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GAG21 - May 10th 2014
« on: March 31, 2014, 20:17:51 »
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Saturday May 10th, 2014
18:00 - 20:30
Richelieu-Vanier Community Centre
Kiwanis Hall
300 Des Pères-Blancs
Vanier
N 45° 26.630 W 075° 39.590

Event Guidelines

  • Everyone who wishes to participate in this event should head out to find as many GAG21 caches as they can from 6:00 PM, Friday May 9th until 6:00 PM Saturday May 10th. Don't get caught starting before 6:00 PM or you will be the victim of much taunting and ridicule!

  • At 6:00 PM on the 10th after a LONG day of caching, we will meet at the Richelieu-Vanier Community Centre, Kiwanis Hall ( 300 Des Pères-Blancs, Vanier - posted coordinates).  It is a bring your own food and drink event! (See below for some suggestions).

  • If you want to contribute by creating a cache (that is totally optional and up to you, keep in mind that all the usual cache listing guidelines apply and that you will have to maintain the cache afterwards, it is not just for the duration of the event), between now and April 30th, hide a cache in the Ottawa area. Please don't wait until the last minute; give the reviewers plenty of time to post all caches and our volunteers time to create a bookmark list. If you plan on placing a large number of caches for the event, submit the cache pages for all of the caches at least ten days in advance of the release date. Leave a "note to reviewer" indicating that the cache is to be released on the date specified. All caches placed for the event will be published no earlier than Wednesday afternoon, and no later than Friday afternoon May 9th, so you can plan your routes and solve any puzzles.

  • You should state on your cache page that your cache should not be found until after 6:00 p.m., May 9th. With the guideline changes in regards to ALRs (additional logging requirements) we cannot indicate that a log for caches found before 6:00 p.m. will be deleted, but you can be creative with your comments to strike fear into the cheaters. Ex: "Log this cache early and you will be tossed into the fires of Mount Doom!". Have fun with it.

  • Please help with cache identification by prefacing your cache name with GAG21, i.e. "GAG21 - My Precious Cache".

  • When submitting your cache, leave a reviewer note asking them to place the cache in the HOLD FOR GAG21 PUBLICATION file for publication en masse with the other GAG21 caches.

  • You may want to consider hiding just one cache to keep the work down for the reviewers. Also, if you're placing a multi-cache and/or puzzle, be sure to use the "additional waypoints" feature on the cache creation page to allow reviewers quicker access to determining boundary limitations. The quicker they can get their job done, the more likely your cache will get published in time for the event. Note that most people want to find many caches during a GAG event, so multi-caches and/or puzzles that take several hours to solve are not usually very popular. If you're planning a long multi make it explicit in the cache description.  Also, geocaching.com has added several new attribute icons for caches.  Please make good use of the attributes on your cache page to help everyone during the hunt. Use the appropriate attributes  (winter- friendly or not, how long a hike, etc).  In particular, caches with terrain 1 should have the "wheelchair accessible" attribute.

  • Have any ideas to add to this event? Looking to volunteer some time to help? Have event related questions?
    Please send us an email
    through the "Canada's Capital Cachers GAG Committee" profile page at geocaching.com and we'll get back to you as soon as possible.

  • All caches will be listed as a bookmark link on the event page just prior to the event.

  • * DO NOT * bring swag / door prizes.  There will be a few door prizes awarded to attendees, but unlike previous GAG events, there will NOT be prize tables or tickets for general swag trading.

  • Please post a "will attend" note on the event page indicating if you can make it and how many will be in your party.

Suggested places to pick-up food before arriving at the hall

  • N 45° 26.352  W 75° 39.822 : Pizza, Submarines, etc...
  • N 45° 26.504  W 75° 40.334 : Subway
  • N 45° 26.975  W 75° 39.096 : Dairy Queen
  • N 45° 26.933  W 75° 39.066 : The Works gourmet burgers

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Re: GAG21 - May 10th 2014
« Reply #1 on: March 31, 2014, 22:46:58 »
Damn I look good......

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Re: GAG21 - May 10th 2014
« Reply #2 on: April 19, 2014, 18:20:55 »
We submitted a puzzle cache for GAG21, and were surprised to have the reviewer respond with a request for details about how the puzzle is solved.  We've had quite a few puzzle caches published before, and have never been asked for solution information during the review process, so this request strikes us as odd.  Is this something new?  Has anyone else had a similar request recently?

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Re: GAG21 - May 10th 2014
« Reply #3 on: April 19, 2014, 22:26:37 »
I've read about it before on the GC.com forums.

I was not asked for that info for the puzzle cache I submitted for GAG20, but it was also obvious what needed to be done for that one.

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Re: GAG21 - May 10th 2014
« Reply #4 on: April 22, 2014, 10:07:44 »
Checked the guidelines for placing caches, and sure enough, for puzzle caches you are required to provide the method of solution to the reviewer.  Not sure how long this particular requirement has existed, or why it's needed, but presumably it's for checking that solving the puzzle doesn't involve ALR's or other nefarious activities.  :)

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Re: GAG21 - May 10th 2014
« Reply #5 on: April 23, 2014, 16:08:06 »
The reviewers have asked me for the solutions for my puzzles for the last three or four of them, not including the one scheduled for publication for GAG21.

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Re: GAG21 - May 10th 2014
« Reply #6 on: May 01, 2014, 14:08:00 »
Are any vendors attending the event?

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Re: GAG21 - May 10th 2014
« Reply #7 on: May 01, 2014, 14:54:09 »
Yes, Cachers ToyBox will attend, but it looks like Cache at Night will not be there.

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Re: GAG21 - May 10th 2014
« Reply #8 on: May 07, 2014, 15:33:41 »
I can see a few new caches appearing in my searches :) .  Will there be a master list/pocket query  out soon so travel arrangements can be made?

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Re: GAG21 - May 10th 2014
« Reply #9 on: May 07, 2014, 15:52:53 »
Several people will create bookmark lists, which can then be used to create a Pocket Query.