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Msg: 948891
Subject: Re: Thanks for starting this board
Board: We Live And Breathe Letterboxing XX
Author: Baby BearProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jul 21, 2017 5:31 AM
P-846F-58M-57
Reply to: Msg 948178 by Open Space
Yep, it is going to be fun ......at least for all your foreigners coming to Texas!!!!! We even saved you from having an August event which would have been 100 degree heat. As Open Space said - much more details will be released soon, as she has been working on this for almost a year now. Can't wait to meet some new Letterboxers!

Baby Bear
Msg: 948892
Subject: Re: Thanks for starting this board
Board: We Live And Breathe Letterboxing XX
Author: Grrly GirlProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jul 21, 2017 6:04 AM
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Reply to: Msg 948891 by Baby Bear
We even saved you from having an August event which would have been 100 degree heat.

I think it was hotter than that during the last one in MA.
Msg: 948893
Subject: Happy AQVersary Ypsitucky!
Board: State: Michigan
Author: SpartanfansProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jul 21, 2017 6:09 AM
P-59F-2797M-545Premium
10 years!!!! I hope you enjoy your day!
Msg: 948895
Dawnkey Subject: Re: Happy AQVersary Ypsitucky!
Board: State: Michigan
Author: DawnkeyProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jul 21, 2017 7:13 AM
P-51F-1255M-783Profile UpdatedPremium
Reply to: Msg 948893 by Spartanfans
Woot! Woot! Thank you for planting the 78 boxes of yours that I've found so far. They've taken me to both new places and familiar spots and I've loved them all.
Msg: 948896
Dawnkey Subject: Re: Mystery Boxes
Board: Stupider Questions About Letterboxing
Author: DawnkeyProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jul 21, 2017 7:25 AM
P-51F-1255M-783Profile UpdatedPremium
Reply to: Msg 948879 by DarkZen and Evil Cow Pie
This seems like a good time to ask whether this box is a mystery or a mistake. The library exists and the address is correct, but when you click on the link for the LbNA-hosted clue, it takes you to a box planted in California, I think. (I can't verify that now because LbNA is down, but it was a box quite far away from Michigan.) I noticed that 9800 is both the street number of the library in Michigan as well as the box id# of the LbNA clue. The planter is using a new profile with just this plant.

A few of us locals were discussing the matter and wondering if it was a very cryptic clue. One crafty fellow assured us that it's not, which makes me wonder if it is. :)
Msg: 948897
Trailhead Tessie Subject: Re: Mystery Boxes
Board: Stupider Questions About Letterboxing
Author: Trailhead TessieProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jul 21, 2017 8:11 AM
P-241F-3349M-3316Premium
Reply to: Msg 948881 by Green Tortuga
But I'll say that given the fact it hasn't been found since it was "planted" 5 years ago, there's no clue listed, and the person who listed the box hasn't logged in for two years, I'm going to mark the listing as retired so it stops showing up in people's search results.

What the box really is is hard to tell without additional information. It could be a mislabeled WOM box, a mislabeled bonus, a box that the person intended to plant but never got around to (although that shouldn't be happening at all!), or maybe it's a real box and the person forgot to include the clue.

I have a box like that which I have tried to list as a bonus box and I can't. I imagine I was supposed to do that when I first listed it and now it's too late. Someone just asked me for the clue, and I had to tell them it's a bonus and I can't figure out how to get it classified as such. I was told to add clues saying it's a bonus, but then it's a clued box that will come up in searches.

As for mysteries, I gave up searching for them on AQ because I found it too confusing. I like the neat, compact listing on LbNA better. They are organized nicely by state mysteries and county mysteries in the browse mode.
Msg: 948898
4EyesMcGee Subject: Re: Happy AQVersary Ypsitucky!
Board: State: Michigan
Author: 4EyesMcGeeProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jul 21, 2017 8:12 AM
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Reply to: Msg 948893 by Spartanfans
Happy cake day to you both!!!
Msg: 948899
MoonshineOverKY Subject: Re: Happy AQ-versary Chill E
Board: State: Ohio
Author: MoonshineOverKYProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jul 21, 2017 8:14 AM
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Reply to: Msg 948730 by Public Hand
It was nice to meet you at the Prairie Event. Happy AQ Day!
Msg: 948900
Kirbert Subject: Re: Lost Treasure of Mary Hyde
Board: Geocaching and Other Stashing Games
Author: KirbertProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jul 21, 2017 8:58 AM
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Reply to: Msg 948826 by Kit Kat 61
Well, that explains why I've gotten a couple of geocaching friend requests lately. I didn't even know such a thing existed.
Msg: 948901
DarkZen and Evil Cow Pie Subject: Re: Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, The Yearling or Cross Creek
Board: Stamp Swap
Author: DarkZen and Evil Cow PieProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jul 21, 2017 9:06 AM
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Reply to: Msg 948861 by Three Flamigo's
If no one has offered yet, I'll be happy to carve one for you.
Msg: 948902
Kirbert Subject: Re: Mystery Boxes
Board: Stupider Questions About Letterboxing
Author: KirbertProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jul 21, 2017 9:07 AM
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Reply to: Msg 948871 by Green Tortuga
That makes sense. Sometimes the town in question is little more than an intersection with a gas station, so just listing the town is pretty much nailing down the location -- but it'd still look like a mystery to AQ. I suppose if you didn't want it to show up as a mystery, you could provide the intersection itself.
Msg: 948903
koalacat Subject: Re: Happy AQVersary Ypsitucky!
Board: State: Michigan
Author: koalacatProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jul 21, 2017 9:52 AM
P-87F-2754M-3277Profile Updated
Reply to: Msg 948893 by Spartanfans
Happy cake day, YQ! You have been so nice and helpful to me over the years from letterboxes to helping me out with a project for a class. I hope to see you one of these days.
For over the past 6 or 7 years, I had this idea for a little tribute that would be great for today. About a year ago, I was aiming to post it today, but writer's block and the fact that it is silly and cheesy (nothing wrong with that) are preventing me from posting the portion completed. So you make the call. Should I post it?
Msg: 948904
Subject: Re: Spirit Airlines
Board: Off Topic, Wildly
Author: Faeth FindersProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jul 21, 2017 10:13 AM
P-24F-840M-389
Reply to: Msg 948553 by Faeth Finders
Thank you all for your feedback. I appreciate it
Msg: 948905
Dawnkey Subject: Re: Happy AQVersary Ypsitucky!
Board: State: Michigan
Author: DawnkeyProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jul 21, 2017 10:33 AM
P-51F-1255M-783Profile UpdatedPremium
Reply to: Msg 948903 by koalacat
Should I post it?

Ypsi gets to make the call, but here's one vote for posting it. I post silly and cheesy stuff all the time, including limericks.
Msg: 948906
Three Flamigo's Subject: Re: Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, The Yearling or Cross Creek
Board: Stamp Swap
Author: Three Flamigo'sProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jul 21, 2017 10:45 AM
P-56F-1587M-280Premium
Reply to: Msg 948901 by DarkZen and Evil Cow Pie
Whoo Hoo!
Will PM you...
Many thanks!
Three Flamigos
Msg: 948907
Subject: Re: Happy AQVersary Ypsitucky!
Board: State: Michigan
Author: MichKathyProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jul 21, 2017 11:08 AM
P-62F-1991M-784Premium
Reply to: Msg 948905 by Dawnkey
I'm with Dawnkey. Post it. :-)
Msg: 948908
Green Tortuga Subject: Re: Mystery Boxes
Board: Stupider Questions About Letterboxing
Author: Green TortugaProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jul 21, 2017 11:27 AM
P-257F-1761M-20816Premium
Reply to: Msg 948897 by Trailhead Tessie
I have a box like that which I have tried to list as a bonus box and I can't.

The bonus box icon will display if you add a dependency restriction to the box.

As for mysteries, I gave up searching for them on AQ because I found it too confusing.

Here's the absolute, single, easiest way to search for mysteries on AQ:

  1. When you registered on AQ, there's a secondary registration page that AQ asks some additional information. You'll never see it again after you register, but there's nothing stopping you from going back to it if you know the URL, and this is it: https://www.atlasquest.com/login/register2.html
  2. Type in your address as the location. (You can just type in the city, but keep in mind that searches will be from the center of your city rather than your exact address if you do.)
  3. And save your changes.

AQ will automatically generate several favorite searches for you including:

  • A location-based letterbox search from your address (or city)
  • A search for all boxes within your county (including mystery boxes in your county). You can edit this search to include only mystery boxes, but I figured if someone is interested in mystery boxes within a specific county, they'll probably be interested in all boxes within the county.
  • All mystery boxes that are "somewhere" in your state. (This excludes mystery boxes where the county is specified since those are included in the previous search.)
  • All mystery boxes within your country. (This excludes mystery boxes where the county or state are specified since those are included in the previous two searches.)
  • All events being held within 250 miles of your address (or city)

Now whenever you want to get a list of mystery boxes at the county, state or national level--the links are part of your favorite searches and just a click away! =)

-- Ryan
Msg: 948909
Subject: Re: Lost Treasure of Mary Hyde
Board: Geocaching and Other Stashing Games
Author: Oberon_KenobiProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jul 21, 2017 11:31 AM
P-34F-137M-4836Premium
Reply to: Msg 948900 by Kirbert
Well, that explains why I've gotten a couple of geocaching friend requests lately.

Did you know about the souvenirs the past few (northern hemisphere) summers? Each summer is a different theme. This year happens to be pirates and friends.
Msg: 948910
PapaSolo Subject: Re: Happy AQVersary Ypsitucky!
Board: State: Michigan
Author: PapaSoloProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jul 21, 2017 11:34 AM
P-59F-1999M-1453
Reply to: Msg 948903 by koalacat
Happy cake day to a dear friend and letterboxer. May your wildest dreams come true!

Let's see...

There once was a boxer from Ypsi,
Who fancied herself a wild gypsy
For planting animal boxes--
Penguins, swans, wolves, bees, foxes,
That are easier found when you're tipsy.

~P
Msg: 948911
Subject: Re: Mystery Boxes
Board: Stupider Questions About Letterboxing
Author: Oberon_KenobiProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jul 21, 2017 11:36 AM
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Reply to: Msg 948897 by Trailhead Tessie
I have a box like that which I have tried to list as a bonus box and I can't. I imagine I was supposed to do that when I first listed it and now it's too late.

The way bonus boxes are done now is to set a parent box. You will need to edit the box, go to the last page (Restrictions) and set a parent box there. If you want the parent box to be a specific box in a series (as I've done a few times) you first set it's parent box as the series, save it then come back to the same page and set which box in the series is its parent box. Without this second edit the parent box will be the first box in the series.
Msg: 948912
Wise Wanderer Subject: Re: Unknown carving material
Board: Stamp Carving and Mounting
Author: Wise WandererProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jul 21, 2017 11:59 AM
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Reply to: Msg 948888 by twodancersandacat
It may be a piece of the old PZ Kut B

Package it up at once and send it to me!! I will carve several "test stamps" out of it, make a determination, and let you know what you 'HAD' . . . . . heehee!!
Msg: 948915
bigredroyaloak Subject: Re: Happy AQVersary Ypsitucky!
Board: State: Michigan
Author: bigredroyaloakProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jul 21, 2017 12:38 PM
P-9F-168M-6
Reply to: Msg 948910 by PapaSolo
This is fantastic!

So glad to have finally met the one and only. Happy Adventures!!
Msg: 948916
The hicks from the sticks Subject: Re: Happy AQVersary Ypsitucky!
Board: State: Michigan
Author: The hicks from the sticksProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jul 21, 2017 1:41 PM
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Reply to: Msg 948893 by Spartanfans
Everyone raise your glasses, here's to Ypsi!! Cheers

~Aurora
Msg: 948917
Subject: Re: Moab meetup?
Board: State: Utah
Author: HoneychyckProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jul 21, 2017 1:44 PM
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Reply to: Msg 948874 by KAT
We actually booked our tickets, car, and cabin last night. We'll be in Moab from April 15th through the 21st (the 14th and 22nd are driving to / away from the area). If you want to / can make it happen with your schedule, let me know and I'll carve stamps / help in any way that I can.
Msg: 948918
Topcollector Subject: Finally a cop when you want one
Board: Yakking It Up
Author: TopcollectorProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jul 21, 2017 2:33 PM
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Driving in town today when someone on the other side of the road decided to pass 2 over a double yellow and just squeak thru. Suddenly another person passed over the double yellow and almost hit me head on--oh, it was an unmarked cop car going after the first guy.
Msg: 948919
Subject: Re: Lost Treasure of Mary Hyde
Board: Geocaching and Other Stashing Games
Author: LadywolfProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jul 21, 2017 3:03 PM
P-11F-80M-15
Reply to: Msg 948702 by Kit Kat 61
Is anyone here working on this? I only have a couple of geocaching friends, one of whom doesn't seem to be currently active, so my "team" is a little thin.

I'd love to get in on this. So far it's just me and hubby for our team so any other teammates would be so helpful. I'll send a friend request. I am fuzzypack on geocaching.com

We have not gotten out to cache yet this week, it has been too hot in our part of Michigan. And since I cache (and LB) with a dog, I won't go if the temp is dangerous for him. We are planning to cache this weekend so we can contribute to the team.

Thanks!
Ladywolf
Wayne, MI
Msg: 948920
oceanwinds Subject: Re: Seeking Eclipse camp B&B - trade 4 Hobbit Hole B&B DC anytim
Board: State: North Carolina
Author: oceanwindsProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jul 21, 2017 3:30 PM
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Reply to: Msg 948865 by live4thepast
We're staying in Newberry, SC for a couple of days, suppose to be a good spot. We booked our hotel back in March so the price isn't bad at all. It'll be here soon!
Msg: 948921
Boxer Lover47 Subject: Re: Finally a cop when you want one
Board: Yakking It Up
Author: Boxer Lover47ProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jul 21, 2017 5:08 PM
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Reply to: Msg 948918 by Topcollector
Occasionally justice works! Glad you escaped unscathed.
Msg: 948922
Kirbert Subject: Re: Lost Treasure of Mary Hyde
Board: Geocaching and Other Stashing Games
Author: KirbertProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jul 21, 2017 5:10 PM
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Reply to: Msg 948909 by Oberon_Kenobi
No, I didn't know, and I still don't care.
Msg: 948923
Subject: Re: Mystery Boxes
Board: Stupider Questions About Letterboxing
Author: uneksiaProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Jul 21, 2017 7:22 PM
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Reply to: Msg 948896 by Dawnkey
This seems like a good time to ask whether this box is a mystery or a mistake

also interesting is the owner of the box on lbna hasn't logged in there for over a year. but the trail name used on lbna has been on aq just last month. hummmm.

smile
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