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by RebornCyclist
22 January 18 10:49 pm
Forum: dragonZone and Games
Topic: Discussion topic. Games = trash caches being made
Replies: 13
Views: 2206

Re: Discussion topic. Games = trash caches being made

I wasn't meaning to criticise the caches, and certainly not the hiders, all of whom I respect. I just think the scoring system seems to have led to what I'm sure were great traditionals being covered in a puzzle that seems to be there for the points bonus rather than the puzzle. It's still a great c...
by RebornCyclist
21 January 18 1:52 pm
Forum: dragonZone and Games
Topic: Discussion topic. Games = trash caches being made
Replies: 13
Views: 2206

Re: Discussion topic. Games = trash caches being made

I started off thinking the game was a great idea. But as pointed out by the OP, there are caches being created purely to get the points up with D/Ts that aren't appropriate, and a lot of puzzles that are barely puzzles. There have been 71 "unknown/mystery" puzzles published in Tassie this month (!) ...
by RebornCyclist
23 February 16 12:10 pm
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: Cache found longest distance from coords
Replies: 13
Views: 3103

Re: Cache found longest distance from coords

I got FTF on a puzzle where the solution coords were out by 4.5km, because there were typos in the listing for both the latitude and longitude minutes.
Because Google Maps put the coords in a commercial area, I took a punt on what the minutes should be and found the cache!
by RebornCyclist
19 February 16 10:46 pm
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: Is there a point to puzzle caches?
Replies: 14
Views: 3102

Is there a point to puzzle caches?

As yet another cacher logs a find on one of my puzzles with a log pretty much saying that someone else gave them the coords (or in this case the solution to the puzzle), it makes me even less likely to bother coming up with any more puzzles. Tempting to create a puzzle called "Ask A Friend", where t...
by RebornCyclist
24 January 16 2:52 pm
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: How many metres is a mintute and second in Log and Lat
Replies: 9
Views: 1762

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

In the case of latitude, it will be in the vicinity of 31 metres per second, or, probably more usefully, 1.85 metres per thousandth of a minute (since that's how geocaching coords are usually presented). Longitude varies from about the same at the equator (1.85km/minute) to 0 at the poles, as the li...
by RebornCyclist
14 April 14 9:24 pm
Forum: dragonZone and Games
Topic: Cerberus Clan Chat
Replies: 63
Views: 13105

Re: Cerberus Clan Chat

In Hobart.

Not much GCA left for me to get nearby - just a few trigs.

I did pick up a moveable on a bike ride which means we now own Hobart!
by RebornCyclist
11 October 13 10:03 am
Forum: Geocaching Australia Web site
Topic: Early idea for 2013/2014 race
Replies: 191
Views: 33552

Re: Early idea for 2013/2014 race

Agreed with the one entry per owner. Tasmania's feed is still full of moveables from last year, and my feel is that the bulk of them are not at the coordinates listed, either because they've been muggled, collected but not logged, collected and logged but not moved, or taken out of the game but not ...
by RebornCyclist
22 August 13 11:00 am
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: Munzees!
Replies: 400
Views: 62674

Re: Munzees!

The final straw for me was when after a "power trail" of munzees was laid on a loop road around the Domain in Hobart, two extra loops of virtual munzees making concentric circles with the first were added. So it just becomes a case of walking along, constantly tapping "capture". Before that, constan...
by RebornCyclist
05 May 13 10:07 pm
Forum: Geocaching Australia Web site
Topic: "Archived" non-archived caches
Replies: 4
Views: 2808

Re: "Archived" non-archived caches

Cool, thanks.

Was that "Set available" link always there?
by RebornCyclist
05 May 13 8:29 pm
Forum: Geocaching Australia Web site
Topic: "Archived" non-archived caches
Replies: 4
Views: 2808

"Archived" non-archived caches

I just noticed that 5 of my 9 hides are showing on GCA as archived - only one (A Full Quota) is - the rest are available.
Thoughts?
by RebornCyclist
06 February 13 9:23 am
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: Entertaining Logs
Replies: 21
Views: 4277

Re: Entertaining Logs

All the early logs on this one:
http://geocaching.com.au/cache/ga2483
by RebornCyclist
30 January 13 9:24 pm
Forum: Geocaching Australia Web site
Topic: Early idea for 2013/2014 race
Replies: 191
Views: 33552

Re: Early idea for 2013/2014 race

Sounds like a great plan, and one I would happily take part in. As I've made clear through my incessant whinging, I feel like the moveable focus has taken the game a long way from the spirit of caching, especially with the large numbers just getting passed from cacher's home to cacher's home. The th...
by RebornCyclist
04 January 13 11:19 am
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: "Throwdown" or "angel cache"?
Replies: 84
Views: 12148

Re: "Throwdown" or "angel cache"?

Does an ammo can gone missing, replaced by a film canister or eclipse tin help the CO or any future finder? Do people routinely carry around all sized suitable replacements? Or do they have a backpack with 10 eclipse thins that they "throwdown" to get the find, even if the replacement is nothing li...
by RebornCyclist
30 December 12 7:45 pm
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: "Throwdown" or "angel cache"?
Replies: 84
Views: 12148

Re: "Throwdown" or "angel cache"?

I have to say that I'm torn here. My daughter and I went to find a cache at the end of a two hour walk, and found it missing. I just accepted that it wasn't there and logged a DNF and didn't really mind, because the walk and the destination were worth it. The next searcher after that was a DNF, and ...
by RebornCyclist
12 December 12 7:33 am
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: Are mass moveables fundamentally broken?
Replies: 4
Views: 1455

Re: Are mass moveables fundamentally broken?

Fair enough - I've used GCA queries just to look at on a map, but not for downloads (though I download GC queries, so it's just lack of experience). Ignoring moveables would suit me fine, I think, but there are some great GCA caches I do want to see/find. The issues with the cache density, hitlist a...