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Lone Star Drifter
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I recently got back into geocaching, I had not found a cache in the past six years and someone else was maintaining my owned caches in TX. So to say the least when I returned to the geocaching site many changes had taken place and one of those was the favorites list. You are awarded 1 favorite for every 10 caches that you find. I have been out caching the month of May and have found 144 caches so far this month bringing my total up to 663 finds and I have added around 15 favorite points to my list. That was just a little background.

 

The problem arose when I was recieving an e-mail whenever a favorite cache was found. I did not want this. So I went into lists and deleted around 10 of my favorites. When I went back to my public profile I saw that I had 63 favorite points left when I should have only had 53 left. I realized that when I deleted those favorites it took away the points from that cache that I awarded a point to. I did not want to do that. I simply did not want the e-mail everytime that cache was found. So I went back through all my finds and re-awarded the points that I could remember. There are still 3 or 4 that I could not remember. I am not willing to go through the logs of all those caches found to do that.

 

Certainly there must be a way to keep awarded favorite points active on a cache listing even if the awarder does not want to recieve e-mails each time a favorite is found? As that list of favorites grows and you certainly cannot remember all those caches overtime a new system needs to be addressed here.

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Wow am I confused. I've awarded lots of favorite points and I don't get emails from any of them when folks later find them. Unless something got broken very, very recently, these are supposed to be separate things: favorite points and Watch Listing. You aren't, by any chance, clicking two different things when you award the favorite points, are you?

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I recently got back into geocaching, I had not found a cache in the past six years and someone else was maintaining my owned caches in TX. So to say the least when I returned to the geocaching site many changes had taken place and one of those was the favorites list. You are awarded 1 favorite for every 10 caches that you find. I have been out caching the month of May and have found 144 caches so far this month bringing my total up to 663 finds and I have added around 15 favorite points to my list. That was just a little background.

 

The problem arose when I was recieving an e-mail whenever a favorite cache was found. I did not want this. So I went into lists and deleted around 10 of my favorites. When I went back to my public profile I saw that I had 63 favorite points left when I should have only had 53 left. I realized that when I deleted those favorites it took away the points from that cache that I awarded a point to. I did not want to do that. I simply did not want the e-mail everytime that cache was found. So I went back through all my finds and re-awarded the points that I could remember. There are still 3 or 4 that I could not remember. I am not willing to go through the logs of all those caches found to do that.

 

Certainly there must be a way to keep awarded favorite points active on a cache listing even if the awarder does not want to recieve e-mails each time a favorite is found? As that list of favorites grows and you certainly cannot remember all those caches overtime a new system needs to be addressed here.

Leave the favorites and remove the caches from your watch list.

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I must be mistaken. I went and looked at my favorite lists and then at my watchlist and there are a couple of my favorites in my watchlist. I will remove them from my watchlist and see if that makes a difference. I am glad that this is not a problem. Thankyou for all your help!!

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I must be mistaken. I went and looked at my favorite lists and then at my watchlist and there are a couple of my favorites in my watchlist. I will remove them from my watchlist and see if that makes a difference. I am glad that this is not a problem. Thankyou for all your help!!

 

Also note that at the top of most emails is an explanation as to why you got that email.

 

"You are receiving this email because this listing is on your watch list. Visit the web site to change your watchlist settings."

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"You are receiving this email because you are the owner of this listing."

 

For a cache on your watchlist, there is a direct link at the bottom of the email to remove it from your watchlist.

 

If you have set up Notifications, which is also a new feature for you, there is a link to that particular notification's settings at the bottom.

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