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Msg: 3265
Subject: International postal letterbox
Board: Country: Australia
Author: System
Date: Apr 1, 2005 3:20 AM
Atlas Quest: International Letterboxing
Hi all,
I am intending to design, carve and send a postal letterbox from the UK to the USA and any other country where letterboxers show an interest.
If you would be interested in joining the mailing list then please let me know (send no details yet) and I will contact everyone closer to the release date.
I would like to try and get this PLB to circumnavigate the globe! Wouldn’t that be so cool??
I look forward to hearing from you.
Ukletterboxer
Msg: 3266
Subject: International postal letterbox
Board: Atlas Quest Announcements
Author: System
Date: Apr 1, 2005 3:33 AM
Hi all,
I am intending to design, carve and send a postal letterbox from the UK to the USA and any other country where letterboxers show an interest.
If you would be interested in joining the mailing list then please let me know (send no details yet) and I will contact everyone closer to the release date.
I would like to try and get this PLB to circumnavigate the globe! Wouldn’t that be so cool??
I look forward to hearing from you.
Ukletterboxer
Msg: 3267
Subject: International postal letterbox
Board: Postals
Author: System
Date: Apr 1, 2005 3:34 AM
Hi all,
I am intending to design, carve and send a postal letterbox from the UK to the USA and any other country where letterboxers show an interest.
If you would be interested in joining the mailing list then please let me know (send no details yet) and I will contact everyone closer to the release date.
I would like to try and get this PLB to circumnavigate the globe! Wouldn’t that be so cool??
I look forward to hearing from you.
Ukletterboxer
Msg: 3271
Team Tired Feet Subject: Re: Crying my eyes out!
Board: Atlas Quest Announcements
Author: Team Tired FeetProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Apr 1, 2005 6:57 AM
P-5F-114M-19Inactive > 3 months
Reply to: Msg 3261 by Alaska hsm
So sorry to hear that! I hated losing my first box as well, but I learned from it and planted another one. Hopefully, all the ones we have planted so far will stay put!

Good luck on your next box!

Team Tired Feet
Msg: 3275
Don and Gwen Subject: Re: Crying my eyes out!
Board: Atlas Quest Announcements
Author: Don and GwenProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Apr 1, 2005 9:45 AM
P-210F-216M-2376Inactive > 1 year
Reply to: Msg 3271 by Team Tired Feet
Quote Hopefully, all the ones we have planted so far will stay put!


While that certainly would be the ideal, if you plant more then your lost percentage will go down. Having letterboxes go missing, unfortunately, is part of the game. After the Time magazine article we lost 13 in the next ten days. We replaced some and retired others.

Don
Msg: 3276
Dee and Abby Subject: Re: LbNA
Board: Atlas Quest Announcements
Author: Dee and AbbyProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Apr 1, 2005 10:17 AM
P-18F-229M-232Inactive > 1 year
Reply to: Msg 3256 by Funhog

"Hey! Cut the guys over there some slack. There are bugs over here that Ryan has to iron out, too, when he does updates. Choi just fixed the update status function and it's working just fine. I really don't want to see some kinda competition starting between AQ and LbNA (which is the Mother Ship, after all.) The two work beautifully together.


Funhog"I hear what you are saying Funhog and I agree...
However, I don't believe it is a competition at all! LbNA IS THE MOTHER SHIP and that's what bothers me. I would like to see it made MORE user friendly. As it is - it's a pain in the hiney!
For example I should not have to go back to the home page to get to GA letterboxes page. I can get around all this but there are those who can't (don't know how).
I appreciate the work Wes does and I love the home page of the site. However I disagree that LBNA & AQ work well together. Although I use them both - quite frankly I feel that the 2 combined makes for an unorganized mess!
I don't see anything wrong with discussions on how it does not work for some... this allows website designers the ability to make necesssary changes if they feel the need to do so!
NO one is bashing Wes' ability or his hard work - I don't have the time to do what he does for us!
Msg: 3277
Red Subject: Re: Hey Red
Board: State: Georgia
Author: RedProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Apr 1, 2005 10:22 AM
P-8F-4M-72Inactive > 1 year
Reply to: Msg 3231 by bzmom
Quote Red,
Could you possibly go in and add our two GA / SE events? That way, those of us that attended can add them in to our AQ counts.


It took me a while to find them myself, since it doesn't appear in the list of events anywhere. They were added very soon after Ryan had the event planner go live.

-Red
Msg: 3279
Sits N Knits Subject: LbNA My $.02
Board: Atlas Quest Announcements
Author: Sits N KnitsProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Apr 1, 2005 10:54 AM
P-45F-659M-1738Premium
Reply to: Msg 3256 by Funhog
Quote I really don't want to see some kinda competition starting between AQ and LbNA....The two work beautifully together


You have a point, Funhog

I don't want an "us vs. them" either. I go to LbNA for their cool map. And AQ for the very excellent message boards

S~N~K
Msg: 3282
Funhog Subject: Re: LbNA
Board: Atlas Quest Announcements
Author: FunhogProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Apr 1, 2005 11:05 AM
P-106F-1M-770
Reply to: Msg 3276 by Dee and Abby
I guess I've watched the LbNA site get better and better over the years. Talk about a pain in the posterior... what about the site before you could enter your own boxes and had to wait for one of the incredibly generous webmasters to enter them for you? Sometimes we had to wait for weeks for them to appear on the map. Then, if you wanted to edit them... wait again! What about when there was no way to search for boxes at all? You could search the Talk List archives if you wanted.

This latest update apparently has all kinds of techno stuff involved that I do not understand at all, geek stuff we never see. The addition of the found function is something that has met with great debate over the years. One of the things that I think is wonderful is the ability to turn it off at the new LbNA site for those who don't care to have it on their clues. I am fine with having those dates listed on my clues but anyone who objects to a found listing is out of luck at Atlas Quest.

I think Ryan has created a terrific website for us with all kinds of cool bells and whistles. However, he has the luxury of not having a full time job and can respond to our every whim at almost a moment's notice... if he isn't off galavanting around Central America, that is. Yesterday, when the update function wasn't working, an email to John/Choi got equally swift service.

Incidentally, the front page of the LbNA site is the work of Mitch Klink/Der Mad Stamper. I also think that Wes, with his upcoming nuptials and tumultuous family life, is less involved in the current update. Other webmasters are carrying the baton. I know it was meant as a joke to imply that they needed Ryan's help at LbNA but it seemed to me a bit hurtful to those who have done sooooo much work over there.

Maybe I'm just humor impaired??? Funhog
Msg: 3283
Dee and Abby Subject: Re: LbNA
Board: Atlas Quest Announcements
Author: Dee and AbbyProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Apr 1, 2005 11:34 AM
P-18F-229M-232Inactive > 1 year
Reply to: Msg 3282 by Funhog
Maybe I'm just humor impaired??? Funhog

No funhog - I think just protective of others feelings... definately not a bad thing!
Msg: 3284
Subject: Re: LbNA
Board: Atlas Quest Announcements
Author: Alaska hsmProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Apr 1, 2005 2:28 PM
P-131F-478M-1586
Reply to: Msg 3283 by Dee and Abby
Hey I have a question, When I logged in earlier, my login name was spelled backwards, whats up with that?
Homeschoolmommy

Oh wait, it's april fools huh?
Msg: 3285
Subject: Re: LbNA
Board: Atlas Quest Announcements
Author: BeachcomberProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Apr 1, 2005 3:16 PM
P-14F-1130M-328
Reply to: Msg 3284 by Alaska hsm
Oh wow, I was wondering why I had such a weird trail name. I never realized it was backwards until you mentioned it! I am a little slow today. Good april fools!
Beachcomber
Msg: 3286
Weyrwoman Subject: ? About exchanges
Board: Atlas Quest Announcements
Author: WeyrwomanProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Apr 1, 2005 3:21 PM
P-15F-71M-212Inactive > 1 year
I was wondering. Do most people use the same logbook for exchanges & personal travelers that they use for letterboxes?

Weyrwoman
Msg: 3287
The Wolf Family Subject: New York Trip
Board: Writer's Workshop
Author: The Wolf FamilyProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Apr 1, 2005 3:32 PM
P-340F-2358M-19234Premium
I'm going to NY on 4/19 to meet with Charlotte Sheedy Literary Agency. Another step closer to getting my book published!
I can't say that I'm looking forward to NY. I'm a country girl. I did live a year in Chicago (that's all I could take). I remember my first trip there. I had never been on a train or even seen a building over 4 stories. I remember asking people for directions and people snapping at me to get on the "L". When I asked what this was I was told "the Loop". This still meant absolutely nothing to me. Mostly people just glared and walked away. By the end of the year I felt like my personality was getting meaner everyday. I felt as though no one paid attention until you were yelling. When I moved down South people I didn't know said, "Hi, how you doing?" I thought, "Who are these people and what to they want!" Apparently, the idea of being friendly to strangers had become foreign to me!
I anticipate the same big city nastiness in NY, and the feeling of being lost. Hopefully, I'll be wrong. I just keep reminding myself that it is worth it. I'll also take some letterbox clues with me.
Msg: 3288
BOXDN Subject: Re: LbNA
Board: Atlas Quest Announcements
Author: BOXDNProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Apr 1, 2005 3:36 PM
P-32F-246M-119Inactive > 1 month
Reply to: Msg 3282 by Funhog
Hey Funhog,

I loved telling the story of days gone by around the campfire at the TX gathering. I do agree things have gotten 1000 times better since the 'good' old days and didn't want to put any of the LbNA webmasters down. I can't even manage my simple little web page with an update once a month so I can't imagine keeping up with a site like LbNA or AQ. I will always stand by the original clue site even with it's little imperfections. So to all the past present and future LbNA WM thanks and keep up the good work.

Boxdn the Boxing Nut of Metairie,LA
Msg: 3289
BOXDN Subject: Re: ? About exchanges
Board: Atlas Quest Announcements
Author: BOXDNProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Apr 1, 2005 3:50 PM
P-32F-246M-119Inactive > 1 month
Reply to: Msg 3286 by Weyrwoman
Good question Weyrwoman,

I've change my log book style three times before settling down with the system I use now. I take 4x6 index cards, with no lines, punch holes in them to fit in my dayplanner. I carved a large stamp with lines on it so I can put information about the box, exchange, or event. After I get home I remove the card from my planner my add to a photo album.

Boxdn
Msg: 3290
Subject: Re: International postal letterbox
Board: Postals
Author: TAGBasketProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Apr 1, 2005 3:52 PM
P-3F-38M-6Inactive > 1 year
Reply to: Msg 3267 by System
interested!
Msg: 3291
LightninBug Subject: Re: New York Trip
Board: Writer's Workshop
Author: LightninBugProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Apr 1, 2005 3:55 PM
P-433F-2107M-2036
Reply to: Msg 3287 by The Wolf Family
Hook up with Miss Moon. She is a NYC boxer and a very nice lady. I think you can find her on the Main List and LBMA list. She may hang here as well.
Msg: 3292
Green Tortuga Subject: Sorry, there is no April Fools in Panama
Board: Atlas Quest Announcements
Author: Green TortugaProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Apr 1, 2005 4:05 PM
P-257F-1761M-20817Premium
But I have some GREAT ideas for next year! *wink*

Happy trails!

-- Ryan
Msg: 3293
DebBee Subject: Re: ? About exchanges
Board: Atlas Quest Announcements
Author: DebBeeProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Apr 1, 2005 4:28 PM
P-23F-223M-1579Premium
Reply to: Msg 3286 by Weyrwoman
Quote Do most people use the same logbook for exchanges & personal travelers that they use for letterboxes?


Can't speak for most people, but I keep separate ones.

DebBee
Msg: 3294
DebBee Subject: Re: Sorry, there is no April Fools in Panama
Board: Atlas Quest Announcements
Author: DebBeeProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Apr 1, 2005 4:30 PM
P-23F-223M-1579Premium
Reply to: Msg 3292 by Green Tortuga
I can't wait to hear about what IS in Panama, Ryan! Looking forward to a trip report.

DebBee
Msg: 3295
Team Tired Feet Subject: Re: ? About exchanges
Board: Atlas Quest Announcements
Author: Team Tired FeetProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Apr 1, 2005 4:49 PM
P-5F-114M-19Inactive > 3 months
Reply to: Msg 3286 by Weyrwoman
We use one logbook for everything. Letterboxes, exchanges, PLB's, HH's...you name it...it's all in there. (no personal travelers yet) :(

Melissa & Raellyn
Team Tired Feet
Msg: 3296
Team Tired Feet Subject: Re: ? About exchanges
Board: Atlas Quest Announcements
Author: Team Tired FeetProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Apr 1, 2005 5:00 PM
P-5F-114M-19Inactive > 3 months
Reply to: Msg 3286 by Weyrwoman
We use one logbook for everything. Letterboxes, exchanges, PLB's, HH's...you name it...it's all in there. (no personal travelers yet) :(

Melissa & Raellyn
Team Tired Feet
Msg: 3297
LightninBug Subject: Re: Sorry, there is no April Fools in Panama
Board: Atlas Quest Announcements
Author: LightninBugProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Apr 1, 2005 5:10 PM
P-433F-2107M-2036
Reply to: Msg 3292 by Green Tortuga
Rumour has it that Ryan tried an April Fools gag and was summarily turned into the Letterboxing Piñata!

LB
Msg: 3298
Subject: Re: ? About exchanges
Board: Atlas Quest Announcements
Author: Wisconsin HikerProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Apr 1, 2005 7:20 PM
P-38F-6M-108
Reply to: Msg 3286 by Weyrwoman
We also use a single book for recording all types of stamps chronologically. Everything is mixed together in the order we found, placed, exchanged, etc. We also log them all in a spreadsheet, which makes it easier to figure out when (and therefore in what book) we logged the stamp.

Wisconsin Hiker
Msg: 3300
Sits N Knits Subject: Re: ? About exchanges
Board: Atlas Quest Announcements
Author: Sits N KnitsProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Apr 1, 2005 9:35 PM
P-45F-659M-1738Premium
Reply to: Msg 3286 by Weyrwoman
I'm still a newbie, I have one log book for everything. It has 100 pages. And since I don't get out much, I think I'll be able to use it for awhile.
I like to keep journals, and I write about all of my letterboxing experiences in it.

I do have one small notebook I keep seperately. It's my "portfolio". I keep a copy of every stamp that I have carved

S~N~K
Msg: 3301
Maiden Subject: Re: ? About exchanges
Board: Atlas Quest Announcements
Author: MaidenProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Apr 2, 2005 10:00 AM
P-941F-3422M-2169Premium
Reply to: Msg 3295 by Team Tired Feet
I use the same log book for everything except plants. I discovered the hard way that some people enjoy looking through other people's log books. I was writing my clue in next to the stamp as I planted it and gave away a few of my mystery boxes. Now I have a seperate box for plants, but use the same log book for finds, exchanges, postal boxes, and travelers.

Maiden
Msg: 3302
Sits N Knits Subject: Re: ? About exchanges
Board: Atlas Quest Announcements
Author: Sits N KnitsProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Apr 2, 2005 10:06 AM
P-45F-659M-1738Premium
Reply to: Msg 3301 by Maiden
Quote I was writing my clue in next to the stamp as I planted it and gave away a few of my mystery boxes.


sneaky sneaky sneaky

And I just realized I have the answer to my personal traveler next to that stamp! I also wrote down the answer next to somebody elses PT.

Sigh...gotta edit my own log book
Msg: 3303
Sits N Knits Subject: Event question
Board: Event News and Planning
Author: Sits N KnitsProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Apr 2, 2005 10:14 AM
P-45F-659M-1738Premium
Atlas Quest: International Letterboxing
There are about six of us getting together on Monday. I decided to post it as a 'mini meet' at the last minute.

The problem is, one person has already left, and I don't think she has access to a computer. So she doesn't know about the official posting.

I'd like for her to be able to claim it on her "E" count. Will she be able to do this after the fact?
Or will I have to ask Ryan again to make a little magic after he comes back. please
(and I'm sure he will have a pile of work when he does get back too)

S~N~K
Msg: 3304
Mark Subject: Re: Event question
Board: Event News and Planning
Author: MarkProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Apr 2, 2005 10:25 AM
P-19F-274M-168Inactive > 1 year
Reply to: Msg 3303 by Sits N Knits
Quote I'd like for her to be able to claim it on her "E" count. Will she be able to do this after the fact?


Yes, the events stay in the database. Ryan has made it so that past events can be entered so that people can build up their E counts. For example, we were able to count the Treasure Haunt and the first SE Gathering b/c Red put them. It didn't matter that the events were over, just that they were there to be countable.

Hope this helps,
Mark
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