according to these rules??? I knew the real coins would disappear quickly and the point of the cache would be lost....