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- 5000 or more caches found
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- Joined: 08 April 03 12:44 pm
- Location: Wollongong NSW
I had seriously looked at doing a virtual cache for the Sydney Harbour Bridge, I took my wife for a bridge climb for our wedding anniversy, but i killed the cache idea for a few reasons, one of which was the cost, and the cache could be considered as "commerical". Under the "reviewer code of conduct" If i was going to submit a cache of a "dubious" nature I would have had to submit it to the Reviewers Board for their judgement, and Like you I would have had to abide by their descision.The Rats wrote:I know a fellow cacher was looking at the idea of having a cache on the harbour bridge. From recoglection it was to be a virtual cache because of the inability to swap items or fill out a logbook......
The other reasons why i didn't go ahead with the virtual cache was it would have been to hard to verify the find, as there was nothing of significance, as strange as it sounds, on the bridge that could be used as verifier question or answer. I thought about asking peopel to submit a copy of their free photo, but that is open to abuse as cachers who want a quick find that had done the bridge prior to the listing date could also log a find. I had also thought about asking for a copy of their receipt, but since you can book the climbs months in advance this is also open to abuse.
Also as a matter of policy you are not allowed to take anything up on the bridge with you, so this means a GPS is definately out of the question. Also a physical log could not be hidden up there.
And finally I had to also consider the following guideline...
This also applies to Virtual caches as you are to list the co-ords for the position or object that the cache is about.Caches will be quickly archived if we see the following (which is not inclusive): Caches near or under public structures deemed potential or possible targets for terrorist attacks. These include but are not limited to highway bridges, dams, government buildings and airports.
Mind you I still claim the spot for a future virtual cache if I can just figure out the best way of making it work.....
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- Joined: 30 March 04 3:41 pm
- Location: Wollongong
Something observed or learnt on the bridge that could really only be observed by doing the climb could be used to solve the coords for the final waypoint where the traditional cache is hiddenswampgecko wrote:I had seriously looked at doing a virtual cache for the Sydney Harbour Bridge, I took my wife for a bridge climb for our wedding anniversy, but i killed the cache idea for a few reasons,