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#1 User is offline   Haggis Hunter 

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Posted 28 February 2011 - 09:33 AM

Going by The Sky Reporters badge it looks like caching is still safe!! :unsure: :unsure:

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Posted 28 February 2011 - 10:03 AM

View PostHaggis Hunter, on 28 February 2011 - 09:33 AM, said:

Going by The Sky Reporters badge it looks like caching is still safe!! :unsure: :unsure:


So who is Tim Marshall in the real world? Or did he borrow the shirt?? :)

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Posted 28 February 2011 - 10:13 AM

Wow.... well spotted!!!

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Posted 28 February 2011 - 10:35 AM

I'd love to know his username.

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Posted 28 February 2011 - 10:44 AM

View PostHaggis Hunter, on 28 February 2011 - 09:33 AM, said:

Going by The Sky Reporters badge it looks like caching is still safe!! :unsure: :unsure:


That is a spot and a half! Just sent him a message. Will let you know if he replies.

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Posted 28 February 2011 - 11:00 AM

View PostHaggis Hunter, on 28 February 2011 - 09:33 AM, said:

Going by The Sky Reporters badge it looks like caching is still safe!! :unsure: :unsure:
Sharp eyes! I have a similar shirt myself. I'm off for a Google... :)

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Posted 28 February 2011 - 11:10 AM

Right - he says that he bought the shirt from a charity shop with the badge already on it. States he isn't a Geocacher, but knows what Geocaching is.......

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Posted 28 February 2011 - 11:16 AM

I don't do Sky. For many reasons.
Sky employee buying clothes from Oxfam (other charidees available)?
I remain very skeptical.

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Posted 28 February 2011 - 11:40 AM

I was working in Tripoli about 3 years ago for a couple of weeks and did a search for nearby caches. I recall the nearest was about 1500 miles away in the desert.... I decided not to go for it :lol:

So perhaps an opportunity for Tim to get his first cache then!

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Posted 28 February 2011 - 01:10 PM

View PostNick & Ali, on 28 February 2011 - 11:10 AM, said:

Right - he says that he bought the shirt from a charity shop with the badge already on it. States he isn't a Geocacher, but knows what Geocaching is.......


So a well respected new reporter who is representing the coutry as a new reporter, watched by millions is wearing a T shirt brought in a chariety shop..... hmmm I think not.. ;) I think he told a porky

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Posted 28 February 2011 - 01:18 PM

View PostHazelS, on 28 February 2011 - 10:13 AM, said:

Wow.... well spotted!!!

Well thank you but I cannot take the credit. ScotsBob was the one who spotted it and posted it on the GeoX forum. I've just passed it around facebook and on here.

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Posted 28 February 2011 - 01:54 PM

View Postcurrykev, on 28 February 2011 - 11:16 AM, said:

Sky employee buying clothes from Oxfam (other charidees available)?
I remain very skeptical.

Geocacher giving shirt to Oxfam without removing the patch to recycle? I'm even more skeptical. :D

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Posted 28 February 2011 - 03:12 PM

View Postsquirtchy, on 28 February 2011 - 01:10 PM, said:

View PostNick & Ali, on 28 February 2011 - 11:10 AM, said:

Right - he says that he bought the shirt from a charity shop with the badge already on it. States he isn't a Geocacher, but knows what Geocaching is.......


So a well respected new reporter who is representing the coutry as a new reporter, watched by millions is wearing a T shirt brought in a chariety shop..... hmmm I think not.. ;) I think he told a porky


I disagree. If he lives in Chelsea, Hampstead or certain bits of Brighton - wearing stuff he bought from a charity shop is actually the in thing to do.

NB He's also the only journalist who I actually take seriously. So I believe him. :)

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Posted 01 March 2011 - 05:04 AM

I'm a journalist (not a telly one) and I bought my caching shirt in a charidee shop (Scope, if you care) too. I had to add my own patch though; a gift from Dalek Meat. I see no reason to doubt Tim's report but if he decides to look into caching because of interest stirred by his shirt... well, new recruits to the cause are always welcome :)

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Posted 01 March 2011 - 05:17 AM

To be fair... what has he got to gain by lying about it?????

I know the media are scoundrels and usually not to be believed, but there ARE some that are ok!!!

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Posted 01 March 2011 - 05:20 AM

View PostHazelS, on 01 March 2011 - 05:17 AM, said:

To be fair... what has he got to gain by lying about it?????

I know the media are scoundrels and usually not to be believed, but there ARE some that are ok!!!


Perhaps he feels that if he admits he is a geocacher then he could get in trouble with his employees for promoting another company - as Groundspeak is a private corporation!

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Posted 01 March 2011 - 06:22 AM

So we have two competing explanations:

1) He bought the shirt in a charity shop, and didn't really know what the logo meant.

2) He is a secret geocacher, and doesn't want his employer and/or the general public to know. His cunning plan for keeping it a secret involved buying a shirt with a highly-visible logo, then wearing it ON NATIONAL TELEVISION. But his attempt at subterfuge was foiled by an eagle-eyed viewer... forcing him to fall back on an implausible story about visiting Oxfam.

I'm constantly amazed by the ability of the Internet to spawn conspiracy theories ;)

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Posted 01 March 2011 - 06:40 AM

View PostGraculus, on 28 February 2011 - 11:40 AM, said:

I was working in Tripoli about 3 years ago for a couple of weeks and did a search for nearby caches. I recall the nearest was about 1500 miles away in the desert.... I decided not to go for it :lol:

So perhaps an opportunity for Tim to get his first cache then!




There seem to be two geocaches in Tripoli, although the one at the harbour has been reported missing.

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Posted 01 March 2011 - 11:50 AM

View PostNick & Ali, on 28 February 2011 - 03:12 PM, said:

View Postsquirtchy, on 28 February 2011 - 01:10 PM, said:

View PostNick & Ali, on 28 February 2011 - 11:10 AM, said:

Right - he says that he bought the shirt from a charity shop with the badge already on it. States he isn't a Geocacher, but knows what Geocaching is.......


So a well respected new reporter who is representing the coutry as a new reporter, watched by millions is wearing a T shirt brought in a chariety shop..... hmmm I think not.. ;) I think he told a porky


I disagree. If he lives in Chelsea, Hampstead or certain bits of Brighton - wearing stuff he bought from a charity shop is actually the in thing to do.

NB He's also the only journalist who I actually take seriously. So I believe him. :)



EDIT

NB He's the only Journalist - other than Simply Paul - who I actually take seriously. :rolleyes:

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Posted 01 March 2011 - 12:08 PM

View Postmarkhewitt1978, on 01 March 2011 - 06:40 AM, said:

View PostGraculus, on 28 February 2011 - 11:40 AM, said:

I was working in Tripoli about 3 years ago for a couple of weeks and did a search for nearby caches. I recall the nearest was about 1500 miles away in the desert.... I decided not to go for it :lol:

So perhaps an opportunity for Tim to get his first cache then!




There seem to be two geocaches in Tripoli, although the one at the harbour has been reported missing.


Don't worry.
Once the Yanks move in there will be more caches than the forthcoming McD's and Starbucks.

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Posted 02 March 2011 - 02:04 AM

He's probably thinking "You watched my news report of thousands of suffereing people from a lawless anarchy and all you got from it was I might belong to your peculiar gang of hedge prodders??"

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Posted 02 March 2011 - 02:22 AM

Using the new mapping view I can see that there are a total of 9 geocaches in the whole of Libya. Some room for improvement there!

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Posted 02 March 2011 - 04:42 AM

View PostNick & Ali, on 01 March 2011 - 11:50 AM, said:

NB He's the only Journalist - other than Simply Paul - who I actually take seriously. :rolleyes:


So you're the one.... :laughing: :laughing: ;)

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Posted 02 March 2011 - 02:25 PM

View PostGraculus, on 28 February 2011 - 11:40 AM, said:

I was working in Tripoli about 3 years ago for a couple of weeks and did a search for nearby caches. I recall the nearest was about 1500 miles away in the desert.... I decided not to go for it :lol:


Most disappointing... I thought you reviewers were supposed to be dedicated to geocaching :laughing:

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