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Re: LBNA to AQ
Board: Letterboxing Help Desk
Reply to: #969539 by Wronghat
Dec 20, 2018 2:25pm
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Box owner was deceased for several years. This box is from LBNA, contact webmaster by email saying box is now adoptable. So Choi(Lbna webmaster) did asked me what number and he did legally changed ownership of box to my trail name. It is done deal and double checked list box - is now under my name. One says just copy the original clue of box and add new AQ# under my name as same clue to Lbna.
Re: LBNA to AQ
Board: Letterboxing Help Desk
Reply to: #969550 by Yankocats
Dec 20, 2018 3:20pm
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Bless you for keeping a long loved box alive. Did I just hear a bell ring?

Warrior Woman
'every time a bell rings, an angel get its wings'
Re: LBNA to AQ
Board: Letterboxing Help Desk
Reply to: #969550 by Yankocats
Dec 20, 2018 3:24pm
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Box owner was deceased for several years.

By my understanding of the rules you should be able to list it here. Nevertheless, wait until GT responds and says that it is okay.
Map of letterboxes
Board: Letterboxing Help Desk
Dec 20, 2018 3:31pm
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Perhaps this has been answered before but I could not find it.
Is it possible to see a map with all the letterboxes in a particular area?
If so, how will I view it?
Re: LBNA to AQ
Board: Letterboxing Help Desk
Reply to: #969550 by Yankocats
Dec 20, 2018 3:32pm
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One says just copy the original clue of box and add new AQ# under my name as same clue to Lbna.

If the original owner didn't want their box listed on AQ, then you shouldn't do it! Respect their wishes. Just because they died doesn't mean their opinion no longer counts.

I don't care if someone else told you it's okay--it's not. Ignore that advice to copy the original clue and list it as a new box on AQ. Maybe others think it's okay, but they can't freeze your account for disrespecting the dead like I can, so my opinion on the matter carries a little more weight.

If the planter didn't want it listed on AQ, don't list it on AQ for them. You still need their permission and them passing away doesn't change that (although it will, I admit, make it considerably more difficult to get such permission).

-- Ryan
Re: LBNA to AQ
Board: Letterboxing Help Desk
Reply to: #969550 by Yankocats
Dec 20, 2018 3:53pm
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So Choi(Lbna webmaster) did asked me what number and he did legally changed ownership of box to my trail name. It is done deal and double checked list box - is now under my name.

... on LBNA only. Choi can allow you to be the listed owner of that box on that site but it has no bearing on what other webmasters must do. They have the right to respect that or not.
Re: Map of letterboxes
Board: Letterboxing Help Desk
Reply to: #969554 by KatieKat
Dec 20, 2018 3:55pm
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Re: Map of letterboxes
Board: Letterboxing Help Desk
Reply to: #969554 by KatieKat
Dec 20, 2018 4:05pm
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Once you have your list of boxes in the area, scroll down to the bottom. There will be a box to check all boxes, a box to print checked boxes, and a box to map boxes. Click the box to map boxes after you check the letterboxes you want to map. It will give you a map and instructions on how to read the different colored pins.
Re: LBNA to AQ
Board: Letterboxing Help Desk
Reply to: #969555 by Green Tortuga
Dec 20, 2018 4:11pm
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Okay, question.
What if a box is listed on both sites and not linked to each other. And box owner dies. It becomes adoptable on LBNA. Someone adopts it. What of the listing of the same box on AQ? How would that work?
Re: Map of letterboxes
Board: Letterboxing Help Desk
Reply to: #969554 by KatieKat
Dec 20, 2018 4:45pm
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As said before, after you do a search, scroll to the bottom of the list you get and select all (click on "CHECK ALL" button). Right near that button is the "MAP BOXES" and if you select that one you would get a map of all the boxes you found and you can even select the pinned location to see what box is at that location.

Here is an example:

https://www.atlasquest.com/images/gallery/14/57/145781lg.jpg

Try that next time you are looking.
Re: Map of letterboxes
Board: Letterboxing Help Desk
Reply to: #969558 by photopam
Dec 20, 2018 5:20pm
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It will give you a map

Learn something new every day!!
Re: LBNA to AQ
Board: Letterboxing Help Desk
Reply to: #969559 by photopam
Dec 20, 2018 6:34pm
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Okay, question.
What if a box is listed on both sites and not linked to each other. And box owner dies. It becomes adoptable on LBNA. Someone adopts it. What of the listing of the same box on AQ? How would that work?

Sorry, I’m not trying to be snippy (nor do I have any authority here) but how is that (A) relevant to the original question and (B) not answered by the posted links and answered by Ryan himself?

Unless I’m terrible confused the situation is clear, unless you have express written consent from the original box owner you can’t list a box on AQ as yourself as the owner.

Of course, Green Tortuga might be along to correct me if I’m misunderstanding the finer points of the situation.

😄
Re: LBNA to AQ
Board: Letterboxing Help Desk
Reply to: #969562 by DarkZen and Evil Cow Pie
Dec 20, 2018 7:22pm
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Reading the op had me wondering.
Say I had a box named Christmas and had it listed with clues on both sites separately. I died. Now my Christmas box is adoptable on LBNA. Someone adopts it. But what of the same Christmas box listing on AQ?

If you adopt my Christmas box on LBNA, you can make changes if needed like a changed landmark. But the listing on AQ would not be affected, since its not linked. My question then Is, would you also be able to adopt my Christmas box on AQ so you can also update the clue changes there? Or what happens to that listing?

So no new AQ listing of said box.

And maybe the rules for that are posted somewhere, I was just typing while I was wondering. 😊
Re: LBNA to AQ
Board: Letterboxing Help Desk
Reply to: #969562 by DarkZen and Evil Cow Pie
Dec 20, 2018 7:48pm
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unless you have express written consent from the original box owner you can’t list a box on AQ as yourself as the owner.

I don't think consent has to be written--it could be a person's last gasp--I'll try to make it mine.
Re: Map of letterboxes
Board: Letterboxing Help Desk
Reply to: #969558 by photopam
Dec 20, 2018 8:55pm
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Thank you. So easy once one knows how.
Re: LBNA to AQ
Board: Letterboxing Help Desk
Reply to: #969559 by photopam
Dec 20, 2018 9:52pm
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What if a box is listed on both sites and not linked to each other. And box owner dies. It becomes adoptable on LBNA.

I do let people adopt boxes on AQ if the owner dies. They clearly don't mind it being on AQ if they listed it themselves, after all, and I don't want the box to become trash by leaving it abandoned, and it's clearly impossible to get permission from them after they kick the bucket.

So presumably, whoever adopts the box on LbNA would also adopt the box on AQ.

But you're describing a different scenario than the original question asked. Basically, I try to respect the wishes of the planter--even after their death.

-- Ryan
Re: LBNA to AQ
Board: Letterboxing Help Desk
Reply to: #969569 by Green Tortuga
Dec 21, 2018 4:38am
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Yeap, different senerio, but related. As i said, the OP got me thinking about it.

Another senerio is the owner didn't die, just hasn't logged on in years. Box is adopted on LBNA. What happens to listing here? I've seen a few boxes around here that are abandoned on LBNA, but I think those are linked here. But what if they weren't?

Okay, I need to stop thinking about all the senerios. :D
Re: LBNA to AQ
Board: Letterboxing Help Desk
Reply to: #969576 by photopam
Dec 24, 2018 11:34pm
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Another senerio is the owner didn't die, just hasn't logged on in years. Box is adopted on LBNA. What happens to listing here?

Nothing. LbNA doesn't make decisions about how adoptions on AQ work. If you can get the owner to agree to let you adopt the box, though, they can transfer ownership to you. If they don't agree, you can't adopt the box here.

I've seen a few boxes around here that are abandoned on LBNA, but I think those are linked here.

If the clue is hosted elsewhere and you get access to that, you can change those clues. If the clue is hosted on AQ, you won't be able to change them without the owner's permission.

-- Ryan
Possible bug.
Board: Letterboxing Help Desk
Dec 25, 2018 10:29am
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I just copied a clue from the clue page of a reserved box I had created. I then deleted the reserved box, because I wanted the date for the box to be Christmas, created a new box and cut and pasted the clues I had just copied to the new box clues. The bold items I had on the reserved box lost their boldness in the transfer. I've rebolded and it's fine now but I think losing the boldness is not what should be happening. The box is ABQ https://www.atlasquest.com/showinfo.php?boxId=301022
Re: Possible bug.
Board: Letterboxing Help Desk
Reply to: #969663 by Wronghat
Dec 25, 2018 10:43am
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I’ve notice a similar thing as well. I typed up a paragraph that I use often in communications and saved it in notes. It has a couple of bolded bits. The bolding never makes the cut and paste.

I’m guessing this is the way your browser chooses what it can cut and paste rather than a bug in the AQ system.
Re: Possible bug.
Board: Letterboxing Help Desk
Reply to: #969663 by Wronghat
Dec 25, 2018 11:20am
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FYI, you can change the plant date on a reserved box by using the “edit box” option. Looking forward to finding your new boxes soon!
Re: Possible bug.
Board: Letterboxing Help Desk
Reply to: #969663 by Wronghat
Dec 25, 2018 12:08pm
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I've rebolded and it's fine now but I think losing the boldness is not what should be happening.

It depends on what you're cutting and pasting. If you cut and paste the actual clue as it's displayed to people, the formatting you use isn't going to get saved. Doesn't matter where you cut and paste from--the formatting doesn't get saved to AQ--just the text.

If you go to the "edit clue" page and cut and paste that--the formatting is part of the text you cut (either wiki or HTML markup), and if you paste that, it'll save the formatting. Well, it's not really "saving" the formatting--it's saving the text which happens to include the necessary text about how to format the text it surrounds.

You probably copied the text without the formatting information.

But as another person already mentioned, it would have just been easier to edit the plant date! Guess it's too late for that now.... Sorry about that!

-- Ryan
Re: Possible bug.
Board: Letterboxing Help Desk
Reply to: #969669 by Green Tortuga
Dec 25, 2018 12:48pm
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Good to know---thanks and Merry Christmas.
Re: Possible bug.
Board: Letterboxing Help Desk
Reply to: #969665 by ArnoldZiffel
Dec 25, 2018 8:37pm
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Thank you.
Rolladex icon?
Board: Letterboxing Help Desk
Jan 13, 2019 2:47am
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I received AQ mail this morning, and a new (to me) icon appeared next to the person’s trailname next to the others. At first quick glance I thought it was the baby buggie (new user) which wouldn’t make sense (long time user) but as I looked closer, it looked like a rolladex (to me). I clicked on the icon to see what it was, and it promptly disappeared. I checked the icon listing, and it’s not on there. What was that?

Warrior Woman
who is not saying it was aliens, but ...
Re: Rolladex icon?
Board: Letterboxing Help Desk
Reply to: #970254 by Warrior Woman
Jan 13, 2019 3:25am
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Maybe you were Rick rolladexed.
Re: Rolladex icon?
Board: Letterboxing Help Desk
Reply to: #970254 by Warrior Woman
Jan 13, 2019 4:57am
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Warrior Woman
who is not saying it was aliens, but …

...not saying it wasn't.
Re: Rolladex icon?
Board: Letterboxing Help Desk
Reply to: #970254 by Warrior Woman
Jan 13, 2019 6:10am
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I have it too on an open message. Looks like if you click it, it saves that person to your contacts.
Re: Rolladex icon?
Board: Letterboxing Help Desk
Reply to: #970259 by photopam
Jan 13, 2019 6:31am
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Oh happy day, someone else has seen it! Thank you for the explanation!

Warrior Woman
educated
Re: Rolladex icon?
Board: Letterboxing Help Desk
Reply to: #970259 by photopam
Jan 13, 2019 7:22am
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Looks like if you click it, it saves that person to your contacts.

That is correct, but now that Warrior Woman pointed it out, I realized it's showing the wrong icon. The rolodex by itself is supposed to be a link to all of your contacts. It's supposed to have a rolodex with a "plus" sign on it that adds someone to your contacts.

So I fixed that bug. Good catch, WW! Even if you weren't looking for it! ;o)

-- Ryan