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8133RE: [CentralTexasGeocachers] Comments on DNF and "the walk of shame"

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  • Grajek
    Sep 1, 2004
      Other than "Notes" DNF is the only post I put on a cache page. I am
      smiley free but do have one or two DNF's. Only because it helps others
      know the cache is very hard to find or there could be a problem. I have
      called my sister before to look up a short route to the cache when I am
      doing one of my 7 mile hikes and see there is a cache 5 miles out. The
      one DNF I remember was in Waco and Big Mo and we never did find it even
      after tearing up the entire shopping mall looking. We pulled apart
      sprinklers, benches and light poles, we put most of them back together(
      I think one or two sprinklers might have not worked real well when the
      timer went off :-) ) I went back 3 times to Jogermer's (sp) quest, from
      slaughter and Manchaca one morning but found it and didn't log a DNF.
      Not sure if of the etiquette of that but hey I am not much on etiquette
      :-) I kinda like the purple frowning face!!!

      Grajek (SMILEY FREE!!!! And loving it)

      -----Original Message-----
      From: lowracer [mailto:lowracer@...]
      Sent: Tuesday, August 31, 2004 7:54 AM
      To: CentralTexasGeocachers@yahoogroups.com
      Subject: [CentralTexasGeocachers] Comments on DNF and "the walk of

      I'm currently working on the 2nd draft of my geocaching murder mystery
      novel "First to Find," and I'm interested in hearing your comments on
      this topic:

      Discuss your feelings when you search but cannot find the cache. How
      long do you look before you conclude that it is not there? To what
      lengths will you go to get a hint while out in the field? Decrypt the
      hint? Read past logs? Call a previous finder? Call the cache owner?
      Any other extreme lengths to get a hint? Anyone bringing wireless
      internet out into the field (PCS/cellular or 802.11?) to pull up cache
      pages and logs? When all hints are exhausted, how do you feel when you
      have to do the 'walk of shame' and then go home to post a DNF? Do you
      post a DNF? Or do you just post a note? Why?

      Thanks in advance for your comments. You may email me off list if you
      wish. lowracer (at) austin.rr.com.


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