+Renegade Knight Posted April 5, 2004 Share Posted April 5, 2004 As of today there are no universal leaderboards. There are opt in leaderboads for some local groups and on Keenpeople. Most people who want to opt out of stats are really thinking of opting out of the leaderboard which is a moot point since it doesn’t exist anymore. Here is the deal. Some people want to be semi-ghosts. No stats, but online logs. No cache placed counts but caches posted for people to find. How do you manage that? I like being able to look at peoples finds. Sometimes it’s out of curiosity. Sometimes it’s just to see if a local I know of has been busy. Sometimes it’s how to find an archived cache. This really isn’t stats. Sometimes I like to read the logs on a cache I found hard or interesting, or one that just seems to inspire funny logs. I like checking in on my friends logs every now and then. I like tracking down a trade every now and then, it can motivate me to find a cache sooner than I would have. Plus I like looking at the caches a player has hidden and checking the logs or taking a look at the layout of the cache pages. It’s all information. Good information. It’s not wrong or broken. The bottom line is if you sign up, if you log online, if you log in the cache owners log book, if you list a cache you are opting in to anything that uses that information that this site and a few other sites present. Buxley’s maps would not be possible without having the use of this information. The nearest cache page would not be possible without having the use of this information. You can’t even look for a cache to find without the use of this information. The entire stats argument isn’t one about “Stats” it’s all about how the information that is absolutely needed to play this game is presented. Nothing more. Consider, if everyone played as a ghost there would be no logs, no cache listings, no stats, and no information The only way to find a cache is if you knew a friend who’s brothers cousin twice removed heard a rumor that the guy at the DMV had found a new cache who might be willing to share the information if you can find him a date. Opting out is not feasible. If everyone did it, there is no game to play. Ghosts are nothing more than parasites who depend on the health of their host to play the game their way. No host, no information, no game. Not even for ghosts. Quote Link to comment
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