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#81 log dawgs

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Posted 19 August 2011 - 08:53 AM

As I was completing this challenge it was archived.  No Fair >:(
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#82 geohiker

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Posted 19 August 2011 - 08:55 AM

http://www.geocachin...w.aspx?cx=CX8F5

My challenge. It is retroactive.


Woo Hoo!!!  Got it completed before it was archived.

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Posted 19 August 2011 - 08:57 AM

Ok -- so what was it?  Man - you don't check here every minute and you lose out.
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#84 log dawgs

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Posted 19 August 2011 - 08:58 AM

To grab a geocache
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Posted 19 August 2011 - 09:05 AM

Assuming the gc.com powers that be archived it?
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#86 Betty Draper

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Posted 19 August 2011 - 09:17 AM

Why did they archive my challenge! *stomps foot*

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Posted 19 August 2011 - 09:30 AM

Another bold move by the same people that brought you Waymarking!

WTF!!!

So you got it archived from under you and worse, you can't even go and look at Mike's profile to see what it was....for that matter, it just shows you've done a Challenge...

Waitaminnit....so we can all do a zillion challenges, run our numbers up and THERE'S NO ACCOUNATABILITY......huh, sounds like the Federal Government!  :D

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Posted 19 August 2011 - 09:31 AM

GS must have all hand on deck  reviewing challenges and archiving them.  what a resource waste. 


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Posted 19 August 2011 - 09:32 AM

http://www.geocachin...w.aspx?cx=CX481

I was laughing hard at this one after I translated it to English.  It says, "Introduce yourself to the Hamburg Town Hall and hold a sign reading "Challenges are crap!" high"


a definite vote YES!!!!  :2funny:

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Posted 19 August 2011 - 09:38 AM

GS must have all hand on deck  reviewing challenges and archiving them.  what a resource waste.


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Posted 19 August 2011 - 09:47 AM

Yeah, I don't like the implementation of these challenges where when it is archived, you can't view it anymore.

I have a few accepted challenges showing up in my accepted challenges list, that I can apparently no longer delete.

Seems like they didn't think this through very well at all.
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Posted 19 August 2011 - 10:59 AM

"Didn't think it through."  What gave you that idea?

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Posted 19 August 2011 - 03:56 PM

I posted a challenge and it was deleted.  I thought it was a cool one too.  I guess I better not publish anymore.

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Posted 19 August 2011 - 04:10 PM


I just created two challenges and I know alot of you meet the requirements.

http://www.geocachin...w.aspx?cx=CX838
http://www.geocachin...w.aspx?cx=CX841

We will see how long this stays approved.

My personal opinion is that there are requirements.  You must do something in order to *get the smiley*.  It is just another twist to finding neat places to go.  One is still traveling for the sake of a smile.  Let this happen, don't worry...Groundspeak is great about changing their minds and moving onto something different!!


I tried accepting and completing this, but the site couldn't respond.  I think the DoS attacks may be successful.  If that's the case, it's a shame since it will only escalate the issues because GS will have to take action.  What a mess they have caused themseleves!


The second one is going to be published tomorrow.  It will be *take a photo with Signal*.  I am sorry, but what is the big deal...that is my thought.  This bites the big one!  Now the people who were enjoying the challenges have to pay for the people who disliked the challenges..unfair!

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Posted 19 August 2011 - 04:20 PM

I saw Jeremy posted to FB that they were pulling back the location-less challenges (and the kiss a frog challenge)

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Posted 19 August 2011 - 06:02 PM

Well I added a real challenge.  Many of you will be able to complete it now.  Complete the Presidential Series in Jones Forest

http://www.geocachin...?cx=CX964&msg=4

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Posted 19 August 2011 - 09:00 PM

Well I added a real challenge.  Many of you will be able to complete it now.  Complete the Presidential Series in Jones Forest

http://www.geocachin...?cx=CX964&msg=4


OK, so I went and accepted the challenge...two people already voted it down.  Why?  It is geocaching related? 

P.S.  I still need to do two presidential caches PLUS the puzzle, but I accepted the challenge.

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Posted 19 August 2011 - 09:41 PM


Well I added a real challenge.  Many of you will be able to complete it now.  Complete the Presidential Series in Jones Forest

http://www.geocachin...?cx=CX964&msg=4


OK, so I went and accepted the challenge...two people already voted it down.  Why?  It is geocaching related? 


Anyone can vote it down.  Includnig people from Canada, eh, who may never come down and do this.  And they think, why did I bother looking?  So they vote ti down.

My CLAPS one has a few vote-downs.  I think it's a location-driven thing.  Since people can't armchair log it.... and since it's not open to doing an equivalent locally (not that that stopped someone from logging a FLA kayaking trip and a WA whitewater trip that didn't take place on Armand Bayou) they don't like it.  I think some of those may be coming from those who are not local to it and thus can't complete it in that fashion.

Of course they may be other reasons, too.  But looking at various ones that are location driven, it does seem there are a quite a few more than you'd expect for a decent challenge.
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Posted 19 August 2011 - 09:43 PM

So... maybe this can/will take the place of the 'bonus caches' derived from picking up coords from random caches in a series.  That would free up more real estate for other caches that way.  I guess... if they keep these.
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Posted 19 August 2011 - 09:48 PM


I just created two challenges and I know alot of you meet the requirements.

http://www.geocachin...w.aspx?cx=CX838
http://www.geocachin...w.aspx?cx=CX841

We will see how long this stays approved.

My personal opinion is that there are requirements.  You must do something in order to *get the smiley*.  It is just another twist to finding neat places to go.  One is still traveling for the sake of a smile.  Let this happen, don't worry...Groundspeak is great about changing their minds and moving onto something different!!


I tried accepting and completing this, but the site couldn't respond.  I think the DoS attacks may be successful.  If that's the case, it's a shame since it will only escalate the issues because GS will have to take action.  What a mess they have caused themseleves!


I also tried to accept and complete it, but nothing happened.  We just got back from Seattle (and visited Groundspeak HQ).  While there, my wife kissed Signal and posted the picture to complete one of the challenges.




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