+essap2 Posted March 15 Share Posted March 15 This is a really tough question to answer without the total number of finds everyday, total number of active user, etc. that I'm sure HQ has, but from my own perspective I think it has decreased somewhat. The two biggest signs that I notice personally are: The number of lonely caches in many areas is increasing a lot, particularly in areas where there are many caches Looking at the number of attendees on annual mega events, it seems generally the number of people has been going down The problem with the above observations is that the number of geocaches and mega events has also increased significantly since I started geocaching in 2009. So does this mean that there is roughly the same number of finds, just spread across a lot more geocaches? I also think that geocaching culture has shifted quite a bit since I started geocaching that might explain why so many caches are becoming super lonely. I would say, generally, that People are much less likely to look for DNFed/lonely caches now that a decade ago Stats has always been a big part of geocaching, but it seems to have grown even bigger and many cachers will mostly target specific caches to work towards stats/challenges and pass by many other great geocaches that don't have anything significant about them stats-wise The above observations would led to a gap in which the caches found often would be found even more often, and the caches found less often would be found even less often. Has anybody investigated this in the past? Agree/Disagree? 1 Quote Link to comment
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