Do you always log your DNFs (Did Not Find)? – #GQotD Recap

DNF-Geocaching-Question-of-the-DayHey Cachers! This is Lookout Lisa from Cache Advance, and I’m your host for the Geocaching Question of the Day.

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Monday through Thursdays, we ask our followers onFacebook, Twitter and Google+  a question about geocaching.

We recently asked: Do you always log your DNFs (Did Not Find)?

After tallying all the answers, we found that only 1 out of 10, or 10% of cachers always log their DNFs. For the majority of us, well… it depends.

So here is what we heard:

  • James on FB shared: Always. My logs are the story of my caching day. If I didn't post the DNFs, the story would be incomplete
  • Jim shared: Most always. Sometimes I don’t, but only because I didn't look very hard, especially when looking for a cache in a high-muggle area.
  • Another Jim brings up a good point: It depends. I always cache with my bride or a group. Is it really necessary for us all to DNF when one should suffice?
  • Rebecca shared: Yes and no. If everyone else is finding it, then I have probably just missed it but when I look more than three times for a specific caches then I start logging my DNF.
  • Most of us will log a DNF if we’ve had a good amount of time to thoroughly search an area, and also if there are previous DNFs too.
    • I’m in this group too; I’ll log a DNF if I’ve had a good chance to look, often on more than one trip. My husband will almost always log a DNF, and he tracks that stat too!

As always we really enjoyed hearing about logging DNFs, and you can too, if you-

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