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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.
Re: board messages
Board: Atlas Quest Announcements
Reply to: #971709 by photopam
Feb 18, 2019 11:41pm
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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.... ;)

The explanation doesn’t necessarily rule that out, ya know.... :)
Re: Logbook Tweak
Board: Atlas Quest Announcements
Reply to: #971754 by Green Tortuga
Feb 19, 2019 2:21am
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Never knew they were clickable. Thanks that works
Re: Logbook Tweak
Board: Atlas Quest Announcements
Reply to: #971752 by Green Tortuga
Feb 19, 2019 2:33am
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Downloading g and sorting works if you are on a computer. Phone not so much
Re: Logbook Tweak
Board: Atlas Quest Announcements
Reply to: #971666 by Green Tortuga
Feb 19, 2019 6:27am
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Ryan, I apologize in advance if you've already addressed this elsewhere. When I go to my logbook and select Finds/Traditional/All/Newest, the resulting boxes are definitely not the newest boxes. Any ideas?
Re: Logbook Tweak
Board: Atlas Quest Announcements
Reply to: #971711 by Road Junkies
Feb 19, 2019 6:38am
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Not sure whether anything changed at AQ or my pages refreshed enough times, but suddenly this morning my logbook is numbered in Safari on the Mac. Yay!
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Board: Atlas Quest Announcements
Reply to: #971758 by Sheba
Feb 19, 2019 7:15am
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The explanation doesn’t necessarily rule that out, ya know.... :)

True, I am looking for stamps in the woods... ;)
Re: Logbook Tweak
Board: Atlas Quest Announcements
Reply to: #971766 by Rocklun
Feb 21, 2019 3:55pm
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More on the logbook tweak...

I also appreciate this website and all it does to make letterboxing enjoyable and the way it helps me manage my plants and finds. It brings me joy.

I've been following this thread and hoped to have my questions answered about the logbook layout. But up to this point, I haven't seen anything that directly speaks to what's going on in my logbook. Like Rocklun mentioned, my finds do not seem to be listing in the order selected. If I choose TRADITIONAL-2019-NEWEST, my 5 latest finds don't show up at the top or anywhere in the list. I do have over 500 finds in 2019, so I'm guessing that's part of the problem.

I've gone back and looked at 2018 Finds (TRADITIONAL-2018-NEWEST). I'm seeing the same thing. 500 boxes are listed, but then random boxes will not be there. For example, on December 1, I found several more boxes than what show up in the listing.

And, lastly...the spreadsheet. Thank you. It is good to have a spot where all the boxes can be. For me, it would be helpful to have a little spreadsheet lesson (since I've used them minimally). The list downloads by box number, smallest to largest. How would I order the downloaded spreadsheet in date found order?

This is such a good website and I've spent many enjoyable hours solving mystery locations, planning trips, decoding ciphers, and digging deeper into the website to learn more about it. So it's a ton of fun and I appreciate it.
Re: Logbook Tweak
Board: Atlas Quest Announcements
Reply to: #971905 by Angel Winks
Feb 21, 2019 10:04pm
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I wish it would have an "all" instead of traditional/hh/cootie/LTC/event/ect
When I am searching other people's logs (just attended event and I can't find AQ# for a find) they aren't listed even though their logbooks are public.... you have to choose type of stamp (and ironically for this event many of the stamps are showing up traditional instead of event so I am having trouble finding them!)
Re: Logbook Tweak
Board: Atlas Quest Announcements
Reply to: #971905 by Angel Winks
Feb 22, 2019 12:48am
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...the spreadsheet. Thank you. It is good to have a spot where all the boxes can be. For me, it would be helpful to have a little spreadsheet lesson (since I've used them minimally). The list downloads by box number, smallest to largest. How would I order the downloaded spreadsheet in date found order?

To change the order of the data, select “data” and then “sort.” Typically you can sort by any of the categories listed in the "header row."
Re: Logbook Tweak
Board: Atlas Quest Announcements
Reply to: #971905 by Angel Winks
Feb 22, 2019 12:56am
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I do have over 500 finds in 2019...

We're not even two full months into 2019 yet!
Re: Logbook Tweak
Board: Atlas Quest Announcements
Reply to: #971919 by roo
Feb 22, 2019 5:51am
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Thank you, roo! That's all I needed. It worked perfectly.
Re: Logbook Tweak
Board: Atlas Quest Announcements
Reply to: #971920 by Kirbert
Feb 22, 2019 5:54am
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I know...kind of crazy, right?

But I can only blame mudflinginfools and Teacup. I went to their Final Flight event in January and there were well over 400 traditional letterboxes. Wowza! Then letterboxing luck was with us...the weather was lovely and we were able to spend a couple of days looking for traditional finds in the area. It was a great way to start 2019, especially because we came home to the polar vortex and all the winter storms we've had in Michigan since.
Re: Logbook Tweak
Board: Atlas Quest Announcements
Reply to: #971905 by Angel Winks
Feb 22, 2019 6:05am
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I do have over 500 finds in 2019, so I'm guessing that's part of the problem.

Yes, that's definitely part of the problem. AQ just promises to return 500 boxes that match your search--it makes no guarantees about which 500 boxes.

The logbook works more like a search than an actual log.

-- Ryan
Re: Logbook Tweak
Board: Atlas Quest Announcements
Reply to: #971932 by Green Tortuga
Feb 22, 2019 6:09am
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Ryan, thank you. I was hoping there would be a way for me to fix that, but que sera sera.

This tells me I am going to get to know spreadsheets much better. Learning something new is almost never a bad thing. Thank you, again.
Re: Logbook Tweak
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Reply to: #971932 by Green Tortuga
Feb 22, 2019 6:10am
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And, yes, the logbook is the actual log. No doubt about that.
Re: Logbook Tweak
Board: Atlas Quest Announcements
Reply to: #971932 by Green Tortuga
Feb 22, 2019 7:59am
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The logbook works more like a search than an actual log.

It's not a search engine. It's supposed to be a logbook. You changed it back again? The last time I looked at it it had the drop down menu with newest first, etc. Now its this search stuff again???

It's my logbook. If I want it to automatically show newest or oldest first I should have that choice in a drop down menu the way it has always been. It's worked. No reason to fix what was not broken.

My first 10 finds are now unlisted finds, then #11 is a box from last May. I've got five year old finds on the first page. Gawd. I don't need five year old finds on the first page.

It was never meant to function as a search engine. It's a logbook.
Re: Logbook Tweak
Board: Atlas Quest Announcements
Reply to: #971941 by MissMoon
Feb 22, 2019 8:15am
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But didn’t it always have that list broken up into pages, and if you wanted to look at, say, a box starting with S, or one you found in 2011, you’d have to figure out which page it was on....

I’m finding it workable. The only problem I’m having is that the counter seems too sensitive. If I stop for a moment while trying to set the date, it goes ahead and loads that page. It’s not waiting for me to press “Done.”
Re: Logbook Tweak
Board: Atlas Quest Announcements
Reply to: #971941 by MissMoon
Feb 22, 2019 9:16am
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It was never meant to function as a search engine. It's a logbook.

That's what I kept saying, but everyone kept complaining that it wasn't searchable. So I made it a search.

At this point, I just recommend downloading your logbook and sort it however you see fit.

-- Ryan