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