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Professor Xavier: Hi

One of my roles as a reviewer is to monitor my region for caches that have been disabled for a long time, have had a reasonable number of DNFs or appear to require some maintenance. This is done through running a query on a database of all the caches in my region that looks for such things or by cachers submitting Needs Archiving logs as it appears maintenance may not be being carried out by the CO.

It would appear that this cache may benefit from some attention by the CO. May I ask that the owner checks the cache and sort out any problems with it or gives an indication of when it may be up and running again for people to find. If this cannot be done or if the CO no longer wishes to maintain the cache then the listing should be archived.

Of course if the CO has visited the cache recently then please post an Owner Maintenance log indicating that they have done so, enable the listing, and all should be fine.

In the future, if a listing is going to be disabled for a long time then posting periodic notes to the page (once per month or so) keeps people up to date with what is happening.

This isn't a requirement to fix the cache immediately but if it's unlikely to be done within 30 days could the CO post a note to the cache page giving an indication of when the maintenance will be done, or an indication of why it cannot be carried out.

By all means send a mail to me through my profile, quoting the cache name and GC code, but please also post a note to the cache page. Emails to me may be missed or go astray and it would be a shame to archive the listing due to missing correspondence.

Guidelines: "You are responsible for occasional visits to your cache to maintain proper working order, especially when someone reports a problem with the cache (missing, damaged, wet, etc.). You may temporarily disable your cache to let others know not to search for it until you have a chance to fix the problem. This feature is to allow you a reasonable amount of time - normally a few weeks - in which to check on your cache. If a cache is not being maintained, or has been temporarily disabled for an unreasonable length of time, we may archive the listing."

Sadly if there is no response to this log after 30 days I may have to archive the cache.

Please note that the guidelines say that if a cache is archived by a reviewer or Geocaching HQ staff for lack of maintenance then it will not be unarchived - Unarchiving a Geocache

Regards

Ed
Professor Xavier - Volunteer UK Reviewer
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Small Down Boogie 3

A cache by mrkebabdriver Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 05/29/2011
Difficulty:
2 out of 5
Terrain:
2.5 out of 5

Size: Size: small (small)

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Geocache Description:

Small camoflaged clip box. The path is often overgrown with nettles. Trousers are advisable. The path from cache 2 takes you through a natural burial ground - please be respectful of mourners. My GPS was playing up a bit due to tree cover so dont feel guilty about using the hint!

The Small Down Boogie series comprises of 5 caches and a bonus cache set up, down and all around Small Down in East Meon on a 10K loop. Suggested parking is the small car park on the corner of Chapel St and Coombe St.

There is a steep hill between caches 1 and 2 and several of the caches require basic agility to retrieve. The view from the top of the Down is stunning but you will only get to enjoy it if you walk there so dont cheat yourself by driving round the loop! Also if you drive you won't get to see the llamas!! The caches are spread out a bit (so you dont have to have your head buried in the GPS all the time), so it wouldn't hurt to check a map before you leave so you know which paths to take.

Inside each cache is a letter. The 5 letters spell a password which you'll need for the bonus cache.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

Onfr bs gerr znexrq "F4" jvgu n fznyy zrgny cyngr.

Decryption Key

A|B|C|D|E|F|G|H|I|J|K|L|M
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N|O|P|Q|R|S|T|U|V|W|X|Y|Z

(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



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