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Re: Logbook Tweak
Board: Atlas Quest Announcements
Reply to: #971674 by Oberon_Kenobi
Feb 17, 2019 8:09pm
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What is done on another geolocation game (that shall remain nameless) is that the list of all your finds (with logs) can be run once every three days.

That's actually very interesting. So apparently they've run into the same problem AQ has been having. That's a surprising "fix" to the problem, though. I wouldn't have thought of that idea in a million years.

A request to generate this list can be queued. Once completed this query is ready to download.

If you just want to download an entire list of your finds, I already did that. Check the bottom of your profile page. =) No queue necessary! No wait needed!

Generating a long list like that that doesn't require sorting and processing.... it runs pretty fast. All these features people want on their logbooks.... it slows things down a lot. So the download is very basic, bare-bones stuff--but it's a complete list of plants, finds and attempts. I'll probably add some other options in the future (carves, donations, owned, etc.) but those hadn't been as much of a priority for me.

-- Ryan
Re: Logbook Tweak
Board: Atlas Quest Announcements
Reply to: #971666 by Green Tortuga
Feb 17, 2019 8:17pm
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I also renamed the "500 limit" to "all" years since that appeared to cause some confusion. There's still a limit, though. That hasn't changed.

Is there a way that you could have a setting to change the default view to the most current year rather than all? Or even better if you could add a setting that people could set the default view however they prefer?
Re: Logbook Tweak
Board: Atlas Quest Announcements
Reply to: #971676 by Green Tortuga
Feb 17, 2019 8:28pm
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If you just want to download an entire list of your finds, I already did that. Check the bottom of your profile page. =) No queue necessary! No wait needed!

Ah, didn’t know that existed! I don’t scroll past my “interview”.

AND, That’s the most comforting thing I’ve read concerning the on-line logbook. As long as I can access the complete list somewhere, I’m happy. For info on my individual finds, I will continue to use the search options available in the Letterboxes dropdown.
Re: Logbook Tweak
Board: Atlas Quest Announcements
Reply to: #971675 by Green Tortuga
Feb 18, 2019 3:56am
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I'd rather just let people put a "start date" and "end date" and include up to 500 boxes between the two because some people could invariably prefer to see an entire year, others might want to see a specific month or week or whatever. Maybe that's the better option.

I like the date range idea.
Unlisted finds
Board: Atlas Quest Announcements
Feb 18, 2019 4:50am
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I have a lot of finds from LBNA that I logged as unlisted since they are not on AQ. I could scroll through my logbook alphabetically before to find them since I didn't know the year. I tried an advanced search but the Owner is not listed as a member of AQ. Without going through each year, how do I easily locate them now?
Thank you.
Re: Unlisted finds
Board: Atlas Quest Announcements
Reply to: #971684 by Teacup
Feb 18, 2019 5:17am
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Having "unlisted" as a filter type on the profile page would be great!
Re: Unlisted finds
Board: Atlas Quest Announcements
Reply to: #971684 by Teacup
Feb 18, 2019 5:20am
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Teacup,

Couldn't you just do the same thing and select "all" for the year?

[Edit] Oh I see now that it is limited to 500. Is that the issue?

Larry
Re: Logbook Tweak
Board: Atlas Quest Announcements
Reply to: #971676 by Green Tortuga
Feb 18, 2019 5:51am
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It doesn't download into any recognizable organization on my computer, just what appears to be an AQ #, a name and hashtags. It's all finds, no matter LTC, traditional ... No dates. I can't figure out how that would be useable.
Re: Unlisted finds
Board: Atlas Quest Announcements
Reply to: #971684 by Teacup
Feb 18, 2019 6:18am
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I just looked at my last 100 finds, and 58 of them are 'unlisted'.
Re: Unlisted finds
Board: Atlas Quest Announcements
Reply to: #971684 by Teacup
Feb 18, 2019 6:22am
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Re-record each unlisted find and place LbNA as the first word in the new title. Then search that word (LbNA). There's your list! Then go through again and delete the old finds. Have fun! 🤡🤓🤔

Try this:
Go to an "all" and ""Owner" search which should show up to 500.
Re: Unlisted finds
Board: Atlas Quest Announcements
Reply to: #971684 by Teacup
Feb 18, 2019 6:29am
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I've got the same problem. We did some unlisted series this weekend that aren't showing
Re: board messages
Board: Atlas Quest Announcements
Reply to: #971654 by Green Tortuga
Feb 18, 2019 6:39am
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I liked checking the Boards page to see if there were replies to any of my messages and to see if anyone had clicked funny, agree, interesting, etc. on my messages.

I miss doing that, it made me happy to see them all listed there and helped me procrastinate for a few more minutes. ;)

I think getting a inbox message saying, hey some one replied to your message, is a good idea.

Perhaps a widget is in order? One that lists My recent messages, and replies to me messages, just like what use to be on the Board page.

Back to my coffee now.
Re: Unlisted finds
Board: Atlas Quest Announcements
Reply to: #971696 by Public Hand
Feb 18, 2019 6:39am
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There's a way! Did I miss this before or was it added? There's a box for "starts with" at the top. So to search for a box you found that starts with the letter "M" but you don't know what year you found it, put the letter "M" in that box and set the other search parameters to "All" and "Alphabetical". That's good. That's actually better than it was before. I pulled up 309 boxes that start with the letter 'M'. Was that "starts with" box always there and I just didn't see it? Thank you Ryan!
Re: board messages
Board: Atlas Quest Announcements
Reply to: #971697 by photopam
Feb 18, 2019 7:03am
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Perhaps a widget is in order? One that lists My recent messages, and replies to me messages, just like what use to be on the Board page.

I have My Newest Posts and Replies to My Messages widgets on My Page.
Re: Logbook Tweak
Board: Atlas Quest Announcements
Reply to: #971689 by Topcollector
Feb 18, 2019 7:16am
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Strange. I see type of box and dates on my iPad. I haven’t gone on my computer yet to experiment.

I do know that if you have columns that are too narrow, sometimes the info in the columns will show as hash tags. Try increasing your spreadsheet column widths. If all that works out, you then should be able to sort by type of box, etc.
Re: board messages
Board: Atlas Quest Announcements
Reply to: #971703 by JampersandJ
Feb 18, 2019 7:50am
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I have My Newest Posts and Replies to My Messages widgets on My Page.

Oh, I'll go look for it now. :)

Update: found the My newest posts
Did not find replies to my messages...

Hmmm.............
Re: board messages
Board: Atlas Quest Announcements
Reply to: #971697 by photopam
Feb 18, 2019 7:59am
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I liked checking the Boards page to see if there were replies to any of my messages and to see if anyone had clicked funny, agree, interesting, etc. on my messages.... Perhaps a widget is in order?

There are widgets that do both of those things already, but the one that displays if there were replies to your messages is a premium member perk. The one with who has clicked funny, agree, interesting, etc. is available for everyone, though.

As for replies to you posts, I felt it was okay to leave that widget as a premium member perk because it's possible to run a search that does this whose results can be bookmarked or have notifications sent to one's AQ mail.

-- Ryan
Re: Unlisted finds
Board: Atlas Quest Announcements
Reply to: #971685 by SherlockMiles
Feb 18, 2019 8:02am
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Having "unlisted" as a filter type on the profile page would be great!

I'm not sure what you mean. There's already options to download your "unlisted finds" and "unlisted attempts" along with the other options.

-- Ryan
Re: board messages
Board: Atlas Quest Announcements
Reply to: #971707 by Green Tortuga
Feb 18, 2019 8:02am
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the one that displays if there were replies to your messages is a premium member perk

That explains why I'm not seeing it. So I'm not crazy after all.... ;)
Re: Logbook Tweak
Board: Atlas Quest Announcements
Reply to: #971704 by JampersandJ
Feb 18, 2019 8:24am
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I really, really hate to say anything that sounds like a complaint because this web site is a fantastic service for a ridiculously low price (even for premium membership), and we appreciate it so much.

I do, however, find it a bit frustrating to have to export logbook items to a spreadsheet to be able to view them all as we could before the big change.

Items in my logbook are numbered in Safari on my iPhone and iPad, but not on my MacBook Air, even though all are using Safari. No amount of refreshing the page on the Mac has changed that. Weird...

Thanks, GT, for all you do to keep AQ running smoothly.
Re: Unlisted finds
Board: Atlas Quest Announcements
Reply to: #971708 by Green Tortuga
Feb 18, 2019 8:39am
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When I click on My Profile and then click on my Finds number , I get a listing of all of my finds. What I naively had in my mind was an entry under "Box Type" at the top of the page that was "Unlisted".

The download my unlisted finds or attempts - is this using Advanced Search?

Feel free to ignore comment chain as well.....
Re: Unlisted finds
Board: Atlas Quest Announcements
Reply to: #971714 by SherlockMiles
Feb 18, 2019 8:52am
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What I naively had in my mind was an entry under "Box Type" at the top of the page that was "Unlisted".

It's not actually a box "type," though. Even unlisted boxes can be categorized as traditional finds, postals, LTCs, etc. For this to work, I'd have to add another option to distinguish between listed boxes, unlisted boxes and both types of boxes.

The download my unlisted finds or attempts - is this using Advanced Search?

No, the links are at the end of your profile page. These links aren't actually "searches" (which can be very slow). Instead, they're largely just data dumps of the AQ database. Each of the links dumps the relevant data from a different table in the database.

-- Ryan
Re: Unlisted finds
Board: Atlas Quest Announcements
Reply to: #971717 by Green Tortuga
Feb 18, 2019 9:44am
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Thank you for this helpful info and your patience with us unsophisticated users.
Re: Unlisted finds
Board: Atlas Quest Announcements
Reply to: #971717 by Green Tortuga
Feb 18, 2019 9:52am
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Maybe there needs to be "Ticker" across the AQ page stating these importent changes!😜🙂💁🏼
Re: Logbook Tweak
Board: Atlas Quest Announcements
Reply to: #971711 by Road Junkies
Feb 18, 2019 2:50pm
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I was happy with the logbook the way it functioned before the update, both in using it and how fast it loaded. It loaded in a speedy manner and was simple, easy and logical to use. I thought it was just fine and dandy.

MM
Re: Logbook Tweak
Board: Atlas Quest Announcements
Reply to: #971676 by Green Tortuga
Feb 18, 2019 4:24pm
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The change I wanted isn’t addressed. I wanted to be able to sort my traditional finds by state without having to compose some sort of search.
Re: board messages
Board: Atlas Quest Announcements
Reply to: #971660 by Topcollector
Feb 18, 2019 7:56pm
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I have always liked the widget that shows responses to my posts.
Re: Logbook Tweak
Board: Atlas Quest Announcements
Reply to: #971741 by Baqash
Feb 18, 2019 8:02pm
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The change I wanted isn’t addressed.

You can download your finds into a spreadsheet and sort them however you want. The downloads do include location information so sorting by state is possible.

-- Ryan
Re: Logbook Tweak
Board: Atlas Quest Announcements
Reply to: #971741 by Baqash
Feb 18, 2019 9:50pm
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It just occurred to me.... maybe you'll find your stats page useful. It has a list of all the states you found boxes and when you click on them, pulls up the list of all the boxes in that state.

(Premium member perk!)

-- Ryan
Re: board messages
Board: Atlas Quest Announcements
Reply to: #971751 by MO UR4Me
Feb 18, 2019 10:01pm
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I didn't know there was a widget, they just started coming to me in my AQmail yesterday. But now I don't get the response, just a notice. Took me awhile, but I finally figured out which post was being responded to.