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Answer Quick it is for Tonight's Geosnippits Reboot Podcast Episode!
Geocaching.com has within their Community area a place called the Discussion Forums. Our Question Is:
How would you rate the overall experience when using the Geocaching Forums? Either Good, Bad or Ugly.. Comments welcome.
51 votes  -  votes visible to Public
Good
18%
Bad
18%
Ugly
27%
We have Geocaching Forums?
37%
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April Holly Smith's profile photoBill K (Wolfhound89)'s profile photoDane Morgan's profile photoLaura Animalgirl's profile photo
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Positive - but one day I went on and saw that everyone in the comments had taken a fellow cacher's joke and completely killed it. Seems no one has a sense of humour there.
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Last chance to get your .02c worth for this week's Poll of the Week on the GeoSnippits Reboot Podcast tonight.
 
Geocachers Want To Know:
Our Geocaching Poll of the Week for the GeoSnippits Reboot Podcast: Geocaching Insights.
www.geosnippits.com

Have you ever done geocaching maintenance on a geocache by repairing, replacing a geocache or putting in a new log?

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#Geocaching #Podcast #Geocache #GeoSnippits #Video
50 votes  -  votes visible to Public
Repaired A Geocache
20%
Replaced A Geocache
18%
Replaced a Log Book
38%
I leave geocaches as I find them
24%
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I've repaired a cache and replaced a log book.

What makes me not do either is when I see that it's the community that is maintaining the cache and not the cache owner. If an owner can't maintain their cache then either archive it or have somebody adopt it. If an owner hasn't logged onto the site for over a year then maybe it should be open for another local cacher to adopt it.
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We are starting a new segment of the GCPC to be known as the GCPC Mailbag. Send us your geocaching questions, ask a specific host a questions, plus you milestones, show episode comments and more.

Send to GCPC Mailbag at GCPCMAILBAG@Gmail.com

We are looking forward to reading yours on the Geocaching Podcast!

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I used to call those into the hotline and they were never acknowledged, so I gave up.
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Geocachers Want To Know:
Our Geocaching Poll of the Week for the GeoSnippits Reboot Podcast: Geocaching Insights.
www.geosnippits.com

Have you ever done geocaching maintenance on a geocache by repairing, replacing a geocache or putting in a new log?

Please Share With Others....
GeoSnippits Reboot Podcast - www.geosnippitsreboot.com
#Geocaching #Podcast #Geocache #GeoSnippits #Video
50 votes  -  votes visible to Public
Repaired A Geocache
20%
Replaced A Geocache
18%
Replaced a Log Book
38%
I leave geocaches as I find them
24%
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Andreas Dorfer's profile photoDoug Jones's profile photoSteve Herrick's profile photoJoseph Ritsch's profile photo
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I have a cache that has been moved form GZ, I think they think it should be where they put it from the name of the cache. It is a Reg-D1-T5.
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Geocachers Want To Know:
Our Geocaching Poll of the Week for the GeoSnippits Reboot Podcast: Geocaching Insights.
www.geosnippits.com

Have you ever set a travel bug or geocoin goal to come back to you and it did?

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Yes
23%
No
51%
Never did this
26%
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Although I have never had one of my trackables come back as requested, I have helped two different trackables complete their missions.

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In tonight's episode of the GeoSnippits Reboot Podcast: Geocaching Insights hosts Andy HeadHardHat Smith and Wife Amy the HeadHardHatress discuss geocaching acronyms. Do you know your MEFF's from your MKH's? We go over these and a whole bunch more.

Meet up at http://geosnippits.com/gsreboot-podcast/ or go to geosnippits.com and click the GSREBOOT PODCAST option in the menu to see the LIVE viewing area to watch as we record the show and also join in our world wide chat room with geocachers from around the planet.

Pre-Show starts about 8:00PM ET with the actual podcast starting at 8:30PM ET. Come join in the fun! Please share this with others.

#geocaching #geosnippits #headhardhat #podcast
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Final thoughts before tonight's show?
 
Geocachers Want To Know:
Our Geocaching Poll of the Week for the GeoSnippits Reboot Podcast: Geocaching Insights.
www.geosnippits.com

Have you ever done geocaching maintenance on a geocache by repairing, replacing a geocache or putting in a new log?

Please Share With Others....
GeoSnippits Reboot Podcast - www.geosnippitsreboot.com
#Geocaching #Podcast #Geocache #GeoSnippits #Video
50 votes  -  votes visible to Public
Repaired A Geocache
20%
Replaced A Geocache
18%
Replaced a Log Book
38%
I leave geocaches as I find them
24%
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I have posted this before.  I leave them be.  If the logbook needs replaced...then I replace it.  But most of the time, I just log it as needs maintenance.  I also try to reach out to the owner.  But honestly, if the owner has been notified and it's been a few months with no indication it's been maintained, I might go back out and remove it.  At that point in time, it's no longer a cache...it's garbage and should be removed.

If the owner is not going to take the time to maintain their caches, then they shouldn't be caching.
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Send in your Ask the Host a Question and so much more into the GCPC Mailbag. Details below.
 
We are starting a new segment of the GCPC to be known as the GCPC Mailbag. Send us your geocaching questions, ask a specific host a questions, plus you milestones, show episode comments and more.

Send to GCPC Mailbag at GCPCMAILBAG@Gmail.com

We are looking forward to reading yours on the Geocaching Podcast!

Please share this with other geocachers. We would appreciate it.
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Geocachers Want To Know:
Our Geocaching Poll of the Week for the GeoSnippits Reboot Podcast: Geocaching Insights.
www.geosnippits.com

Have you ever done geocaching maintenance on a geocache by repairing, replacing a geocache or putting in a new log?

Please Share With Others....
GeoSnippits Reboot Podcast - www.geosnippitsreboot.com
#Geocaching #Podcast #Geocache #GeoSnippits #Video
50 votes  -  votes visible to Public
Repaired A Geocache
20%
Replaced A Geocache
18%
Replaced a Log Book
38%
I leave geocaches as I find them
24%
5 comments on original post
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WuzuntMee Dewd's profile photoOrion Thrower's profile photo
3 comments
 
+WuzuntMee Dewd
Contact the owner of the cache and see what they want to do with it.  If no response comes back...then toss it.
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In tonight's episode of the GeoSnippits Reboot Podcast: Geocaching Insights hosts Andy HeadHardHat Smith and Wife Amy the HeadHardHatress discuss all the amazingly cool options geocachers have to display their geocaching wares.

Meet up at http://geosnippits.com/gsreboot-podcast/ or go to geosnippits.com and click the GSREBOOT PODCAST option in the menu to see the LIVE viewing area to watch as we record the show and also join in our world wide chat room with geocachers from around the planet.

Pre-Show starts about 8:00PM ET with the actual podcast starting at 8:30PM ET. Come join in the fun! Please share this with others.

#geocaching #geosnippits #headhardhat #podcast
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Geocachers Want To Know:
Our Geocaching Poll of the Week for the GeoSnippits Reboot Podcast: Geocaching Insights.
www.geosnippits.com

Have you ever set a travel bug or geocoin goal to come back to you and it did?

Please Share With Others....
GeoSnippits Reboot Podcast - www.geosnippitsreboot.com
#Geocaching #Podcast #Geocache #GeoSnippits #Video
35 votes  -  votes visible to Public
Yes
23%
No
51%
Never did this
26%
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Doug Jones's profile photoLionel Rauch's profile photoAdam Schoenwald's profile photo
3 comments
 
Not sure how to answer this one as it's yes and no. We just recently went to Sarasota Florida, and left our first Geocaching TB with a mission to come home to us. We are excited to watch it move. It hasn't moved yet, but I will keep you updated!

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In tonight's episode of the GeoSnippits Reboot Podcast: Geocaching Insights hosts Andy HeadHardHat Smith and Wife Amy the HeadHardHatress discuss geocaching acronyms. Do you know your MEFF's from your MKH's? We go over these and a whole bunch more.

Meet up at http://geosnippits.com/gsreboot-podcast/ or go to geosnippits.com and click the GSREBOOT PODCAST option in the menu to see the LIVE viewing area to watch as we record the show and also join in our world wide chat room with geocachers from around the planet.

Pre-Show starts about 8:00PM ET with the actual podcast starting at 8:30PM ET. Come join in the fun! Please share this with others.

#geocaching #geosnippits #headhardhat #podcast
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Education
  • Washtenaw Community College
    MIS, 1980 - 1989
  • Anchor Bay High School
    Graphic Arts, 1977 - 1980
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HeadHardHat, Andy
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TV and Podcast Host, Producer, Geocacher, Software QA Engineer, Blogger, Geek and Believer of the Big Guy Upstairs.
Introduction

HeadHardHat's Award Winning Geocaching Blog "Geocache: I'm NOT Obsessed... Right?" is a geocache treasure trove of geocaching information. HeadHardHat's GeoSnippits Geocaching Videos can be seen on You Tube and Michigan Magazine TV (RFDTV). HHH is now Host of Internet TV show Geocaching World (RVNN.tv) and also Co-Host on the Geocaching Podcast. Geocaching the outdoor treasure-hunting game which the participants use a GPS receiver to hide and seek containers called "geocaches" or "caches" anywhere in the world. Follow HeadHardHat as he ventures into the world of geocaching and brings his knowledge, tips and experiences to you. Andy has been obsessed with geocaching since early 2008. To date he has found caches in North Carolina, Virginia, Delaware, Maryland, West Virginia, Ohio, New Jersey, Tennessee, Kentucky, Indiana, Pennsylvania and Michigan. HeadHardHat is frequently asked to do reviews and GeoSnippits videos on geocaching related applications and hardware. His geocaching tutorial series GeoSnippits is now featured on several company web sites and is featured on Michigan Magazine Television. To read his blogs or view his GeoSnippits Geocaching Tutorial Videos, GOOGLE headhardhat blog or headhardhat geosnippits.


Bragging rights
Host of Internet TV show Geocaching World (RVNN.tv), Creator of the GeoSnippits Geocaching Videos Series (YouTube), Creator and Host of the GeoSnippits Reboot Podcast and co host on the Geocaching Podcast
Work
Occupation
Software QA Developer
Skills
Geocacher, Television / Podcast Host, Producer, Content Provider, Sr. Software QA Engineer,
Employment
  • GeoSnippits Geocaching Videos
    Owner, 2008 - present
  • Railinc
    Sr. QA Engineer, 2011 - present
  • Geomagic, Inc.
    Sr. Software QA Developer, 2009 - 2010
  • Sterling Commerce
    Sr. Support Specialist, 1994 - 1996
  • Sterling Software
    Support Supervisor / Manager, 1996 - 1998
  • Kmart International Headquarters
    Store Support Specialist Level II, 1989 - 2004
  • Image Process and Design
    Sr. QA Developer, 2004 - 2007
  • Revlon
    QA Developer, 2007 - 2009
  • Sterling Commerce
    Lead Support Specialist, 1998 - 1999
  • Sterling Commerce
    Sr. Internal Trainer, 1999 - 2001
  • Sterling Commerce
    Sr. QA Automation Developer, 2001 - 2004
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Garner,NC
Previously
Raleigh, NC - New Baltimore, MI - Ann Arbor, MI - Dexter, MI - Madison Heights, MI - St. Clair Shores, MI
Andrew “Headhardhat” Smith's +1's are the things they like, agree with, or want to recommend.
Return of Challenge Caches
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Straight From Geocaching HQ Today we’re happy to announce the end of the moratorium on challenge cache submissions. Effective immediately, n

GSRP’s May 2016 Geocoin Contest – Alaska Salmon
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Mmmmmmmmmmmm Salmon! I am sure in Alaska salmon are not only tasty for humans but the bears seem to think so as well. GxProxy.com designed a

100 Oldest Active Geocaches – GeoSnippits Reboot Podcast: Ep. 154 | GeoS...
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GCPC EPISODE 439 - Geocaching Collectables - What is your geocaching col...
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Sponsored by: Cache-Advance.com Feb 17, 2016, In tonight's episode of the Geocaching Podcast: The guys get together to discuss their individ

GCPC EPISODE 438 - February 2016 Cacher Coffee
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Sponsored by: Cache-Advance.com Feb 10, 2016, In tonight's episode of the Geocaching Podcast: It's Cacher Coffee Time! We have some interest

GCPC EPISODE 423 - Fall Cache Maintenance
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Sponsored by: Cache-Advance.com Streamed live on Oct 21, 2015 In tonight's episode of the Geocaching Podcast: We go back to the basics and d

Humor With Geocaching – GeoSnippits Reboot Podcast: Ep. 133 | GeoSnippit...
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GCPC EPISODE 420 - Distinguishing A Geocache Size, Terrain and Difficulty
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Streamed live on Sep 30, 2015 Our You Tube Video Link: https://youtu.be/SJh-qjb8cL8 In tonight's episode of the Geocaching Podcast: The guys

GCPC EPISODE 419 - The Geocaching Stump The Host Quiz
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Sponsored by: Cache-Advance.com Streamed live on Sep 23, 2015 In tonight's episode of the Geocaching Podcast: Headhardhat as devised a geoca

September Mish Mash Episode – GeoSnippits Reboot Podcast: Ep. 128 | GeoS...
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Cully Long – How to Puzzle Cache – GeoSnippits Reboot Podcast: Ep. 127 |...
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19 Ridiculously Creative Geocaches - GeoSnippits Reboot Podcast: Ep. 126
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Streamed live on Aug 27, 2015 In tonight's episode of the GeoSnippits Reboot Podcast: Geocaching Insights hosts Andy HeadHardHat Smith and W

19 Ridiculously Creative Geocaches – GeoSnippits Reboot Podcast: Ep. 126...
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Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 1:04:21 — 58.9MB) | Embed. Subscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS. 19 Ridiculously Creative Geo

Good Food, Family and Fudge - Frankenmuth, Michigan
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On Saturday (7/4) we spent some time with my sister Vicki, brother Scott and his family. What better place to meet up and eat up than Franke

A Geocaching Adventure In HELL
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Yup I can honestly say that I have seen Hell Freeze Over. No the Detroit Lions did not win the Super Bowl and i am not speaking the place of

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GeoSnippits Geocaching Tutorial Videos By HeadHardHat

Geocaching Fun With Favorite Souvenir Is Now Available
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Wife Amy and I had a rather sweltering time going for our Fun with Favorites Souvenir this last weekend. In North Carolina the temps have be

GCPC EPISODE 406 - Tips For Responsible Geocaching
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Streamed live on Jun 17, 2015 GCPC EPISODE 406 - Tips For Responsible Geocaching In tonight's episode of the Geocaching Podcast: The hosts d

Win Thor's Hammer Geocoin - Patreon Contest
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GeoSnippits Reboot Podcast THOR'S HAMMER GEOCOIN PATREON CONTEST Donated by GeoSwag.com and Oakcoins BECOME A PATRON OF OUR SHOW TO WIN! DET

Understanding Geocaching Mobile Apps – GeoSnippits Reboot Podcast: Ep. 1...
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I normally do not write negatives about issues unless well deserved. In this particular experience with the Crabtree Mall Apple Store in Raleigh, NC. I feel it is justified. I recently ran a fundraiser for my podcast. To replace my existing PC computer with a iMac 27" Retina System. Have received donations from around the world from our fans and listeners. We just now after three months have come up with the funds. So today (5/8/2016) I went visiting to the Crabtree Apple store to talk with a representative about my upcoming purchase and how excited we were to be finally be able to do this. Please keep in mind that I have been a PC person for some 30 years. I have worked with Macs before in my profession. When I went to talk with the sales person about the iMac 27" computer this was the first time I actually had seen one in person. Was very impressed with what I could see at the time. The main issue to this was the following. The person they "paired" me with had no knowledge of the computer. I simply asked for her to tell me some of the main features to the system and any app recommendations for audio and video work. All she could do was show me how to sign up for classes online. I asked if there was anyone with more knowledge who could help me and she said she didn't think so. Then after explaining that I wanted the system with double the standard ram because of my audio and video work and would that be enough again she did not know. Then proceeded to tell me that I would now have to purchase the computer online and have it delivered to my home because they do not upgrade systems. Here's the rub. I saw no less that a dozen associates crowded around the smartphones and tablets sections. This didn't include the folks with headphones on. No one knew enough to talk in depth about you flagship high end computer? I was very disappointed not only by the lack of technical knowledge your employees had I almost Periscoped a rant to my fans about my experience. So instead I am writing this to you. I realize that your bread and butter come from the iPhone and iPads but could you at least include training about the computer side of things? After talking with several people about this experience I find I am not alone. Now I am questioning if I am getting the iMac at all. Thought you should know. Andrew Smith
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Public - 3 months ago
reviewed 3 months ago
I have been to several other Andy's and this particular one is tired and run down. The food is okay but they have shrunk the portions and the staff don't exactly act like they even want to be there. Shame it used to be a favorite spot of mine.
Food: Very GoodDecor: GoodService: Good
Public - 4 years ago
reviewed 4 years ago
3 reviews
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If you hit the wait staff on a good day it goes well. However, there tends to be a lot of mistakes. Food is always good.
Food: Very GoodDecor: Very GoodService: Very Good
Public - 4 years ago
reviewed 4 years ago