Max time for languishing TBs?
Posted 12 April 2012 - 06:43 PM
Posted 12 April 2012 - 07:48 PM
If they were my TBs, I would very much appreciate somebody picking them up and moving them to another cache with a bit more activity. That's just me, though, so you might want to contact the TB owners and see what they would like. Nice of you to ask, though. I like our TBs to move, and sometimes that means into a cache that doesn't necessarily have anything to do with its goal; rather, another cacher might pick it up who could help it on its way.
Posted 12 April 2012 - 07:59 PM
It's really nice that you're concerned!
Posted 13 April 2012 - 02:13 AM
If they were my TBs I'd be very happy for you to move them on into another cache if they'd been sitting there for a month or more... unless I'd given them the mission "To have a quiet life in the peace and seclusion of a forest".
Posted 13 April 2012 - 06:50 AM
Posted 13 April 2012 - 06:57 AM
Posted 13 April 2012 - 07:07 AM
A Discover log would be great! You could take a picture of a TB, especially if there aren't any photos on its page. It's a huge help just to know if a TB is in its listed container. There's no maximum time in a cache, and there may be a cacher who comes along just to get it moving again.
This post has been edited by kunarion: 13 April 2012 - 07:08 AM
Posted 16 April 2012 - 03:10 AM
They are travel bugs. They are not languishing bugs. Help them all you want, and log your visit as a note if you have already found the cache. The TB owner will appreciate it. They might not contact you to thank you, but know they will be happy!
Posted 16 April 2012 - 01:24 PM
After you physically get the bug from the cache, log with the 'Grabbed from ...' option. This will make sure it is in your inventory.
Then go to the cache page of the cache that you found it in, and log a note like 'dipping TB to correct mileage', and pick Visit from the bottom of the page by the TB. This will indicate that the bug has been hanging around in that cache for a while.
It will stay in your inventory, so next time you leave it in a cache, you will be able to do 'Dropped off' on it.
Thanks for helping the trackables!