GCPC EPISODE 512 – How To Handle A Rogue Geocacher

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September 27th, 2017

In tonight’s episode of the Geocaching Podcast:
The hosts take on a question from one of our listeners asking about how to handle a rogue geocacher. In other words when geocachers go bad. This opens up an interesting set of discussion.

Be sure to check it out! Please share with other geocachers.

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GCPC EPISODE 512 Show Notes

GCPC EPISODE 512 – How to Handle A Rogue Geocacher

I have just finished watching this weeks show and as usual, it was awesome. I have an idea for one of your future topics. How to best handle a “rogue” geocacher, especially when they are a premium member.
I recently encountered a new geocacher with hardly any finds that is a premium member. They logged a couple of my caches with language that was very inappropriate.

I realized they were new cachers and sent them a private message asking very nicely to please be careful with their language while writing the logs, as other cachers read them and sometimes children or young people may read them as well. I was then responded to with a rage of inappropriate accusations and bad language.

I immediately realized where this was going and responded with, this conversation is ended. I then remove their logs on my caches. Within a couple days I was getting logs messages from other cachers stating that some of my caches had been destroyed.

Although I am sure it was this “rogue” cacher, I could not prove it. This has since stopped and I have checked this person’s profile and noticed they have never logged any more finds. I assume they felt that geocaching was not for them. I’m sure this does not happen often but I am curious on how you folks think this type of thing should be handled.

Larry

What other examples can we talk about when Geocachers Go Bad?

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NEWS:

Learn something new on International EarthCache Day

On Sunday, October 8, earn a new souvenir by learning about the Earth! All you have to do is go out and find an EarthCache on International EarthCache Day 2017!

https://www.geocaching.com/blog/2017/09/learn-something-new-on-international-earthcache-day/

And the 2017 GIFF finalists are…
Attend a GIFF event November 2 – 6, 2017 to see the 17 films and to receive the 2017 GIFF souvenir.

https://www.geocaching.com/blog/2017/09/and-the-2017-giff-finalists-are/

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I have just finished watching this weeks show and as usual, it was awesome. I have an idea for one of your future topics. How to best handle a “rogue” geocacher, especially when they are a premium member.

Larry

This is the topic for tonight’s episode.

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GCPC EPISODE 511 – Is It Cheating?

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September 13th, 2017

In tonight’s episode of the Geocaching Podcast:
Listener Gordon Goodall (Velosaurus) sent us a whole list of examples and asked the simple question – Is it Cheating. Tonight we are going to go right down the list and discuss that very thing.

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GCPC EPISODE 511 Show Notes

Learn something new on International EarthCache Day

On Sunday, October 8, earn a new souvenir by learning about the Earth! All you have to do is go out and find an EarthCache on International EarthCache Day 2017!

Finding an EarthCache is a great way to learn about the Earth. These geocaches do not have physical containers, but instead bring you to unique locations to teach you a geological science lesson. In anticipation of International EarthCache Day, we’re sharing six fun facts we’ve learned from EarthCaches found around the world.

https://www.geocaching.com/blog/2017/09/learn-something-new-on-international-earthcache-day/

Geocaching: GPS treasure hunt on shifting ground as Australia changes coordinates
https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2017/jan/01/geocaching-gps-treasure-hunt-on-shifting-ground-as-australia-changes-coordinates

Is It Cheating: We ran out of time but there were a couple of discussion points. Here they are for your discussion.

10. Placing geocaches under a sock puppet account so that you can find them? Has been done by someone wishing to maintain their geocaching streak and/or boost their First to Find count.

11. How many people share a geocaching account and alias? Obviously the larger the number of people sharing an account the easier it if for that group to solve puzzles, get multiple finds in a day as they don’t necessarily have to geocache together and continue caching streaks. A group of 8 could find one cache each and get 8 different icons in a day for example.

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NEWS:

Learn something new on International EarthCache Day

On Sunday, October 8, earn a new souvenir by learning about the Earth! All you have to do is go out and find an EarthCache on International EarthCache Day 2017!

Finding an EarthCache is a great way to learn about the Earth. These geocaches do not have physical containers, but instead bring you to unique locations to teach you a geological science lesson. In anticipation of International EarthCache Day, we’re sharing six fun facts we’ve learned from EarthCaches found around the world.

https://www.geocaching.com/blog/2017/09/learn-something-new-on-international-earthcache-day/

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Hello Amy, Andy, Sarah, Chad, and Scott:

I am sending this message to two podcasts to save time, and to prevent a tragic case of “sad Amy”. :-) :-) :-) :-)

Here are my thoughts on the recently revised cache placement guidelines.

I agree with a comment in a Geocaching.com forum saying that it was nice to be able to tell land owners that new geocaches can not be buried, and now that rule is being changed, appeasing landowners may be a bit harder. The main fear seems to be that a new geocacher might forget that only certain caches, such as Mingo, are buried and start digging in a sensitive area. (https://forums.geocaching.com/GC/index.php?/topic/345901-updated-geocache-hiding-guidelines/#comment-5677422) Have any of you heard of a large push from the geocaching community to allow caches to be buried?

A person in the Gsreboot chat room pointed out that fake sprinklers are partially buried, and placing one does break ground.

The banning of events in or near transportation centers seems overly restrictive to me. Both Infoferret and at least one commenter in the Geocaching.com forums have described locations near a transit center where a gathering of people should not disrupt the transit center. Hopefully Geocaching.com will change the ban to a rule along the lines of “If an event is to be held near a transit center, then a note to the reviewer must describe why a gathering at the desired area should not disrupt the transit center.”

Geocaching.com created a forum page for discussing these changes,

https://forums.geocaching.com/GC/index.php?/topic/345901-updated-geocache-hiding-guidelines

However the comments appear to be organized by date instead of subject. To me it would be preferable if people could create different threads for discussing different aspects of the new guidelines.

Just my two cents, and thank you for the shows.

Steven
geocaching name: stevenw54

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GCPC EPISODE 510 – The Newly Updated Geocaching Guidelines 2017

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September 6th, 2017

In tonight’s episode of the Geocaching Podcast:
The gang discuss the newly updated geocaching guidelines. I know a few of them raised and eyebrow or two.

Be sure to check it out! Please share with other geocachers.

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GCPC EPISODE 510 Show Notes

September 05,2017
Hello everyone,

Today we released updated geocache hiding guidelines with the goal of making the guidelines easier to read and understand. In addition to an improved layout and 15% fewer words (woo hoo!), we moved supporting material to our Help Center and added some changes or clarifications to specific guidelines.

The Geocaching Blog has much more detail about the updated guidelines. Please feel free to reach out if you have questions.

Yours in caching,

Chris Ronan
PR Manager
Geocaching HQ

The Update Geocaching Guidelines (All)
https://www.geocaching.com/play/guidelines

The Geocaching Blog
Updated Geocache Hiding Guidelines (Breakdown of Changes)
https://www.geocaching.com/blog/2017/09/guidelines/

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None here it is part of tonight’s show.. Stay tuned..

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First of all, I love you guys. I only wish we had a Canadian podcast. My name is not Greg and I do not have brown hair. However I was selected to participate in a virtual Cache. I am both honored and humbled to have been selected. I have only been caching for about a year and 1/2. I’m not sure why I was chosen but my best guess is because of my gadget cache’s.
I have put out 15 so far as well as 30 other type cache’s and pretty well anybody that visits the gadget caches gives me a favorite. I think I already have close to 500 favorite points. It takes me hours to build a gadget cache and I actually love putting out cache’s rather then finding them. I have only found aprox 300. Perhaps it is because I have no hair…lol, Happy caching my friends.

Larry

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GCPC EPISODE 509 – Cacher Coffee August 2017

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August 30th, 2017

In tonight’s episode of the Geocaching Podcast:
The gang discusses a bevy of geocaching issues in this month’s cacher coffee.

Be sure to check it out! Please share with other geocachers.

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GCPC EPISODE 509 Show Notes

HHH / TAZ: Reintroduction of Virtuals (Virtual Rewards)
Geocaching HQ has sent even more information. Here is the link.
https://www.geocaching.com/blog/2017/08/virtual-rewards/

SB: New (at least to me) calendar of events on the dashboard page. Updated the navs all together, page is looking much better.

INFO:
Stupid things we’ve done caching (aka we’ve made the mistakes, so you don’t have to!)
If you weren’t ‘awarded’ a Virtual, where would you place it? – Fantasy caching here….

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None here it is part of tonight’s show.. Stay tuned..

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Hi All,

Thanks for the informative and entertaining podcast which I’ve listened too for some time now. Since I owned two Challenge geocaches I have had to consider what to do about cheats who claim to qualify for these caches. This has led me to widen my thoughts what other forms “cheating” there are in our favourite game. So for the purpose of discussion only I have come up with the following:

Gordon comes up with a dozen excellent “Is it Cheating?” discussion points so we are going to use his email for next week’s show. Thanks to Gordon Goodall (Velosaurus) for the great idea.

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GCPC EPISODE 508 – Geocaching Events Recap

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August 23rd, 2017

In tonight’s episode of the Geocaching Podcast:
We almost didn’t have the show tonight due to a power failure in the area due to some severe thunderstorms blowing through. Fortunately the electric company is on the ball and we gained our power back with a few minutes to spare. Come join us as Scott Berks and Taz427 recall their adventures at some very nice geocaching events.

Be sure to check it out! Please share with other geocachers.

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GCPC EPISODE 508 Show Notes

Scott Berks: Recap of West Bend Cache Bash 2017

TAZ: Recap of his trip to Washington

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NEWS:

Magic the Gathering Trackable
https://www.geocaching.com/blog/2017/08/win-a-magic-the-gathering-trackable-and-explore-ixalan/

Magic: The Gathering is the first, and most popular trading card game of all time. To celebrate the release of a new card set, they’ve teamed up with geocaching to release thousands of trackables to geocachers and fans all over the world!

Magic fans and geocachers are invited to explore the newest plane of the Magic Multiverse, IXALAN! On your journey, discover dangerous dinosaurs and plundering pirates as you seek out caches around the globe. Take a Magic: The Gathering, IXALAN Treasure Piece trackable with you from cache to cache to reveal hidden secrets (and maybe some card previews). Share your latest find on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter using the hashtags #MTGGeocachers and #MTGXLN.

Enter to win a free trackable: Geocaching.com/Magic.

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Hello all, and especially to Sarah, our local host!

I am just listening to your recent D/T rating discussion and have a few questions. If as a CO I’m getting a bit of log feedback that perhaps my rating is a touch low, at what point should I consider a change? Also, if I do change the rating, is that retroactive? (Do the stats change for people who’ve already found it?)

Thank you for your time. I’ve only been a listener for about a month, but I’m really enjoying the show!

Jacqueline (3Prettys)

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GCPC EPISODE 507 – Dealing with Geocaching Difficulty and Terrain

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August 9th, 2017

We have a Geocaching Podcast First!!! Host Scott Berks went after a FTF live on the show and succeeded! Find out how close they almost came to NOT getting the FTF and by an unlikely set of geocachers.

In tonight’s episode of the Geocaching Podcast:
The hosts discuss geocaching Difficulty and Terrain ratings as a response to the latest challenge from Captain Mary Hyde this week.

Be sure to check it out! Please share with other geocachers.

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GCPC EPISODE 507 Show Notes

Difficulty and Terrain or D/T
Geocaches are rated in two categories, each designated on a 5-point scale (in half-point increments). Difficulty relates to the mental challenge of finding a geocache, while Terrain describes the physical environment. Therefore, a D1/T1 rating would be the easiest geocache to find, while a D5/T5 difficulty/terrain rating would be the most difficult. Our Geocache Rating System can be used to help set the rating for your geocache.

D/T Notes:
Every geocache has a difficulty rating and a terrain rating on a 5-star scale.

Ratings vary from one community to the next. A 3-star terrain in Banff, Canada, is a different experience than a 3-star terrain in Amsterdam, Holland. Please rate your cache accurately based on standards in your area and guidance in the table below.

Tip: Event caches should always have a 1-star difficulty rating because it is easy for geocachers to “find” events. They are in plain sight or can be found in a few minutes of searching. It does not matter how difficult the event activities may be.

Why it is so important to have an accurate D/T for geocaches?
When geocachers fudge with D/T – Dos and Don’ts
Choosing a D/T for a puzzle cache
Geocache size Other and Unknown – perceived ideas of a geocache

Ratings for difficulty and terrain
https://support.groundspeak.com/index.php?pg=kb.page&id=82

Geocache Rating System – ClayJar Networks
http://www.clayjar.com/gcrs/
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NEWS:

Fourth “Message in a Bottle” was sent out on Monday Aug 7th.
Ahoy mateys! It’s time to batten down the hatches, the final week is here!

The lost treasure of Mary Hyde awaits. You must work alone this week August 7-13, to collect 25 gold coins individually on the Friend League and earn the final map piece souvenir! Earn extra gold coins for finding geocaches with high difficulty or terrain rating. If you earn map pieces one through four, the lost treasure will soon be yours…

This week only we’re opening up all D and T ratings for Traditionals (excluding Premium only) in the Geocaching® app to all members!

https://www.geocaching.com/blog/2017/08/the-lost-treasure-of-mary-hyde-awaits/

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Hey guys,

Greetings from the UK! We are enjoying a typical English summer – today it rained for 6 hours and the temperature reached the giddy heights of 61F!!

I have been listening to your show for probably about 4 years now and really enjoy your banter and good advice. My other half, Tracy, and I have been Geocaching for about 8 years and we should get our 8000th cache this weekend!

However, there is something that has to be said …

SARAH – WHERE DO YOU COME FROM?

References to being raised in England and referring to being English born and bred – so what on earth is a ‘kaysh’??!!

According to the Oxford English Dictionary the word ‘cache’ is pronounced ‘/kaʃ/’ where the symbol ‘ʃ’ is pronounced ‘she’ and although the word ‘cache’ is not defined in terms of Geocaching the word Geocache is and the pronunciation of this is here, see https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/definition/geocache which includes a pronunciation engine confirming the pronunciation.

Come on chaps make her speak proper like what I does!

Seriously, great show though guys. Keep it up!

Happy caching, Stucuk (pronounced ‘stu-c-uk’)

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GCPC EPISODE 506 – Geocaching Multi-Caches

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August 2nd, 2017

In tonight’s episode of the Geocaching Podcast:
Since this week’s Captain Mary Hyde promotion deals with Multi-caches. We thought it would be appropriate to discuss in more detail what constitutes a multi geocache.

Be sure to check it out! Please share with other geocachers.

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GCPC EPISODE 506 Show Notes

What is a Multi-cache?
These geocaches involve two or more locations, with the final location being a physical container with a logbook inside. There are many variations, but typically once you’re at the first stage, you will receive a clue to the whereabouts of the second stage. The second stage will have a clue for the third, and so on.

What is a Puzzle cache?
Many new geocachers confuse multi caches with puzzle caches. So here is the difference.

The “catch-all” of geocache types, this type may involve complicated puzzles that you will first need to solve to determine the correct coordinates. Mystery/Puzzle Caches often become the staging ground for new and unique geocaches that do not fit in another category.

Icon most commonly used for ‘geo art’. (A series of puzzles which when viewed on the map, show a recognised image).

This is also the icon used for challenge caches – where the container is at the location specified, but you are supposed to have ‘met’ the challenge before logging it.

Differences between Multies and Puzzles?

Pros and Cons?

Pros
Pro – Multi – Takes you on an adventure

Cons
Con – Multi – Multiple stages and a single smiley. A pain to change (if you have to move a location>
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NEWS:

Third “Message in a Bottle” was sent out on Monday July 31st.
Collect 35 gold coins to earn the third map piece souvenir
You’re over halfway through your journey to find the lost treasure left behind by Captain Mary Hyde! Don’t forget to log your finds from last week in order to earn the second piece of the treasure map and prepare your crew for the next challenge.

If you’re ready to earn the next piece of the map, then you’re encouraged to download the Geocaching® app. For this week Multi-caches have been unbarred, now all can access these caches at large. So, gather your crew and get ready to go! This week, July 31-August 6, work with your crew to collect 35 gold coins on the Friend League and earn the next map piece souvenir!

https://www.geocaching.com/blog/2017/07/looking-for-treasure-here-lies-the-next-clue/

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I just wanted to share a couple of Milestones that I hit on Sunday in a single find. I found my 9th State of oldest state caches, completed the Jasmer, and found #3000 at GC9FF – Alvin’s Phone Line. It was an epic accomplishment!

BroncoCole

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GCPC EPISODE 505 – Geocaching Muggles: Past and Present

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July 26th, 2017

In tonight’s episode of the Geocaching Podcast:
InfoFerret is taking a well deserved night off but fear not Mr. Scott Berks is back from his summer hiatus! Tonight we discuss the difference in Muggles of today and from years past within geocaching.

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GCPC EPISODE 505 Show Notes

When out geocaching it is bound to happen. An encounter is inevitable and how you conduct yourself will in many cases dictate how the encounter will end. No we are not talking about wildlife this time but muggles. Just being prepared will help.

In years past:
Geocaching was a much more secretive activity which dictated more seclusive techniques to keep away from muggles.
The main tool of the time was an actual GPS unit.
Was a time of higher overall paranoia and suspicion of everyone.
Geocachers worked on stealth when it came to finding a geocache in a muggle prone environment.
It was not uncommon to have clothing items and props to help blend into the area when geocaching.
Example: construction vests, hardhat and tags, clipboard, etc.

Muggles of the present:
A bit less paranoid of people in general.
Are getting more familiar with people playing augmented reality games on their smartphones: Ex. Ingress or Pokemon Go, etc.
Still suspicious of geocache containers
We encourage geocaching with confidence instead of stealth and looking to see if someone is looking at you.

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NEWS:

Second “Message in a Bottle” was sent out on Monday July 24th.
Sail alone to collect 10 gold coins and earn the second map piece souvenir

Ahoy matey’s! Your journey has begun with one piece of the map, but three souvenirs remain for you to unwrap. So this week, don’t be afraid to take the lead, to earn the next map piece you already have everything that you need!

Find a trackable or drop one anew, you’ll earn 10 coins for every one that you do. Individually collect 10 gold coins from July 24-30 to earn the second map piece souvenir! Savvy?

https://www.geocaching.com/blog/2017/07/the-journeys-begun-and-your-ships-underway/

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I wrote when Andy was spending too much time criticizing the Geocaching App, so it is right and proper to acknowledge the good things in life as well. And by that I mean that Andy has gone above and beyond to demonstrate marked appreciation for the current efforts of geocaching.com.

I agree that journalism should present the good and the bad, and it is one of your responsibilities to point out deficiencies, or better, suggest continued improvements. I also agree that the geocaching app is not Cachly, GSAK, or one of the more favored geocaching apps, but it does hit the mark for basic caching and has made significant improvements in the recent past.

Kudos to them for their continued efforts, and kudos to Andy for acknowledging the good and the bad. Thanks for all you do for geocaching!
Merlin1392

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GCPC EPISODE 504 – July 2017 Cacher Coffee

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July 192th, 2017

In tonight’s episode of the Geocaching Podcast:
We have our monthly Cacher Coffee were we kick back, enjoy a libation and discuss geocaching subjects of interest.

Be sure to check it out! Please share with other geocachers.

We meet on Wednesday nights at 9:30PM ET at http://www.geocachingpodcast.com/live so you can see us record the show live and join in the chat room. See you there!

#geocaching #geocachingpodcast #headhardhat #podcast
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GCPC EPISODE 504 Show Notes

Stories from our GCPC Hosts:

Easy Access:
https://www.geocaching.com/play/friendleague

Geocachers to unite in the Maritimes
http://thechronicleherald.ca/artslife/1485683-geocachers-to-unite-in-the-maritimes

Quick read: Diligent police work ends in empty geocaching container
http://www.aberdeennews.com/news/local/quick-read-diligent-police-work-ends-in-empty-geocaching-container/article_d60a5fb2-667c-11e7-bd7f-0b9b4d3580ce.html
Talk about a whole lot of nothing of a report. – HHH

Forest Sprite Beacon: A Night Time Geocaching Device launches Kickstarter Campaign!

http://www.digitaljournal.com/pr/3418881

Kickstarter page: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1168705088/forest-sprite-beacon-night-time-geocaching-and

HHH Thoughts — If anything looks this much like a bomb to the public I could see this instantly being a problem.

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NEWS:

First “Message in a Bottle” was sent out on Monday July 17th.
Collect 30 gold coins to earn the first map piece souvenir
Buccaneers unite! With pirate events behind us, it is time to gather your crew and set sail.

We received a second message in a bottle signed by the infamous Mary Hyde. This week you need all your seaworthy men and women. On the Friend League collect a combined total of 30 gold coins from July 17 to July 23 together with your crew to earn the souvenir with the first map piece!

https://www.geocaching.com/blog/2017/07/you-have-1-new-message-in-a-bottle/

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Hello fellow geocaching podcasters!

I have made a travel bug whose mission is to get to all of the hosts of the geocaching podcasts. Information about each podcast is included on the travel bug page, https://coord.info/TB7J1MQ. Feel free to follow along with its travels or mention it on your show if you like. I hope it makes it to each and every one of you.

Keep up all the great work you all do on your podcasts!

Sherminator18 from Geocache Talk

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GCPC EPISODE 503 – New Geocaching Friend League and Geocaching Community

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July 12th, 2017

In tonight’s episode of the Geocaching Podcast:
Chad is out “On Assignment” so Sarah T-S and Headhardhat and Scott Berks discuss the new Geocaching Friend League and what exactly is the Geocaching Community.

Be sure to check it out! Please share with other geocachers.

We meet on Wednesday nights at 9:30PM ET at http://www.geocachingpodcast.com/live so you can see us record the show live and join in the chat room. See you there!

#geocaching #geocachingpodcast #headhardhat #podcast
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GCPC EPISODE 503 Show Notes

Hello everyone,

I want to give you a quick heads up about today’s Geocaching.com update. The release includes the website’s newest feature: Friend League.

The Friend League is a leaderboard that shows geocaching activity of you and your geocaching friends. If you log a cache or attend an event, you collect points in the form of gold coins.

This feature goes hand in hand with The Lost Treasure of Mary Hyde. To earn the souvenir with the first map piece, you and your crew have to collect 30 gold coins during July 17-23. (Read more about the Mary Hyde souvenirs on the Geocaching Blog.)

The rules for earning gold coins change every Monday at 5 am PDT (Pacific Daylight Time), Noon UTC (Coordinated Universal Time). At that time, the Friend League will refresh and the gold coin count goes back to zero.

Friend League is a test feature. We’ll evaluate usage and feedback during The Lost Treasure of Mary Hyde before deciding how this functionality might be used in the future.

Yours in caching,

Chris Ronan
PR Manager
Geocaching HQ
Pirates on the lookout: Introducing the Friend League
https://www.geocaching.com/blog/2017/07/pirates-on-the-lookout-introducing-the-friend-league/

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https://www.geocaching.com/play/friendleague

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