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Do you plan on going for all 31 August souvenirs?
YES! Every single one!
23%
 23%  [ 16 ]
Yes, but life might intervene.
16%
 16%  [ 11 ]
I'll cache as I usually do and get souvenirs as I get them.
25%
 25%  [ 17 ]
No. There's no way I can get them all.
2%
 2%  [ 2 ]
NO! The whole thing is a bunch of hooey!
20%
 20%  [ 14 ]
meh
11%
 11%  [ 8 ]
Total Votes : 68


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sandlanders
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Joined: 2008-01-18
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 29, 2013 9:37 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Thursday starts the 31 days of geocaching souvenirs being awarded... one for each day in August that you find a cache or attend an event.
Which poll option best describes your caching action in this next month?

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BigJim60
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Joined: 2010-01-02
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 29, 2013 9:40 pm Reply with quote Back to top

I'm planning to cache as I usually do. I could have answered:
"No, there's no way I could get them all"
"No, the whole thing is a bunch of hooey"
or "meh"

All of them apply

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hack1of2
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 29, 2013 10:03 pm Reply with quote Back to top

We once did the 366 days in a row streak and it's highly unlikely we'll ever do that again. Thirty-one days in a row isn't so bad in comparison, especially in Milwaukee where there's 2,492 caches within 10 miles of our home. We'll probably go for it.

I wonder if those that do get the 31 days in a row for August will continue that streak Question

OOH! I just noticed that this is post #600 for me! Wacko
 
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kungfuhippie
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 29, 2013 11:17 pm Reply with quote Back to top

I'll do them all, but only so I can finish up some of the souvenir challenges in Eau Claire Wink

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cheviac72
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 30, 2013 1:16 am Reply with quote Back to top

I will cache as I usually do, but I certainly agree with BigJim. I like the idea of souvenirs for cool things like states and countries, or peculiar dates (i.e. 12-12-12), but it kind of takes the fun out of things when a whole bunch of souvenirs come so easily (or not so easily in my case). Embarassed
 
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jar42
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 30, 2013 5:19 am Reply with quote Back to top

No I will cache as the mood or weather allows.

I like to go to my souvenir page and gaze at my accomplishments.
31 additional icons would just cheapen that. Rolling Eyes Laughing

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beccaday
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Joined: 2010-09-22
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 30, 2013 6:49 am Reply with quote Back to top

I'll probably try for it if I remember but I can't say that it's a top priority. I actually have plenty close to home that I haven't found yet so I just may try.

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labrat_wr
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Joined: 2007-05-19
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 30, 2013 7:27 am Reply with quote Back to top

I'm thinking that for me, gas prices alone will prevent a 31 day streak, unless I go find ones I've already found.

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beccaday
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 30, 2013 7:32 am Reply with quote Back to top

I have a feeling that this whole thing is going to inspire even more stopsign/guardrail hides so people can get a nearby smiley for the day.

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Trekkin and Birdin
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Joined: 2007-02-08
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 30, 2013 7:58 am Reply with quote Back to top

We'll give it a go for the same reason as KFH. Overall, I'd much rather get travel-related ones, but hopefully we'll get one of those next week.

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Todd300




Joined: 2009-06-05
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Location: Menominee, MI

PostPosted: Tue Jul 30, 2013 10:03 am Reply with quote Back to top

I think the real challenge here is - try NOT to cache in
August so we can NOT get these souvenirs on our profile page - Laughing

So far, I only have two and those are for caching in MI and WI.
 
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AstroD-Team
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Joined: 2004-05-19
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 30, 2013 10:12 am Reply with quote Back to top

I'm thinking when I cache in August - I'll wait and log all my finds on September 1st. It'll avoid getting those silly meaningless pixels.

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Todd300




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PostPosted: Tue Jul 30, 2013 10:39 am Reply with quote Back to top

You can still log them for August. But you have to wait a certain time. I think Groundspeak will give you a certain amount of time to log your August finds before they take away the souvenirs.
 
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hack1of2
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 30, 2013 12:45 pm Reply with quote Back to top

If you log a find in August and then delete it (so you can relog it for September to avoid the souvenir), you'll still be "stuck" with the souvenir.

We found that out the hard way. We accidently logged a battleship find but used the wrong battleship cache - one in Vermont instead of WI. We deleted the erroneous log and resubmitted it for the WI version, but now still have a Vermont souvenir that we didn't earn. Mad

On the bright side we know how to acquire a souvenir for all 50 states a la armchair. Twisted Evil
 
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 30, 2013 1:48 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Quite a lively discussion

http://forums.groundspeak.com/GC/index.php?showtopic=313544
 
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