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Msg: 969203
DarkZen and Evil Cow Pie Subject: Re: Spoiler tags?
Board: Letterboxing Help Desk
Author: DarkZen and Evil Cow PieProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Dec 8, 2018 9:50 PM
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Reply to: Msg 969202 by Green Tortuga
Let’s see if it works.

Testing 1, 2, 3.

ETA: Hmm, not sure I got it. I used both brackets,
</spoiler> and
[/spoiler].

What am I not doing right?
Msg: 969204
Green Tortuga Subject: Re: Spoiler tags?
Board: Letterboxing Help Desk
Author: Green TortugaProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Dec 8, 2018 10:34 PM
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Reply to: Msg 969203 by DarkZen and Evil Cow Pie
What am I not doing right?

Try clicking that 'refresh' button on your browser. I updated the CSS code, but if your browser is using the old version, you won't see anything.

Eventually your browser will pick up the new version, but I set up AQ so it only checks new versions of CSS page about once per week. A manual refresh should get the job done, though.

-- Ryan

PS. Your spoiler alert worked for me! =)
Msg: 969205
Janila Subject: Re: Letterboxing Conversations
Board: State: Michigan
Author: JanilaProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Dec 9, 2018 3:54 AM
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Reply to: Msg 969198 by BBStacker
That's pretty cool, and easier to see my current sign ups.

Not a Michiganer here but I do have a few AQ tricks up my sleeve also. For instance, in order to see my event sign ups, I just created a search for them and then saved it, calling it "My Upcoming Events". New ones are added in date order and as their date passes, they disappear from the list. That way they are all grouped together with the next one I will be attending showing up first. I have "Favorite Searches" as one of my widgits on My Page so the list is only a click away.
Msg: 969206
Janila Subject: Re: Letterboxing Conversations
Board: State: Michigan
Author: JanilaProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Dec 9, 2018 3:59 AM
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Reply to: Msg 969181 by Angel Winks
Once I know where I am going, I search the area. For example, when I do a search of Indianapolis, Indiana, letterboxes come up in a variety of ways and I adapt them to make finding them easier.

I have been doing this for years and loving it. It is amazing how many people are not aware of it. But I do take it a step further. There are areas that I box in regularly such as Florida, eastern PA, Delaware and Maryland, so I have searches set up to notify me of new boxes for each of those areas. (I am a big user of searches!) I have chosen to receive emails when there is a new box added for those areas. When I get an email, I simply check to see if there is a good address and if there is not, I add the custom address right away, even if I don't have plans to visit that area at the moment. That way, when I DO plan on going somewhere, I have the info all ready and I just need to choose a box and then click on nearby boxes and my trip is planned.
Msg: 969207
Dawnkey Subject: Re: Spoiler tags?
Board: Letterboxing Help Desk
Author: DawnkeyProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Dec 9, 2018 4:00 AM
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Reply to: Msg 969204 by Green Tortuga
Way cool!
Msg: 969208
Subject: Re: Letterboxing Conversations
Board: State: Michigan
Author: Angel WinksProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Dec 9, 2018 5:35 AM
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Reply to: Msg 969205 by Janila
Janila,

Welcome to our AQ conversation! I'm interested in learning more about how you do this. How do you actually create the search for them? I've saved several searches I've done by states, but not events. Do you do this under Advanced Search?

Thanks!
Msg: 969209
Subject: Re: Letterboxing Conversations
Board: State: Michigan
Author: Angel WinksProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Dec 9, 2018 5:44 AM
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Reply to: Msg 969206 by Janila
Janila, you are a letterboxer after my own heart :). I do the same thing. My husband and I are often dreaming about the next trip we are going to take, so I begin customizing addresses already at that time. I've found many boxes I wouldn't have found if I didn't customize it.

I even go a step further. I search for boxes that are only listed by the state. Here is what I mean:
I do an AREA SEARCH under SIMPLE SEARCH. Under REGION, I'll go to the state I'm looking for. For example, I'll type in MICHIGAN. Once I've done that, all the Michigan boxes I haven't found are listed. But then I will EDIT SEARCH. I will change the DIST (MI) to 0 and run the search again. All the boxes listed with simply the Michigan location will come up and I'll have access to several other letterboxes. I then customize those locations and, hopefully, find those letterboxes while on my travels.

These letterboxes are often mystery boxes and are well worth the time and effort it takes to figure out the location and solve the cipher/puzzle if there is one.
Msg: 969211
FORAYCH Subject: Re: Spoiler tags?
Board: Letterboxing Help Desk
Author: FORAYCHProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Dec 9, 2018 6:22 AM
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Reply to: Msg 969207 by Dawnkey
So as a test one could show Ryan's alter ego to see if the spoiler aspect hides the info for those who don't want to know.
https://goo.gl/images/577at4 .
Msg: 969212
FORAYCH Subject: Re: Spoiler tags?
Board: Letterboxing Help Desk
Author: FORAYCHProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Dec 9, 2018 6:34 AM
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Reply to: Msg 969211 by FORAYCH
Hmm...I am not seeing a second click option to the link. Failed test?
Msg: 969213
Dawnkey Subject: Re: Letterboxing Conversations
Board: State: Michigan
Author: DawnkeyProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Dec 9, 2018 7:27 AM
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Reply to: Msg 969208 by Angel Winks
Do you do this under Advanced Search?

Yes. Then on the Search Type in the upper right, choose Events (listed under Miscellaneous). Then there's a check box for events you're signed up for.
Msg: 969214
Super Hedge Hoggie Subject: Re: Ethical question
Board: State: West Virginia
Author: Super Hedge HoggieProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Dec 9, 2018 7:30 AM
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Reply to: Msg 969098 by Grrly Girl
What was the Disney decree? (Just curious)
Msg: 969216
twofreetimers Subject: Re: New Mystery Postal is now closed
Board: Postals
Author: twofreetimersProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Dec 9, 2018 7:49 AM
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Reply to: Msg 969200 by IrishRef
Looking forward to seeing the answer! I couldn't get it
Msg: 969218
Green Tortuga Subject: Re: Spoiler tags?
Board: Letterboxing Help Desk
Author: Green TortugaProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Dec 9, 2018 8:31 AM
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Reply to: Msg 969212 by FORAYCH
Hmm...I am not seeing a second click option to the link. Failed test?

Well... yes and no. Just hovering a mouse cursor over the spoiler is enough to get it to show. Since things like smartphones don't have a mouse, you can tap it (or with a keyboard, move the focus to it) and it'll show. But it only takes a single click to activate a link.

The failure there was that the link wasn't actually hidden in the first place because of the cascading nature of CSS and it wasn't a scenario I had thought of. That should be fixed now, but you might have to do a "refresh" to force the CSS to update to the new version.

But it still only takes one click to activate a link.

-- Ryan
Msg: 969219
Green Tortuga Subject: Re: Spoiler tags?
Board: Letterboxing Help Desk
Author: Green TortugaProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Dec 9, 2018 8:56 AM
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Reply to: Msg 969218 by Green Tortuga
I should also point out.... The spoiler tag is something that's embedded into the wiki/html markups, so it actually works anywhere you can type in wiki/html markup. Including AQ mail and clues....

Just sayin'.... ;o)

Although there are caveats about how well it works in certain situations. Printed material, for instance, nothing gets hidden, so if you use it in a clue, the spoiler doesn't get hidden in the printed version of it. If someone has AQ mail forwarded to a real email address, the spoiler won't be hidden in the email. It'll only work when the markup is viewed directly on AQ.

-- Ryan
Msg: 969220
Janila Subject: Re: Letterboxing Conversations
Board: State: Michigan
Author: JanilaProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Dec 9, 2018 9:06 AM
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Reply to: Msg 969208 by Angel Winks
Atlas Quest: International Letterboxing
Do you do this under Advanced Search?

Yes, Advanced Search, change the search type to Events, check off "Include only events that I'm signed up for" and "Include only upcoming events". Set Sort Order to Start Date. Voila!

Did I mention that I LOVE saving searches? :-)
Msg: 969221
DarkZen and Evil Cow Pie Subject: Re: Spoiler tags?
Board: Letterboxing Help Desk
Author: DarkZen and Evil Cow PieProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Dec 9, 2018 9:26 AM
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Reply to: Msg 969211 by FORAYCH
Wow! Very cool. Thanks Ryan.
Also I can see that it will open up some very interesting possibilities for clues. Hmm...

So as a test one could show Ryan's alter ego to see if the spoiler aspect hides the info for those who don't want to know.

Yeah, that’s the kind of thing I was thinking about. Well done, oh and now I see why Ryan’s favorite color is purple.
Msg: 969224
J Walkers Subject: 2 more spaces left
Board: Postals
Author: J WalkersProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Dec 9, 2018 9:44 AM
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Dead Pool 2019 still has 2 more spaces left. The last day to sign up is December 15th.
List of names is due by midnight Dec 31. Mailout is Jan 31.
Msg: 969226
Topcollector Subject: Re: Ethical question
Board: State: West Virginia
Author: TopcollectorProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Dec 9, 2018 10:05 AM
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Reply to: Msg 969091 by wvelliotts
Oh, I was lucky to read the Burgemeister poem just in time for it to be deleted. Very funny with the link--but it-just-disappeared. I'd love a copy AQ'd to me if possible, can't remember who wrote it.
Msg: 969227
Subject: Re: Letterboxing Conversations
Board: State: Michigan
Author: Angel WinksProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Dec 9, 2018 11:01 AM
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Reply to: Msg 969220 by Janila
Thank you!
Msg: 969228
DarkZen and Evil Cow Pie Subject: Solution for the back of Tan-Z
Board: Stamp Carving and Mounting
Author: DarkZen and Evil Cow PieProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Dec 9, 2018 11:25 AM
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Over in this thread (https://www.atlasquest.com/boards/messages.php?startId=968961;threadId=140760) there was talk of the pebble texture on the back of Tan-Z and how it could be removed so both sides were usable for carving.

There was also the suggestion for using the pebble texture for ‘shading’ which I found interesting. This morning I was test printing the back (it’s got promise!). But so as not to get ink all over myself when using the front, I took a paper towel and some acetone to clean off the residue ink.

And I discovered that with a light scrubbing the pebble texture came off and left the surface as smooth as the “front” side! No slicing, no chopping, no sanding needed! I’m guessing for larger areas you might want to use a block or something to keep the surface level but the solution to getting the back carvable proved to be pretty simple.
Msg: 969229
TeachJR Subject: Congratulations to Cubby Bear Paw on her award!
Board: Look at Me! Look At You!
Author: TeachJRProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Dec 9, 2018 11:27 AM
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Cubby Bear Paw has been recently honored at the University of Illinois by the International Student and Scholar Services. She helps students feel more confident and comfortable on campus when their communication barriers might be an issue.

Here is the article as it appeared on Facebook:

https://blogs.illinois.edu/view/6221/725613?fbclid=IwAR1c0KBJShS_hspOA1NbdxuSr3XYc6B0MSzOYW12rcqdfwK7Qlkr0Ug5vmc
Msg: 969230
Captain Slick Kitty Subject: My Annual Christmas Movie Plug: I Remember Mama
Board: Movie Moments
Author: Captain Slick KittyProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Dec 9, 2018 2:26 PM
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My annual Christmas movie plug:

Every Xmas my grandfather would sit us down and make us watch "I Remember Mama". It is not Xmas movie. It is a movie about a Norwegian family who lives in the early 1900s in San Francisco. And it is, in my opinion the perfect movie.

Irene Dunn is perfect as "Mama".
There is Uncle Chris, the "black Norwegian".
There is Uncle Elizabeth, the cat.
There are that Aunts you won't like.
And there is my favorite part when you learn about Uncle Chris' secret.

Every year I promote this movie in memory of my grandfather. And because he was right. This is a wonderful movie.

csk
Msg: 969231
Mama Dee Subject: Re: My Annual Christmas Movie Plug: I Remember Mama
Board: Movie Moments
Author: Mama DeeProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Dec 9, 2018 3:30 PM
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Reply to: Msg 969230 by Captain Slick Kitty
I love old movies & Irene Dunn is superb. I will have to make a point to see this one!
Msg: 969232
Subject: Re: My Annual Christmas Movie Plug: I Remember Mama
Board: Movie Moments
Author: a knitwitProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Dec 9, 2018 3:33 PM
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Reply to: Msg 969230 by Captain Slick Kitty
I too look forward to seeing it each year! An oldie but goodie.
Msg: 969233
Subject: Trouble logging an unlisted attempt
Board: Letterboxing Help Desk
Author: YankeeChiKProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Dec 9, 2018 3:37 PM
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I've tried several times to log an unlisted traditional attempt today and each time, it records it as a find. At first, I thought I didn't check the box for attempt, but I removed the find and tried two more times to log it...no luck. The unlisted box is called Surfing in USA. It is currently showing up as a traditional find.

This is unrelated and persnickety, but I'm also curious why AQ sometimes changes the capitalization of an unlisted box. I try to be very precise and list boxes exactly as they are presented to me. I noticed twice today when logging unlisted stuff that AQ changed the capitalization. This Surfing in USA box is one example. It is listed on LBNA just as I typed it and this is how I tried to list it. AQ changed it to Surfing In USA (with a capital I). I know that's not a huge deal, but sometimes caps are used or not used for emphasis and I'd like to be able to preserve that in the box title.
Msg: 969234
Tyson's mom Subject: Re: Congratulations to Cubby Bear Paw on her award!
Board: Look at Me! Look At You!
Author: Tyson's momProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Dec 9, 2018 4:41 PM
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Reply to: Msg 969229 by TeachJR
Congrats!!!!!! I know you have been very busy lately-but p green frog, Teach JR and I would love to get together sometime soon! Having a taste for BBQ nachos from Pink Pig!
Msg: 969235
Green Tortuga Subject: Re: Trouble logging an unlisted attempt
Board: Letterboxing Help Desk
Author: Green TortugaProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Dec 9, 2018 5:06 PM
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Reply to: Msg 969233 by YankeeChiK
I've tried several times to log an unlisted traditional attempt today and each time, it records it as a find.

Sorry about that. Bug in the code, but it should be fixed now!

I'm also curious why AQ sometimes changes the capitalization of an unlisted box.

That would be because someone already recorded an unlisted find with that name and your find is attached to it. The database isn't very good at recognizing when the capitalization is different.

The easiest way around that that is to make sure you are the first person who record a certain box name. Maybe using the name of the location of where the box was located or who planted it.

If it's in the list box matching unlisted boxes--that's how it's going to show no matter how you change the capitalization. It has to be a completely new entry in the database for your capitalization to stick.

-- Ryan
Msg: 969236
Subject: Re: Trouble logging an unlisted attempt
Board: Letterboxing Help Desk
Author: YankeeChiKProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Dec 9, 2018 7:00 PM
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Reply to: Msg 969235 by Green Tortuga
Thanks for fixing the bug! I appreciate it.

As for the capitalization, that makes sense, but I really did think I was the first to log this particular box. I'll keep your suggestions in mind going forward! Thanks!
Msg: 969238
Green Tortuga Subject: Re: Trouble logging an unlisted attempt
Board: Letterboxing Help Desk
Author: Green TortugaProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Dec 9, 2018 9:49 PM
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Reply to: Msg 969236 by YankeeChiK
I really did think I was the first to log this particular box.

Hmm.... I took a look at the code, and you might be right. It looks like I mis-remembered how the code works where AQ automatically capitalizes the first letter of each word.

The rest of what I wrote is true--however it's stored in the database is how everyone else will see it show up in their logbook. That might actually be why I decided to have it automatically capitalize the first letter of each word. A lot of people don't type with capital letters which drives some people crazy, and if I didn't auto-capitalize them, it would likely cause a lot of annoyance for people who would prefer titles use capitalization. (You're actually the first person to ever complain about one of the words not being capitalized!)

Maybe I can make the code detect if the person used some capitalization and only capitalize the first letter of each word if they didn't use any at all? If they used it on some words but not others, that would assume that they deliberately chose not to capitalize certain words and it should be left alone. Hmm.....

-- Ryan
Msg: 969239
Green Tortuga Subject: Re: Trouble logging an unlisted attempt
Board: Letterboxing Help Desk
Author: Green TortugaProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Dec 9, 2018 10:16 PM
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Reply to: Msg 969238 by Green Tortuga
Okay.... I take back some of what I said in my last post. I was digging into the code more and this is what happens.... =)

When you click the "Create New Entry" to add new unlisted box, it'll automatically capitalize everything on the next page where you fill in and/or confirm the existing details.

At that point, you can change the capitalization to exactly how you want it and it'll stick. (But again, only if someone else hasn't already recorded the find on the unlisted box--otherwise, it uses what the first person recorded.)

So you can change how the capitalization is saved.... but only on that final confirmation page will it stick--and only if you were the first person to record the find.

-- Ryan
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