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19178Re: [CentralTexasGeocachers] Lifeline

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  • Chris, Penny, Logan, Liahm, Xena, Gabrie
    Dec 1, 2006
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      FYI for text messages.  Some carriers/plans charge for them.  Every time I get one it costs 10-15 cents.  Can't remember the exact amount.  And I don't get a choice....if you text me...I pay.
      Chris, Penny, Logan, Liahm, Gabriel and Princess Jewel Nowak
      ----- Original Message -----
      Sent: Friday, December 01, 2006 3:00 PM
      Subject: RE: [CentralTexasGeocachers] Lifeline

      My take (not that I have the experience of MCP) ...

      If it's late (or early) and you are on the hunt and need a lifeline, try using text messages first.  If the person you are contacting is asleep a text messge alert will not usually be enough to wake them like a phone call would.  If they are awake, then then can contact you back and throw you the lifeline.  To me this would be the most considerate way to do it.

      Lowell aka Cyberclops

      --- On Fri 12/01, Perrine, Julie < julie.perrine@ amd.com > wrote:

      From: Perrine, Julie [mailto: julie.perrine@ amd.com]
      To: CentralTexasGeocach ers@yahoogroups. com
      Date: Fri, 1 Dec 2006 08:11:53 -0600
      Subject: RE: [CentralTexasGeocac hers] Lifeline "Etiquette"

      Moosiegirl is the local “Hotline”.
      Her number is six 32-6206. She’s a full-time cacher, so she’s
      generally available during reasonable waking hours and is happy to help.

      For anyone else who you have a number for,
      I’d generally assume reasonable waking hours also. Paul doesn’t
      seem to sleep, so he’s fair game 24 hours.

      If you’ve already left the cache
      site, most cachers are glad to give you help by email, too.

      I will say that there are some cachers who
      don’t believe in hints or helping someone who’s stuck, and that’s
      fine. You’ll quickly learn who those people are and who is open to

      My philosophy about lifelines is that the
      community of cachers is one of the great things about geocaching. The
      fact that we HAVE friends to phone is a cool thing, and I don’t hesitate
      to phone my friends whenever I’m stumped, someplace I don’t care to
      linger, or just impatient. I’m totally OVER making repeat visits so
      I can have the thrill of finding it myself. The thrill of kicking myself
      for being a dufus after my lifeline guides me to the cache that was right in
      front of my face is sufficient! That’s just me.

      There are lots of people who don’t
      mind giving their phone numbers out and helping, but it helps to have met or
      emailed before you call them. The Christmas Party would be a great place
      to meet people and get phone numbers. See you there?


      Mrs. Captain Picard

      From: CentralTexasGeocach ers@yahoogroups. com [mailto: CentralTexasGeocach ers@yahoogroups. com ] On Behalf Of Jason
      Sent: Thursday, November 30, 2006
      5:01 PM
      To: CentralTexasGeocach ers@yahoogroups. com
      Subject: [CentralTexasGeocac hers]
      Lifeline "Etiquette”

      Could someone offer me some guidance on when it is
      cool to call for
      help on a cache? I have noticed that we all cache at different times
      (e.g. before work in the early AM, at night, and sometime very late at
      night). What's a good rule of thumb?

      Also, I know there used to be a hotline phonelist. Is that still
      floating around?



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