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Post by Damo. » 03 March 06 7:23 am

marbig wrote: A number of people use abbreviated terms for different sayings in their cache logs. eg. TNLN, FTF etc. Is there anywhere on the geocache websites giving an explanation of these :?: Some I can figure out. But a quite a few I cannot.
Hi marbig.
Lots of info available here: http://wiki.geocaching.com.au/wiki/Main_Page
And more specifically, meanings of TLAs (Three-Letter-Acronyms) and so on here: http://wiki.geocaching.com.au/wiki/Glossary

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Post by caughtatwork » 03 March 06 9:19 am

Have a look around the wiki.
This contains a lot of useful information.

http://wiki.geocaching.com.au/wiki/Main_Page

http://wiki.geocaching.com.au/wiki/Glossary might be useful for your first question.

Edit:
Doh! Didn't see the "next page". Still I'll leave it awyway

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Post by Cached » 03 March 06 9:26 am

must go back through this thread and make sure it is all in the wiki!

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Post by Damo. » 03 March 06 7:12 pm

caughtatwork wrote: Doh! Didn't see the "next page". Still I'll leave it awyway
He he. Great minds... etc. :lol:

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Post by marbig » 03 March 06 8:27 pm

Thanks all for the info from wiki. Lots to browse around in.

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Post by acts2youthgroup » 03 March 06 10:28 pm

I see this one alot L.L.T.R.A, someone should put it on the Wiki. :lol: :twisted:

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Post by caughtatwork » 03 March 06 10:29 pm

Nah :P

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Post by Grank » 20 March 06 3:48 pm

When placing a cache, after having identified that location that will take you an hour to hike to, try and take at least one or two extra containers of a different shape/size ....

nothing worse that getting there and finding that perfect hidey hole, only to find that the container you bought was a poofteenth too large .... :cry:

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Post by Pesky! » 08 May 06 9:34 am

Grank wrote:When placing a cache, after having identified that location that will take you an hour to hike to, try and take at least one or two extra containers of a different shape/size ....

nothing worse that getting there and finding that perfect hidey hole, only to find that the container you bought was a poofteenth too large .... :cry:
Alternatively,carry a clump hammer and chisle, then no hole is too small! :P :twisted: :idea: :?:

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Post by GeoScrubers » 16 May 06 10:43 pm

acts2youthgroup wrote:I see this one alot L.L.T.R.A, someone should put it on the Wiki. :lol: :twisted:
<p>

Please explain :?

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Post by Dutch_Uncle » 16 May 06 11:00 pm

GeoScrubers wrote:
acts2youthgroup wrote:I see this one alot L.L.T.R.A, someone should put it on the Wiki. :lol: :twisted:
<p>

Please explain :?
It must be something only the "main players" understand :roll:

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Post by Damo. » 17 May 06 12:54 am

Dutch_Uncle wrote:It must be something only the "main players" understand
Crazy Victorians. :roll:

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Post by rhinogeo » 17 May 06 9:48 am

Damo. wrote:
Dutch_Uncle wrote:It must be something only the "main players" understand
Crazy Victorians. :roll:
<p>No need to cast<br>Image</p><p>We're not <i>all</i> crazy :P </p>

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Post by squall'n » 10 July 06 11:13 pm

my hint is like wat i do ,find another cacher and make him her your best friend

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Post by If » 13 July 06 12:26 am

This is actually the first time I have read this topic :o
So I started at page one. Makes for interesting reading, I thought you were all taking the piss, till I realised the postings were for the year 2004 :shock:
Maybe we were all that naive about the technical aspects of the hobby back then, to the point that today's well known Gurus were just asking stupid questions back then :lol:
What a different a thousand finds plus makes :shock:
To all those out there that think they know 'everything' please reread this topic from page one :o
There really is nothing new in this world, it has just changed a bit to suit it's modern surroundings :roll:

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