MnGCA Home MnGCA
Minnesota Geocaching Association
 
 FAQFAQ   SearchSearch   User listUser list   UsergroupsUsergroups   RegisterRegister 
 ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 

Questions about adopting a cache

 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    MnGCA Forum Index -> Geocaching Websites
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
RINO SHAWN
Geocacher


Joined: 18 Nov 2004

Posts: 194

PostPosted: Mon Mar 28, 2005 10:06 pm    Post subject: Questions about adopting a cache Reply with quote

I thought this topic was covered recently, but I could not find it...hope this is in the right forum:

I need some advice from those of you with more experience at adopting caches...... there is a cache close to home that I am trying to adopt..GCHH99

I read about how to go about it on GC.com's question & answer area.....I had emailed the cache owner with no response...I sent a copy of that email with an explanation of why I wanted to adopt this cache to contact@geocaching.com

I got some sort of generic confirmation email stating they got my email...and something to the effect of..they get thousands of emails each day, and it would take awhile to get to them all.

Meanwhile...the computer that I was using when I sent all this has crashed and burned....I lost EVERYTHING!!!

I am using a brand new computer now...I do not have a copy of the confirmation email....or the copy of the email I sent to the cache owner..

a good 2 months have gone by with no results or email from anyone from GC.com

I can only assume there is a better (faster) way to adopt this cache.

What should I do???? Confused
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
Pear Head
Past MnGCA President


Joined: 04 Apr 2004

Posts: 5694

PostPosted: Mon Mar 28, 2005 10:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Personally I would just email mtn-man through his profile and give him a condensed version of what you just wrote. Mtn-man is normally the approver for our area so I that's why I pick him...
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website AIM Address Yahoo Messenger
Marsha and Silent Bob
Past MnGCA President


Joined: 02 Sep 2003

Posts: 6261

PostPosted: Mon Mar 28, 2005 10:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

email contact@geocaching.com with:

adopt GCXXXX in the subject line. Make sure you explain you have attempted contact w/the previous owner and that there was no reply. CC mtn-man.
_________________
Sad state of affairs.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
RINO SHAWN
Geocacher


Joined: 18 Nov 2004

Posts: 194

PostPosted: Mon Mar 28, 2005 10:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks guys!

I will resubmit it like SB suggests (contact@ & CC mtn-man) Smile
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
King Boreas
Geocacher


Joined: 16 Dec 2002

Posts: 2440

PostPosted: Mon Mar 28, 2005 11:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Be sure to mention that the owner has not logged on since Thursday, November 25, 2004
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
RINO SHAWN
Geocacher


Joined: 18 Nov 2004

Posts: 194

PostPosted: Thu Mar 31, 2005 7:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, I resubmitted my request to adopt the cache on tuesday evening....hope it goes thru.....

Sent it to: contact@geocaching.com.....
when I CC to mtn-man, I keyed in mtn-man@geocaching.com

Is that how I was supposed to do it?? Or should I have found his profile on geocaching.com and sent it there?????

Thanks for your help!!

Shawn Rolling Eyes
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
Pear Head
Past MnGCA President


Joined: 04 Apr 2004

Posts: 5694

PostPosted: Thu Mar 31, 2005 7:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

RINO SHAWN wrote:
Sent it to: contact@geocaching.com.....
when I CC to mtn-man, I keyed in mtn-man@geocaching.com

Is that how I was supposed to do it?? Or should I have found his profile on geocaching.com and sent it there?????


I don't believe that the mtn-man address you used will work (I would be very surprised if it did). I would email him through his profile. Just cut and paste your email text to the page on gc.com for emailing him. He also reads these forums from time to time although it's been about a month and a half since he's been in here.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website AIM Address Yahoo Messenger
RINO SHAWN
Geocacher


Joined: 18 Nov 2004

Posts: 194

PostPosted: Thu Mar 31, 2005 8:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks again... I knew when I tried to CC to mtn-man that it just didn't "feel" right. Shocked



SB, got your message....thanx Very Happy
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
RINO SHAWN
Geocacher


Joined: 18 Nov 2004

Posts: 194

PostPosted: Fri Apr 01, 2005 4:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks SB, KB, and Pear Head!!

I got very quick results after taking your advice.....mtn-man sent me a CC of the email he sent to contact@gc.com within an hour of me sending an e-mail to him (at his correct email Embarassed ).....and I just checked when I got home from work tonight and the cache is already transferred to me...I will replace the cache very soon and have it up and running again.

Shawn Very Happy
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail
Marsha and Silent Bob
Past MnGCA President


Joined: 02 Sep 2003

Posts: 6261

PostPosted: Fri Apr 01, 2005 7:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great, glad everything worked out for ya Smile
_________________
Sad state of affairs.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    MnGCA Forum Index -> Geocaching Websites All times are GMT - 6 Hours
Page 1 of 1

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum


Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2002 phpBB Group
Geocaching Cache Icons, Copyright 2009, Groundspeak Inc. All rights reserved. Used with Permission.