It’s natural for geocachers to want to showcase their accomplishments but all too often that can boil down to simple numbers or statistics. Some geocachers aren’t interested in the number of caches they find but just want to showcase that they attended a special event or found a cache in a different location.
For a number of years, cache owners have created online virtual badges for attendees or finders to display on their profile page. These can range from showcasing attendance of a specific geocaching event to having completed a series of caches. The problem with these is severalfold. They are arbitrary and depend on the cache owner taking the time to create the graphic and provide the code for you to add to your profile. You then need to go in and manually add them, meaning that if you’re not familiar with HTML or web programming languages you can easily get yourself into a mess. read more