Return to Project-GC

Welcome to Project-GC Q&A. Ask questions and get answers from other Project-GC users.

If you get a good answer, click the checkbox on the left to select it as the best answer.

Upvote answers or questions that have helped you.

If you don't get clear answers, edit your question to make it clearer.

It's possible to show Lab-FTFs in the FTF-Stats?

0 votes
211 views
Then here's the question again as a new topic...

It's possible to show Lab-FTFs in the FTF-Stats?
asked Nov 19, 2017 in Feature requests by capoaira (6,870 points)
I guess its not possible, as the geocaching.com API does not provide this information.
ok, thanks for the answer

1 Answer

+2 votes
FTF statistics are generated by searching your logs for certain strings ( *FTF* or {FTF} for example). Lab caches don't have an actual log, so there is no way to put those strings into your log.
answered Nov 19, 2017 by sumbloke (Expert) (28,900 points)
Actually that's only half the truth. You can also signal an FTF by adding a cache to a bookmark list and then selecting that bookmark list as your FTF bookmark list on Project-GC. However, since lab caches don't have GC codes and therefore can't be added to bookmark lists that doesn't help here either...
Oh, yes. I forgot about that alternative.
But there is the actual lab cache leaderboard page that does indicate who has the ftf for the labcache. For example: https://labs.geocaching.com/adventures/leaderboard/cebd557d-6d77-4503-9713-f1cfdc708af8
The lab cache leaderboard only registers First To Log Online, though (and can't be shared).
but the argument is, labcache ftf's can't be added because there are no logs to include ftf strings. But labcaches don't have logs at all, but this site is able to get the information needed to show who has found which labcaches. The not having any logs part isn't stopping this.
What I'm saying is that we can't get meaningful FTF information since the "FTF leaderboard" shows first to log, not first to find, and even if that person happens to be a proper FTF there is likely to have been more people together with that person since lab caches are typically released at major events.
...