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Re: GISHWHES!
Board: Miscellaneous Oddities
Reply to: #949828 by DemiGisher
Aug 10, 2017 3:19pm
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You sure can! Both sites have easy crosslisting options where you can just add the link to the box on the other site.

Because different letterboxers have different preferences as to which site they use, it's great to post it on both to get a wider audience.
Re: GISHWHES!
Board: Miscellaneous Oddities
Reply to: #949807 by Mu
Aug 10, 2017 3:24pm
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The requirements are generally the same for everyone, so as a practical matter, those in boxless areas would be left out. And I do think it can come off as "you're not good enough, we don't want your box" even if that's not what's intended.

As for the litter, I doubt a 3-5 box find requirement would impact that in any way.
Re: GISHWHES!
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Reply to: #949607 by Oberon_Kenobi
Aug 16, 2017 7:32am
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I wonder how they found out about Letterboxing!! sounds like such an awesome way to raise money for charity!
Makes me go, hummm
Board: Miscellaneous Oddities
Feb 28, 2018 3:40am
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What’s a notice in your mailbox that makes you go, hummm?
The other day I received a notification of a box being found that day at a cabin I was staying at over 4 months ago. The plant was retired the morning I left, came home with me and is still in the back room of my home.
Today I get one wanting to know which of 2 possible states that a box is planted in. Not only was the location listed under the title of the box, it was also mentioned in the first line of the glue. Made me go, hummm and also wonder had this person had almost 2000 fines in 2 years if they missed that. What’s your “hummm”?
Re: Makes me go, hummm
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Reply to: #957356 by DeeCee
Feb 28, 2018 10:55am
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My hmmmm, which I'm sure someone will have an answer for, is how do people log finds on boxes (all of them) I had planted in an area YEARS ago that have all since lived their lives out and passed on. But what I mean is at one time. I'll come on AQ and see that someone found all my boxes in one day up half the state 5 years ago. And leave no comments. HHMMmmmmmm....

My ONLY idea, which would be a rare one, is that a boxing couple decided to have their own trailnames and the one is logging all their old finds, but it has happened quite a few times with the same boxes over the years.
Re: Makes me go, hummm
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Reply to: #957373 by Raven
Feb 28, 2018 12:08pm
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My hmmmm, which I'm sure someone will have an answer for, is how do people log finds on boxes (all of them) I had planted in an area YEARS ago that have all since lived their lives out and passed on. But what I mean is at one time. I'll come on AQ and see that someone found all my boxes in one day up half the state 5 years ago. And leave no comments. HHMMmmmmmm....

Perhaps they are boxers who didn't feel the need to log their finds online at one time but then decided to log them after they realized that it is easier to search for boxes if you can eliminate ones you already found. And as for using the same date, I would probably do that also. After all, what does it really matter when you found them. If they are mass logging finds, it is probably easier to just keep using the same date instead of researching the exact find date for each.
Re: Makes me go, hummm
Board: Miscellaneous Oddities
Reply to: #957378 by Janila
Feb 28, 2018 2:30pm
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After all, what does it really matter when you found them. If they are mass logging finds, it is probably easier to just keep using the same date instead of researching the exact find date for each

I joined AtlasQuest in January of 2005 but had been boxing since my first find in 2000. There weren't so many boxes back then, so it was relatively easy for me to go back to my logbooks and input the actual find date for each of my finds from 2000-2005.

I shake my head now at my former anal retentive obsessive compulsive need to have all my data perfect - I would keep an Excel spreadsheet with all my finds, locations, and dates, perfectly matching my actual physical logbook, updating it with each find, would then compare my spreadsheet to what my data said in LbNA, then compare that to what my data said in AtlasQuest. It all had to sync or I would go crazy. Yes, I'm a Virgo.

And no, I don't do that anymore.

Warrior Woman
wised up after passing the half century mark a long while back
Re: Makes me go, hummm
Board: Miscellaneous Oddities
Reply to: #957388 by Warrior Woman
Feb 28, 2018 4:01pm
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shhh ~ it turns out, I can't handle numbers well enough to number my finds in my own logbook, losing track of what I am supposed to write as I turn the page, so AQ is the only "correct" logbook I have. Pages after page of scribbled out numbers, lo' these many years ago, are proof. No more! My logbooks are now collections of folk art, and the first image on each page is dated. They all have names, though, so I can log them here and keep track that way. Thank you, Ryan!
Re: Makes me go, hummm
Board: Miscellaneous Oddities
Reply to: #957356 by DeeCee
Feb 28, 2018 6:34pm
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I do not remember that player making it to my Birthday Party for any other finds... We have had a few of our boxes with recorded finds that have not been logged in the boxes logbook. I know that sometimes it may be hard to work out the correct box that you have found when some have the same name as others.
Another prediction.
Board: Miscellaneous Oddities
Apr 12, 2018 9:14am
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I was just reading the Yahoo 'news', and apparently Planet X (Nibiru) is going to appear April 23rd and welcome in the Rapture. How many times can these people be wrong before they come to their senses?
Re: Another prediction.
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Reply to: #959006 by Topcollector
Apr 12, 2018 12:41pm
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I always look at it a bit differently... the Rapture came and went almost un-noticed... The people who were claiming foul and fraud, simply lost track of the fact that the Rapture has always been for those found worthy... and most of the world in fact, simply are not. So they point the finger elsewhere. Chances are that millions were... but no one noticed.
Re: Another prediction.
Board: Miscellaneous Oddities
Reply to: #959013 by 7rxc
Apr 12, 2018 2:34pm
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That's certainly an original take on it. I'll have to remember that the next time it comes up in conversation--if ever.
Re: Another prediction.
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Reply to: #959006 by Topcollector
Apr 12, 2018 4:23pm
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I was just reading the Yahoo 'news', and apparently Planet X (Nibiru) is going to appear April 23rd and welcome in the Rapture.

Believe it or not, I actually blame myself for this prediction.

You see, I was in Walmart the other day and I finally saw the employee who wears the spaghetti strainer as a religious symbol. (Yes, this is a real thing.)

Apparently he is part of the "Flying Spaghetti Monster" Religion, aka FSM. (Yes, again, this is a real thing.)

And since then, things have been a off.

So, sorry folks.

My bad.

csk
Re: Another prediction.
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Reply to: #959018 by Captain Slick Kitty
Apr 16, 2018 5:39pm
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Apparently he is part of the "Flying Spaghetti Monster" Religion, aka FSM. (Yes, again, this is a real thing.)

Personally, I prefer the Church of Bacon. (Yes, this is also a real thing.)

TG
Re: Another prediction.
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Reply to: #959181 by Trekkie Gal
Apr 16, 2018 9:10pm
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OMG! And they officiate for free too! Dammit! I missed the opportunity to be married by the Church of Bacon.

Suddenly feeling robbed right now.

csk
Re: Another prediction.
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Reply to: #959183 by Captain Slick Kitty
Apr 17, 2018 11:18am
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Sounds like it's time to renew your vows. :D

TG
Re: Another prediction.
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Reply to: #959006 by Topcollector
Apr 17, 2018 1:49pm
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Don’t worry, Scooby Doo saves us, in the two season story of Mystery, Inc.
Re: Another prediction.
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Reply to: #959006 by Topcollector
Apr 24, 2018 12:42pm
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Shewww

Looks like we made it!

I mean, damn, it gets harder every year to survive these things. ;o)

csk
Excitement tonight
Board: Miscellaneous Oddities
Aug 21, 2018 5:27pm
I had just finished at the gym and was sitting in a parking space when I heard a wild screaming. Looked up just in time to see a car flying through the lot dragging someone, who then flew off the car. Wildest thing I've ever experienced.
eeeew! a seal with an eel up it's nose
Board: Miscellaneous Oddities
Dec 7, 2018 7:30am
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Re: eeeew! a seal with an eel up it's nose
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Reply to: #969151 by Grrly Girl
Dec 7, 2018 7:43am
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Where’s the “yuck!” Button? 😄

Also, FYI, you can shorten long URLs here: https://tinyurl.com
Re: eeeew! a seal with an eel up it's nose
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Reply to: #969152 by DarkZen and Evil Cow Pie
Dec 7, 2018 9:05am
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thanks for the Tiny.
Re: eeeew! a seal with an eel up it's nose
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Reply to: #969151 by Grrly Girl
Dec 7, 2018 11:48am
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gross, and I'm glad my day is going much better than that.
Re: eeeew! a seal with an eel up it's nose
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Reply to: #969151 by Grrly Girl
Dec 7, 2018 12:03pm
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That sound like a Dr. Seuss title

The Seal with an Eel Up It's Nose

I'm sorry to say
I'm sad to report
That I found a seal
In a terrible sort

The seals they do probe
They are looking for food
The eels try to escape
Ending up the seal's snood

The seals go back to the beach
Go up on the land
And begin to wheeze
Up on the sand

The problem you see,
Had by these seals
Are these things up their nose
These thing are small eels

Then the humans do see
That seal and his wheeze
They do want to help
The seal they will please

After a look, a real close exam
The eel was removed
by the Hawaiian Monk Seal Research Program

This latest nose eel was also removed,
With a “slow, steady pull.”
The seal was unharmed;
But at least the eel was all whole

The seal was released
Back out on the beach
But if you're an eel
No noses! We beseech




Footnote: "Hawaiian Monk Seal Research Program" just doesn't work in the meter of Seuss, but I did what I could.
Re: eeeew! a seal with an eel up it's nose
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Reply to: #969161 by Oberon_Kenobi
Dec 7, 2018 1:08pm
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Re: eeeew! a seal with an eel up it's nose
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Reply to: #969151 by Grrly Girl
Dec 7, 2018 1:59pm
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Hummm....sounds like an old vaudeville routine.

Didja hear the one about the seal with the eel stuck up it's nose?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bcYppAs6ZdI
Re: eeeew! a seal with an eel up it's nose
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Reply to: #969151 by Grrly Girl
Dec 7, 2018 2:08pm
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Re: eeeew! a seal with an eel up it's nose
Board: Miscellaneous Oddities
Reply to: #969166 by west dover quidditch team
Dec 7, 2018 4:47pm
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Wow, that is one of the best horrible puns I've heard lately!!
Re: eeeew! a seal with an eel up it's nose
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Reply to: #969168 by Public Hand
Dec 7, 2018 7:07pm
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I can't believe I read the whole thing!
Re: eeeew! a seal with an eel up it's nose
Board: Miscellaneous Oddities
Reply to: #969152 by DarkZen and Evil Cow Pie
Dec 8, 2018 7:18pm
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Also, FYI, you can shorten long URLs here: https://tinyurl.com

I have to laugh. I thought the same thing, except I was thinking that everything after the ? in the URL is just for tracking purposes and could safely be removed shortening the URL by probably 75%. Not as tiny as tinyurl, though!

But I'm amused that we can have the same thought and come up with two completely different solutions!

-- Ryan