One of our roles as a reviewer is to monitor our 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 our 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 we 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 us through our profile, quoting the cache name and GC code, but please also post a note to the cache page. Emails to us may be missed or go astray and it would be a shame to archive the listing due to missing correspondence.
The Geocache Maintenance guideline explains a CO's responsibility towards checking and maintaining the cache when problems are reported.
Sadly if there is no response to this log after 30 days we 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
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