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    Okay so a few people on Jacaru's facebook have discussed about people holding trackables and not bothering to move them on.

    I have recently joined a race and have two trackables in it, one is going strong and the other has been in the hands of another Geocacher for exactly 1 month today.

    I am not sure how to approach this as this is my first one I have had stick with someone. Do I contact them and tell them to get their backside into gear or take the other approach and plead with them to move it on?

    I would like to know others opinions, not only what I should do but what their experiences with lost trackables and people keeping or holding them for a while.

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    Do I contact them and tell them to get their backside into gear
    No! Or you are likely to get:
    Hi, your TB is now at the coordinates *The local council tip*
    IF they reply!

    Got to be so careful with what you say.

    More like: Thanks for helping my TB, -name of TB- which is in a race. I hope you can help it along soon.

    (And I think that may still be a little strong! hmy:, got to be really, really careful...)
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    I'd begin with the softly softly approach, as BandR has suggested. If there's no reply I'd give it a week or two then try the same thing again.

    If there were still no response it's just possible they've changed their email address and not updated it on gc.com so they might not have received your messages. I'd then look at their recent cache logs to try to identify other cachers in the area that they may know, who might be prepared to give them a gentle nudge.

    If that fails I don't think there's really much more you can do.
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    Normally, I don't email anyone holding my trackables until at least 6 weeks has passed with my item being "dormant" but as this is taking part in a race I can understand that you'd like to jog the holders into action.

    How about this?

    "Thank you very much for picking up my TB "Whateveritscalled" a month ago. It's in a race and at the moment it's in 5th place (or whatever) and I'd really like it to go places and try to catch up with my mortal enemy "BigBadOtherRacer" TB. If you could help me out by placing it into another cache really soon I would really appreciate it.
    Love and kisses,
    Fermentum"



    You may want to edit my wording a little to suit your personal disposition.

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    :wacko:

    Just a thought - it's possible that somebody has picked it up and not logged it properly and it may be languishing in a cache somewhere without anybody knowing ...

    This may sound unlikely HOWEVER somebody I know very well picked up his first two travel bugs on Tuesday, got somewhat over-excited and has dropped them off 120 miles or so away without logging the original finds or taking the item numbers.

    I've emailed the owners to explain what happened and where they are now







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    Quote Originally Posted by Predictable Bob View Post
    :wacko:

    Just a thought - it's possible that somebody has picked it up and not logged it properly and it may be languishing in a cache somewhere without anybody knowing ...

    This may sound unlikely HOWEVER somebody I know very well picked up his first two travel bugs on Tuesday, got somewhat over-excited and has dropped them off 120 miles or so away without logging the original finds or taking the item numbers.

    I've emailed the owners to explain what happened and where they are now


    You could also email the Cache Owner and let him know what has happened and ask him if he could pop over to the cache and jot down the numbers and then log the TBs in on your behalf.

    You're welcome Bob

    BTW: That Czech TB has an interesting mission...hmy:
    Last edited by Slightly Tall Paul; 29th April 2011 at 10:34 AM. Reason: punctu...ation...

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    Just come back to this to take Mre B's suggestion and email it to the person who has my TB and how weird, she has placed it somewhere! The email came through 6 hours ago and the log is showing for 8 days ago so I am thinking she backdated it after forgetting to log it. She added a picture so thats cool!

    Thanks for all of your input and suggestions.

    Paul what is this Czech TB?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fermentum View Post
    Paul what is this Czech TB?
    It's this one Fermi, it wishes to be photographed nestled in...erm... a lady's decolletagehmy:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slightly Tall Paul View Post
    It's this one Fermi, it wishes to be photographed nestled in...erm... a lady's decolletagehmy:
    Not many obliging for the photos... :

    I've checked, and re-checked, them all... :wacko:
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bear and Ragged View Post
    Not many obliging for the photos... :

    I've checked, and re-checked, them all... :wacko:
    Maybe it just hasn't been picked up by a suitably endowed cacher yet.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mrs Blorenge View Post
    Maybe it just hasn't been picked up by a suitably endowed cacher yet.


    Do you think this would qualify?



    think about it !!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by martybartfast View Post
    Do you think this would qualify?



    think about it !!!

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