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Team Deejay
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2012 7:38 am Reply with quote Back to top

I seem to have run into a mini-epidemic of people intentionally violating the guidelines by placing traditional caches which are not at the listed coordinates. Please note that I am NOT referring to people who do a poor job of measuring their coordinates or accidentally enter the coordinates incorrectly. I am referring to intentional dishonesty. In some cases, people are doing this to place their cache without getting a required permit or permission from a landowner. In other cases, people have done this to place a cache very close to airports, schools, or some other restricted areas. Some people have done this to get around proximity violations, while some others do it just because they think it is funny to give people bad coordinates. This sort of behavior is not acceptable and is considered a violation of the Terms of Use of the geocaching.com website. I would have hoped that people would conduct themselves in geocaching as they would in the rest of their life, that is with honesty and integrity.

If you have not read the guidelines, please take time to read them before you submit your cache. If you are unsure about how a certain guideline would apply to your cache, please contact Becky or myself to get clarification.
 
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2012 5:29 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Very well said!
 
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raslas
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2012 4:20 pm Reply with quote Back to top

agree-very well said Where is the like button!!
 
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Walkingadventure
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2012 5:41 pm Reply with quote Back to top

I am still rather naive I guess. Silly me, the rules say "do this" and I follow them. I didn't know there was an option to do otherwise

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sandlanders
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2012 5:43 pm Reply with quote Back to top

WA, our illustrious webmaster has given us a shorter way to say that here: colon, like (small letters), colon

... as in Like
 
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Walkingadventure
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2012 5:45 pm Reply with quote Back to top

yeah and I goofed it up doing it the hard way too... *sigh*

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2012 5:46 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Walkingadventure wrote:
I am still rather naive I guess. Silly me, the rules say "do this" and I follow them. I didn't know there was an option to do otherwise

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2012 5:46 pm Reply with quote Back to top

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oh I get it

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CacheNoTrace
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2012 5:47 pm Reply with quote Back to top

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2012 6:48 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Thread Stealers is leaking again. I'll look into it.

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huffinpuffin2
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2012 6:52 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Team Black-Cat wrote:
Thread Stealers is leaking again. I'll look into it.

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huffinpuffin2
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2012 6:59 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Hypothetically......if one were to stumble across a published geocache, and believe it to be in some sort of violation, should that 'one' report such potential violation? And if so, how and to whom? Hypothetically, of course.

("creak" goes Pandora's box)
 
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kungfuhippie
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2012 7:16 pm Reply with quote Back to top

This is why all my caches are listed as puzzles, then I can do whatever I want as long as there is some convoluted hippie logic Cool but seriously at least my coords are legit.

Can we have a blacklist (j/k, kind of) so I can just ignore all of their caches, I know there is a particular IL team that all their hides went on the ignore list.

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BigJim60
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2012 7:45 pm Reply with quote Back to top

huffinpuffin2 wrote:
Hypothetically......if one were to stumble across a published geocache, and believe it to be in some sort of violation, should that 'one' report such potential violation? And if so, how and to whom? Hypothetically, of course.

("creak" goes Pandora's box)


I have actually run into such a case ... a multi-cache published as a traditional so that the CO could avoid filing a DNR notification form. I reported it to a reviewer (WisKid) and he archived the cache and asked me to remove the containers.

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labrat_wr
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2012 9:18 pm Reply with quote Back to top

BigJim60 wrote:
huffinpuffin2 wrote:
Hypothetically......if one were to stumble across a published geocache, and believe it to be in some sort of violation, should that 'one' report such potential violation? And if so, how and to whom? Hypothetically, of course.

("creak" goes Pandora's box)


I have actually run into such a case ... a multi-cache published as a traditional so that the CO could avoid filing a DNR notification form. I reported it to a reviewer (WisKid) and he archived the cache and asked me to remove the containers.


'cause the DNR form is soooo difficult to file...

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