User talk:The ru/fire

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This achievement was proposed in the past, but has fallen into limbo. Please read the discussion page for more details.

This proposal has not found enough support to be accepted, nor enough opposition to be rejected. In particular, the following issue(s) need to be resolved before it is going to be accepted:

  • no one formally voted on this one
  • discussion not settled
  • actually followed-up by First aid achievement, which got rejected in the meantime


  • oppose for the records. -- relet 13:31, 22 October 2009 (UTC)
  • Well then for the records I'll also oppose this, so it can fall out of limbo... Just too boring to become an achievement --HiroProtagonist 17:11, 30 January 2010 (UTC)


Do not start a fire at the hashpoint solely to give yourself an excuse to activate the fire extinguisher. --starbird 10:26, 26 April 2009 (UTC)

This made me laugh. It's so random, but you can totally see an xkcd character carrying a fire extinguisher around for no reason. With starbird's amendment I support this achievement. -Robyn 16:15, 28 April 2009 (UTC)

Well, it's lighter than a couch. And remember, Only You Can Prevent Forest Fires. --starbird 17:07, 28 April 2009 (UTC)

The achievement should clarify what a fire extinguisher is. Sand, Water and CO2 are excellent fire extinguishers readily available at most geohashes. -- relet 20:47, 3 May 2009 (UTC)

Please give an example how one would gather a significant quantity of CO2 to be able to extinguish a fire with it. I think gathering water or sand at the location isn't really trying (it's the same thing as bringing ice to claim a Frozen Geohash), also the latter could be considered violating the "natural integrity of the area". However, there seem to be - maybe if such a dedicated bucket was brought on the expedition? There are also fire blankets. I think the equipment should be intended and approved for fighting fire. --The ru 06:53, 12 May 2009 (UTC)

I love this one. So funny! --TheJosh 01:09, 4 May 2009 (UTC)

Maybe we could have another one (slightly more serious) for bringing first aid kits? --The ru 06:59, 12 May 2009 (UTC)

Ok, I made another proposal: First Aid Achievement --The ru 09:27, 12 May 2009 (UTC)