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Cristo9FP



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PostPosted: Sat Nov 22, 2008 11:02 pm    Post subject: Posting "Needs Maintenance" or "Needs Archiving" Reply with quote

Hi all

Is it appropriate to post a "Needs Maintenance" or "Needs Archiving" note for a cache that you haven't personally looked for?

For example: GCV1DX

Thanks.
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tlgTakingAbreak



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PostPosted: Sun Nov 23, 2008 8:29 am    Post subject: Re: Posting "Needs Maintenance" or "Needs Archiving" Reply with quote

It's up to you. However, the needs maintenance log does not get a reviewers attention so they somewhat useless in cases like this. Random SBA notes tend to tick off some of the more sensitive cachers out there so, if it really bugs you, you can always email mtn-man with the waypoint and let him deal with it.


Cristo9FP wrote:
Hi all

Is it appropriate to post a "Needs Maintenance" or "Needs Archiving" note for a cache that you haven't personally looked for?

For example: GCV1DX

Thanks.

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Cristo9FP



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PostPosted: Sun Nov 23, 2008 8:37 am    Post subject: Re: Posting "Needs Maintenance" or "Needs Archiving" Reply with quote

tlg wrote:
...you can always email mtn-man with the waypoint and let him deal with it.

Well, actually I did that already a few days ago but no response or action yet. I know mtn-man is a volunteer and probably extremely busy so I'm 100% ok that he Didn't! Immediately! Respond! This thread is not me being impatient about one particular cache; I'm just wondering what's "kosher" and what's not.

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Mach2003dead



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PostPosted: Sun Nov 23, 2008 12:59 pm    Post subject: Re: Posting "Needs Maintenance" or "Needs Archiving" Reply with quote

I don't understand what circumstances would cause a cacher to post a NM log for a cache that they never sought after. How would they KNOW it needs maintenence?

I have, and can see good reasons for a cacher placing a SBA log though. Some caches are abandoned by the lister, and after many DNF and/or NM logs, it just sits idle, taking up space on everyones closest list and PQ's. If mtn-man disagrees with the SBA, he can choose to do nothing about it. If the lister responds. all the better.

I have seen NM logs from cachers who have never visited the location, and have found a perfictly good, well placed cache there when I did visit (after the NM was logged). This is extra important if the owner is unable to post the "Owner Maintained" log to the page, as it flags it as broken, even though it may not be.
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tlgTakingAbreak



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PostPosted: Sun Nov 23, 2008 7:06 pm    Post subject: Re: Posting "Needs Maintenance" or "Needs Archiving" Reply with quote

What's "kosher"? Good question. I've learned over the years that it's best to avoid sticking an SBA on a cache unless you're 100% certain that it needs to be archived. A lot of cache owners take it as a personal insult when someone posts an SBA log on their cache. I see no reason for the NM log type, the SBA works just as well and has the added bonus of bringing the cache to the attention of the reviewers.

Personally, I would never post an SBA or a NM log on a cache that I had not found to be in need of either log. But there is no hard and fast rule. (Thankfully, we don't need any more rules.)



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tlg wrote:
...you can always email mtn-man with the waypoint and let him deal with it.

Well, actually I did that already a few days ago but no response or action yet. I know mtn-man is a volunteer and probably extremely busy so I'm 100% ok that he Didn't! Immediately! Respond! This thread is not me being impatient about one particular cache; I'm just wondering what's "kosher" and what's not.

Thanks.

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