Logging of All Physical Caches
Geocaches can be logged online as Found once the physical log has been signed.
If it is appropriate for your cache location or theme, you may ask the cache seeker to accomplish an optional and simple task, either close to the cache site (normally within 0.1 miles or 161 meters) or when writing their online log. For example, wear the goofy hat inside the cache container and upload a photograph. Cache finders can choose whether or not to attempt or accomplish optional tasks. Cache owners may not delete the cache seeker's log based solely on optional tasks.
This guideline change applies immediately to all logs written from April 4, 2009 and going forward. Older caches with "additional logging requirements" (ALRs) are not grandfathered under the older guideline. If you own an existing cache with mandatory additional logging requirements, we request that you:
- Cease deleting logs based on additional logging requirements.
- Review your own cache listing to see if the ALR can be made into an optional and simple task, or whether it must be removed altogether.
- Adjust your geocache listing by editing the text then contact a reviewer to change the cache type, if appropriate.
What do you think? Do you (did you) love ALRs and think this is a terrible idea? Or did you hate them and think it's about time they were written out of the guidelines?