I'm wondering about some logs that I may do in the future. I have over 200 waymarks that I haven't had time to create. If someone creates a waymark before I do, then I can log a visit. What if I post a visit in the winter, with a summer photo? Or, if I do log the actual date of my visit, will I get a "You can't log a visit before the waymark/category was created!" Why not, if I just haven't had time to creat that waymark before they did, or if I can cross post from another category.
I've traveled over 5000 miles in 4 states in the past two months. Another 1000 mile trip through 3 states is being planned at this time. Maybe I'll find that Art-o-Matic in Chicago, or Indianapolis, or Louisville. Or maybe someone else logs them as waymarks and I can visit them. If I post visits to all three on the same day, will I be an armchair logger? Of course the gps and some fingers will be in the picture. A picture of me in the picture? Well, I've done that too. No timer on my $50.00 camera. Hold it at arms length and hope that I aimed right. Most of the time I see half of a head. (If you glue the parts of me from several photos, you'll see the real me. It ain't pretty). I do take more then one picture most of the time. But with a 26k phone line I only upload the minimum photo requirment for a visit most of the time.
OK, I've ranted enough. I've read all of the above posts and know what you are working against. I don't think you can stop it completely.
Think about this - A person logs a visit without doing any requirments but says, " I did a Google search for Such & Such and your waymark came up. I thought it was kinda neat. I went to it and really enjoyed seeing it. The fact that it was 300 years old really amazed me. I don't have a camara or gps but thought I would let you know." or perhaps they said, "I happened to come across a Google search that showed Such & Such down the street from my house was a waymark and that people should visit it. I've been there and I think it's really dumb for people to be listing ordinary place for others to visit. I don't have a gps and don't intent to buy one if this is what you do with them."
Will you accept both logs by these "Muggles"? It will happen. Possably sooner then you think. The other day, I did a Google search, and a Waymark came up as the 5th item on the first page. The item that I did the search for had already been waymarked. Check this one also: http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=p...torical+markers
Wel at least Waymarking is about exchanging experience. Sometimes a pictures is required. These are the rulez. If you want to create a few waymarks but someone got first, then just put your picture or experience as a visiste log. But for the people that do noy obey the rules an owner should have the previlige to remove.