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Rocky Banks



Joined: Feb 04, 2012
Posts: 20
Location: North Vancouver

PostPosted: Tue Jul 31, 2012 8:54 am    Post subject: Trackable Etiquette Reply with quote

I'd appreciate some feedback on the appropriateness (if that is a word) on the following. One of my Travel Bugs, Mr. Bill Junior, was picked up in Hawaii and never moved by a couple in Bellingham, who suddenly stopped geocaching. I used the 'copy' travel bug tag to resurrect him and get him going again. He, along with 8 other travel bugs has gone missing from a cache in Portugal. I'd like to get him going yet again, would it be kosher to create a tag on my own with the same tracking code and relaunch him? If yes, do any of you have any good suggestions for creating my own tag? (Or should I quit being so cheap and just buy another set of tags?)
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vanislelady



Joined: Jan 20, 2007
Posts: 224
Location: Campbell River

PostPosted: Tue Jul 31, 2012 11:11 am    Post subject: Re: Trackable Etiquette Reply with quote

Sometimes we just have to give them an honorable goodbye...
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Cuddlefish



Joined: Oct 20, 2008
Posts: 291

PostPosted: Tue Jul 31, 2012 5:59 pm    Post subject: Re: Trackable Etiquette Reply with quote

Sometimes they get resurrected years later when you least suspect. canadianbacon has a good story about one of his TBs that that happened to.
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katcogo



Joined: Feb 21, 2009
Posts: 522
Location: Burnaby

PostPosted: Tue Jul 31, 2012 9:45 pm    Post subject: Re: Trackable Etiquette Reply with quote

I had one of my missing trackables show up at an event I was hosting, unbeknownst to me at the time. I've also had one taken by a self professed pirate in Florida who emailed me to confirm that he had it and was keeping it. I got an email a few months ago from a gentleman who creates replacement TBs for missing bugs, I'll try to dig it up.
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The-A-Team



Joined: Dec 14, 2009
Posts: 35

PostPosted: Wed Aug 01, 2012 8:22 pm    Post subject: Re: Trackable Etiquette Reply with quote

There's nothing that says it has to be a metal tag. Print an image of a tag on a small piece of paper, laminate it, and attach it to an item. I've seen lots of these in caches.
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Rocky Banks



Joined: Feb 04, 2012
Posts: 20
Location: North Vancouver

PostPosted: Sun Apr 28, 2013 9:52 am    Post subject: Re: Trackable Etiquette Reply with quote

Well, will wonders never cease! My "Quatchi's Turn" Travel Bug started its world tour in New Zealand in March of 2010. It went missing, along with several other TB's in Japan in September of 2011. I just received an e-mail from a cacher in New Zealand who just found it in a cache down under!!! I am going to try to retrieve the copy TB that I sent out and then have this kind person place it in another cache to allow Quatchi to resume his world travel.
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katcogo



Joined: Feb 21, 2009
Posts: 522
Location: Burnaby

PostPosted: Sun Apr 28, 2013 10:39 pm    Post subject: Re: Trackable Etiquette Reply with quote

That is awesome! Those are the stories that keep us eternal optimists going. Hope Quatchi makes it home soon.

I got a notification the other day about a BCGA 2007 coin (owned by the BCGA) that had been missing since 2007 was found in a random cache and is now on the move again.
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Mr. Wilson and a Mt. Goat



Joined: May 01, 2009
Posts: 479
Location: Nanaimo

PostPosted: Mon Apr 29, 2013 11:43 pm    Post subject: Re: Trackable Etiquette Reply with quote

Reminds me of this coin I found in a TB Hotel at YVR: /track/details.aspx?id=747349&page=2, it was last logged in California before I picked it up over a year later.

Wow! Good to see the 2007BCGA coin up and traveling again, that's quite the hibernation it had!

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