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Caching => General Caching => Topic started by: Griff Grof on June 01, 2015, 02:12:28 pm

Title: Hidden date accuracy
Post by: Griff Grof on June 01, 2015, 02:12:28 pm
See GC4V29J (http://www.geocaching.com/geocache/GC4V29J_vol-pulv).

What's your take on this? Do you think hidden dates should be accurate?

To be honest, I didn't even know it allowed to you to further back than 2000  :o

You can vote in the poll above or simply add a reply  :)
Title: Re: Hidden date accuracy
Post by: walktall on June 01, 2015, 04:14:06 pm
Cachers have already complained about the date on that cache and I've dropped an email to the CO.

Perhaps it should go up a level to a Reviewer ???

That date should be roughly accurate but years out :o
Title: Re: Hidden date accuracy
Post by: Griff Grof on June 01, 2015, 06:55:48 pm
Cachers have already complained about the date on that cache and I've dropped an email to the CO.

Perhaps it should go up a level to a Reviewer ???

That date should be roughly accurate but years out :o

I agree, but have you noticed that a reviewer DID reply and said it was fine since there isn't a guideline against it  :o :o :o
Title: Re: Hidden date accuracy
Post by: walktall on June 01, 2015, 08:10:57 pm
I agree, but have you noticed that a reviewer DID reply and said it was fine since there isn't a guideline against it  :o :o :o

No not noticed that ........................ just had a look and see the comment was made today

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There is nothing in the guidelines to say that the hidden date must be accurate.

Andy
Red Duster
Volunteer UK Reviewer for geocaching.com


That is plain stupid  :o >:( So many rules GS have but allow any date anyone wants ???

But, at least I now know how to complete my Jasmer Challenge ;)
Title: Re: Hidden date accuracy
Post by: walktall on June 01, 2015, 11:54:04 pm
When creating a new cache, you get this message if the date range is wrong:

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Please enter a date no less than one year ago and no greater than tomorrow.

But then you can edit the date afterwards to what you want, so I'm going for 3rd May 2000 - any use to anyone ;)
Title: Re: Hidden date accuracy
Post by: Gackt on June 02, 2015, 07:30:39 pm
In short I think there should be a guideline for the hide date, otherwise what is the point of having one.
Title: Re: Hidden date accuracy
Post by: walktall on June 02, 2015, 09:28:41 pm
In short I think there should be a guideline for the hide date, otherwise what is the point of having one.

Agree, so I'm tempted to publish my cache with the placed date of 3 May 2000 and see what the Reviewer says :-X
Title: Re: Hidden date accuracy
Post by: Bear and Ragged on June 02, 2015, 11:54:39 pm
Date should be no older than when the cache page was started.
And no editing of the date, other than to make it more recent. eg, You start a page a month ago and edit the date to todays date before submitting for review...
Title: Re: Hidden date accuracy
Post by: Griff Grof on June 03, 2015, 10:36:29 am
Agree, so I'm tempted to publish my cache with the placed date of 3 May 2000 and see what the Reviewer says :-X

Good idea!  :D What are you missing on your Jasmer challenge? I ask as I will be hiding some new caches soon  :D

Date should be no older than when the cache page was started.
And no editing of the date, other than to make it more recent. eg, You start a page a month ago and edit the date to todays date before submitting for review...

I think this should be the case.

The odd thing with this cache is that, from my view of it, there is no apparent reason for the 1982 date?? Has anyone else spotted why it's even there?

I see a couple of people have posted notes on the page, maybe if more of us do it'll be changed?  :D
Title: Re: Hidden date accuracy
Post by: walktall on June 03, 2015, 09:22:23 pm
Good idea!  :D What are you missing on your Jasmer challenge? I ask as I will be hiding some new caches soon  :D

The only ones I now need are all Year 2000: May, Sept, Oct and Nov.

Sept is the only one I can get in Europe, there are two, one near Copenhagen (http://coord.info/GC6A), the other near Helsinki (http://coord.info/GC72).

So: May, Oct or Nov 2000 please ::)
Title: Re: Hidden date accuracy
Post by: Bear and Ragged on November 08, 2015, 08:44:38 pm
>Snipped<

The odd thing with this cache is that, from my view of it, there is no apparent reason for the 1982 date?? Has anyone else spotted why it's even there?

Am aware of a Mystery/Puzzle cache, that the date was part of the clue to solve things...