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Welcome to the Stupid Questions board!
Board: Stupider Questions About Letterboxing
Jun 17, 2005 7:45pm
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If you want a place to post what you think is probably a stupid question but don't want people to heckle you over it--this is the place for it. =) -- Ryan
Re: Welcome to the Stupid Questions board!
Board: Stupider Questions About Letterboxing
Reply to: #4980 by Green Tortuga
Jun 17, 2005 7:58pm
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You're not looking for one like "If your knees bent the other way, what would chairs look like?"  You really mean stuff like what does "FTS!" and "TFTLB!" mean in the context of letterboxing?
Re: Welcome to the Stupid Questions board!
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Reply to: #4983 by MoWizLiz
Jun 17, 2005 11:38pm
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um...maybe you should of set up this board before I had problems with my series

;-)

And I know I'm cross messaging...but you're not a total goober...but you do brag a lot about your travels...when the rest of us have to work for a living

hehehe

I clicked favorites on almost all the new boards. Thanks

S~N~K 

newbies welcome here!
Board: Stupider Questions About Letterboxing
Jun 18, 2005 11:08pm
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I had suggested a "newbie board" , but then as Ryan and I were brainstorming, it evolved into the Stupid Question board. As in "there are no stupid questions"!

So this is the place to ask those questions that you might think might get you flamed as a newbie on the main letterboxing boards.

Ask away!

-Amanda from Seattle

How do I search a particular Board .....
Board: Stupider Questions About Letterboxing
Jun 19, 2005 4:09am
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I saw a mention of ".....  before posting, search and see if this topic has been previously covered .... "  (paraphrased because my memory stinks).

HOW do I do that?

Get Smart - Max

Desktop Icon for AQ?
Board: Stupider Questions About Letterboxing
Jun 19, 2005 4:11am
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Is there a desktop Icon for AQ somewhere hidden in the toolbox?

I'm thinking the chick holding up the globe...

Get Smart - Max

Re: How do I search a particular Board .....
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Reply to: #5037 by Get Smart
Jun 19, 2005 10:33am
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I saw a mention of ".....  before posting, search and see if this topic has been previously covered .... "  (paraphrased because my memory stinks).

HOW do I do that?

If you go to the main message board page at http://www.atlasquest.com/boards/ and look at the bottom of the page, there's a search box you can use. =)

It's on other pages as well, but that's the easiest one to find since it only takes a single mouse button click to get to from the main menu.

Happy trails!

-- Ryan

Re: Desktop Icon for AQ?
Board: Stupider Questions About Letterboxing
Reply to: #5038 by Get Smart
Jun 19, 2005 11:04am
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Is there a desktop Icon for AQ somewhere hidden in the toolbox?

Hmmm....  I'm not sure that's even possible. All the websites I've tried saving to my desktop always put the icon for the web browser on it rather than an icon for the webpage. Do you have an example of a website that, when saved, uses the icon for the website rather than a browser so I can figure out how to do it myself? =)

Now if I create an AQ application and it's a full fledged program in its own right, I know how to make an icon for that. But for just a webpage, I'm not sure that's possible. =(

-- Ryan
Re: How do I search a particular Board .....
Board: Stupider Questions About Letterboxing
Reply to: #5056 by Green Tortuga
Jun 19, 2005 2:47pm
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Thanks - saw that after I sent the post .. abe
Re: Desktop Icon for AQ?
Board: Stupider Questions About Letterboxing
Reply to: #5057 by Green Tortuga
Jun 19, 2005 2:50pm
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GT: Hmmm....  I'm not sure that's even possible. All the websites I've tried saving to my desktop always put the icon for the web browser on it rather than an icon for the webpage. Do you have an example of a website that, when saved, uses the icon for the website rather than a browser so I can figure out how to do it myself? =)

GT: Now if I create an AQ application and it's a full fledged program in its own right, I know how to make an icon for that. But for just a webpage, I'm not sure that's possible. =(

Abe: Create a SHORTCUT to the website - right click - properties - Change Icon

.. abe

box maintenance
Board: Stupider Questions About Letterboxing
Jun 20, 2005 7:14pm
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I figured this question would be best for the 'Stupid Questions' list. 

I don't have that many boxes out there. And I had to ask those of you who have 100+ and have been boxing for years. When you go out to maintain your boxes, do you have to print out clues before you go? Or can you remember where they are?

My most recent planting involved six boxes, I had to go back to the park the next day, before I submitted the clues. I accidently lost track of one. My notes were too vague to write the clue. But once I was back in the park...I could find it  

I figured this might start some interesting stories anyway

=0)

S~N~K

Re: box maintenance
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Reply to: #5125 by Sits N Knits
Jun 20, 2005 7:21pm
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And I had to ask those of you who have 100+ and have been boxing for years. When you go out to maintain your boxes, do you have to print out clues before you go? Or can you remember where they are?

I remember the location of *most* boxes I've planted. Especially boxes that are particularly noteworth or located in an area I'm very familiar with. Places that I've visited once (when I planted the box) that have nothing special about them--I'd have to print out clues to find the box. =)

-- Ryan
another one for ya, Ryan
Board: Stupider Questions About Letterboxing
Jun 20, 2005 7:41pm
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I bet you can guess what  this is about

=0)

I went to LbNA to post my Urban Legends. I figured that I could give the "url" (whatever you call it) to the clues on AQ...but I guess the person has to be logged on to AQ to get to it, huh?

Is there anyway to post my AQ clues on LbNA without doing all that typing again? I know you can get to LbNA clues through AQ

Thanks

S~N~K   (beginning to feel like the pesky little sister)

Re: another one for ya, Ryan
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Reply to: #5131 by Sits N Knits
Jun 20, 2005 8:34pm
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I figured that I could give the "url" (whatever you call it) to the clues on AQ...but I guess the person has to be logged on to AQ to get to it, huh?

Nope--unless it's a Premium Member Only clue, you don't have to be logged on to access it. So just include the URL for your clue (or box details, as some people prefer) in the URL spot on LbNA when you're adding your box there and all should be well. =)

For newly listed boxes, there's also an option, if you click it (it'll be on the second page of options where you select all of your box attributes) that, after adding the box on AQ, will automatically take you to LbNA and pre-populate the form add box form there for you. Makes it a lot easier if you're planning to list your boxes on both sites that way. =)

Unforutnately, it's only good for when you're listing a new letterbox on AQ. Since this series is already added to AQ, you'll have to add it to LbNA the old fashioned way--by hand.

-- Ryan
Re: box maintenance
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Reply to: #5125 by Sits N Knits
Jun 20, 2005 9:20pm
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I can find everyone of my boxes without clues but I like to use the clues when checking on them.  Some times things change due to the seasons, logs rotting away, etc.  so it's nice to maintain your clues along with the box. 

Question: Do you log in to the box log when you revisit a box? (yours or others)

I go back to the page I stamped in originally and note my return date.  If the log has been replaced then I just log a new page.

Boxdn

Re: box maintenance
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Reply to: #5135 by BOXDN
Jun 20, 2005 9:43pm
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I often need the clues to return to a letterbox that I have planted. Like Boxdn said, it helps too if you have to revise the clues. I might know that the letterbox is underneath a log on the left side of the Huckleberry Trail and I can park on 21st Street, and go straight to the box. But in my clues, I have folks park at a trailhead on South Street and send them across two bridges and past the waterfall before they reach the Huckleberry Trail!

And after 4 years of letterboxing, some of those original plants (especially the ones in places that I have not been back to in 2 or 3 years) have totally left my brain.

When Ryan and I went back up to Rattlesnake Ledge the other day, we took a copy of the clues. (That was my first find back in 2001, and very memorable, but I wanted to be sure we had the exact clues for the exact spot)

-Amanda from Seattle

Re: box maintenance
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Reply to: #5125 by Sits N Knits
Jun 20, 2005 10:56pm
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"And I had to ask those of you who have 100+ and have been boxing for years. When you go out to maintain your boxes, do you have to print out clues before you go? Or can you remember where they are?"

This is pretty scary--but I not only remember where almost all of our 200+ planted boxes are but I also remember where almost every one of the 1,000+ boxes we've found are and I often remember who planted it and, if I've ever met them, I often remember from where they hail, also (this isn't the case if the planter had only planted onesies/twosies of boxes in a distant location through which we're merely passing).  Occasionally, the location where a letterbox that somebody else has planted will have changed enough to a point where I'm not exactly certain--like a stump has disintegrated, a trail has been rerouted, or a tree has actually fallen since we first visited or the letterbox is missing, that sort of thing--but I'm usually fairly close if I'm in the 'ballpark' area.  It's crazy--I can't remember normal, every day important stuff like what my childrens' names are when they're in trouble, important phone numbers, or the name of the person with whom I'm currently conversing at whatever moment in time, but I can remember nit-noid details about letterboxes--almost down to state, city, region, park,  then any other bizarre info about the park and often the planter's trail name.  I presume it's filed in my brain in the same memory file system manner as with all that useless '80s music trivia.

Hmmm...Samantha Fox, Journey, Styx, Survivor, Soft Cell, Martika, UB40, Baltimora, A-Ha, Nena---I could go on and on... 

dvn2r ckr

Re: box maintenance
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Reply to: #5135 by BOXDN
Jun 21, 2005 12:06am
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Do you log in to the box log when you revisit a box? (yours or others)

Heck no! =) I often don't even bother to read the logbook if I'm in a rush--just confirm the box is still there and move on. I definitely don't stop long enough to log in again!

-- Ryan, who usually reads the logbook, but not always!
Re: newbies welcome here!
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Reply to: #5034 by Amanda from Seattle
Jun 21, 2005 4:52am
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Uh...thanks for the welcome, I think. Is this an insult to my newbie status or an honest attempt to help?? : /  Well, no matter. I'm sure I'll have plenty of questions as I go along and this is as good of a place as any to post! ;)
Re: newbies welcome here!
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Reply to: #5144 by Lyon
Jun 21, 2005 5:12am
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Knowing Amanda and Ryan, it is an honest attempt to be nice and help.

You can chose to interpret it any way you wish. 

LB

Re: newbies welcome here!
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Reply to: #5144 by Lyon
Jun 21, 2005 9:00am
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Uh...thanks for the welcome, I think. Is this an insult to my newbie status or an honest attempt to help?? : /

Actually, I thought this board was more meant to be funny than an insult or an attempt to help--though if it helps that's certainly a nice side-affect. =)

There's already the "Help Desk" on the letterboxing category for "stupid letterboxing questions", so I planted this one in the non-letterboxing category for "stupid non-letterboxing questions", though it seems most posts so far actually are letterboxing related. But that's okay, I don't mind.

I was expecting more rhetorical questions on this board such--if a tree fall on a mime and nobody's around, does it still not make a sound? Thoughts to ponder....  Hmm....

-- Ryan

Re: newbies welcome here!
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Reply to: #5146 by LightninBug
Jun 21, 2005 10:14am
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Ok. Thanks. I shall take advantage of your collective wisdom. :)
Re: another one for ya, Ryan
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Reply to: #5133 by Green Tortuga
Jun 21, 2005 10:17am
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GT: Unforutnately, it's only good for when you're listing a new letterbox on AQ. Since this series is already added to AQ, you'll have to add it to LbNA the old fashioned way--by hand.


GetSmart-Max: But surely, you can copy the text of the clue to the clipboard, paste it into a text document, login to LbNA and paste the clue text into the apprpriate place, thus limiting your typing to only the box properties.

Re: another one for ya, Ryan
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Reply to: #5162 by Get Smart
Jun 21, 2005 10:36am
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Hmmmm. Of all the boards I have marked as favorites, Stupid Questions had by far the most posts when I logged on today. What does that say about us as a group? <g>

DebBee
Re: another one for ya, Ryan
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Reply to: #5162 by Get Smart
Jun 21, 2005 11:54am
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But surely, you can copy the text of the clue to the clipboard, paste it into a text document, login to LbNA and paste the clue text into the apprpriate place, thus limiting your typing to only the box properties.

Well, that's true, but if you have to update the clue later, then there's two places you'd need to log in to do so. Which is why it's generally safer to keep the actual clue in one place and link to it from the other.

But this is certainly an option too--just not one most people prefer. =)

-- Ryan
What do you suppose
Board: Stupider Questions About Letterboxing
Jun 21, 2005 12:08pm
the spf strength is of the sunscreen that chick is wearing, presuming its wearing any at all?
...Re: newbies welcome here!
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Reply to: #5155 by Green Tortuga
Jun 21, 2005 4:24pm
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<quote> I was expecting more rhetorical questions on this board </quote>

Ahh I get it....one of my favorites is: If nothing sticks to Teflon, then how does Teflon stick to the pan?

S~N~K

Rhetorical Question was: newbies welcome here!
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Reply to: #5155 by Green Tortuga
Jun 22, 2005 4:12am
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OK Ryan, here we go....

Say an active letterboxer with several plants develops amnesia through some life altering event.  Their logbook is lost inthis event.  Several months pass and then (without recovering lost memory) they read about letterboxing and think "Hey, that's pretty cool."  They do the whole newbie thing and go out and find some boxes, including boxes that they had hidden before developing amnesia.

How do you count the finds that are boxes that the pre-amnesiac hidden?

There are more where that came from

Lightnin' Bug (the ignored!)

Rhetorical Questions
Board: Stupider Questions About Letterboxing
Jun 22, 2005 4:45am
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Now we'll see how warped we all really are...

So who was the first person to look at a chicken and say, "I think I'll eat the next thing that pops out of that bird's behind." ???

Was it the same person who looked at a cow and said, "I think I'll tug on those dangly things and drink what comes out." ??

VictoriAnna

Well, there goes my rosy Victorian reputation I guess... *wink*.

Re: Rhetorical Question was: newbies welcome here!
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Reply to: #5212 by LightninBug
Jun 22, 2005 9:29am
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How do you count the finds that are boxes that the pre-amnesiac hidden?

The rules clearly state in section D, subsection 3.2.9, that if you planted a letterbox, under no circumstances can you ever claim it as a find.

However, there is a loopholep--though it sounds like you're on the verge of finding it--is that you cannot count a box as a plant if you did not realize that you planted it! After all, if you didn't realize you planted a box, you'd ignorantly count it as a find thinking that it was, indeed, a legitimate find as discussed in section D, subsection 3.2.9.

So, if the amnesia makes you forget your trail name as well so you don't even know you're looking for a box that you planted--THEN it may safely be counted as a find with the caveat that it can no longer be counted as a plant. However, if their memery comes back or they later found out they they did, in fact, plant the box themselves, the amnesiac must convert their find to a plant to stay within the parameters of the 3.2.9 clause.

There's more answers where that came from. ;o)

-- Ryan