Geocache adopter changing d/t levels in Geocaching topics Posted 4 hours ago 2 hours ago, mustakorppi said: 3 hours ago, niraD said: But if Groundspeak starts making the difficulty-terrain rating "stick" to the log entry, what else? Do they make the attributes "stick" because there are challenges based on attributes? Do they make the cache size "stick" because there are challenges based on cache sizes? Well yeah, why not do exactly this for everything that the rules allow to be challenge criteria? How does me keeping track of something like this help when a CO runs a challenge checker and sees I don't fulfill a challenge because a cache changed after I logged a find? I'd mentioned loooooong ago in various discussions about how if the listings kept a sort of change log for basic cache properties, then logs could easily refer to stats of its log date by looking up its state as of a certain date. No need to 'copy' an entire listing with each log (as mentioned, why just D/T? What about all the other properties used for challenges/statistics?) in order retain stats "as of" the log date. Nonetheless, an additional changelog for listings worldwide would still be a massive undertaking, and likely only to address the relatively slim chance of a property being changed and messing up a few people's potential challenge qualifications. The work required to implement any sort of 'fix' for altered listing properties for the sake of profile statistics is almost certainly just not worth it. A way of olde was that COs might keep track of oft-used qualifier caches that have since changed, and allow people to still use it if they found said cache before the change. I've seen notes on occasional old challenges, usually DT related, saying certain specific caches were okay to use before a certain date though now they wouldn't qualify because of the DT change. That wouldn't be possible in today's automated environment (by guidelines or by checker).