Comment gagner presque 5000 Points favoris : entretien avec un poseur de caches nommé goblindust

Les caches créatives sont mémorables. Vous en entendez parler par vos amis, lors d’Events ou sur notre blog/nos pages sur les réseaux sociaux. Mais comment sont-elles créées ? Qui leur donne naissance ? Dans l’état de Washington, il y a nom qui revient systématiquement lorsqu’on parle de caches innovantes: “goblindust.” Il possède une batterie de caches, dont aucune ne ressemble à une autre.

Goblindust, de son vrai nom Scott Meyers, est membre géocaching depuis 15 ans et a posé sa première cache le 20 décembre 2003. Depuis, ses caches actives ont cumulé 4700 Points favoris. Vu le chiffre, il nous a semblé qu’il aurait peut-être deux-trois idées utiles concernant la pose des caches, alors je me suis entretenu avec goblindust pour savoir qui il est, où il puise son inspiration et quels conseils il peut nous donner à tous.

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Cómo conseguir casi 5.000 puntos favoritos: Entrevista con el propietario de caché goblindust

Los cachés creativos son memorables. Has oído hablar de ellos a tus amigos, en eventos, o en nuestro blog y redes sociales. ¿Pero qué hay detrás? ¿Quién está detrás de ellos?. En el estado de Washington, un nombre que se suele asociar con cachés innovadores es “goblindust“. Posee una gama de cachés únicos y diferentes entre sí.

Goblindust, también conocido como Scott Meters, ha sido miembro de geocaching durante 15 años, y escondió su prime caché el 20 de Diciembre de 2003. Desde entonces, sus cachés activos han acumulado más de 4.700 puntos favoritos. Con esta estadística en mente, parecía que podía saber un par de cosas acerca de esconder cachés, así que nos sentamos con goblindust para hablar de quién es, dónde encuentra inspiración y qué consejos tiene para el resto de nosotros.

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Wie man fast 5.000 Favoritenpunkte verdient: Interview mit dem Geocache-Owner goblindust

Kreative Caches bleiben in Erinnerung. Du hörst von ihnen durch Deine Freunde, auf Events oder in unserem Blog und in unseren sozialen Netzwerken. Aber was steckt in ihnen? Wer steht hinter ihnen? Im Staat Washington hörst Du oftmals einen Namen, der als Synonym für innovative Geocaches steht: “goblindust“. Er hat einige Geocaches, die alle einzigartig sind.

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Planetary Pursuit Starthilfe (aka FAQ)

Become part of Planetary Pursuit to discover the undiscovered

It’s the year 2650. You’re invited to join the Geocaching Discovery Club and be among the first geocachers to visit every planet in our solar system and earn souvenirs along the way.

This is how it is played

Find different types of geocache between the 19th of March and the 15th of April and individually earn points in the Friends League. Get up to ten planetary souvenirs to become an official space explorer.

Visit the Friends League to activate your scorecard and be ready for the launch on March 19th.

souvenirs Needed points in the Friends League
Planetary Pursuit: Earth 5 points
Planetary Pursuit: Venus 10 points
Planetary Pursuit: Mercury 20 points
Planetary Pursuit: Mars 40 points
Planetary Pursuit: Jupiter 65 points
Planetary Pursuit: Saturn 100 points
Planetary Pursuit: Uranus 200 points
Planetary Pursuit: Neptune 300 points
Planetary Pursuit: Pluto 500 points
Official Space Explorer Collect all planetary souvenirs (500 points) and earn this meta-souvenir.

 

 

action point value
Sign an Found  for a geocache (Traditional, virtual, Wherigo or webcam) 5
Sign an Found  for a multi-cache or a letterbox hybrid 10
Sign an Found  a mystery cache or a Earthcache 15
Sign an Found  for a geocache with 10 or more points favorites 15
Take part in an event 15
Put down a trackable 4

What is the Friends League?

The Friends League is an overview showing the geocaching activity of you and your friends. Earn points by logging a cache, attending an event, or completing another geocaching activity. The number of points varies with the completed task.

The Friends League shows the total number of points you collect during the promotion. You can also see how many points your friends collected during the action. The Friends League will be reset to zero on Monday, April 16, at 12:00 (UTC time).

How do I participate?

Visit the Friends League to activate your scorecard and be ready for the start. From March 19 to April 15, you can earn points by logging caches, attending events, or doing other geocaching activities. Earn up to 10 new souvenirs by earning 500 points in the Friends League alone during the promotion period.

Can I join the Planetary Pursuit at any time?

Naturally! If you start late, you still have the chance to earn all 10 souvenirs as long as you collect enough points by April 15th.

Which 10 souvenirs can I get?

Individually

How can I get points?

If you log a geocache, visit an event, or perform other geocaching actions, you earn points.

Where can I see my souvenirs?

Once you have collected a certain number of points, the respective souvenir will automatically appear on your profile. The souvenirs appear on your profile under the tab Souvenirs.

Is the friend league in the Geocaching® app?

The friend league is not in the Geocaching® app , but can be viewed in the browser of your mobile phone.

Help! My friend league points are not correct.

  1. Make sure that the friends League is enabled for you, by you been to see the page before you loggst your finds.
  2. Logging a note, DNF, or other log type as found is not recognized in the Friends League.
  3. Maybe you found and logged a lab cache. At the moment, no points are awarded for finding a Lab Cache in the Friends League.
  4. You logged in on Monday, March 19, before 1:00 pm ( equivalent to 12:00 pm UTC time) . We suggest that you wait with your log until 12 o’clock UTC – in some places like New Zealand it’s midnight Tuesday – to log your geocaches. Otherwise your points do not count for the first week.
  5. You saved a draft on Monday, March 19, before 12:00 UTC.

If you have already published your logs, select “View Log / Review / Photos”, then click on the pencil icon and “Submit Entry” on the website. Your logs should now be added to the total.

What does UTC stand for?

Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) is today’s world time. It is the time standard (no time zone) that is commonly used throughout the world. You can convert the UTC here to your local time .

I’ve logged a lab cache, why can not I score points in the friend league?

At the moment you do not get any points for finding Lab Caches in the Friend League.

Do I need friends in my friend league to participate in the Planetary Pursuit?

You do not need geocaching friends to get points and souvenirs for the Planetary Pursuit. But it’s still fun to have many friends in your friend league so you can cheer them on during your space exploration! Here are some tips on how to make friends in the geocaching community:

  1. Visit a geocaching event. Visiting Geocaching Events is the easiest way to make new friends in the real world. Write down your usernames and invite them to become your friends on Geocaching.com . Bonus: If you visit an event, you earn extra points. Find an event near you.
  2. Looking for a geocaching organization on site. One of the best ways to learn about geocaching and make friends is to join a geocaching organization. Find a geocaching organization near you .
  3. Search for Facebook groups in your area. There are many geocachers on Facebook who have formed local groups. Search for “Geocaching + Your Place” on Facebook and find out if there is a group of like-minded treasure hunters in your area.
  4. Share your username in the comment section of this blog entry. If others do, you can add each other as friends on Geocaching.com and find friends from around the world!

How do I add friends to my friend league?

  1. On the left side of your new dashboard or in the old version on the right
  2. Page under the “Community” section, select “Your friends”.
  3. Under “Add friend” you enter the username of a friend.
  4. Select “Send invitation”.
  5. Write a message to your friend.
  6. Select “Send friend request”.

Why is the Friendship League only showing a few of my friends?

The friend league will show you ten of your geocaching friends – always inclusive of yourself. If you want to see all your friends, then scroll down the list with your mouse and select “Show more”.

Will the points in the friend league be added up?

No, points are not added. You receive a maximum of 15 points per log entry. For example, if you find a traditional geocache with more than 10 favorite points, you will receive a total of 15 points. If you find a puzzle cache with more than 10 favorite points, you will receive a total of 15 points.

Will I receive points in the Friends League when participating in a CITO, Mega or Giga event?

Yes. Participating in each event will earn you 15 points in the friend league during the Planetary Pursuit promotion.

Soporte de lanzamiento de Búsqueda Planetaria (también conocido como FAQ)

Join the Planetary Search to explore the beyond

We are in the year 2650. You are invited to join the Geocaching Explorers Club and be one of the first geocachers to visit each planet in the Solar System getting souvenirs along the way.

How to play

Find different types of geocaches to accumulate points in the League of Colleagues between March 19 and April 15 and get up to 10 new souvenirs to become an Official Space Explorer.

Visit the League of Colleagues to activate your score control board and get ready to take off on March 19.

 

Souvenirs Points needed in the League of Colleagues
Planetary Pursuit: Earth 5 points
Planetary Pursuit: Venus 10 points
Planetary Pursuit: Mercury 20 points
Planetary Pursuit: Mars 40 points
Planetary Pursuit: Jupiter 65 points
Planetary Pursuit: Saturn 100 points
Planetary Pursuit: Uranus 200 points
Planetary Pursuit: Neptune 300 points
Planetary Pursuit: Pluto 500 points
Official Space Explorer Collect all the planetary souvenirs (500 points) and get this souvenir goal.

 

Action Value in points
Record one found in any geocache (Traditional, Virtual, Webcam, Wherigo) 5
Registers a found in a Multi-Cache or Hybrid Letterbox 10
Record one found in a Mystery or Earthcache fifteen
Record one found in a geocache with 10 or more favorite points fifteen
Attend any event fifteen
Leave a traceable 4

 

What is the League of Colleagues?

The League of Colleagues is a classification that shows your geocaching activity and that of your friends. You get points when you register a cache, attend an event or complete other geocaching tasks. The number of points varies according to the task performed.

The League of Colleagues shows the total points you collect during the promotion. You can also see how many points your friends have scored during that time. The League of Colleagues is set to zero on Monday, April 16 at noon UTC.

How can I participate?

Visit the League of Colleagues to activate your score control board and prepare for takeoff. Between March 19 and April 15, accumulate points registering caches, attending events or completing other geocaching actions. Get up to 10 new souvenirs through the individual collection of 500 points in the League of Colleagues during the promotion period.

Can I join the Planetary Search at any time?

Of course! If you were late to join, you would still have the chance to win the 10 souvenirs as long as you get enough points until April 15th.

What are the 10 souvenirs that I can win?

individual

How can I get points?

If you register a cache, attend an event or perform other geocaching actions, you accumulate points.

Where can I see my souvenirs?


As soon as you collect a certain amount of points, the associated souvenir will be automatically granted to your profile. The souvenirs appear in your profile, in the souvenir tab .

Is the League of Colleagues in the Geocaching® app?

The League of Colleagues is not in the Geocaching® app , but you can see it in your phone’s browser.

Help, the points of my League of Colleagues are not correct!

  1. Be sure to activate the League of Colleagues by visiting the page once before starting to register your findings.
  2. If you change a note, DNF or other type of record to a “Found”, it will not be recognized in the League of Colleagues.
  3. You may have found and registered a Lab Cache. At the moment, the League of Colleagues does not grant points for finding laboratory Caches.
  4. You have sent the records on Monday, March 19 before noon UTC ( convert here to your local time ). We suggest you wait AFTER Monday at noon UTC – which in some places like New Zealand is midnight on Tuesday – to register your caches. Otherwise, the points will not count for the first week.
  5. You saved an eraser on Monday, March 19, before noon (UTC).

If you have already sent your records, select “View / Edit record / Images”, and click on the pen icon and “Send Registration” on the web page. Your records should now count in the total.

What does UTC mean?

Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) is currently the civil time base. It is the time standard (not a temporary zone) commonly used in the world. You can convert UTC to your local time here.

I have registered a Lab Cache, why do not I add points in the League of Colleagues?

At the moment, the League of Colleagues does not grant points for finding laboratory Caches.

Do I need friends in my League of Colleagues to participate in Planetary Search?


You do not need friends in Geocaching to get points and get the souvenirs of the Planetary Search. However, it’s fun to have friends in your League of Colleagues to encourage them in their space explorations! Here are some ideas on how to make friends in the Geocaching community:

  1. Attend a geocaching event. Attending events is the easiest way to make new friends in real life. Make sure you write down your usernames and invite them to be your friends at Geocaching.com . Extra: You will earn additional points by attending an event. Find events near .
  2. Search for local geocaching associations. One of the best ways to learn about geocaching and make friends is to join a Geocaching Association. Find nearby geocaching associations .
  3. Search for Facebook groups in your area. There are many geocachers on Facebook who have created local groups. Do the search for “geocaching + your location” on Facebook and find out if there is a group of treasure hunters in your area.
  4. Share your user in the comments section of this blog post. Thus, you can add each other to Geocaching.com and make friends all over the world!

How do I add friends to my League of Colleagues?

  1. On the left side of your new control panel, or in the old version, on the right side under the “Community” section, select View friends.
  2. Under Add a friend, enter your friend’s username.
  3. Select Send invitation.
  4. Write a message to your friend.
  5. Select Friend request

Why does the League of Colleagues show only one of my friends?

The League of Colleagues shows ten of your friends geocachers-always including you. If you want to see all your friends, scroll down the list and select See more.

Do the points of the League of Colleagues accumulate?

No, there is no point accumulation. The maximum number of points you choose when registering a cache is 15. For example, if you find a traditional geocache with more than 10 favorite points, you will gain 15 points in total. If you find a Mystery with more than 10 favorites, you will also add 15.

Do I get points from the League of Colleagues by attending a CITO, a Mega or a Giga Event?

Yes. Attending any type of event will add 15 points in the League of Colleagues during the Planetary Search.