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Re: was: what the heck? BOYCOTT THE ARCHES!!!
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Reply to: #206455 by BigRedOne
Apr 1, 2008 4:29am
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We haven't been sold out....it's called CAPITALISM.
Re: was: what the heck? BOYCOTT THE ARCHES!!!
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #206482 by A Son of Liberty
Apr 1, 2008 4:34am
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We haven't been sold out....it's called CAPITALISM.


I think it is called April Fools
Re: was: what the heck? BOYCOTT THE ARCHES!!!
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #206487 by TalleyValleyFarmClan
Apr 1, 2008 4:59am
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Ya know....you might be right. I don't care either way though.
Re: was: what the heck? BOYCOTT THE ARCHES!!!
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #206504 by A Son of Liberty
Apr 1, 2008 9:31am
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My first thought at seeing today's theme was "EEEEWWWYUUUUCK!" Then it hit me...the whole controversy "what the Heck" thread...now it's funny....oh wait, it just went back to gross!

Happy April Fool's Day all!

Idhunna
Re: OK you got us NOW PLEASE I can't look at this all day !
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #206471 by TalleyValleyFarmClan
Apr 1, 2008 9:49am
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Just change your preferences for today. I'm running the lovely April Fools Theme and I get a surprise every time the screen refreshes. And so far, the MickeyD's theme isn't in the mix! What an oversight on someone's part! ;-)

Happy April Fool's Day!

Knit Wit
Re: OK you got us NOW PLEASE I can't look at this all day !
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #206889 by knit wit
Apr 1, 2008 9:56am
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When I was little, my mom worked for McDonald's. Their character's were always around - I might even still have my Grimace earrings! They even built a parade float in our driveway!

Then mom went into advertising and her client was McDonald's. Then while I was in high school she dated a guy who would go around to local McDonald's restaurants dressed as Ronald! I've loved the theme today - it's part of my growing up. I don't eat there often, but still love the characters.

drexel girls
letterboxing activities for kids
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Apr 7, 2008 10:05am
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is there a board/forum on AQ specifically for parents to brainstorm and organize letterboxing activities for their kids? such as kid postal rings, kid meets, etc.?
Re: letterboxing activities for kids
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #210110 by trapperhoney
Apr 7, 2008 10:06am
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Kid shenanigans I believe

~Aurora
Planting on Castaway Cay??
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Apr 8, 2008 7:42am
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Anyone ever try this? I know that boxes in the Disney parks don't stay around for very long. I'm wondering if I might be able to plant one on their island this summer and have it stick around. Perhaps a microbox??

Pasta Mom
Re: Planting on Castaway Cay??
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #210490 by Pasta Mom
Apr 8, 2008 8:26am
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Humm...

I've been to Castaway Cay.
Stealth is the key word here. Lots of people. And I can't remember how well it is manicured.

But you could try. Maybe a microbox with a magnet?

Then I'll have to talk DH into another Disney cruise

;-)

Dawn
of the TIP
Re: Planting on Castaway Cay??
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #210511 by Traveling Inky Pants
Apr 8, 2008 10:52am
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Stealth is the key word here. Lots of people.


Thanks! After I posted the original message, I wanted to add a question about the possibility of even finding a place to plant. I've got some pretty cool, little containers that I've used for microboxes, so I would probably do the same on the Cay.
Re: Planting on Castaway Cay??
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #210570 by Pasta Mom
Apr 8, 2008 12:19pm
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Has anyone concidered a box on Tom Sawyer Island?
That would be the ultimate treasure hunt for me!
Re: Planting on Castaway Cay??
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #210490 by Pasta Mom
Apr 8, 2008 1:28pm
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Go for it!!!!!! I've planted 2 in Nassau while on cruises but they both have disappeared after awhile!!! It's still fun planting them rather than sight-seeing all the time............
Re: Planting on Castaway Cay??
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #210647 by R gang
Apr 8, 2008 6:57pm
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I was all set to try to plant one on Royal Caribbean's Coco Cay, but then the weather turned icky, and the ship couldn't stop there.

DebBee
Re: Planting on Castaway Cay??
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Reply to: #210511 by Traveling Inky Pants
Apr 8, 2008 7:20pm
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We loved our short time on Castaway Cay. Man, that whole Disney cruise was such a treat.......

But coming back to real life now, I think there might be some possibilities. The beaches are packed with people and staff, but there WAS a bike trail that we did not go on. There's also a realllllllly long road that used to be an airstrip, I think, where you might be able to find someplace. HOWEVER, I'm sure that every public place of a Disney locale is checked regularly for trash, so you'd need to find a really good hidey hole. But I bet it could be done.

It would have been fun to have a box to find on that island, if I hadn't felt like it would take the whole time we were there to find it. Had to get in some time on the adults-only beach, too!

-Mama Bear of 3Bears
Question For Planters from a Newbie
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Apr 9, 2008 6:08am
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I am new to letterboxing and have a question for planters. I have been out a few times and have searched for a few letterboxes that I have not been able to find. I know that one I was in the right spot but it was no where to be found. When I came back to the site to list the attempt, I saw that many people have attempted to find it over the last year or so, but no one was successful. It is still listed as active, but not there.
Why has the status not been changed? This box has an author listed but no planter, so does that the status can't be changed? Thank you for the information. I am still very new to this and learning more everyday and getting very excited with each new thing I learn.
Re: Question For Planters from a Newbie
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #210935 by AceoHearts
Apr 9, 2008 7:10am
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We understand the frustration, but sometimes the box is acutally there... That being said, sometimes it is not and the planter/owner has not checked on it. We always check now before going out to box to see when the last time the boxes we are after have been found. We still might look for a box that has been attempted multiple times, but at least we know what we might be getting ourselves into.

See you are in Cortland -- we are north of the 'Cuse! Welcome! See you on the trail :>)!

T-N-T (TRH N T on AQ)
Re: Question For Planters from a Newbie
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #210952 by TRH N T
Apr 9, 2008 8:18am
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Hey there! I went to SUNY Cortland! Small small world, huh?
Re: Question For Planters from a Newbie
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #210977 by Beach Gal
Apr 9, 2008 8:40am
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I had printed out a bunch of clues for the area and didn't check to see that nobody had found it in a long time. I just saw that the status was available. I live not far from the SUNY Cortland Campus. I actually got my degree at TC3 after 5 years in the Navy. I hope to meet lots of people on the trail. Everyone I have talked to so far has been very nice. It is amazing I have never heard of this before. What a great hobby.
Re: Question For Planters from a Newbie
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #210977 by Beach Gal
Apr 9, 2008 12:28pm
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I'm working with a SUNY grad. They're EVERYWHERE!
Letterpod Statistics
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Apr 9, 2008 12:57pm
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I don't know if this would be interesting to anyone else but myself, but I was looking at the stats page for the Letterpod (http://letterpod.podbean.com) and found some interesting things.

We had no listeners since I started using podbean in the states of Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wyoming, New Mexico, or Oklahoma. This seems to be supported by the lack of posts on those states AQ boards. However, I know OK has got letterboxers...you got a patch...don't you! Just kiddin' OK, I know you are out there...hope you'll give us a listen.

We have had listeners in Great Britan, Sweden, Netherlands, Japan, Korea, and Mexico.

From Unique IP's we have had 309 downloads, 369 feeds, and 993 streams. That's all time...so about a year since we have been on podbean.

The Fright Night 2 video is still the leader of the most watched item, with 452 views (that's from unique IPs) (it doesn't count if you watched it more than once).

The Holiday Spectacular, Episode 9, had the most listens for an Episode..with 409 so far.

Anyway, just thought I would share...

jackbear
Re: Letterpod Statistics
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #211147 by jackbear
Apr 9, 2008 1:04pm
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very cool! I am listening right now =o) Then it is off to do more cleaning.

Cheers!
Rhea
Re: AQ Statistics
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #211147 by jackbear
Apr 9, 2008 3:42pm
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Statistics are fun. =)

I was curious about how the April Fool's joke skewed the stats on AQ. On April 1st, there were 5,932 different "visits" recorded, which might be a record but I'm too lazy to double check. On a normal day, I would usually expect somewhere between four or five thousand.

There were a total of 209,021 page hits, nearly twice the daily average.

And used 2.17 gigs of bandwidth. (Usually bandwidth usage hovers around have that size as well.)

AQ was definitely keeping busy on the first!

Speaking of the April Fool's joke, over a thousand people visited mcletterboxing.com on the first of April.

-- Ryan
With the help of an Angel, Keep it Green still lives!
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Apr 9, 2008 7:07pm
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A few weeks ago, I posted how my fave plant and my first BD had been removed and some drug paraphenalia was left in its place (Didn't mention that I was also later accused of this very act!?!? WHAT!?!?)

Well this week, a darling trail angel named Origami Angel who had found our Earth Day Series - Keep it Green box last year was revisiting the lovely park that hosted it and was going to check up on the box while she was there. En route to its location, she actually spied our stamp face down in a culvert in a puddle of water!!! Logbook gone, but baggie strewn about and a HH from 2006 were also present and accounted for!

Thank you so much, Origami Angel for bringing good things home to us!
It was a gift to meet with you today!
Again, I stop to reflect upon the kindness of so many letterboxers I have had the joy of crossing life's paths with!

Be well, all!
And by golly, Keep it Green!
peace,
lorax
Muggles Vs. Moogles
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Apr 9, 2008 9:03pm
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Does anyone else have a difficult time keeping this straight???!!! My DH keeps laughing at me because I always refer to them as "Moogles." I guess I associate it with "oogle." Now, oogle is only a mispronunciation of the word Ogle, pronounced "ahh gul" or "Oh-gul" but not "Ooh-gul," which of course means to stare at impertinently (which, some people do when they mistake one's letterboxing behavior as exceeding the limits of propriety or good manners; improperly forward or bold).

Moogle isn't a true word. However, Muggle isn't either. But word associations lead me to saying Moogle rather than Muggle.

Anyone else???

A rambling 7tw2
Re: Muggles Vs. Moogles
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #211398 by 7trailwanderers
Apr 9, 2008 9:18pm
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Can't say I've ever had that problem 7tw and I don't think I ever would have if you hadn't brought it up. I wish I had more to say since you've clearly put so much thought into this but I really can't.

A son of liberty
Re: Muggles Vs. Moogles
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #211398 by 7trailwanderers
Apr 9, 2008 9:24pm
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muggle

"Muggle" was added to the Oxford English Dictionary in 2003, where it is said to refer to a person who is lacking a skill.[7]
"Muggle" is used in informal English by members of small, specialised groups, usually those which consider their activities to either be analogous to or directly involve magic (such as within hacker culture;[8] and Pagans, Neopagans and Wiccans[9]) to refer to those outside the group.
"Muggle" (or geomuggle) is used by geocachers to refer to those not involved in or aware of the sport of Geocaching. A cache that has been tampered with by non-participants is said to be "muggled."[10][11]

Moogle isn't a true word. However, Muggle isn't either
Re: Muggles Vs. Moogles
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #211398 by 7trailwanderers
Apr 9, 2008 9:51pm
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Ya know, I've never really considered this possible issue. From reading the Harry Potter series, I guess I just automatically knew (and expected others to know) what a muggle was. The previously posted definition is spot on. I take a LB muggle to be anyone who is doesn't have knowledge of letterboxing, or those who disrespect what we do. Try some word association or rhyming to help you out. ;)
Constant Vigilance,
~HermitCrab
Re: Muggles Vs. Moogles
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #211413 by HermitCrab
Apr 9, 2008 10:03pm
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I take a LB muggle to be anyone who is doesn't have knowledge of letterboxing, or those who disrespect what we do.


Of course, the term Muggle was appropriated from the geocache community, who in turn grabbed it from Harry Potter. Personally, I prefer the Letterboxing-specific equivalent: noxer

-wassamatta_u
Re: Muggles Vs. Moogles
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #211419 by wassamatta u
Apr 9, 2008 10:29pm
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We also use the term "noxer." We usually use a short whistle to alert of an approaching noxer whilst letterboxing.

Julia ~ The Fruity Bandit