Cache Ratings

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The integrated geocache quality rating system has been introduced at Opencache.UK. The finder of a cache can rate its quality on a scale from 0 to 6. The note is entered at the time of logging the cache's discovery at Opencache.UK.

Individual notes have the following meaning:

0 Useless

1 Poor

2 Below average

3 Neutral

4 Good

5 Very good

6 Excellent and outstanding :)

Only caches rated at least three times have their average ratings presented in their description pages as well as in the map of the caches. Individual notes received by a cache are never shown. The rating system is primarily intended to assist the geocachers in selecting the caches to be searched for. It is hoped that in the long term it will also positively influence the average quality of the caches. It has to be stressed that for those caches rated only a few times, the presented average rating should be approached with caution. It is believed that the published average ratings will become more meaningful only for ten or more evaluations of a geocache. Therefore, it is expected that the assessment system will reach its expected functionality only after a about year of its introduction, and for some caches even later. Until then, we encourage you to responsibly evaluate the caches you find. Remember that the single value is used to assess all the different aspects of the cache quality. Please try to evaluate the caches objectively and always remember that we assess specific caches, and never their owners.