Since this thread has gone astray a little I'll add me two cents.
I have replaced caches many times along with logs and swag. I'll only do this if I am certain I know where the cache was hidden. No big problem for me and it seems easier than writing a needs maintenance log. I'm there on the spot and have the materials needed.
On the other hand I have seen caches replaced just because the original could not be found. That is just bad form and I have seen how it justifiably upsets the cache owner.
I have also seen how not logging a DNF can screw things up. If you go looking for a cache and no mention of it is made, no one else knows anything is going on. I tend to look at the logs for caches I am planning on searching for. If the cache should be an easy one and there are several DNF's I'll make sure I take the materials along to fix it up. If there is no DNF on a cache of mine I'll not know anything is possibly wrong or be able to offer assistance to the searchers. I like to offer help to people when they log DNF's because a great man once told me "caches are meant to be found". I take that to heart.
So again I'll say it...The only thing Native Mainer did wrong was try and do the right thing. Where I come from you do not say anything more that the minimum or it will come back to bite you.
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