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Reluctantly archiving caches

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I could prolly put this under another thread, but here goes.  I had a fun little hide by the Academy store in Baytown.  It was at the end of the street beside the place, muggle free and hidden in a furrow on top of a 4X4 fence.  I placed a small rock on top of it and had the hint: Under Dwayne Johnson (the Rock).  Most seasoned folks found it fast enough, but that danged little rock would simply not stay put.  A veteran cacher couldn't find it the other day, so I stopped by.  Little container and rock was gone.  Pity.  I am fairly positive some stupid kid less mature cacher told one of their muggle friends about it and they removed it.  There is no way I can replace it with any sense of permanence, so I had to archive it.  Dang pity.  Anyone else have a story like this one?

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Sorry to hear you're having troubles Bert. My BFF and I have a few habitually vanishing caches. Not exactly sure what the deal is. Rather than archive we've been replacing the (muggled/stolen/lost/molested/eaten ) container with another of a different type to see if that helps. Jury is still out. I've noticed that ammo cans and nice bison tubes seem to be more collectable, by far, than 35mm film containers or pill bottles. Go figure.

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It just wouldn't work in this unique location or I would have tried something different.  I may relocate the cache on the far side of Academy and go with one of my patented black pill bottles this time.  :2funny:

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Maybe I'll give it a month or so and put it back.

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If you leave it disabled a month PR might archive it. If you are going to do that just leave it activated, but ignore it. It should be safe for several years. Eagle

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I've often wondered what kind of tracking software GC.com makes available to the reviewers.

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If you leave it disabled a month PR might archive it. If you are going to do that just leave it activated, but ignore it. It should be safe for several years. Eagle

 

No.  After a month or 6 weeks PR will tell you that you a month to fix it. And some time after that then he'll archive it.  Maybe.

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Unless a slew of local cachers place a "Needs Archived" attribute on it. Then it will linger for years potentially...

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Since the reviewers have a life outside of geocaching, they probably just have to every so often make the time to sit down and go through caches for cleaning up disabled caches.  It's probably not at a set interval but just when they have time.  With PR covering all of Texas, he probably doesn't have much free time to police the disable caches.  

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I think it's more like 6 months of being disabled before he posts a reviewer note saying, "fix it or lose it".

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I think they should hire some of the HOA Nazi's to police the Needs Archived caches... It would solve the problem in 10 minutes. :)

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One of the early Cull caches was HysteriCull.  It was placed on the back of a bus stop just where the tip of it was visible.  I had tied a rubber spider with about a foot of string, so that when the cache was pulled down, the spider was right behind it.  One cacher said she peed in her pants when the spider got her.  It was really hysteriCull.  The spiders kept disappearing, then the cache, so I had to archive it.  :disappoint:  

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