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hack1of2
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Joined: 2010-11-30
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Location: Wauwatosa, WI

PostPosted: Sat Dec 14, 2013 11:58 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Lacknothing wrote:
Team Deejay wrote:
I just checked and we have given out 72% of our available points. Basically, if we like a cache, it gets a favorite point. We really use favorites to decide what caches to seek on trips, so I appreciate you all being serious about awarding them. Based on some of the caches I found in Vegas, I think people out there award points based on how drunk they are when the find the cache.


I am guessing there is a lot of drunkedness....so that could be interesting...

Dave we noticed the same thing in Las Vegas. When we were there we mainly went after caches with 50 to 250 favorites, and many were lame P&G's or virtuals of little significance.
 
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Todd300




Joined: 2009-06-05
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 15, 2013 11:47 am Reply with quote Back to top

That's why I never filter caches by favorites. One person's favorite may not necessarily mean it will be the favorite of another person.
 
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Team Deejay
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Joined: 2005-10-02
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Location: Rochester, WI, US

PostPosted: Sun Dec 15, 2013 9:29 pm Reply with quote Back to top

Lacknothing wrote:
Team Deejay wrote:
I just checked and we have given out 72% of our available points. Basically, if we like a cache, it gets a favorite point. We really use favorites to decide what caches to seek on trips, so I appreciate you all being serious about awarding them. Based on some of the caches I found in Vegas, I think people out there award points based on how drunk they are when the find the cache.


I am guessing there is a lot of drunkedness....so that could be interesting...


Not really. It means people favorite things like:

- A virtual where you simply take a photo where the location of the photo is 500 feet away from the listed coordinates. (We took our picture at the listed coordinates) - 186 favorite points
- A virtual with no task or question located at a store. (We took a picture, yea) - 277 favorite points
- A nano on a sign in front of a shopping center where the coordinates are actually in the middle of shopping center inside the building (its a 3 story building). The hint gives the location if you happen to read it before wandering all over the stupid mall. - 53 favorite points
- A fake light plate on a McDonalds sign, placed by a local timeshare business (next door to McDs), where as soon as you sign in, they come out and start the timeshare spiel. - 50 favorite points

Quite frankly, I wasn't amused by any of this.

That said, everywhere else we have been delighted by the caches we find by using the favorites feature, especially in Wisconsin, Indiana, and Illinois. Even in Vegas, we found a lot of great caches out in the desert by using the feature, as well as some great stuff in the city. There was a cache at a Drive-Thru wedding chapel (yes, really), where we happened upon it with a wedding going on, complete with an Elvis impersonator and a pink Cadillac. Never would have found that one without using favorites. I'll keep using the feature for sure. I just wish people would remember that they are endorsing these things when they put favorite points on parking lot LPCs.
 
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Northwoods Tom
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Joined: 2010-12-03
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 16, 2013 9:15 am Reply with quote Back to top

Team Deejay wrote:
- A fake light plate on a McDonalds sign, placed by a local timeshare business (next door to McDs), where as soon as you sign in, they come out and start the timeshare spiel. - 50 favorite points

I would like to know where this one is located so I can grab it after hours Cool
 
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Lostby7
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Joined: 2005-06-07
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 17, 2013 10:49 am Reply with quote Back to top

I've awarded 19% of mine. I still have over 350 to award. I generally favor quality caches and EarthCaches. I love caching on bike trails but the problem is I tend not to keep good records when doing so, so often those folks lose out on a deserved favorite point due to my poor housekeeping.
 
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cheviac72
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Joined: Jan 01, 2012
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Location: Beloit, WI

PostPosted: Wed Dec 18, 2013 1:49 am Reply with quote Back to top

I have given away 76 of my 100 favorite points. Sometimes it's for creative cache containers, sometimes it's for creative puzzles, sometimes it's for creative hides. I really don't think that I have ever given a P&G a favorite point. I like quality over quantity, not that I am above going and doing a load of LPCs when the mood strikes me.
 
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