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"Tracking Number", in Glossary of Terms

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In the Glossary of Terms,   under "Tracking Number" it says,  "A unique number associated with a Travel Bug or trackable. Tracking numbers are used as proof that a geocacher physically came in contact with an item. Tracking numbers also double as a way for users to locate the personal web page for a Travel Bug. More about Travel Bugs and trackables."  

 

It's a Tracking code  that's proof that a geocacher came in contact with a trackable. 

That's explained in the "Travel Bugs and Trackables" link that's included, under 1.6, Tracking Code and Reference Number.

 

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No wonder everyone gets confused about which is which!

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23 hours ago, cerberus1 said:

In the Glossary of Terms,   under "Tracking Number" it says,  "A unique number associated with a Travel Bug or trackable. Tracking numbers are used as proof that a geocacher physically came in contact with an item. Tracking numbers also double as a way for users to locate the personal web page for a Travel Bug. More about Travel Bugs and trackables."  

 

It's a Tracking code  that's proof that a geocacher came in contact with a trackable. 

That's explained in the "Travel Bugs and Trackables" link that's included, under 1.6, Tracking Code and Reference Number.

 

 

The interchangeable terms make it tough to refer to online information, having to explain that it's [this], also called [that].  And, they're collectible. B)

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That’s all well and good.  However, on the “proof that a catcher came in contact,” there’s a (Probably several) Facebook group where users post pictures of trackables, along with their codes / numbers.  People are “discovering” trackables without ever touching them.  

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1 minute ago, WearyTraveler said:

That’s all well and good.  However, on the “proof that a catcher came in contact,” there’s a (Probably several) Facebook group where users post pictures of trackables, along with their codes / numbers.  People are “discovering” trackables without ever touching them.  

 

Not sure what your rant has to do with "features, bugs, and ways to improve ".

There's a lot of folks aware  of that though, and they are trying to fix it.

I Discover trackables I haven't "touched" once in a while.  Completely different than you're suggesting...

Many TOs are happy that someone is looking out for them.

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