Re: [CentralTexasGeocachers] Re: Missing and Abandoned Caches
- Yes, please contact the owner first. I had someone post a "needs archiving" lg (not a very nice log note either) to an event less than one week after it happened. All the attendees hadn't even had a chance to log it (I know - they can log it after it's archived, but there were newbies there who may not have known that and it's harder to find on GC when it's archived). On the other hand, for another event, I simply forgot to archive it & several weeks later, I got a nice email from one of our CenTex cachers who politely asked me to archive it, which I then did happily. Use a "needs archiving" only after you have made a reasonable effort to contact the owner and are really sure it's gone. As she said, GiGi's Peru cache is a perfect example - a lot of DNF's in a row doesn't mean it's not there.My $0.02.Mary Beth(emmy)
--- On Fri, 9/19/08, Marc Moore <kickimor@...> wrote:
From: Marc Moore <kickimor@...>
Subject: [CentralTexasGeocachers] Re: Missing and Abandoned Caches
Date: Friday, September 19, 2008, 10:22 AMSeems some people haven't heard of the new GC policy on abandoned
caches. Reviewers are no long allowed to "force place" caches. In
other words, only the owner of a cache can allow someone to adopt it.
If that owner is no long active, can't be contacted or won't respond,
then the cache must be archived. You must post a "Needs Archived"
reviewer note. He will archive it and then you can place your own cache
there. Or you can do what I did. Go here: http://tinyurl. com/45mvf4