Whilst working my way round the Chiltern Hundreds I DNFd a few caches. I bookmarked those caches to a “DNF” list which has a watch on it. That way I can keep tabs on future visits, I get notified when (or if) subsequent cachers find them. There are a few which have lots of DNF logs on them so imagine my surprise when someone logged a “found”. In a couple of cases this cacher found the cache the same day I failed to find it.
Or did they?
When I looked at the logs I found that although they were marked as “Found”, the cacher had left notes on their logs such as “No luck here” and “This one has gone“.
(a) they are inexperienced at logging DNFs, i.e. an honest mistake but look, it’s not really that difficult:
(b) they are claiming the find anyway, perhaps reasoning that they looked hard enough in the correct place and they would have found it if it had been there.
Oh well, rant over. 😉 If they want to cheat they are, to coin a phrase, only cheating themselves.
Personally, I have always thought that the correct etiquette was “No signy, no findy”.