Who's in favour of hiding all "found" counts? in General geocaching topics Posted May 21, 2002 Lets get one thing straight: finds do matter, it's only a matter of degrees. Some people do everything possible to get their hit count as high as possible, whether for status, ego, whatever. Others claim to not care but if that's the case then why bother logging the finds? If all we wanted was exercise, we could do that without spending money for equipment, trinket & gas. We ALL get some level of satisfaction from a successful find. I think to totally seperate out from the count the cirtuals & the locationless caches does a diservice to those types. Will YOU seek a virtual or locationless knowing it won't give you a hit? Some virtuals are interesting enough to be worth the trip, but I bet a fair amount of folks will say "natch" and pass them by. I think that's even more so for locationless caches because you're not seeing something new, you're finding something preexisting that you previously knew about, so it's somewhat pointless without getting a hit. I think it should be a complete total but with a breakdown. i.e in my case I would be 38/21/13/4. 38 total finds, 21 real, 13 virtual, 4 locationless. Simple, it tells the story, and it gives me credit for every find. Yeah, I've hit about as many real ones as virtuals/locationless ones, but thats me. I don't have the time to spend 6 hours on a 4/4 hike or to hit 10 in one day like some people, or travel distances to find something that's more then 10 miles away. I earned all 38 & they should all be represented. if anything, listing it that way is a motivator to seek more real caches to lower the disparity, especially since it's public. (if it bothers you, which it does for me marginally) WUHOO TEAMGWHO!