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    Default Finding your own cache?

    Just had a ftf and was looking back on it today to see if anyone else had found it. Intereresting to note that one of the people listed on the cache page as the owner of the cache, had posted a found note and a smilie. Do people find and log their own caches? Never expected that.
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    Red face Not that uncommon...

    I have seen a few instances over the year of cachers finding their own caches. It is usually a newbie mistake. I have mentioned it to a few that I have seen and it's a situation that they just didn't know. I think in all cases they have removed their logs. Not that it was up to me anyway.

    The bottom line is that folks can play the game however they wish. Not much challenge in finding your own cache I guess.
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    I have seen it often as well, and used to point it out more. I've either softened up or cachers have found even worse reasons to pad their numbers!

    I do agree with Brad, it is usually a newbie mistake.

    One of our early "power hiders" had over 25 hides which was uncalled for in the day, and only had 20 or so finds at the time, a good number of those were on his own caches. This guy just liked to hide them, didn't really pay much attention to the game.

    I know one cacher who knowingly logged a find on his own cache. It was an ammo can hidden in the Southern U.S. and had turned up missing after high water, hurricane IIRC. Anyway, he searched diligently for some time and located his own cache a mile or more downstream from it's original location. While I would most likely not log it as a find myself, it was clear he wasn't doing it just for the smiley, but because he felt he truly earned it, so it seems hard to find fault with that.

    Maybe if this guy is newer you should send them a nice note explaining, or just invite them to the site!
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    This appears to be a case of two cache owners listed, however the listing cache owner is different than the log would indicate.
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    Default Adopted caches

    I have adopted several caches, after finding them. When the adoption is complete it looks like you have found your own cache. Sometimes cachers will add the ( adopted by Team2hunt) as the cache owner listed, and sometimes they will just be listed as the only cache owner. For me it depends upon the circumstances of the previous owner.
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    And then there is the "family that geocaches together": Husband, wife and dog each hide caches and "find" each others caches.

    Sheesh!

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