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"Le telephone" archived?!
« on: November 03, 2011, 11:39:02 »
Anyone know why fradjoh archived "Le telephone" http://coord.info/GC366GC so abruptly?

There didn't seem to be any troubles with it....

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Re: "Le telephone" archived?!
« Reply #1 on: November 03, 2011, 12:30:41 »
i saw that! very odd.. it's not because of a mass-archiving. hmm!

The red-haired witch

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Re: "Le telephone" archived?!
« Reply #2 on: November 03, 2011, 15:17:39 »
Strange indeed... too bad, I had actually solved that as I'm going shopping in that area soon.  Yet another puzzle solved before I go get it, but this time I can't really say it's because I waited too long, the cache was only 2 weeks old.

Maybe the landowners suddenly decided they didn't want to allow this cache?

Maybe fradjoh got an email about something dangerous nearby?

I'll guess we'll never know if he doesn't say.

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Re: "Le telephone" archived?!
« Reply #3 on: November 04, 2011, 11:42:34 »
I archived the cache because the coords were poor.  I don't want to send cachers searching at the wrong place.  I know that it is possible to update the coords via the web page, but since the coords are part of the puzzle, I can't update them without changing the puzzle, which I'd rather not do.

I usually verify the coords at least 4 or 5 times before publishing a cache.  This time I did not.  Lesson learned.

Thanks to everyone who found it.

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Re: "Le telephone" archived?!
« Reply #4 on: November 04, 2011, 11:47:28 »
I didn't find that the coords were too far off. Certainly close enough to make the find easily...
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Re: "Le telephone" archived?!
« Reply #5 on: November 04, 2011, 11:55:54 »
I didn't find that the coords were too far off. Certainly close enough to make the find easily...

I agree. The GZ was well within the CEP of a handheld GPS. It took me a relatively long time to find it because it was so well hidden!

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The red-haired witch

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Re: "Le telephone" archived?!
« Reply #6 on: November 04, 2011, 12:19:31 »
Another, less drastic option, would be to add instructions such as "add 0.003 to the north coordinates of your solution" or "substract 0.002 to the west coordinates of your solution".  I've seen several cache owners do that when they had to move the final and didn't want to change the original puzzle.

You may still be able to do that, if you ask your reviewer.

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Re: "Le telephone" archived?!
« Reply #7 on: November 04, 2011, 13:18:06 »
I had no issue with that cache. The coordinates were fine IMHO. Unless subsequent finders hid it better, I was 3rd on site as I recall.