Help me understand benchmarking finds on geocaching.com
So when it says "found it" does that mean someone has found it or that I have found it. I have never searched for one, but I have found a few by stumbling on them and it would be neat to log them. I have found some geocaches that were close to these benchmarks.
Just trying to figure out how the "found" section is populated with a smiley cause we didn't start caching until 2007 but there are smilies back to 2003. So that leads me to believe that "someone" has found it and you can click and read the logs that way...Correct?
Yes you can click and read all the logs of previous finders, you can also "find" it and log what you like, it will show up in your statistics but does not add into your found count.
it means that someone has found it. in fact, it tells you on the right side of the list of benchmarks (if you do a 'nearest benchmarks' search from a cache page) what the last status of a note/found/destroyed, etc.
I would also recommend looking at the OFFICIAL NGS datasheet as those sheets are a snapshot of the NGS database back in 2003.