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Is it possible to put travel bugs on a watch list?
« on: August 14, 2015, 09:19:33 am »
Hi All - We have recently dropped of a few TB's at the Essex Mega and to save time we would like to put them on a watch/notification list - is this possible please?
We have searched the Geocache site and found a watch list for caches, but cannot seem to find a way to put TB's on one [ though as you know by now my computer skills are sadly lacking!] Many thanks for any help. Jenny [ Mrs HH]

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Re: Is it possible to put travel bugs on a watch list?
« Reply #1 on: August 14, 2015, 11:44:03 am »
@Hogshunters, do you mean you want to add the Essex Mega TBs to your Watchlist?

If you go onto the trackable page, see 'Trackable Options' (on the top right). Below 'Found it? Log it!' there is an option to add a TB to your watchlist.

This is the same watchlist as your cache watchlist, except once you are watching trackables it divides it into caches you are watching and trackables you are watching.

Hope this helps?  :)
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Re: Is it possible to put travel bugs on a watch list?
« Reply #2 on: August 14, 2015, 02:01:52 pm »
Thank you very much Griff Grof - Following your instructions we still couldn't get the option to 'add to watch list' - but then realised non of the TB's have been placed in a cache yet - the cachers who retrieved them at the Essex Mega are still taking them all over the place!

We tried looking at a TB we placed  near Long Compton  yesterday and got the 'add to watch list' option - so have concluded they need to be in a cache before you can watch them! So, I think we will have to wait till the TB's we took to the Essex Mega have been put in a cache before we can put them on a 'watch list'.

In a couple of weeks we will be giving some TB's to our 3 Grandchildren for them to place in caches when we take them to Salcey Forest geo-caching, and really wanted to get the hang of the system before then!

Thanks once again for your help and quick reply. Jenny  :)

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Re: Is it possible to put travel bugs on a watch list?
« Reply #3 on: August 14, 2015, 03:43:44 pm »
No problem  :)

It's odd as I still have the option to add a trackable to my watchlist irrespective of whether they're in a cache or not - wonder why you don't? ???
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Re: Is it possible to put travel bugs on a watch list?
« Reply #4 on: August 14, 2015, 06:31:19 pm »
Oh - I'm probably doing it wrong!  :-[

I have put some TB's on the list that we placed in Canada last year - but the name of the cache they are in came up - not the TB - is that right?

Could you clarify what you mean by the trackable page please - I may be going onto the wrong page [ there seem to be so many options - our list of TB's, find a TB, TB log etc] Thanks Jenny.

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Re: Is it possible to put travel bugs on a watch list?
« Reply #5 on: August 14, 2015, 09:11:51 pm »
Sorry for not being clearer. This is what I mean by trackable page: http://www.geocaching.com/track/details.aspx?id=5805833

Not sure what you mean by the name of the cache coming up. On my watchlist, I need to scroll down until I'm below the Geocaches and then my trackable items are under 'Trackable Items on your Watchlist'.  :)
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Re: Is it possible to put travel bugs on a watch list?
« Reply #6 on: August 14, 2015, 11:27:42 pm »
Are they YOUR TBs?  ???

You will get notification of logs as the TB owner.*
Otherwise, you can add to your watchlist any TB/Geocoin that has a page you can see.

* Unless the log is 'Visit' (Took It To)
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Re: Is it possible to put travel bugs on a watch list?
« Reply #7 on: August 15, 2015, 08:35:09 am »
Thanks for the replies [ sorry for being so dumb]

B&R - yes they are our TB's we want to track. We have put some TB's out in Canada last year and initially we got notification when they moved on but now we no longer hear about them - so periodically I do a  'find trackable' to find out what is happening to them. This was why we wanted to put these new ones on a watch list [ one especially as it was a birthday present to my husband - TB79JJD - Pitts Special]

Griff Grof - we have never got the message that you have on the example page you sent me  'watch this trackable item' so I must have been on the wrong page Doh! I'll have another go today.
Thanks for all your help Jenny  :)

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Re: Is it possible to put travel bugs on a watch list?
« Reply #8 on: August 15, 2015, 02:55:17 pm »
Unless your ISP is blocking the emails as Spam, as the owner you should get notifications for:
Retrieved
Dropped
Grabbed
logs

You don't get notified for Visits (Took it To)

I'm not sure about Discovered...

As the owner, there is no 'Watchlist' to add a TB to, you already get notifications.
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Re: Is it possible to put travel bugs on a watch list?
« Reply #9 on: August 15, 2015, 04:15:47 pm »
Thanks B&R - That must be the problem - expect we aren't getting the notifications and they aren't going into Spam either!
We'll get our son to have a look at the settings on the computers [ he's got an IT degree  ::) - hence we leave computer type problems for him to sort out!]

Thanks once again for your help - we'll get there one day! Jenny  :)

 


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