When Is It Problem Geocaching

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When Is It Problem Geocaching

Post by muzza » 20 October 05 10:17 pm

<p> :D Do you fit the profile? :) Do you have a problem? :( </p>
<p><font size="5"><font color="#FF0000"><b>When is it problem Geocaching?</b></font></font></p>
<p>Whilst most people geocache to relax and have fun, for some people caching
can change and develop into a problem. When that happens, caching can play too
big a role in a personÂ’s life and hurt them, their family, friends and the
people who care for them.</p>

<p><font size="4"><font color="#0000FF"><b>Some typical problem caching behaviour</b></font></font></p>

<p>Geocaching may be a problem if you are:</p>

<ul type=disc>
<li>Spending more money and time on geocaching than intended </li>
<li>Hiding your caching from other people </li>
<li>Borrowing money to pay for living expenses – e.g. phone bill, gas bill, groceries, petrol</li>
<li>Losing interest in other activities (except for caching)</li>
<li>Finding work or your role as a parent is affected</li>
<li>Starting to lie about your caching</li>
<li>Not going to work or home as often</li>
</ul>

<p><font size="4"><font color="#0000FF"><b>Risk Behaviour</b></font></font></p>

<p>People with caching problems typically engage in a variety of risky behaviours such as</p>

<ul type=disc>
<li>Spending more money than intended or could afford to spend</li>
<li>Regularly spending more time caching than they meant to </li>
<li>Building opportunities to cache into daily routines</li>
<li>Chasing their DNFÂ’s, and</li>
<li>Borrowing money to cache or obtaining money in unethical or illegal ways. </li>
</ul>

<p><font size="4"><font color="#0000FF"><b>Hazardous Thinking</b></font></font></p>

<p>People with cachling problems typically hold thoughts or beliefs that support their behaviour, including:</p>

<ul>
<li>Beliefs about fated luck in finding</li>
<li>Superstitions related to FTFÂ’s</li>
<li>Illusions of control</li>
<li>Misunderstandings about the nature of Geocaching</li>
</ul>

<p><font size="5"><font color="#FF0000"><b>Self Assessment Test</b></font></font></p>

<p>A self-assessment test for problem caching</p>
<ol>
<li>Sometimes I've felt depressed or anxious after a session of geocaching</li>
<li>Sometimes I've felt guilty about the way I cache </li>
<li>When I think about it, caching has sometimes caused me problems </li>
<li>Sometimes I've found it better not to tell others, especially my family, about the amount of time or money I spend caching </li>
<li>I often find that when I stop caching, I've run out of money </li>
<li>Often I get the urge to return to caching to find caches missed on a past session </li>
<li>Yes, I have received criticism about my caching in the past </li>
</ol>

<p>Borrowed from http://www.problemgambling.vic.gov.au/p ... roblem.asp and http://www.problemgambling.vic.gov.au/p ... ent.asp</p>

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Post by The Garner Family » 20 October 05 10:31 pm

Oh dear. I think I've got a problem.

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Post by caughtatwork » 20 October 05 10:37 pm

BWAHAHAHA!
I am so in trouble.

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Post by maccamob » 20 October 05 11:16 pm

:oops: :oops: (That's one for each of us :wink: )

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Post by GIN51E » 20 October 05 11:35 pm

doing that test i come up pretty good,
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but i do know i have a problem, but maybe only a micro or small problem, at least i'd like to think so :wink:

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Post by Zytheran » 20 October 05 11:49 pm

"Not going to work or home as often"

HELLO?????:x

Anyone heard of work/life balance??
Even John Howard says it's important. :oops:
Since when is work or home as important as caching??
Work 8 hours/ sleep (at home) 8 hours / cache 8 hours?
What's the friggin problem?
You saying I got a problem??:?:

Well, MAYBE YOU HAVE A PROBLEM MISTER!
LOOK IN THE MIRROR,
THERE'S YOUR PROBLEM. :x
ONE GREAT BIG LACK OF GEOCACHING PROBLEM
YES SIREE!!
I'M NOT THE ONE WITH THE ANGER MANAGEMENT PROBLEM FROM LACK OF SLEEP :shock:
..and give my tupperware and bag of goodies back... please.. :roll:
.and those little flags, they're mine too.
.and that old golf ball :oops:
.plastic dinosaur, yep, that's mine.

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Post by CraigRat » 21 October 05 8:01 am

A problem cacher is someone who has found more caches than you...... :lol:

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Post by energizer61 » 21 October 05 3:53 pm

CraigRat wrote:A problem cacher is someone who has found more caches than you...... :lol:
Gday Craig :P

Hey, this cap fit's, So I must be wearing it 8) .... yeah i'm a problem cacher, they all sound too familiar i'm afraid :oops:

Reading that list was like looking in a mirror, damn SCARY!! :shock:

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Post by VWNuts » 21 October 05 7:55 pm

Would you say you had a problem is you went caching on your birthday?
What about if you went on your Wife's birthday???
What about if you went on your Wedding Anniversary???
What if all three days were on the same day, and you went and did a Cache that had its anniversary on the same day????

My Birthday is on 17th Oct
My Wife's B/day is on 17th Oct
Our Wedding day was on 17th Oct 2000


We went and found "Queens Land" cache on its 5th Anniversary....you guessed it......17th Oct

No I don't think I've got a problem..... :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Post by Cached » 21 October 05 8:03 pm

Would you say you had a problem is you went caching on your birthday? What about if you went on your Wife's birthday??? What about if you went on your Wedding Anniversary??? What if all three days were on the same day, and you went and did a Cache that had its anniversary on the same day???? My Birthday is on 17th Oct My Wife's B/day is on 17th Oct Our Wedding day was on 17th Oct 2000 We went and found "Queens Land" cache on its 5th Anniversary....you guessed it......17th Oct No I don't think I've got a problem..... icon_lol.gif icon_lol.gif icon_lol.gif icon_lol.gif icon_lol.gif
I'd be more inclined to say how could you not? What a perfect opportunity...but then, maybe I have a problem too.

Geocachers anonymous?

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Post by CraigRat » 21 October 05 8:05 pm

energizer61 wrote:Gday Craig :P

Hey, this cap fit's, So I must be wearing it 8) .... yeah i'm a problem cacher, they all sound too familiar i'm afraid :oops:

Reading that list was like looking in a mirror, damn SCARY!! :shock:
Well , I wasn't specificaly thinking of you......... oh wait..... yes I was !! :lol:

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Post by setsujoku » 21 October 05 10:16 pm

Pesky! wrote:Hi My name is Pesky,
I'm a cache-o-holic!
I have been a cache-o-holic now for 4 years
Ive been without a find now for about a Month [tic]
I'd like to welcme you all to the Central Coast Cahers Anonymous meeting!
..... Oh dear, Ive admitted i have a problem.
They run AA across the road from where i work, 3 times a week, perhaps i should enquire if they could hold a GC anonymous once a month.

I guess the only problem would be that we would all leave at the end and head straight to the nearest/newest cache that we havent found :D

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Post by Cached » 21 October 05 10:38 pm

or maybe the GA meeting could be an event?

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Post by CraigRat » 21 October 05 10:43 pm

Cached wrote:or maybe the GA meeting could be an event?
Hi, my name is CraigRat and I'm just here for the smiley
I don't have a problem..... really....

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