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wizardofooze



Joined: Feb 08, 2011
Posts: 25

PostPosted: Tue Feb 08, 2011 12:26 pm    Post subject: Greetings from your friendly local BC Geocache Reviewer! Reply with quote

A few months ago, Groundspeak asked me to step in and assist mtn-man with the ever-increasing number of geocaches submitted throughout BC. I've had a chance to meet many of you already, either through emails or in person, and I look forward to meeting more of you!

Many common questions that I've been asked can be answered by reading the Geocaching Listing Guidelines. The link to those guidelines is at the bottom of each cache page -- you must check off the box that indicates you've read them before submitting your cache! It's a great idea to read them often, as the Guidelines are updated to reflect the ever-changing directions that geocaching takes. Here's the link to those guidelines -- take a few minutes to look them over: Listing Guidelines If you don't find an answer to your question there, you can also send me an email 1wizardofooze@gmail.com Be sure to include your cache's GC number, your email address, and your cacher name!

From time to time, I'll be submitting comments here to help make geocaching more fun and user-friendly for everyone.

There seems to be some confusion regarding the proper procedure for a "Needs Archived" log on a disabled cache. The "NA" log should only be used as a last resort. Before submitting a "NA" log on a cache, check to see if there's a reason why a cache is disabled. Is it inaccessible in the wintertime, or is the cache area under construction? Has the cache owner logged on to geocaching.com within the past few months, or has he/she indicated that they plan to replace a missing cache? If so, the correct log to use is a "Needs Maintenance" log rather than a "Needs Archived" log. This will remind the cache owner that their cache is under the weather and needs some attention.

Only after a number of "Did Not Find" logs, where the cache owner is unresponsive, and a period of at least several months have elapsed, should a "Needs Archive" log be posted to a cache. Most times, caches will be repaired or replaced with a friendly reminder, either by email or by posting a "Needs Maintenance" log, rather than resorting to a "Needs Archived".

See you on the trails,

Wizard of Ooze
Geocache Reviewer   full article.
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Cuddlefish



Joined: Oct 20, 2008
Posts: 299

PostPosted: Tue Feb 08, 2011 8:56 pm    Post subject: Re: Greetings from your friendly local BC Geocache Reviewer! Reply with quote

Thank you, Wiz (hope I'm not being too informal Jester ) for this friendly reminder. And thank you for the work you do to along with mtn-man for our local bunch of cachers. Smile
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katcogo



Joined: Feb 21, 2009
Posts: 543
Location: Burnaby

PostPosted: Tue Feb 08, 2011 11:51 pm    Post subject: Re: Greetings from your friendly local BC Geocache Reviewer! Reply with quote

Welcome aboard Wiz! Some of us have noticed your lightning fast speed on publishing at times. Hope to meet you some time soon.
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Magicman65



Joined: Nov 02, 2009
Posts: 110
Location: Victoria

PostPosted: Wed Feb 09, 2011 9:43 pm    Post subject: Re: Greetings from your friendly local BC Geocache Reviewer! Reply with quote

Hi Laurie,

I know I already emailed you personally to welcome you, but I will now do so formally,

WELCOME Wizard of Ooze!!!!

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Mr. Wilson and a Mt. Goat



Joined: May 01, 2009
Posts: 481
Location: Nanaimo

PostPosted: Wed Feb 09, 2011 9:53 pm    Post subject: Re: Greetings from your friendly local BC Geocache Reviewer! Reply with quote

A BIG WARM WELCOME from Nanaimoites too!
Thank you so much for volunteering your time!

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vanislelady



Joined: Jan 20, 2007
Posts: 229
Location: Campbell River

PostPosted: Wed Feb 09, 2011 11:08 pm    Post subject: Re: Greetings from your friendly local BC Geocache Reviewer! Reply with quote

Welcome!!!!! Seen you pubish within minutes...Do you live on the computer or do you find time to cache?? Jester
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Raygar



Joined: Feb 10, 2007
Posts: 86

PostPosted: Sat Feb 12, 2011 1:17 pm    Post subject: Re: Greetings from your friendly local BC Geocache Reviewer! Reply with quote

Thanks for the info and all your past and future efforts
Cheers
The Stainless Steel Rat
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JesseVader08



Joined: Sep 22, 2010
Posts: 2
Location: Kelowna

PostPosted: Sat Feb 19, 2011 10:41 pm    Post subject: Re: Greetings from your friendly local BC Geocache Reviewer! Reply with quote

I had my first cache published by you just this morning, which I had only submitted the night before! I was amazed how quickly it happened, certainly faster than the 3 day guideline. Many thanks!
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