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Msg: 968815
LadyRisa Subject: Box maintenance
Author: LadyRisaProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Nov 27, 2018 10:31 AM
P-22F-35M-28
I checked on a box & went to note the maintenance report. There was the option to check found or missing, so I checked found. This increased the boxes “f” count. Was I not supposed to do that? I looked at my atlas quest logbook & it doesn’t show up for my finds list. I also didn’t see a way to delete it.
Msg: 968816
Wronghat Subject: Re: Box maintenance
Author: WronghatProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Nov 27, 2018 10:39 AM
P-169F-910M-1579Premium
Reply to: Msg 968815 by LadyRisa
I checked your listing on Tarot symbol: sun and it looks like you did it right. The maintenance check shows up on the F-Summary as a Find so that seekers can see it is still being found--if the last entry were an x many would suspect that it has gone missing and not give it a shot.
Msg: 968817
Green Tortuga Subject: Re: Box maintenance
Author: Green TortugaProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Nov 27, 2018 10:42 AM
P-261F-1876M-21377Premium
Reply to: Msg 968815 by LadyRisa
In the database, a "maintenance" visit is recorded as another find, but AQ knows that you aren't allowed to "find" your own boxes and automatically excludes it from the finds on your logbook and F-count. (It will, however, show up

But it IS included the find summary for the box because you did confirm that the box was there by visiting it, and others should know it. You want people to know that you "found" your box--you just don't want it counted for "official" purposes.

So it's all working as expected!

-- Ryan
Msg: 968819
LadyRisa Subject: Re: Box maintenance
Author: LadyRisaProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Nov 27, 2018 10:52 AM
P-22F-35M-28
Reply to: Msg 968817 by Green Tortuga
Ok good. I think I blew my own mind with that one. Glad to know I did it right!
Msg: 968850
Subject: Re: Box maintenance
Author: PeaceLovePiano and MomProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Nov 28, 2018 5:40 AM
P-35F-818M-195
Reply to: Msg 968817 by Green Tortuga
WOW! That's really nifty!

(I would now like to suggest a "WOW! That's really nifty!" button for responses, although it might be seen as too long ;) )

Thanks for a really great website and very interesting information!
-PLP
Msg: 968856
Wry Me Subject: Re: Box maintenance
Author: Wry MeProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Nov 28, 2018 7:20 AM
P-116F-1605M-1995Premium
Reply to: Msg 968850 by PeaceLovePiano and Mom
I want the smite button back. I'm having a very smiteful Wednesday. Teaching middle school will do that to a person.
Msg: 968873
cooledcoyote Subject: Re: Box maintenance
Author: cooledcoyoteProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Nov 28, 2018 3:13 PM
P-309F-4576M-508Premium
Reply to: Msg 968817 by Green Tortuga
How about something to show you visited a box you found earlier? 2 years ago I lost a book with images, and when convenient I’ve been refinding and recapturing the stamp image. Something to show that, yes, this box I found 4 years ago is still there because I just went back and found it again, without losing the original find date, showing the date I went back, but not adding another find to my totals?
Msg: 968874
Janila Subject: Re: Box maintenance
Author: JanilaProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Nov 28, 2018 3:35 PM
P-213F-7709M-952Premium
Reply to: Msg 968873 by cooledcoyote
showing the date I went back, but not adding another find to my totals?

Choose "Record Find", instead of having the "found" box checked, choose N/A, type your message in public comment and hit send. It will show your message under the "box comments" on the details page but not add another find to your count. However, it will not show up in the "View Finds" box, your comment would be the only record that you went back and found it again.
Msg: 968875
JampersandJ Subject: Re: Box maintenance
Author: JampersandJProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Nov 28, 2018 5:24 PM
P-70F-813M-910Premium
Reply to: Msg 968873 by cooledcoyote
I have an alias account that I use for mostly maintenance purposes. I checked on a friend’s box that was marked as “missing”. It was still there. The alias was useful to show a “find” after the attempt, without affecting my on-line logs.

You can make an alias account and use it to keep track of your replacement images.
Msg: 968878
Green Tortuga Subject: Re: Box maintenance
Author: Green TortugaProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Nov 28, 2018 7:05 PM
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Reply to: Msg 968873 by cooledcoyote
How about something to show you visited a box you found earlier?

I'd just use an alias account for that purpose. You can call it the "cooledcoyote ghost" because you're being followed by a "ghostly" persona who isn't "real." =)

-- Ryan
Msg: 968920
Subject: Re: Box maintenance
Author: EidolonProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Nov 29, 2018 5:52 PM
P-235F-6329M-4673
Reply to: Msg 968878 by Green Tortuga
I'd just use an alias account for that purpose. You can call it the "cooledcoyote ghost" because you're being followed by a "ghostly" persona who isn't "real." =)

I have an awesomely named "Box Found" alias for this purpose.
Msg: 968922
DarkZen and Evil Cow Pie Subject: Re: Box maintenance
Author: DarkZen and Evil Cow PieProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Nov 29, 2018 7:31 PM
P-94F-302M-784Premium
Reply to: Msg 968920 by Eidolon
Ha ha, that is awesome!
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