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When searching on any of the "Top" statistics, PGC returns my ranking only when i filter on my former home country / state.  I've updated my home coordinates on and have verified that PGC is displaying my new home coordinates on the setting page.  

Case in Point:  My Top caching year was 2011 when I lived in Kentucky, I later moved to North Carolina then moved to Utah but when I search on Top Caching Year, PGC only returns my ranking when I filter on United States / North Carolina.  If I filter on Kentucky or Utah, PGC does not display my ranking.  

Any assistance in correcting or understanding would be greatly appreciated.  


in Support and help by RPStew (2.8k points)

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Since PGC does not have the home coordinates for every geocacher, the statistics uses a calculated and estimated home location instead. It also protects the integrity a bit, since it's calculated from data that anyone can see.

The location is calculated mostly based on how many days you have been caching in different locations, where the lsat 6 months has a higher weight.

PGC can manually force locations for users, just contact support and ask for your home location to be moved. I wasn't 100% Utah was the current one, otherwise I would have fixed it now.
by magma1447 (Admin) (232k points)
selected by RPStew