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Re: Rating Non-Traditional Boxes
Board: Atlas Quest Announcements
Reply to: #809860 by Nature Hikers
Oct 10, 2013 8:38pm
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Yes. Click on main header for Letterboxes. Scroll down to Record Ratings. It will bring up a list of every box you've rated and you can make changes there as well.
Re: Rating Non-Traditional Boxes
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Reply to: #809860 by Nature Hikers
Oct 10, 2013 8:47pm
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I don't believe you can go back. Might be because they don't hold any weight anyway like they do with traditional boxes. Just is there but not functional.
Re: Rating Non-Traditional Boxes
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Reply to: #809860 by Nature Hikers
Oct 10, 2013 9:50pm
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Is there a way to go back and rate your previous non-traditional finds? I'd like to be able to do it without spamming the owners with update messages.

Those ratings aren't used for anything right now so I haven't implemented any way to rate previous non-traditional find. When the day come that it actually does it used for something, I'll provide a way to rate previous finds.

Until then.... I wouldn't worry about it.

-- Ryan
Mysterious reactivation
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Oct 11, 2013 4:26am
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Here's a situation that confuses me a little: this box has not been found in 3 years, the planter has not even logged on in 3 years, but it just changed status from unknown to active. How can that happen if the planter didn't update it, and nobody found it?
http://www.atlasquest.com/showinfo.html?gBoxId=51761
Re: Mysterious reactivation
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Reply to: #809878 by TrailTroll
Oct 11, 2013 4:30am
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Here's a situation that confuses me a little: this box has not been found in 3 years, the planter has not even logged on in 3 years, but it just changed status from unknown to active. How can that happen if the planter didn't update it, and nobody found it?
http://www.atlasquest.com/showinfo.html?gBoxId=51761

Chuck Norris did it with mental telepathy
Re: Mysterious reactivation
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Reply to: #809878 by TrailTroll
Oct 11, 2013 5:41am
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Maybe someone just logged an old find?

That's a shame about PP not boxing anymore :( Her stamps were awesome and she was so nice!
Re: Mysterious reactivation
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Reply to: #809878 by TrailTroll
Oct 11, 2013 5:42am
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All I can tell you is that when a PERSON updates the status, the 'last modified' changes. That one still says August 20, 2007.

I have never paid attention to that field on the boxes that AQ changes automatically so don't know if it changes it or not.
Re: Rating Non-Traditional Boxes
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Reply to: #809860 by Nature Hikers
Oct 11, 2013 6:26am
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Oh, duh. I should have read more carefully. Sorry for leading you on a wild goose chase.
Re: Mysterious reactivation
Board: Atlas Quest Announcements
Reply to: #809878 by TrailTroll
Oct 11, 2013 8:52am
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but it just changed status from unknown to active. How can that happen if the planter didn't update it, and nobody found it?

Because an attempt that used to be on the box went away so the last person on the finds/attempt list is a find rather than an attempt.

-- Ryan
Re: Mysterious reactivation
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Reply to: #809902 by Green Tortuga
Oct 11, 2013 9:05am
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Because an attempt that used to be on the box went away so the last person on the finds/attempt list is a find rather than an attempt.

I'm still going with Chuck Norris ; )
Re: Mysterious reactivation
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Reply to: #809902 by Green Tortuga
Oct 11, 2013 9:26am
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Thanks - that makes sense. I think I like turkey feathers' explanation better though!
Re: Double spaces changing to single spaces
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Reply to: #809708 by roo
Oct 12, 2013 9:22pm
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I noticed this when I typed a clue for a letterbox that had a code to decipher... After painstakingly adding extra spaces between the words to make it easier for the person deciphering the code to tell where the word breaks were supposed to be it changed them all to single spaces.

So, I went through it all again... fixed it all... saved it, and "poof" the extras were gone again.

The good news is that the box has been found a couple of times already so it doesn't seem to be hampering the solving of the clue.
Re: Mysterious reactivation
Board: Atlas Quest Announcements
Reply to: #809878 by TrailTroll
Oct 12, 2013 9:26pm
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Wasn't this one a limited time lb?
Re: Mysterious reactivation
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Reply to: #810074 by 3Daydreamers
Oct 13, 2013 2:17am
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It's limited time because the clue says it is only available May to Aug.
Re: Mysterious reactivation
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Reply to: #810086 by Kelsung
Oct 13, 2013 11:05am
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And for that reason, I've always found the "limited time" attribute a bit confusing. To me, "limited time" should mean that it'll only be available for a little while and then it'll be gone forever. If it's extended to mean that it's only available for a little while and then it'll be gone until next year, where does it stop? Are boxes that are only available Monday through Friday "limited time"? How about those that are only available during daytime? Or those that are available on all days except Christmas and Easter?
Re: Mysterious reactivation
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Reply to: #810123 by Kirbert
Oct 13, 2013 11:20am
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If it's extended to mean that it's only available for a little while and then it'll be gone until next year, where does it stop? Are boxes that are only available Monday through Friday "limited time"? How about those that are only available during daytime? Or those that are available on all days except Christmas and Easter?

You're over-thinking things, Kirbert. =) If it's available more often than not, it's not a limited time box. If it's only available for short period of time with long stretches of unavailability, then it's a limited time box. Even boxes that are only available M-F are more about limited hours than limited "time."

-- Ryan
Re: Mysterious reactivation
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Reply to: #810127 by Green Tortuga
Oct 13, 2013 12:36pm
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You're over-thinking things, Kirbert. =)

when did Kirbert start overthinking things ? : )
Re: Mysterious reactivation
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Reply to: #810086 by Kelsung
Oct 13, 2013 9:06pm
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Oh, I see that now... I hadn't looked at the clue before, just the "limited time" icon. I always thought that was used when a box was only available for a limited time and then retired. Thanks! : )
Re: Mysterious reactivation
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Reply to: #810123 by Kirbert
Oct 14, 2013 12:25am
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Once again, people are making use of words and phrases in ways that do not fit Kirbert's personal definition. This has just got to be stopped. How dare anyone expect us to read the clues and think for ourselves rather than skim some icons and immediately understand every detail.

If a double amputee held a carving tool in his teeth to make a stamp, is he still allowed to use the "hand-carved" icon?

K
Re: Mysterious reactivation
Board: Atlas Quest Announcements
Reply to: #810287 by Kelsung
Oct 14, 2013 8:34am
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If a double amputee held a carving tool in his teeth to make a stamp, is he still allowed to use the "hand-carved" icon?

Damn straight they do!!!! More power to 'em, too....
Re: Mysterious reactivation
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Reply to: #810338 by Okie Dog
Oct 15, 2013 8:19am
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I would be so tempted to use the word of mouth icon if I were a double amputee. To mean mouth carved.
Need to remove an event box
Board: Atlas Quest Announcements
Oct 18, 2013 12:31pm
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How can I remove an event box from my event?
Re: Need to remove an event box
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Reply to: #811087 by Boxer Lover47
Oct 18, 2013 12:34pm
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Retire it or make unavailable?
Re: Need to remove an event box
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Reply to: #811087 by Boxer Lover47
Oct 18, 2013 12:55pm
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How can I remove an event box from my event?

Open the box details page, find the even in the list of events under the box details, click "drop" on the right side of the event.
Re: Need to remove an event box
Board: Atlas Quest Announcements
Reply to: #811088 by FloridaFour
Oct 19, 2013 9:38am
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Isnt there a way to write the clues but hide them? Someone tried to explain this to me once but I felt like I was trying to sort hay for a needle. This site is great. Lots of info. At the same time, there's LOTS of info. Im constantly learning with huge thanks to patient folks.
So, is there a way to make the clue then hide it?

~cc
Re: Need to remove an event box
Board: Atlas Quest Announcements
Reply to: #811233 by crosscresent
Oct 19, 2013 10:00am
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So, is there a way to make the clue then hide it?

You can do this by creating a reserved box. It is like creating a traditional box, except that you can't specify the location or some attributes that go with traditional boxes. When you are ready for your clue to go "live", change the type of the box to traditional and make the final tweaks.
Re: Need to remove an event box
Board: Atlas Quest Announcements
Reply to: #811233 by crosscresent
Oct 19, 2013 7:29pm
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This qualifies as a duh: Write the clues on Notepad and save them on your own 'puter. Once the box is actually in place, just copy-and-paste the text into the clue field on AQ.

Really, you wanna keep a copy of those clues for yourself anyway, just in case something unthinkable happens to AQ's server.
Re: Need to remove an event box
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Reply to: #811302 by Kirbert
Oct 19, 2013 7:35pm
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.... just in case something unthinkable happens to AQ's server.

I just don't even want to think about that!

-- Ryan
This day in history: 1982 Moscow Soccer Tragedy
Board: Atlas Quest Announcements
Oct 20, 2013 5:55pm
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1982 Moscow Soccer Tragedy: The world's worst soccer disaster occurred in Moscow when 340 sports fans were killed during a game between Soviet and Dutch players. Details of the event were not published until nearly seven years later.

Wikipedia says 66 were killed and 61 injured. In the article it says, "The number of fatalities in this crush was not officially revealed until seven years later, in 1989. Until then, this figure varied in press reports from 3 to 340 fatalities."
Re: This day in history: 1982 Moscow Soccer Tragedy
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Reply to: #811477 by Dizzy
Oct 20, 2013 11:03pm
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Still too damn many. It's only a game, people!