Puppet Master Geohash
| This user earned the Puppet Master Geohash achievement
This describes an achievement in which a geohasher (the master) is unable to reach a geohash for some reason such as disability, having other commitments, or the geohash being in a restricted area, but manages to convince someone who does have the ability (the puppet) to reach the geohash to do so and provide proof. The puppet need not know that s/he is geohashing.
1. You are unable to obtain permission to enter a restricted area but you hand your camera to someone who does have access, and s/he successfully accesses and photographs the geohash.
2. The geohash is located at a shopping mall in another city. You obtain a map of the mall and then persuade your puppet to buy you something at the appropriate store and send it to you with the receipt. Your dated receipt along with a link to or scan of the mall map is your proof.
3. The geohash is located 500 m out to sea and you don't have a boat, but you see a windsurfer going back and forth through the geohash. You photograph this, wait on the beach for them to land, and then get your photo taken with them. (This is the temporal distortion puppet master geohash where your meeting is actually you persuading them to go to the geohash in the past.)
The puppet cannot already be a geohasher. The same geohasher may not successfully use the same puppet more than once. Multiple geohashers may use the same puppet. Causing emergency or other public services to be dispatched to the geohash is stupid and does not qualify for this achievement.
The proof must demonstrate that your puppet was at the location on the correct day. They can take a picture of a GPS, or produce a receipt or gate admission ticket that proves their presence. It is sufficient proof if they show up at a geohash where others are present and say "So and so sent me." The other geohashers vouch for the presence of your puppet.
You should also provide documentation or at least a statement of why you were unable to attend that geohash in person. Suggestions include a picture of you holding that day's newspaper in front of a prominent landmark in another graticule; in your hospital room, or in prison.