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  1. fainter & fainter

    There's another great FB group on How to Use GSAK -- https://www.facebook.com/groups/407287435986118/
  2. Caching with Smartphone / Apps mind your compass!

    I guess the same could be true for a "regular" GPSr, since some have similar internal compasses.
  3. Has GC stopped supporting encryption of logs?

    There's a lot about the "new" version of pages I don't like. If they ever do away with the old home page (dashboard?) and make me use the new one, I think I'll quit caching.
  4. fainter & fainter

    I think I mentioned in another thread that I USED to be on the Houston Geocachers Facebook group, but suddenly got kicked off for (I guess) possibly being friends with someone who may or may not have ratted out the admin of that group to Groundspeak for being a terrible reviewer... or something to that effect. Kirbydox and BB got banned too for similar fuzzy reasons. cachestacker isn't on facebook at all (look him up on Instagram!) ;-) I post occasionally on the SETX Gang and the Centex Geocachers groups on Facebook. I still check in here frequently and will be disappointed if this forum ever goes away.
  5. It's a sad day...

    Crap. I never got that one either!
  6. GC.com's name search

    They divorced about, oh, 8 years ago. She changed her name then.
  7. How much climbing

    Newbies who hid a cache and never changed the default rating of 1.5 / 1.5. I'm sure reaching out to them through a log to the cache or through the messaging system will result in no change to the rating.
  8. Houston GeoCaching Society Geocoins

    As some may know, during a psychotic episode a few years back I decided to have some Houston Geocaching Society geocoins minted. They are nice 1.75" diameter coins that are trackable on geocaching.com with a custom icon. I released some into the wild (a few are still traveling), sold some, traded some, and gave some away. Still, I have a couple of boxes of them left. If anyone is interested in one (or 50) I'll let them go for $8 each. For $10 each, I'll include shipping them to you. PM me if you're interested. I might consider a bulk discount if you want several, so make me an offer.
  9. Best TB resurrection story

    That's quite a resurrection!
  10. Traveling Caches

    NEW traveling caches were "outlawed" years ago, but the older ones were grandfathered until recently. The idea was that they would move around and be rehidden and their coordinates updated for others to find. Apparently, they all pretty much were just being held onto by people and taken to events to be "found" by others and the coordinates seldom changed, so Seattle decided to archive them all.

    I was trying to solve a puzzle cache that involved putting a zip code in the GC search box to get coordinates to project off of, but the new search function gives results in a new format that doesn't include the coordinates at the top of the page. After some looking around, I found if you use the "Advanced Search" link on your dashboard (the old one, not the new one) it gives results in the old format.
  12. The Red, White & Black

    There's another version where the one stripe is blue, representing police officers. I personally don't care for them jacking with the American flag like that, no matter the cause.
  13. How far can you move a cache?

    Define "overlapping zones". You won't be able to move it to within 528' of another cache, regardless of which one was there first. If you draw a 528' circle around each cache, the circles can overlap (Venn diagram style), but neither circle can overlap the center of the other.
  14. Missing Souvenir

    Be sure to log a find today to get the Blue Switch Day 2017 souvenir!
  15. How far can you move a cache?

    I'm pretty certain it's 528 feet. Well, YOU can move it 528 feet. Any further than that an the reviewer has to do it, which he may, depending on the circumstances. I have an old multi that I recently converted from a 5-stage multi to a 4-stage multi by just eliminating the first stop. That meant moving the posted coordinates a couple of miles, but leaving the rest the same. PR did it with no hesitation.