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Hockey_family



Joined: 25 Nov 2011
Posts: 64
Location: West St Paul, MB

PostPosted: Mar 20, 2012 9:21 pm    Post subject: Not Logging Trackables Reply with quote

I really hate it when I find a TB or Geocoin in a cache and then I get home and it says it was in a different cache or something. That happened the other day when we found crackerjackie's new cache, Old Soldiers Never Die. We saw a TB and a Geocoin and when we got home it said they were not even in that cache. Tell me what you think about this.
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ertyu



Joined: 25 Apr 2005
Posts: 553
Location: Winnipeg

PostPosted: Mar 20, 2012 9:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You have to allow some time for people to log the movement. Beyond that, yes, there are times where TBs are not logged properly at all.
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Old Billygoat



Joined: 28 Oct 2005
Posts: 88
Location: Just south of Winnipeg

PostPosted: Mar 26, 2012 4:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I picked up “Hippie Racing Bus #2” TB today that was last logged into a British Columbia cache on March 11, 2011, over a year ago.
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glacier_ice



Joined: 16 Aug 2007
Posts: 749

PostPosted: Mar 31, 2012 4:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

One thing that sometimes happens is Cachers will pick up a trackable while on a trip and shove it in their kit intending to log it as picked up. Later, they arrive at another cache, drop a trackable and leave. Turns out the trackable was the one they hadn't logged as picked up and they didn't record the number.

I know, because I've done it! LOL

Or the other one, where a small trackable tucks itself into a fold at the bottom of your backback and you think you've lost it. Only to find it months later when you're cleaning out the bag.

Done that one too!

But yes, as Ertyu says, sometimes people need time to log their trackable. I've had trackables grabbed from me before I've had a chance to actually drop them at the event I was at simply because the other cachers got home to their computers before I did.

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Nunavut Taidy



Joined: 30 Jul 2011
Posts: 19
Location: Rankin Inlet, Nunavut

PostPosted: May 15, 2012 5:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Another possible reason why a TB is not where it is supposed to be is one that has happened to my lonely little bug. Sad

The finder of it (when I contacted him) did indeed move the bug on to another cache, but before he got around to logging his caches (a bunch of them, apparently), his list of finds went missing. I don't know if he was using a paperless method or a papered hunt. Now, sadly, he has no means of saying which cache it is in (or which caches he has found).

Oh well. Perhaps it will turn up, but hopefully whoever finds it won't be too upset that it is where it shouldn't be. Very Happy
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Nunavut Taidy



Joined: 30 Jul 2011
Posts: 19
Location: Rankin Inlet, Nunavut

PostPosted: Jul 08, 2012 9:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nunavut Taidy wrote:
...Perhaps it will turn up, but hopefully whoever finds it won't be too upset that it is where it shouldn't be. Very Happy


Wonders never cease! Shocked My little ole TB turned up at a Portage La Prairie cache the other week a fter being "lost" from its first cache. Now its spending time up in Alaska. Sent a note of thanks to the finder/mover, and a second note to the original finder in the hopes that knowing where it was found might help him rebuild his logs. Happy Trails! Laughing
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klblue



Joined: 03 Oct 2010
Posts: 12

PostPosted: Jul 11, 2012 6:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just picked up a trackable in the Grand Beach area on the weekend. I couldn't believe it, but there hasn't been any logs on it for over 4 years. Hopefully now it will be logged regularly.
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burchil



Joined: 26 Jun 2005
Posts: 108
Location: Winnipeg

PostPosted: Sep 09, 2012 3:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It happens - I have a MIA trackable. It has gone underground once before and surfaced elsewhere. The only thing that I hope is it shows up sometime/somewhere and starts its mission again. On the other side I do try to log trackables as soon as possible and them move them along, or just note the sighting. I fully admit that I am not good at logging a sighting since I tend to forget (on the good side I didn't move the item).
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burchil



Joined: 26 Jun 2005
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Location: Winnipeg

PostPosted: Sep 09, 2012 3:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have had several requests in the past from owners to confirm that their trackable item was actually in one of my caches, or if I saw it in a recent cache.
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