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Tool for needed hidden dates

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In the Tools menu, under others. there is a nice tool for Needed found dates. It gives a nice calendar and color codes dates you need based on filtering.  Is there a way to get a similar tool for "Needed Hidden Dates". I know there is a Map based tool already there but it would be nice to have the calendar view also.
asked Sep 16 in Feature requests by WanderingExplorer (3,740 points)
I think that to see it in calendar in your statistics is enough.
It would be a nice feature to see needed hidden dates in a calendar format but I doubt that it will happen any time soon. It would seem not having a reward or a badge to achieve for that particular grid probably makes it a lesser priority not to mention that a map based tool already exists.

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+3 votes
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The reason for the found date tool seems to be the possibility to generate a ICS File:
Generate a calendar reminder to go out caching on days without found.

Thats for the reason to not have to wait another year (or 4 in case of 29. Feb).

There is no reason for a "reminder" to hidden dates...

Of course map based tool can also handle additional Filters. Map compare allows to set specific hidden dates - but unfortunately not for a specific day in all years.

As mentioned before you can take a look into your profile to get an overview:

Uhhh, your calendar is full :-0
answered Sep 16 by Onkel Benny (3,110 points)
selected Sep 17 by WanderingExplorer
Ok I can accept the purpose for the found date tool calendar reminder functionality. Technically you are right there is no reason for a "reminder" for hidden dates.  It was just nicer to see the color coding for the days needed.  I do have my calendar full but am working on a loop.
As an additional feature request for your scenario (looping Hidden date like your 8. Sept) it would be nice to have an improved hide-date-filter in map compare tool. Currently this seems to work only for single years (8.9.2014-8.9.2014).

It would be nice for some users to filter all caches hidden on a "8. September" (all years)

This can't be realized actually.

Without this feature a time consuming workaround is to filter needed days in "hype-years" we're many caches were hidden and not yet archived...