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Offline Mashcast

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Trackable items Etiquette
« on: October 14, 2013, 05:26:35 pm »
Hi,

I found my first TB and Geocoins at the weekend!  :) I moved TB4WYF4 onto a Cerney Wick cache near the Cotswold Gateway, but then I took a Geocoin TB5MPM9 from there and put it over at Lechlade..

I noticed from the geocoin logs that someone had put it at the Gateway location to keep it near to the A roads and motorways, so feel like I may have been unhelpful by moving this...

Should I have checked the item's objective online before moving it blindly onto another cache? Are there any tips you could give me for dealing with trackables?

I'm fairly happy with discovering & logging them - most posts I read on GC.com appeared to do with people not doing this in a timely fashion..

Thanks,
Steven

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Re: Trackable items Etiquette
« Reply #1 on: October 14, 2013, 07:04:20 pm »
I've got to confess, I hardly ever look at the mission  or TB page in general :o :D

As far as I can see, as long as you move it on relatively soon from retrieving it, you're fine  :)

Having said that, it probably is good practice to check the mission, and something I should probably start doing too!  :D
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Re: Trackable items Etiquette
« Reply #2 on: October 14, 2013, 08:49:50 pm »
If the owner of a trackable is serious about it's mission, the trackable should have a brief mission label attached to the trackable. This will stop them being moved off mission by cachers, especially if a cacher is on holiday.

I do normally check the trackable's home page to check the mission when caching from home.

Usually the important bit, is not to hold onto them tooooo long but sometimes this happens. I'm guilty of this now and again especially with my reduced caching rate at the moment and too many small caches.
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Re: Trackable items Etiquette
« Reply #3 on: October 14, 2013, 09:06:37 pm »
Thanks for the replies! :)

 


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