So where does that leave me with my 2 hours of time 60k+ km of travel ?
I have to admit, that comment really stuck in my head and made me do some thinking. Maybe (perhaps obviously) the way we play the game is different, but I don't see how the CO's decision needs to change that for you. You made the trip, you made the find, hopefully you had a good experience in doing that. What the rest of the world sees/thinks is relatively insignificant to what the 2hours/60kms meant to you, isn't it? You got the FTF, so mark it down in GSAK and don't worry about it (We all know the FTF game is a bit of an arbitrary shenanigans anyway). You got the find, so if the CO won't let you log it online just log it in GSAK as found and ignore it on GC.com.... Sure, it'll be nice and respectful if the CO recognises your effort and the find, but in the end it's about your experience, not what everyone else thinks or recognises.
Perhaps that's a simplistic interpretation of the game (apologies - I'm a 'simple' person
), and I know you play the game a lot more seriously than I do (and I'm not trying to judge you for that) but to feel like you'd wasted 2 hours and 60kms of travel just because of this seems a bit unfortunate.