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Update: Geohacker Halts Premium Member Attack

Geohacker – the American player who disguised himself as a gloved hand with googly eyes to unveil his method of hacking Geocaching.com’s premium member features – has vowed to stop his disruptive campaign. For now, anyway …

Today he emailed It’s Not About The Numbers to say he had reached a “settlement” with Groundspeak and “had agreed not to pursue” his Hack Code project.

New Geocaching Book A Family Affair

Tanya Eldert needs your help – to both provide material for her new Family Geocaching book and help finance its publication through her Kickstarter campaign. The American mother tells It’s Not About The Numbers how her family’s project came about …

Cemetery Geocaches Dead And Buried?

A Michigan city’s ban on cemetery geocaches could be the death of these hides for everyone, say two American players.

Matt Jones and Carl Gage had to archive their caches at Petoskey’s Greenwood Cemetery earlier this month after officials implemented a ban amid concerns that geocachers had been unnerving mourners.

Geocaching’s Theatrical Debut

Geocaching will make its stage debut next Tuesday, thanks to a British theatre company. It’s a story of friendship and “nerds in the great outdoors”, according to its creators.

Postcard From Tiger’s Nest, Bhutan

In her latest postcard home, travel agent Mandy Page (GC handle: PageNZ) relates her geo-adventures at an ancient Bhutanese temple perched high on a cliff.

Empowered By The Route 66 Geo-Trail

In desperate need of some stress relief, American Jon Racinskas (GC handle: The Razza) is driven to search for 800 geocaches along the legendary Mother Road. He tells It’s Not About The Numbers of his journey.

Guest Post: Confessions Of A Geocacher

Until recently Steve Mills (GC handle: timbermills) was more at home geocaching in Canada’s snowy climes. Now he’s hoping to boost his numbers in the sunny New Zealand region of Hawkes Bay.

Win Your Own Munzopoly Set

Do not pass Go, do not collect $200. Instead go directly to the image below to check out Wellington’s first-ever Munzopoly series.

These 37 vinyl Munzee QR codes – based on the popular Monopoly board game – were made for It’s Not About The Numbers’ kjwx by American player Ryan Rokey. But you might be lucky enough to win your very own set.

Update: Muggled.net Owner Apologises

Geocaching’s most hated man – well, this week anyway – has admitted defeat over his steal-a-cache website.

Earlier today, Muggled.net owner Gerald Roman contacted It’s Not About The Numbers to apologise for his “stupid idea”. “We have shut down our Off The Grid Caching and Muggled.net sites because of threats (to myself and my family) but also because we have made a mistake. We just did the site to add a twist to the game but have realised it was stupid idea.”

Police Threaten To Charge Bomb-Scare Cache Owners

Oregon geocachers may face police charges and a hefty bill in future if one of their hides is the subject of a bomb scare.

After a geocache was mistaken for a pipe bomb at Talking Water Gardens last Thursday, an Albany Police Department spokeswoman warned players of the likely consequences for hiding suspicious containers.

 

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