Geostalker Mar 6, 2017 13:29:19 GMT -5
Post by Admin on Mar 6, 2017 13:29:19 GMT -5
The 2016 Geostalker Relay is ON!!! A participant will be awarded a wonderful prize* from the GCGC prize closet!
Here's how the relay works:
A cacher will be "IT". It is your job to "GeoStalk" that person's profile and find a qualifying cache to get.
A QUALIFYING CACHE IS...
* A cache placed or adopted by the "IT" cacher that you have not found yet.
* A cache last found by the "IT" cacher that you have not found yet.
Once you find a qualifying cache, GO FIND IT! Then, TWO THINGS MUST HAPPEN:
1) You log your "FOUND IT" log on geocaching.com or opencaching.us.
Your "FOUND IT" log MUST be the NEXT "FOUND IT" log in line on the cache page. (Notes, DNFs, and other logs do not count, only SMILEY "FOUND IT" logs count). IT DOES NOT MATTER IF YOU ARE PHYSICALLY THE NEXT NAME on the paper log - only online.
2) BE THE FIRST PERSON TO REPLY to THIS TOPIC stating that YOU HAVE STALKED THE "IT" cacher, and PROVIDE A LINK TO THE QUALIFYING CACHE YOU FOUND. Just copy the address of the cache page from your browser and paste it in your reply. No need for fancy URL links. THE FIRST PERSON to post a reply to this link with a valid “GeoStalking” find will win and become “IT”. Note that your "Found It" log on geocaching.com and your reply to this topic must date-stamped to be on the same day.
Finally, you will get points and become "IT"!
That's a Lackey job. We'll check out your link and confirm you have indeed properly "GeoStalked" the "IT" cacher. A running tally of points posted.
Then, the successful stalker is the new "IT"!
AFTER POINTS ARE ASSIGNED AND PROPER GEOSTALKING IS CONFIRMED, I (or a fellow lackey) WILL POST A REPLY OFFICIALLY MAKING THE FINDER "IT". A new round of stalking can begin. YOU MUST WAIT to make your find on a Qualifying Cache until I (or a fellow lackey) name the next "IT". This will prevent a "run up" of points between two or three cachers on a day long century run.
Any cache will work for a stalk. Events work if you are the next cacher to post an "ATTENDED" log after the "IT" cacher. You cannot stalk someone by attending an event created by the "IT" cacher, just by logging AFTER the "IT" cacher on the event.
NO STALK-BACKS... in order to get as many people involved as possible, if you were IT, then stalked by someone, you CANNOT immediately "STALK-BACK" the person that stalked you (once they are officially named "IT").
One last thing… if the contest “stalls” for over 5 days with no new qualifying finds, I reserve the right to change the “IT” cacher to another person in hopes to keep this contest active.
That’s it! Have fun, and please post questions in the “GEOSTALKING COMMENTS” topic to keep this topic “clean” and easy to follow.
*Prize will be awarded based on the following random drawing:
> Chances in the drawing will be based on the number of participants and your place in total score.
> For example, if 10 people participate, the "winner" of the contest gets 10 chances, second place gets 9 chances, and so forth down to the last place person that will get 1 chance.
> If there is a tie for a certain position, the cacher that most recently "stalked" will be ranked highest, so KEEP ACTIVE!
*** Every successful stalk will ALSO earn you a coveted GCGC Point, that will help you participate in the "MEMBER OF THE YEAR" contest, too! ***
This contest will run from NOW thru midnight of 5/31/16. A Drawing (or some other random method) for the prize will occur sometime following the ending of this relay.