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Re: NPR: Does your hobby bring joy
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #981507 by Dawgdok
Dec 2, 2019 8:42am
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Done. And thank you for sharing.
Fingers crossed for a positive resurgence in letterboxing!
Re: Seventh Annual Letterboxing Black Friday Survey
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #981498 by Oberon_Kenobi
Dec 2, 2019 9:36am
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Yesterday (Thanksgiving Day) I played "Power Grid: First Sparks" with relatives. I tied for 2nd place out of four players.

I haven't played that one yet!

KuKu
gamer who has over 130 games with gamer husband, Red Fox
Re: Seventh Annual Letterboxing Black Friday Survey
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #981490 by Dawnkey
Dec 2, 2019 9:56am
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Hubby (Red Fox) and I played Forbidden Island and three games of King of Tokyo with my two cousins, who had never played them before. They told us not to bring really complicated games.

We played the Power Up cards for the third game of KoT -- they didn't like them as much. They liked the simpler version better.

Maybe next time with them we'll try Sushi Go, Sagrada, maybe even Small World!

KuKu
Major gamer who is doing campaign of Near and Far with hubby Red Fox
Re: NPR: Does your hobby bring joy
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #981507 by Dawgdok
Dec 2, 2019 3:16pm
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I just submitted my letterboxing entry, too. It would be so cool to hear a story about letterboxing on ATC!!
Re: Seventh Annual Letterboxing Black Friday Survey
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #981542 by KuKu
Dec 2, 2019 7:57pm
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KuKu
gamer who has over 130 games with gamer husband, Red Fox

I got you beat on number of games. Though I haven't counted the exact number it is over 200.

Maybe I should do a letterbox series on games that I like.
Re: NPR: Does your hobby bring joy
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #981509 by KatieKat
Dec 3, 2019 4:37am
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I have to agree with wrong hat. Something special about hugging your cat ;-)
Re: Seventh Annual Letterboxing Black Friday Survey
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #981485 by DS
Dec 3, 2019 6:32am
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We did nothing on Friday. We were at the in-laws who live next to nowhere. No letterbox nearby and nowhere for a letterbox to be nearby. No internet even! So we hit a few golf balls in the yard and after dinner played nertz and hand&foot.
Re: NPR: Does your hobby bring joy
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #981507 by Dawgdok
Dec 3, 2019 11:46am
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Sent mine, too! Hope to hear about our hobby on NPR!

Thanks!
Quadruplicate notifications
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Dec 5, 2019 4:47pm
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I got four "you have new AQ mail" notifications, all sent within a 2-minute window. When I logged in to AQ, there was only one unread message.
Not sure if AQ was just quadruple-checking to be sure I knew there was a message (I AM a little old and forgetful), or something went haywire??
Re: Quadruplicate notifications
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #981605 by Wise Wanderer
Dec 5, 2019 5:17pm
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I AM a little old and forgetful

What??!! You're one of the least forgetful people I know!!!
Re: Quadruplicate notifications
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #981605 by Wise Wanderer
Dec 6, 2019 3:44am
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yes, the issue reported a few weeks ago is still happening, but not always.
Re: Quadruplicate notifications
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #981605 by Wise Wanderer
Dec 6, 2019 5:16am
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I’ve noticed that when you send a message to multiple people at the same time, like on a tracker, it freezes or takes a few minutes to send. Maybe it just data overload.. It’s going back to the Stone Age and dial up. Giggle.
Re: Quadruplicate notifications
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #981605 by Wise Wanderer
Dec 6, 2019 12:02pm
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I imagine people keep hitting send because it takes so long. They think it’s not going to send. Then it sends as many as they click.
Re: Quadruplicate notifications
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #981616 by MissMoon
Dec 6, 2019 2:10pm
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I imagine people keep hitting send because it takes so long.

I agree that was happening before, but then the message appeared multiple times, not just the notification. Now the notification appears 4 times, but the message only once. Seems strange . . .
Re: Quadruplicate notifications
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #981621 by Wise Wanderer
Dec 6, 2019 2:26pm
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Got it! Does seem weird. I do wonder if even the notification thing has something to do with the number of times a person clicks. I think I got a double notification thing a couple of times.

But yes, it is strange.
2019-2020 College Football Tracker interest
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Dec 7, 2019 5:34am
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Hello All,

Foraych and I have been talking about the potential for a 2019-2020 College Football tracker. Could you please respond if you are interested in participating this year? No College Football knowledge needed. Please see Tracker description below:

Time to begin gearing up for this year's football college bowl pool. It is a fun competitive experience that helps make even the most meaningless bowl game important.

All participants will be asked to select the winner of all the Division I college bowl games including the national championship game (There are 40 bowl games, not including the CFP Title game). This also does not include all-star games such as Senior Bowl, etc). You also have to rank the games in order of how confident you are in the win. A game you feel is a toss up should be ranked low 1 or 2. A game you are sure is a lock should be a high number 38-40. For each correct pick you earn the number of points you ranked the game. For each incorrect pick you lose the number of points you ranked the game. Yes we could have negative numbers. (Don't worry I send an Excel spreadsheet to the alternate email address you provide that does the math for you). The list of bowl games and teams will be sent to participants as soon as the teams have been finalized usually around the first week of December. Picks must be submitted before the first bowl game kickoff time. The first scheduled Bowl kicks off at noon (Eastern Standard Time) on December 20, 2018. Picks can be sent by AQMail or e-mail. With the College Playoff - those who pick a winner of a playoff game (there are two) will get 10 points for each winner. Those who pick the correct winner of the National Title game get an extra 25 points.

Each member will be asked to carve a stamp about college football. The stamps must be added as a postal to this tracker and mailed to FORAYCH. The address will be AQ mailed to participants. Send enough LTC sized or postcards with your signature stamp and your entry fee/stamp image imprinted for each member of the tracker. These will be distributed so all participants will get credit for receiving a postal stamp find. These should be postmarked by no later than January 5, 2019. If a participant does not send a stamp they will be dropped from the tracker. Communication can buy more time.

Send me your alternate email and snail mail when you sign up please.

The winner(s) will receive the stamps as a prize. Prize allocations will be determined by the number of participants. We try and have at least the top two win stamps (As an example, with 10 participants 1st would get 4, 2nd 3, 3rd 2 and 4th 1). The tiebreaker will be the total number of points scored in all of the six hosting bowls plus the National Title for the Playoff Championship Series games combined (Rose Bowl, Sugar Bowl, Orange Bowl, Cotton Bowl, Fiesta Bowl, Peach Bowl and Championship Game). The winner(s) will become the sole owner of the stamp(s) to, keep or plant however they feel fit. The carver must be given credit in any listing posting.

Disclaimer: FORAYCH reserves the right as is common with my football official cousins to make executive decisions upon further review with or without indisputable video evidence.

Please respond to this post as soon as you can or if you prefer via AQmail to Foraych or Myself. Thank you for your time and hopefully your participation in the tracker! :)

Have a great weekend.

Take care,

Outdoorsoccer
Re: Quadruplicate notifications
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #981605 by Wise Wanderer
Dec 7, 2019 10:46am
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yeah right .. forgetful NOT!
Re: Quadruplicate notifications
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #981605 by Wise Wanderer
Dec 7, 2019 5:42pm
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Theoretically, at least, you shouldn't get duplicate messages if it's the identical message--even down to the links in the message. Assuming you haven't already deleted the messages, can you check if there's anything different between the emails--regardless of how small or trivial it might seem?

-- Ryan
Re: Quadruplicate notifications
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #981636 by Green Tortuga
Dec 7, 2019 6:49pm
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Theoretically, at least, you shouldn't get duplicate messages if it's the identical message

I got 4 notifications to my email address that I had a new AQ message, all within 2 minutes. But there was only 1 AQ message in my AQ ‘mailbox’. So it’s multiple notifications that’s happening on a single AQ message, not multiple AQ messages.
Re: Quadruplicate notifications
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #981637 by Wise Wanderer
Dec 7, 2019 7:27pm
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So it’s multiple notifications that’s happening on a single AQ message, not multiple AQ messages.

That wasn't my question. I need to know if there's any difference in those notifications in your email account. The differences could just be a single character, but that's what I need to know.

-- Ryan
Re: Quadruplicate notifications
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #981638 by Green Tortuga
Dec 7, 2019 10:41pm
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I need to know if there's any difference in those notifications in your email account.

My finger was too quick to hit the delete button. If it happens again, I'll let you know. Thanks for trying to figure it out.
Comments from finders
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Dec 8, 2019 4:10am
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Not too crazy about how the comments from oldest finders are being lined up first, instead of the most recent finders.
Miss the old ways.
AQ inbox issues
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Dec 8, 2019 5:06am
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Hey ya'll!!
I'm not getting all of my inbox messages when I think I should be. It seems like they pile up and then all of a sudden they show up. This is not good when hosting a tracker.

A member of said tracker has let me know that she received multiples of the same message from me.

Is this entirely my phone? Could this be the way my phone is communicating with atlasquest?

We do not have Wi-Fi, we do not have computers, I have and old Moto Android with data.

Or do other people have the same problems?

Thanks!
😊
Re: Comments from finders
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #981645 by buttercup60
Dec 8, 2019 7:43am
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Not too crazy about how the comments from oldest finders are being lined up first

That's actually a bug. Should be fixed now! =)

It actually wasn't even necessarily displaying the most recent finders first. The sort order wasn't being specified so the database sorted stuff in whatever manner it considered most convenient which generally meant running through the database tables from beginning to end and that's how it usually sorted things. But since no sort order was specified, the actual order was completely undefined! It could have shown up in any random order!

-- Ryan
Re: AQ inbox issues
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #981647 by crosscresent
Dec 8, 2019 7:49am
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I'm not getting all of my inbox messages when I think I should be. It seems like they pile up and then all of a sudden they show up.

Are you referring to notifications of new AQ mail? Or actual AQ mail?

A member of said tracker has let me know that she received multiples of the same message from me.

Unfortunately, bug reports like this aren't very useful. I need to see the bugs to track them down. I need details. Who said that? When did this happen? Point me in the direction where I can actually investigate this bug.

-- Ryan
Re: Comments from finders
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #981651 by Green Tortuga
Dec 8, 2019 10:03am
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Thanks for fixing it before I noticed it for myself! It's definitely helpful to see the most recent comments first, so I appreciate that!
Re: 2019-2020 College Football Tracker interest
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #981625 by Outdoorsoccer
Dec 8, 2019 8:10pm
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Hi Outdoorsoccer - I wrote to ask Foraych if the College Bowl was on and he said you posted a notice and no one has responded. I just now found your email. We are interested and Foraych says he will do it if we can get seven people involved.
So between you, Foraych and us, we have three. Only four more to go.
We are happy to drum up folks, but I don’t see a tracker to send them to.
Have you set one up?
Thanks, Moira from Girlguides
Re: 2019-2020 College Football Tracker interest
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #981661 by Girlguides
Dec 8, 2019 8:43pm
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Hi Moira,

I received a yes (via AQmail) from another LBer, so we have four right now. I emailed Foraych about starting the tracker.

If anyone is interested please respond to post or via AQ mail to either Foraych or I. We would like to have a minimum of 7, but more the merrier.

Thank you for your response. Hopefully we can get the tracker going.

Take care,

Outdoorsoccer
Re: 2019-2020 College Football Tracker interest
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #981662 by Outdoorsoccer
Dec 8, 2019 8:56pm
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Hello All,

Foraych has set-up a tracker for the 2019-2020 College Football season. Please sign-up as soon as possible So we can start moving forward with the tracker.

Thank you in advance for participating.

Take care,

Outdoorsoccer
Re: 2019-2020 College Football Tracker interest
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #981663 by Outdoorsoccer
Dec 8, 2019 10:21pm
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Here is the link if people are interested in joining. It is always a kick each year...no knowledge about college football needed to play...in fact, knowledge often doesn't help lol!

https://www.atlasquest.com/showinfo.php?trackerId=10375