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Oh, Geocache

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If You Know Where to Look

I have my own private version. Using the Internet.

It starts here.

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Written by macheide

3 May 2015 at 12:43 pm

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  1. I quickly grew disappointed — annoyed, even — with conventional geocaching.

    Yes, the original concept was a nice match of new technology, the Internet and an old game, one I myself have one of my fondest memories playing.

    Players who ignore the safety of other players and the public, the rights of property owners and public institutions, and other rules are ruining it.

    On the most established geocaching website, all of the several dozen charted geocaches within a 10-mile radius of me are completely improper, even illegal. Although the website claims that placers of the caches are supposed to get proper permission before doing so, even the very most basic checking demonstrates that the organizers know that such permission could not possibly have been gained from most if not all of these cache sites.

    The closest is in a dangerous site that our local city specifically states that permission will not be given for placement of caches. Moreover, it is impossible to even access the site without trespassing on private property; permission from the property owner was not even sought. Geocache players who have sought the cache have even commented online that they have to make the attempt surreptitiously, due to guards on either side of the site, either of which will detain anyone seen trespassing in the area. Yet the cache remains posted online, luring others to attempt to commit the same infraction done by the person irresponsibly placing the cache.

    Other nearby caches are dangerously placed in the loading area of a grocery store (again without the store manager’s permission, which the manager states would not be given), in a highly dangerous area on an active train track, and in a public park that explicitly prohibits such cache placements.

    One of these days, someone will be seriously hurt or will die because of the abject denial of responsibility of the organizers who make money off of promoting this fun-made-into-farce.


    26 November 2017 at 7:41 pm


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