Joined: Jan. 2004
||Posted: Sep. 22 2006,10:17 am
|Quote (RREngineer @ Sep. 21 2006,12:35 pm)|
|Well I just signed up here and see the same old arguments all over again. While I can see both sides of the issue there are other things to consider. With the price of gas today, it is nice to have caches closer together. Also, there are more than this just this group of Geocachers. There are people that belong to just one group and some belong to several. This in itself can lead to caches on top of yours from other caching groups. I have put out many caches and I have found that in some areas that if there is only one then a lot of cachers will not bother to drive to find it. Sorry to say, but that is a fact. Some cachers have health problems that limit their doing a lot of strenuous searching and they prefer to have several in the area to find on a single hike. Some can't even do the hike so those urban caches are ideal for them. I try to make a lot of my caches interesting. If someone wants to drop an easy one near mine, they are more than welcome. I have received numerous emails, from cachers that don't like a challenge, saying that they won't do any more of mine. I didn't put those cache out for that type of cacher. The difficulty level and the logs should be enough to discourage them before they even start. If you have an interesting cache and it takes time to find, what is the problem if another persons finds an interesting place near yours? I thought the idea was in the hunt and not the distance? I agree with not too close if it means finding yours by mistake while looking for a different cache. On another note, the type of caches a person hides will draw those cachers that like that type of challenge. You will become known for the quality of the cache. What I like about this sport is that there is something for everyone. And as always, for those that disagree, all of this is just IMHO.|
Wow, now here is an interesting old thread It was started in 2002, and I believe there definately was a "one park, one cache" mentality back then. Even though I myself didn't start until 2003, there still weren't too many caches around, and you could still read the old logs
I'd even kind of consider myself the first to do this in my area, I put a cache about .25 miles from an exisiting one in December 2003 (both caches still exist), then a few months later, I put a night only fire tack cache with it's starting point only the geocaching.com minimum of 528 feet from an existing cache. Did these two existing cachers (both long since disappeared from the sport) get mad at me? I dunno, but they definately never contacted me, or made any smart comments.
These days in my area, I can safely say no one cares. If there's room in a park, go ahead and squeeze another in.
But I can see the original point, from the golden days of caching, that if you found a cool spot, it would be rather rude of someone to come and drop another cache there (especially only 500 ft. away) , when there were plenty of other places available back then. And that was before people started putting caches in parking lots, even