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Hi there CamBendy,

This cache has been flagged by Geocaching HQ as a cache that MAY need some attention. You would have received an automated email from Geocaching HQ recently which explained what they need to do.

Unfortunately, nothing seems to have happened, so I am having to take the next step and temporarily disable the cache - see here: Geocache Health Score. .

Can you please respond to this situation (or indicated your intention) within 14 days, so others know exactly what is happening with this cache?

You have lots of choices so pick the one that applies from this handy list:

  • Check on the cache, repair and/or replace the cache or do whatever else is needed, post an Owner Maintenance log indicating the cache has been checked and ENABLE your cache. Then sit back and wait for the praises.

  • If you really hope to get it fixed but there is some unusual reason why you can't do it soon, then at least post a Write Note log (within 14 days). Be sure to indicate the actual date that you expect to have it fixed so that everyone knows you are on top of it. For ongoing issues (where you don't have an actual date) please ensure you visit the page and post a note every 28 days so as to keep everyone up to speed.

  • If you don't plan on fixing it then you could consider passing it on to another geocacher by asking them to Adopt it or alternatively, you need to Archive it, so it is removed from searches and someone else can have the spot. Don't forget to remove any remnants of your previously enjoyed cache too.

You might wonder what happens if you don't pick one of those. Well, if nothing happens, then a few weeks from today, when I next look at the cache page, it is likely that I will, unfortunately, have to de-list (Archive) it on the basis that it has been abandoned.

Honestly, I'd rather you decide, so please do something before then. Please don't send me an email but instead follow the information/advice posted above.



Stop the Presses!

A cache by CamBendy Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 08/17/2011
2 out of 5
1.5 out of 5

Size: Size: small (small)

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Geocache Description:

The printing presses have stopped forever in this location.

Could this be a sign of things to come?

In 1920 the Herald and Weekly Times paid £46,000 for a block of land at the corner of Flinders and Exhibition Streets, and constructed this magnificent, heritage listed, neo-classical office and news printing facility.

The Herald and Weekly Times Building housed the Herald and Weekly Times newspaper from its construction in the 1920's until the 125 year old afternoon broadsheet publication stopped publication on Friday October 5, 1990, after its circulation had fallen from a peak of almost 600,000 to a little over 200,000. The next day its sister morning publication, The Sun News Pictorial was published for the last time, both to be replaced by a new newspaper, the Herald Sun, on the morning of October 8.

Since 1993, the Herald Sun has been printed at the HWT Print Centre at Westgate Park, Port Melbourne, whilst editorial, advertising and administrative staff have called the HWT Tower in Southgate home since December 1995.

The Herald and Weekly Times building was then converted into luxury apartments, while still retaining many of its heritage features including the radio towers and the signage. It has since become the foundation to a new office tower.

"Stop the presses" is supposedly the catch cry heard when "late breaking news" worthy of making it to the paper was coming in, and literally meant to stop the printing of the newspaper so that it could be amended, edited or added to with the important news ready to hit the streets the next day. Today that term, for both newspapers and journalists, could be a more ominous call as the age of the internet has seen many newspapers fall due to declining readership.

The rumble of the presses may be gone forever from here, but a new rumble can now be heard. The rumble of cachers! Somewhere around the back of this building, in an unnamed alley, you will find what you are looking for; a 200ml Sistema container with a little bit of room for swaps. Good luck!

Please note: there are reports that there is often a lot of rubbish around ground zero, as well as the odd dead pigeon. Let me assure you, it was not this way when the cache was originally hidden.
Your choices are:

  • go there with the knowledge that the area may not be too nice.
  • practice some CITO on your adventure.
  • don't go there.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

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Gur pnpur vf bhg bs fvtug.
Vg'f abg qbja arne lbhe srrg,
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Decryption Key


(letter above equals below, and vice versa)

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