Thursday, December 12, 2013

Did Not Find (DNF)

Ok, for the uninitiated, a DNF log is created on a cache when a cacher Did Not Find it.

To date, I have 99 DNF logs.  Many, I have since returned to make the find (I like the challenge they bring), but I don’t log every cache I do not find.  Why?  Because sometimes I assume it’s me.  If I’m having a bad day, raging headache, everyone else has found the cache, it’s raining hard and I can’t see through the trees….. if I think the cache is most likely there and I didn’t give it a ‘fair go’, I won’t log it as a DNF.  I may log it as “Write Note” to flag me to come back to it.  Why not a DNF log?  Because I don’t want to stigmatize the cache for the next finder just because I didn’t look properly.  If you are on a numbers run or visiting the area and you see a recent DNF on a cache, you may skip it.

Lately, though, I’ve seen a disturbing (to me) trend around here.  I’m seeing DNF logs on caches where the cacher DID NOT LOOK.  “Pulled up to the area and there were muggles sitting on a nearby picnic table”, “Didn’t stop because the traffic was heavy”, “Cache is up the slope and I am in work dress shoes”, “Raining too hard to get out of the car”.  These aren’t Did Not Finds because they didn’t even try!

Just my 2 cents.

1 comment:

  1. I'm with you! Maybe there should be a new category Called TLTL (too lazy to look).

    Or NGC (Not Good Conditions)- meaning they were too wimpy to walk during inclement conditions. Sheesh.


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