Zytheran wrote: on a related topic about sharing information...
As someone who has the most number of puzzle caches in Australia and I know that my puzzle final coords do get handed around, for the first time ever in 7+ years of caching I will now say this: Those who do this are dicks. Please stop. It's mildly annoying but more to the point, it's not in the spirit of the game.
If you sit down with someone and explain how you solved my puzzle, then Bravo!, thank you for saving me a job. If you meet with a group of people and work on my puzzles, learning from each other then Bravo! also.
But just giving them the coords? Please don't, instead ask them to ask me for more hints and ideas until they can solve it. Otherwise just be content you can't solve it. It's no big deal, I can't solve tons of puzzle caches.
I agree with both perspectives.Philipp wrote:You can't change the way people want to play this game. If someone wants to find my nightcaches during daylight or a wherigo by hacking the cartridge or log a treecache where somebody else brought down the logbook it's just the way it is. As an owner placing a cache is an offer to experience something. If somebody decides not to have that experience, they miss out. I don't.
As an owner I only care about that the guys signed the logbook, didn't destroy anything, didn't annoy any muggles along the hunt and hopefully had a good time.
1: You create a creative hide or puzzle because you enjoy the act of creation and enjoy imagining people solving it. Their sense of triumph and hopefully an appreciation of the puzzle. If they want to come along for the journey, great! If they don't they are only cheating themselves out of enriching their own life.
Agreed, butBig Matt and Shell wrote:... no point getting would up about it. I know that people do it, can I stop it? No. It falls a long way down the carefactor now...
2: It is worth saying: Don't cheat yourself of life enrichment! Contact someone (preferably the CO) for some help. Collaborate with a fellow cacher who hasn't solved it. I'd happily give a hint that would all but give away a solution if someone asks and shows me their efforts so far. It is extremely enlightening to hear about what people have tried and how they have solved a cache.