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    Default Protocol on hints

    I got interested in geocatchign a couple of months ago and thus I've been lurking around these forums for just as long. I've been finding it really fun, however, there's one cache that I just can't seem to figure out. I've been on location multiple times and it still doesn't add up to me. What's the protocol on getting hints/help if someone just can't figure it out?

    For what it's worth, the cache in question for me is George and Helen's Cache.

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    I was told by a CO(Cache Owner), who had a cache I also was stumped on... that if you ask a direct question answered w/a yes or no....that you might get further info.. Of course that only works if they read their e-mails....it didn't work for me on that one
    I'm just nuts about geocaching!!

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    I do not believe that there is a protocol on hints. You are the one who is finding the cache. You can ask yes or no questions or for the CO to tell you just where it is. This is only a game with no prize at the end except for your ability to sleep at night because you cache the way you wanted to. Perhaps you can start with a small hint and progress from there if you need to. I think most, if not all, cache owners want their hides to be found and are willing to help you with the hint that you want or need to find their cache.
    You can't have everything. Where would you put it?-Steven Wright

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    If you read the logs for the cache in question there are many "Hints" that are present.

    Obviously you have not made the proper connection with this particular cache, but when you do make that connection and find the cache you will be pleased.

    I can tell you this, the cache coordinates do help you a bit.
    I'd really rather not cache, but I am helpless in the grip of my compulsion!

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    And of course Gobler is very clever. Very clever. A trip to Lewiston is now needed.
    I have no enemies, but I'm intensely disliked by my friends.

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    We use hints. Always.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WhereRWe? View Post
    We use hints. Always.
    I've known you do darn near beg for hints!
    DNFTT! DNFTT! DNFTT!

    "The funniest thing about this particular signature is that by the time you realize it doesn't say anything it's to late to stop reading it..."

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    Quote Originally Posted by brdad View Post
    I've known you do darn near beg for hints!
    Beg??? No, but I've been known to have a "George Washington" or two in hand when I asked for hints...

    (Sheesh! We must have had 4-5 five hints before we found "Old 470"! That's what you must be talking about! LOL!)

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    I did not know George Washington was involved in this, what do you want to know?
    I'd really rather not cache, but I am helpless in the grip of my compulsion!

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    I think George is worth .25. Right?
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