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Needed found dates tool for loops does not include lab-caches, can they be added?

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Needed found dates tool for loops does not include lab-caches (which statistics at geocaching (.) com does) is there a reason? If not, can this be changed to include lab-caches?

This mean a challenge needing for example 10 finds on each day can not be fulfilled with lab-caches using a Project GC checker (which is required on all challenges). It would be fulfilled according to statistics at geocaching (.) com, but that statistics would be “overruled” by the Project GC checker.
asked Apr 13 in Feature requests by LouLarDK (130 points)

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This is quite questionable. The challenge caches rule 10. speaks about source of criteria and explicitly lists lab cache finds as not acceptable. Given that, I would read that for qualifying for a challenge cache, lab cache finds can not be used. If this is not how the rules are understood by groundspeak, reviewers and in agreement between Project-GC about checkers, they will need to be updated and rules adjusted.

There are more issues with lab caches (such as they have weird timezones and actually might not land in the day you log the cache) and much more, so I believe not including them in checkers is a correct thing.

answered Apr 13 by Jakuje (Moderator) (102,640 points)