Saturday, November 1, 2014

Adding Lab Caches To Your Stats

Lab caches are experimental caches that are sometimes temporary or even virtual in nature.  They're logged differently than other caches and are saved differently in your caching history.  They also aren't included in your My Finds Pocket Query, so can't get any information about them when you upload your file to the site.

For the last several months, the site has had a field on the Build My Profile page where you can manually enter the number of lab caches you've found.  This number was then included in your statistics.  This field has been expanded so that you can now tell us the date you found each lab cache.  This allows us to incorporate lab caches into your total cache finds count, all of your caching chronology statistics including geostreaks and the days of the year chart, your cache type chart, and your most well rounded day statistics.

To add your lab cache dates, go to the Build My Profile page and scroll down to the Additional Caching Information section.  Under the Lab Caches heading, you can use the calendar tool to select the date you found a lab cache and then click "Add Lab Cache To My List."  You can add the same date multiple times if you found more than one lab cache on one day.  These lab cache dates are now part of your account and the next time you upload your My Finds PQ, they will be added into your statistics.

As always, please Contact Us with any problems or questions about this new feature!  Thanks!