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  1. #11


    Quote Originally Posted by Trail Prowlers
    If your cache goes missing, but you want to maintain it in that general area, do you disable it until you can get back out there to replace it, or do you archive it and place a new one? We have tended towards the latter, often appending the roman numeral II, III, etc. to the cache name. In this way, we allow cachers a new find, and it also serves as a historical record of our cache placements.
    Interesing take on things. I'm not sure I completely agree with this. If it is in the same general area, it is basically the same cache with a new container. A completely new listing with a new roman numeral that folks can post a new find for is pretty much the same thing as people coming back and logging a second find for the same the cache. I think is just a matter of splitting hairs about folk's opinions of what is and what isn't within the rules.

    I think it is somewhat contradictary to say that if you replace a cache and don't start a new page then folks can't log a new find, but if you do start a new cache page for the rehide they can. It really is the same thing whether a new cache page is started or not.

    As for the hitorical record issue, just posting a dated note on the cache page that it was replaced seems like record enough.

  2. #12
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Solon, Maine


    I agree with Trout.

  3. #13
    Join Date
    Jun 2004


    If the replacement cache is in the same area. But say 400 to 500 feet away from the original, then I can see it being a new cache. Othewise it's just a rehide of the original. There by disallowing the second posting. This is of course only my opinion.
    Last edited by Mainiac1957; 06-26-2004 at 11:13 AM.

  4. #14
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
    Everywhere, Maine


    To further elucidate my point about the use of roman numerals, indeed, the replacement cache is never in the same spot as the previous one or ones, as the whole reason a new cache is necessary is because the others have been muggled. I can't say with certainty that the replacement hides are 400-500 feet away, however, there is no question that it is a new find. Those caches that are simply replaced in the same exact spot are the ones that I believe should never be posted as a second find.

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