Group: Super Administrators
Joined: Dec. 2001
||Posted: Mar. 17 2004,1:03 pm
Traveling / Moving caches have one major drawback (which you have just found). That is that sometimes someone may go looking when someone else just ahead of them has already made a find and removed it. Bummer yes, but then searching for Moving caches is for this reason a 'you have been warned' type of adventure.
Now as for potential to damage the enviroment, they pose no more a threat that than a traditional cache and in my opinion probably less. For one thing, they are in the area a very short time. Also, no matter what type of cache one seeks any 'responsible' cacher will take care in not disturbing the area while searching, and just like a traditional will give up after a certain period of time and trouble. In fact, because it is listed as a "Moving" cache most will with good reason even give up sooner figuring someone beat them to it.
Now to further reduce problems two things should take place with all moving caches.
When one leaves in search of a Moving cache they should always enter a log note to the cache page indicating this. This will help prevent others heading out behind you only to arrive after it has been removed. If you find a moving cache, then you should log the find as soon as possible .and if the cache has been placed at a new location, the new coordinates should be included in that log. If you could not find it then you should probably enter a 'Note' log that you were unable to find it so that if no one reports a find the owner can be made aware that the cache may be missing.
As for the cache owner, upon receiving the cache log notification with the new coordinates, the cache owner is then 'required' to update the coordinates in the cache page so that a new map can be generated and the database search feature can be updated.
Edited by PC Medic on Mar. 17 2004,3:48 pm