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    Default Terracaching in the UK ...

    ... is starting to build up in activity - but it could use a few more caches being placed.

    If you are a member of TC.com, why not take advantage of the good weather and place a terracache - even a virtual cache if you just want to 'dip you toe in the waters' (virtuals are still permitted on TC.com).

    If no-one places caches, there are no caches to be found.

    Cache well !
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    Paul

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    I'll tell me ol' man when he gets in that I fancy a shallow paddle .
    What about locationless ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by t.a.folk View Post
    What about locationless ?
    Yep, locationless caches are there too!
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    I've just managd to join up and had a look, the caches are very sparce the only one anywhere near me is also list on GC.COM and I've done it already, never mind now of some fantastic spots round here that I have been unable to get permission to place an actual box so I'll try and work out how to set a locationless soon

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    I've been a member for some time now but the main bar to getting more caches listed is their policy of not allowing Terracaches to be cross-listed on GC.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Hornet View Post
    I've been a member for some time now but the main bar to getting more caches listed is their policy of not allowing Terracaches to be cross-listed on GC.com
    Well that's a show stopper then, they won't be getting any caches from me


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    I did try to contact them to discuss that point peter but despite trying several names I never received one single reply. Shame as if cross publishing was allowed then more people would use it.

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    Yes, it's a shame they don't allow cross-posting, but I'm thinking of placing a virtual or two and perhaps a locationless on there.
    ​​Do not go gentle into that good night.
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    The only cache near me is on both sites

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    Tiger-Eyes wrote:
    The only cache near me is on both sites
    Yes, there are some on both sites, possibly quite a few. The rules don't allow it, but it's your sponsors who approve or reject your caches, and I imagine some just turn a blind eye, or don't check.
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    The only traditional Terra cache we have found has been reported missing since early last year and it has not noted as having been checked by it's owner .
    That Terra cache had a number in it that is one of several numbers needed to help solve a mystery cache published by Groundspeak .
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    Maybe I'll try cross posting one of mine and see what happens. Maybe you can only cross-post if you cross-dress h34r:

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    For information -

    (from Terracaching's Wiki )

    ... The TerraCaching community generally prefers that caches listed here be unique to this site. However, since every cache is judged on it's own merits, exceptions are always possible. ...


    Talk with your sponsors ... ask if they would consider approving a cross-listed cache - they may agree to one or two to get an area started.
    Last edited by Lord Darcy; 19th June 2008 at 05:50 PM.
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    Lord Darcy wrote:
    ... The TerraCaching community generally prefers that caches listed here be unique to this site. However, since every cache is judged on it's own merits, exceptions are always possible. ...
    Thanks for that, Paul - I thought I'd seen something like that on there somewhere, but when I looked for it the other day I couldn't find it again!
    ​​Do not go gentle into that good night.
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    I don't know about others, but I'd rather spend a day caching and find two or three well thought out highly-rated caches than a dozen micros about which I wonder "why have they been placed?", they may well add a smiley to my total but don't do a lot for me. (and I'm guilty about placing micros too ).

    or is it "all about the numbers"?

    On GC.com a micro on a power trail is "worth" the same as a "great cache" - on TC.com a "great cache" is rewarded with a high MCE (measure of cache excellence).
    Last edited by Lord Darcy; 20th June 2008 at 03:46 AM.
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