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team_geomonkey
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 01, 2010 9:30 am    Post subject: Odd new cacher? Reply with quote

wondering who else has come across a new cacher that goes by (spuke)
http://www.geocaching.com/profile/?guid=4c9650ab-d691-474c-b079-ab1e34d88a08

Cacher has no finds, I have seen that this person has actually signed the paper logs, but writes a note on gc.com that just says "peekaboo". I first noticed on one of my new caches - almost made me go back to make sure it wasn't muggled. He/she also logged at GC2CQAG Coffee and Tea event.. "peekaboo, I was there" -- I find it a little creepy? or a new cacher that just doesn't know or want to log an actual "attended" or "found it"?
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A-body
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 01, 2010 9:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've seen the same "peekaboo" logs on a few caches in the New Prague/Jordan/Belle Plaine area also. I too thought they were quite odd.
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GeoPierce
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 01, 2010 9:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That user logged one of my caches and I assumed it was a bogus account so I deleted it. I didn't get any email from them so that confirms my assumptions.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 01, 2010 11:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I agree it's creepy. He/She has logged my caches as well with just the peekaboo. He/She doesn't seem to reply to any emails.
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bflentje
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 01, 2010 11:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

GeoPierce wrote:
That user logged one of my caches and I assumed it was a bogus account so I deleted it. I didn't get any email from them so that confirms my assumptions.


Blind log deleting... hmm. I suppose if it wasn't a Found It.
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Tri-Chick
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 01, 2010 11:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think that was the same cacher that emailed me saying one of my published caches was on private property (which it isn't)
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GeoPierce
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 01, 2010 1:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

bflentje wrote:
GeoPierce wrote:
That user logged one of my caches and I assumed it was a bogus account so I deleted it. I didn't get any email from them so that confirms my assumptions.

Blind log deleting... hmm. I suppose if it wasn't a Found It.

I don't care. It was a note and just the username makes it sound like a joke.
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bflentje
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 01, 2010 3:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

GeoPierce wrote:
bflentje wrote:
GeoPierce wrote:
That user logged one of my caches and I assumed it was a bogus account so I deleted it. I didn't get any email from them so that confirms my assumptions.

Blind log deleting... hmm. I suppose if it wasn't a Found It.

I don't care. It was a note and just the username makes it sound like a joke.


Oh, not making judgements. I was more or less contemplating what I'd do.
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Arcticabn
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 02, 2010 9:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sounds like a local cacher with a sock puppet account playing Halloween games.

If it gets to the point of being abusive then just complain to gc.com and they will either fix the problem or remove the account. Not much else you can do. Nothing says that a cacher has to log.
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ST11
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 02, 2010 12:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had this person do the same on one of my hides. I sent and email but the person said it was His/Her intent to just post notes.
I guess I don't really care what people do..
So I just let it be.
Is it just you or me?
As I say with modest glee!
People can be what they wish, maybe........
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EPMinnesota
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 02, 2010 4:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ST11 wrote:
I had this person do the same on one of my hides. I sent and email but the person said it was His/Her intent to just post notes.
I guess I don't really care what people do..
So I just let it be.
Is it just you or me?
As I say with modest glee!
People can be what they wish, maybe........


which hide was that?
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A-body
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 02, 2010 9:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is the one ST11 was talking about. It was the first one I had seen. IIRC, the paper log is signed

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buzzg0703
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 06, 2010 8:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I ran across them in New Ulm at: http://coord.info/GC2CK5Z on Sept. 25th. I drove past this cache and saw a car parked nearby. I went to another and then came back for this one. They planted a "decoy cache" in a beacon near the real cache with a note: "Decoy! Keep looking. spuke". They signed the log in the original cache.

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Sharknose Bunnies
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 09, 2010 4:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sparkyfry pointed me to this thread. Very interesting...

I was up early one morning, before dawn, looking in a park for the FTF on a cache called Fence Line when I heard footsteps coming towards me in the dark. I've been in woods enough to know the difference between the sounds of people and animals, and my initial reaction was that another cacher was nearby: the sounds, the noise, the movement, everything, struck me as human.

But then nothing happened. No more sounds. I flashed my flashlight around the woods, which were very heavily overgrown, but I didn't see anything. I actually got a bit scared at the time, as I was convinced there was another person there. But when nothing happened, I figured that it must have been some sort of an animal moving about. I found the cache, moved on the next cache and didn't hear or see anything else strange.

Later that day when I was looking over the logs on the cache, I noticed that rickrich logged the cache after that, but right after that was a note posted by spuke saying "peekaboo."

I wouldn't say that it scared me at all, but it did make me wonder if the two events were connected. Haven't had anything happen like that since then, so I'm pretty sure it was just a coincidence.
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MrRogersNghbor
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 09, 2010 11:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

He/ she also has been leavind "decoy" caches at several locations. It is an interesting phenomena.
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