Here's a link to the Knowledge Book page on logging:
I did 50 caches in the rain on the car series. I signed every log and managed to keep them dry even if it meant taking them back to the truck and taking extra time. I also had an individual log entry for each (no serial logs). If you like the sport and enjoy finding the caches you should enjoy letting your fellow cachers know that you appreciate the time and effort they put into hiding the cache.
It all depends on how you look at things. Like art, beauty in in the eye of the beholder.
I got into this for two reasons. First, the fun of hunting, finding and stealthily signing the cache. If no one sees me. I feel successful.
Second, I put out caches and trackables for others to find and enjoy. If all I get s SL or TNLN, fine. That shows to anyone looking through the logs what kind of person signed the log. It is all on the person signing the log. If they don't want to or have not the ambition or ability to put more or leave thanks, then so be it.
On my first cache I have gotten some great feedback along with the just SL posts. I like the kudos better than the very limited logs but that's the way it goes. People are different. Sometimes I look at the persons profile to see where they are from, what they have put out and what kinds of trackables they have been involved with. The SL posters seem to have very little to show except for numbers, or you can discover they are very limited in their writing and computer skills. I know several people that are very limited both physically and mentally where signing the physical logs and writing a flowery thank you letter is just beyond them.
I find the caches for me.
I put the caches and trackables out for every one else.
I only expect that people have fun, nothing else.
I don't take it personally, and I'm sure you were kidding when you suggested that the "Sent from mobile device" log was an expression of excitement. And I'm not suggesting for a second that there's a right and wrong way to log caches. I've deleted a grand total of 4 logs since I started placing caches, not a lot and I didn't get a kick out it, trust me. But two of the logs were bogus and two actually were "rude" for lack of better term.
The CO's that have posted to this thread that have placed caches know what this is all about....courtesy, manners and maybe even an inkling of appreciation shown in the log. Thankfully, the majority of the logs fall into those categories. If this thread "enlightens" some of the new cachers that those of us that place caches automatically receive each and every log, then maybe a bit more effort might be expended when logging.
I was just reading all the wonderful logs of those fortunate enough to have participated in Amazing Geo Rally. Pat, Bobbi the Bold, Di and I had a blast, pure and simple, just plain fun! And while we gave it our all, we bow in tribute to Kendra and her group for their amazing tally! Over $4200 was raised for the Catch-A-Dream Foundation which will send a terminally ill child on a trip of a lifetime.
So the cache is GC1ZMXZ. Here's a log by one of the participants, speaking for himself and not the rest of his team: "Was there bright and early....Maybe if there was a little less talk at these things, we could do more CACHING? Just a thought.." Guess who? Unfortunately, I saw him live and on the trails so he found some caches but this is the type of poor taste log that's not good for the game.:mad::mad::mad::mad::mad::mad:
The way I see it and the only way , if you don't sign the log then you don't get credit for it ,PERIOD!!!. Delete the the log!!!
There is no excuse for just plain laziness.
I have to admit that lately I've seen quite a number of written logs where the "last cacher" on the online logs IS NOT the "last cacher" in the written logs - i.e., there is no log entry for that person.