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15Tango
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 18, 2004 3:51 am    Post subject: Dropped and Retrieved Reply with quote

Do many people have issues with someone dropping then retrieving the same bug from a cache? I myself do it all the time--I'll pick up a bug, then visit a few micro caches, so I'll log the bug in and out, or I'll hit a few trads but decide to keep the bug because I think I'll be able to get it closer to it's goal, so I'll log it in and out. On the gc.com forums, dropping and retrieving the same bug seems to be a main issue, but I know that there is only a minority of cachers that browse those forums, and only a minority of those people who voice their opinions. If it is an issue, then I just won't log the bug into caches that I visit while I have the bug but don't leave it. I can see how some people can get annoyed with getting flooded with "no reply" emails from gc.com for the same bug in the hands of the same cacher, but as a bug owner, I feel that's only a minor inconvenience--at least I know my bug is in the hands of an active cacher and is travelling (and racking up miles).
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King Boreas
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 18, 2004 4:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have no problem at all.
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Marsha and Silent Bob
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 18, 2004 6:26 am    Post subject: Re: Dropped and Retrieved Reply with quote

15Tango wrote:
Do many people have issues with someone dropping then retrieving the same bug from a cache? I myself do it all the time--I'll pick up a bug, then visit a few micro caches, so I'll log the bug in and out, or I'll hit a few trads but decide to keep the bug because I think I'll be able to get it closer to it's goal, so I'll log it in and out.

Are they really upset with putting miles on the bug or are they upset with people logging a bug in and out to up their stats numbers?

I logged a bug in and out of a cache recently. I was moving it to Ohio and I had went caching in Dayton, MN. The bug's goal was to go to Dayton, OH. I thought it seemed to fit so I had it "visit" the Dayton, MN cache just for the miles...

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Lyverbird
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 18, 2004 6:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have a very strong opinion here.








To each his own, not worth aurguing over.
I like the Dayton, MN idea, on its way to Dayton, OH. Nice twist.

P.S. My strong opinion doesn't count, I don't own any bugs, Just one Geo coin.
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Marsha and Silent Bob
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 18, 2004 7:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

WicketsWanderingPonyPatro wrote:
To each his own, not worth aurguing over.

I think at this point it is at least somewhat constructive. I think that if we headed over to the GC.com forum it might be less so... Smile Jeremy ended "to each his own" when he did what he did which is partly why Centris said what she did. GC "guidelines" (or whatever they refer to them as) were to be loose and free. Now he is deciding what to do.

Whether I agree with that or not is something that might make this discussion anti-productive Wink

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Moe the Sleaze
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 18, 2004 7:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

There are people on the gc.com boards that will get upset over anything. Heaven forbid you place their bugs in a bug hotel! Unless the owner has expressed in their description that they don't want their bug logged in and out that way, don't sweat it.
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Lyverbird
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 18, 2004 7:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oooohhh Yuck, I said the same as Irish, yuck. I shall scrub my key board with soap. I see your point, we can expect a new rule coming soon. In England we tell Irish jokes like Americans tell Polish and Blonde jokes. Lets hope that he remembers the Grandfather Clause this time. If he does say no drop and pick ups the same cache the same day, I can see lots of bugs with just that goal. To get droped and picked in the same cache as much and as fast as possible. Twisted Evil
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Marsha and Silent Bob
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 18, 2004 7:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

WicketsWanderingPonyPatro wrote:
I can see lots of bugs with just that goal. To get droped and picked in the same cache as much and as fast as possible. Twisted Evil

There are "chain reaction bugs" which never get logged out of caches. They remain in a cache and are "passed" to another. I wouldn't be so fond of that myself as it shows up as having a bug checked in but there isn't one there.

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