Life and caching
Just to be clear... I have a life.
I do spend a lot of my time geocaching and reviewing, but some days I just need a break.
Here is my typical day...
12-7am My phone is shut off at night. I don't need it buzzing all night because some goober is waiting for their cache to be listed, or happens to be up complaining.
7-9am I am getting kids ready for school. I usually read the news, check emails, etc. I do it from the comfort of my bed. Usually yelling at my girls telling them to get in the shower (I don't want to get up yet). I read emails, and see if there is anything urgent.
9-5:00 Work. Yes I do work. I do check my emails during this time from my phone. Do not expect a response.
Breaks and lunch. I am on my computer at work seeing what is up. Providing that i do not need food. If I am hungry then you are all screwed for new caches. I really want to eat.
5-7pm I usually review a number of caches. Usually the ones without issues. If I have to type a discourse on how you need to add waypoints, remove commercial aspects, and that you are 4 feet from another cache I might put it off to get the fast ones done. I might also wait if your caches has something that I want to think about, ask other reviewers opinions, or it makes me feel dirty.
7-9 Scouts/Family/Movies/Yardwork who knows what great adventure I may be involved in.
9-12 review, archive, and play with gsak. I take the time to review in here if there is any. I usually go through those painful ones that I have put off. I will archive caches that are horrible, or just need stones thrown at them. I also play with my GSAK.
In the middle of those, some nights I do Earthcaches as Geoawareusa2. This is the most time consuming part of my reviewing list. Very few people actually read the guidelines on Earthcaches. Where 70-80% of my caches are publishable at first glance, Earthcaches are about 10%. Most just have simple issues that can be reworked.
- Remove photo requirement
- Add educational material
- Wrong topics
A few caches can take the evening.
I know sometimes that caches is the most important thing in some peoples lives. However it is not always the case in mine. When I get ten emails for me to publish their cache when I pointed out a problem at 5pm, and now it is 8pm, I just ignore them.
If your cache has issues then you fall to the end of my list. I check new caches, then go through my email from oldest to newest. Emailing me ten times will not speed it up. It is no fair that I delay those that are waiting for review. Or that I just jump to you now, when there are five people that have fixed their caches also waiting.
Most understand. A few do not. I have been known to ignore my review queue for a day. I may want a little vacation, read a book, or just watch a movie. Please don't freak out. I plan to be back to it sometime.
Of course, if it has been a few days.. please send me a note, email, facebook note, etc. I have been known to not follow a page on accident. So I get no notes. So the reminder after a bit is a good idea.