Lab Caches

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SuperGoober
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Most of you already know about the "Lab Caches" for the month of February 2014.
I'm not going to say that I'm a big proponent of these or not.

The basic idea is every premium member can place ONE lab Cache.
It can only be "found" once and then it is automatically archived.
It can be found by a basic member (or) a premium member.
It doesn't need to follow the normal Cache placement guidelines either.
(E.I. 528 foot rule etc.)
It does count not only as a "find" but also a "Cache Type".

Once the premium member creates a Lab Cache a URL is created.
This URL can be sent to who-ever the premium member wants to share it with.
<but remeber, it can only be found ONCE>

Something that I don't like about a Lab Cache...
This will show as a "Cache Find" on your Geocaching.com statistics.
HOWEVER, since this doesn't have a GC# associated with it will NOT show as one of your Cache finds when you run you PQ for "Your Finds"
So, there will be a disparity on you Cache Finds from the Geocaching.com site to the statistics that you run yourself.
I have figured out a way around this.
I can add an "Other" Cache find to my GSAK database for Caches Found to cover this 'find'.

Quite honestly, I will say that if it wasn't for the fact that this 'counts' as a Cache type I probably wouldn't even bother with it