Someone brought up the issue that Central Park has problems with the caches which are placed there. This is no surprise to me. splicingdan cuts to the chase on the issue. He discounts the park factor and places the onus directly on the cache owners.
The problem isn’t with the park itself, to be exact, Julz. It’s with the junk that people have placed there. Numerous vacation caches, missing owners, and crappy containers. And then there’s the people who are determined to replace missing caches (even though they’ve been abandoned) instead of letting them get archived.
Dan and I share many caching values. This was the gist of the Characteristics of a Good Hide piece. Maintenance! And it does not end when one places a cache. But far too frequently maintenance is an after-thought. And while the structure of the given listing site should obligate it to be proactive with this, ultimately the responsibility falls to the cache hiders. Does one truly think placing a physical cache in Central Park is going to positively impress the seeker? And if so, does he truly think it will continue to do so once the hider is back home hundreds/thousands of miles from NYC? Will it continue to positively impress the seeker once it is compromised? Once it is damaged? There is just so much which is wrong with many of the caches placed in Central Park.
And then we get this:
I agree, it’s time to refresh CP.
Those pearls of wisdom came from JMBella. Joe wants to re-populate Central Park with caches. Grand. Joe placed the Moving Violation traveling cache on 28 March 2005 (the twentieth anniversary of the Roger Waters Radio City show). Joe had not logged onto TC.com since 23 April 2005 when I wrote him on 17 May 2005.
Looking at a cache run that would involve this cache . . . Is it at the stated coords on the page? I am a little confused from reading the logs. Is this at all involved in the capture the flag thing you are doing over at GC.com? What if I move this cache to South Jersey or elsewhere? Is that permitted or do you want this to remain in the general area it is? Just trying to understand the spirit. Thanks!
That message has yet to be replied to. Asking around, I found out the cache had moved to a different location . . . by Joe. There is a listed cache which is unmaintained. The cache owner is delinquent in replying to requests. The owner has coordinates posted for his cache which he knows are false. Lovely. It is grand to know such responsibility exists in the community. I was not surprised at all to find out that GEO*TRAILBLAZER ! withdrew sponsorship. At least that archived the cache.
And now Joe wants to place caches in Central Park. I have no confidence such a cache will be maintained. Do you?
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