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Discover Trackables
« on: July 24, 2014, 08:16:40 am »
@GeoCoinage

Use it, or ignore it. Discuss it if you feel inclined.

I have little more to say about it other than... Not saying I haven't logged virtual trackables in the past, and I may again in the future depending on how they are presented and the reasoning at the time. But I am not going to sit armchair mass logging of hundreds of trackables I have never seen just for the numbers.

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Re: Discover Trackables
« Reply #1 on: July 24, 2014, 09:38:24 am »
 :o

The original idea was that the trackable number was 'secret' and only cachers who had physical seen the TB could discover it.

Can you hire someone to discover the coins for you :P ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D
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Re: Discover Trackables
« Reply #2 on: July 24, 2014, 01:31:03 pm »
Ha ha!!  :o

I completely disagree with that too... I mean, everyone plays the game how they want to, but I can't imagine anyone feeling right about doing it, as WT see it's all about seeing the trackable...

And a UK-based account, hope it's not a CacheWalker amongst us  ;) :D

I was thinking the other day, trackables are unique to Geocaching.com, there isn't an alternative scheme on any other site, right?
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Re: Discover Trackables
« Reply #3 on: July 24, 2014, 02:33:12 pm »
I was thinking the other day, trackables are unique to Geocaching.com, there isn't an alternative scheme on any other site, right?

Opencaching (The proper one!) has GeoKrety.
http://geokrety.org/index.php?lang=en_EN.UTF-8

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GeoKrety (gr. geo = ‘earth’, krety pol. = ‘moles’) is a service similar to TravelBug(TM) or GeoLutins, aiming at tracking objects you leave in geocache containers. People move these registered objects (called GeoKrety) from cache to cache and register each move with this service. The trip of each GeoKret is then presented on a map.

The service is absolutely free (contrary to TravelBug) and easy to use. A GeoKret can be anything, but in most cases it is a small puppet.

Sometimes found in Groundspeak caches (usually in Europe) and can be marked in OpenCaches as being in GS caches.

You don't need to register to log a Retrieve/Drop if you are not an OpenCacher.
(Unlike GS where you have to register!)

Not too sure about the 'Easy to use' as the site seems to be down on a regular basis...
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Re: Discover Trackables
« Reply #4 on: July 24, 2014, 07:18:23 pm »
was thinking the other day, trackables are unique to Geocaching.com, there isn't an alternative scheme on any other site, right?

As B&R stated.. GeoKrety. I put one out recently, it hasn't moved yet. I actually put it out with no expectations for it to move at all considering the goal I put on it GKAC4D, but if it does move some time then well, good :) It has a travel flea attached too. Does anyone know what they are? (not a pop quiz :D )

On the original subject, not that I want to dwell on it myself, I do hope that the trackable numbers being shown for logging have all been given permission by their owners. I would be more than miffed if any of mine found there way to be internet logged.

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Re: Discover Trackables
« Reply #5 on: July 24, 2014, 10:19:42 pm »
I've moved on a GeoKrety a long time ago, not seen one since.
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Re: Discover Trackables
« Reply #6 on: July 25, 2014, 09:44:21 am »
Ahh, I had forgotten about GeoKrety's - I remember @SangueG put one in a CC movable cache  :)

Does Terracaching.com not have a similar scheme then?
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