Life as a Geocacher

Caching and Reviewing

This is made up of stories from my caching and my reviewing.  It is a collection of those along with comments and thoughts.  Photos, and maps of some adventures and lists of some of the oldest caches.

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LordMot asked me a question the other day.  Why does geocaching.com allow people to log a cache more then one time, yet log a trackable only once.  It is a question I have asked myself a few times.
There was not a firm and concrete reason why.  It seemed that it was similar to what we talk about on our board.  Here were some of the answers some from staff and some from other reviewers, experienced too new ones a few days on our forums.

  • If someone deletes your logs on one cache, you log another one twice so that you can count your finds correctly.
  • Events will place a temporary cache, that will not be approved for there temporary nature.  People will log multiples on one to represent those caches.
  • If a cache has been moved into a new place, some log it as a new find when they return
  • Others log every time they return to find the cache.
  • Traveling caches you find in a new place a second/third time.

Remember that you are the judge of your logs.  If someone logs them twice you can delete them, if they did not sign the log, you can delete them.  It would be nice if you asked why? or if you took the time to figure out the reasons behind it, or ask them to remove it.   You are expected to do some of this maintenance, especially on Virtuals and Earthcaches.  In fact, the failure to police bad logs on the Virtuals/Earthcaches can lead to your cache being disabled, archived and/or locked.  Some have received emails watching for this. 


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