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Re: [CentralTexasGeocachers] Re: Sh!t Hitting the Fan

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  • Barb Jernigan
    hmmm, sounds like a power caching day in store.... On Tue, 30 May 2006 23:32:23 -0500 Barry Watson writes: Actually, there s
    Message 1 of 42 , Jun 1, 2006
      hmmm, sounds like a power caching day in store....
      On Tue, 30 May 2006 23:32:23 -0500 "Barry Watson" <bcwatson@...> writes:
      Actually, there's more in Barton Creek Greenbelt right now.  I've been meaning to get us back out there...
      -----Original Message-----
      From: CentralTexasGeocachers@yahoogroups.com [mailto:CentralTexasGeocachers@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Barb Jernigan
      Sent: Tuesday, May 30, 2006 9:47 PM
      To: CentralTexasGeocachers@yahoogroups.com
      Subject: Re: [CentralTexasGeocachers] Re: Sh!t Hitting the Fan

      Barry, come do Brushy Creek, that'll put you over!!! [Lots of new caches in Brushy Creek!]
      On Tue, 30 May 2006 21:22:28 -0500 "Barry Watson" <bcwatson@...> writes:
      My opinion on temp caches... well one thing that makes a geocache memorable or fun is the trip and sometimes the creativeness of the cache...  if it's the trip or location, I'm not sure the geocache is worth the "find" if say, Hawk's Haven is an URP at an event - you miss the great view... it's just another find.   Or take the container for Line of Sight and put it in hollow tree at the next event....   then when you log Line of Sight, have you really completed the cache?  I believe in temp caches at events like Texas Challenge or Geo Woodstock, but they should just be for fun and not add to the smiley count.   I feel weird when I'm running with a group of cachers (like 10 or so) and someone else keeps finding the cache and I have them add my name because I "tagged along"....  I like the comraderie and all, but I didn't find it.  Why should I get credit?  Now my wife and I hunt as a team and sometimes she finds them and sometimes I do, but "I" don't get the smiley, "we" do. 
      Ok, it was more about smiley counts than temp caches... but to each their own and I agree, it is not for someone else to say what you can and can't do as far as earning or giving a smiley.  But what value do numbers have when everyone has their own way of collecting them?  Ok, so they are an indication of how you, as an individual, are doing...  compared to what?  The wife and I are at 697 and ready to log our 700th find.  I can't believe we are closing in on 1000...  seems like we haven't done anywhere near that many....
      -----Original Message-----
      From: CentralTexasGeocachers@yahoogroups.com [mailto:CentralTexasGeocachers@yahoogroups.com] On Behalf Of Wayne Lind
      Sent: Tuesday, May 30, 2006 7:19 PM
      To: CentralTexasGeocachers@yahoogroups.com
      Subject: RE: [CentralTexasGeocachers] Re: Sh!t Hitting the Fan

      I have no problem with his list. I believe in some of those items myself. I don't start having a problem until he starts pushing HIS version of geocaching as if it were the Gospel. Webcams will never be on my list of favorite cache hides, and I only managed maybe 20 locationless, but I never advocated that these should be banned from being caches. Unfortunately, there are apparently a few cache nazis who feel the need to jam their version of caching down everyones throat.
      -----Original Message-----
      From: CentralTexasGeocachers@yahoogroups.com [mailto:CentralTexasGeocachers@yahoogroups.com]On Behalf Of semperquestio
      Sent: Tuesday, May 30, 2006 10:07 AM
      To: CentralTexasGeocachers@yahoogroups.com
      Subject: [CentralTexasGeocachers] Re: Sh!t Hitting the Fan

      I've met Criminal and he's a real nice guy, prides himself on his
      caching integrity, and has been a significant asset to the geocaching
      community in the Pac NW.  Unfortunately he's also VERY militant about
      what HE thinks the "right way" to play the game and is not the least
      bit shy about broadcasting his views. Although I agree wth him on SOME
      of his viewpoints I certainly don't agree with his methods or hoiw he
      seems to think everyone should play the game his way.

      Just to give you an idea of where he's coming from (regardless of my
      or anyone else's position), here are some of the things he believes in
      as I understand them...

      - 1 event, 1 attended log, if even that.  He doesn't really believe
      these should count at all.
      - 1 cache, 1 find log.
      - No finds count for temp caches (not allowed by the guidelines).
      - No finds count for pocket caches (not allowed by the guidelines).
      - Once a cache is placed it stays.  If it is to be moved, archive it
      and relist it as a new cache.
      - Just seeing a TB or geocoin or it's number at an event doesn't
      count...ya gotta find it in a cache.

      Where the archivals are coming from, I have no idea.  I've not been
      involved in GW4 at all.

      --- In CentralTexasGeocachers@yahoogroups.com, "cybercat"
      <cybercat@...> wrote:
      > There are several of them now that have been archived and some
      haven't .  Don't know how they made the choices.  Some guy named
      Criminal has put a bookmark on everything he considers to be a fake
      find or event. Two of my caches are on there, as well as the
      Challenge!! LOLies anymore? Bummer.


      The question is not what you look at but what you see. --Henry David Thoreau

      The question is not what you look at but what you see. --Henry David Thoreau
    • Barb Jernigan
      Thanks.... I ll try it. ... @,.-:* `` *:-.,@ The question is not what you look at but what you see. --Henry David Thoreau
      Message 42 of 42 , Jun 1, 2006
        Thanks.... I'll try it.

        On Thu, 01 Jun 2006 19:18:53 -0000 "gbmorrow" <bixby54@...> writes:
        > When you login and it goes somewhere else, what is that somewhere
        > else
        > it goes to?
        > Have you put your home coords (or zip code) into your profile? If
        > so
        > then look at the menu bar at the top of the TC page for the menu
        > item
        > named "To Do List"...click it, then click "Traditional" and that
        > should take you to a page with the caches you haven't found sorted
        > by
        > distance from the coords or zip code listed in your profile. To
        > search based on another location, go to the bottom of this page
        > where
        > you can search by state/coords/key words.
        > If you haven't entered coords into your profile, look for the menu
        > item "Tools" then "Edit Profile"
        > I agree with you that the design is less than optimal....
        > The "FAQs" are at
        > http://www.terracaching.com/tcki/
        > though I still haven't seen much good info about using the website
        > per se.
        > There have been some discussions on the TC forums about folks
        > getting
        > logged out. Some folks (but not all) report than cleaning our
        > their
        > cookies seems to help.
        > --- In CentralTexasGeocachers@yahoogroups.com, Barb Jernigan
        > > Hey, I've got my TC membership, but obviously haven't used it
        > enough.
        > > How the <> do you find a cache?
        > > I click through, it says log in -- I AM LOGGED IN!!!!!
        > > I log in, it goes to somewhere else.
        > > I am not Finding a seek cache button or dropdown, I am not finding
        > "How
        > > do I locate a Cache" in the Tutorial or FAQs.... The website
        > design is
        > > less than optimal.
        > >
        > > =grump!=
        > >
        > > @,.-:*'``'*:-.,@
        > > The question is not what you look at but what you see. --Henry
        > David
        > > Thoreau
        > >
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