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beccaday
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 30, 2011 6:41 am Reply with quote Back to top

I have had an idea for a cache but I have been procrastinating on putting it together because I have been unsure of a few things. One of which is that I am unsure about whether or not I can mention specific names or websites in the cache description. To solve for the coordinates cachers would have to watch a short movie. I've seen plenty of caches where characters were named so I think that should be ok, right? And this video is currently on hulu, YouTube and Netflix for free. Can I link to these on the cache page? Or mention them? Anyone have any insight on this? Thanks!
 
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 30, 2011 7:17 am Reply with quote Back to top

This is usually ok, as long as it doesn't come across as promotional.
 
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 30, 2011 7:26 am Reply with quote Back to top

You may want to avoid the 'link' route, as they inevitably break - you want your cache to stand on its own for years, right? A description of the video you want finders to watch, along with guidance on how to find it, should be sufficient and more durable. If it adds a tad to the difficulty, kick up the D-rating a notch. Just a thought. Smile
 
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 30, 2011 8:55 am Reply with quote Back to top

Thank you both. Smile

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 30, 2011 9:28 pm Reply with quote Back to top

I think you should scrap the whole idea and hide an ammo box in the woods with a hint, but that's just me.
 
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sevencards
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 01, 2011 11:23 am Reply with quote Back to top

Mister Greenthumb wrote:
I think you should scrap the whole idea and hide an ammo box in the woods with a hint, but that's just me.


I think that she did one of those for you already...http://coord.info/GC2WP8C

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 01, 2011 11:35 am Reply with quote Back to top

sevencards wrote:
Mister Greenthumb wrote:
I think you should scrap the whole idea and hide an ammo box in the woods with a hint, but that's just me.


I think that she did one of those for you already...http://coord.info/GC2WP8C


Haven't done that one yet, but you can never have too many ammo cans, just too many puzzles.
 
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 01, 2011 11:48 am Reply with quote Back to top

As much as I hate puzzles, I'd have to say that "National Treasure" would have been a pretty boring movie if Nicolas Cage has the GPS coordinates to the Trinity Church with a clue for which crypt to bash in.

But Benjamin Gates is a genius. I'm not. Wink
 
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 01, 2011 12:28 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Mister Greenthumb wrote:
I think you should scrap the whole idea and hide an ammo box in the woods with a hint, but that's just me.

Not an ammo box final, but one that will make you laugh (most likely). It's even relatively close to your home turf.
"No Aggravation" (GC32XZ4)
 
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 01, 2011 1:19 pm Reply with quote Back to top

sevencards wrote:
Mister Greenthumb wrote:
I think you should scrap the whole idea and hide an ammo box in the woods with a hint, but that's just me.


I think that she did one of those for you already...http://coord.info/GC2WP8C


Hey that's right! Nothing tricky here, I assure you Mr. G. And this hardly counts as a puzzle. Rolling Eyes
 
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 04, 2011 5:12 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Mister Greenthumb wrote:
I think you should scrap the whole idea and hide an ammo box in the woods with a hint, but that's just me.


OK Mr. G, I took your advice and hid a nice ammo can in the woods today. Just waiting for it to be published now.
 
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