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Re: Boxes on a route?
Board: Letterboxing Help Desk
Reply to: #974248 by Puddledunk
Apr 16, 2019 5:57pm
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If it is a specific highway, you can go to simple search and use the trip search.
Re: Boxes on a route?
Board: Letterboxing Help Desk
Reply to: #974248 by Puddledunk
Apr 16, 2019 8:14pm
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The easiest way for me has always been to do searches of the towns I will be passing through or near. You can expand the miles out from the town. Or not. This had always worked well for me. I’ve never cared for the trip planner. But that’s just me.
Re: Boxes on a route?
Board: Letterboxing Help Desk
Reply to: #974248 by Puddledunk
Apr 17, 2019 5:20am
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Go to the Trip Planner under the Toolbox pulldown menu. There are dozens of pre-defined routes available, mostly along major roads. If you want to create your own you can. I just recently created a trip from Arlington, Tx to Newport, RI for a road trip this summer. After inputting the start and end points and a trip name you can add features and adjust the route on a map that comes up of your route. After it looks the way you want save the route. AQ chews on it for a while and then you have a route! After that you can search for letterboxes along the route (within 5 miles of the route is the default). I take the search results and download them to my GPS as a .gpx file but that is a whole 'nother tutorial.
Re: Spoiler tags?
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Reply to: #969267 by Green Tortuga
Apr 17, 2019 8:02am
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I'll get around to fixing the other pages... eventually. =)

Done!

-- Ryan
Re: Spoiler tags?
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Reply to: #974270 by Green Tortuga
Apr 17, 2019 8:27am
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Yay! Thanks, you da man.
Missing Stamp
Board: Letterboxing Help Desk
Apr 25, 2019 1:34pm
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Looking for help....
I received a comment today on one of my frog boxes that my stamp has been replaced with " Instead there is a rather seductive lady in a seashell called Shelley. Had a note in the logbook explaining it was part of Pinups exchange."

I don't know what an exchange is or how to look this up to find the person who might have exchanged my stamp. I would prefer to have my stamp returned to my box. Otherwise I will have to pull my box. Please help!

PuggleMom
Re: Missing Stamp
Board: Letterboxing Help Desk
Reply to: #974579 by PuggleMom
Apr 25, 2019 2:11pm
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Maybe a mistake of finding the Shelley pin up box (AQ 130315) in the same area and thinking it was your box?
Re: Missing Stamp
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Reply to: #974583 by cooledcoyote
Apr 25, 2019 2:19pm
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I can’t access the clues for that box. If you forward them to me, I can compare locations.
Re: Missing Stamp
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Reply to: #974584 by PuggleMom
Apr 25, 2019 2:30pm
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You have to belong to the pin ups group. I sent the clues in mail, box was planted in 2012
Re: Missing Stamp
Board: Letterboxing Help Desk
Reply to: #974585 by cooledcoyote
Apr 25, 2019 3:03pm
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Thank you for the help. It looks like I accidentally placed my box too close to someone else and will need to remove it.
Re: Missing Stamp
Board: Letterboxing Help Desk
Reply to: #974584 by PuggleMom
Apr 25, 2019 3:20pm
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clue sent
Tech help?
Board: Letterboxing Help Desk
Apr 27, 2019 11:21am
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The last couple of days I have been doing a search for boxes in Ft. Worth (and Fort Worth) TX, and when I click on the clues for some of the boxes I wanted to look for, I get this message:
“Warning: mysql_connect(): Too many connections in /home/letterboxing/public_html/includes/db_mysql.inc.php on line 81
Too many connections”
I thought the problem might be my mobile device, so I tried on a laptop and then a regular computer, and got the same message each time. I tried googling the message but I don’t understand why only some of the boxes (only certain planters) have too many connections. Any suggestions on how to find the clues?
Re: Tech help?
Board: Letterboxing Help Desk
Reply to: #974670 by Yaateeh
Apr 27, 2019 12:22pm
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Letterboxing.org has been down for the last couple of days--are the clues you're searching for on there?
Re: Tech help?
Board: Letterboxing Help Desk
Reply to: #974671 by Wronghat
Apr 27, 2019 1:06pm
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Yes, that’s it - thanks for solving my clue mystery :-)
I was just clicking on “View Clue”, not noticing or reading the URL.
Re: Tech help?
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Reply to: #974671 by Wronghat
Apr 27, 2019 3:00pm
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Letterboxing.org has been down for the last couple of days--are the clues you're searching for on there?

Remember that the "View Cache" button will show you a cached version of remotely-hosted clues.... which can be very useful during times when the remotely-hosted clue isn't available.

-- Ryan
Re: Unsuccessfully trying to record finds on older boxes
Board: Letterboxing Help Desk
Reply to: #973454 by Topcollector
Apr 27, 2019 4:03pm
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There's no way to tell if they are traditional or LTCs, they're all mixed, so there's really no way to have a total count of finds for each kind of box/find.

'Twas a bug--the box type option wasn't showing for unlisted finds/attempts. It's fixed now!

-- Ryan
Re: Unsuccessfully trying to record finds on older boxes
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Reply to: #974679 by Green Tortuga
Apr 27, 2019 4:22pm
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Thanks.
Re: Tech help?
Board: Letterboxing Help Desk
Reply to: #974675 by Green Tortuga
Apr 27, 2019 4:55pm
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Remember that the "View Cache" button will show you a cached version of remotely-hosted clues.... which can be very useful during times when the remotely-hosted clue isn't available.

Oh, I did not know that. Thank you!
Re: Missing Stamp
Board: Letterboxing Help Desk
Reply to: #974590 by SherlockMiles
Apr 28, 2019 8:45am
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My Frog Prince has disappeared, I retired the box. I planted it to close to Shelly anyways.

Please tell shellys owner that the logbook is wet. I added another zip lock but the box is cracked.

PuggleMom
planter's choice
Board: Letterboxing Help Desk
Apr 28, 2019 8:44pm
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What does "Planter's Choice" mean? I'm assuming the owner planted the box in a place that is special to them, and they want to share it - but I'm not sure.
Re: planter's choice
Board: Letterboxing Help Desk
Reply to: #974709 by A Okay
Apr 28, 2019 9:20pm
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I'm assuming the owner planted the box in a place that is special to them, and they want to share it - but I'm not sure.

That's basically it in a nutshell, but for future reference, most icons like that you can click and it'll take you to a help page with a description about what the icon means.

-- Ryan
Re: planter's choice
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Reply to: #974709 by A Okay
Apr 28, 2019 9:36pm
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True, but sometimes I use that icon because the stamp I am planting is one of my own favorite carves....for me, it's not always about the location😊
Re: planter's choice
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Reply to: #974712 by Gypsy Fiddler
Apr 29, 2019 7:33am
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Thanks for the help.
Re: planter's choice
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Reply to: #974719 by A Okay
Apr 29, 2019 10:25am
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Adding to Gypsy Fiddler's comment, I have a Nintendo series which I marked as Planter's Choice. Besides some of the carves being a bit different, the inner boxes, logbooks, and pouches are all Nintendo themed, as is the clue. I think it took me about half a year from inception to completion.

To me, a Planter's Choice would be a box that the planter is especially pleased or proud to present to the boxing community - what they would consider one of their best plants :)
Re: planter's choice
Board: Letterboxing Help Desk
Reply to: #974724 by JampersandJ
Apr 29, 2019 7:22pm
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Wow, how creative and diligent. I'm impressed, and excited about the possibilities for letterboxing. Thanks for the input.
Re: planter's choice
Board: Letterboxing Help Desk
Reply to: #974709 by A Okay
Apr 29, 2019 7:35pm
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What does "Planter's Choice" mean?

I made my crappiest letterbox "Planter's Choice" because I don't think anyone will look for it otherwise.
Re: planter's choice
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Reply to: #974724 by JampersandJ
Apr 29, 2019 9:04pm
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And your efforts were appreciated.

K
First venture as a planter!
Board: Letterboxing Help Desk
May 5, 2019 11:00am
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Hello,

Our girl scout troop just planted a series of 3 letterboxes. We wrote a little story to tie it all together, along with clues for each box.

Can someone please take a look and make sure that it all makes sense and was done correctly? Here it is: https://www.atlasquest.com/showinfo.php?boxId=305279

Thanks!
Re: First venture as a planter!
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Reply to: #974872 by karenk
May 5, 2019 11:31am
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That is so cool! I was happy to learn that I’m in good company as a former Girl Scout too. I only wish I were in Maryland to find these boxes.
Nicely done 🤠
Re: First venture as a planter!
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Reply to: #974875 by BinoBoxer
May 5, 2019 11:39am
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Thank you!