Log Deletions ...

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We just had one of our find logs deleted for GC3EF72 - Alexander Eisenhower Multi.    :tickedoff:

We found this cache on April 21, 2012  (a year and a half ago)

 

If you found this cache, you might want to check your find counts.

I have appealed to the CO and gotten permission to re-log the cache.

 

Others should do the same.

Edited by Mr Muddy Buddy

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I saw they were updating coordinates on a few of the series.  I looked at the multi and I've got a question - how do you know if it's the official log paper?

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I saw they were updating coordinates on a few of the series.  I looked at the multi and I've got a question - how do you know if it's the official log paper?

 

 

That was the whole problem.  Apparently, one of the early finders didn't see a paper log in the cache, so they added one.  When we got there, I saw lots of signatures on the paper, so I signed it and moved on.

Spoiler Alert:  In that cache, there is a USB drive with the official log, and coordinates to a nearby bonus cache.  

At the time, we didn't have a way to read the USB, so our plan was to go back a bring a laptop with us.  Well, we haven't been back there in about 1.5 years....

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well sheesh.  i'd have never had something with me either.

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Note to self: Pack an OTG cable when caching from now on. I hope this trend does not take off due to virus' and PUP's.

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My log got deleted as well.  It wasn't till later that I realized the paper log was something a previous cacher had just stuck in there.  So then I thought maybe the pill bottle was just another waypoint and the coords to the final were on the USB.  I'm not sure I want to stick some virus-infected USB in my laptop just to log a cache.  Not sure it meets GS guidelines anyway...

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I just got this log deletion notice as well. I don't remember there being anything on the cache page back when we found it, that indicated that there was something other than a paper log to sign. We knew the bonus info was on the thumbdrive but not the cache log. I wrote to the owner as well and i just now received his reply to re-log the cache.

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The cache was archived by PR this morning.  USB logs are not allowed, apparently.

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The flash drive is a neat idea but i can also see the otherside of the coin. I see two concerns, one is that the drive could be used to transfer something malicious, for example, Bert's nakie pic to someone's device.  :laugh:  The other is that it added an ALR to the cache. 

 

Even though it didn't meet gc.com guidelines, the cache was fun and was one i would just as soon keep going. It just needed to be set up somehow where there wasn't any misunderstandings. It could have been something as simple as writing "the log is on the thumbdrive, please access it or your log will be deleted" on the inside of the cache. It's a shame that the owner pretty much shot himself in the foot when he decided to make the deletions in the first place.

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I had planned to go back and take my crappy netbook that I no longer use (don't really care if it gets infected) and do it right, but after PR archived it, I hurried and relogged it before the cache was locked.  If I were the CO, I would just put a paper log in the final and republish it as a new multi.

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It was a good multi other than the USB drive requirement. I hope he does redo and republish it. Very fun and creative and it got a favorite point from me. 

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People do not sign the right log on my 1 in 25 cache all the time.  I usually just send them a note.  I don't delete the log as it is just a game.

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It took me a long time to see it that way, Brent, but I agree with you.  I have folks fudge on my caches now and again and I've learned to go with it.  Heck, I often send them a hint if they can't find it.  I want geocaching to be fun and positive and if a fairly newcomer gets discouraged because I was strict, I think I am the loser, not them.

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