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My apologies if a similar topic already existes, but I searched with the keywords Favorite + World and found nothing related.

 

Does anybody know which is the Most Favorite Voted cache in the World?

 

In Portugal we've created a ranking with the Most Favorite Voted Portuguese Caches, but I think they are pretty far from the most voted favorite all over the world.

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http://www.geocaching.com/seek/nearest.aspx?country_id=159&sortdir=desc&sort=fav

 

Just FYI

Code above will let you see, in real time, the list of caches in Portugal, sorted by favorites. You can append

&sortdir=desc&sort=fav to any search to see the search list sorted by favorites.

 

I'm not aware of any world-wide ranking list yet.

 

Mission 9: Tunnel of Light by Project APE (maintained by Moun10Bike) (GC1169) has 459 favorites, that's the most I've seen

 

Washington State Caches, sorted by favoriteslink

 

http://www.geocaching.com/seek/nearest.aspx?state_id=48&sortdir=desc&sort=fav

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My apologies if a similar topic already existes, but I searched with the keywords Favorite + World and found nothing related.

 

Does anybody know which is the Most Favorite Voted cache in the World?

 

In Portugal we've created a ranking with the Most Favorite Voted Portuguese Caches, but I think they are pretty far from the most voted favorite all over the world.

 

Last I heard cache with the most favorite votes was the tunnel of light Ape cache in Washington state and was leading by a pretty large margin.

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Thank you guys for the quick and helpful answers :)

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I have a bookmark list with the "most favorited" caches in the US. I'm working on adding the countries as well, but that probably won't be done until the end of the week. In the meantime, here is the list:

 

http://www.geocaching.com/bookmarks/view.aspx?guid=48fe8e5f-de53-45a9-93e0-e62ecbadb916

 

Isonzo Karst is correct that if you're interested in just one country or state, using this link http://www.geocaching.com/seek/default.aspx and using the State or Country pull-down menu, then sorting on the Favorites column, is your best bet as it's updated by the system in real-time. The bookmark list above is useful if you want to look at multiple regions at once. It's not dynamically updated, but once the initial wave of voting has subsided, it probably doesn't need to be real-time to be 98% accurate.

 

I don't have enough data to reliably comment on world figures, but in the US the Triad caches dominate and it's not close. Tunnel of Light has over 400 votes, and the Original Stash Plaque and Groundspeak HQ each have over 300. It's a healthy drop to the first non-Triad cache, with View Carre' in New Orleans over 200. Mingo (the oldest active cache in the world) has over 150, Beverly (the second oldest? active cache in the world) has over 100, and everyone else is lower.

 

View Carre' appears to me to be the most interesting entry on the list. I think it stands on its merits well.

 

As a side note, in my time poring over the data, I've noticed that Earthcaches hold up extremely well by the favorites metric. It may be a pain to earn the "Wow"* factor seal of approval from the Geological Society of America, but it's led to what are apparently some very special caching experiences. And I say that as someone who has never hunted or placed an Earthcache before.

 

* "Wow" is my summary of the 11 guidelines that must be met for Earthcache approval, including uniqueness and educational quality

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Virtual Caches seem to be scoring pretty well in the Favorites department as well.

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As a side note, in my time poring over the data, I've noticed that Earthcaches hold up extremely well by the favorites metric. It may be a pain to earn the "Wow"* factor seal of approval from the Geological Society of America, but it's led to what are apparently some very special caching experiences. And I say that as someone who has never hunted or placed an Earthcache before.

 

Really? Is there any particular reason why you haven't hunted an earthcache? As the favorites voting has shown you're missing out on some really good geocaching experiences. I don't want to turn this into the pro/con debate on earthcaches but has the favorites system changed your mind about hunting them in the future?

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Really? Is there any particular reason why you haven't hunted an earthcache? As the favorites voting has shown you're missing out on some really good geocaching experiences. I don't want to turn this into the pro/con debate on earthcaches but has the favorites system changed your mind about hunting them in the future?

When I was originally introduced to caching I decided I was only really interested in hunting physical containers. It felt more satisfying. Virtuals in particular seemed like a different type of activity. Nothing wrong with it, I just wasn't that interested in going to Central Park and emailing someone the name of a particular statue (I know not all virtuals are like that). I also decided to (mostly) keep events out of my Find count; I usually leave notes thanking the host.

 

But, yes... the robust performance of Earthcaches in the Favorites voting has me rethinking this. At the very least I plan to install Lil Devil's script that converts the totals into percentages, to help me take a closer look at some of them.

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We done one in Germany this spring GC1VZY8 that has 948 favorites. It was incredible.

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We done one in Germany this spring GC1VZY8 that has 948 favorites. It was incredible.

 

Why do they have so many favorite votes? I`m curious.:)

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We done one in Germany this spring GC1VZY8 that has 948 favorites. It was incredible.

 

I wonder if this is partly a measure of how many people are caching in the area? Where we are, it would be practically impossible to get so many favorite points, can't think of a cache here that has been found 948 times.

 

In our area, the one I've found with the most favorite points has 40 points and it's been hidden for 5 years, 321 finds.

 

What's so awesome about GC1VZY8, may I ask?

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What's so awesome about GC1VZY8, may I ask?

I've found this cache (and some other from the owner) three months ago and say: It deserves every favorite point!

The experience is hard to describe, you have to see the final by yourself to understand it.

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We done one in Germany this spring GC1VZY8 that has 948 favorites. It was incredible.

 

I wonder if this is partly a measure of how many people are caching in the area? Where we are, it would be practically impossible to get so many favorite points, can't think of a cache here that has been found 948 times.

 

Know what you mean. I live about 50 miles from "The Spot" (GC39), the fifth oldest geocache in the world. It "only" has 188 favorite points (and 635 finds), but it's in a fairly rural area that not to many geocachers visit *unless* they're specifically going to look for "The Spot". I suspect that the cache density is much higher in Germany than in in western New York, and that there are more geocachers with higher find counts (thus more favorite points to give). It sounds like this particular virtual is a good one, but there are a lot of other factors that will contribute to a cache getting a high number of favorites that have little to do with the quality of the cache.

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We done one in Germany this spring GC1VZY8 that has 948 favorites. It was incredible.

 

I believe GC11JM6 Geist des Hagen which is by the same hider, currently has the most favorite points (1115). We haven't done GC1VZY8 yet, as it is currently unavailable - hoping it will be back up by spring! It must be incredible for a multi to have that many points!

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Just ran a PQ and here are all the caches with over 800 votes.

 

1117 - Geist des Hagen - GC11JM6

959 - Original Stash Tribute Plaque - GCGV0P

948 - Ring der Nibelungen - GC1VZY8

882 - Lego - einer ist zuviel - GC13Y2Y

810 - Groundspeak Headquarters - GCK25B

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while not as many as some listed here this cache still deserves being mentioned. VIEW CARRE ' in New Orleans has 488 points.

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I think a big part of it is it's just plain easier to do some great geocaching in Europe and a lot more people per given km who do it. Tourism helps a lot too- within a half mile of my apartment in Amsterdam there are two caches that are over 100 favorite points, one that's the oldest in the Netherlands and another that's a nice hide on a pretty old street big enough for TBs.

 

I am now really tempted to go to Frankfurt some weekend and rent a car to get to the cache that has 1k+ favorite points, but think that'll have to wait until next spring/summer. :)

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while not as many as some listed here this cache still deserves being mentioned. VIEW CARRE' VIEW CARRE ' in New Orleans has 488 points.

 

Yep, I was gonna mention that one...my personal favorite of my finds so far, lucky I live fairly close!

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My apologies if a similar topic already existes, but I searched with the keywords Favorite + World and found nothing related.

 

Does anybody know which is the Most Favorite Voted cache in the World?

 

In Portugal we've created a ranking with the Most Favorite Voted Portuguese Caches, but I think they are pretty far from the most voted favorite all over the world.

 

I think GC1VZY8 has the most favourite points in the world because it has 1180 points. This cache was only placed late 2009. Must be a great cache!!

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My apologies if a similar topic already existes, but I searched with the keywords Favorite + World and found nothing related.

 

Does anybody know which is the Most Favorite Voted cache in the World?

 

In Portugal we've created a ranking with the Most Favorite Voted Portuguese Caches, but I think they are pretty far from the most voted favorite all over the world.

 

I think GC1VZY8 has the most favourite points in the world because it has 1180 points. This cache was only placed late 2009. Must be a great cache!!

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My apologies if a similar topic already existes, but I searched with the keywords Favorite + World and found nothing related.

 

Does anybody know which is the Most Favorite Voted cache in the World?

 

In Portugal we've created a ranking with the Most Favorite Voted Portuguese Caches, but I think they are pretty far from the most voted favorite all over the world.

 

I think GC1VZY8 has the most favourite points in the world because it has 1180 points. This cache was only placed late 2009. Must be a great cache!!

 

The owner of that cache has 4 other caches with more favorite points than that one.

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My apologies if a similar topic already existes, but I searched with the keywords Favorite + World and found nothing related.

 

Does anybody know which is the Most Favorite Voted cache in the World?

 

In Portugal we've created a ranking with the Most Favorite Voted Portuguese Caches, but I think they are pretty far from the most voted favorite all over the world.

 

I think GC1VZY8 has the most favourite points in the world because it has 1180 points. This cache was only placed late 2009. Must be a great cache!!

 

This cache has the highest number of favourite points in Germany

GC1VZY8

but it has not the highest percentage. The cache you mention ranks "only" at place 17 in Germany in the list of caches with the most favourite points. (It has been disabled now for quite a while.)

 

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It certainly isn't the most "favorited" in the world, but the Austin, TX cache, Necropolis of Britannia Manor III, as of today, has 353 favorite votes with a 67% Favorites/Premium ratio on 674 total finds. It is a fantastic cache.

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In any case it does not make much sense to compare FPs over different regions and countries. There are regions where distributing FPs is much more common.

 

For example, there are 49290 caches in North Rhine Westfalia (Germany) and 541019 FPs in total.

There are 120371 caches in California and 223679 FPs in total.

 

Cezanne

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In any case it does not make much sense to compare FPs over different regions and countries. There are regions where distributing FPs is much more common.

 

For example, there are 49290 caches in North Rhine Westfalia (Germany) and 541019 FPs in total.

There are 120371 caches in California and 223679 FPs in total.

 

Cezanne

 

And using them as an indicator of a cache's quality is not terribly accurate either. I've met cachers who automatically give favorites to caches the FTF. Others give a favorite point to the first cache they log after earning a favorite. Still others only give favorites to regular or large caches. Favorites are decent enough starting point in trying to ferret out quality caches, but it is certainly no defining characteristic.

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We done one in Germany this spring GC1VZY8 that has 948 favorites. It was incredible.

 

I wonder if this is partly a measure of how many people are caching in the area? Where we are, it would be practically impossible to get so many favorite points, can't think of a cache here that has been found 948 times.

 

Know what you mean. I live about 50 miles from "The Spot" (GC39), the fifth oldest geocache in the world. It "only" has 188 favorite points (and 635 finds), but it's in a fairly rural area that not to many geocachers visit *unless* they're specifically going to look for "The Spot". I suspect that the cache density is much higher in Germany than in in western New York, and that there are more geocachers with higher find counts (thus more favorite points to give). It sounds like this particular virtual is a good one, but there are a lot of other factors that will contribute to a cache getting a high number of favorites that have little to do with the quality of the cache.

 

So true. Last time I looked, the most favorited cache in NJ was The Gerbil Cache, which happens to be the oldest cache in the state. It's a nice enough cache, but there really is nothing that distinguishes it from other nearby caches other than its age. In fact there are probably a dozen caches within a mile of it that are far more interesting. Yet people come from far and wide to do Ninja and most don't bother with the other ones.

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We done one in Germany this spring GC1VZY8 that has 948 favorites. It was incredible.

 

I wonder if this is partly a measure of how many people are caching in the area? Where we are, it would be practically impossible to get so many favorite points, can't think of a cache here that has been found 948 times.

 

Know what you mean. I live about 50 miles from "The Spot" (GC39), the fifth oldest geocache in the world. It "only" has 188 favorite points (and 635 finds), but it's in a fairly rural area that not to many geocachers visit *unless* they're specifically going to look for "The Spot". I suspect that the cache density is much higher in Germany than in in western New York, and that there are more geocachers with higher find counts (thus more favorite points to give). It sounds like this particular virtual is a good one, but there are a lot of other factors that will contribute to a cache getting a high number of favorites that have little to do with the quality of the cache.

 

So true. Last time I looked, the most favorited cache in NJ was The Gerbil Cache, which happens to be the oldest cache in the state. It's a nice enough cache, but there really is nothing that distinguishes it from other nearby caches other than its age. In fact there are probably a dozen caches within a mile of it that are far more interesting. Yet people come from far and wide to do Ninja and most don't bother with the other ones.

 

When I found The Spot I looked that the logs of a few nearby cach es because I wanted to grab a couple of them before I went for the spot so that it would fall on a milestone number. Almost every log on all those others caches mentioned finding it before or after going to find "The Spot". If I were the owner of one of those nearby caches I probably would find that kind of tiresome.

 

 

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We done one in Germany this spring GC1VZY8 that has 948 favorites. It was incredible.

 

I wonder if this is partly a measure of how many people are caching in the area? Where we are, it would be practically impossible to get so many favorite points, can't think of a cache here that has been found 948 times.

 

Know what you mean. I live about 50 miles from "The Spot" (GC39), the fifth oldest geocache in the world. It "only" has 188 favorite points (and 635 finds), but it's in a fairly rural area that not to many geocachers visit *unless* they're specifically going to look for "The Spot". I suspect that the cache density is much higher in Germany than in in western New York, and that there are more geocachers with higher find counts (thus more favorite points to give). It sounds like this particular virtual is a good one, but there are a lot of other factors that will contribute to a cache getting a high number of favorites that have little to do with the quality of the cache.

 

So true. Last time I looked, the most favorited cache in NJ was The Gerbil Cache, which happens to be the oldest cache in the state. It's a nice enough cache, but there really is nothing that distinguishes it from other nearby caches other than its age. In fact there are probably a dozen caches within a mile of it that are far more interesting. Yet people come from far and wide to do Ninja and most don't bother with the other ones.

 

When I found The Spot I looked that the logs of a few nearby cach es because I wanted to grab a couple of them before I went for the spot so that it would fall on a milestone number. Almost every log on all those others caches mentioned finding it before or after going to find "The Spot". If I were the owner of one of those nearby caches I probably would find that kind of tiresome.

 

(Check's his log for the 2004 placed "Finger Lakes Badge" cache) Doh! I mentioned the Spot. :laughing: If it's any consolation, I found The Spot in 2007, and it probably was the closest cache for miles. At least I didn't drop TFTC log on it from a smartphone app. :ph34r:

 

I personally would not be the least bit offended, by the way, if I owned a cache near a classic old hide, and most people mentioned it in their log.

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So true. Last time I looked, the most favorited cache in NJ was The Gerbil Cache, which happens to be the oldest cache in the state. It's a nice enough cache, but there really is nothing that distinguishes it from other nearby caches other than its age. In fact there are probably a dozen caches within a mile of it that are far more interesting.

 

If the only reason for visiting something was for what you could physically see, a lot of historical sites and objects in the world would be pretty much ignored. For a lot of people, being in the presence of something old and perhaps with some historical relevance can give you a chance to stop and think about times past and how they relate to the future. That's why I might give a favorite point to Gerbil Cache, or Mingo, and not to one nearby that is "more interesting."

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When I found The Spot I looked that the logs of a few nearby cach es because I wanted to grab a couple of them before I went for the spot so that it would fall on a milestone number. Almost every log on all those others caches mentioned finding it before or after going to find "The Spot". If I were the owner of one of those nearby caches I probably would find that kind of tiresome.

 

Meh. All but a handful of the active caches within a couple miles of The Spot were placed in 2008 or later. If they didn't know what they were getting into, they should have.

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When I found The Spot I looked that the logs of a few nearby cach es because I wanted to grab a couple of them before I went for the spot so that it would fall on a milestone number. Almost every log on all those others caches mentioned finding it before or after going to find "The Spot". If I were the owner of one of those nearby caches I probably would find that kind of tiresome.

 

Meh. All but a handful of the active caches within a couple miles of The Spot were placed in 2008 or later. If they didn't know what they were getting into, they should have.

 

So it's the cache owners fault that finders of their caches can't think of anything to write about other than they're going to find another cache? That kind of attitude doesn't make me want to be a cache owner. In fact, I just archived another of mine.

 

 

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There is a cache owner near Hamburg, Germany, who has published 31 caches to date (though he has not published any new caches recently). His most favorited cache, GC18182, has collected 2,310 FPs as per today. All of his caches combined have earned a grand total of 11,219 FPs... That has got to be some kind of world record. The CO's name: Mystphi.

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Nope, "Die Helden" have more: Grand Total of 12,929. Wow.

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Very cool question, love to kmow the top10. or the top ten by state or country.....Of. course I say this knowing I don't have the time to organized such a big project ....too lazy. lol. however. love you'r question

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The top 10 as of today Dec 16 2013 10:30 AM (to the best of my knowledge)

 


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  2. GC13Y2Y Lego - einer ist zuviel (Germany) with 3585 Favorite Points
  3. GC11JM6 Geist des Hagen (Germany) with 2923 Favorite Points
  4. GC18182 Voss - Margarine (Germany) with 2595 Favorite Points
  5. GC167KK TB-Schlosshotel Rasthof Stillhorn Ost (Germany) with 2484 Favorite Points
  6. GC2586K Alberich der Zwergenkönig (Germany) with 2358 Favorite Points
  7. GC31EQD Töff Töff für das Kind im Manne (und Frau :-)) (Germany) with 1920 Favorite Points
  8. GCGV0P Original Stash Tribute Plaque (USA) with 1792 Favorite Points
  9. GC35KGZ Das "blaue" Wunder... (Germany) with 1788 Favorite Points
  10. GC2J9J5 Schatz des Alberich (Germany) with 1754 Favorite Points
  11. GCK25B Geocaching Headquarters (USA) with 1727 Favorite Points

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The top 10 as of today Dec 16 2013 10:30 AM (to the best of my knowledge)

 


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  2. GC13Y2Y Lego - einer ist zuviel (Germany) with 3585 Favorite Points
  3. GC11JM6 Geist des Hagen (Germany) with 2923 Favorite Points
  4. GC18182 Voss - Margarine (Germany) with 2595 Favorite Points
  5. GC167KK TB-Schlosshotel Rasthof Stillhorn Ost (Germany) with 2484 Favorite Points
  6. GC2586K Alberich der Zwergenkönig (Germany) with 2358 Favorite Points
  7. GC31EQD Töff Töff für das Kind im Manne (und Frau :-)) (Germany) with 1920 Favorite Points
  8. GCGV0P Original Stash Tribute Plaque (USA) with 1792 Favorite Points
  9. GC35KGZ Das "blaue" Wunder... (Germany) with 1788 Favorite Points
  10. GC2J9J5 Schatz des Alberich (Germany) with 1754 Favorite Points
  11. GCK25B Geocaching Headquarters (USA) with 1727 Favorite Points

 

Looks like Germany produces some killer caches.

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The top 10 as of today Dec 16 2013 10:30 AM (to the best of my knowledge)

 

  1. GC13Y2Y Lego - einer ist zuviel (Germany) with 3585 Favorite Points
  2. GC11JM6 Geist des Hagen (Germany) with 2923 Favorite Points
  3. GC18182 Voss - Margarine (Germany) with 2595 Favorite Points
  4. GC167KK TB-Schlosshotel Rasthof Stillhorn Ost (Germany) with 2484 Favorite Points
  5. GC2586K Alberich der Zwergenkönig (Germany) with 2358 Favorite Points
  6. GC31EQD Töff Töff für das Kind im Manne (und Frau :-)) (Germany) with 1920 Favorite Points
  7. GCGV0P Original Stash Tribute Plaque (USA) with 1792 Favorite Points
  8. GC35KGZ Das "blaue" Wunder... (Germany) with 1788 Favorite Points
  9. GC2J9J5 Schatz des Alberich (Germany) with 1754 Favorite Points
  10. GCK25B Geocaching Headquarters (USA) with 1727 Favorite Points

 

Looks like Germany produces some killer caches.

 

The best cache in the world isn't going to get a lot of favorite points unless a lot of people find it. I'm not saying that those caches don't deserve a lot of favorite points but Germany has a *lot* of geocachers and caches tend to get visited a lot more frequently than caches in other places. Even run of the mill caches might get as many finds in a day as a cache in a small town in the U.S. gets in a year.

 

 

 

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The best cache in the world isn't going to get a lot of favorite points unless a lot of people find it. I'm not saying that those caches don't deserve a lot of favorite points but Germany has a *lot* of geocachers and caches tend to get visited a lot more frequently than caches in other places. Even run of the mill caches might get as many finds in a day as a cache in a small town in the U.S. gets in a year.

 

Totally agree with you.

The list is just what it is: a list with the ten caches with the highest Fav points in the world. It doesn't say anything about their quality, although most of them will probably be worth the effort of finding them.

That said, I've found the number 8 on the list and it was a truly great Geocache, really worth the long drive from the Netherlands.

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My top 10 in project-gc.com absolute most is GC4E95 lake Vegas virtual cache 434 (8%), but Lisbon's Love Boat GC3RHPK is on an impressive 43% (140)

Home-made cache guru JJEF has over 50% for most of his caches, without even pruning out the non-voting standard members.

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Also keep in mind some of the best caches were placed long before favorite points were added, and previous finders may not have gone back to add a point for finds from long past. While you could get a better idea for recent caches by taking the find to favpt ratio, that doesn't really work for caches earlier than that...

 

If you could get the number of finds for all caches from the fav point activation date, and show a ratio report from that date, then also indicate the number of pre-favpt finds with older caches, that would probably give the most even ground for rating the 'quality' of a cache.

 

Find-to-Fav Ratio is better than just quantity of finds, since a cache that has 10000 finds and 500 favs is likely not necessarily as "good" as one with 1000 finds and 500 favs. It could bring those German caches down to fair ground with others :)

 

Then you have hard to find caches that may have been found 3 or 4 times in a few years, with 100% favorite points. Best cache? Debatable. So ratio isn't necessarily the best solution either.

 

IMO, a report showing:

Finds (lifetime) / Favs / Ratio (find-to-fav since points enabled) could offer the fairest comparison of 'quality' for all caches with the least data (though still not a perfect indication, of course)

And depending on what you value more in your search for 'quality' caches, you could sort or filter. :P

 

Going one step further, you could Age or even Finds per Month or some arbitrary period of time to show how active it is. *shrug* This is all doable in GSAK too :) (though with heavy log history querying)

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