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Caching => General Caching => Topic started by: Griff Grof on September 05, 2017, 08:51:58 pm

Title: You can now bury caches - updated guidelines
Post by: Griff Grof on September 05, 2017, 08:51:58 pm
Link to updated guidelines (https://www.geocaching.com/blog/2017/09/guidelines/)

So, you can now bury caches if you have permission  :o
Not something I think should be done!

Some interesting changes/additions here.
Title: Re: You can now bury caches - updated guidelines
Post by: walktall on September 05, 2017, 09:55:45 pm
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If a cache owner shows that they canít keep up with the maintenance of their existing caches, they might lose their hiding privileges.
:o

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Events cannot be held in or near transportation centers, such as airports, cruise ship ports, and train stations.
So would the 10th SideTracked Event at Evesham station car park now not have been allowed ???

Title: Re: You can now bury caches - updated guidelines
Post by: Griff Grof on September 06, 2017, 02:18:07 pm
That's shocking about losing hiding privileges. I wonder if that means forever or for a given amount of time?

Yes, probably that Sidetracked event wouldn't be published now.

Plus Wrighty's Cache Dispenser (https://coord.info/GC65J9G), a great idea, wouldn't be allowed: "cache pages cannot require or encourage players to place more caches."  ::) :o :(
Title: Re: You can now bury caches - updated guidelines
Post by: walktall on September 06, 2017, 10:24:23 pm
Plus Wrighty's Cache Dispenser (https://coord.info/GC65J9G), a great idea, wouldn't be allowed: "cache pages cannot require or encourage players to place more caches."  ::) :o :(

That one just seems odd to me - play our game but don't encourage others to as well :o
Title: Re: You can now bury caches - updated guidelines
Post by: Griff Grof on September 08, 2017, 12:43:11 pm
Ran this poll on CacheWalker's Twitter:

So, you can now bury caches (w/ permission), as per the updated Geocaching guidelines. Good idea or bad idea?

Good - glad it's now allowed -- 36%
Bad - shouldn't be allowed -- 64%

There were 25 votes, so fairly representative.

Some comments:

@StartPlayer: "Awful idea, people will try digging when they don't need to and damage area cache is hidden.  Never burried is a key thing for me."

@Flapjack_Jules: "I think the idea is that caches can be sunk in a hole in the ground (& eg covered with a stone), not that you actually have to dig for them.

I personally agree with the first comment - GS haven't thought this through, the environment could well be damaged. Even if they're sunk in a hole, it still needs to be dug...

Comments?
Title: Re: You can now bury caches - updated guidelines
Post by: walktall on September 11, 2017, 10:20:10 pm
This could so easily get out of hand and damaged caused.

Some cachers had problems with the rules before, e.g. dry stone walls but at least we all knew this was wrong, so could report it or more friendlier, mention the rule to the CO. So will they ask for permission from the land owner and how will a cacher know that this hole has permission ???

It just adds ambiguity :o and I'm not carrying a spade in my cacher's tool kit ::)