32852Re: [CentralTexasGeocachers] Re: Window Cling Travel Bugs Confusion
- Mar 2, 2010Thanks for the window cling travel bug talk. I'm reminded that I now have one thanks to winning a door prize at the Very Merry Christmas Bache (GC21PB1) hosted by Opalblade and MamaCC. Heading out to put it on right now, so be on the lookout. I'm fulling expecting a Tygress honk and wave any day now. ;)Lisa ~ BackroadsGal
From: "gumbietygress@..." <gumbietygress@...>
Sent: Tue, March 2, 2010 11:03:18 AM
Subject: Re: [CentralTexasGeocachers] Re: Window Cling Travel Bugs Confusion
But I'd likely honk and wave!
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From: "Vicki L. Almstrum" <almstrum@gmail. com>
To: CentralTexasGeocach ers@yahoogroups. com
Subject: Re: [CentralTexasGeocac hers] Re: Window Cling Travel Bugs Confusion
Date: Tue, 2 Mar 2010 09:49:35 -0600
It can be a slow process -- we have had Fiedo's Odyssey up for several weeks and no finds yet! Part of the problem for us is that the bug is just too subtle -- black on grey-tinted window.-- Vicki (FG2 in FiedoGang)On Tue, Mar 2, 2010 at 7:40 AM, kiweone <kmcguire@visualmoxi e.com> wrote:
Thanks so much everyone - I now fully understand and now the challenge is on to find my "The Sentra Bug" and "The Vigor Bug" driving around North Austin. Mostly in Cedar Park! Lets see who can spot one first!
--- In CentralTexasGeocach ers@yahoogroups. com, "tnk120499" <tnk120499@.. .> wrote:
> After I received all of my different types of TBs, I put them where they are meant to be (Windows, Trucks, T-Shirts, etc...) then I take the tags and put them on my key chain. It works well enough for me. you can do pretty much whatever you would like with them. Just don't try and put your window in a cache. It might break.
> --- In CentralTexasGeocach ers@yahoogroups. com, "gumbietygress@ " <gumbietygress@> wrote:
> > When you order dog-tags, you usually get two -- one with 'copy' on it...
> > Usually that serves as a back-up, so when #1 goes missing, as happens too often, you can send out #2. You don't really want both out at the same time, because it confuses accounting -- how can the same 'bug' be in two places?
> > Once you purchase and activate a tb or coin, that number is YOURS. So if it does go missing, you can send out something else with that number (there's a company that's in the process of making proxy coins, which will be engraved with the numbers you choose), and the bug lives on. Some people even delete all the logs, so the mileage starts back at zero -- if you care about those statistics.
> > I don't know if that's purely copacetic behavior, but being that I was given the duplicate tags by Groundspeak with my first set of trackable tags, THEY set the precedence.
> > I also keep a record of all my bug #s, so if they do go missing, I have more than a physical tag as record. The trick is, of course, if you send out a proxy item, that cachers RECOGNIZE that is a trackable. I've had a couple failures in that regard. But all I was out was paper and lamination. So no tears.
> > In your case, with the cling, what many do is put the dog-tag on their key ring, so folks at the event can write down the number without going into parking lot.
> > Oh, you're not being obtuse, it's simply that the rules are so darn flexible that they don't give a whole lot of feedback to the touch (typing metaphorically here).
> > Hope that's helped, not confused further.
> > Tygress/BarbJ
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> > From: "Matthew Manning" <crashb@>
> > To: CentralTexasGeocach ers@yahoogroups. com
> > Subject: Re: [CentralTexasGeocac hers] Window Cling Travel Bugs Confusion
> > Date: Sun, 28 Feb 2010 19:20:40 +0000
> > Its a backup code. It is incase something destroys your window cling, you can still post something to the bug page.
> > Sent via BlackBerry by AT&T
> > From: "kiweone" <kmcguire@> Date: Sun, 28 Feb 2010 16:25:38 -0000To: <CentralTexasGeocach ers@yahoogroups. com>Subject: [CentralTexasGeocac hers] Window Cling Travel Bugs Confusion
> > Ok - I am really confused about the new window clings and car magnets that are out there, hopefully you guys can clear this up for m.
> > We bought a window cling and it came with a traditional TB (even a copy for our records) So I get how the window cling works but what do I do with the travel bug?? Do I put it into the wild/circulation and have people find that one and continue to discover the window cling on my car at the same time?
> > Or
> > do I keep the traditional TB and put it on my keychain or bag etc and let people discover it that way.
> > I think these new types of Trackables should come with some instructions for us blondes! ;)
> > - Kiwe
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