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Re: New Big Update
Board: Atlas Quest Announcements
Reply to: #980994 by Wronghat
Nov 10, 2019 8:12am
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I'm confused.

I am too. =)

I think the thing that's confusing you is that everyone who looks at that link is seeing a different message. Obviously, you can't read other people's private messages. You can read your own messages that you've received and the messages that you've sent. You can also read messages to and from sub-accounts.

What AQ does when it follows the link is look through the database starting with message #10,466,992 and displays the first AQ mail it finds that you have permission to read. If you know anything about database queries, it looks something like:

SELECT * FROM Mail WHERE id>=16466992 AND isAccesssible=1 ORDER BY id LIMIT 1

(This is totally not the actual query being run--just something representing the kind of logic that actually is running.)

If there are no accessible messages on or after that ID, it'll redirect you to your inbox which is what I wanted to happen when people reach the end of their AQ mail.

So you see a message that was sent from or received by you, I see a message that was sent from or received by me, etc.

-- Ryan
Re: New Big Update
Board: Atlas Quest Announcements
Reply to: #980998 by Green Tortuga
Nov 10, 2019 8:32am
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Thanks for the explanation.
Re: New Big Update
Board: Atlas Quest Announcements
Reply to: #980997 by TeachJR
Nov 10, 2019 8:51am
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Me too, Teach. That freaked me out. Remind me not to check email between Sunday School and Worship Service ever again. Learned my lesson.
Re: New Big Update
Board: Atlas Quest Announcements
Reply to: #981000 by BinoBoxer
Nov 10, 2019 10:13am
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Me too, Teach. That freaked me out.

You know, the part that amuses me.... people freak out when they see their own mail. I'd have been freaked out if you clicked these links and could actually see someone *else's* mail or mailbox! That would be disturbing! =)

"OMG! I can see my own mail! The horror!"

It's not very often that people report a "problem" of being able to see their own mail and can't access other people's mail. ;o)

-- Ryan
Re: New Big Update
Board: Atlas Quest Announcements
Reply to: #980998 by Green Tortuga
Nov 10, 2019 10:13am
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Obviously, you can't read other people's private messages.

I did not know this, obviously. I do every chance I get.
Re: New Big Update
Board: Atlas Quest Announcements
Reply to: #981003 by Green Tortuga
Nov 11, 2019 5:22am
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It's not that you are "freaked out" seeing your own mail, it's the idea that other people can see your mail when they click on the link provided by someone else.
Re: New Big Update
Board: Atlas Quest Announcements
Reply to: #981016 by Elle
Nov 11, 2019 6:16am
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the idea that other people can see your mail

Exactly! I wondered what in the world did I do that opened my email account to the world! I was happy to learn others were just going to their own accounts. By the way, there's nothing entertaining in my email so you aren't missing much.
Letterboxer of the Month
Board: Atlas Quest Announcements
Reply to: #981016 by Elle
Nov 11, 2019 7:00am
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It's not that you are "freaked out" seeing your own mail, it's the idea that other people can see your mail when they click on the link provided by someone else.

That reminds me.... You know how a lot of businesses will have the employee of the month? I've been thinking we should have a letterboxer of the month.

So.... no freaking out please.... congratulate our first Letterboxer of the Month! ;o)

-- Ryan
Re: New Big Update
Board: Atlas Quest Announcements
Reply to: #981017 by BinoBoxer
Nov 11, 2019 7:02am
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By the way, there's nothing entertaining in my email so you aren't missing much.

That is what everyone says.
Re: New Big Update
Board: Atlas Quest Announcements
Reply to: #981019 by Snark
Nov 11, 2019 7:19am
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That is what everyone says.

No, just the people who really have something to hide. ;o)

-- Ryan
Re: Letterboxer of the Month
Board: Atlas Quest Announcements
Reply to: #981018 by Green Tortuga
Nov 11, 2019 8:47am
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Where's Wassa?? How has he not hacked that link by now!?!?
Re: Letterboxer of the Month
Board: Atlas Quest Announcements
Reply to: #981023 by RIclimber
Nov 11, 2019 9:10am
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Where's Wassa?? How has he not hacked that link by now!?!?

First Rule of Associate-Webmastering: Don't mess with the Webmaster's jokes.

Mostly.
Re: Letterboxer of the Month
Board: Atlas Quest Announcements
Reply to: #981018 by Green Tortuga
Nov 11, 2019 9:53am
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I assume everyone sees themselves as LbotM.
Re: Letterboxer of the Month
Board: Atlas Quest Announcements
Reply to: #981018 by Green Tortuga
Nov 11, 2019 10:37am
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congratulate our first Letterboxer of the Month

Now that would have been a fine April Fools joke!
Re: Letterboxer of the Month
Board: Atlas Quest Announcements
Reply to: #981026 by Grrly Girl
Nov 11, 2019 1:40pm
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Darn, and here I was thinking I was special. Haha!

Nice trick šŸ˜œ
Re: Letterboxer of the Month
Board: Atlas Quest Announcements
Reply to: #981018 by Green Tortuga
Nov 11, 2019 2:33pm
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Ok Iā€™m freaked out :-) but thanks, you made my day.
Re: Letterboxer of the Month
Board: Atlas Quest Announcements
Reply to: #981018 by Green Tortuga
Nov 11, 2019 2:48pm
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Excellent choice! šŸ˜œ
Re: Letterboxer of the Month
Board: Atlas Quest Announcements
Reply to: #981018 by Green Tortuga
Nov 11, 2019 2:59pm
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Exactly who I would have chosen!! šŸ˜

Wait! Is there a financial prize, or just bragging rights??
Re: Letterboxer of the Month
Board: Atlas Quest Announcements
Reply to: #981018 by Green Tortuga
Nov 12, 2019 3:11am
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Congratulations!
I voted for you.
I'm so happy you won.

Do you get your very own personalized parking space and photo on the wall of fame?
Re: Yahoo Groups Data Being Deleted 12/14/2019
Board: Atlas Quest Announcements
Reply to: #980885 by Eidolon
Nov 12, 2019 1:42pm
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Yikes! If I could only remember my yahoo login I could download.....
Re: Letterboxer of the Month
Board: Atlas Quest Announcements
Reply to: #981042 by Wise Wanderer
Nov 12, 2019 3:00pm
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Naomi Surugabo will be sending you your prize money from Nigeria but she needs your bank account number so she make the transfer.

Congratulations!!
Re: Letterboxer of the Month
Board: Atlas Quest Announcements
Reply to: #981079 by MissMoon
Nov 13, 2019 3:45am
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Yeah; I received my $10,000 prize into my bank acct. Thanks MissMoon for telling me about Naomi!!!!!!
Tool Bars
Board: Atlas Quest Announcements
Nov 13, 2019 5:25pm
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Are the tool bars all messed up? Or is it just me?
Re: Tool Bars
Board: Atlas Quest Announcements
Reply to: #981101 by Kirbert
Nov 13, 2019 7:47pm
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On your phone or PC? I have noticed it is different on my phone and I like it.
Re: Tool Bars
Board: Atlas Quest Announcements
Reply to: #981103 by christmas6
Nov 13, 2019 11:13pm
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That makes three threads in one day on the topic....
Re: Tool Bars
Board: Atlas Quest Announcements
Reply to: #981104 by Kelsung
Nov 13, 2019 11:46pm
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Yeah, sorry. IMHO, it belonged on AQ Announcements, so that's where I looked. When I didn't find a discussion, I started one. I later discovered the discussion on Letterbox Chatter where it didn't belong and learned I needed to clear my Chrome cache to get it to start working right again.
Re: Tool Bars
Board: Atlas Quest Announcements
Reply to: #981105 by Kirbert
Nov 14, 2019 2:11pm
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I put mine in the Help board but quickly deleted it when I realized there was already a post on it.
Re: Tool Bars
Board: Atlas Quest Announcements
Reply to: #981101 by Kirbert
Nov 14, 2019 5:04pm
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GT suggested clearing cookies, refreshing page, etc.
Re: Tool Bars
Board: Atlas Quest Announcements
Reply to: #981118 by aMAZEing adventure frog
Nov 14, 2019 8:11pm
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GT suggested clearing cookies, refreshing page, etc.

He also suggested being patient, but nobody ever listens to him. ;o)

-- Ryan
Re: Tool Bars
Board: Atlas Quest Announcements
Reply to: #981118 by aMAZEing adventure frog
Nov 14, 2019 9:49pm
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GT suggested clearing cookies, refreshing page, etc.

I know someone who can clear all your cookies, but you can help him resist.