Bon Echo wrote: Manville Possum Hunters wrote:
As a Waymarker and virtual geocacher I try to make sure my virtuals can not be googled, or that the logging code can not be found on the Waymarking site.
Most of the virtuals listed on geocaching.com are ownerless, but just clicking on the nearest waymarks feature usually have the answers there required to log the virtual.
I enjoy virtuals that have a strong logging code requirement best. Unless the answer is shared, like with puzzle caches, which is most likely a non-issue here on OCNS.
But, to turn OCNS into Waymarking it would have to not function 70% of the time.
My view on virtual's is largely due to comments made on the Garmin brOkENCACHE site back when there was a forum and when I was an active member (under the name HamiltonHomeschooler).
So thanks. Glad to see you active here again.
Brokencaching, I think I'm going to start using that! Except it actually applies to Navicache, which is now so broken you can't even create an account. I remember you two from there as well. I lurked, but only had about 10 career posts which were almost all near the end in one thread. Remember when Arthur and Trillian used to relentlessly troll those forums? He was actually pretty funny in doing so. MPH had log-in problems here for ages, but I finally fixed that for him.
To address something one of you said in another post, I always TRY to get a logging password, but sometimes there's just nothing good around. I'd have to rack my brains for an example, but I've probably created 20 alternative site virtuals over the years (terracaching.com, gpsgames.org and navicache) in addition to this site, and there are a couple "just post a photo of you or your gps at the site" type ones. I've never seen any of the alternative sites have a problem with cheaters. As a matter of fact, I don't think I've ever seen it. Knock on wood.