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I would like you to tell your opinin about removing favoritpoints from Caches that are gone.

I am not quit sure, if I shall do this. But when I will get inspired by the Lists, of Caches that have many Favoritpoints, I ask myself: why should I leave allready the Favoritpoint at a Cache that does not longer exist.

On the other side, the Cacheowner did something realy good, when he made all the work to manage the Geocache.... In fact someone damaged it so hard, that an maintanance is not longer possible, or the lokation is not longer in the shape to play the game there - that is not the fault of the Cacheowner and the honor, that is brought with the favoritpoints is the only honor that is possible.

Pleas dont get angry about this, because remember: It is "only" a game, that we all play together....

Best whises and all the best from glastiger
in Miscellaneous by glastiger_and_family (450 points)
Checking whether you have given a favorite point to a removed cache sounds like too much and too boring work.
I never remove favorites. If I give one favorite in cache, stay that archived or no.
Wow, after reading through all the posts, the consensus is NOT to remove FP once awarded.  This has helped me to understand the FPs better.  Thank you for posting.

26 Answers

0 votes
We always leave the FP with the cache, even if it is archived. However, I have withdrawn a few FPs in early caches, since we have developed ourselves, when we had more experience. In the early days of the hobby, we still found things good that we later normal. But now, we leave the FP with the cache
by Team Grautvornix (720 points)
0 votes
If you really want to remove a favorite Point from any cache you had given the FP before you are free to do so - even when this cache is already archived. It should work.
by H_M_A (1.7k points)
0 votes
I think you have to left there, domě owners care about their archived caches.
by Ficule (820 points)
0 votes
I think should not be possible. Before giving a point the cacher should think if we he really like to give this point. If you need more just find new caches.
by GoD_ArnDoran (650 points)
–2 votes
I only remove them from archived caches if the CO is obviously inactive (ie not found anything or visited for ages), and the cache has had to be archived by a reviewer. In that situation they are better off on another cache.
by lee737 (2.4k points)
–4 votes
Owners who have withdrawn from this hobby and their caches have been archived.
These points have become worthless to everyone.
I took this FP back to give these caches to other caches.

Owner die sich aus diesem Hobby zurückgezogen haben und ihre Caches archiviert wurden.
Diese Punkte sind wertlos für alle geworden.
Diese FP habe ich zurück genommen, um andere Caches diese Punkte zu geben.
by Minos2003 (4.8k points)
How do you know a owner have withdrawn from this hobby for sure? He could be just spending less time creating nice caches for ungrateful group of cachers that broke his previous caches.
Or they may have had other reasons to withdraw the cache, without withdrawing from geocaching. I've seen it a couple of times with my own caches: when one of my caches was archived, some people would withdraw their favourite points given to that cache. To me it feels a bit like being robbed from well-earned favourite points. Like the cache that once was and was received well now is in oblivion.