DNF = Did Not Find 😦

No one likes to log a DNF on geocaching.com. It signals failure. Who likes to admit failure?
Yet DNFs exist and need to be acknowledged.

  • A DNF does not appear on your public profile. You can see it; no one else can.
  • A DNF does not count against you. There is no formal count of the number of DNFs anywhere on your profile. You’ll see your DNFs when you look at your logs.
  • A sufficient number of DNFs signals the geocache’s owner that there’s a problem with the cache. The cache may have been muggled, stolen, damaged, or destroyed by non-geocachers. The owner knows now that there is a need to check on the cache.
  • DNFs “disappear”once the cache has been found at a later date.

My statistics as of August 8, 2010:

  • 25 found 🙂
  • 3 DNF 😦
  • 1 event
  • 1 travel bug
  • 24 traditional caches
  • 1 multi-step cache


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About scribedscribbles

Like most people, I hate filling out profile pages. Who am I? Well, I’m a wife, teacher, daughter, and friend. I’m also an intellectual, an introvert, a night owl, and a bookworm. I work with struggling readers and overachievers, ages 11 to 15. I take care of students, a cat, two rabbits, friends, and my husband. I enjoy geocaching, reading, volksmarching, gardening, crocheting for charity, lecturing, science fiction, learning, and teaching. My favorite colors are blue, green, and purple. I am judgmental, dyslexic, sweet, overweight, graying, short, generous, loving, supportive, and chronically early to meetings. I’m afraid of snakes, putting my head underwater, heights, depths, and failure.

2 responses »

  1. Thanks for posting your stats. You’re so right about DNF being important for others who might come look for that cache. If I see several DNFs, I know it is a TOUGH cache!

  2. […] Schwarzenegger upon logging his first DNF Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:LikeBe the first to like this […]

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