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    Default New Tag or Copy Tag - That is the question

    I have a TB, 30 and Out, that has gone missing in the USA. I've given it 6 months or so and it has not re-appeared, I've contacted the placers and 6 or 7 of the next finders of the cache it was in to see if any picked it up and just forgot to log it, all with a negative result. It was originally released to coincide with completing 30 years in the police and so has some meaning to me. I have decided to replace it with an exact copy. The question is this, should I use the COPY TB tag and adjust the mileage or should I be getting a new tag and starting again? My guess is that there are no hard and fast rules on this and it is what I feel comfortable with.

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    I don't think there's any hard and fast rule about this. Just do whatever you prefer. I think I'd use the copy tag, but that's just my personal preference. If you do that then of course that raises the question of where you start it from. I think I'd look at the possibility of mailing it to someone who could place it in the cache it disappeared from, but again that's just my own view.
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    "Adjust the mileage" ?

    Just use the copy tag, post a note to say the copy tag is starting, and add to the description that the copy tag has started its journey, and the old tag had completed XXX miles.

    Don't delete any of the previous logs. I'd be well cheesed off if I lost a record of a TB that I'd moved!
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    I have a few TBs that have gone AWOL, and I replaced these with duplicates with new tags/numbers....just in case the originals ever do come back into circulation somehow

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave from Glanton View Post
    I have a few TBs that have gone AWOL, and I replaced these with duplicates with new tags/numbers....just in case the originals ever do come back into circulation somehow
    And I am still after your 'Moving Target #2' .... it is nearly 5yrs since I found #1, #3 & #4.

    However, it also now looks like 'Son of Moving Target #2' has also gone awol in someones caching bag

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    It annoys me when people keep large amounts of TB's and Geocoins in their caching bags as they often go missing or get forgotten.

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    Default New Tag or Copy Tag That is the question

    Forgive my ignorance, but what are the bungs you speak of?

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    Quote Originally Posted by polygamecreation View Post
    Forgive my ignorance, but what are the bungs you speak of?
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    Quote Originally Posted by polygamecreation View Post
    Forgive my ignorance, but what are the bungs you speak of?
    Give me a large brown envelope, stuffed with money, and I will tell you!
    I have a Geocaching problem...
    Work gets in the way!

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