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Re: PAL Day 2019: One week to go.
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Reply to: #975288 by Oberon_Kenobi
May 17, 2019 6:28pm
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Eevil has ways
Re: PAL Day 2019: One week to go.
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Reply to: #975290 by Sheba
May 17, 2019 7:29pm
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Eevil has ways

But if Eevil publishes a box with no clue and no listing, that would be pure Eevil.
Re: PAL Day 2019: One week to go.
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Reply to: #975282 by Wronghat
May 22, 2019 7:43am
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PAL Day is the day before the last Tour the Fort event this year. I'm taking the day off to get the planting and listing done. So Maine will have some boxes, just by pure coincidence.

I'm sure it works out that way for other places events are being held this Saturday.

Jiffy
Re: PAL Day 2019: One week to go.
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Reply to: #975375 by Jiffy
May 22, 2019 8:10am
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Is it a coincidence or planned this falls on Scavenger Hunt day?
Re: PAL Day 2019: One week to go.
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Reply to: #975376 by cooledcoyote
May 22, 2019 8:11am
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Is Scavenger Hunt day a real "holiday?" Then it is all coincidental. I've been hosting Tour the Fort events the Saturday of Memorial Day for 10 years.
Re: PAL Day 2019: One week to go.
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Reply to: #975377 by Jiffy
May 22, 2019 8:20am
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National Scavenger Hunt day is every May 24th same as this years PAL day. Tomorrow is Lucky Penny day.
PAL (International Plant a Letterbox) Day 2019
Board: Letterbox Chatter
May 23, 2019 7:07am
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Today boxes can be listed on AtlasQuest to be counted as part of tomorrow's PAL event. To be counted by the widget the plant date needs to be changed to May 24 and there must be no restrictions on the box. This year, for once, my letterbox plant for PAL day will count for my home state.
Information here: https://www.atlasquest.com/showinfo.php?eventId=4176
Re: PAL (International Plant a Letterbox) Day 2019
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Reply to: #975419 by Wronghat
May 23, 2019 9:19am
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there must be no restrictions on the box

Not even a restriction to "Everybody"?
Re: PAL (International Plant a Letterbox) Day 2019
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Reply to: #975424 by Sudoku Crazy
May 23, 2019 9:27am
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Exactly--the restriction box must be none or the widget won't count it. That being said, some of my PAL boxes in the past have not been widget worthy.
Re: PAL (International Plant a Letterbox) Day 2019
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Reply to: #975425 by Wronghat
May 23, 2019 11:36am
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I planted 3 but one was a bonus box - ugh - so one of them won't count?

Warrior Warrior
curious
Re: PAL (International Plant a Letterbox) Day 2019
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Reply to: #975427 by Warrior Woman
May 23, 2019 11:47am
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I planted 3 but one was a bonus box - ugh - so one of them won't count?

If you put a restriction on it by using the dependency feature, the widget won't count it as part of a state's total. That's the exact same reason some of my past PAL boxes haven't counted. But it will count in the PAL Day total. That's okay because I love bonus boxes more than PAL Day boxes on the widget.
Re: PAL (International Plant a Letterbox) Day 2019
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Reply to: #975419 by Wronghat
May 24, 2019 2:11pm
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Iowa has two on the list, plus one bonus ~ guess which one! That's all for me today, but there may be someone else out there planting right now.
Re: PAL (International Plant a Letterbox) Day 2019
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Reply to: #975419 by Wronghat
May 24, 2019 7:38pm
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Got ours in!
Change Plant Dates to 5/24 for PAL Day.
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May 25, 2019 6:04am
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If you'd like letterboxes that are planted today to add to the state totals for yesterday's International Plant a Letterbox Day, be sure to change the plant date to 5/24 when you record planting a new box.
https://www.atlasquest.com/showinfo.php?eventId=4176

For those without the widget here's what's happening.

Total Boxes Planted: 76
State Plants
1. Maine 22
2. California 10
3. Indiana 8
4. Illinois 6
5. Virginia 4
6. New York 4
7. Arizona 3
8. Texas 2
9. Southern Finland 2
10. Rhode Island 2
11. North Carolina 2
12. New Mexico 2
13. Iowa 2
14. Connecticut 1
15. Georgia 1
16. Wisconsin 1
17. Oregon 1
18. New Jersey 1
19. Victoria 1
20. Kentucky 1
Re: Change Plant Dates to 5/24 for PAL Day.
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Reply to: #975473 by Wronghat
May 25, 2019 7:05am
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Thanks for the reminder!
Re: PAL (International Plant a Letterbox) Day 2019
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Reply to: #975419 by Wronghat
May 25, 2019 3:09pm
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planted a box in Missouri. wondering how often the widget updates so MO can be recognized for 2019. Thanks.
Re: PAL (International Plant a Letterbox) Day 2019
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Reply to: #975490 by aMAZEing adventure frog
May 25, 2019 8:02pm
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wondering how often the widget updates so MO can be recognized for 2019.

It updates immediately. It wasn't being counted because you didn't follow the rules.

I went ahead and fixed the listing so it complies, but it won't count unless all of those rules pass.

-- Ryan
Re: PAL (International Plant a Letterbox) Day 2019
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Reply to: #975490 by aMAZEing adventure frog
May 25, 2019 8:06pm
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So I can forewarn people next year, which rule did you violate?
PAL (International Plant a Letterbox) Day 2019 Postscript
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May 26, 2019 10:52am
Thanks to planters, including the usual suspects as well as some new participants, 106 new boxes are out in the world waiting to be found. Finland added to its treasure trove of boxes and now sits in 11th place internationally, far ahead of Sweden, Russia and any neighboring nation. Maine got the most new additions, the number of outliers in California quadrupled, and even New Mexico was twice-blessed. 364 days until the next PAL but don't wait--go ahead and plant letterboxes in those places that are meant to have them.

Happy Hunting
What are you doing today?
Board: Letterbox Chatter
May 27, 2019 1:22pm
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I am carving a stamp. I (almost) always start with the outside. I was carving the edge and I cut myself, rather deep. It was about 3-4 mm deep at a 45⁰ angle, but it is not bleeding much, unless I try to carve again. I'm out for about 30 minutes, but then I will resume carving.

I figured that I would share my (minor) misfortune with the community.

What are you doing today?
Re: What are you doing today?
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Reply to: #975529 by Oberon_Kenobi
May 27, 2019 1:33pm
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Laziness.
Re: What are you doing today?
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Reply to: #975529 by Oberon_Kenobi
May 27, 2019 1:45pm
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And I just got my thumb. Maybe I should retire from carving, today.

On the other hand, I have eight more targets.
Re: What are you doing today?
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Reply to: #975529 by Oberon_Kenobi
May 27, 2019 1:53pm
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Checked on a box reported as missing.
Found it.

Painting boxes for Wakeda.
Re: What are you doing today?
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Reply to: #975531 by Oberon_Kenobi
May 27, 2019 2:06pm
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On the other hand, I have eight more targets.

Well, come on you slacker, get to it!

kidding!! 😄

Us? Working on LTCs of course.
Re: What are you doing today?
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Reply to: #975529 by Oberon_Kenobi
May 27, 2019 2:10pm
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I’m on day 3 of an epic trip with 4EyesMcGee, Angel Winks, and LaLaBirds. We’ve been covering the eastern half of Ohio with the goal of finding as many Safari Man stamps as possible. We’ve found 37 so far.

Highlight: finding one planted in 2009 that had *never* been found before today!
Re: What are you doing today?
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Reply to: #975534 by Dawnkey
May 27, 2019 2:20pm
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WOW! Totally awesome y'all! Congratulations!
Re: What are you doing today?
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Reply to: #975531 by Oberon_Kenobi
May 27, 2019 2:46pm
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And I just got my thumb. Maybe I should retire from carving, today.

I'm not sure how many more signs you need!

On the other hand, I have eight more targets.

What is the minimum number of fingers you need to drive to the urgent care facility?
Re: What are you doing today?
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Reply to: #975529 by Oberon_Kenobi
May 27, 2019 3:16pm
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I hiked up a (small) nearby mountain with a friend. We found a fantastic bird (cerulean warbler) there as well as two letterboxes and many spring wildflowers. Perfect day, with no injuries!
Re: What are you doing today?
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Reply to: #975529 by Oberon_Kenobi
May 27, 2019 3:21pm
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Watched the sun come up over Narragansett Town Beach, walked the wall to the mouth of the river twice, give or take 6 miles. Watched children play. Worked on my tan. Chatted with surfing friends I haven’t seen all winter. Ate my lunch under an umbrella on the beach.

Warrior Woman
‘twas a glorious day
Re: What are you doing today?
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Reply to: #975529 by Oberon_Kenobi
May 27, 2019 3:22pm
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My partner & I visited a beautiful cemetery where we found 6 letterboxes and got plenty of exercise on this beautiful day.