[GeoStL] Re: Virtual caches, was... site imporvements

  • From: "Jim Bensman" <jbensman1@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <geocaching@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 18 Oct 2005 09:19:31 -0500

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Glenn, I thought virtual caches were what we had to do in National Parks.
Is that not being allowed now?

I understand the locationless caches are being shutdown and transferred.  Is
the same thing happening to virtual caches?  

Thanks 

Jim Bensman
"Nature Bats Last" 

> -----Original Message-----
> From: geocaching-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:geocaching-
> bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Glenn
> Sent: Tuesday, October 18, 2005 9:10 AM
> To: geocaching@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [GeoStL] Virtual caches, was... site imporvements
> 
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> At 09:42 PM 10/17/2005, you wrote:
> >-
> >ok? Don't see my question on the link about virtual
> >caches. I'll just send it in and see what happens.
> >thanks Wandering360
> 
> Technically, yes. The Virtual cache type still exists. In reality
> tho,  I have not listed a virtual cache in probably 3 years and I can
> probably count on a few fingers the number of virtual caches listed
> worldwide in the last year or two.
> 
> Virtual caches were severely limited a few years ago and it is nearly
> impossible to get one listed. There has always been a way to somehow
> place regular cache at the Virtual cache location so that is what is
> preferred.
> 
> With the advent of
> Waymarking,  http://www.waymarking.com/Default.aspx the virtual  and
> locationless caches are being converted to waymarks where no strict
> limitations or "approval processes" exist.
> 
> I have converted one of my  virtual caches to a waymark and it is
> working out OK.
> 
> It is easy to submit a waymark.
> Decide what category your virtual cache might fit in and then look at
> all the categories to see if there is a place for your virtual cache.
> 
> The waymark categories are divided into "persons, places and things."
> with subcategories from there.
> 
> Lets say your spot is an old forgotten civil way memorial.  That
> would be a historical place and in the places category there is a
> place for civil way memorials. You would submit your waymark in there.
> 
> There are categories for just about everything we could think of with
> more being added all the time.  Ya know of a wireless hotspot, a
> brewhouse, the location of a McDonald restaurant, botanical
> garden,  spring house,  the location of a  memorial statue erected
> while the person is still alive? How about Off-Leash Dog Areas ,
> Canadian Benchmarks ,Portugal Geodetic Points ,Ghost Signs, Peace
> Poles, Masonic Temples, Compass Roses ,Disc Golf Courses ,Photos Then
> and Now  or Pictographs ?
> 
> There is a spot for nearly everything!
> 
> If ya still want go give the Virtual cache thing a try, go for it and
> you can see what happens. The worst case is that nothing will happen
> the best is that you will get a new Virtual cache out of the deal.
> You will most definitely  get my "see the waymarking site" note.
> 
> Good Luck.
> Glenn
> 
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