Joined: Jan. 2004
||Posted: Dec. 20 2005,9:06 am
|Quote (Hoosier Locators @ Dec. 14 2005,3:18 pm)|
|Today is my first day at Navicache,I've been having some problems with the reviewers in GC,if you are not in the so-called "click",they make up policies that don't even exist to deny your cache,but they let their long time geocaching friend's caches that tetters "pushing the envolope through"within the guidlines.I've had this happen to me twice now in the last year,trust me it really steams me ! |
OK, I think I know what's up here. It looks like many of your recent Navicache listings are "Cemetery Caches". Up until early 2005, there was no problem with any cemetery cache anywhere. But then The South Carolina State Legislature decided to take up legislation banning geocaches in cemeteries (and historical and archeological sites). In May 2005
It's very politically incorrect to give the real reason for this, but here goes; Some guy who was a recent out of State transplant to S.C. (From Washington I belive) put out a series of 25+ cemetery caches. The vast majority of them were all-black cemeteries, and all the predominantly (probably exlusively) caucasion geocachers poking around in them threw up a red flag almost instantly. The sponsor of the legislation really did their homework, finding dozens of logs statewide about people doing cemetery caches at night after posted hours, log pics of people being disrespectful, etc...
I had to go into that long explanation because it's been over 6 months, and all the newspaper story links are generally dead But on to your problem; Yes, there is no official policy on gc.com. Not unlike the "unofficial ban" on virtual caches that was in place almost 2 years, the decision lies on the subjective opinion of the cache reviewer. And I'm sure there is a "Click" as you say
Here is a link to a sensible geocaching.com reviewer's personal webpage, and their thoughts on the matter.
I know my approver is demanding proof of permission for any Cemetery cache.
It looks like you eventually got most of them listed on the other side.