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How is my home-country defined in the statistics (caching streak)?

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Whenever we check our position in the caching streak in our home country (Belgium), we don't show up in the list. If we check for the Netherlands, we do show up.

Both on GC and on Project-GC we have set our home-country as Belgium. Can anyone point out why we still show up in the statistics for the Netherlands?

For completeness: in the filter we fill in our profile name and the country for the 'only people from...'


asked Oct 24, 2014 in Support and help by SWIPEE (250 points)

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Since we don't have access to the home position for all cachers, we use a different method to figure out where people live. The method uses statistical methods to figure out where you are likely to live. This is done by looking at your logs and in what location they are made. Your most recent logs will have a greater weight to detect when people move. If you live very close to a border or travel internationally a lot, this method may have problems. If so, send an email to Project-GC support and we can make a manual fix.
answered Oct 24, 2014 by pinkunicorn (Moderator) (146,750 points)
selected Oct 24, 2014 by SWIPEE