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Tick tick tick tick…boom?

Geocache used in the Geocaching sport.

Image via Wikipedia

Thanks to gpstracklog.com for alerting us to another geocaching bomb scare.

There is some good advice in the article about always making sure your cache is well labelled and that if someone approaches you whilst looking for a cache you don’t run away like you’re doing something dodgy!

It must be difficult caching in a country that is so nervous (and rightly so) about terrorist attacks. Those of us caching in seemingly safer countries have a lot to be thankful for!

I do wonder whether the police in the US will one day start looking up geocaching.com before blowing up the container. It might just save a lot of time and money!

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  1. Maud Ferenc

    i definitely agree

  2. ATO

    EOD may check on GC.com for additional intel but cannot assume that what is there is what was originally placed and ignore a potential IED threat.
    Not everyone plays our game, some people don’t like our game and occasionally disturbed persons destroy our gamepieces
    EOD are keeping us safe from terrorists – suck it up and move on – unless you would prefer the alternative ?

    1. Cumbyrocks

      Hey ATO,

      Thanks for your comment. Might I suggest that before telling me to “suck it up and move on” you re-read the post and check the tone of what I was saying? I was not being critical of the authorities in the US for how they handle potential terrorist situations but merely wondering (check the last paragraph, it’s the third word) whether they would one day start checking GC.com. I certainly don’t think my comment deserved that response.

      1. ATO

        Maybe if I’d read a question mark rather than an exclamation mark I could have gotten a clearer idea of your intent – it’s hard to express tone using a keyboard or correctly apprecaite it from the other side of a screen

      2. Cumbyrocks

        If you look a little closer there is a full stop at the end of the sentence and IMHO it makes it quite clear it is a statement of wondering than a question or expressed criticism. The exclamation mark is in the next sentence and in relation to the potential to save time and money. This is fairly light-hearted. As per my last comment I don’t think my post deserved your response.

  3. kjwx

    While I whole-heartedly agree with Cumbyrocks’ opinion here, as someone who has made a career from proofreading copy, I must also affirm his use of a full-stop at the end of the sentence in question -“I do wonder whether the police in the US will one day start looking up geocaching.com before blowing up the container.”
    An exclamation mark would be grammatically incorrect when used with such an indirect question.

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