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Re: Publishing on AQ.....?
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Reply to: #822968 by PI Joe
Jan 3, 2014 6:23am
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Thank you!

They are certainly real eggs, and whole ones! But the process uses hot wax resist, like batik, and intense dyes. The egg is dipped in several baths, from lightest to darkest color, after each wax application. My local Ukrainian church gives lessons, but I also made Pysanki in the past. It's an old, traditional craft. Other ethnic groups do them in different ways. I often see drawings in white, dipped in a single brilliant color. The wax is melted over a candle, in a tool called a kistka. I use a fine kistka, mostly.
Re: Publishing on AQ.....?
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Reply to: #822973 by Sunia
Jan 3, 2014 6:55am
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Recently tiggermama shared that she does this process as well. She said that it helps her to put carving stamps in perspective as the eggs are breakable & do get broken after all the hard work.

Thank you for sharing.
bluebirdlover
Re: Favorite Thread?
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Reply to: #822863 by Oberon_Kenobi
Jan 3, 2014 8:32am
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The "My Recent Posts" widget will let you keep track of your personal posts, regardless of what board they are on.

K
Re: Publishing on AQ.....?
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Reply to: #822973 by Sunia
Jan 3, 2014 8:33am
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Just want to say "way cool!"
Re: Favorite Thread?
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Reply to: #823003 by Kelsung
Jan 3, 2014 10:16am
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The "My Recent Posts" widget will let you keep track of your personal posts, regardless of what board they are on.

But then I would have to actively check to see if there are any replies to my post. I'd like a way for it to show up as any new posts do. Right now I've just favorited the forum. It is a low volume state board so there have been no other subjects so far. This works for now.
Re: Woohoo North Dakota
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Reply to: #822704 by roo
Jan 3, 2014 4:58pm
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I have more boxes than that here in Florida!
Reserved Listing missing?
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Jan 3, 2014 5:01pm
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Ok I started to enter the blah's series like I do every year and leave it as a reserved listing while I am sorting out the stamps etc... I was doing that but now it is missing??!!??

Help!

MushrooM
Re: Reserved Listing missing?
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Reply to: #823125 by MushrooM
Jan 3, 2014 6:42pm
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Ok I started to enter the blah's series like I do every year and leave it as a reserved listing while I am sorting out the stamps etc... I was doing that but now it is missing??!!??

I'm not seeing a record of any reserved boxes created by you in the database. Are you sure you clicked the 'Save' button when you were done entering information? Nothing actually gets saved permanently until that 'Save' button gets clicked.

If you haven't logged out and your session hasn't time out yet (it probably has at this point since you posted nearly two hours ago, but just in case it hasn't....), the data is stored as a session variable for a temporary period of time. If you go to the Add Letterbox page, it'll show any boxes you've started editing but haven't saved on the right side of the page.

But... like I said, you might not see anything there if your session had expired.

-- Ryan
Re: Reserved Listing missing?
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Reply to: #823125 by MushrooM
Jan 3, 2014 6:43pm
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omg -- I know it's a sad omen, but your sig stamp is awesome!
Re: Reserved Listing missing?
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Reply to: #823150 by Khameleon
Jan 3, 2014 7:26pm
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Ha! yes! that is because I am killing mushroom right after the blahs :) morbid but fun in a way
Re: Reserved Listing missing?
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Reply to: #823148 by Green Tortuga
Jan 3, 2014 7:28pm
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ugh now that I think of it I think I lost power while I was doing it.. and I had not pressed "save" ah well now I know what I did..
Re: Woohoo North Dakota
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Reply to: #823123 by Kirbert
Jan 4, 2014 8:21am
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I have more boxes than that here in Florida!

Agreed. I have more boxes than that here in Christchurch alone.
Re: Woohoo North Dakota
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Reply to: #822704 by roo
Jan 5, 2014 4:20am
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Actually 39 boxes - planted one last summer but haven't posted the clues yet....
Re: Publishing on AQ.....?
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Reply to: #823006 by Mama Stork
Jan 5, 2014 6:09am
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Why thank you!
Re: Favorite Thread?
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Reply to: #822863 by Oberon_Kenobi
Jan 8, 2014 9:17pm
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You may have already found this option, but if you click on the top right tab "My Page", then choose "My Profile", then click on "View Recent Posts" it will bring up all the messages you've posted and then you can look at the thread... perhaps you can keep an eye on it that way... that's the easiest way I've found to keep track.
Re: Must switch to Geocaching
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Reply to: #491208 by fleetwood7
Jan 13, 2014 7:39pm
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I thought it was Limericker Geocachers , not limericker letterboxers. Spell check never works right.

DD
AQ Site Language Options.
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Jan 14, 2014 2:45pm
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We have nearly a whole continent that speaks primarilly Spanish and many people whose primary language in the US is Spanish. I'm not sure if it may be helpful to some people but as some of you know I am trying to build a LB community in Spain. it is difficult to find carving materials but am working with an art supply store where i live to solve that problem but i think i may have figured out a second reason. There isnt a site in Spanish that discusses or facilitates Letter boxing.

Im not sure about coding/programing, but it seems like there should be some way to fairly easilly incorporate some other languages.

Might this be possible?
Re: AQ Site Language Options.
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Reply to: #825272 by lig
Jan 14, 2014 3:00pm
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I'm sure having AQ available in Spanish would be awesome. However, there are other possibilities involving more separation. One would be a completely separate web site with its own box listings, its own forums, etc., etc. Anyone who wants their boxes listed on both could submit to both -- but it might make sense to have 2-language introduction notes inside the boxes, and possibly even dual log books! We could discuss the pros and cons of such a scheme.

Another possibility would be an entirely separate game, complete with its own name -- something in Spanish that means "hidden prize". Could have its own guidelines and customs. The French have "cistes" which are sort of a hybrid between geocaches and letterboxes -- the clues work like letterboxes, but they contain trade items like geocaches.
Suddenly, my AQ settings are for the Blind
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Jan 14, 2014 3:03pm
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so, sitting in my office chair this afternoon, maggie roo the boxing pup jumped up on my laptop and did something - and it was definitely a Something - because now AQ is set in LARGE TYPE for the Blind. . . which i am not.

Everything is about 2/3's larger on the screen, and the columns on my Home Page are running into each other, and oh that's just not good.

How do i undo whatever the roo reset when she jumped in my lap??

~tigs
Re: Suddenly, my AQ settings are for the Blind
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Reply to: #825278 by tiggermama
Jan 14, 2014 3:07pm
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AQ's usability settings are where you can set the font size, but if Roo made changes she probably didn't do it through that page :) She probably zoomed in on your browser. Usually you can zoom back down to normal in the "View" menu of your browser.
Re: Suddenly, my AQ settings are for the Blind
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Reply to: #825280 by Aiphid
Jan 14, 2014 3:09pm
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view menu of my browser it is - cuz it isn't the AQ settings.

um. . .

where do i find that?

~tigs

and how come it's only AQ if it's my browser?? (that last question is just curiosity)
Re: Suddenly, my AQ settings are for the Blind
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Reply to: #825281 by tiggermama
Jan 14, 2014 3:19pm
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view menu of my browser it is - cuz it isn't the AQ settings.
where do i find that?

The top menu bar of the browser that you're using.

Firefox: View/Zoom/Reset
Chrome: View/Actual Size
Safari: View/Actual Size
IE: Why are you using IE?

and how come it's only AQ if it's my browser?

You can zoom in and out of different tabs independently. Easy fix, close that tab and open a new one.
Re: Suddenly, my AQ settings are for the Blind
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Reply to: #825278 by tiggermama
Jan 14, 2014 3:29pm
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2-cent bullet.
Re: Suddenly, my AQ settings are for the Blind
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Reply to: #825278 by tiggermama
Jan 14, 2014 4:00pm
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By the thread title, I was really hoping for Braille!
Re: Suddenly, my AQ settings are for the Blind
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Reply to: #825281 by tiggermama
Jan 14, 2014 4:08pm
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Control plus the minus key in IE.
Re: AQ Site Language Options.
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Reply to: #825276 by Kirbert
Jan 14, 2014 5:33pm
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Why in the world would the boxes need to be segregated in any way? One logbook could contain comments in multiple languages. Clues could be listed in any language. I've seen clues in Morse Code, Gothic Runes and Klingon, so Spanish would be a walk in the park.

I do, however, agree that a different site specifically in Spanish might be easier for navigation when it comes to the basics of explaining the hobby, tutorials on carving, logbooks and clue writing, etc. But once someone is aware of the hobby in ANY language, access to every box and every clue should be unhindered.

This site is entirely in German, but that doesn't make it a different game, just another database of clues, and I know of more than one boxer who's found some of these. But to simply write code that has existing AQ text converted to another language is not a good idea. Machine translations tend to be a crap shoot, and are sometimes comically inaccurate.

K
Re: Suddenly, my AQ settings are for the Blind
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Reply to: #825282 by Aiphid
Jan 14, 2014 6:08pm
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Chrome: View/Actual Size
IE: Why are you using IE?

I use Chrome usually but IE gives me better printing options so when I want to print, I have to go to IE. Chrome printing options suck.
Re: AQ Site Language Options.
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Reply to: #825272 by lig
Jan 14, 2014 6:56pm
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Im not sure about coding/programing, but it seems like there should be some way to fairly easilly incorporate some other languages.

Setting up a site like AQ for an entirely different language would be a huge amount of work. In theory, there are tools you can use to separate "user text" from the code, but I've never used any of them since I never had any intention of developing sites in multiple languages. The fact that I don't know any other languages is kind of a hindrance as well.

But I do think an entirely separate site should be used for different languages. Sure, there are clues in all sorts of different languages, but a group of people who don't know English aren't exactly going to have long conversations on the message boards or through AQ mail with those who don't know Spanish. Clues are clues--using another language is more-or-less the same as writing a clue in code. But message boards, profiles, tutorials.... it just makes sense to keep those on separate websites. Those who know Spanish would use the Spanish one, those who know English would use the English one, and those who know both could use either (or both!)

I do sympathize with you wanting to get things going in Spanish, though. That's going to be a tough job, and the fact that there's not really any information about in Spanish is definitely an obstacle. But you really do need a Spanish-language site, but creating a Spanish-language version of Atlas Quest is a little out of my skill set. I'd be willing to create a very stripped-down version of AQ for letterboxing in español someday, but my plate is already full at the moment. If you know someone who can create such a site, though, I'd be more than willing to let you translate most of the informational material on AQ into Spanish for it. =)

I'd even be willing to host it, although it might make more sense to use a host in Spain. The website would likely run faster if the server was "local" to most of the people using it. =)

-- Ryan

PS. I like to tell people that "letterbox" in Spanish is "cartacajas." I totally made it up, and I figure if I tell enough people this, it might become true... it seems credible! But how would you translate the word "letterbox"? =)
Re: Suddenly, my AQ settings are for the Blind
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Reply to: #825282 by Aiphid
Jan 14, 2014 7:41pm
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ha HA!!

not using IE, so at least i got some points from the computer geeks.

thank you for the directions; all is now right with my world.
Re: AQ Site Language Options.
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Reply to: #825349 by Green Tortuga
Jan 14, 2014 9:50pm
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But how would you translate the word "letterbox"? =)

I would so not translate the word "letterbox"! It's already one of the hindrances that keeps this hobby from catching on. Not only does it not mean anything like what it sounds like, but letterboxing.com has nothing to do with our hobby! Please, if you're gonna come up with a Spanish name, come up with one that makes sense.