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Re: The Biggest Update You've Never Seen!
Board: Atlas Quest Announcements
Reply to: #975360 by Green Tortuga
May 22, 2019 10:41am
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We are just going to say, thanks for the brilliant web site!
Re: The Biggest Update You've Never Seen!
Board: Atlas Quest Announcements
Reply to: #975360 by Green Tortuga
May 22, 2019 10:55am
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So we got a good joke and chuckle off of the Green Check Marks question, but not a serious reply , does that mean we do or don't get the GREEN Check Marks back???

AQ is my favorite website and it is quite awesome, but when we get use to having something and it get whisked away we miss it.
Re: The Biggest Update You've Never Seen!
Board: Atlas Quest Announcements
Reply to: #975383 by airstream dreams
May 22, 2019 11:02am
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Is also like to lobby for the return of green check marks. Pretty please? :)
Re: The Biggest Update You've Never Seen!
Board: Atlas Quest Announcements
Reply to: #975383 by airstream dreams
May 22, 2019 12:47pm
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So we got a good joke and chuckle off of the Green Check Marks question, but not a serious reply

No, no serious replies. I stopped replying to the question. I've answered it multiple times, and I'm not wasting time answering this question anymore.

-- Ryan
Re: The Biggest Update You've Never Seen!
Board: Atlas Quest Announcements
Reply to: #975382 by DoubleSaj and Old Blue
May 22, 2019 1:18pm
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We are just going to say, thanks for the brilliant web site!

Seconded. For the price of admission this is economical entertainment. Thanks Ryan for all you do!
Re: The Biggest Update You've Never Seen!
Board: Atlas Quest Announcements
Reply to: #975387 by DarkZen and Evil Cow Pie
May 22, 2019 2:30pm
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Agreed.
Re: The Biggest Update You've Never Seen!
Board: Atlas Quest Announcements
Reply to: #975386 by Green Tortuga
May 22, 2019 2:40pm
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So I missed all the answers you posted Multiple times on bringing back to Green Check marks. I didn't want to waste anymore of your time and upset you (your reply sounded a little harsh). Truly sorry to waste your time. So I decided to try to find your answer, I found this:
From 2013:
oooh, check marks, stars, eyes all on my What's New widget

It didn't really make sense to stop at just the green check marks. As soon as I added those, I knew people would be asking for all that other stuff as well so I just added it all! =)

-- Ryan
Re: The Biggest Update You've Never Seen!
Board: Atlas Quest Announcements
Reply to: #975360 by Green Tortuga
May 22, 2019 2:56pm
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I went to Boards,
Search Messages,
Search Terms, I put in "Green Check Marks",

Author: I put in: Green Tortuga. I runned the search and did not find the answer.

I've decided the check marks are gone for good. ):
Re: The Biggest Update You've Never Seen!
Board: Atlas Quest Announcements
Reply to: #975395 by airstream dreams
May 22, 2019 3:00pm
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I've decided the check marks are gone for good. ):

Nope. They're just on the Advanced Search page instead of the logbook.
Re: The Biggest Update You've Never Seen!
Board: Atlas Quest Announcements
Reply to: #975395 by airstream dreams
May 22, 2019 3:14pm
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I've decided the check marks are gone for good. ):

This search took all of about 5 seconds: Linky

Thus spake Wronghat (2019):
You are able to get the other person's logbook with the green checkmarks by doing an Advanced Search with the other person's trailname in the Finder column. Unless, of course, the other person has restricted that page from searches--but in that case, the logbook wouldn't have shown green checkmarks either.
14th Annual Plant a Letterbox Day (PAL)
Board: Atlas Quest Announcements
May 22, 2019 3:20pm
If you want to use the reserved box function to start work on listing your PAL boxes, that option is now available for 2019. If you listed boxes as reserved starting May 17, they would add in to the widget state counts. Be sure to make the plant date May 24 when you activate if you'd like the PAL widget to count them.

Information here: https://www.atlasquest.com/showinfo.php?eventId=4176
Re: The Biggest Update You've Never Seen!
Board: Atlas Quest Announcements
Reply to: #975397 by DarkZen and Evil Cow Pie
May 22, 2019 3:23pm
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GT said: No, no serious replies. I stopped replying to the question. I've answered it multiple times, and I'm not wasting time answering this question anymore.

-- Ryan

Weonghat, did you read the ( I've answered it many times)??

Your 5 second search pulled up ZERO replies from GT.
Re: The Biggest Update You've Never Seen!
Board: Atlas Quest Announcements
Reply to: #975399 by airstream dreams
May 22, 2019 3:25pm
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But it did pull up an answer to your checkmarks issue.

:~)
Re: The Biggest Update You've Never Seen!
Board: Atlas Quest Announcements
Reply to: #975386 by Green Tortuga
May 22, 2019 4:17pm
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No, no serious replies. I stopped replying to the question. I've answered it multiple times, and I'm not wasting time answering this question anymore.

Really?

What about the question of getting back the multiple pages as opposed to one very long page for traditional finds in our logbooks?
Re: The Biggest Update You've Never Seen!
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Reply to: #975402 by MissMoon
May 22, 2019 6:23pm
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your reply sounded a little harsh

Yeah, and now you know why I didn't want to reply. It's a topic I'm absolutely sick of.

Okay, to repeat for those who missed it:

I had to fix the logbooks to run faster. They were slowing down the system and I optimized them. After going through several iterations where everyone just got upset and hated every change I made, I basically said, "Screw it!" I'll do it how I like it and not worry about pissing everyone off since everyone was already pissed off anyhow. At least I was happy. Maybe I'll take another look at things after I finished the Jordan Trail.

And when someone explicitly asked about the green checkmarks, I replied with the same answer. Tough it out, and maybe I'll take another look at it later.

What about the question of getting back the multiple pages as opposed to one very long page for traditional finds in our logbooks?

Same answer. Tough it out, and maybe I'll do something about later, but there are reasons I put them all on a single page.

These changes weren't made to piss everyone off--there was a reason for them: to keep AQ humming along fast, efficiently and reliably. Nobody seems to care about that, although I suspect it would be a bigger concern if AQ went down often for long periods of time for no apparent reason. It's one of those perks people tend to take for granted until it goes away.

Anyhow, I have some thoughts about what I'll do with the logbook.

But for now, it is what it is, and when I've made any changes or updates, I'll make an announcement. This answer applies to all logbook questions. Tough it out for now, and maybe you'll like the next iteration of the online logbook.

I've noted all of your concerns and I will take them under consideration. I'll be happy to read your suggestions and ideas, but until there's news to report, I don't really have anything to actually say about the logbooks.

And really, you don't want me to reply to these messages because I won't have anything to say that you want to hear. I'm doing y'all a favor by not replying. *nodding* =)

-- Ryan
Re: The Biggest Update You've Never Seen!
Board: Atlas Quest Announcements
Reply to: #975404 by Green Tortuga
May 22, 2019 6:48pm
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Anyhow, I have some thoughts about what I'll do with the logbook.

Tough it out for now, and maybe you'll like the next iteration of the online logbook.

I've noted all of your concerns and I will take them under consideration.

I think that means there’s hope!
Re: The Biggest Update You've Never Seen!
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Reply to: #975386 by Green Tortuga
May 22, 2019 7:02pm
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I've answered it multiple times, and I'm not wasting time answering this question anymore.

Similar to what you said last time?
Re: The Biggest Update You've Never Seen!
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Reply to: #975404 by Green Tortuga
May 22, 2019 7:29pm
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Blah, blah, blah. I want my smite button.
Re: The Biggest Update You've Never Seen!
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Reply to: #975360 by Green Tortuga
May 22, 2019 7:30pm
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FWIW, I like the single, long page b/c I can control F to whatever I want w/out having to wait for the pages to load.
Re: The Biggest Update You've Never Seen!
Board: Atlas Quest Announcements
Reply to: #975404 by Green Tortuga
May 22, 2019 9:34pm
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Thanks for this website. I am just glad to have a hobby that is essentially free and supported by so many fantastic people who are very giving with info & help. For all those hours of trying to improve the website for the general good, my hat's off to you!

(It makes my brain ache thinking about coding & such😨. Glad it's not me!)
Re: The Biggest Update You've Never Seen!
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Reply to: #975404 by Green Tortuga
May 23, 2019 5:55am
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I had to fix the logbooks to run faster. They were slowing down the system and I optimized them.

Sometimes quality is more enjoyable than speed.
Re: The Biggest Update You've Never Seen!
Board: Atlas Quest Announcements
Reply to: #975404 by Green Tortuga
May 23, 2019 7:01am
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your reply sounded a little harsh

Just to be clear, that was posted by someone else.

To those who seem to feel that no one should ever complain or find issues with the site......that doesn't mean we don't recognize the work involved. It just means we have legitimate concerns and opinions and are free to express them.

If the discussion bores you, feel free to make use of the ignore button. I've certainly used it often enough when the same subjects have been gone over ad infinitum over the years.
Re: The Biggest Update You've Never Seen!
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Reply to: #975412 by Mama Dee
May 23, 2019 7:16am
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I am just glad to have a hobby that is essentially free

I wish it *was* free. lol!!!!

Gas
Tolls
Carving material
carving tools
logbooks
ink
containers
Premium Membership (for some)
Not to mention the occasional hotel room when going to events/or campground fees

Not complaining, or I wouldn't have been doing it since 2004 but I don't think there is such a thing as a truly free hobby.

Hummm.....airfare and rental car for trip to L & B in Oregon in 2008. lol

The list goes on.....lol

Nuttin' is free in dis world! lol
Re: The Biggest Update You've Never Seen!
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Reply to: #975417 by Trailhead Tessie
May 23, 2019 7:53am
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Sometimes quality is more enjoyable than speed

Funny, my wife says the same thing to me all the time!
Re: The Biggest Update You've Never Seen!
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Reply to: #975423 by Captain Obvious!
May 23, 2019 1:48pm
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Funny, my wife says the same thing to me all the time!

So... “that’s what SHE said”?
Re: The Biggest Update You've Never Seen!
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Reply to: #975429 by DarkZen and Evil Cow Pie
May 23, 2019 2:16pm
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So... “that’s what SHE said”?

Control F to the end! pawahahahahaha!
PAL (International Plant a Letterbox) Day 2019
Board: Atlas Quest Announcements
May 23, 2019 9:14pm
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Happy PAL Day. https://www.atlasquest.com/showinfo.php?eventId=4176
If you can't get out to plant on Friday 24th, your plants still will be counted by the widget if you plant Saturday 25th. But you'll have to be sure that when you activate your letterbox plants, that you change the plant date to May 24th. Also the widget only counts letterboxes that have none for restrictions on the restriction page--that's the default so just don't change anything on the restrictions page, at least not until after PAL Day.
Re: PAL (International Plant a Letterbox) Day 2019
Board: Atlas Quest Announcements
Reply to: #975436 by Wronghat
May 24, 2019 3:59am
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My three are listed :) And counted... If weather permits, maybe one more after work tonight. Happy PAL day!
Re: PAL (International Plant a Letterbox) Day 2019
Board: Atlas Quest Announcements
Reply to: #975436 by Wronghat
May 24, 2019 5:45am
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My two boxes plus one bonus box are planted and activated!

Warrior Woman
on the map
Re: PAL (International Plant a Letterbox) Day 2019
Board: Atlas Quest Announcements
Reply to: #975436 by Wronghat
May 24, 2019 12:55pm
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I like the new map on the PAL Day Widget!

~Nature Hikers (who are still hoping to get out an plant something today)