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Themed caches are caches that have an unusual requirement or request beyond finding the cache and signing the log.
 
Themed caches are caches that have an unusual requirement or request beyond finding the cache and signing the log.
  
In 2007, [http://www.geocaching.com/ Geocaching.com] published revised [http://www.geocaching.com/about/guidelines.aspx Cache Listing Requirements/Guidelines] that clarified how themed caches should be listed. Themed caches with ''mandatory requirements'' should be listed as [[Types of caches#Puzzle/Mystery/Unknown Caches|mystery/puzzle caches]]. Themed caches with ''optional requests'' can be listed as [[Types of caches#Traditional Caches|traditional caches]], assuming they otherwise meet the guidelines for traditional caches.
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In 2007, [http://www.geocaching.com/ Geocaching.com] published revised [http://www.geocaching.com/about/guidelines.aspx Cache Listing Requirements/Guidelines] that clarified how themed caches should be listed. Themed caches with ''mandatory requirements'' should be listed as [[Types of caches#Mystery or Puzzle Caches|mystery/puzzle caches]]. Themed caches with ''optional requests'' can be listed as [[Types of caches#Traditional Caches|traditional caches]], assuming they otherwise meet the guidelines for traditional caches.
  
 
In 2009, Geocaching.com revised the guidelines to prohibit ''mandatory requirements''.
 
In 2009, Geocaching.com revised the guidelines to prohibit ''mandatory requirements''.
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Such tasks must be optional.
 
Such tasks must be optional.
 
Furthermore, this guideline now applies to previously existing caches
 
Furthermore, this guideline now applies to previously existing caches
with Additional Logging Requirements (ALRs).
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with [[Additional Logging Requirement]]s (ALRs).
 
The ALRs are now officially optional,
 
The ALRs are now officially optional,
 
and cache owners may not delete the Found logs of those who do not complete the ALRs.
 
and cache owners may not delete the Found logs of those who do not complete the ALRs.

Latest revision as of 00:55, 24 January 2011

Themed caches are caches that have an unusual requirement or request beyond finding the cache and signing the log.

In 2007, Geocaching.com published revised Cache Listing Requirements/Guidelines that clarified how themed caches should be listed. Themed caches with mandatory requirements should be listed as mystery/puzzle caches. Themed caches with optional requests can be listed as traditional caches, assuming they otherwise meet the guidelines for traditional caches.

In 2009, Geocaching.com revised the guidelines to prohibit mandatory requirements. Cache owners may request cache seekers to perform optional, simple tasks. Such tasks must be optional. Furthermore, this guideline now applies to previously existing caches with Additional Logging Requirements (ALRs). The ALRs are now officially optional, and cache owners may not delete the Found logs of those who do not complete the ALRs.

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[edit] List of themed caches

[edit] Individual caches

  • Circular Reasoning (Los Altos, CA) requests loggers to trade small, round things.
  • The Five Senses: TASTE (Woodside, CA) requires loggers to describe their favorite food, what it tastes like, and where they get it.
  • I Lost My Marbles (Menlo Park, CA) requests loggers to trade a marble for a marble.
  • Ladies First (Ottawa, Ontario) requires the first 50 loggers to be women, or to post a photo of themselves dressed as women.
  • Ladies First, please... (Clinton, OK) requires the first 30 loggers to be women, or to post a photo of themselves dressed as women.
  • Pizza: NOT on the Menu (Belmont, CA) requires all loggers to describe a kind of pizza that is not normally on the menu.
  • The Purple Heart (Palo Alto, CA) requests loggers to tell a story of a geocaching-related injury.
  • Roses are Red … (Cumming, GA) requires all loggers to post their online logs in verse.
  • Teamwork (Richmond, VA) requires all loggers to find the cache with another geocacher (and spouses and children do not count).
  • The 12 Days of Christmas All Year (Redwood City, CA) requests loggers to trade Christmas-related items.

[edit] Series of caches

[edit] Ideas for themes

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