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Lab Caches?

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Does anyone out there know anything about them?

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I found some at the Block Party.  They are temporary caches, with a logbook, that you log online with a code word through your smart phone or computer (on a website, not an app).  They are only available for a few days.  They count for your find total, and show on your statistics page, but there is no record of your online log anywhere and no cache page to go back and visit.  They don't show up in your Found Caches pocket query either.  (I had to create a record of them in GSAK to add to my FindsStatsGen profile, using the "Other" cache type, since GSAK doesn't have a labs cache option).

 

There may be labs caches at Geocoinfest this fall.

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They don't show up in the Found Logs pq? That seems strange. I understand the GSAK thing, maybe those folks can create a work around so they show up with the correct icon and type.

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There is no valid unique cache code or cache ID for them nor associated online logs.

 

Several people requested that Clyde add the labs cache type and icon to GSAK so folks could manufacture the cache themselves in GSAK, but he basically refused.  http://gsak.net/board/index.php?showtopic=25848&st=40&hl="labs+caches"

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yep, got one too. I thought it was SPAM, so did my Outlook, since I saw it in the bulk email / spam folder. Looks like it's rolling out to premium members in some random order.

 

Here's the text:

 

 

During the month of February, Geocaching Premium Members will help explore the frontier of the geocaching experience.

You're among the first adventurers to test a brand new feature that lets you flex your geocaching creativity like never before.
You can create a personalized, one-time geocache. It's free, and time is already running out. What are you waiting for?

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Looks like an opportunity for a Bromance.  LOL

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I heard about the February Lab caches, but wondered about them.  I guess they really are trying them out, and don't have all of the details in place.

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I didn't get one, though I'm a premium member.  I checked my SPAM bucket just to be sure.  Not sure if they're taking time to roll it out.  That said, Log Dawgs posted the link in the Shout Box.  Here it is http://www.geocaching.com/iheartgeocaching/  I created mine for my wife.  Now she'll have to create an account and find her Valentines day gift.  Sneaky way to get her to create an account.

 

$5 Says there will be at least 5 proposals made with this iheartgeocaching lab cache.

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$5 Says there will be at least 5 proposals made with this iheartgeocaching lab cache.

 

 

If I did that I would be slapped and told a big NO!

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$5 Says there will be at least 5 proposals made with this iheartgeocaching lab cache.

 

 

If I did that I would be slapped and told a big NO!

 

 

Yeah, because you'd put the thing deep in the woods.  My wife doesn't have to leave the yard  :angel: 

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Yeah, because you'd put the thing deep in the woods.  My wife doesn't have to leave the yard  :angel: 

 

 

 

 

 

No I would put it in a swamp and make her solve a field puzzle with three combo locks while standing on her head.

 

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Oh!  I get it.  Mustard devil would design it.  I got cha.  :2funny:

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I didn't get one, though I'm a premium member.  I checked my SPAM bucket just to be sure.  Not sure if they're taking time to roll it out.  That said, Log Dawgs posted the link in the Shout Box.  Here it is http://www.geocaching.com/iheartgeocaching/  I created mine for my wife.  Now she'll have to create an account and find her Valentines day gift.  Sneaky way to get her to create an account.

 

$5 Says there will be at least 5 proposals made with this iheartgeocaching lab cache.

 

So you're saying the finder can be a non-premium member?

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I didn't get one, though I'm a premium member.  I checked my SPAM bucket just to be sure.  Not sure if they're taking time to roll it out.  That said, Log Dawgs posted the link in the Shout Box.  Here it is http://www.geocaching.com/iheartgeocaching/  I created mine for my wife.  Now she'll have to create an account and find her Valentines day gift.  Sneaky way to get her to create an account.

 

$5 Says there will be at least 5 proposals made with this iheartgeocaching lab cache.

 

So you're saying the finder can be a non-premium member?

 

According to a groundspeak person answering questions on a discussion board on gc.com ONLY the hider/creator of the lab cache has to be a premium member but anyone can find it.

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I didn't get one, though I'm a premium member.  I checked my SPAM bucket just to be sure.  Not sure if they're taking time to roll it out.  That said, Log Dawgs posted the link in the Shout Box.  Here it is http://www.geocaching.com/iheartgeocaching/  I created mine for my wife.  Now she'll have to create an account and find her Valentines day gift.  Sneaky way to get her to create an account.

 

$5 Says there will be at least 5 proposals made with this iheartgeocaching lab cache.

 

So you're saying the finder can be a non-premium member?

 

According to a groundspeak person answering questions on a discussion board on gc.com ONLY the hider/creator of the lab cache has to be a premium member but anyone can find it.

 

 

My understanding (based on what Bryan said on a GeoGearHeads podcast) is that the finder must have an account - doesn't need to be premium, but they need to have one.

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Oh! I get it. Mustard devil would design it. I got cha. :2funny:

And green-eye will find it.

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Oh! I get it. Mustard devil would design it. I got cha. :2funny:

And green-eye will find it.

 

Doubt it

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How did me hiding one for my wife get into Mustard Devil hiding one? 

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I didn't get one, though I'm a premium member.  I checked my SPAM bucket just to be sure.  Not sure if they're taking time to roll it out.  That said, Log Dawgs posted the link in the Shout Box.  Here it is http://www.geocaching.com/iheartgeocaching/  I created mine for my wife.  Now she'll have to create an account and find her Valentines day gift.  Sneaky way to get her to create an account.

 

$5 Says there will be at least 5 proposals made with this iheartgeocaching lab cache.

 

So you're saying the finder can be a non-premium member?

 

According to a groundspeak person answering questions on a discussion board on gc.com ONLY the hider/creator of the lab cache has to be a premium member but anyone can find it.

 

 

My understanding (based on what Bryan said on a GeoGearHeads podcast) is that the finder must have an account - doesn't need to be premium, but they need to have one.

 

I tried to make one for lilspitfire and my wifes account and would not work.  Didn;t see a need for them to be premium members.

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I didn't get one, though I'm a premium member.  I checked my SPAM bucket just to be sure.  Not sure if they're taking time to roll it out.  That said, Log Dawgs posted the link in the Shout Box.  Here it is http://www.geocaching.com/iheartgeocaching/  I created mine for my wife.  Now she'll have to create an account and find her Valentines day gift.  Sneaky way to get her to create an account.

 

$5 Says there will be at least 5 proposals made with this iheartgeocaching lab cache.

 

So you're saying the finder can be a non-premium member?

 

According to a groundspeak person answering questions on a discussion board on gc.com ONLY the hider/creator of the lab cache has to be a premium member but anyone can find it.

 

 

My understanding (based on what Bryan said on a GeoGearHeads podcast) is that the finder must have an account - doesn't need to be premium, but they need to have one.

 

I tried to make one for lilspitfire and my wifes account and would not work.  Didn;t see a need for them to be premium members.

 

 

The creator of this lab cache must be a premium member.  When you make it you will get a Tiny URL. The targeting of the recipients is up to you (i.e. you can e-mail out the URL to as many people as you want), but for the recipient to log it, they have to have an account.  It doesn't have to be premium for the logger.

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