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How do you search caches (or filter them) based on favorite point percentage (not total numbers of favorite points)?  I have discovered that some of the best caches do NOT have the highest total number of favorite points, but DO have the highest favorite point percentage.  For example, a cache that has been around since 2011 (10 years old) and has 200 favorites is probably pretty good, but may only have a percentage of 20% because 1,000 people have found it and only 1 in 5 have given it a favorite, yet it shows up in searches by favorite points.  However, a cache that has only been around since 2020 (less than a year) with 40 favorites is amazing, favorited by almost everyone who has found it (say 90%), but doesn’t stand out in favorite searches because it has far fewer total favorites than much older caches.  Is there a way to search by favorite points percentage to remove the cache age filter bias that total favorite points provides?  If not, how do we get Groundspeak to add that feature?

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42 minutes ago, Scottish Cavalryman said:

If not, how do we get Groundspeak to add that feature?

Just make a feature request, but don't hold your breath! :)

 

Project GC maintains lists of caches by fav.pt% and other indices better than aggregate FP no.....

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17 minutes ago, Scottish Cavalryman said:

How do you search caches (or filter them) based on favorite point percentage (not total numbers of favorite points)?

I have discovered that some of the best caches do NOT have the highest total number of favorite points, but DO have the highest favorite point percentage.  For example, a cache that has been around since 2011 (10 years old) and has 200 favorites is probably pretty good, but may only have a percentage of 20% because 1,000 people have found it and only 1 in 5 have given it a favorite, yet it shows up in searches by favorite points.

 However, a cache that has only been around since 2020 (less than a year) with 40 favorites is amazing, favorited by almost everyone who has found it (say 90%), but doesn’t stand out in favorite searches because it has far fewer total favorites than much older caches.

 Is there a way to search by favorite points percentage to remove the cache age filter bias that total favorite points provides?  

If not, how do we get Groundspeak to add that feature?

 

I thought the API didn't include percentage data, but believe I saw that project-gc does include favorite percentages.   :)

I don't consider 2011 as "old", but this wouldn't help me...   It seems you may be confusing the few "popular" caches with the norm.

I prefer older caches,  but the majority of older hides are missing FP, simply because they were placed years before FP was a thing.

FPs didn't come out 'til 12/2010.  We did, but know of only a handful that went back to apply FPs to (some, already archived) older hides.

Those caches, many "lonely" that have a following looking for them, would show low on that "percentage" list.

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