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AQ Statistics
Board: Atlas Quest Announcements
Jul 21, 2014 3:01pm
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A question regarding AQ statistics.

According to the stats page Arizona has 842 boxes.
And according to this page, that number should be the number of active boxes.

Yet a simple search of Arizona (including P/F/A) gives only 628.
Including "abandoned" and "strikeouts" I can get the number to 720.

Does this imply that there are (potentially) 122 boxes with either "bonus box" status or restrictions that I don't meet?
This number seems a bit high for that...

Or is there some additional filter that I missed?
Re: AQ Statistics
Board: Atlas Quest Announcements
Reply to: #859397 by Squatchis
Jul 21, 2014 3:27pm
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Does this imply that there are (potentially) 122 boxes with either "bonus box" status or restrictions that I don't meet?

Bonus boxes don't have locations so they won't be included in the counts, but about 15% of boxes have some sort of restriction on them. You have enough plants and finds that you should be able to see the vast majority of restricted boxes.

You'll get a few more boxes if you uncheck the box for showing only "clued" boxes--there are a few in Arizona with no listed clues that your search probably isn't catching.

But the biggest reason for the discrepancy in your numbers are series. When you run a letterbox search, it lists the series--not individual boxes. Granted, most "series" are a series of 1 so the terms are largely interchangeable, but when you get a series like Desert Drive with 5 boxes in it, it's only listed once in the search results but is still being counted as 5 boxes.

The only way to do your own letterbox count for boxes in Arizona is to go through every page of your search results and add all of the series with 2 or more boxes that you weren't counting. (In the case of Desert Drive, for instance, since there are 5 boxes in the series and you only counted it as 1, you'd need to add 4 to your running total.)

Or just let AQ do the counting for you and don't worry about it. =)

-- Ryan
Re: AQ Statistics
Board: Atlas Quest Announcements
Reply to: #859398 by Green Tortuga
Jul 21, 2014 3:35pm
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and some old boxer named AZ Roadie has done many a series