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Just wondering which date people use when they are logging earthcaches. I tend to visit a site on one date, work out the answers at home some time later and then send the information to the CO, which is sometimes another date again. I use the date that I work out the answers as my 'found date' because that's when it feels I've completed the cache.

Now I know there's not going to be a rule as such, but I'd be interested to know which date other people use on these caches where there's nothing physical to sign and date.
in Miscellaneous by CaoimheBaxter6 (530 points)
edited by CaoimheBaxter6

49 Answers

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I always try and research an EarthCache before visiting it. If I still need more information I will do my research as soon after visiting the cache as possible, so that the details are fresh in my mind. Too date that has always meant that I've logged the cache on the day that I visited. In any event visiting the cache itself is the 'key' activity and so I would always focus on that when logging the cache.

by Talpa europaea (150 points)
0 votes
As an owner of a few earthcaches I will accept logs on either the find date or the day they get permission to log. For me personally I log on the day I found/completed the earthcache.
by DARKSIDEDAN (3.7k points)
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I would log the day you visit the cache. I have a friend who has been waiting 3 months for the CO to give him permission to log the cache. I would just log it on the day that you obtained the information to message to co
by DARKSIDEDAN (3.7k points)
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Generally speaking my log date is the date I visited the location. There have been a couple of (from memory higher D rating) caches that I didnt gather all the info I needed at GZ and had to complete further research to be able to answer the questions (from memory this was mentioned as a likely scenario for most cachers). These ones I logged as the date when I finished gathering the required info. If its just a case of I sort through the info I gathered at GZ a couple of days later to send to CO, then the log date stays as the date I visited.
by BFMC (3.6k points)
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I use the date when I visited the site. Even when I write the answers some days later. Normally I send the date of visit together with my answer. And mostly I write some personal notes with the answer.
by supertwinfan (19.6k points)
–1 vote
For Earthcaches and Virtuals, I use the date that I email the CO since that's when I've completed the actions required to qualify.
by sumbloke (Expert) (35.1k points)
–1 vote
I use the date of approval of the author answers.
by RendyStod (1.5k points)
This doesn't really make sense.

One, it's against the rules for a cache owner to require a cacher to wait until permission is granted to log a find.

Two, what if the owner never replies? Do you never log a find?
–1 vote
I use the date I worked out the answers. If I am late logging, I still put that date. Usually, when you complete the cache, is the log date you should use.
by Potatonator (11.3k points)
–3 votes
Normally, people must to send the answers and log it.
by Ariberna (1.6k points)