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How are FTFs counted ?

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How are FTFs counted ?

Post by fitzet » Mon Oct 21, 2013 8:53 am

Does the first person to log the cache online get credit (for badge purposes) for the FTF ?

On Saturday, I was second to a newly published cache and was holding off logging my find online 'til the first to log logged their find online. In the meantime, a third cacher has logged their find.

Do they now get credit for the FTF ? If not, how to Groundspeak determine who should get the credit ?

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Re: How are FTFs counted ?

Post by Spark_ie » Mon Oct 21, 2013 10:54 am

Groundspeak don't keep track of FTFs.

If you want FTFs to show in your stats you'll need to do either:

If you use GSAK to generate your stats, then when you download all your finds you need to tick the FTF tickbox associated with each cache listing in your database. GSAK will then know you've got an FTF on that cache, and work out your stats accordingly.

If you want to use stats on project-gc ,you'll need to create a bookmark on your gc.com account. Simply call this 'Fitzet FTF' and add all the caches you have had FTFs on into that bookmark. In your profile settings on project-gc.com you can link that bookmark to your FTF stats; and it will work out all your stats based on dates logged etc.

Hope this helps? :-)
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Re: How are FTFs counted ?

Post by fitzet » Mon Oct 21, 2013 11:01 am

Thanks for that. I am generally not bothered about FTFs. If one falls into my lap, grand. Reading logs, where people have dashed out last at night to claim the prize, leave me bemused.

My question was based on would me logging it online 'deny' the FTF cacher the recognition of getting credit. From your reply it seems that it would not, so I'll get on with it so.

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Re: How are FTFs counted ?

Post by Frezeluberz » Mon Oct 21, 2013 11:04 am

I think you can also do it like this, include;

{FTF}

in your FTF log so project-gc can pick it up as an FTF.
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Re: How are FTFs counted ?

Post by TXLiz » Mon Oct 21, 2013 4:53 pm

I'm bemused by people who post all their stat. Stats!!! STATSSS!!! ! :shock:
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Re: How are FTFs counted ?

Post by Mini-Tap » Mon Mar 31, 2014 9:30 pm

A FTF is who gets to and signs the physical log first. Its nothing to do with logging it online, and it makes me laugh when people type in First to log.

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Re: How are FTFs counted ?

Post by Mini-Tap » Mon Mar 31, 2014 9:32 pm

I feel a bit stupid answering that now, seeing as the question was asked in 2010!!

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Re: How are FTFs counted ?

Post by fitzet » Mon Mar 31, 2014 10:08 pm

Question was asked last October (2013)!
Project GC lists the number of FTFs as part of a cacher's stats. My question was related to how that measure was calculated.

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