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Easta_Wabbit Offline
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    Posted: Oct. 28 2007,7:15 pm QUOTE

Hi,

I'm new to this site and fairly new to geocaching, but i'm definitely hooked!

I'm trying to figure out what spying on a cache is all about.

Any help would be much appreciated!

Thanks,

Easta Wabbit
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Scout Offline
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    Posted: Oct. 28 2007,7:57 pm QUOTE

I believe it means you'll get an email anytime someone adds a log to the cache listing.

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    Posted: Oct. 28 2007,9:29 pm QUOTE

That's it exactly.
Every time someone makes a log entry to a cache listing the cache owner is automatically notified by email. Sometimes however others may be interested in tracking the logs/popularity of a cache. This is done using the 'Spy on this cache' option. When you select this on a cache page it will add it to your watched cache list and you will be notified (just like the cache owner) every time someone makes a log entry to that cache.


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Posted: Mar. 05 2008,9:56 am QUOTE

Worse than spying on a cache is the comon occurance of geo-stalking! :angry:  The way this happens is when someone watches your profile to see where you are caching, checks out your 'finds' and then hurries there to get them and all the ones you missed! Then they scurry around and brag about themselves. Or they hurry there to increase their own numbers and feed their pathetic ego because they got ahead of you! Then they hurry around and tell you - and everyone else - if they find an error in your ways! They tell exactly where the cache is hid and pat their own back! They are the know-it-all in most every occasion! Better caching skills, better gps, better cache mobile, better pda. It just never stops! :(
I certainly wish there were some way to make our profile less accessable on geocaching.com. Its really taken alot of the fun out of the game for me.  
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DE_Cryptoman Offline
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    Posted: Mar. 21 2010,9:47 pm QUOTE

Quote (N2life @ Mar. 05 2008,10:56 am)
Worse than spying on a cache is the comon occurance of geo-stalking! :angry:  The way this happens is when someone watches your profile to see where you are caching, checks out your 'finds' and then hurries there to get them and all the ones you missed! Then they scurry around and brag about themselves. Or they hurry there to increase their own numbers and feed their pathetic ego because they got ahead of you! Then they hurry around and tell you - and everyone else - if they find an error in your ways! They tell exactly where the cache is hid and pat their own back! They are the know-it-all in most every occasion! Better caching skills, better gps, better cache mobile, better pda. It just never stops! :(
I certainly wish there were some way to make our profile less accessable on geocaching.com. Its really taken alot of the fun out of the game for me.  
J

I am new to Navicache.com but have been with "the other site" for several years.  If you are being "stalked", it is obviously by one individual and that is who you need to take issue with.  Unfortunately in some respects, the old west is dead, or this matter could be taken care of in a matter of moments.  However, in our more "civilized" age, justice is now for those that can afford it.  Don't let one idiot ruin your day.

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    Posted: Mar. 23 2010,4:00 pm QUOTE

Quote (DE_Cryptoman @ Mar. 21 2010,9:47 pm)
 If you are being "stalked", it is obviously by one individual and that is who you need to take issue with.

I had a similar issue in October of 2008. There was a guy that sent my 11 year old (at the time) daughter a friend request and made a comment about a recent cache we had found. Fortunately, I am very strict about what my kids do online and their geocaching email comes to me. This was my reply to him"
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-- Copy of email sent to [name removed]--hello, you sent my daughter a friend request. I have declined it as I do not know who you are. If you wish to send me a request please provide more information about yourself so I may know if the request is reasonable.  thank you.

I see he has not logged into the other site since the day I sent that message.
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