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by theUMP
23 April 13 11:57 pm
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: How do I become a Reviewer?
Replies: 3
Views: 1569

Re: How do I become a Reviewer?

The answer, my friends, is blowin' in the wind in the Knowledgebase

My process for sabbatical was:

Step 1: get tired
Step 2: decide to take a break
Step 3: Choose successors, get them OK'd, approach them, get them 'trained'
Step 4: Profit!

So, you're too late for Step 3, sorry.
by theUMP
22 April 13 12:19 am
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: Missing Caches
Replies: 13
Views: 4067

Re: Missing Caches

Don't you have friends who make this trip who would be willing to maintain it for you? And if you make this trip twice a year , surely you'd be able to take care of this Geocache very easily fairly soon? I mean, I don't want to put words into your mouths, but I seem to recall you telling me somethin...
by theUMP
31 March 13 10:50 am
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: Helpful Hints for Newcomers
Replies: 229
Views: 94886

Re: Helpful Hints for Newcomers

Here's a handy hint for the geocaches is too far away from home location problem. You just tell theUmp that you have friends who live up there and are willing to look after it or Tell him that you make the trip to that place very often. I have had to use these when hiding 2 caches in the simpson de...
by theUMP
25 March 13 5:42 pm
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: New Aussie reviewer?
Replies: 19
Views: 4141

Re: New Aussie reviewer?

Apty wrote:I was only thinking on Saturday how big a job it must be for theUMP with so many caches being submitting each day.
Just for the record, it's not only me! Ministro and i,riblit cover the most populous States.
by theUMP
05 March 13 10:09 pm
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: Two million caches
Replies: 47
Views: 8600

Re: Two million caches

I deleted the NA log and contacted the placer telling them why. I trust Ministro will ignore it as well. I'm very tempted to do a bulk delete on these notes, especially the ones with TB numbers in them. There seem to be a lot of people who really don't get the "Go outside and find things" basis of g...
by theUMP
01 March 13 9:39 am
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: Two million caches
Replies: 47
Views: 8600

Re: Two million caches

I'm quite chuffed to've been the lucky reviewer to push the button, and even more pleased that it's a decent-sized Trad at a place worth going to, that most muggle tourists will never experience.

Yep, I bet the owners are wondering what all the fuss is about!
by theUMP
28 January 12 10:15 pm
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: No cache size? No hint? What the?
Replies: 29
Views: 5047

Re: No cache size? No hint? What the?

i,riblit did discuss the size issue and suggested "not chosen" because the description of "other" is "See the cache description." and the owner didn't want to offer any hint as to what searchers were looking for. (Personally, I prefer "Other" in these cases as it makes it clear that the owner does k...
by theUMP
03 July 11 12:05 pm
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: Finding seemingly archived caches
Replies: 15
Views: 2381

Re: Finding seemingly archived caches

If you do manage to manage to find active caches placed on major Airport property, feel free to place a Needs Archived log on them so Ministro can check to see if there's any communication about permission hidden away. (Although I usually either ask the owner to mention it specifically or add it to ...
by theUMP
06 June 11 4:38 pm
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: 'Finding' Archived Caches
Replies: 29
Views: 3774

Re: 'Finding' Archived Caches

I must be feeling grumpy today, because I usually ignore this sort of idiocy, but it annoyed me so I've deleted the bogus log and locked the listing. If they come up with some evidence of having visited the site... I'll still leave it deleted because they admit that they never found a logbook to sign!
by theUMP
05 June 11 6:48 pm
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: Geocaching and private property
Replies: 19
Views: 4851

Re: Geocaching and private property

Stobie poles in SA are specifically out of bounds, and probably power poles elsewhere as well, since there's usually a blanket ban on interfering with power supply infrastructure. Then why have I found a few caches of power poles? - One I can remember was a fake electrical box. Probably due to a re...
by theUMP
04 June 11 10:03 pm
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: Geocaching and private property
Replies: 19
Views: 4851

Re: Geocaching and private property

As per the guidelines, I assume permission unless I have some reason to suspect that it's unlikely to've been given, implicitly or explicitly. It mostly comes down to likely consequences. If you're caught looking for a cache in an open-air shopping centre carpark, it's probably no big deal. In a mul...
by theUMP
02 June 11 8:31 pm
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: Let's Register more caches on GCA
Replies: 54
Views: 7491

Re: Let's Register more caches on GCA

I put a link to the forum on all my GC cache pages... Not sure how you get away with that. I just got one knocked back for linking to a user's GCA profile in the description I bend a little to allow links directly to the forum, but cacher pages and explicit mention or links to GCA as an alternative...
by theUMP
21 April 11 1:35 pm
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: Garmin Chirp
Replies: 189
Views: 43839

Re: Garmin Chirp

(Putting on my reviewer hat for a moment:) The beacon attribute is the only mandatory thing for a Chirp-using cache. It could be a multi (if there's something to find at the listed coords, be it the Chirp signal or something else) or a mystery (if you have to do something to get the coords of the f...
by theUMP
26 March 11 1:11 am
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: For the pedants amongst us ...
Replies: 82
Views: 13211

Re: For the pedants amongst us ...

I rarely suggest corrections to a cache owner's spelling or grammar, for a few reasons: - Life's too short and time too valuable for me to correct the hundred or so caches per week I review. - It might cause offence if someone's touchy about their lack of education, or their dyslexia, etc. - As a ca...
by theUMP
26 February 11 11:06 am
Forum: General Chit-Chat
Topic: How close is too close
Replies: 14
Views: 3384

Re: How close is too close

I have a question. What should you do if you find two gc mystery caches are within 80 metres of each other. Should you tell the ump? If they were both published after about late 2006, then I wouldn't mind having a look at them, just to see if someone's been moving their GZ around a bit freely. If a...