Discovering Lost TBs

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Discovering Lost TBs

Post by gmj3191 » 29 April 15 12:03 pm

I have a TB which was consigned to oblivion in 2007.

It doesn't seem possible to Discover a trackable without having the tracking code, yet there have been two such logs this year, the most recent one saying "Discovered on the web".

How is this possible, is there a way around not having the tracking code?

http://coord.info/TBC17C

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Re: Discovering Lost TBs

Post by Happy Chappies » 29 April 15 12:15 pm

I think the answer is that the tracking code is quite readable on the photo in your TB's listing. I managed to figure it out first time. I assume some people are visiting that graveyard virtual cache and using images to log some armchair TBs

(I'm more baffled as to why anybody would bother with the effort!)

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Re: Discovering Lost TBs

Post by gmj3191 » 30 April 15 11:07 am

Yes, I suppose you're right ... duh!

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Re: Discovering Lost TBs

Post by Happy Chappies » 30 April 15 11:13 am

I actually see this quite a bit - and it's often not the TB owner's fault. People take photos (which is lovely) but then the tag appears. (I've even seen unwitting newbies post the code in the log!) Seems that some armchair numbers-whores are aware of this and must troll TB listings for code images.

That last finder of your TB seems to be a case in point. Has found more TBs than caches. (And has littered his profile page with more banner crap than I've ever seen before!! This must be the geocaching equivalent of bumper stickers!)

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Re: Discovering Lost TBs

Post by Browngang » 30 April 15 2:40 pm

There's a FB page dedicated to sharing TB codes (why you want to do that is anyone's guess [-X ). I've seen one page so one could assume there are heaps of them out in FB land.

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Re: Discovering Lost TBs

Post by gmj3191 » 01 May 15 1:36 pm

Look at the 2 nd last one to find it, nearly 18,000 trackables logged.
That is amazing.

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Re: Discovering Lost TBs

Post by Yurt » 12 May 15 11:27 am

I don't there's a prize for logging the most trackables is there?

I find the process so tedious that I never log any trackable I haven't moved. Thus I never log trackables at events as I'm too lazy to record all those numbers/letters and input them. I'm surprised people care enough to do so.

For the record I have 2843 finds and have logged 431 trackables over 6 years. If I find a trackable in a cache I will move it on - the only exception being TB hotels which have many TBs - I won't take them all so as to leave some for others.

I thought I'd logged a lot of trackables until I looked at the profile of some others (who hadn't cached for anywhere near as long) and saw they had logged over a thousand trackables. I guess the big events have lots of trackables there.

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Post by CraigRat » 12 May 15 1:02 pm

Yurt wrote: I thought I'd logged a lot of trackables until I looked at the profile of some others (who hadn't cached for anywhere near as long) and saw they had logged over a thousand trackables. I guess the big events have lots of trackables there.
I remember someone mentioning there are tools/websites that basically produce big lists of trackables taken to events and whatnot that allow you to do bulk discoveries.

Very odd, but each to their own I suppose.

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Re: Discovering Lost TBs

Post by EuDes » 12 May 15 5:18 pm

Oh dear, should I? Shouldn't I? OK, here goes: Log Them All!

Like many things, in the correct hands, a great time saving tool; in the wrong hands, easy logging! :shock:

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Re: Discovering Lost TBs

Post by EuDes » 12 May 15 5:21 pm

(Although that site just does bulk logging. You still need to 'capture' the code of each trackable to enter into the list.)

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