I've cached for a number of years, and learned the benefits of having a quick chat with local businesses before planting full-on urban caches. Not only could it put them at ease, but it's also another group of people that would be "in the know" should someone unfamiliar with the sport panic about it.
The main thing that I found was that, in nearly all cases, local businesses were thrilled with the idea of a dedicated group of people actively travelling to an area near to their business! Many went so far as to pass a few coupons along to hide in the cache, or offer a 'cacher discount' if people mentioned the cache when paying up at the counter.
Could we put them all on the 'B' Ark.
An excellent idea, and no time like the present - the bath water's nice and warm....
Admitting freely that I haven't RTFA, I'll ask all the same...
Does Chrome now support Firefox-style smart bookmarks with keyword support? Currently, that's really the only thing keeping me tied to FF.
As a simple example - I keep a bookmark to dictionary.com in Firefox that I associate with a keyword 'd' which can be used to open the page directly from the address bar. The bookmark's URL definition inclues a '%s' to allow it to pick up additional parameters. The end result is that I only need to type 'd myWord' into the address bar to be taken directly to the specific page I was looking for, instead of having to first navigate to the top-level URL and kick off the search from there.
I have similar links for imdb, wikipedia, google maps... it's really convenient to skip those introductory pages.