I think that picking up and disposing of geocaches would probably be considered a community service in many sections of the communitycaughtatwork wrote:I'll put aside the comments about destruction of someone else's property. I think there might be a law against that, but that's for a different thread.
There were probably similar thoughts expressed a long time ago when it was suggested that everyone keep to the left when traveling along public thoroughfares.caughtatwork wrote:The forums reach no where near enough people to make a difference. Even the people that it does reach aren't likely to pay attention. They will continue to play the game they want. There can never be a law about how to play geocaching. To expect people to play the game nice is fine, but don't set an expectation onto them to play it your way.
A code of conduct does not try to embarrass me into complying with it and is voluntary anyway.
Don't underestimate the effect that peer pressure and expectations can have on the development of a community's concept of what is right
Traditionally, it's been the responsibility of the elders and more experienced members of a community to determine what constitutes a decent behavioural standard. Even if many (especially newer) cachers don't read these forums; if they remain active long enough, they will inevitably come into contact with more experienced cachers and ideas can and will be exchanged.
I don't see why you don't seem to want to even consider, let alone embrace, the concept of continual feedback and improvement.