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Checker 5 caches in month 60 month in a row

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I need checker for my new challange GC7NPTP
People need to find minimum 5 caches in a month, 60 months in a row.
Is it possible? And is it meets requirements with the guildline?
asked Apr 26, 2018 in (OBSOLETE) Checker requests by wolak (510 points)

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I suspect that this does not meet the current guidelines. It only really talks about daily streaks, but it explicitly says that a challenge may not mandate a streak longer than a year.
answered Apr 26, 2018 by pinkunicorn (Moderator) (125,450 points)
selected Apr 26, 2018 by wolak
Ok, but day streak is something diffrent ;) So maybe I need to write to GS to aprove this challange if there is no mention about it in guildlines?
The guidelines are here: https://www.geocaching.com/help/index.php?pg=kb.chapter&id=127&pgid=206

The way to "ask GS" typically is to create the challenge and try to publish it and either have it make your reviewer unsure so they ask for clarification from GS themselves, or have the challenge refused by your reviewer and then write to appeals yourself.

I've had both versions happen to me (although not necessarily about challenges).
I read this before I write here this question :)
Ok so can some one make me this checker and I will try to publish it? :)
The guidelines say:

Not OK: "Time-limited caching: as in some number of finds per day, week, month, or year. Example, Busy Day, 50 finds in a day, 500 finds in a month, etc."

Your "five finds per month" will thus not be OK, even if trivial.
Hmm, when I will modyfi this to "60 month in a row of caching without break" and only one condition will be 1 cache per month?
Then I'd say it's not really clear from the guidelines whether that's OK or not. It's allowed to require a streak of one cache per day for 365 days, and 60 is less than 365. On the other hand, 60 months is a lot more than 365 days. I don't know whether they want to limit the number of items in the streak or the total length of the streak.

If I have to guess, I'd say that they want a challenge to be reachable within a year of starting but that's not explicit in the guidelines. Submit and try!
there is always a way to do something - you have to be creative :D
Ok and how I generate this checker?
If you need help with that (as I suspect you do, since you ask how to do it), the correct place to ask for help with a challenge checker is https://project-gc.com/forum/list?8
Thank you :)
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