Moveable Cache Race

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Re: Moveable Cache Race

Post by Rigger64 » 18 November 09 2:14 pm

That's Cool i was more putting the feeler out to see what others thought of them i think i have a spare 200ml Systama some were around here.LOL

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Re: Moveable Cache Race

Post by Coffee and Cache » 21 November 09 12:54 am

Sounds like good fun. We'll get a cache ready.

I clicked on the create button experimentally and it asked me for a "Waypoint ID". Is this the name of the cache? What form should it take?

Thanks

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Re: Moveable Cache Race

Post by caughtatwork » 21 November 09 11:05 am

The waypoint ID is the cache ID. e.g. GA1234
That links the game back to GCA to get the data.

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Re: Moveable Cache Race

Post by stringy » 22 November 09 3:18 pm

I have hid one yesterday and I just want to know if I could set it up on the site and not publish it till December 1 or wait to put it on the internet.

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Re: Moveable Cache Race

Post by blossom* » 22 November 09 5:32 pm

Stringy, you set all the deatils up here on GCA with the description etc. Put the "hidden" date as 1/12/2009 and save it all etc. This way, you will get the GA number that you can use on the game site. Then you go to your cache page and create a "publish" log with a date of 1/12/2009 and it will automatically be published on the right date.

If you read theough this thread you will see c@w has given a step by step instruction on how to publish you cache here- it's a pretty good guide to follow.

Anyway, once you have done that, you will have the GA code to enter the game. I've done mine and it worked just as it should. Good luck! I promise if you move my cache once, I'll move yours too :D

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Re: Moveable Cache Race

Post by blossom* » 22 November 09 5:36 pm

Hang on Stringy- is Tinonee up the North Coast? I'm not driving THAT far, you'll have to get it down to Sydney first! But maybe some holiday makers will do that for you with a bit of luck

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Re: Moveable Cache Race

Post by stringy » 23 November 09 5:01 pm

Well thanks for the info.

I actually might be coming to Sydney in mid December to Blacktown.

But no need to worry blossom* I've notified all geocachers in my area about the cache race. \:D/

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Re: Moveable Cache Race

Post by stringy » 23 November 09 5:22 pm

And now I have successfully posted it on the internet (including caching games)

Can't wait till it gets underway! :D =D>

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Re: Moveable Cache Race

Post by matmob » 23 November 09 5:58 pm

Anyone in SA playing?

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Re: Moveable Cache Race

Post by caughtatwork » 23 November 09 6:25 pm

matmob wrote:Anyone in SA playing?
These are the people signed up for the game.
They haven't all listed a cache yet, so only time will tell if you're up against someone else.

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blossom*	NSW
Cached	SA
CaleD	QLD
Camstal	QLD
caughtatwork	VIC
Coffee and Cache	VIC
Damo.	~ Not Chosen
DDTs	TAS
delboy1203	VIC
dentoz	NSW
GabGab	VIC
Langy	SA
ma77hew	SA
matmob	SA
McAdies	VIC
Mix	~ Not Chosen
Norkmeister	ACT
pocketrocket&friends	VIC
PrincessDiala	VIC
pwags	VIC
Rigger64	VIC
rubystarbloss	QLD
SpikeyMikey	NSW
stringy	NSW
TeamGeoPlesk	NT
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terrortorian	QLD
WazzaAndWenches	VIC
wing6rider	ACT

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Re: Moveable Cache Race

Post by PrincessDiala » 24 November 09 6:38 am

Is a 50mL container considered micro or small?

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Re: Moveable Cache Race

Post by caughtatwork » 24 November 09 8:21 am

From this page in the wiki:
http://wiki.geocaching.com.au/wiki/Cache_size

Micro (35 mm film canister or smaller – less than approximately 3 ounces or .1 litres -- typically containing only a logbook)

50ml is less than 100ml, so I would say, based on this standard, 50ml is micro.

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Re: Moveable Cache Race

Post by ROMA123 » 24 November 09 7:51 pm

matmob wrote:Anyone in SA playing?
I'm getting my cache ready, but I'm in a turmoil of where to place it.... I live on the Fleurieu Penninsular, but work near Adelaide. I think it would have a better chance of being moved if it was put down closer to the City [-o< . I've had a drive around today and found some possible places but nothing really interesting....... so will have to keep on looking :-k

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Re: Moveable Cache Race

Post by Coffee and Cache » 24 November 09 10:52 pm

caughtatwork wrote:The waypoint ID is the cache ID. e.g. GA1234
That links the game back to GCA to get the data.
Thanks caughtatwork. Our cache is ready to go now. Perhaps that button should say "Add" or something similar, instead of "Create"?

BTW - Are the 5 prizes for "random cachers who move a game piece", available to geocachers who are not registered to play the game? I image the caches may be found by non-players occasionally, perhaps even during the game.

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Re: Moveable Cache Race

Post by pwags » 24 November 09 11:10 pm

OK - I'm in! Cache is hidden and listed, ready for release on 01/12.

I've taken a very different approach to hiding this cache. Normally I like to make my caches challenging, and don't give away too many obvious hints in the listing. But this time I actually WANT it to be found, hence I've set up a cache that can be located relatively easily, and given a lot of details and instructions to potential finders/re-hiders. Of course I have to balance that with the the chance of it being muggled - a very fine line to tread. \:D/

This will be interesting... looking forward to 1st December!

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