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A good way to learn?

 
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k9soldier
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 26, 2012 11:22 pm    Post subject: A good way to learn? Reply with quote

i was wondering how people feel about geocaching videos, as a newbie its help me learn about different type of hides, this is one of my favorites http://youtu.be/DHY9cHqMwoo I see allot of comments on logs saying so and so had to call geocacher3??? to find cache ect... so as a newbie i don't have that.. so what do you all think?
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spd2662
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 27, 2012 7:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have mixed feelings on these as most people probably do. I think it's cool to see other types of caches out there but I don't know that I would like any of my hides shown to everyone. It would be flattering to have a hide that someone thought was cool enough to post until everyone figured out where the person making the videos was from. One of these guys got himself banned from Groundspeak for a while because of complaints from cache hiders that he was posting spoilers. If you watch enough of these you'll come across his youtube channel.
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WestSideDaddy
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 27, 2012 8:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have to say I really love them. I especially like the British guy "Geocachespoilers" http://www.youtube.com/user/geocachespoilers

As long as they aren't disclosing what the GC # is, or showing the coords, I think it's a great way to share.

At least that's my opinion.
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Hal-oween
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 27, 2012 9:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would rather be surprised out in the field.
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butcherandswimmer
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Location: Richfield MN

PostPosted: Fri Jan 27, 2012 9:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The best way to learn is go to and event and join a group of cachers that have done it for awhile or go to any WNC event and join in the fun.
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bflentje
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 27, 2012 9:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I maintain a website of caching experiences but I only ever advertise posts that are about my own caches. The spoilers for others remain hidden.
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RudeRat
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 27, 2012 1:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Why would you ever travel out of your way to go find a cache youknow everything about after you saw video divulging all of the creators secrets? Itís my belief that these caches are great because of what happens in the field while you are searching for them. Learning about them from others, and particularly from a video, only takes away from the intended fun.

A very nicely done video was made for one of my caches, and the videographer was kind enough to seek my permission to publish it. I reluctantly said no because I strongly prefer people experience the cache for themselves rather than watch it online. Posting a video of a cache is like posting the solution to a puzzle. Once the cache is archived is a great time to come out with the video, or divulge the solution to a puzzle, but not while it is active IMHO.
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bflentje
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 27, 2012 1:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

RudeRat wrote:
Why would you ever travel out of your way to go find a cache youknow everything about after you saw video divulging all of the creators secrets? Itís my belief that these caches are great because of what happens in the field while you are searching for them. Learning about them from others, and particularly from a video, only takes away from the intended fun.

A very nicely done video was made for one of my caches, and the videographer was kind enough to seek my permission to publish it. I reluctantly said no because I strongly prefer people experience the cache for themselves rather than watch it online. Posting a video of a cache is like posting the solution to a puzzle. Once the cache is archived is a great time to come out with the video, or divulge the solution to a puzzle, but not while it is active IMHO.


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AerosmithPA
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 27, 2012 1:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

RudeRat wrote:
Why would you ever travel out of your way to go find a cache youknow everything about after you saw video divulging all of the creators secrets? Itís my belief that these caches are great because of what happens in the field while you are searching for them. Learning about them from others, and particularly from a video, only takes away from the intended fun.

A very nicely done video was made for one of my caches, and the videographer was kind enough to seek my permission to publish it. I reluctantly said no because I strongly prefer people experience the cache for themselves rather than watch it online. Posting a video of a cache is like posting the solution to a puzzle. Once the cache is archived is a great time to come out with the video, or divulge the solution to a puzzle, but not while it is active IMHO.



RudeRat's Southern Breeze.

Video no longer for sale on black market.

GC2TGNX.
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KRedEP
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 27, 2012 3:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I agree with most of the comments above. The exciting part of geocaching is not knowing what you will find when you arrive. Having said that, I also don't have an issue with people calling and asking for help (it's a community builder after all) and I'm always happy to help people if they are stuck. Feel free to email me if you are stuck on a cache that I have found.
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butcherandswimmer
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 27, 2012 4:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

RudeRat wrote:
Why would you ever travel out of your way to go find a cache youknow everything about after you saw video divulging all of the creators secrets? Itís my belief that these caches are great because of what happens in the field while you are searching for them. Learning about them from others, and particularly from a video, only takes away from the intended fun.

A very nicely done video was made for one of my caches, and the videographer was kind enough to seek my permission to publish it. I reluctantly said no because I strongly prefer people experience the cache for themselves rather than watch it online. Posting a video of a cache is like posting the solution to a puzzle. Once the cache is archived is a great time to come out with the video, or divulge the solution to a puzzle, but not while it is active IMHO.

GC2QNWX
Created by: ruderat. Who made this movie? and I could not have found it without watching the vidio
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RudeRat
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 27, 2012 5:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

AerosmithPA wrote:
RudeRat wrote:
Why would you ever travel out of your way to go find a cache youknow everything about after you saw video divulging all of the creators secrets? Itís my belief that these caches are great because of what happens in the field while you are searching for them. Learning about them from others, and particularly from a video, only takes away from the intended fun.

A very nicely done video was made for one of my caches, and the videographer was kind enough to seek my permission to publish it. I reluctantly said no because I strongly prefer people experience the cache for themselves rather than watch it online. Posting a video of a cache is like posting the solution to a puzzle. Once the cache is archived is a great time to come out with the video, or divulge the solution to a puzzle, but not while it is active IMHO.



RudeRat's Southern Breeze.

Video no longer for sale on black market.

GC2TGNX.

Thanks again for waiting for me to archive the cache before publishing the video. Very Happy
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AerosmithPA
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 27, 2012 5:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

RudeRat wrote:
AerosmithPA wrote:
RudeRat wrote:
Why would you ever travel out of your way to go find a cache youknow everything about after you saw video divulging all of the creators secrets? Itís my belief that these caches are great because of what happens in the field while you are searching for them. Learning about them from others, and particularly from a video, only takes away from the intended fun.

A very nicely done video was made for one of my caches, and the videographer was kind enough to seek my permission to publish it. I reluctantly said no because I strongly prefer people experience the cache for themselves rather than watch it online. Posting a video of a cache is like posting the solution to a puzzle. Once the cache is archived is a great time to come out with the video, or divulge the solution to a puzzle, but not while it is active IMHO.



RudeRat's Southern Breeze.

Video no longer for sale on black market.

GC2TGNX.

Thanks again for waiting for me to archive the cache before publishing the video. Very Happy


The CO was the only one to used my video to make the find (on a maintenance run). So, you're welcome!
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dornole
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 29, 2012 3:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Can't say I've looked into these but I can see enjoying some "armchair caching" especially, say different countries where I'm unlikely to go.
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ChristaM
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PostPosted: Sat May 05, 2012 12:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

dornole wrote:
Can't say I've looked into these but I can see enjoying some "armchair caching" especially, say different countries where I'm unlikely to go.


Yeah, the same, the same;)

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