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by Papa Bear_Left
28 September 17 5:10 pm
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: Darrren Osbourne Cadetship
Replies: 7
Views: 1686

Re: Darrren Osbourne Cadetship

What a great legacy: helping new voices communicate science with some of the flair and passion that Darren brought to it.
by Papa Bear_Left
28 September 17 1:56 am
Forum: Geocaching Australia Web site
Topic: Online Record Attempt Here - 27 Sep 2017
Replies: 296
Views: 21436

Re: Online Record Attempt Here - 27 Sep 2017

No_Tomorrow wrote:I had to work right through it all. And unpaid. :(
I was driving a bus at the specified time, and logging into websites while doing so is.. frowned upon!
by Papa Bear_Left
01 February 17 11:28 am
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: GC Numbering
Replies: 8
Views: 2100

Re: GC Numbering

Who will be the lucky hider of GA10000 ??? It'll probably be some loser who'll enter scores or hundreds of listings to get it. When one of the other "significant" numbers came up, the loser swore black and blue that his looong sequence of unused cache submissions were part of a series and nothing t...
by Papa Bear_Left
10 December 16 11:46 am
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: What to use for a logbook for a waterbottle cache container?
Replies: 9
Views: 2034

Re: What to use for a logbook for a waterbottle cache container?

First thought: use them as water bottles and buy some open-mouthed thermos containers instead. I know, you want to use what you already have, but not every item makes a good cache container... Pity that the neck is just a few mm too small for a 35mm film canister to fit. Second thought: waterproof m...
by Papa Bear_Left
24 January 16 12:04 pm
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: How many metres is a mintute and second in Log and Lat
Replies: 9
Views: 1706

Re: How many metres is a mintute and second in Log and Lat

Your GPS almost certainly has a waypoint feature, where you enter the coords of the point you want to get to, then get a screen with the direction and distance to get there. (The "magic arrow" that has almost religious significance to geocachers! :) ) Wandering around trying to get the lat/long numb...
by Papa Bear_Left
24 October 15 8:37 pm
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: Nothing to do with geocaching.
Replies: 12
Views: 1903

Re: Nothing to do with geocaching.

Couldn't you just bring along a recording of some previous race? I mean, they're all just cars going round and round in circles and they all look the same, right? :twisted:
by Papa Bear_Left
30 August 15 8:57 pm
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: multi-cache event / multi-cache for a day
Replies: 3
Views: 969

Re: multi-cache event / multi-cache for a day

This is Liberty Hall, you can spit on the mat and call the cat a bastard. And listing an event which has extra elements is not a problem. The other option is to simply list it the way you want, but give attendees the choice of logging the event by simply turning up. Smileys are free, give 'em away t...
by Papa Bear_Left
08 August 15 1:00 pm
Forum: Geocaching Australia Web site
Topic: Summarise Geocaching in 2 paragraphs
Replies: 12
Views: 2573

Re: Summarise Geocaching in 2 paragraphs

I can do it one short sentence:

"The game played on geocaching.com"

(Ducks and runs for cover)
by Papa Bear_Left
29 July 15 5:39 pm
Forum: Geocaching Australia Web site
Topic: geocaching.com.au domain renewal
Replies: 2
Views: 1133

Re: geocaching.com.au domain renewal

Phew! Groundspeak have lost their "alert me when this domain becomes available" money!
by Papa Bear_Left
11 May 15 11:52 am
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: How many people still visit the forums
Replies: 67
Views: 9975

Re: How many people still visit the forums

I never, ever visit the forums. So I'll never, ever see the question!
by Papa Bear_Left
01 January 15 12:06 am
Forum: Geocaching Australia Web site
Topic: New Server
Replies: 17
Views: 4148

Re: New Server

What is the GCA piggy bank looking like, anyway? I recall we had some left over from the last server fundraiser, but I don't have a feel for just how many parcels C@W's sent out since then!
by Papa Bear_Left
01 September 14 10:01 am
Forum: Geocaching Australia Web site
Topic: One of your faeries is going on holidays
Replies: 11
Views: 2790

Re: One of your faeries is going on holidays

Oh, what a pity you won't be going to Seattle or you could drop in at Groundspeak and say G'Day! :)
by Papa Bear_Left
27 July 14 11:20 am
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: Maleny Animal Trail how to present track and caches for each
Replies: 2
Views: 1165

Re: Maleny Animal Trail how to present track and caches for each

There's a few factors that need to be considered: How easy is it to hide caches at each of these sites? It sounds like they're mostly in obvious public places, which would make hiding containers nearby difficult. So, a few multicaches would probably be better. Mix up the ideas to avoid staleness, us...
by Papa Bear_Left
14 December 13 5:49 pm
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: Creating a plaque, with cache inside for GC3E
Replies: 15
Views: 4139

Re: Creating a plaque, with cache inside for GC3E

Makes you wonder what is the ACTUAL oldest cache in Australia - i.e. the original container in the original spot. My dough's on this one: Frying Pan Would be a no-no these days as it's 'buried' in the style of early caches. 49 finds in 13 years though! Isn't this one still the original cache, and a...
by Papa Bear_Left
07 December 13 8:56 pm
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: Creating a plaque, with cache inside for GC3E
Replies: 15
Views: 4139

Re: Creating a plaque, with cache inside for GC3E

It's a bit like my Dad's favourite axe. He'd had it since he was a young man and, although it had had five new heads and twenty new handles, it was still his favourite. The cache is long, long gone. Allowing it to remain as a virtual was a sop to nostalgia, but trying to claim that a completely new ...