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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.
Board: Atlas Quest Announcements
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
Board: Atlas Quest Announcements
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.
Re: Suddenly, my AQ settings are for the Blind
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Reply to: #825282 by Aiphid
Jan 14, 2014 9:55pm
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IE: Why are you using IE?

IE, the browser you use to download a new browser on a new computer.

-koalacat, remembers Netscape Navigator...
Re: Suddenly, my AQ settings are for the Blind
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Reply to: #825374 by koalacat
Jan 14, 2014 9:58pm
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IE, the browser you've gotta keep on your machine to do Windows updates.

-Kirbert, who remembers Mosaic.
Re: AQ Site Language Options.
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Reply to: #825349 by Green Tortuga
Jan 15, 2014 7:09am
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I, when explaining it, use "cajitas escondidas" and then explain what they will usually contain.

Its seems like the site is set up do deal with Internationally placed boxes, but then limits potential searchers to English speakers.

A guy I couchsurfed with in Kyoto runs a site called Peeece, similar to etsy and maybe he is a genius coder or not but it was cool. his site bridged the problem of language for sellers and buyers in an automatic fashion. It would convert pricing, and language (of course not with out the inevitable translation errors)

Besides an About Letterboxing page, the most important things would be making the search options inteligible, and fascilitating access of the clues and then recording finds. (Again I have no idea what that intails and understand 100 percent about being busy..I am a teacher).

Maybe there will just be tons of WOM boxes here :P or how hard/ much work do you think it would be to come up with a functional skeleton of a site like that?

Thanks for help and encouragement.
Re: AQ Site Language Options.
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Reply to: #825373 by Kirbert
Jan 15, 2014 7:11am
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I say "Cajitas Escondidas", little hidden boxes
Re: AQ Site Language Options.
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Reply to: #825428 by lig
Jan 15, 2014 7:23am
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I'm sure it's far from perfect, but you could start with:

http://www.google.com/translate?langpair=EN%7CES&u=http://www.atlasquest.com
Re: AQ Site Language Options.
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Reply to: #825431 by Aiphid
Jan 15, 2014 8:34am
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woah! i feel sort of like a dummy but that is amazing. that will get the just of it for sure! THANKS!
Re: AQ Site Language Options.
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Reply to: #825428 by lig
Jan 15, 2014 10:21am
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I, when explaining it, use "cajitas escondidas" and then explain what they will usually contain.

Cartacajitas? Just kidding... I just love the way "cartacajas" sounds on my tongue. =)

Its seems like the site is set up do deal with Internationally placed boxes, but then limits potential searchers to English speakers.

To be fair.... most internationally placed letterboxes are planted by English-speaking tourists. =)

how hard/ much work do you think it would be to come up with a functional skeleton of a site like that?

With help translating some stuff, I could probably get something simple up in less than a month. (Very simple!) No message boards, no AQ mail, etc.

But I don't think I'd really be a good person to do this. If someone has problems or reports an error, I'd have a huge communication barrier to work through. Maybe after I learn Spanish fluently.... That's always been a dream of mine--to learn another language fluently. =) I'm definitely not fluent in Spanish, but it is the foreign language that I'm so familiar with! Someday it could happen....

But I am kind of intrigued to create a "basic, simple" template letterboxing website for international locations that could be uploaded after certain pages are translated. Create one for Spanish, French, German, and whatever else anyone wants to volunteer to translate. =)

Let me think about it some more. But.... even if I do do something like this, it'll likely be several months before anything happens. Maybe by the end of the year kind of thing....

-- Ryan
Re: AQ Site Language Options.
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Reply to: #825470 by Green Tortuga
Jan 15, 2014 10:41am
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But I am kind of intrigued to create a "basic, simple" template letterboxing website for international locations that could be uploaded after certain pages are translated. Create one for Spanish, French, German, and whatever else anyone wants to volunteer to translate. =)

Lots of different interfaces sharing the same database. Maybe even one of those pages that detects the country you are connecting from and defaults to that language, with an option to change to English.
Re: AQ Site Language Options.
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Reply to: #825470 by Green Tortuga
Jan 15, 2014 10:56am
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But I don't think I'd really be a good person to do this.

Does the Moose speak Spanish?
Re: AQ Site Language Options.
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Reply to: #825482 by Kirbert
Jan 15, 2014 11:06am
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Does the Moose speak Spanish?

Tengo una papa suerte.