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Re: blog postings
Board: Letterboxing Help Desk
Reply to: #972377 by Green Tortuga
Mar 6, 2019 4:53am
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if someone told me that someday I'd be hiking through a desert in Jordan carrying a toilet seat, I'd tell them they were crazy. But it happened.

This ought to get some new members on W4F.
Lost Clue -- Help?
Board: Letterboxing Help Desk
Mar 8, 2019 6:02am
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I started to list a clue. I went away from my mobile device. When I came back to finish the last details, the page refreshed itself and went back to where I choose the type of clue. Is there somewhere that the clue that I started to type is still hanging out? If so, how can I find it? Thank you in advance for any potential direction.
Re: Lost Clue -- Help?
Board: Letterboxing Help Desk
Reply to: #972465 by RDHG
Mar 8, 2019 7:49am
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Not sure about being able to retrieve it, but I have had this happen to me also.( I wonder if this is peculiar to mobile devices only...hummm???)
So I have done 2 things to help safeguard my postings.
#1 if I have to go away from device, I copy it to clipboard (as in copy/paste). #2 I write my clues out longhand before posting, also to work out any details (making sure everything is clear, all details are in order, etc...)

Hate this happened. But, I am interested to see if someone knows how to get it back. Good question!

Mama Dee
Re: Lost Clue -- Help?
Board: Letterboxing Help Desk
Reply to: #972465 by RDHG
Mar 8, 2019 8:29am
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I agree that there is not much that can be done now to retrieve it (but then again I’m not that computer savvy).

I’ll echo the above comments and say it’s a good practice to copy occasionally when composing any long compositions on the computer.

Actually, I’ll frequently usually use a word program to compose those types of things and then paste them into the final document.

Sorry to hear, I know how frustrating those things can be.
Re: Lost Clue -- Help? -- Mama Dee and DZ
Board: Letterboxing Help Desk
Reply to: #972474 by DarkZen and Evil Cow Pie
Mar 8, 2019 10:23am
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Thank you both for your input. I was afraid of that. It would not be such a big deal but that it was a six stamp series. Alas, I shall do it again. After all, somebody needs those clues to hunt! Hehe.
Re: Lost Clue -- Help?
Board: Letterboxing Help Desk
Reply to: #972465 by RDHG
Mar 10, 2019 12:09pm
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I never list a box on my phone. I wait until I get home and do it on the laptop in the comfort of my chair. Plenty of time for composing, checking for typos, editing, etc.

And from what I've seen of clue pages on AQ, if you add a photo to the clues from a phone it loads sideways on to the page, unless that has been changed with the last update.

I'm pretty anal with clues so I want to be able to proof read and edit at my leisure.
Re: Lost Clue -- Help?
Board: Letterboxing Help Desk
Reply to: #972534 by MissMoon
Mar 11, 2019 6:00am
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I wait until I get home and do it on the laptop in the comfort of my chair.

I normally do this also but last week, I impulsively hid a box which was only going to need very simple clues. I posted the clues from my phone because I knew a friend was going to be in this remote area that same day and I wanted to give her the opportunity to find it. I knew if she had an issue with the clue (and she did) I could fix it from home. However, I would never want to add a clue which was more than a couple of words while on my phone. I do know that AQ often times out when I am adding a message or a clue but it does that either on my phone or my computer. It is just easier to type it faster on my computer and perhaps avoid the timing out.

if you add a photo to the clues from a phone it loads sideways on to the page

My photo originally loaded sideways but that often happens on my computer also. I just reduced the size of it a little and it turned itself the right way.
How do I remove a mistaken log in?
Board: Letterboxing Help Desk
Mar 17, 2019 11:02am
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I logged a stamp in a series as found and I would like to remove that. How do I do it? Thanks.
Re: How do I remove a mistaken log in?
Board: Letterboxing Help Desk
Reply to: #972794 by Mim
Mar 17, 2019 11:05am
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Go to the find in your logbook. On the far right end of the line is an icon that I think is a remove find icon.
Re: How do I remove a mistaken log in?
Board: Letterboxing Help Desk
Reply to: #972795 by Topcollector
Mar 17, 2019 11:08am
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View finds--click on your checkmark--click to confirm delete find
Re: How do I remove a mistaken log in?
Board: Letterboxing Help Desk
Reply to: #972796 by Wry Me
Mar 17, 2019 11:51am
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Thank you!
Re: How do I remove a mistaken log in?
Board: Letterboxing Help Desk
Reply to: #972796 by Wry Me
Mar 17, 2019 1:43pm
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click on your checkmark

We used to have green checkmarks beside finds but I don't have those anymore since the update. Is that now a premium feature?
Re: Lost Clue -- Help?
Board: Letterboxing Help Desk
Reply to: #972552 by Janila
Mar 17, 2019 3:53pm
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My photo originally loaded sideways but that often happens on my computer also.

That's interesting. I never had it happen n the laptop. Maybe the file was just never too large.

AQ often times out when I am adding a message or a clue

Yeah, they can time out on the laptop also.
Re: How do I remove a mistaken log in?
Board: Letterboxing Help Desk
Reply to: #972800 by Elle
Mar 17, 2019 5:39pm
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No. They're gone for everyone.
Re: How do I remove a mistaken log in?
Board: Letterboxing Help Desk
Reply to: #972814 by Topcollector
Mar 17, 2019 5:46pm
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They're gone for everyone

Thanks for the information. I do miss them.
Re: Lost Clue -- Help?
Board: Letterboxing Help Desk
Reply to: #972808 by MissMoon
Mar 18, 2019 11:55am
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My photo originally loaded sideways but that often happens on my computer also.

That's interesting. I never had it happen n the laptop. Maybe the file was just never too large.

AQ often times out when I am adding a message or a clue

Yeah, they can time out on the laptop also.

Just open it in any photo editor and resave it. Dunno why, but that removes the sideways-turning formatting (technical term. Ahem.) You don't even have to change anything (unless the file is too large.) It will open rightside up in the editor. Resave it anyway. PITA, but effective.

Wry Me
keeper of very tiny trivia.
Re: How do I remove a mistaken log in?
Board: Letterboxing Help Desk
Reply to: #972815 by Elle
Mar 18, 2019 12:20pm
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Thanks for the information. I do miss them.

As do we all.
Re: Lost Clue -- Help?
Board: Letterboxing Help Desk
Reply to: #972843 by Wry Me
Mar 18, 2019 12:22pm
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Just open it in any photo editor and resave it. Dunno why, but that removes the sideways-turning formatting

Mine never load sideways on the laptop.
Re: How do I remove a mistaken log in?
Board: Letterboxing Help Desk
Reply to: #972800 by Elle
Mar 18, 2019 1:21pm
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Green checks on boxes a person has found are now only on search pages--not the logbook.
Re: How do I remove a mistaken log in?
Board: Letterboxing Help Desk
Reply to: #972847 by Wronghat
Mar 18, 2019 1:34pm
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When I do a search I always check "hide my finds" so I didn't see them there. I thought they were completely gone. Thanks!
Re: Lost Clue -- Help?
Board: Letterboxing Help Desk
Reply to: #972845 by MissMoon
Mar 18, 2019 5:03pm
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Mine always did, and I've used 3 different ones. None were Apples, though. Maybe that's it.
Question on Unlisted Boxes
Board: Letterboxing Help Desk
Mar 18, 2019 10:23pm
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I was scrolling through my logbook, and none of my unlisted boxes are listed.

They used to be a solid black (not hyperlinked) with the name -- none of those are there.

Is this a glitch? Is there another way for me to see them?

Thanks,
hx6
Re: Question on Unlisted Boxes
Board: Letterboxing Help Desk
Reply to: #972871 by Hart x6
Mar 18, 2019 10:35pm
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They are separated now. Change the 'Finds' dropdown to 'Unlisted Finds'.
Re: Question on Unlisted Boxes
Board: Letterboxing Help Desk
Reply to: #972872 by Eidolon
Mar 19, 2019 5:52am
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Thanks. :-)

hx6
Do Trail Names Go Away?
Board: Letterboxing Help Desk
Mar 19, 2019 8:16am
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My brother and sister-in-law went boxing with us years ago. They did notice that the keep it up, but my sis will be going with me again soon. Their screen name seems to be gone, though, so I am wondering if it was deleted after a certain period of time.
Re: Do Trail Names Go Away?
Board: Letterboxing Help Desk
Reply to: #972899 by RDHG
Mar 19, 2019 9:18am
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It's my understanding that after a few years of inactivity, it does get erased to free up trail names. I know the person who introduced me to LBing went quiet on here for a few years, and when she came back, had to start a new account. It definitely makes sense, but I can understand how it would be sad to have lost all your finds!
Re: Do Trail Names Go Away?
Board: Letterboxing Help Desk
Reply to: #972901 by Astrophel
Mar 19, 2019 9:38am
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It's my understanding that after a few years of inactivity, it does get erased to free up trail names.

Interesting. I wanted to use the trail name "Elle" but it was already taken but the person has not logged in since 2008. Now long is that period of inactivity?
Re: Do Trail Names Go Away?
Board: Letterboxing Help Desk
Reply to: #972899 by RDHG
Mar 19, 2019 9:45am
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Quite a while ago Ryan told me that boxer names with at least one find or plant will not be removed.

My niece never recorded her find and after about one year her name was gone.
Fortunately for her the name was still available.

Check to see if the name is available and recreate the account.
Changing your user/trail name
Board: Letterboxing Help Desk
Mar 19, 2019 10:00am
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How do I change my user/trail name without having to recreate a new profile?
Re: Do Trail Names Go Away?
Board: Letterboxing Help Desk
Reply to: #972906 by Elle
Mar 19, 2019 10:14am
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Interesting. I wanted to use the trail name "Elle" but it was already taken but the person has not logged in since 2008. Now long is that period of inactivity

As was previously mentioned, if they had at least one plant or find, their trailname will remain active indefinitely. At this point, however, I think it's safe to assume that Elle won't be back. Use the 'Contact Us' link at the bottom of the page to see if an admin would be willing to delete that account and free up the name for you to use. I believe that has been done before.

TG