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Timberline Echoes
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Joined: 2004-07-25
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Location: Eagle River, WI, USA

PostPosted: Sun Jan 29, 2006 9:26 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Yesterday we received over a dozen notification e-mails regarding one of our TB's. It appears that it was passed around at a breakfast event in IL and everyone logged it as a find. Is this considered a usual practice? We have never had this happen with any of our TBs before.
Just wondering.
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Location: Fort Atkinson, WI, USA

PostPosted: Sun Jan 29, 2006 10:03 pm Reply with quote Back to top

It does happen at events. I don't know that it's a regular practice, but some people do it. If you'd rather it didn't happen you can ammend your TB page to state this.
Some people think it's acceptable-- some don't.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 30, 2006 6:10 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Yup.. it happens... when digital_Dan and myself went to Iowa for the evening... to get my event for the CoinQuest...they had a few that people could log in and out. I gave `em mine too Image Can't keep the Walkin' Talkin' Cachin' BunnyFuFu etc TB in one spot for too long and it sort of GOES WITH ME LOL
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 30, 2006 7:44 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Yep it happens. I think it's dumb and do not support/particiapte in the practice. Personally, I feel if a cacher doesn't actually move a bug to a new cache, it shouldn't be logged. Period. But everyone plays different.
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LightningBugs Mum
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 30, 2006 11:20 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Yes, it happens. It is annoying for the TB owner to get all these emails. But it can be even more annoying for the person who actually took the TB home. Imagine logging a TB in your posession out of an event, only to have it grabbed from your inventory and dropped back in the event. Then you go to place the TB, and it's not there in your inventory! One of my little pet peeves.

Can you tell this has happened to me? More than once???

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PostPosted: Tue Jan 31, 2006 12:47 pm Reply with quote Back to top

It happens all the time! I have only been to one event where it wasn't allowed. OURS! We specifically noted on the event page that we didn't not approve of this practice. To Bob and I, it seems wrong to log a bug that isn't actually travelling away with you.

This past weekend there was a coin that I absolutely loved. The coin was brought to the event specifically for my logging pleasure. And, as tempted as I was, I didn't write down the number because I knew I wasn't taking the coin with me when I left. I appreciated the fact that I was being thought of, but I still won't log the coin.

If it were my TB, I would find out who actually walked away with the bug, leave their log, and delete the rest. As the bug owner you have that power! It won't mess up the bug page, it will only change the mileage...oh, isn't getting any mileage this way! I would post some sort of note on the TB page as to why I did the deletions, or send e-mails to those people (gotta love "cut and paste").

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