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Team Black-Cat
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 26, 2013 12:30 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Beginning in March, we have been posting articles written by the Wisconsin volunteer Groundspeak reviewers. Dave Secondino (aka Wis Kid) has submitted the second part of a series How Not to Hide a Geocache. You can find both articles here.

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 27, 2013 8:27 am Reply with quote Back to top

I have learned a lot from both of these articles from Dave. Regarding entering a store for a cache, there are exceptions given by Groundspeak appeals like he noted in his posting. I was excited that Groundspeak allowed me to place a cache for the Road Rally last year that required cachers to go into a supermarket and find information for the final cache location (http://coord.info/GC3BJHV). WisKid was very helpful by giving me the email of who to contact at Groundspeak and I received the response back in only a few days.
 
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 27, 2013 8:39 am Reply with quote Back to top

Can you imagine if these rules didn't exist and subway or geico started placing caches, OMG that would spoil the sport.

But one rule caught me off guard, you would think groundspeak would want people to do this one
quote " Cache pages cannot require, and should not strongly encourage, the placement of new caches."

if no one placed them, there would be none to find......

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 27, 2013 4:31 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Eventually I will cover that rule. (Hopefully there isn't anything about that in the commercial/agenda guideline.) The short answer is that those sorts of "pay it forward" designs resulted in a lot of "film can thrown by the side of the road" caches placed by people who really didn't want to place caches, but had to fulfill the ALR requirement to log a find.

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 27, 2013 4:33 pm Reply with quote Back to top

By the way, I thought those articles were going into the newsletter.?

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 7:21 am Reply with quote Back to top

They may.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 8:05 am Reply with quote Back to top

They had a 'capture the flag' TB down in Rockford area. For a while they had a requirement to create a new cache for it to be placed in. Later they changed the wording to indicate a new cache. The interpertation on that is just a cache that it had not been in.

I suspect that GC or someone jump them on that one. Getting to move around more, without requiring caches to be created helps make better quality hides. When I saw that they changed the requirement, I placed it about 2 hours from Rockford. Smile

Looking forward to the next article!!
 
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