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Re: Purge of missing movable caches

Post by Pesky! » 05 July 15 10:09 am

Just a cacher wrote:I like the thought, Pesky!, but wouldn't we be rewarding the very behaviour that contributed to the problem in the first place?

When I find that someone has caches in their car (or where ever) I don't want to reward them, I want to choke them with said caches.
YEah I know it ist well thought out,but the "gist " of it is to encourage that moveables be checked, not moved. removed if from an old game that makes the goals of the moveable impossible or irrelevant, and then to also encourage long term holders of moveables to get them out again.
I know one of mine has probably rusted tot he ground since it was last moved. and i have not been in the right mind set to travel to check on it.
Perhaps this is where the work should start, as others have suggested, with maintaining your own S#*T first.
On that premise i am going to clean up my own hides/moveables as best i can, starting now.

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Re: Purge of missing movable caches

Post by pjmpjm » 07 July 15 12:52 pm

Pesky! wrote:On the subject of Movable cache cleanups.
i have a suggestion for something that may help.
as we are a community driven game. why not devise a event/game that would not require new moveables to be created,but rather score points ofr finding, and correcting old moveable caches. to give people and incentive to search out, or re-hide the ones they have sitting at home.?
this is as much as i have thought through, so i don't have any suggestions, other than maybe making it a Winter appeal each year. like the cache races,and Dragon zones etc. it coulld be run to encourage more cold weather cache hunting.
just a thought.
I think something along these lines would be a very good idea . . . a game that makes use of existing moveables. Maybe someone can work this idea up into a kind of competition.

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Re: Purge of missing movable caches

Post by pjmpjm » 07 July 15 12:53 pm

caughtatwork wrote:Around 200 or so movable caches across Australia have been archived in the last 2 or 3 days . .
My 'Red Bison Frog' has just 'returned from the dead.' \:D/

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Re: Purge of missing movable caches

Post by Pesky! » 07 July 15 6:00 pm

pjmpjm wrote:
I think something along these lines would be a very good idea . . . a game that makes use of existing moveables. Maybe someone can work this idea up into a kind of competition.
Some goals/ points score ideas for the game.

returning a Hoarded moveable into play - where "Hoarded" is a moveable held onto for too long whatever the reason - this one may be hard to monitor/manage. - Score Lots of points!

Redact an "out of service" moveable - LOTS of points - where "out of service" means it was from a previous moveable game cannot meet any current game requirements.

1st to find and confirm a moveable is ok to continue - confirm = Proof of life- item exists and is in good enough condition to continue. some form of proof may be needed.
confirmation can also lead to redaction if the moveable is not located..

Oh, how about points for moving at least one of every type of moveable form each previous game. ( fill out a matrix type requirment)

Move a confirmed moveable ( not in the same process or by the same cacher as the point above)

Negative points for creating a moveable just so it can give you some progress in the game.

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Re: Purge of missing movable caches

Post by nutwood » 07 July 15 10:08 pm

We seem to have a problem where we find a cache, move and log a cache the same day, then find out a year later that we're the last finder! I've put this down to being interrupted before the final click of "log". I've a busy e.mail and phone so it seemed possible that this had happened, then the unfinished log just got closed down hours later. I'm beginning to wonder now as I'm noticing too many. If anyone has a "lost" cache who's last finder was nutwood, or my daughter friesianess, I'd greatly appreciate a PM. We might be able to tell you where your cache is hidden!

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Re: Purge of missing movable caches

Post by spatialriq » 07 July 15 11:01 pm

pjmpjm wrote:
caughtatwork wrote:Around 200 or so movable caches across Australia have been archived in the last 2 or 3 days . .
My 'Red Bison Frog' has just 'returned from the dead.' \:D/
Had it in my hands on the weekend at an event in Kings Park in Perth WA. Always good to see a cache resurface =D>

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Re: Purge of missing movable caches

Post by pjmpjm » 08 July 15 2:45 pm

spatialriq wrote:
pjmpjm wrote:
caughtatwork wrote:Around 200 or so movable caches across Australia have been archived in the last 2 or 3 days . .
My 'Red Bison Frog' has just 'returned from the dead.' \:D/
Had it in my hands on the weekend at an event in Kings Park in Perth WA. Always good to see a cache resurface =D>
Thanks for the feedback, spatialriq! My 'Leura to the World' sistema . . . a much older moveable . . . has also reincarnated, so to speak, in the past couple of days. A cacher from SA has left it in his car while he travels around Estonia, and he promises that he'll put it back on the road by the end of July. So that's two of my 'lost' moveables unexpectedly back on the radar . . .

:frog :frogette :gnomette :gnome :weepingangel :D
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Re: Purge of missing movable caches

Post by Tyreless » 08 July 15 2:52 pm

How do I find out if any moveables are currently logged as being in my possession? Is there an easy way to do it on the web site? I think I may be guilty of having one hiding in a pile of random stuff in the garage. :oops:

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Re: Purge of missing movable caches

Post by caughtatwork » 08 July 15 3:35 pm

Nope, we have nothing to help you I'm afraid. As we don't know if you "found" it or "found and took it", we can't help you work out what you do or do not have.

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Re: Purge of missing movable caches

Post by Tyreless » 08 July 15 4:02 pm

Thanks C@W. Looks like I'll have to do it the hard way (ie: search through the big random pile of stuff in the garage - probably a T1/D3.5 by now).

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Re: Purge of missing movable caches

Post by Richary » 08 July 15 7:11 pm

caughtatwork wrote:Nope, we have nothing to help you I'm afraid. As we don't know if you "found" it or "found and took it", we can't help you work out what you do or do not have.
I guess you could possibly do a search on all GCA moveables you have found, and then check the logs to see if you have either moved it after, or the text says you left it in place. Probably easy to work out if you were the last finder with a tool like GSAK.

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Re: Purge of missing movable caches

Post by geo_jas » 08 July 15 8:46 pm

It's not too hard to scan through your logs and look for moveables

You're looking for an Angel :weepingangel and a car.

http://geocaching.com.au/cache/ga6497
http://geocaching.com.au/cache/ga4946

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Re: Purge of missing movable caches

Post by pjmpjm » 09 July 15 2:29 am

Richary wrote:
caughtatwork wrote:Nope, we have nothing to help you I'm afraid. As we don't know if you "found" it or "found and took it", we can't help you work out what you do or do not have.
I guess you could possibly do a search on all GCA moveables you have found, and then check the logs to see if you have either moved it after, or the text says you left it in place. Probably easy to work out if you were the last finder with a tool like GSAK.
This is what I was going to suggest. Although cleaning out the garage might be a good idea in itself. :) I know I ought to do that, and not because of lost moveables . . .

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Re: Purge of missing movable caches

Post by Tyreless » 09 July 15 9:42 am

geo_jas wrote:It's not too hard to scan through your logs and look for moveables

You're looking for an Angel :weepingangel and a car.

http://geocaching.com.au/cache/ga6497
http://geocaching.com.au/cache/ga4946
Thanks geo_jas! =D>

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