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== A ==
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;Additional Logging Request:optional tasks that a cache owner requests of those who post online Found logs. Also called an Additional Logging Suggestion; see also Additional Logging Requirement.
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;Additional Logging Requirement:a task (beyond finding the [[container]] and signing the [[log book|physical log]]) that a cache owner requires of those who post online Found logs. As of April 2009, [http://www.geocaching.com/about/guidelines.aspx Groundspeak's guidelines] consider all such tasks to be optional, and prohibit cache owners from deleting Found logs based solely on such optional tasks. ([[Additional Logging Requirement|''More...'']]) See also Additional Logging Request.
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;adoption:transferring the ownership of a cache listing ([[Cache Adoption|''More...'']])
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;ALR:Additional Logging Requirement, or Additional Logging Request
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;ALS:Additional Logging Suggestion. See also Additional Logging Request.
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;angel cache:see [[Glossary#T|throw-down cache]]
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;archived:of a cache: no longer available for hunting ([[archived|''More...'']])
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;armchair cache:see [[Glossary#C|couch potato cache]]
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;ATCF:As The Crow Flies
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;attribute:(at Geocaching.com) icons on a cache description that provide information about various cache characteristics, such as whether the cache is kid friendly, whether it is available 24 hours a day, and whether certain types of special equipment are needed. and more.
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== B ==
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;bamboozle hide:a hide style commonly used by the geocacher BAMBOOZLE, specifically: a small or micro container nested in a spiral of heavy wire (e.g., from a wire coat hanger), hung in a tree
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;bison tube:a small, metal, water-tight cylindrical container used for micro-caches ([[bison tube|''More...'']])
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;blinker:a tiny magnetic cylindrical container used for nano-caches ([[blinker|''More...'']])
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;BM:Benchmark
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;BYOP:Bring Your Own Pen
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== C ==
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;cache machine:see [[Glossary#N|numbers run]]
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;cache maggot:someone who actively vandalizes or steals geocaches or their contents ([[trade item]]s, [[geocoin]]s, or [[travel bug]]s)
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;cache migration:the process by which a cache can gradually move to a location far from where it was originally hidden, as each geocacher who finds it replaces it in a slightly different location
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;cache pirate:see [[Glossary#C|cache maggot]]
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;CAD (or C&D): Cache And Dash, an easily found cache located near convenient parking; see also [[Glossary#P|PNG (Park And Grab)]]
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;CFTF (or CoFTF):Co-First To Find - part of the group that first found a geocache; see also [[Glossary#F|FTF (First to Find)]]
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;challenge cache:a cache that requires geocachers to complete certain tasks before they can log it ([[challenge cache|''More...'']])
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;CHN:Cache Hungry Nerds (Used in logs. Also, a team 'Logo')
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;CIAPT:Cache In A Pine Tree
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;CITO:Cache In Trash Out ([[CITO|''More...'']])
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;CO:Cache Owner
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;couch potato cache:a cache that can be logged from the comfort of your own home, without actually going anywhere; also known as an "armchair cache". ([[couch potato cache|''More...'']])
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== D ==
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;Did Not Find:a type of online log that indicates that the seeker did not find the cache
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;disco cache:a cache with a '''dis'''guised '''co'''ntainer
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;DNF:Did Not Find
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;DNFWGB:Did Not Find With GeoBeagle ([[GeoBeagle|''More...'']])
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;DNS:Did Not Search (e.g., because too many [[Glossary#M|muggle]]s were present)
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;D/T:difficulty/terrain. Rated on a 5-point scale, difficulty describes the challenge of finding a cache, and terrain describes the challenge of reaching the cache location. ([[Difficulty and Terrain Ratings|''More...'']])
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== E ==
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;EarthCache:a form of [[Glossary#V|virtual cache]] that promotes geoscience education. ([[EarthCache|''More...'']])
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;EOEJ:En Ottanut, En Jättänyt (Finnish for "Took Nothing, Left Nothing"); see also [[Glossary#T|TNLN]]
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;EPE:Estimated Position Error ([[Estimated position error|''More...'']])
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;event cache:an official gathering of geocachers listed on Geocaching.com ([[event cache|''More...'']])
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== F ==
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;FIGS:Found In Good Shape
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;FireTacks:retroreflective trail markers that are extremely visible when illuminated at night ([[FireTacks|''More...'']])
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;Florida style:a hide style common in Florida, specifically: a container hidden under palmettos
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;Force, The:The intuition a geocacher uses to find the cache when near the coordinates. An experienced geocacher will look for a likely hiding spot, for a [[Glossary#G|geotrail]], or for obvious camouflage (e.g., [[Glossary#U|UPS]] or [[Glossary#U|UPR]]). The term is borrowed from the ''Star Wars'' series.
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;FPC:Fence Post Cache (or Fence Post Cap) - a cache hidden in a hollow fence post, usually under a loose fence post cap.
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;FTF:First To Find - the first person to find a geocache ([[FTF|''More...'']])
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;FTFAP:First To Find After Publication - sometimes used instead of FTF when a geocache's [[logbook]] was signed by someone else before the cache was published ([[FTF|''More...'']])
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;FTFP:First To Find Published - sometimes used instead of FTF when a geocache's [[logbook]] was signed by someone else before the cache was published ([[FTF|''More...'']])
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;FTL:First To Log - the first person to log a geocache online, which may not be the FTF
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;FWGB:Found With GeoBeagle ([[GeoBeagle|''More...'']])
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== G ==
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;GeoBeagle:an open source application for the Android platform that supports paperless geocaching and letterboxing ([[GeoBeagle|''More...'']])
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;geocache:a hidden container that includes a [[Glossary#L|log]] for geocachers to sign. ([[Geocache|''More...'']])
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;geocache note:a note of currency used as a trade item ([[Geocache note|''More...'']])
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;geocoin:specially minted coins designed by geocachers and traded and collected ([[geocoin|''More...'']])
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;Georgia style:a hide style common in Georgia, specifically: a container hidden under pine straw
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;geotrail:An informal trail created by multiple geocachers following the same route to the cache location. In delicate ecosystems, this factor should be considered before cache placement.
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;GIYF:Google Is Your Friend; refers to [[puzzle cache]]s where searching the web provides the information needed to solve the puzzle
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;GJTB:Green Jeep Travel Bug (2006 Jeep 4x4 Geocaching Challenge)
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;GPS:Global Positioning System, the satellite-based navigation system
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;GPSr:GPS receiver, the hand-held unit that receives GPS satellite signals and determines your coordinates. ([[GPSr|''More...'']])
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;GPX:GPS eXchange Format, a file format for transferring GPS data between different applications. ([[GPX|''More...'']])
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;GPXSpinner:Software that "spins" a .gpx file into a Palm compatible format. Software called Plucker transfers the Palm-compatable "spun" file onto your PDA for viewing. Site: [http://www.gpxspinner.com GPXSpinner.com]
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;GRC:Guard Rail Cache
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;GSAK:Geocaching Swiss Army Knife, a database program for filtering .gpx and .loc files downloaded from cache listing web sites. ([[GSAK|''More...'']])
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;GZ:Ground Zero, the location of the cache coordinates (e.g., as indicated by your GPSr), where your search will begin
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== H ==
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;HEPE:Horizontal Estimated Position Error ([[Estimated position error|''More...'']])
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;_____ hide:see [[Glossary#S|_____ style]]
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;hitchhiker:any item that moves from geocache to geocache ([[hitchhiker|''More...'']])
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;hydrocache:a cache that requires swimming or the use of a boat to reach; see also [[Glossary#U|underwater cache]] ([[hydrocache|''More...'']])
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== I ==
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;iGCT:A utility for geocachers developed for the iPhone wich will help them with waypoint calculations, text calculations, hint encryption/decryption and roman number conversions.
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;IMHO:In My Humble Opinion, In My Honest Opinion
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;IPS:In Plain Sight
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;IPV:In Plain View
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== K ==
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;KK:Kiitos Kätköstä (Finnish for "Thanks for the Cache"); see also [[Glossary#T|TFTC]]
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== L ==
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;latitude:the angular distance north or south from the earth's equator measured through 90 degrees. ([[Coordinates|'More...'']])
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;letterbox:a container similar to a geocache. A letterbox is found by following a series of clues. Inside a letterbox is a stamp with which finders can stamp their personal logbooks. Letterboxers also carry personal stamps that they use to stamp a letterbox's logbook.
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;liar's cache:a cache where finders are expected to "stretch the truth" in their online logs ([[liar's cache|''More...'']])
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;log book:a notebook in which those those who find a geocache can record their visit ([[log book|''More...'']])
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;log sheet:a sheet or scroll of paper upon which those those who find a geocache can record their visit ([[log book|''More...'']])
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;LOL:Laughing Out Loud
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;longitude:the angular distance east or west of the zero meridian. ([[Coordinates|'More...'']])
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;LPC:Lamp Post Cache - a cache hidden under the decorative skirt at the base of a lamp post ([[lamp post cache|''More...'']])
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:Lost Place Cache - (especially in Germany) a cache hidden at an abandoned site (e.g., forgotten ruins)
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== M ==
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;mega-event cache:an extremely large [[Glossary#E|event cache]], which (among other things) must be attended by at least 500 people. ([[Mega-event cache|''More...'']])
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;MHAK:Magnetic Hide-A-Key
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;MIA:Missing in Action (e.g., a geocache or hitchhiker)
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;MIST:Micro In a Spruce Tree
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;MKH:Magnetic Key Holder
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;MPLC:Merci Pour La Cache (French for "Thanks for the Cache"); see also [[Glossary#T|TFTC]]
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;muggle:A non-geocacher. The term is borrowed from the ''Harry Potter'' series. ([[muggle|''More...'']])
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;multi-cache:a cache that takes you to more than one location before reaching the final destination. ([[Multi-cache|''More...'']])
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;mystery caches:the "catch-all" of cache types, which includes [[Glossary#P|puzzle caches]] and any other caches that do not match any of the other cache types.
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== N ==
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;NA:Needs Archived
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;NCS:Non-Caching Spouse
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;Needs Archived ''[sic]'': a type of online log used to report severe problems calling for immediate attention from a volunteer reviewer, who may archive the cache or take other action as appropriate
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;Needs Maintenance:a type of online log that is used to report problems which call for owner maintenance (e.g., a broken cache container)
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;NIAH (or NIH):Needle In A Haystack (or Needle In Haystack), a cache hidden where there are many, many similar locations to search (for example, a fake rock in a pile of rocks)
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;night cache:a cache designed to be found at night ([[Night Cache|''More...'']])
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;NM:Needs Maintenance
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;numbers run:a geocaching trip focused on finding a very large number of geocaches; also known as a '''cache machine''' ([[numbers run|''More...'']])
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== O ==
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;offset cache:a [[Glossary#M|multi-cache]] where you go to the posted coordinates to get information that provides the location of the final cache location.
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== P ==
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;PAF:Phone A Friend
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;paperless geocaching:using a PDA, smartphone, advanced GPSr, or other mobile device to access cache information in the field, rather than printed cache pages. ([[paperless geocaching|''More...'']])
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;PAT:premier/première à trouver, which is French for "first find"; equivalent to "FTF".
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;PC interface:A data cable (or combination data cable and circuit board) that allows a computer to communicate with a GPSr.
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;PI:Poison Ivy ([[poison ivy|''More...'']])
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;PNG (or P&G):Park and Grab, an easily found cache located near convenient parking
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;PO:Poison Oak ([[poison oak|''More...'']])
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;pocket cache:a cache carried on one's person that others are allowed to log at an event, promoted as a way to get people to mingle at events. Pocket caches violate the Geocaching.com guidelines, and known pocket caches are archived and locked.
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;Pocket Query:a custom geocache query available to premium members at Geocaching.com ([[Pocket Query|''More...'']])
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;POP:Piece Of Pie; Plain Old Puzzle; Plenty Of Parking
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;PQ:Pocket Query
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;power trail:a trail with many closely spaced caches, each placed as close to its neighbors as the [[cache saturation|cache saturation guidelines]] allow.
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;puzzle cache:a [[Glossary#M|mystery cache]] where you must solve a puzzle of some sort before finding the cache ([[Puzzle Cache|''More...'']])
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== Q ==
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;QEF:Quick Easy Find
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== R ==
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;RAF:Replaced As Found
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;rain gauge geocache:a geocache placed in a vertical pipe, which is retrieved by filling the vertical pipe with water, floating the geocache to the top
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;rest area geocache:a geocache placed on the public land at roadway [[wikipedia:rest area|rest areas]]. ([[rest area geocache|More...]])
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;reviewer:a volunteer who reviews and publishes the cache listings on Geocaching.com
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;RJTB:Red Jeep Travel Bug (2007 Jeep 4x4 Geocaching Challenge)
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;ROT13:a simple cipher used to obscure geocache hints. ([[ROT13|''More...'']])
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== S ==
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;SBA:Should Be Archived
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;Should Be Archived:an old name for a type of online log that is now called [[Glossary#N|Needs Archived]]
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;signature items:personalized items made by or for a geocacher who leaves them in caches that he or she finds. ([[Signature items|''More...'']])
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;SL:Signed Log
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;social trail:see [[Glossary#G|geotrail]]
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;soft coordinates:coordinates that are deliberately inaccurate, often in a misguided attempt to make the cache more challenging to find
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;SPOR (or SRP):Suspicious Pile of Rocks (or Suspicious Rock Pile); a pile of rocks covering a geocache container, sometimes used when there is no other protected place to put the cache on or near a trail; see also [[Glossary#U|UPR]] and [[Glossary#U|UPS]]
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;stash note:a note inside a geocache that explains geocaching to anyone who might find the cache accidentally ([[stash note|''More...'']])
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;_____ style:a distinct hide style which has come to be associated with a location where it is common or with a cache owner who commonly uses it; sometimes referred to as a _____ hide; see also [[Glossary#B|bamboozle hide]], [[Glossary#F|Florida style]], and [[Glossary#G|Georgia style]]
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;swag:[[Glossary#T|trade items]]. The term referred a thief's loot, and then to free promotional items (which are often used as trade items). Sometimes defined as the Stuff We All Get. ([[trade item|''More...'']])
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== T ==
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;TB:Travel Bug
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;Tbug:Travel Bug
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;TFT$:Thanks For The Cash (Cache)
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;TFTC (or T4TC):Thanks for the Cache (used in logs)
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;TFTH (or T4TH):Thanks for the Hide, Thanks for the Hunt (used in logs)
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;TFTMC (or T4TMC):Thanks for the Micro-Cache (used in logs)
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;TFTP (or T4TP):Thanks for the Puzzle (used in logs)
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;TFTVC (or T4TVC):Thanks for the Virtual Cache (used in logs)
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;throw-down cache:a "replacement" container hidden by a geocacher who could not find a cache ([[Throw-Down Cache|''More...'']])
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;TN:Took Nothing (used in logs)
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;TNLN:Took Nothing, Left Nothing (used in logs)
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;TNLNSL:Took Nothing, Left Nothing, Signed Log (used in logs)
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;TNSL:Took Nothing, Signed Log (used in logs)
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;TOTT:Tools Of The Trade; anything that a geocacher might use to help find/retrieve/log a geocache
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;TPLNSL, TPLSSL, TPLFSL, TPLFPSL,...:Took Photos, Left (Nothing, Something, Footprints, Foot Prints,...), Signed Log
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;TPTB:The Powers That Be
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;trade items:trinkets and other items which may be traded by those who find a geocache ([[trade item|''More...'']])
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;traditional cache:the original cache type consisting of at least a container and a logbook. Traditional caches do not require anything beyond finding the container at the posted coordinates and signing the log.
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;tram law cache:"tram law" spelled backwards is "wal mart"...
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;travel bug:A [[hitchhiker]] attached to a travel bug dog tag, a military-style metal tag sold by Groundspeak for tracking hitchhikers. ([[travel bug|''More...'']])
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;travel bug hotel:A geocache that serves as a high-traffic location for [[travel bug]]s, [[geocoin]]s, and other [[hitchhiker]]s. TB hotels are usually regular or large size containers located near major transportation centers (e.g., airports), and are usually easy to access and find.
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;travel bug prison:A travel bug hotel that somehow "imprisons" travel bugs, typically with rules against freely retrieving travel bugs (e.g., requiring cachers to drop one TB for every TB retrieved, or to maintain a minimum number of TBs in the cache).
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== U ==
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;underwater cache:a cache that is completely submerged under water; see also [[Glossary#H|hydrocache]] ([[underwater cache|''More...'']])
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;unevent:an unofficial gathering of geocachers not listed on Geocaching.com as an [[Glossary#E|event cache]]
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;UPR (or URP):Unnatural Pile of Rocks (or Unnatural Rock Pile), a pile of rocks covering a geocache container; see also [[Glossary#S|SPOR]] and UPS
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;UPS (or USP):Unnatural Pile of Sticks (or Unnatural Stick Pile), a pile of sticks covering a geocache container; see also [[Glossary#S|SPOR]] and UPR
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:Unnatural Pile of Stones (or Unnatural Stone Pile), a pile of stones covering a geocache container; see also [[Glossary#S|SPOR]] and UPR
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;virtual cache:a cache that exists only as a location; there is no physical container or log book. Except for [[Glossary#E|EarthCaches]], new virtual caches are not allowed at Geocaching.com. ([[Virtual cache|''More...'']])
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== W ==
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;webcam cache:a location with a public web camera. To find a webcam cache, you must locate the webcam and capture a photograph of yourself, or have a friend capture a photograph of you.
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;WG:the [http://www.wheresgeorge.com/ Where's George?] web site, or a dollar bill trackable at that site. ([[Where's George?|''More...'']])
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;Wherigo™ cache:a hybrid that combines a [http://www.wherigo.com/ Wherigo] cartridge with finding a physical geocache. A Wherigo-enabled GPS device is required to play a cartridge, which can allow interaction with both physical and virtual elements.
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;WJTB:White Jeep Travel Bug (2005 Jeep 4x4 Geocaching Challenge)
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== X ==
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;XNSL:eXchanged Nothing, Signed Log. An alternate form of [[Glossary#T|TNLNSL]].
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== Y ==
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;YACIDKA:Yet Another Cemetary I Didn't Know About
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;YAPIDKA:Yet Another Park I Didn't Know About
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;YJTB:Yellow Jeep Travel Bug (2004 Jeep 4x4 Geocaching Challenge)
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== See Also ==
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* [http://geolex.locusprime.net/ GeoLex] is a fairly complete geocaching lexicon compiled by {{gcuser|Prime+Suspect|Prime Suspect}}.
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* [http://www.geocaching.com/about/glossary.aspx Glossary at Geocaching.com]
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Revision as of 11:41, 24 June 2012

Hello my friend heres my new gig easy as it looks Ill send u a total of 5350++ backlinks to your website in 2 tiers. This gig its for 1 website and up to 5 keywords. First tier to your main website 350 page rank 1-5 and the the second tier of 5000 profile backlinks pointing to your first tier.Ill send u a report in a txt file in less than 48 hours.Any question just send me a private message

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