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I've found several caches with time specific requirements. One close to home is in a National Park with gates that close at 3pm. It's clearly stated in the description so I knew before I attempted it.

I don't see constraints being an issue so long as it's mentioned in the listing.

Give it a go. If there's a significant amount of dissaproval generated from the cache, you can always archive it.


29 March 16 3:22 pm
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I'm working on a history cache in a National Park. I get the warning screen pop up but I'm hoping that the approval is not required where a physical container isn't part of the hide?


03 May 16 2:06 pm
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I'm guessing the answer is no, but just to make sure, is a history cache dZ eligible? As in, if found on the 18th, do you qualify for the special day trophy?


03 May 16 3:33 pm
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ziggiau wrote:
I'm working on a history cache in a National Park. I get the warning screen pop up but I'm hoping that the approval is not required where a physical container isn't part of the hide?

No container, no permission. I will check why that happens but there is no permission required.


04 May 16 11:08 am
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Could I get you to lift the National Parks restriction for history caches please? Just tried publishing and got - Error: Your cache cannot be published - and was shown the National Parks note again.


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I completely forgot. In the meantime you should be able to tick the box on your cache edit page to say you have permission. That should bypass the check.


11 May 16 9:31 am
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I had to upload an image via the permission link and then the note disappeared. I DNFed on the check box though.


11 May 16 5:15 pm
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I've just released the code that should allow History caches to bypass the zone checker.


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Champion. :)


12 May 16 3:51 pm
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Well the first History Cache in Queensland is now live GA8660 The Earl of Dudley meets Carnegie at Currumbin. I'd been planning a series on a completely different topic but with renovations to the old railway bridge leaving some excellent information signs; creating a history cache for this spot seemed to be too good an opportunity to miss.

GCA is not exactly at the height of popularity in Queensland so it will be interesting to see how long it will take for the first find.

Thanks C@W and everyone who helped set up this style of cache. It was fun to put together and I am already planning the next one, although that series concept is still on the todo list.


23 October 16 10:12 pm
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=D> I've still got one cache left from the Geosportz awaiting an FTF, but it's a long multi. Otherwise all of mine have been grabbed once. Hopefully they clock up a few more finds soon.


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This could get addictive, just published my second history cache and now the itch is back telling me "if I did Currumbin School, why not do Coolangatta School?"

BTW neither of these are active schools, just former school buildings repurposed, although 'Cooly' school has an amazing history and is in a pretty spectacular location. We were lucky to save it.


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Put it inside, and clearly state the opening times & other possible restrictions in your cache notes.

There are lots of caches that have restrictions on available times in some way or another.


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I set myself a challenge this morning to see how many history caches I could solve without leaving my computer chair. The rules were .... all sources I used must be available and known to the average person - although I broke that rule once because I got really interested in the outcome, and I was not allowed to brute force ie if I felt the need to guess to get the codeword, I could not try to guess again after the time out.

Out of the 10,
4 I scored codewords for - actually a couple where just too easy.
3 I had no hope of solving because of the way the questions were structured, and lack of information on the Internet.
1 where I should have had no hope but it was a two question quiz and I had researched one answer and could have brute forced the other within 10 mins.
1 where I misread the question because it kind of told me what to ignore in the photo I was looking at, which meant I could have solved it straight up.
and finally 1 where I felt I disagreed with the posted answers. But obviously there might have been something on site which supported the COs response that I could not see in online photos or could not discover.

Please note I have absolutely no intention of claiming these finds unless I go to the site legitimately.

This exercise taught me that is important to Google for potential answers before settling on a question, that questions that rely on a unique physical feature at GZ or on a plaque or monument are less break-able meaning, someone can't do exactly what I did this morning.

Now to do the same thing on my own caches and see what I come up with.


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petan wrote:
I set myself a challenge this morning to see how many history caches I could solve without leaving my computer chair. The rules were .... all sources I used must be available and known to the average person - although I broke that rule once because I got really interested in the outcome, and I was not allowed to brute force ie if I felt the need to guess to get the codeword, I could not try to guess again after the time out.

Out of the 10,
4 I scored codewords for - actually a couple where just too easy.
3 I had no hope of solving because of the way the questions were structured, and lack of information on the Internet.
1 where I should have had no hope but it was a two question quiz and I had researched one answer and could have brute forced the other within 10 mins.
1 where I misread the question because it kind of told me what to ignore in the photo I was looking at, which meant I could have solved it straight up.
and finally 1 where I felt I disagreed with the posted answers. But obviously there might have been something on site which supported the COs response that I could not see in online photos or could not discover.

Please note I have absolutely no intention of claiming these finds unless I go to the site legitimately.

This exercise taught me that is important to Google for potential answers before settling on a question, that questions that rely on a unique physical feature at GZ or on a plaque or monument are less break-able meaning, someone can't do exactly what I did this morning.

Now to do the same thing on my own caches and see what I come up with.


We recently published two History caches and tried to make sure the questions were posed in such a way as the answers couldn't just be googled.

One of our History caches has 8 separate locations to visit around a small town, with 1 question to answer at each one.

The other requires a walk along the main street of a town while visiting 9 info boards in 7 locations with 9 questions to answer.

The last thing we want to see is armchair logging happening on our caches.


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