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Chatauqua560
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 17, 2013 10:18 pm Reply with quote Back to top

What would be the reason for a virtual being archived when there is nothing to maintain? GCB093
 
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hack1of2
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 17, 2013 10:24 pm Reply with quote Back to top

1. The item that the virtual was highlighting has been moved or is gone
2. The question(s) one must answer can no longer be answered, most likely because of point #1 listed above
3. The area is now off limits/not accessible
4. The CO no longer wishes to receive emails regarding the virtual cache
 
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labrat_wr
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 17, 2013 10:27 pm Reply with quote Back to top

I believe it is that the CO is no longer a "validated member" and the email address necessary for sending the answer to the virtual's question is not validated.

If the answers can not be verified, the conditions of the cache are violated. Unfortunately, the CO is an unknown these days and there is no way to contact for possible adoption. Therefore, archiving is the only way to handle the situation.
I am sure that archiving is not the reviewers first choice but has no additional options available.

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labrat_wr
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 17, 2013 10:29 pm Reply with quote Back to top

hack1of2 wrote:
1. The item that the virtual was highlighting has been moved or is gone
2. The question(s) one must answer can no longer be answered, most likely because of point #1 listed above
3. The area is now off limits/not accessible
4. The CO no longer wishes to receive emails regarding the virtual cache


#4 would be the reason as the item is there and accessible.

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Chatauqua560
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 17, 2013 10:53 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Thanks ... that explains it very well. Didn't think about the email part.

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MapQuest and Google maps really need to start their directions on #5. Pretty sure everyone knows how to get out of their own neighborhood. 
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sandlanders
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 18, 2013 8:15 am Reply with quote Back to top

Owners of virtuals and EarthCaches are responsible for maintaining the integrity of their caches by monitoring and deleting any bogus finds (heard of armchair logging on virts? Wink ) The CO of this cache wasn't even in the game long enough to validate his/her account.

The good news here is that there is another cache now in place that brings cachers to this meaningful spot: GC43GKR It's not a virtual, so forget that icon, but for those who remember spending quite a bit of time searching for the answer to the question posed in the virtual, you will be glad to know that this new puzzle cache provides a "road map" of where to find the necessary answers.

Oh, yeah. And the COs of the new cache are very active and still involved in the game. Wink

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gotta run
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 18, 2013 8:56 am Reply with quote Back to top

I'm trying to figure out how some cachers "signed the log" on that one in November.... Rolling Eyes
 
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Team Black-Cat
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 18, 2013 8:58 am Reply with quote Back to top

With virtual ink. Duh.

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labrat_wr
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 18, 2013 9:57 am Reply with quote Back to top

past logs indicate the CO's email was disabled sometime in 2009. Guess something caught the reviewer attention recently.

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CodeJunkie
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Joined: 2009-07-21
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 18, 2013 1:25 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Team Black-Cat wrote:
With virtual ink. Duh.

I signed with "virtual ink", but can provide the required info if needed. No armchair logging for me although it would have been easy for this one.
 
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Team Honeybunnies
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 19, 2013 4:56 pm Reply with quote Back to top

The cache in question was our first virtual, way back in 2005, and I believe even at that time our email bounced back or was unable to be sent due to an unverified address. I am sorry to see it go, like any virtual. We'll go check out the new puzzle though!
 
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