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I heart Geocaching - Lab Caches
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nsaj
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 27, 2014 1:09 pm    Post subject: I heart Geocaching - Lab Caches Reply with quote

Hi.

I was just curious what folks thought of this idea? Is it a way to "replace" virtuals in the future? E.g. Find a statue and enter the date ...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QHzqrPCvQ7M

Cheers,
nsaj
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sir_zman
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Joined: 30 Jun 2005

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 27, 2014 1:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't understand how this replaces virtuals in any way... But that being said...looks like I need to find someone who wants to exchange these with...my wife doesn't have a premium account, so anyone out there want to swap icons with me?
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dmnrec
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 27, 2014 4:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't have a smart phone Sad
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A-body
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Joined: 26 Jun 2009

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 27, 2014 9:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is it only me, or do others think this might be something 13 year olds might enjoy. About the lamest video I've seen in a while
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Gat R Done
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Joined: 29 Dec 2011

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 29, 2014 10:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Complete information can be found in Groundspeak's Help Center

For those concerned about their statistics, be sure to read and understand the 'Statistics' information.
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RyanLisaKayla
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Joined: 10 Aug 2011

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 29, 2014 11:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gat R Done wrote:
Complete information can be found in Groundspeak's Help Center

For those concerned about their statistics, be sure to read and understand the 'Statistics' information.


Ooh... Do not like that. For "OCD" types, like myself, having a smiley that adds to my total count, but NOT to the other statistic type stuff would be very annoying...

Thanks for sharing this information! I need not worry about participating in this one now! Smile
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bflentje
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 29, 2014 4:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gat R Done wrote:
Complete information can be found in Groundspeak's Help Center

For those concerned about their statistics, be sure to read and understand the 'Statistics' information.


Ok, I read through all of the materials. One thing is for sure, I had better continue staying away from the national forums because this ranks up there with the space station geocache.. it has to be one of the lamest ideas ever. I might get banned again. What are these people at GS smoking anyway?
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AustinMN
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 29, 2014 9:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A-body wrote:
Is it only me, or do others think this might be something 13 year olds might enjoy. About the lamest video I've seen in a while


Do you mean 1<3 year olds? Twisted Evil
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A-body
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 29, 2014 9:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

bflentje wrote:
Gat R Done wrote:
Complete information can be found in Groundspeak's Help Center

For those concerned about their statistics, be sure to read and understand the 'Statistics' information.


Ok, I read through all of the materials. One thing is for sure, I had better continue staying away from the national forums because this ranks up there with the space station geocache.. it has to be one of the lamest ideas ever. I might get banned again. What are these people at GS smoking anyway?


Mary Jane is legal in WA isn't it?
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sir_zman
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 30, 2014 7:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I really don't understand the hate from you guys. This is a lab cache, it's just for a limited time and I think it's a fun V-Day idea. I don't mind adding an icon to my profile. If this was an idea for a new, all the time cache type, I'd be with you, but for such a limited time, I'm down with it.

P.s. Still looking for someone out there who wants to swap icons with me...I'll setup one by you, you setup one by me.
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RyanLisaKayla
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 30, 2014 10:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

sir_zman wrote:
I really don't understand the hate from you guys. This is a lab cache, it's just for a limited time and I think it's a fun V-Day idea. I don't mind adding an icon to my profile. If this was an idea for a new, all the time cache type, I'd be with you, but for such a limited time, I'm down with it.


I thought it was a fun idea too at first, and I think it will still be kind of cool for some people. V-Day or maybe even marriage proposals for a couple really into this hobby. Birthday presents for people born this month. Lots of creative ideas could be done with this. And I would have loved to get another icon.

But they lost me at the statistics thing. Either go all the way or not at all. If it adds to the smiley count, it should add to everything else too so that it doesn't become this "one number off" issue every time I'm trying to figure something else out statistics wise. And how would the GSAK statistics program handle this? It doesn't show up in "My Finds", so that will be another headache. The GSAK count and smiley count will be forever out of sync. If they can't commit to the whole thing, then I think it should just be maybe a souvenir or something like that rather than an actual smiley that they can't fully commit to. Bummer, cuz I do think it could have been fun otherwise...
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bflentje
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 30, 2014 10:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

sir_zman wrote:
I really don't understand the hate from you guys. This is a lab cache, it's just for a limited time and I think it's a fun V-Day idea. I don't mind adding an icon to my profile. If this was an idea for a new, all the time cache type, I'd be with you, but for such a limited time, I'm down with it.

P.s. Still looking for someone out there who wants to swap icons with me...I'll setup one by you, you setup one by me.


Not sure I ever used the word hate. Besides broccoli, I can't think of a single thing (or person) that I truly hate. I merely expressed that I thought it was totally lame.
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Copaman
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Joined: 25 May 2011

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 30, 2014 12:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

First came the challenges that didn't add to the "smilies" but counted with numbers, albeit to another counter.

Then, they didn't like the challenges and REMOVED ALL TRACE OF THEM FOREVER!

So, hey, let's do lab caches! Wait, no one bothered with Challenges, because they didn't count towards overall cache count. Oh, so we'll award a smiley so that they count!

But then someone who has found a dozen lab caches at a Mega get an extra favorite point to award, so that's not fair. So, what we'll do is make them NOT count for the favorite points. So, you get a smiley count, but it won't actually count for anything.

I'm going to go do "Super Hard and Fun Cache" for my 4,000th milestone! Yay, cache 4,000! But wait, it shows my milestone is doesn't show up. What? After getting "Lame LPC 28" for cache 4,001, that one shows up as my 4,000 find milestone! What's up with that?

Yeah, lab caches seem like the Challenges - something that wasn't thought through.

I was excited to get a new icon, but a new icon that doesn't actually count towards anything? That's pretty stupid if you ask me. Make it count or don't make it count. At least Challenges didn't screw up your overall statistics.
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mayberryman
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Joined: 11 Oct 2008

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 30, 2014 11:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A-body wrote:
Is it only me, or do others think this might be something 13 year olds might enjoy. About the lamest video I've seen in a while


Sorry you think my video is "lame."
Haha, no love for fellow MN geocachers?

Wink
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bflentje
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 31, 2014 7:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

mayberryman wrote:
A-body wrote:
Is it only me, or do others think this might be something 13 year olds might enjoy. About the lamest video I've seen in a while


Sorry you think my video is "lame."
Haha, no love for fellow MN geocachers?

Wink


I suspect he was referring to the lab caches being lame.. that's what the rest of us are ranting about anyway.
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