3.4. Trackable Collections
[update 14 January 2012]
Trackable owners have the option to set the status of their owned trackable items as "Collectible" or "Non-Collectible." This is done from the "Edit this Trackable Item" link on the trackable listing.
What is the benefit
Collectible functionality allows the trackable to be in a geocacher's collection rather than moving from geocache to geocache. Trackables that are in a collection do not show in the "inventory" field when logging a geocache. This shortens your inventory to trackables that you've picked up to move. Trackables in a collection can only be discovered, they cannot be grabbed, dropped or dipped (visit a geocache). You can allow another geocacher to collect a trackable that you own.
Managing your Trackables
To move a trackable to your collection, first visit the trackable listing, and on the edit page, make the item collectible. This is a check box on the edit page. You can then move to collection as a log, available on the trackable listing page (not the log page). Or, once edited to collectible, you can visit Your Trackable Inventory page and select "Move to Collection".
To move a trackable back to your inventory (giving it the ability to move to a geocache), visit Your Trackables Collection and select "Move to Inventory." This can also be done from the trackable listing. If you leave its status as collectible, once in a geocache and grabbed by another user, they can then move the trackable into their own collection - so if you want the item to move, you should revisit the edit page, and set the status to non-collectible.
|Can Be Collected
||Cannot Be Collected
The coin may be collected by another player or the owner.
|The coin cannot be collected and should continue its travels from geocache to geocache.||The owner did not choose Collectible or Non-Collectible upon activation. These items cannot be collected by another player.|
You will receive an email when a trackable you own has been added to a collection.
A trackable Item owner may change the status of a trackable item from Collectible to Non-Collectible at any time at their discretion.