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I've read thru the challenge cache guidelines and I'm not sure if my idea would be acceptable. Can I ask that someone "avenge" a DNF __ times? It would require DNF and Found It! logs on the same cache with some period of time between them, say 24 hours. I realize that requiring a DNF is a negative, but avenging one is positive. What do you think?

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22 minutes ago, myrthman said:

I've read thru the challenge cache guidelines and I'm not sure if my idea would be acceptable. Can I ask that someone "avenge" a DNF __ times? It would require DNF and Found It! logs on the same cache with some period of time between them, say 24 hours. I realize that requiring a DNF is a negative, but avenging one is positive. What do you think?

 

I doubt it, since as you say, a DNF is considered a "negative" log. In any case, people would just log fake DNFs in advance of whatever caches they wanted to use as qualifiers.

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The slightly more technical answer is: you have to be able to offer a Project-GC challenge checker for your challenge, and the checker scripting system does not provide data on DNF logs.

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3 hours ago, scimgeo said:

You could maybe stipulate that the DNF needs to be before the date of the challenge publication?

 

Besides DNF logs not being allowed as part of a challenge cache's requirement, this would be an unacceptable date restriction.  Challenge caches should be available for anyone to find, provided they meet the requirements.  A person who discovers the sport for the first time and signs up for a geocaching account on the day after this challenge cache is published could not, by definition, log a legitimate DNF log on a date prior to challenge publication.

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