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"Finding" your own caches?

 
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grnbrg



Joined: 27 Sep 2005
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PostPosted: Jan 03, 2006 4:47 pm    Post subject: "Finding" your own caches? Reply with quote

I went caching yesterday, and checked in on each of the sites of the Winnipeg GPS Validation Network that I placed in Novmber. When I went to log the visit and collected data, I had a "I wonder what does this button does?" moment, and selected "Found" rather than "Post a note" for the log type, expecting an error of the "Naughty! You're the cache owner! You can't find your own cache!" type. But it was accepted, even adding the find to my total.



I'm not terribly concerned about this, as the point of the cache is to visit the sites and post the data gathered, rather than search and find it, but I'm not about to log the other caches I own.



Does anyone log finds for caches that they own? Why or why not?





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polarbeardiggers



Joined: 22 Mar 2005
Posts: 52
Location: Winnipeg

PostPosted: Jan 03, 2006 6:50 pm    Post subject: RE: "Finding" your own caches? Reply with quote

I strongly think NO ,you can't claim your own treasure as a find,since you are the one who PLACED, the treasure, and by adding it to your total cache find list, now has become more artificially increased, then when you reach mile stone levels ,can you really look back and pat yourself on the back, and admire your accomplishments,when deep down ,their just artificially increased. i too could add all my treasures to my current total and easily put myself past the 400 mark, who would i be cheating but myself.., your either a hider or seeker ,but the one cache can not be the same for that person. but it all comes down to the original cacher on how he wants to play this game for himself,thats why geocaching.com always gives you a choice to write as a note,dnf or found, geocaching.com cannot be the cache police for the whole country,i guess it all comes to ones conscious.,thats our viewpoint.

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pink_panther



Joined: 06 Mar 2005
Posts: 18
Location: Winnipeg

PostPosted: Jan 04, 2006 4:08 am    Post subject: RE: "Finding" your own caches? Reply with quote

I also think that this is definately not right to do.. I think that the whole point of having two sections in your stats.. (finds and hides) is to corectly tell people how many caches you find and hide. You aren't supposed to classify one cache under both sections as your hide and your find.. you just aren't meant to do that !!

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TurdleEggs



Joined: 31 Jul 2005
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Location: Ste Genevieve

PostPosted: Jan 04, 2006 2:35 pm    Post subject: RE: "Finding" your own caches? Reply with quote

What about those times when you start to get logs that your cache has gone missing, and you go to check on it, only to find after a half hours searching that a cacher or creature has re-hidden your cache in a new location? Surely all that effort should count as a find :,)



(That’s my new tongue-firmly-in-cheek emoticon)



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Peter and Gloria



Joined: 06 Mar 2005
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PostPosted: Jan 08, 2006 3:44 pm    Post subject: RE: "Finding" your own caches? Reply with quote

Naughty !



Just look at your user stats page on GC.com. One side is for Finds; one side is for Hides. There is no middle catagory for Hidden as well as Found.



 



 



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1Queenand4Jokers



Joined: 07 Mar 2005
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PostPosted: Jan 16, 2006 5:09 am    Post subject: RE: "Finding" your own caches? Reply with quote

I WISH! Then We'd have another 40 plus hides to log as finds...Then We'd be at 500 finds next week!

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