GCPC EPISODE 501 – Issues With Geocaching Reviewers and More

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June 21st, 2017

In tonight’s episode of the Geocaching Podcast:
the gang discuss the issue of possible consequences if you talk too boldly to geocaching.com and if you ever really should? Plus what type of issues geocachers have with Reviewers and more.

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

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 501 Show Notes

What does it take to become a reviewer:
https://www.geocaching.com/help/index.php?pg=kb.chapter&id=87&pgid=278

Issues Geocachers Have With Reviewers
I the geocacher do not get what I want with my new attempt to hide a geocache
(instant conflict).

But geocacher XYZ was able to hide their geocache, why can’t I?
(differences in reviewer thinking, placements, interpretation of the guidelines, etc)

God Mode – Cuz I said So
Reviewers that dictate law because they can
Retort with facts (tons of facts) and not blatant flaming

More

NEWS:

Nothing this week

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I don’t think I started listening until 2008, but I do recall listening via TalkShoe. I swear I remember when Darryl joined, but that might have been my listening to the back catalog when catching up.

Congrats on 500!

Happy Trails!
Dave / DudleyGrunt

Hey guys (and gals), This is GeekBoy.from.Illinois. I’ve been geocaching since July 3rd, 2006. While listening to your show #500, I heard you ask how long we had been listening. I started listening to Xpunkx back around show #5-10. I would call into Talkshoe almost every week to participate, and when I was near a computer, I would be in the chatroom. Way back at some point in the past, before Montu Rider joined the team, I was a silent member of the crew. I would monitor the chats and add questions & comments to the show notes so that Andy & Darryl didn’t have to watch both all the time. I kept up doing that all the way up until they moved away from Talkshoe. At several points it was debated if I should become an active host, but initially, Andy & Darryl were both in EST and I was in CST, it wasn’t a great fit. Then after Scott Berks came along, he is just a stone’s throw away from me, so I left the opportunities to geocachers from different areas to get a better distribution. I will have to dig through my old iTunes library to see how far back I still have episodes saved, as for a long time, I wasn’t ever deleting them.

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GCPC EPISODE 500 – GCPC History and Tons Of Geocaching Content

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June 14th, 2017

In tonight’s episode of the Geocaching Podcast:
It’s our 500th episode and even though our reunion show will be in another month or two I thought it would be fun to go over the GCPC history plus there is a ton of geocaching content to go through as well. Plus we have an unexpected but very welcome Scott Berks stop in and add his thoughts and insights to the show. Enjoy.

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GCPC EPISODE 500 Show Notes

History OF The Geocaching Podcast

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The Hosts of GCPC
XpunkX (2007 – 2013 – 6yrs.)
Darrylw4 (2007 – 2014 – 7yrs.)
Montu Rider (2010 – 2011 – 1yr.)
GeekBoy.from.Illinois -Talk Shoe Monitor
Geocaching Question of the Day segment – The Bad Cop
– LookOut Lisa
Headhardhat (2011 – present – 6yrs.+)
Dave Kent (2013 -2014 – 1 yr.)
Scott Berks (2013 – present – 4yrs.+)
Corey Stephens (2013 -2016 – 3yrs.)
Chad Courtney (2014 – present – 3yrs.+)
Sarah Teesdale-Spittle (2016 – present- 1yr.+)

NEWS:

Hello Headhardhat,

We would appreciate if you could take a moment to answer just a few questions about geocaching so we can better serve you. We promise it will only take a minute.

Thanks for your help!
Your friends at Geocaching HQ
Take the survey

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The latest update includes more improvements to core functionality to the Geocaching® app and a few cool additions too…

First up, we’ve added DNF’s to the map! As a new feature to the Geocaching® app, we’re excited to see the caches we missed, so we can get back out there turn those frowns upside down. Once you find a cache you previously DNF’d, the yellow smiley will replace the DNF icon. DNF’s (Did Not Finds) will now have a separate icon making them easy to see on both the map and in Lists.

DNF’s are not always fun to log, but we like to use them as motivation to try again! Plus, they’re helpful to both the community and cache owner. Oftentimes it’s the journey to ground zero that’s the adventure, so log your DNF’s with pride. Add a comment below and share your best DNF story with other geocachers!

Next, we want you to know that we’ve been listening. After all, geocaching exists because of you, our community! That’s why we’re pleased to announce that you can now view Attributes in the app. A feature that many of you have been requesting!

The cache details page will display up to 5 Attributes with the ability to view more on a separate screen. Additionally, when saving cache info for offline use, Attributes will be included.

If you’re just joining the geocaching adventure, Attributes communicate what to expect at a cache location. For example, if a geocache requires tree climbing, you’ll see the tree icon. Attributes denote permissions, equipment required, hazards, terrain conditions, and more. Attributes are great for planning cache outings so that you can be prepared to earn that smiley!

As with all of our releases, we also make other small improvements and fix bugs. The 5.4 update includes an improved process for saving offline lists, easy access to the Help Center from the app, and more. Head to the Geocaching Forums to read about these updates.

We’d love to hear what you’re most excited about from the 5.4 release. Tell us in the comments below!

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Hello Geocaching Podcasters:

In response to the discussion about souvenirs in episode 499, I think that Munzee and other location based games may be generating peer pressure on Geocaching.com to create souvenirs.

A Munzee profile has both souvenirs and specials, plus new specials and/or souvenirs come up every few months, if not more frequently.

Pokemon Go profiles seems to contain a player’s collection of creatures and objects, while an Ingress profile contains statistics and medals.

People seem to like rewards, even if they only exist in an online profile.
Steven W.
geocaching / munzee alias : stevenw54

Hi guys!

Even though you said in the last episode that you’ll move the celebrations for #500 for a few weeks, I still want to send you a congratulations-mail.

I think that’s a huge achievement. I didn’t listen to you all the way back in 2007 – hell, I didn’t even know Geocaching exists back then. I started listening at some point in the spring of last year, so I’m still kind of a new listener. Nevertheless, I always enjoy to get your perspectives on Geocaching, especially since I usually only get the perspective of my home country Germany.

All the best,
Andi aka badehaubendealer

Hello!

I was listening to episode 499 of GCPC this morning on my way to work. You mentioned that International Geocaching Day and International Earthcache day had been hit and miss over the last few years. To that I say “kinda”.

International Geocaching Day has been the third Saturday in August every year since 2011. I earned this one in 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016. I’m expecting to earn it again this year at the Going APE event which is that day. That should be a 3-souvenir day for me – Going APE mega souvenir, APE cache souvenir, and International Geocaching day souvenir. In 2013, it was a shared Souvenir with the 17th day of the 31 Days of Geocaching.

International Earthcache Day has been the second Sunday in October in 2012, 2014, 2015 and 2016. They only missed 2013. We Canadians take issue with this one because it falls on Thanksgiving Sunday up here which is usually a day to spend with family and have Thanksgiving dinner. Mmmmmm turkey!

I’m expecting both to repeat this year.

Brilang (Brian Lang)

Thanks for correcting my recollection. I think I missed a couple because I wasn’t made aware of them.

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GCPC EPISODE 499 – Geocaching.com’s Souvenirs Past and Present

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June 7th, 2017

In tonight’s episode of the Geocaching Podcast:
With the soon to be 2017 Summer Promotion on the near horizon. We thought it would be a great time to go over what this entails and review over souvenirs of the past.

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

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All Geocaching.com Souvenirs
https://www.geocaching.com/help/index.php?pg=kb.chapter&id=89&pgid=792#eventsouvenirs2017

Geocaching’s 2017 summer promotion.

Greetings, fellow treasure seekers!

It’s time to give you a heads up about Geocaching’s 2017 summer promotion.

Spanning the globe and the seven seas, all ages can enjoy geocaching in a fun, new way this summer. The infamous Captain Mary Hyde is challenging geocachers to build a crew and claim the treasure unknown!

Her ship, The Golden Cache, was the fiercest, and the bearded buccaneers and sea legged sailors reported to her. Legend has it that she ruled the high seas for many years, and found no shortage of riches throughout her reign.

We’ve come upon a battered letter, found in a bottle on the shore near Geocaching HQ, with the infamous crest of Captain Mary Hyde.

It seems there is one last treasure yet to be found. Make yer way through a four week souvenir journey to find the lost treasure of Mary Hyde. Up to six digital souvenir moments are up for grabs, and on Geocaching.com is something new to be had…

July 15-16 – Build your crew by attending or hosting an event and earn a souvenir. The more friends you have on Geocaching.com, the easier it will be to keep sailing on…

July 17-23 – Though the treasure may seem far away, if you work together you’ll earn the first map piece one day.

July 24-30 – Don’t be afraid to take the lead, to earn the next map piece you already have everything that you need.

July 31-August 6 – When you work with a crew, earning the third map piece becomes easier to do.

August 7-13 – Challenge yourself to earn the last piece, or else the search for lost treasure will never cease.

Visit the Geocaching Blog for more about Captain Mary Hyde and her lost treasure. More clues are forthcoming in the coming weeks as the mystery unfolds.

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