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Re: Mysterious reactivation
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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!
Re: Need to remove an event box
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Reply to: #811091 by Aiphid
Oct 21, 2013 10:57am
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Love the carve you have up on the boards!!!!!
Problem viewing icons
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Oct 24, 2013 5:31am
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When I log onto AQ, I can't view any of the icons or theme pictures. I know the icons (contact member, profile, ect) are still there because if I run the mouse over them, the little box comes up telling me what they are. But it has been a couple days now. I must have changed some settings somehow but I can't figure out where.
Re: Problem viewing icons
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Reply to: #812156 by Photo Dabble
Oct 24, 2013 6:22am
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I believe I saw an option for that in the theme preferences. But to me (and in no was am I computer literate) it sounds like a browser issue. What are you using and have you tried anything else or refreshing your cache or cookies or whatever?
Re: Problem viewing icons
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Reply to: #812166 by Raven
Oct 24, 2013 11:52am
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btw, i think you should carve that lil picture as a siggy stamp. she's cute AND rebellious. . .

~tigs
Re: Problem viewing icons
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Reply to: #812209 by tiggermama
Oct 25, 2013 8:20am
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I kind of did. I carved it for an LTC in hopes that it would come out well enough to use as a new siggy.
Re: Problem viewing icons
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Reply to: #812295 by Raven
Oct 25, 2013 8:39am
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I carved it for an LTC in hopes that it would come out well enough to use as a new siggy.

Mission accomplished! The carve is fantastic. The LTC doesn't even look like it's made from a carved image!
An Interesting Question (or not)
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Oct 25, 2013 1:43pm
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I'm not really a statistics-oriented person, but I had a thought a not long ago. Is there some AQ mechanism that can add up all the finds on the boxes you've planted? If it could go anywhere, it could be a column on the chart on one's profile that lists plants, finds, adoptions, attempts, carves & donations. I was just thinking about the discussion that sometimes pops up regarding giving back. Comparing boxes planted to boxes found is a skewed comparison, since we hope more than one person finds our plants. If I've planted 87 boxes, and an average of ten people has found each box, then my plants found count is roughly 870, which needs to catch up to my find count. So I do need to plant more boxes, to keep giving back.

Just a random thought at a moment when of course I should be doing something else,

aT
in appreciation of all the planters out there!
Re: An Interesting Question (or not)
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Reply to: #812350 by Jabber
Oct 25, 2013 2:08pm
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This must be a "Premium Member" feature... dang! I need to get signed up for that! Look at all the cool stuff I'm missing! =D
Re: An Interesting Question (or not)
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Reply to: #812348 by artTrekker
Oct 25, 2013 2:45pm
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I think that this is an excellent idea! I also think that it should be done for each of the categories on the table should have this.
Re: An Interesting Question (or not)
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Reply to: #812363 by Oberon_Kenobi
Oct 25, 2013 3:44pm
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Your statistics page is a premium member perk. It shows up on "hat day" for us mortals.

K
Re: An Interesting Question (or not)
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Reply to: #812350 by Jabber
Oct 25, 2013 8:38pm
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Go to the 'My Page' drop down and open 'My Statistics' -- Ryan's got it covered.

WOW!!!

The stuff you never knew. That's COOL!!! My 87 little boxes have garnered 1699 (recorded) finds!!! Guess I am giving back.

Ryan, you da man. Thanks, Jabber, for upsizing my premium membership value for me. :D
Re: An Interesting Question (or not)
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Reply to: #812350 by Jabber
Oct 25, 2013 10:33pm
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Is there some AQ mechanism that can add up all the finds on the boxes you've planted?

Go to the 'My Page' drop down and open 'My Statistics' -- Ryan's got it covered.

Okay, I'm looking at this now (on another tab) and I don't see it. At the top I see the options for more detailed statistics for finds and plants by type of box. Then I see two pie charts (plants and finds) by category. Under the corresponding pie charts are plants and finds by country. Then comes to tables/lists of message board statistics. Finally are plant and find travel statistics.

Where are the number of finds by other people of my plants?
Re: An Interesting Question (or not)
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Reply to: #812422 by Oberon_Kenobi
Oct 25, 2013 10:36pm
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Where are the number of finds by other people of my plants?

Select the types of boxes you want to know more about. Your planted traditional boxes, for instance, will include the number of finds recorded on your planted traditionals. Your planted LTCs will have the number of recorded finds on LTCs that you've planted.

So it's not on that front page--dig down into your plant statistics. =)

-- Ryan
Re: An Interesting Question (or not)
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Reply to: #812423 by Green Tortuga
Oct 25, 2013 11:01pm
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Select the types of boxes you want to know more about.

In trying to explain how I still wasn't seeing it I finally found it. You need to go to "My Statistics" then click on the specific type at the top for Plants. At the bottom of the first section of text, to the left of the pie chart, are these two statistics:

Total finds on your boxes: ###
Total finders on your boxes:###

Those statistics are there after all. :-D
Re: An Interesting Question (or not)
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Reply to: #812426 by Oberon_Kenobi
Oct 25, 2013 11:12pm
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OK, that is pretty cool. And there have been 5,470 finds on my boxes, while I have only 647 finds. So, I'm making up for some of you laggards.

At this point I'd like to renew my objection to any suggestion that letterboxers should feel obligated to plant some number of boxes. If you don't feel like planting, please don't. Only those who enjoy planting should do so.
Re: An Interesting Question (or not)
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Reply to: #812429 by Kirbert
Oct 25, 2013 11:56pm
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At this point I'd like to renew my objection to any suggestion that letterboxers should feel obligated to plant some number of boxes.

I very much agree with this, and the other statements to which I'm replying.

However, I'm going to analyze this from a statistical point of view. My analysis is going to use greatly simplified assumptions, but will suffice to demonstrate my point. The suggested ratio has been (about) 1 plant for every 10 finds that you have made. Let's say that in your travel area are 11 boxers who also have the same travel area. Someone will have to be the one to break out of the 1:10 ratio, which is why I am using "about" above. Then every other boxer goes out to find this box and also plant one of their own. So every round there are eleven new boxes, one your plant and ten you find. This works and everyone maintains their "about" ratio.

However, if you have fewer boxers in your travel area (as I do), you can expand your travel area or recruit more boxers. I've been doing the former and have tried (unsuccessfully so far) the later. My P:F ratio is 25:99, well above the 1:10 suggested ratio. I do need to go out and find more boxes, but I got above this ratio by planting boxes (after I'd found about 10 letterboxes and a lot more geocaches). I didn't feel pressured to plant, except for my Monthly Box series (a box a month for a year), which is only (about) half my boxes. I just wanted to plant.

Now, let's assume that you're in an area where there are more than 11 boxers trying to maintain this ratio. Either they ignore boxes in their area so that they can maintain their ratio, or they find all those in their area and plant accordingly. Assuming all of the boxers are taking the later strategy, there will be no way that they can maintain their ratio. Worrying about something that they can't fix will stress them out. Even attempting to keep this ratio will cause quality to suffer.

So statistically, you need 11 active boxers in your area to be able to maintain this ratio. This doesn't even take into account boxers from outside of your area, or the occasional trip by someone to an area outside of their regular area. You can see how this will quickly get complicated.

What I'm saying, a long way around, is that I agree with Kirbert for the very reasons he stated. I'm just backing up my opinion with math.
Re: An Interesting Question (or not)
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Reply to: #812348 by artTrekker
Oct 26, 2013 9:15am
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We were so glad to see the statistics breakdown! We have close to 3,000 finds of letterboxes placed by others, but even more finds from others on our boxes. It feels good to know that we are doing our part to help our hobby grow.
Re: An Interesting Question (or not)
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Reply to: #812434 by Oberon_Kenobi
Oct 28, 2013 8:04am
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So statistically, you need 11 active boxers in your area to be able to maintain this ratio.

Statistics can lie. Here in the Frozen Tundra we call Alaska we have maybe 3 or 4 active boxers in our whole state. Yet we seem to get a lot of finds/plants above the statistical ratio.

deniserows
in a land of boxing tourists
Statistically is it possible to meet the 801 boxers...
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Oct 28, 2013 8:08am
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who have found my boxes? That is my new letterboxing goal!
*sheesh* i'd better start using some airline mileage huh?
Thanx Ryan for the fun stats.

deniserows
the incomplete subject line for a specific boxer she has met