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    Posted: Mar. 10 2006,7:56 am QUOTE

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I and my wife are partially handicapped.  Some not so strenuous caching we may be able to get to.  I have been promoting caching to a number of people that use walkers and wheelchairs.

Be sure to check out the Handicaching web site.


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    Posted: Mar. 10 2006,2:51 pm QUOTE

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I and my wife are partially handicapped.  Some not so strenuous caching we may be able to get to.  I have been promoting caching to a number of people that use walkers and wheelchairs.

Be sure to check out the Handicaching web site.

Excellent point Scout  :thumbs-up  and shame on me for not mentioning this myself!

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Posted: Mar. 10 2006,6:48 pm QUOTE

It is quite amazing that one can call locationless caches stupid, while promoting the use of billions of dollars of technology to find a tupperware container in the woods!

I choose to not support NASCAR, but for me to claim it is stupid, while I roll a ball down a wood slab to knock over 10 items that look like milk bottles, its just not right.

Thats why soda comes in different flavors.  

Why should this site house our pictures of paperclips and dirt roads?  There are sites that can do that.  Just allow us a way to link to the pics.

And as I have said in another post, there are many handicapped that can use the mental stimulation even if they can use the high cost technology to find a tupperware container full of oriental swag.

I'll take a coke please, what will you have?

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    Posted: Mar. 11 2006,6:51 am QUOTE

We had two seperate 'Locationless Caches' topics going so for sake of those following the subject I have merged them to a single topic.

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    Posted: Mar. 11 2006,7:10 am QUOTE

Quote (willymagoo @ Mar. 10 2006,8:48 pm)
It is quite amazing that one can call locationless caches stupid, while promoting the use of billions of dollars of technology to find a tupperware container in the woods!

I choose to not support NASCAR, but for me to claim it is stupid, while I roll a ball down a wood slab to knock over 10 items that look like milk bottles, its just not right.


While I agree 'stupid' may not be the term I would have chosen, I will say they are not my preferred type of cache. But then I also prefer ammo cans over Tupperware  :grinnin
To me geocaching should involve a) folks finding an object that one has intentioanlly placed in a particular area or b) in the case of virtuals, finding a particular area/place/historic object they may have otherwise never seen had it not been for the search. I guess that's one of the great things about geocaching though, is that there is a different twist to appeal to almost anyone.

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Thats why soda comes in different flavors.

That's pop for those of you in Upstate New York that don't know what 'soda' is  :grinnin


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Why should this site house our pictures of paperclips and dirt roads?  There are sites that can do that.  Just allow us a way to link to the pics.


While there is a limit to the number of images you can load to the server in the cache description, you can link to external images.

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And as I have said in another post, there are many handicapped that can use the mental stimulation even if they can use the high cost technology to find a tupperware container full of oriental swag.


Agreed, geocaching can be not only be fun, but 'theraputic' in ways.

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I'll take a coke please, what will you have? :D


Not bif on soda these days, but I'll have a lemon water please :thumbs-up


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    Posted: Mar. 18 2006,3:20 pm QUOTE

Haven't tried the concept myself, but I could actually see it having some promise, if care were taken as to how it were implemented.

I'm not (personally) sure they really count as "geocaching" though...except in one particular respect - in order to be worthwhile, each location identified ought to be suitably unique to the point of making a worthwhile "Virtual" cache.  I could imagine some relatively interesting, if specialized ones.  ("A site hosting a healthy population of photosynthesizing halophilic prokaryotes in an alkaline environment"[1]...)

If it's allowed to be trivialized (earlier examples of using it to promote somebody's business or trivial subjects like "a paved road", for example) then I'd have to agree it's pretty pointless, though.

[1] Okay, that one's way too easy for anyone local to this general area, but it was the first example of a really specialized concept that came to mind...


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    Posted: Mar. 18 2006,5:40 pm QUOTE

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Haven't tried the concept myself, but I could actually see it having some promise, if care were taken as to how it were implemented.


Nor have I and I agree there could be potential for some very creative locationless caches. From an administrative point though, allowing them could also have its headaches, but so far we have not seen this and will continue to accept listing submissions for review.


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