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Showing posts from October, 2017

The Nosedive

Here we go again. Some time ago I wrote a two blog posts about statistics and numbers of geocachers:
• It's going downhill - Is geocaching declining?
• Quo Vadis Horreum Terrae? - Why is geocaching declining?

Since then a year has passed - oh man time flies when you're having fun - and I thought it would be worth revisiting these numbers. Actually I was tracking them for a while now and it's fair to say the game took a nosedive. However lets look at total numbers of 2015 and 2016 first since these years are truly gone by and whoever wanted to log a find would have done that by now.

Active Players = 1 find or more that year / Very Active Players = 100 finds or more that year
Remarkably in both years the very active players make up 4.7% of the active players. This roughly 5% seems to be a reoccurring number as shown in previous posts. However there's a clear decline of 7% from 2015 to 2016 which was only 1% from 2014 to 2015.

Let's move on to some year to date (YTD) da…