Letterboxing Glossary: F
- first finder
The first person to find a letterbox.
The running count of how many letterboxes a letterboxer has found. This number can be controversial since not everyone always agrees on what should count as a find or not.
A flea is a non-restricted form of a cootie. You can plant it in letterboxes as if it was a hitchhiker, or on a person like a traditional cootie. You can log in with a thumbprint signature or use your signature stamps.
Flugged. When you missed saying goodbye to someone when they leave the chat room.
An F-summary gives you a proverbial bird's-eye view of the most recent finds and attempts on a letterbox. For instance, it might read something like FFFxxFFxF. The F's represent finds and the x's represent failed attempts, in order from left to right, so this sequence represents a find, find, find, attempt, attempt, find, find, attempt and finally a find.
For people who've chosen to hide attempts on their boxes, you'll see a hit-ratio instead of successful finds vs. total find attempts. In this case, the sequence would have read 6/9 (67%) to show 6 successful finds out of 9 find attempts for a success rate of 67%.
F-summaries will not be available at all if both finds and attempts are hidden for a letterbox.