|Wisconsin Lonely Cache Game
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Lonely Cache Rules & Scoring|
1. The WGA Lonely Cache Game is open to WGA members and friends.
2. You may not submit reports for your own caches.
3. Points are scored by finding/revisiting caches on the current Lonely Cache Bookmark List.
Points are available for :
Finding the cache, revisiting a cache you have already found and verifying the
condition, posting a note indicating the cache is missing or in need of maintenance,
replacing missing or damaged caches with owner permission, adopting a cache or
performing a cache rescue.
4. The Lonely Cache Bookmark List is posted bi-monthly and is comprised of up to 500
caches that have gone unfound for the longest period of time. The list includes active
caches in Wisconsin. The caches available for cache rescue points are located on the
Cache Rescue page.
5. How to score points!
a. You find a cache which you have not found.
Score: Difficulty + Terrain + 5 points
b. You find a cache that you have found before and confirm its location and condition in a note on the cache page. If it is a multi, you must confirm the condition of all stages. See rule clarification in section 11.
Score: Terrain + 2 points (+ 1 point if a multi)
c. You post a Did Not Find, Needs Archiving or Needs Maintenance after an unsuccessful search.
Score: Terrain + 1 point
d. You adopt an eligible cache.
Score: 10 points
e. You perform a Cache Rescue.
Score: 10 Points
6. Bonus points. You may be able to claim bonus points to further increase your score
when visiting lonely caches. The following bonus points will be awarded.
a. Maintenance bonus: You replace a cache container that is missing or damaged.
Note that you must have explicit permission from the owner to replace a cache.
Score: 5 points
b. Travel bug bonuses: You move a trackable item (travel bug, geocoin) that has been stuck in the lonely cache. Travelers dropped during the game period do not count as "lonely trackables".
Score: 2 points per item.
You report a trackable item missing from a lonely cache.
Score: 1 point per item.
c. Find is a FTF (not likely, but hey, you never know!)
Score: 10 points
Caches not found for 1 year or more are double points. Caches not found for 2 years or more are triple points. If two teams find a cache at the same time, both teams are eligible for the bonus. The Game Administrators will do their best to review for oversights or incorrectly submitted reports. (Same Date = year (i.e. Nov 21, 2012 to Nov 21, 2013 is one year))
7. The game will be run with a monthly score and a cumulative score for the year.
8. Recognition will be announced at the annual awards event and on the website.
9. How to enter your score:
a. Proceed to the Lonely Cache section of the WGA website.
b. Choose the submit report link.
c. Find the GC code/ Name of the cache you visited and what you did to earn points.
d. Hit the submit report button.
Game Administrators will review your submission.
10. Special rules.
a. No whining.
b. Decisions of the game administrators are final, no appeals.
c. Some of these caches will be on difficult terrain. Hunt at your own risk.
d. Some of these caches are “in the middle of nowhere”. That’s the point of the game.
e. No whining.
11. Rule Clarifications
a. There is no limit to the number of people who can earn points by finding caches for the first time. There is no limit to the number of people who can earn points by DNFing a cache they haven’t previously found.
b. A cache can only be “DNFed” while active. If the owner or reviewers disable or archive the cache, it is out of play.
c. A cache can only be confirmed present or confirmed missing once during the listing period. If the cache is visited by two cachers at the same time, they will both get the credit.
d. A cache cannot be confirmed (either way) after a find, a confirmation note, an enable note, or an owner maintenance visit log is posted during the listing period, unless there is a subsequent DNF. If the last log on a cache is a confirmation note, it cannot be confirmed again, regardless of how long ago it was found.
e. DNF attempts are to be just that, Attempts to locate the cache. Failure to attempt the find
negates the report. (ie. "too many muggles present, will try again" does not qualify as an
12. Reports should be submitted within a reasonable amount of time after the attempt (7-10 days)
"Sandbagging" is not encouraged. All reports should be submitted within two days of the end
of the month. If the cache list has changed and the cache is no longer on the list, submission
of late reports will not be possible.
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