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Msg: 969478
Subject: Colorado BOTW!
Board: State: Colorado
Author: Angel and DemonProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Dec 17, 2018 9:36 AM
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Congrats to AljanSundance for the Box of the Week! I am going to have to get myself up to Grand Lake one of these days and look for the wonderful boxes up there.
Msg: 969479
Neoterra Subject: Re: Excellent video showing print making process
Board: Stamp Carving and Mounting
Author: NeoterraProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Dec 17, 2018 10:20 AM
M-18Profile updated
Reply to: Msg 969433 by lonnewsom
Thanks, I intend to get into this. There are several mediums for prints.
Msg: 969480
Neoterra Subject: Re: It's been 20 years
Board: New Members' Board
Author: NeoterraProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Dec 17, 2018 10:39 AM
M-18Profile updated
Reply to: Msg 969475 by Admiral Nelson
I think the answer to almost all of your questions is it's a matter of personal preference. That and sometimes you win, sometimes you lose. But you can go to neat new places trying.
Msg: 969481
ECCENTRIC SUTTONS Subject: Re: It's been 20 years
Board: New Members' Board
Author: ECCENTRIC SUTTONSProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Dec 17, 2018 10:57 AM
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Reply to: Msg 969470 by Admiral Nelson
I haven't read through all the responses to this yet but off hand what I would like to share is this. Atlas Quest has some nice settings you can adjust. I recommend checking the show abandoned boxes box on your setting otherwise you may not see all the boxes available because if the planter hasn't logged in for quite some time the system will not display this clue without that box being checked.

Another feature I appreciate is the strike out option, a strike out means it has been searched for by three different people and not found so it is presumably missing. In my experience they often are so I recommend leaving that box unchecked so you don't accidentally go after one.

On the topic not found in years I can say this. I like to wake boxes up that haven't been found in 5 or 6 years. It is my experience that they are usually alive and well but you have to factor in vegetation growth and tree and log decomposition that can make clues difficult to decipher. An example is one box I looked for that talked about the cute 6 foot Christmas tree growing on top of a large tree stump was when I found it was over 14 feet tall lol. This type of challenge excites me though.

Sometimes I think these boxes are not looked for because people don't realize that the system has different classification for box status to keep your boxing experience less frustrating if you are new to the game and helps to ensure your success. So in the preset settings things like abandoned boxes are not automatically shown so you. You need to manually check that box that says I enjoy a good challenge so please show abandoned boxes.

It is also my experience that some boxes shown as not found on Atlas Quest have been found but not logged with the most recent find sometimes by dozens of boxers. Whether this is because there are multiple sites where some planters use both but not all finders do, or because the finders don't enjoy logging finds I don't know. I have a friend who only collects the images she finds and doesn't event stamp in or date the book at all.

I no longer show my plants on letter boxing north america because it use to be and very well may still be if you didn't log into there site for a long time they would adopt your boxes out to other people.

Hope this helps. check those custom settings you might be surprised how many great boxes you may never have known were in your area.
Msg: 969482
ECCENTRIC SUTTONS Subject: Re: It's been 20 years
Board: New Members' Board
Author: ECCENTRIC SUTTONSProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Dec 17, 2018 11:41 AM
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Reply to: Msg 969470 by Admiral Nelson
Correction, the auto settings show everything. You have to go to my page, settings, box settings to check hide strike out. it been a few years since I was on this site.
Msg: 969483
Subject: Secret Santa stamp
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Author: Cross FamilyProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Dec 17, 2018 12:37 PM
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The Cross'Family received their Secret Stamp/ PKG today!.... Thanks to The Woodshed!
Msg: 969484
MamaFrog Subject: One spot left
Board: Postals
Author: MamaFrogProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Dec 17, 2018 12:51 PM
P-2F-182M-86
Oneore sport open for this micro postal :)

https://www.atlasquest.com/showinfo.php?trackerId=10051
Msg: 969485
Topcollector Subject: Re: Excellent video showing print making process
Board: Stamp Carving and Mounting
Author: TopcollectorProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Dec 17, 2018 1:27 PM
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Reply to: Msg 969433 by lonnewsom
I've never really understood the difference between making a 'print' and what we do with ink. Is it the type of paper they use, the size of the image (I notice these are always large pictures), the longevity? I tried doing a print LTC once with paint and it was really hard. Maybe if I had dipped my paper in water like she did it wouldn't have stuck so much. I really didn't see that much difference in the results other than there was a raised image.
Msg: 969486
TaiChi and ChaiTea Subject: Re: Colorado BOTW!
Board: State: Colorado
Author: TaiChi and ChaiTeaProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Dec 17, 2018 2:50 PM
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Reply to: Msg 969478 by Angel and Demon
Congratulations AljanSundance! Maybe I can catch a ride with Angel & Demon.
Msg: 969487
Baqash Subject: New era of life
Board: Yakking It Up
Author: BaqashProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Dec 17, 2018 4:51 PM
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I’ve sold my RV and have bought a stick house a new era of life begins
Msg: 969488
Subject: Re: Colorado BOTW!
Board: State: Colorado
Author: Angel and DemonProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Dec 17, 2018 5:10 PM
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Reply to: Msg 969486 by TaiChi and ChaiTea
Yes!! Let's go this summer.
Msg: 969489
FORAYCH Subject: Re: New era of life
Board: Yakking It Up
Author: FORAYCHProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Dec 17, 2018 5:14 PM
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Reply to: Msg 969487 by Baqash
Congratulations Linda! I hope you find you have landed in an area with enough interest to keep your creativity highly active!!

Jeff
Msg: 969490
Subject: Re: New era of life
Board: Yakking It Up
Author: Robertson ClanProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Dec 17, 2018 5:38 PM
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Reply to: Msg 969487 by Baqash
Wow!!!
Congratulations on your new place.
Miss you lots!!
M
Msg: 969491
Baqash Subject: Re: New era of life
Board: Yakking It Up
Author: BaqashProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Dec 17, 2018 6:31 PM
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Reply to: Msg 969489 by FORAYCH
I hope you find you have landed in an area with enough interest to keep your creativity highly active!!

Tucson
Msg: 969492
Subject: Re: New era of life
Board: Yakking It Up
Author: gemini girlProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Dec 17, 2018 6:58 PM
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Reply to: Msg 969487 by Baqash
Before I knew that You had an RV, I thought you might be a trucker with how many places and plants you have! I have found a couple and enjoyed them! idk when I'll make it to Tucson so settle in and I'll look for your other finds! Congrats on the new home though!
Msg: 969495
KnottyKnitterDirtMonkey Subject: Re: Winter
Board: State: Alaska
Author: KnottyKnitterDirtMonkeyProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Dec 17, 2018 7:23 PM
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Reply to: Msg 969405 by Neoterra
Fair warning: October is a relatively difficult time to box for safety reasons. Bears are usually still on the hunt for that last fall/summer meal, so it's best to avoid roaming the woods that time of year. Spring is messy, but the boxes are usually unfrozen from the ground by mid May if they are in a sunnier spot. We've gone out in April and they've still been quite frozen. Again, with that time of year, the bears are waking up, so avoid the deep woods ones until mid summer. Don't know if you're new here, but as lifelong residents, just thought I would throw you a few nuggets of knowledge to get you started here.
Msg: 969496
Baqash Subject: Re: New era of life
Board: Yakking It Up
Author: BaqashProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Dec 17, 2018 7:38 PM
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Reply to: Msg 969492 by gemini girl
Tucson and the surrounding areas are a rich mine of boxes of all sorts and difficulties.
Msg: 969497
ECCENTRIC SUTTONS Subject: Re: Micro carving tools?
Board: Repeat Questions - Say That Again?
Author: ECCENTRIC SUTTONSProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Dec 17, 2018 7:55 PM
P-43F-173M-51
Reply to: Msg 969468 by ECCENTRIC SUTTONS
Thank you, KnottyKnitterDirtyMonkey have what I was looking for. A carving nibb smaller than the standard #1. They might even be who I originally got mine from.

Thank you so much Roo
Msg: 969498
DarkZen and Evil Cow Pie Subject: Re: Excellent video showing print making process
Board: Stamp Carving and Mounting
Author: DarkZen and Evil Cow PieProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Dec 17, 2018 7:56 PM
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Reply to: Msg 969485 by Topcollector
I've never really understood the difference between making a 'print' and what we do with ink.

There isn’t any really. There are many types of prints; woodblock, intaglio, linocut, etc. Pink stuff is just another medium. The main considerations are archival paper and archival ink. And if you offer limited edition prints you should only print the advertised amount and no more.

It has nothing to do with size.
Msg: 969499
MissMoon Subject: Re: New era of life
Board: Yakking It Up
Author: MissMoonProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Dec 18, 2018 6:04 AM
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Reply to: Msg 969491 by Baqash
Martini Man and Wis Hiker territory. Sort of.
Msg: 969500
Quarry Subject: Turning separately reserved boxes into a series...
Board: Letterboxing Help Desk
Author: QuarryProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Dec 18, 2018 6:11 AM
P-12F-134M-65
Let's say I reserved 3 boxs seperately then decided they where a series... boxes are planted but I cant figure out how to combine the 3 boxes into a series. If I add a reserved box to and reserved box it thinks it's a novel box with a number for a name I think.
Msg: 969501
Green Tortuga Subject: Re: Turning separately reserved boxes into a series...
Board: Letterboxing Help Desk
Author: Green TortugaProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Dec 18, 2018 7:42 AM
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Reply to: Msg 969500 by Quarry
Let's say I reserved 3 boxs seperately then decided they where a series... boxes are planted but I cant figure out how to combine the 3 boxes into a series.

I'd just delete two of the listings and edit the third one to be a series of 3. That would be the quickest, easiest way of doing it.

Then when the boxes are ready to go live, convert the third one into a traditional series and you're done!

-- Ryan
Msg: 969502
Quarry Subject: Re: Turning separately reserved boxes into a series...
Board: Letterboxing Help Desk
Author: QuarryProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Dec 18, 2018 7:43 AM
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Reply to: Msg 969501 by Green Tortuga
Cool, thanks.
Msg: 969503
Topcollector Subject: Re: Excellent video showing print making process
Board: Stamp Carving and Mounting
Author: TopcollectorProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Dec 18, 2018 8:12 AM
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Reply to: Msg 969498 by DarkZen and Evil Cow Pie
Thanks.
Msg: 969504
Wise Wanderer Subject: Re: Excellent video showing print making process
Board: Stamp Carving and Mounting
Author: Wise WandererProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Dec 18, 2018 10:11 AM
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Reply to: Msg 969498 by DarkZen and Evil Cow Pie
It has nothing to do with size.

That’s an entirely different discussion. 😳
Msg: 969505
Subject: Re: Winter
Board: State: Alaska
Author: a knitwitProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Dec 18, 2018 1:14 PM
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Reply to: Msg 967578 by Neoterra
Hi and welcome to a great hobby.
We used to go out all the time in winter but now my better half (hubby) can't take the cold due to health issuessssssss....bummer. And the boxers that live closest to me don't do cold weather either......again..bummer.
Get yourself a stamp either hand made or store bought and get going! Happy holidays.
Msg: 969506
Subject: Box of the Month for December
Board: State: Florida
Author: Bungalow BoxerProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Dec 18, 2018 1:27 PM
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Just a reminder that December's Box of the Month is out and since it got a late start this month, we will be keeping it until January 2nd, so you will have all through the holiday break to get it.

Also, Santa Mickey will be out until January 2nd, and the NEW 2019 BOTM will be available starting January 1st!

So that means, if you want all three at once, you can stop by on New Year's ;-)

BB
Msg: 969508
Boxer Lover47 Subject: Re: New era of life
Board: Yakking It Up
Author: Boxer Lover47ProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Dec 18, 2018 1:52 PM
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Reply to: Msg 969487 by Baqash
Wow! A whole different perspective! I wish you well!
Msg: 969509
Wronghat Subject: Cluetracker
Board: Letterboxing Help Desk
Author: WronghatProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Dec 18, 2018 4:56 PM
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My Cluetracker is suddenly asking me to log in and approve Clue Tracker so the app may access my account. I've logged in but don't find where to approve Clue Tracker. any advice?

My son had me go to the app store and choose Clue Tracker which had an update which fixed everything.
Msg: 969512
Subject: Re: Cluetracker
Board: Letterboxing Help Desk
Author: MichKathyProfileContactLogbookNote
Date: Dec 18, 2018 6:25 PM
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Reply to: Msg 969509 by Wronghat
I’m glad to hear that the new version is working for you!
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