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    Posted: Feb. 19 2010,9:24 am QUOTE

When I fill out the ''Hide a cache" page, the field "Open Cache?" has a default value of "no". I think it would be nicer to default to "yes, unrestricted" because that would promote a free cache database better and I could imagine most cachers don't really think about changing that field in the first place.

One concern with that could be that it could not be said anymore that the hider intentionally clicked 'yes' and might have just forgotten to restrict the cache. I don't think we should treat cachers as being that careless, but if that would be an issue I would propose to not providing a default at all (so that everyone has to choose) and reversing the ordering of the options on the page so that "yes, unrestricted" is the first option to choose from, maybe even giving it a larger font than the other two options.

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    Posted: Feb. 20 2010,9:22 pm QUOTE

I always change mine to "unrestricted" since I don't really have any reason to do otherwise.  I would be nice if I could save that as a preference.  I would be curious how others feel about this.

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    Posted: Feb. 23 2010,9:17 am QUOTE

I have never thought of it as much of an issue as we have but a handful of 'restricted' caches in the entire database. I think it is safe to say that most members (if not all) subscribe to the same "open-caching" philosophy that we do. With that said, I would imagine that it is safe to switch to that as a default there by reducing one step (click) in the cache submission process.

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    Posted: Feb. 28 2010,8:03 pm QUOTE

PC, that would be great.  You're saying you might look at changing that as the default on the site?  Am I right that it is not something we can chose a default option for?

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