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Team Deejay
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 11, 2013 8:35 am Reply with quote Back to top

Guys, please be sure you have contacted the owner of missing caches prior to replacing them. There are certain folks that are very offended when their cache is replaced. On the opposite end of the spectrum, replacing the cache of an owner who hasn't been heard from in several years is also a bad idea. We don't need more unmaintained listings out there. The idea is to help out someone who is temporarily busy, under the weather or just behind in their maintenance. It is NOT to help out people who have moved away, quit geocaching, etc.
 
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labrat_wr
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 11, 2013 9:10 am Reply with quote Back to top

Very good point Dave.

there are some old "legacy" caches out there that people like to see keep going long after their owners have moved along.

Perhaps one way to allow this legacy to continue would be to allow the archiving process to complete and relist it with a link to the "legacy" cache page.

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Mister Greenthumb
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 11, 2013 10:56 am Reply with quote Back to top

GC161R0 is hidden at the location of the first geocache in Wisconsin. There is a link on the page to that original cache page. Unfortunately it went missing before anyone found it. Click on the hider for some interesting info.

So what was the first cache ever found in Wisconsin?
 
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huffinpuffin2
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 11, 2013 11:15 am Reply with quote Back to top

Mister Greenthumb wrote:
GC161R0 is hidden at the location of the first geocache in Wisconsin. There is a link on the page to that original cache page. Unfortunately it went missing before anyone found it. Click on the hider for some interesting info.

So what was the first cache ever found in Wisconsin?


Ontario, Wisconsin? Smile
 
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huffinpuffin2
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 11, 2013 11:34 am Reply with quote Back to top

GC160R0=> First Down Wisconsin

Interesting thing about the Original CO is that he was quite the 'Johnny Cache Seed' back at the beginning.
 
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 11, 2013 11:49 am Reply with quote Back to top

That would also be the first muggling in Wisconsin. Sad
 
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Mister Greenthumb
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 11, 2013 12:14 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Oops! GC160R0
No wonder I have so much trouble finding caches.
 
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Team Black-Cat
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 11, 2013 1:03 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Yes, but who really HID the cache?

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 11, 2013 1:10 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Team Black-Cat wrote:
Yes, but who really HID the cache?


Are Andy Hill and iryshe not one and the same?
 
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sandlanders
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 11, 2013 1:57 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Andy Hill is the name on the cache page. This can be anything anyone wants it to be. iryshe is the name of the cache owner of the cache page according to geocachign.com. This is the person who has access to the cache page and anything that can be done with it.

I could write "huffinpuffin2" on the cache page as the cache owner of a cache I placed, but clicking on that will send you sandlanders' profile page, not huffinpuffin2's.

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sandlanders
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 11, 2013 1:58 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Team Black-Cat wrote:
Yes, but who really HID the cache?

I believe there is only one person who may know the answer to that, and it wouldn't be me. Wink

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Team Deejay
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 11, 2013 2:08 pm Reply with quote Back to top

huffinpuffin2 wrote:
Team Black-Cat wrote:
Yes, but who really HID the cache?


Are Andy Hill and iryshe not one and the same?


No. Many of these very old caches were extracted from the GPS news groups and added to the site manually by Jeremy through his reviewer account, way back when. While he was involved in the sport near the beginning, he was not that prolific of a hider as his reviewer account would imply. Smile
 
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sandlanders
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 11, 2013 2:39 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Thanks for the insight into the early days, DeeJay. Interesting piece of info. I kind of suspected that geocaching.com did some trolling and/or co-opting to build their base before people got around to discovering the site.

Orignal cache names back then: Geocache LOL

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Mister Greenthumb
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 11, 2013 2:50 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Can you imagine the logging nightmare if every cache on the ET Trail was named "geocache". Who woulda ever thunk.
 
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 11, 2013 3:07 pm Reply with quote Back to top

I don't think Mr. Irish would pick pseudonyms like "Robert & Ann Johnson", "Shelley, Matt and Adam" and "Kevin and Grace", but I might be wrong.

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