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Geocaching.com Presents: Favorites

Eric Schudiske on October 20, 2011, 8:36 am

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[This video contains spoilers with express permission from cache owners]

Watch the Geocaching.com Presents: Favorites video above to explore how geocachers use Favorite Points to find and reward amazing geocaches. Geocaching Favorites was introduced in December of 2010. The feature allows Premium Members to award Favorite Points to the caches they enjoyed most. Everyone can see how many points a cache has received.  Since Favorites was added to the Geocaching.com website, more than 2.6 million Favorite Points have been awarded.

Some geocachers award Favorite points to historic caches like The Original Stash Tribute Plaque. The location that records the placement of the first geocache ever has accumulated more than 900 Favorite Points. Creative and unique caches with spectacular stories also earn Favorite Points. Geist des Hagen, a clever geocache about a ghost who haunts the woods of Germany, has earned more than 1000 Favorite points.

Premium Members earn one Favorite Point for each ten caches found. You can then award to an exceptional cache in your find history. For every ten caches that you find, you earn one Favorite to award to an exceptional cache in your find history. Basic Members also benefit by seeing how many Favorites a cache has earned in search results and on the individual cache pages.

A geocacher from Maryland, United States says, “as a community we benefit by seeing more and more caches that have creative camouflage, and fantastic locations that we might not have visited, and that’s really what the sports all about!”  Watch the Geocaching.com Presents: Favorites video to find out more and see how you can discover and learn from amazing geocaches through Favorites.

The next Geocaching.com Presents video showcases a difficulty five, terrain five geocache in Germany known as The Rock. It has more than 300 Favorite points. The Rock is scheduled for release on November 3rd. Geocaching.com will continue to release English, Czech and German language geocaching videos in the coming months. Subscribe to our YouTube channel to be one of the first to see new videos. Watch the more than 50 videos produced by Geocaching.com on our video page.

 

  • http://steamtraen.myopenid.com/ sTeamTraen

    The commentary contains a slight error, which might make some people miss out on a cool feature of Favorites.  At one point someone says somethng like “For every 10 caches you find, you get a Favorite point which you can award to one of the caches in that segment”.  Of course, you can save up that FP and award it to any cache, past or future – it doesn’t have to be one of the ten in the “segment” which led to you getting the point.

  • None

    Didn’t know it was allowed to have cache inside buildings…

  • http://twitter.com/locuslingua Jeremy Irish

    There are many puzzles and multis that bring you into buildings.

  • Brianjgreeno

    Likewise! I have had caches refused simply for mentioning that the local pub car park has permission to be used by cachers. Ligfiets.

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  • smalldar

    I was told all caches had ti be outside.

  • Grobi

    It is called “Geist des Hagen” ;)

  • Cache on Wheels

    How do we propose a Geocacher of the month please?
    Proposal of cache of the week / cacher of the month:
    You already mention Geist des Hagen above. This cache is by Die Helden.

    I would like to propose Die Helden family are awarded Geocacher of the month.
    Thousands of people have done their caches, we did some today. Geist des Hagen GC11JM6 has had over 4,000 logs and today it has 2,491 favourite points.
    We also did:
    Gc2586K Alberich der Zwergenkönig – 1,958 FP
    GC468X7 – 169 FP
    GC468YD – 268 FP
    GC2J9J5 – Schatz des Alberich – 1,438 FP
    GC11JM6 – Geist des Hagen – 2,491 FP
    GC469TG – Die Grunen Geist – 356 FP
    GC441JE – 201FP
    GC38DP9 – Alberich Edelsteinturn – 1,270 FP

    And they also have lots of other caches with lots FP too!

    It is extraordinary the amount of work that has gone into the caches they have out with lots of electronic effects.
    We woul be very happy to do an article with you on our experience of some of their caches.


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