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35442RE: [CentralTexasGeocachers] Re: Groundspeak Souvenirs

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  • Jay Bingham
    Dec 3, 2010

      The thread on the Groundspeak forums that I referred to earlier was started by a cacher asking about a souvenir that he received for a locationless cache that the poster had found which is currently in Georgia (or was when the Georgia souvenir was awarded) for which he was awarded the Georgia souvenir even though he had never been to Georgia. So I am not at all certain that it can be assumed that locationless caches have been excluded, if they have been excluded it would have occurred after Georgia was awarded; which is entirely possible, Georgia being #4 on the list.

      Another way to think of “bound by time” is “associated with an event (virtual or actual)”. For example, the 10/10/10 souvenir was associated with a virtual event hence it was ‘bound by time’, to get it you had to log a cache that you found on 10/10/10, if you did not find a cache on that date you can never be awarded that souvenir. If you look at the list of souvenirs http://forums.groundspeak.com/GC/index.php?showtopic=264608 that have been released you will see that some are associated with mega events that occurred in the past, these would also be bound by time, you had to attend the event and log it to get the souvenir. Others like the US and German state souvenirs are not bound by time anyone who has found a cache in the past that is located in a state with a souvenir will receive that souvenir, in the future those who find a cache in a state that has a souvenir will receive the souvenir when they log the first cache that they find in that state. Still others are listed as special souvenirs, some of these are associated with particular caches or locations, like the Groundspeak Headquarters, Original Cache Location and Project A.P.E. There are other souvenirs in the special list that appear to be bound by a larger time frame like a whole year: but I have not yet found any information on these. It would be nice to have those linked to something that told how to earn them.

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      From: CentralTexasGeocachers@yahoogroups.com [mailto:CentralTexasGeocachers@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Jana Iannello
      Sent: Friday, December 03, 2010 10:17 AM
      To: CentralTexasGeocachers@yahoogroups.com
      Subject: Re: [CentralTexasGeocachers] Re: Groundspeak Souvenirs

      On 12/3/2010 10:12 AM, semperquestio wrote

      Souvenirs are virtual pieces of art that you can discover and display on your profile page. They are associated with a particular location and may also be bound by time.
      That was on the email from Groundspeak.   Not sure what they mean by 'bound by time'......... I didn't even realize they had excluded locationless. 

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