In lite of recent posts and activity I have to ask this question again... Does anybody ask for permission before putting a cache out anymore?
I realize the recently archived caches at the campground in Eddington were just abandoned caches by the last owner of the property. The thing is he also placed numerous caches on obvious private property with out permission. I know because I was contacted by the cops asking what I was doing.
I work with a couple of different organizations and the first thing they ask is, aren't people supposed to ask for permission before putting a cache out when they find them. I tell them yes and there is a reminder in the Groundspeak operating procedures but there doesn't seem to be any rules.
There has been a lot of animosity raised recently because people are just assuming permission. One example is the state parks. Last year there was an effort to ban all caches at all state parks even earth caches. Certain officials got really ticked off because people were just putting caches out without any regard for the property or those entrusted to care for it.
So I have to ask again, does anybody get permission to put a cache out? I know there are some places that the question is moot.
If you don't own the land what gives people the idea they can just do as they please on someone else's property. Would anybody raise a stink if people just came along and placed a dumpster on your front lawn and posted on a site somewhere to stop by and use it anytime they see fit?
I asked this question to a new cacher to the area after looking for a cache he placed on someones front lawn. This cacher has a ton of finds and has been in the game for many years, caching in several different states. My point is he has experience. His answer was, it had never occurred to him to seek permission.
I for one am getting tired defending and trying to explain the actions of others in this game that I am involved with.