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    Posted: Dec. 29 2006,8:43 am QUOTE

I like the virtual cache locations that take you to historical places or points of interest.

I am also thinking about a new project, listing these sites in South Carolina and some of our neighboring states as Virtuals.

It may take some time, and it may be a large undertaking, would that be acceptable on this site?


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    Posted: Dec. 30 2006,7:28 am QUOTE

Of course!  You could perhaps list the coordinates and then simply request people to take a picture in front of what you have listed showing them with the gps in hand as proof of visit.
Virtuals can be a great deal of fun.:)


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    Posted: Dec. 30 2006,4:49 pm QUOTE

Awesome! Just wanted to do some research before starting.

Thanks


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    Posted: Jan. 02 2007,7:49 pm QUOTE

Quote (talesfromthesurface @ Dec. 29 2006,10:43 am)
I like the virtual cache locations that take you to historical places or points of interest.

I am also thinking about a new project, listing these sites in South Carolina and some of our neighboring states as Virtuals.

It may take some time, and it may be a large undertaking, would that be acceptable on this site?

So that's you, probably, with the 173 recent Virtuals? Well, they'll probably get more visits here than they would have on Waymarking.com  :D  Sounds like it was quite a bit of work.

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    Posted: Jan. 02 2007,8:17 pm QUOTE

Quote (whiteurkel @ Jan. 02 2007,4:49 pm)
Quote (talesfromthesurface @ Dec. 29 2006,10:43 am)
I like the virtual cache locations that take you to historical places or points of interest.

I am also thinking about a new project, listing these sites in South Carolina and some of our neighboring states as Virtuals.

It may take some time, and it may be a large undertaking, would that be acceptable on this site?

So that's you, probably, with the 173 recent Virtuals? Well, they'll probably get more visits here than they would have on Waymarking.com  :D  Sounds like it was quite a bit of work.

Who? Where?... :D

Thank the guys here at Navicache, I will list more Virtuals with my big Mugshot in them. I encourage more Navicachers in the Upstate of SC to get out there and list some of these things!

Make them interesting, fun, a great hike with a view. Just have fun.


Edited by talesfromthesurface on Jan. 02 2007,8:20 pm

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    Posted: Jan. 06 2007,11:31 am QUOTE

Quote (whiteurkel @ Jan. 02 2007,7:49 pm)
Quote (talesfromthesurface @ Dec. 29 2006,10:43 am)
I like the virtual cache locations that take you to historical places or points of interest.

I am also thinking about a new project, listing these sites in South Carolina and some of our neighboring states as Virtuals.

It may take some time, and it may be a large undertaking, would that be acceptable on this site?

So that's you, probably, with the 173 recent Virtuals? Well, they'll probably get more visits here than they would have on Waymarking.com  :D  Sounds like it was quite a bit of work.

Ditto that.

I do a Navicache day every now and then but Waymarking...not my cup of tea.


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    Posted: Jan. 08 2007,6:14 pm QUOTE

I never saw the appeal of virtuals.  I've  only done a couple dozen, and only 1 or 2 I would say were worthwhile (then again, you can say the same thing about caches now since most are lame parking lot types it seems!)
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    Posted: Jan. 10 2007,2:07 pm QUOTE

I tell you what Navicache is a fun experience when you compare it to all the politics over in GC.COM,Virtuals are a great way of seeing great things outdoors,I wish more geocachers would come over and use NC.COm more! :D

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    Posted: Jan. 12 2007,11:43 am QUOTE

Quote (ChileHead @ Jan. 08 2007,8:14 pm)
I never saw the appeal of virtuals.  I've  only done a couple dozen, and only 1 or 2 I would say were worthwhile (then again, you can say the same thing about caches now since most are lame parking lot types it seems!)

Really Chile? I've done about 25 on gc.com, I'd say half of them were allright. But I can see where some were pretty mundane. Like the last one I did, a few months back was just a pretty ordinary statue in Burlington, Ontario. I should talk, I guess a couple I have a couple here that could be considered mundane.  :p But my last one placed here, a couple of weeks ago, is a cool 30 foot high waterfall, which has a natual grotto that emits Natural Gas, and can be (and almost always is) lit.

Well hey, maybe the 173 virtuals in S.C. will help push the U.S. over the top so Germany isn't the country with the most Navicaches.  :)


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    Posted: Oct. 24 2007,11:15 am QUOTE

Are we permitted to log virtual caches here on NC....armchair style..without ever visiting site in person?  that is, of course, finding and answering all questions asked by cache hider/ placer and getting his/her permission. Naturally not possible with the post pix ones....
over on GS...they frown on this practice even though many german chaps log every thing thats possible to solve via google etc...?
Have just gotten my chops busted for this.
If its a virtual, intersting site, historic value etc etc...why not be able to cruise the world virtually...?  as its not possible to do in real life..cost prohibitive!
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    Posted: Oct. 24 2007,2:52 pm QUOTE

What is a legitimate log is mostly up to the cache owner, so check with them as well.

Personally unless there is a handicap issue that would prevent one from actually visiting the cache location, I do not feel they should be logged from the arm-chair.


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    Posted: Oct. 28 2007,9:04 am QUOTE

Here's one you're welcome to visit in person or to log "armchair style": Distance Caching 101

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    Posted: Oct. 28 2007,9:31 am QUOTE

That Scout.... he's got a cache to interest everybody   :grinnin

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    Posted: Nov. 04 2007,9:55 am QUOTE

Quote (zurcher @ Oct. 24 2007,1:15 pm)
Are we permitted to log virtual caches here on NC....armchair style..without ever visiting site in person?  that is, of course, finding and answering all questions asked by cache hider/ placer and getting his/her permission. Naturally not possible with the post pix ones....
over on GS...they frown on this practice even though many german chaps log every thing thats possible to solve via google etc...?
Have just gotten my chops busted for this.
If its a virtual, intersting site, historic value etc etc...why not be able to cruise the world virtually...?  as its not possible to do in real life..cost prohibitive!

Well no offense, but that just sounds goofy.  Geocaching is about getting out and exploring the REAL world (even if they are often a lamppost or guardrail.)   Googling your way to a geocache makes absolutely no sense to me.
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    Posted: Nov. 07 2007,9:37 am QUOTE

Quote (zurcher @ Oct. 24 2007,1:15 pm)
Are we permitted to log virtual caches here on NC....armchair style..without ever visiting site in person?  that is, of course, finding and answering all questions asked by cache hider/ placer and getting his/her permission. Naturally not possible with the post pix ones....
over on GS...they frown on this practice even though many german chaps log every thing thats possible to solve via google etc...?
Have just gotten my chops busted for this.
If its a virtual, intersting site, historic value etc etc...why not be able to cruise the world virtually...?  as its not possible to do in real life..cost prohibitive!

Ironically, armchair logging of virtuals is one of the very few things that appears to cross the line of "abuse" over at the Froggy website. Which is kind of surprising really, with their overall "play the game any way you want" attitude. Which is just what all the German chaps are doing in this case. :laugh:

Personally, I think it's kind of a cheesy practice, and I'd ask the Navicache virtual owners first.

I can vouch for Scout's "distance caching 101", it's excellent. :D


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    Posted: Nov. 11 2007,5:24 am QUOTE

It is only 'cheesy' IMO if done out of laziness and out of contect with the cache owners original intent. Otherwise it does have its advantages for those with physical handicaps that may nt otherwise be able to participate in the sport.

Some 'armchair' caches could be quite educational as well if done right.


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