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.

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!

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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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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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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.

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!

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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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