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Msg: 105216
Amanda from Seattle Subject: Re: Amanda from Seattle in Cheektowaga, NY ONE DAY ONLY!
Board: State: New York
Author: Amanda from SeattleProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jul 1, 2007 12:38 AM
P-261F-4226M-3486Premium
Reply to: Msg 104908 by Dagonell
I figure the evening for sure since it is a work day...what time do you people get off work in NY??

Is Cheesecake Factory dinner okay with you guys?

How will you know me??

the most recent photo around is:


http://www.atlasquest.com/gallery/viewphoto.html?gPhotoId=18850

(that´s me on the left in the blue jacket)
-Amanda from Seattle
Msg: 105217
The Yorkshire Tortoise Subject: July theme
Board: Yakking It Up
Author: The Yorkshire TortoiseProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jul 1, 2007 12:57 AM
P-118F-300M-1693Inactive > 1 month
Great to see the Theme for July when I woke up this morning — it is the only way I would know it is July! Rain, rain, rain and more rain this morning!

Interesting fact — no one in Britain has had a BBQ yet this year!!!!

YT
Msg: 105218
Subject: Re: July theme
Board: Yakking It Up
Author: Dilton MartianProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jul 1, 2007 3:17 AM
P-2F-73M-407
Reply to: Msg 105217 by The Yorkshire Tortoise
Quote Interesting fact — no one in Britain has had a BBQ yet this year!!!!


Wrong!!! I ran the BBQ for our church fete two weeks ago. It didn't rain during the event but it did pour before and after.

NB: No rain yet today, the roads are dry and the sun has been sighted. It'll never last!!

DM
Msg: 105219
Subject: Re: Say goodbye to the Queen of Mountain Music
Board: State: North Carolina
Author: MountainScorpiaProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jul 1, 2007 3:21 AM
P-77F-7M-274Inactive > 1 year
Reply to: Msg 105206 by Dixie
I am so sorry. I never met her - but you spoke of her and through your words I felt like she was a part of us all....

xx
Lucy
Msg: 105220
turtlelove Subject: Re: July theme
Board: Yakking It Up
Author: turtleloveProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jul 1, 2007 3:34 AM
P-344F-4351M-3252Inactive > 3 months
Reply to: Msg 105217 by The Yorkshire Tortoise
I like the red, white, and blue theme as well...great to see the bald eagle was taken off the endangered species list...maybe there is hope for my beloved sea turtles!!!
Turtlelove
Msg: 105221
Subject: Missing Boxes
Board: State: West Virginia
Author: WVBigBeardProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jul 1, 2007 4:27 AM
P-25F-88M-50Inactive > 1 year
Several of our boxes have come up missing in the last week or so. They are all plants within state parks. I am thinking they are on to us. we will replant the boxes near the parks, but not on state land. Too bad...I think we brought peeps to the parks that may not have otherwise found their way there. <sigh>

WVBB
Msg: 105222
Happy Daze Subject: Re: July theme
Board: Yakking It Up
Author: Happy DazeProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jul 1, 2007 4:38 AM
P-522F-3353M-2344
Reply to: Msg 105217 by The Yorkshire Tortoise
Nice theme update.....

But also, let's remember to keep an eye on the kids with fireworks and sparklers. A lot of kids are carelessly hurt at this time with fireworks. Let's keep ourselves and our families safe during this celebration holiday.

Happy 4th to All.

Happydaze
Msg: 105223
Subject: Sneaky.........sneaky........sneaky....BOO!
Board: Atlas Quest Announcements
Author: NatureCrewProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jul 1, 2007 4:56 AM
P-37F-157M-213Inactive > 3 months
Okay, now that everyone is awake, is there a way to find out where the letterboxers are in a particular area? Not letterboxes.......but letterboxeRs......
Also, what can one do if you know that a person doesn't check boxes anymore and hasn't logged on in two years and you are capable of adopting the abandoned boxes?

NatureCrew
Msg: 105224
BigRedOne Subject: Quilt Squares Mini Meet
Board: State: North Carolina
Author: BigRedOneProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jul 1, 2007 5:07 AM
P-2F-20M-905Inactive > 3 months
Keepersofthe light04 and babies will be so disappointed that they are in the UP of MI visiting the inlaws (or outlaws as the case may be)...and here I am stuck in the city of Ali Baba for this wonderful mini meet...thanks to all...
Be Safe...
BR1

p.s. Pray for the family of Mary Jane Queen, who passed this weekend...also pray for KoTL04, her daddy passed 1 year ago this 4th, so she is spending it with my family, up north.
Be Safe...
BR1
Msg: 105225
heyokah man Subject: Re: Sneaky.........sneaky........sneaky....BOO!
Board: Atlas Quest Announcements
Author: heyokah manProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jul 1, 2007 5:28 AM
P-4F-834M-292Inactive > 1 year
Reply to: Msg 105223 by NatureCrew
As with any activity that involves communicating through the internet, it is just plain good sense to be a little circumspect when you don't REALLY know who the people on the other end are. On one hand it would seem that anyone involved in letterboxing would be a delightful and safe person. But so would leaders of youth groups, priests and any of a slew of other people. If a boxer wants to put their contact information out publicly it is listed on their profile. Other than that, treat it like you would any other internet contact: exchange a few messages, meet in a public place the first time, let someone else know where you are, or, better yet, take someone else along. In other words, just follow reasonable measures to ensure your own safety.
As for adopting boxes...there are some guidelines about that. Ryan may weigh in on this with more info. There are several boxes in my area that are crying out to be adopted but I have yet to plant any boxes of my own and I think that is one of the requirements. Planting a box is a little like having a child in that it carries a certain amount of responsibility. It's always a little disappointing to find a neglected box. The urge to take care of an orphan might just be genetically coded. The planters I have come to respect are the ones that maintain their boxes and respond quickly to a need for first aid.
Like you, I am a fairly new boxer. The enthusiasm for this activity is so exciting it sometimes chafes when the reality of our world intrudes. Thanks for asking the questions. heyokah man
Msg: 105226
NeeNeeBee Subject: Re: Always Check on the Distance to the Box
Board: Kid Shenanigans
Author: NeeNeeBeeProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jul 1, 2007 5:29 AM
P-9F-72M-164Inactive > 1 year
Reply to: Msg 104939 by GoSox
Aw, poor little guy! What a cutie!
Our 5 yo found his favorite box ever yesterday. It was a driveby in Mystic CT near an enormous boulder. He got to play around the rock with Daddy,while I stamped in in the car. As much as he loves the outdoors he does not love to hike!
Msg: 105227
Subject: Re: Sneaky.........sneaky........sneaky....BOO!
Board: Atlas Quest Announcements
Author: NatureCrewProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jul 1, 2007 5:34 AM
P-37F-157M-213Inactive > 3 months
Reply to: Msg 105225 by heyokah man
I should've clarified, I meant finding letterboxers by their code name so that one could start communicating with them on atlasquest. But, I agree on the safety thing-there are some weirdos out there aren't there??? Yes, I know the box has been orphaned-hence the reason I'm concerned about it!
NatureCrew and the 3rd Molar
Msg: 105228
Lone R Subject: Adoption - info not in Help section Re: Sneaky.....
Board: Atlas Quest Announcements
Author: Lone RProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jul 1, 2007 5:35 AM
P-80F-740M-2459
Reply to: Msg 105223 by NatureCrew
Quote what can one do if you know that a person doesn't check boxes anymore and hasn't logged on in two years and you are capable of adopting the abandoned boxes?


I wanted to provide a link to the help page that discusses adoption procedures but I couldn't find a help page. I'd write one up but I don't know the whole ins-and-outs about adoption. I do know that when a box has been abandoned, you'll see this:
Owner: Not Listed [Adopt Me!] on the Box Details page. You would click the Adopt Me! link. But there's some criteria as to who can adopt a box (based on number of hides and finds, I believe).

Looks like we could use an "Adoption" sub-section in the Help section.

Lone R
Msg: 105229
Subject: Adoption - info not in Help section Re: Sneaky.....
Board: Atlas Quest Announcements
Author: NatureCrewProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jul 1, 2007 5:40 AM
P-37F-157M-213Inactive > 3 months
Reply to: Msg 105228 by Lone R
Yes in this particular case, the original planter isn't on AtlasQuest anymore and one box is missing and the other was found, but I am concerned that it can't be checked. The stamp in it is GREAT! But, we've emailed the owner several times with no luck.
Msg: 105230
Subject: Re: The World's Most Expensive Beer
Board: Beer, Wine, and Milkshakes
Author: GoSoxProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jul 1, 2007 5:41 AM
P-20F-122M-408Inactive > 3 months
Reply to: Msg 105209 by BrewHiker
It's good....that's all I know....even better than the Triple Bock
Msg: 105231
J Walkers Subject: Adoption - info not in Help section Re: Sneaky.....
Board: Atlas Quest Announcements
Author: J WalkersProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jul 1, 2007 5:42 AM
P-262F-1310M-2041Premium
Reply to: Msg 105228 by Lone R
There are message boards here on AQ for each state. Perhaps you could check your state's board to find boxers near you. Or check out who has planted and found boxes near you, and look at their profiles to see if they have listed where they live.

Christie
Msg: 105232
heyokah man Subject: Re: Sneaky.........sneaky........sneaky....BOO!
Board: Atlas Quest Announcements
Author: heyokah manProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jul 1, 2007 5:47 AM
P-4F-834M-292Inactive > 1 year
Reply to: Msg 105227 by NatureCrew
The dropdown "People" at the top of most Atlas Quest pages has a "find letterboxer" tab. Type in all or just part of the trail name and a list will show with all the trail names that meet the parameters. From there, click on the profile and then the envelope icon. That will open a new message screen.That should do it. heyokah man
Msg: 105233
Quiet Place Subject: Re: Sneaky.........sneaky........sneaky....BOO!
Board: Atlas Quest Announcements
Author: Quiet PlaceProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jul 1, 2007 6:17 AM
P-414F-212M-505Premium
Reply to: Msg 105232 by heyokah man
I think the question is
"Is there a way to search the AQ letterboxers list by location, instead of by name?"
I have wondered this as well, but have not seen any way to do it. Sometimes I'm curious to see if there are many letterboxers in my area who have profiles on AQ. I think this might be what NatureCrew was originally wanting to know, but I could be wrong.
-Quiet Place
Msg: 105234
HG's Crew Subject: Re: Sneaky.........sneaky........sneaky....BOO!
Board: Atlas Quest Announcements
Author: HG's CrewProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jul 1, 2007 6:23 AM
P-61F-499M-1035
Reply to: Msg 105223 by NatureCrew
Also, what can one do if you know that a person doesn't check boxes anymore and hasn't logged on in two years and you are capable of adopting the abandoned boxes?

I would make a final attempt to contact the placer and then if after a reasonable amount of time, I would adopt the box. If there hasn't been a log on in 2 years I think you should be safe.

-HG
Msg: 105235
HG's Crew Subject: National Postal Worker Day
Board: Yakking It Up
Author: HG's CrewProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jul 1, 2007 6:27 AM
P-61F-499M-1035
Yup, it's National Postal Worker Day. Tomorrow at the PO when you're mailing your plbs, make sure to smile. And a Big thank you and have a great day wouldn't hurt either.

So, to any AQers that are or were PO workers, a big shout out to you on your day. :)

-HG
Msg: 105236
Lady Lilac Subject: Re: Amanda from Seattle in Cheektowaga, NY ONE DAY ONLY!
Board: State: New York
Author: Lady LilacProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jul 1, 2007 6:30 AM
P-13F-152M-665Inactive > 1 year
Reply to: Msg 105216 by Amanda from Seattle
Chadams and I would like to do an exchange with you so we will do our best to be there. When will you be coming? And at what time? I usually get out of work around 5 pm but it all depends on what day. Sometimes I get out earlier.

Lady Lilac
Msg: 105237
heyokah man Subject: Re: Sneaky.........sneaky........sneaky....BOO!
Board: Atlas Quest Announcements
Author: heyokah manProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jul 1, 2007 6:30 AM
P-4F-834M-292Inactive > 1 year
Reply to: Msg 105223 by NatureCrew
OK, OK I got it now. This is a little going around Robin Hood's barn (wonder where that phrase came from). Go into the listing for any box in your area. Click on the "show finds" link and connect with boxers from there. heyokah man
Msg: 105238
chadams Subject: Re: The World's Most Expensive Beer
Board: Beer, Wine, and Milkshakes
Author: chadamsProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jul 1, 2007 6:47 AM
P-68F-261M-1227Inactive > 1 year
Reply to: Msg 105209 by BrewHiker
I have had it! very tasty!! It makes your tummy quite warm! The thing about the price tag is that it only comes out every two years so that $130 dollar bottle now is $300 starting bid on Ebay. I got to try some on the Samuel Adams Brewery tour in Boston! It was a great tour! I highly recomend it to anyone!

chadams
Msg: 105240
6kiddiez Subject: Post-Lexington Splash
Board: State: Kentucky
Author: 6kiddiezProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jul 1, 2007 6:52 AM
P-16F-40M-180Inactive > 1 year
Thanks to all who attended the Lexington Splash event yesterday! It was great fun and hopefully will become an annual event!!

All the stamps were great and everyone had a blast with the cooties it appeared!

There are a few pictures posted.

With Peace,
6kiddiez
Msg: 105241
Subject: Adopting Boxes - Re: ..sneaky...sneaky...BOO!
Board: Atlas Quest Announcements
Author: dewberryProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jul 1, 2007 7:20 AM
P-241F-975M-1452Inactive > 3 months
Reply to: Msg 105239 by JerseyTrailblazers
We have a local placer who just dropped out of boxing, very much abandoning her 80 boxes...and has gone more than 2 years without a log-in. I wanted to avoid adopting the boxes, because I feel that she would resent someone else controlling her boxes and clues. I also struggle to do my own maintenance, and need to spend the free time I have on those.

I try to check on the ones I can, and I temporarily adopt the boxes to update the status. Meaning I adopt them, change the status (to retired), and then reassign them back to her. I can only do this for AQ, not for LBNA. We put the word out on the Texas lists for someone to let me know if they really think one has gone missing.

This strategy has worked pretty well, but something recently has happened that befuddled me. I had assumed she was totally gone from letterboxing. Then, last week, I was doing some maintenance on one of my boxes and she had found it and signed in 3 months ago. These clues are hosted on AQ, so she is at least coming to the site to get clues (but not as her old trailname, or it would show a log-in).

So, in this case, I now can assume that she is not completely gone from boxing, but is purposefully choosing to ignore all her own boxes. And that they truly are litterboxes.

This makes me sad. Don't let your letterboxes become litterboxes!

~dewberry
Msg: 105243
chadams Subject: Re: Niagara Falls
Board: State: New York
Author: chadamsProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jul 1, 2007 7:38 AM
P-68F-261M-1227Inactive > 1 year
Reply to: Msg 105102 by dee123
Hey Chadams - you are such an incredibly nice & helpful guy. You don't have any older brothers just like you, do you??


Thanks! I try! Sorry! No older brothers! I am the oldest!

chadams
Msg: 105244
The Wolf Family Subject: Re: In Asheville Area--Recommendations?
Board: State: North Carolina
Author: The Wolf FamilyProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jul 1, 2007 7:40 AM
P-340F-2358M-19234Premium
Reply to: Msg 105205 by Dixie
Oh, those are all very good recommendations by Dixie! And I would definitely contact Little Foxes for directions to anything.

There's some really nice, helpful 'boxers up in the area you are heading to! :) There's a whole lot of wonderful boxes up there!

If you are touring Biltmore, the chances of doing that and getting in all the boxes at Biltmore in one day is not likely. There a Legerdemaine box at Biltmore (listed on LbNA in the Biltmore series of boxes). It's a lovely but long hike. Personally, between the hike and the house tour, I much preferred the rather isolated hike (over hills, streams, old orchard, and to an old brick bridge) to the boxes Cornelia, America's Castle, and Toe Cooler... but that's just me. ;)
Msg: 105245
The Wolf Family Subject: Re: Quilt Squares Mini Meet
Board: State: North Carolina
Author: The Wolf FamilyProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jul 1, 2007 7:44 AM
P-340F-2358M-19234Premium
Reply to: Msg 105224 by BigRedOne
I'm just assisting in collecting a few squares from the locals in my area (nothing fancy going on). I listed it so everyone would get the same info.

Quote Pray for the family of Mary Jane Queen, who passed this weekend...also pray for KoTL04, her daddy passed 1 year ago this 4th


I'm so sorry to hear that.
Msg: 105246
littlmoon Subject: Re: iPhone
Board: Miscellaneous Oddities
Author: littlmoonProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jul 1, 2007 7:45 AM
P-431F-1644M-2138
Reply to: Msg 105089 by shiloh
I am pretty sure the phone will be obsolete in a couple months, not a year! ~littlmoon
Msg: 105247
Subject: Adopting Boxes - Re: ..sneaky...sneaky...BOO!
Board: Atlas Quest Announcements
Author: Lock WenchProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jul 1, 2007 7:48 AM
P-391F-1125M-2956Premium
Reply to: Msg 105242 by JerseyTrailblazers
Quote There are some pretenders out there - people who pretend to be other boxers or copy their stamp or style...which in and of itself is not a nice thing to do.


You have got to be kidding me. Other then a homage stamp..this kind of behavior befuddles and saddens me.

LW PhD
"Nice Counts'
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