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Profile - Found caches count discrepancy

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I feel like this has been posted before, but I can't find the thread.

 

On the "Geocaches" tab of my profile, under Geocaches Found, there is total count for "Traditional Geocache".
When I click on "Traditional Geocache" and it takes me to the paginated listing of those Trad caches, then the count for "Total Records" is one less.
Somewhere, 1 cache is missing

 

The same happens if I click on "All Geocache Finds". The paginated listing of my found caches shows 1 less than the total (minus Lab Caches) shown on the "Geocaches" tab of my profile.

 

I can't figure out which cache is missing. No cache is 'missing' from a MyFinds PQ, just from the paginated listing of found caches.  I noticed the discrepancy a few days ago and thought it would correct itself after I logged a few more finds, but am still noticing the issue.

 

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There have been a couple of mentions recently of incorrect ‘owned’ counts so this intrigued me.

 

Checked my own ‘find’ counts: no problem.  Checked yours: no problem either - looks like it has corrected itself.  I see 3073 Trads on the summary table, which matches the Total Record count when you drill down.  Same for all finds.

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8 minutes ago, IceColdUK said:

Checked my own ‘find’ counts: no problem.  Checked yours: no problem either - looks like it has corrected itself.  I see 3073 Trads on the summary table, which matches the Total Record count when you drill down.  Same for all finds.

Huh?  So, you see 3073 in both places?  I read your reply and then went to my profile and see this:

 

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6 minutes ago, noncentric said:

Huh?  So, you see 3073 in both places?  I read your reply and then went to my profile and see this:

 

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Curiouser and curiouser...

 

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11 minutes ago, noncentric said:

Huh?  So, you see 3073 in both places?  I read your reply and then went to my profile and see this:

 

Out of interest, when you go to the last page for your Trads, how many caches do you see?  Do you see 12 (for the 3072 total) or 13?

 

(I get 13, consistent with the 3073 total.)

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2 minutes ago, IceColdUK said:

 

Out of interest, when you go to the last page for your Trads, how many caches do you see?  Do you see 12 (for the 3072 total) or 13?

 

(I get 13, consistent with the 3073 total.)

12

This is so weird.

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One possible cause for this is if a geocacher logs multiple finds on the same cache.  But, that isn't possible anymore.

 

Another cause is if one of the found caches was retracted.  But, it would be highly unusual to retract a cache that people have logged finds on.

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5 hours ago, noncentric said:

12

This is so weird.

 

I see the "correct" numbers.  Could it be a "browser cookies" thing?

 

If you have a different count, one cache is gone from the list. It would be good to know which one it is.  You could run a My Finds Pocket Query and process it somehow.  But the immediate ideas I thought of may not work.  For example, "Project-GC" can do a decent cache count, but it's also "another user", and the count is fine for other users.

 

It's also possible, as Keystone noted, that there is a change that caused the number to decrease by one, and that what you see is the new total, and the numbers have not caught up.  If that's the case, it's a lot like that other thread. 

 

Here's a recent thread about an inaccurate "Geocache Owned" total, but it shows a similar math effect.  It's apparently a server issue that is not clearing up.

 

I don't want to alarm anybody, but the weekend starts tomorrow.  I might consider pre-loading my weekend caches today.  Just sayin.

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I too see the correct count, whether viewing old or new profile.

I believe the count number on the profile - number of Traditionals found is total of Found it! logs,

The list of caches found is unique caches - If you have find of retracted, or logged two or more Found it! on the same cache, that list will come up short.

You can see this on my profile, it says 4367 Found it logs on Traditional caches ,

but the list of found trads is 4365.

 

Also "ignore" a cache can do some very weird things in terms of how the site displays.

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3 hours ago, Moun10Bike said:

Is one of the caches on your ignore list?

Thanks Moun10Bike!  Yep, that was it.  Mystery solved.

 

Not sure why I had a cache on my Ignore List in the first place.  Must've been experimenting with something and forgot to delete it.

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3 hours ago, Isonzo Karst said:

Also "ignore" a cache can do some very weird things in terms of how the site displays.

 

I just now set my own Mystery cache to "Ignore" (!), and although the list of Mystery caches now shows "7", the summary correctly shows "8".  So "Ignore" behaves a little differently depending on the list, hides or finds.  Or else it takes a while to catch up.  I'm not excited enough about it to risk totally scrambling things.  Gonna go unignore now. B)

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3 minutes ago, Team Christiansen said:

 

I just ignore the ignore function. 

 

Yep :D

 

You know, in order reverse the change to "Unignore", the link to click is "Ignore".  I was greatly concerned that I had locked "Ignore" permanently, or at least would have to get special help to fix it.  I already permanently destroyed part of my Forum Settings by clicking things.  This place is tough on people who like to click buttons. B)

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