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Why is this §OPTOUT:c49eef81§ text in my Finds by owner stats? [closed]

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Can someone explain why I have this text §OPTOUT:c49eef81§ replacing a cache owners name in my Cache by owner section of PGC stats?

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asked Mar 5 in Support and help by TigreToot (5,470 points)
closed Mar 25 by TigreToot
Circling back, this issue in my statistics has resolved.  The person must have reversed the OPTOUT and it is who I thought.

Apparently, when you go into geocaching.com - Settings - Authorizations a user can block access to profile and statistical information generated by the website.

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Opt - out - Someone who has chosen to hide their stats.
answered Mar 5 by the Seagnoid (Expert) (37,910 points)
Well that would explain it but it looks weird.  Thanks for letting me know.
This is not a user who decided to hide their statistics on PGC, but they opted out from sharing any their data with Project-GC on Geocaching.com if I am right. Hiding profile statistics just hides profile statistics.
@Jakuje: Yes, I believe you are right.  I am 99% positive I know who it is and when I entered that user name into PGC, his statistics are still available.

To me, it's a strange string of alpha-numeric-symbols information and one would think that Geocaching.com would come up with something a little more visually useful.
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