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Thread: Challenge requiremnets

  1. #1
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    Challenge requiremnets

    I am about to post a challenge cache and wanted to get cachers out caching in the new year. The requirements are to find certain caches in 2013.
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    However I was made aware that a challenge cannot be made based on "date found" which would defeat the purpose of the challenge.
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    Thus I'd like to ask everybody to comment on how they feel about such restrictions.
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    Surprising to me is that streaks challenges (like finding cache on 10 consecutive days) are allowed, since these also depend on dates found (one day after one other).
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    I guess you get the message I do not like such limitations.

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    AH rule 3 is the one
    A Challenge cache must avoid undue restrictions. Specifically:
    Challenge caches based on a specific list of caches, such as caches placed by a specific person or group, will generally not be published.
    Challenge caches cannot include restrictions based on 'date found'; caches found before the challenge cache publication date can count towards the achievement of the challenge.

    You can't say that one has to find a certain cache, you also cant say that you have to find a specfic cache on a certain day. However a Streak challenge does not specify which cache or when to find it. Only that you find a cache of your choice each day for a given number of days. I do not like the rule myself but it is what it is and will remain until it is changed

  3. #3
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    Looks like it need to be changed!
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    I changed my challenge to recommendations and hope it will be published and that cachers are honest and complete as intended. we will see.

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    Regarding a streak challenge.
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    Streaks on consecutive dates do require to find many caches at a "specific dates", which are the dates following each other. So a 10 day streak has 9 violations, 20 day streak 19 etc.
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    I like streaks and I am glad for them because they get a lot cachers out and about.
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    But I strongly feel that the restriction on dates found (e.g only caches posted after the posting date) give an unfair advantage to long time cachers. It is not that I have anything against them, but how do we draw new cachers in to the challenges game and make fair challenges. I there are too many high volume cachers that can run the statistic on couch and log it the next day without being challenged? That is and cannot be fair.

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    You may be interested in the groundspeak.com forum. I've got 10+ response in the first 12 hrs
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    http://forums.groundspeak.com/GC/ind...owtopic=306406

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