+Jango & Boba Fett Posted April 30, 2006 Share Posted April 30, 2006 (edited) At a recent Cacher's Meet there was some discussion on how useful or not DNFs were. It would seem that most of us found them useful as an indicator of how hard a cache is, but many people do not log DNFs. We must admit to not logging DNFs if those before us have already made lots of comments about coordinate problems, prefering to try again or email the cache owner. However if we really enjoyed the hunt, but had to eventually admit defeat [eg GCGAYP The Last of the Mohicans], we log it. We have two caches that generate lots of emails form cachers who are are seeking help. In both cases logged DNFs are outnumbered by unlogged DNFs at a ratio of 3:1. In one case the cache has a Difficulty of 4 and although DNFs are under represented the impression we get from emails is that cachers expected it to be hard. Our problem cache is in the centre of Norwich and has a Difficulty of 3, but in this case we have had several emails from cachers who did not expect it to be "Challenging. An experienced cache hunter will find this challenging, and it could take up a good portion of an afternoon." We've rechecked the cache a couple of times and even got a virgin cacher to go round and there is no way that it is "Difficult. A real challenge for the experienced cache hunter - may require special skills or knowledge, or in-depth preparation to find. May require multiple days / trips to complete." Some more DNFs would help we feel. Most recently a cache owner removed DNFs, including ours, from their cache's log aparently because of strongly held views against logging DNFs. + Do you log or don't you log them? + Do you find them usefull? + Would you rather they were removed after they served their purpose (eg a muggled cache)? + Are they a badge of pride or a dunce's cap? We would be really interested to hear your views. Edited April 30, 2006 by Jango & Boba Fett Quote Link to comment
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