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    Default Members Only Caches...

    Ya know, there's not too many "members only caches" around. I was wondering if anyone had any insight as to why there's not...
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    'cause no one is a member
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    Quote Originally Posted by maclagan
    'cause no one is a member
    your opinion doesn't count, so just shush up and let the real cachers communicte.
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    Probably but this is just my opinion but I think that most people like to see their caches visited by all people who are interested in caching and not just someone who can afford the 30 bux a year to join or 3 bux a month. Just because it can be a members only cache doesn't make it any better either.The 1 or 2 members only caches I have visited were not any better than any of the other caches I have visited. The only advantage I can see in a members only cache is if the cache is in a high muggle area and has been stolen or muggled before and they want to keep it so only members can find it. I had thought about changing one of my caches to members only after the ammo can was stolen but I wouldn't give in to the idiots and put another out in the same place and it has been safe ever since.

    At one time a couple of years ago we had some juveniles who were destroying caches just for the fun it but apparently they moved on to more destructive things. I wouldn't give them the satisfaction of taking away mine or other cachers fun. Although we had 3 or 4 cachers that never put the caches back because of them.
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    The experience in this neck of the woods is people think members only caches are elitist. Not sure why but there was some complaints.

    I have done one here in Halifax, Creatures of the Night, and it is probably my all-time favorite. The cache itself was filled with premium articles, I would guess the cache spent well over $100 to stock it. I did a few others in Moncton and the were just normal caches, in fact some were micros, so I am not sure what the point is.

    I put my caches out to be found, I make my puzzle caches easy and if someone emails me thay are having trouble I give them as many hints as they want.

    Any way that is 2 cents

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    Quote Originally Posted by dragonflys
    I have done one here in Halifax, Creatures of the Night, and it is probably my all-time favorite. The cache itself was filled with premium articles, I would guess the cache spent well over $100 to stock it.
    I did something similar and have plans to release another cache similar to it . . . everything in the cache was worth $5 or more (although I know I didn't have $100 in cache goodies though!) It was more or less an experiment since I had recently done a lot of caches filled with junk . . . broken items, dirty items, even rocks. All I asked was that folks either sign the log and take nothing, sign the log and leave a signature item or sign the log and make a trade but only if it was worth $5 or more.

    So far folks seem to be honoring the cache requirements. I did not make this a members only cache since my feeling is that I want everyone to be able to find this cache and not just a select few . . . plus I've never ponied up the extra money to become a premium member (I can't really justify the expense since I don't believe I would use the additional benefits.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by firefighterjake
    . . . plus I've never ponied up the extra money to become a premium member (I can't really justify the expense since I don't believe I would use the additional benefits.)
    I think you would be surprised. Once you start getting pocket queries you might wonder why you cached for so long without them. It makes it very easy to plan a caching trip and download them into your GPS even if you aren't paperless. I don't visit the GC.com website very often anymore, I get my PQs and browse geocaches in GSAK.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slate
    I think you would be surprised. Once you start getting pocket queries you might wonder why you cached for so long without them. It makes it very easy to plan a caching trip and download them into your GPS even if you aren't paperless. I don't visit the GC.com website very often anymore, I get my PQs and browse geocaches in GSAK.
    I don't know . . . I'm not that technically-smart. My wife gave me a PDA for Christmas and I ended up returning it. I still like scratching out my notes on scraps of paper, keeping track of my appointments with a small Smokey Bear calendar I keep in my pocket and doing caches with a sheet of paper in my hand . . . I'm one step away from being a Luddite.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hiram357
    your opinion doesn't count, so just shush up and let the real cachers communicte.
    Well I hope that maclagan does not take you serious in that comment and knows you kidding. LOL.
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    Quote Originally Posted by attroll
    Well I hope that maclagan does not take you serious in that comment and knows you kidding. LOL.
    No, he knows im serious.
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