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Re: Check modification for GC7RP9J

[Cancelled] Re: Check modification for GC7RP9J
August 03, 2018 03:18AM
Could the checker for this cache please be modified.

The reviewer believes it is time based as it is and had told us how it needs to be changed.

"To fix it you should change the checker so that caches found prior to May 12th 2016 are checked against the LGAs existing at that time and newer finds are checked against the current LGAs".

Thanks for your help.
Re: Check modification for GC7RP9J
August 03, 2018 03:35AM
The checker system only has the current LGAs available. The old LGAs were removed when the new ones were brought in.

That said, the current LGAs are applied to all caches. So if I found a cache in "Ashfield (A)(1)" in 2014 (for example), this would now show as being in "Inner West (A)(1)"
Re: Check modification for GC7RP9J
August 03, 2018 04:50AM
Thanks for your response.
Does this mean that this cache in its current form cannot be published?
Do you think there is any way we can change the challenge so it will meet the guidelines and can be published with a suitable checker?

Thanks.
Re: Check modification for GC7RP9J
August 03, 2018 05:02AM
I don't see why this can't be published. As with other challenges, it uses current definitions but doesn't restrict the finds to only those found after the definitions changed.

As a straw-man argument, suppose Groundspeak changed their definitions to correctly count Christmas Island as part of Australia instead of a separate country as they treat it now. Would the reviewer then say that nobody can publish a challenge to have found caches in X countries because the number available had changed?

Perhaps you just need to add a note to your challenge page along the lines of "All caches will be counted as belonging to the LGA covering the listed coordinates at the time the checker is run, regardless of which LGA may have been in operation at the time the cache was placed or found"
Re: Check modification for GC7RP9J
August 09, 2018 10:36AM
Sorry, but the reviewer has decided it is time based and he has archived this cache.
Thank you for your help.
Re: Check modification for GC7RP9J
August 09, 2018 11:05AM
Okay, will cancel the checker now.
Re: Check modification for GC7RP9J
August 10, 2018 10:51AM
The reason given is that the LGA boundaries changed in 2016, which apparently the reviewer considers puts cachers at a disadvantage if they had found caches prior to that time, and the caches were in an area which was subsequently amalgamated with another area. We disagree with this thinking. It is a challenge and people are happy to work towards being able to quallfy.
Re: Check modification for GC7RP9J
August 09, 2018 11:10AM
And this was a normal area checker. Nothing time-based in it in my opinion. Strange...
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