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I am so close to paperless caching

 
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fireman121
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 16, 2005 7:23 pm    Post subject: I am so close to paperless caching Reply with quote

I am so close to paperless caching I can taste it, I went on ebay and bought an inexpensive Palm IIIxe, and down loaded plucker to it. I see the icon for GPX Spinner on my desk top, but I cant seem to generate any pocket query, and yes I am a premium member.

The First time I tried to get one, all I ended up with was the caches I already found, and ever time I try after that I get a message that Your Pocket Query had no results. What am I doing wrong here. Sad
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Pear Head
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 16, 2005 7:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I assume that you are setting up pocket queries from the pocket query page on gc.com.

Pocket queries can be difficult, especially the first time around. The key is to not check TOO many things, thus narrowing your search too much.

Tell us what you have checked in your pocket query right now.

A good way to "test" your pq is to hit the preview button on the pocket query page. It will show you all of the caches that your pq will return when it is generated.
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Rouster
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 16, 2005 7:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

At a bare minimum I select:

Days to Generate (click on the current day)
Show me 500 caches
I haven't found
I don't own
Is Active

Then you have to select the Postal Code radio button and enter your ZIP code.

Click on the "Submit information" button and you should be set.
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fireman121
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 16, 2005 8:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think that might be my problem, I am checking to much.
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Pear Head
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 16, 2005 8:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

fireman121 wrote:
I think that might be my problem, I am checking to much.


It's easy to trim off some of the fat once you've got the basics entered. Like I said, try using the preview button to get a feel for what you'll get back in the PQ.

Enjoy!
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