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Re: Happy Cake Day Hart X6
Board: Look at Me! Look At You!
Reply to: #968805 by caveman-80-inc.
Nov 27, 2018 9:20am
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I always enjoy seeing you and your kids at events. I hope that our paths cross again in 2019.
Re: Quiet Place Exits Stage Left
Board: Event News and Planning
Reply to: #968793 by Quiet Place
Nov 27, 2018 9:42am
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Know that we will all be thinking of you!
Re: Quiet Place Exits Stage Left
Board: Event News and Planning
Reply to: #968793 by Quiet Place
Nov 27, 2018 10:07am
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May you return for an encore!

Holding you and your family in my heart as you travel this journey.

Mama Stork
Re: Quiet Place Exits Stage Left
Board: Event News and Planning
Reply to: #968793 by Quiet Place
Nov 27, 2018 10:25am
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I’ll be thinking of you and I encourage you to take it VERY easy for a while. I made the sorry mistake of rushing into things too quickly (I also had 3 children under 6 at the time) after my mastectomy and subsequent treatment. Please be easy on yourself. No stamp is worth sheer exhaustion. Trust me, just breathing for a while could be difficult. Everyone will understand. (hug)

Warrior Woman
been there
Box maintenance
Board: Stupider Questions About Letterboxing
Nov 27, 2018 10:31am
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I checked on a box & went to note the maintenance report. There was the option to check found or missing, so I checked found. This increased the boxes “f” count. Was I not supposed to do that? I looked at my atlas quest logbook & it doesn’t show up for my finds list. I also didn’t see a way to delete it.
Re: Box maintenance
Board: Stupider Questions About Letterboxing
Reply to: #968815 by LadyRisa
Nov 27, 2018 10:39am
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I checked your listing on Tarot symbol: sun and it looks like you did it right. The maintenance check shows up on the F-Summary as a Find so that seekers can see it is still being found--if the last entry were an x many would suspect that it has gone missing and not give it a shot.
Re: Box maintenance
Board: Stupider Questions About Letterboxing
Reply to: #968815 by LadyRisa
Nov 27, 2018 10:42am
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In the database, a "maintenance" visit is recorded as another find, but AQ knows that you aren't allowed to "find" your own boxes and automatically excludes it from the finds on your logbook and F-count. (It will, however, show up

But it IS included the find summary for the box because you did confirm that the box was there by visiting it, and others should know it. You want people to know that you "found" your box--you just don't want it counted for "official" purposes.

So it's all working as expected!

-- Ryan
Re: A new Land Conservation Preserve that welcomes letterboxes
Board: State: Connecticut
Reply to: #968803 by SherlockMiles
Nov 27, 2018 10:51am
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Looking forward to seeing a trail map!

Vicky Harrison drew a very good map when they were sharing the trails with their friends. I believe the NBLCT people are reproducing it. I'll check on that for you.
Re: Box maintenance
Board: Stupider Questions About Letterboxing
Reply to: #968817 by Green Tortuga
Nov 27, 2018 10:52am
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Ok good. I think I blew my own mind with that one. Glad to know I did it right!
Can the same stamp/image be both a postal and an LTC?
Board: Stupider Questions About Letterboxing
Nov 27, 2018 11:37am
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Situation: I have some stamps that have started out as postals, and I would like to send out the images as Quisps/LTCs/oversized LTCs. I don’t want to retire them as postals because I might want to send them out again in the future.

Should I list them in the LTC category, or as “Other” so recipients can log them in? Or, not list them at all?

It doesn’t seem quite right to me if they log it in as finding a postal, since they didn’t receive a stamp, didn’t stamp into a logbook, or process a postal envelope.

Thoughts?
Re: Can the same stamp/image be both a postal and an LTC?
Board: Stupider Questions About Letterboxing
Reply to: #968820 by JampersandJ
Nov 27, 2018 11:55am
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List as LTCs use the recycle symbol and explain in the clues section that it is a postal and what postal rings its been on, if any.

You might want to add postal box number too.

And then provide these details to the postal listing as well, but for the LTC box number, etc.
Re: Quiet Place Exits Stage Left
Board: Event News and Planning
Reply to: #968793 by Quiet Place
Nov 27, 2018 12:10pm
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You will be in our prayers! If you need anything from your Texas Letterboxing family let us know!
Re: Finding new letterboxers/looking for a bargain
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #968798 by Green Tortuga
Nov 27, 2018 12:43pm
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Oh, wow, the dead lemurs board! It's been an awfully long time since anyone got excited enough about anything boxing related to have a thread even considered to be moved there. Ah, the good old days... ;)
Re: Finding new letterboxers/looking for a bargain
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #968823 by frankie and benjy
Nov 27, 2018 12:45pm
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I was just reminiscing about RogueOne.

Warrior Woman
remembers
Re: Quiet Place Exits Stage Left
Board: Event News and Planning
Reply to: #968793 by Quiet Place
Nov 27, 2018 12:55pm
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So sorry to hear this. I had breast cancer, too, and it took me a while to get back into hiking. I'll be keeping you in my thoughts and prayers. Stay positive!
Re: Quiet Place Exits Stage Left
Board: Event News and Planning
Reply to: #968825 by Beachcomber
Nov 27, 2018 1:48pm
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There are so many of us survivors. Recovery takes a toll. It does take a while to get to "normal" and normal might be different. Battling and healing take an enormous amount of time and energy.
Re: Finding new letterboxers/looking for a bargain
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #968824 by Warrior Woman
Nov 27, 2018 2:19pm
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OMG!!!!!! Don't even open up that can or worms again!!!
cell phone policies
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Nov 27, 2018 3:58pm
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I know we live in an age where people need access to their phones - but where I work - they have bereted us with policy after policy to get people to work. As I don't look at mine at work - I'll avoid answering ANY phone at all cost - every time I have to listen to new policy updates it drives me nuts...

Do you have cell phone policies at work? If so - what are they and how does your company enforce them? Because where I work - they fail miserably and have now resorted to a 'zero tolerance' policy... this as we install turnstiles to get into work because people are afraid of their co-workers carry guns and shooting each other in our work place. lowers eyes, and shakes head at where we've been reduced to
Re: cell phone policies
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #968828 by mudflinginfools
Nov 27, 2018 4:23pm
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My employer seems to have gone the opposite direction - embracing the technology wave of personal devices. There is a "bring your own device" practice is place where they have developed or purchased secure apps for people to use to receive business email and instant messages from co-workers even. They have also allowed people to turn in their office (wired) phones and use their personal cell phones for business and personal calls. There has always been policies in place to ban person use of company computers for personal web surfing and social media but it is only discouraged on personal devices during "company" time. Breaks and lunchtime are fine. Since the vast majority of employees are salaried, as opposed to hourly, workers it is assumed that as long as you get your assigned work responsibilities done well then you are doing okay.
Re: cell phone policies
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #968828 by mudflinginfools
Nov 27, 2018 5:03pm
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The cell phone policies where I work are being relaxed more and more. As a matter of fact, we are encouraged to use them to enhance customer experience. Also, the convenience of being able to text both hourly and salary co-workers is more expedient than hunting them down or paging them. And from a billion dollar corporation's point of view, if the minions can communicate freely on their own dime, why not? It saves 'the man' from having to invest in walkies and saves man hours in running after the few landlines we have.
Re: cell phone policies
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #968828 by mudflinginfools
Nov 27, 2018 5:22pm
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At the airlines, we are not supposed to use our own phone while onboard the aircraft working. However the company has issued us a company " tablet" which is a Samsung phone, it does not work as a phone but as a tablet for us to receive and send company emails, I we can only surf company websites and it also contains all our manuals and even specific flight information ( like passenger manifests etc ) So now passengers think we are on our phones all the time when really I'm looking up connection info or weather. Or seat assignments. ( is that dog supposed to be in a carrier or is it a " service animal"?? Etc etc etc

Amanda from Seattle
Re: cell phone policies
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #968828 by mudflinginfools
Nov 27, 2018 5:26pm
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Studies have shown that workers are more productive if they are able to take a few minutes every hour to check their phones or chat with a coworker. Your company's policy may actually be having the opposite affect that they intended.

TG
Re: I cant even contain myself!
Board: Travel the World, Eat Some Cow Lips
Reply to: #569803 by Crazyolis
Nov 27, 2018 5:42pm
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Or you could do like I did. Join the Navy and get paid to go, lol!
Anyway, congratulations and take lots of pics!
Re: Quiet Place Exits Stage Left
Board: Event News and Planning
Reply to: #968793 by Quiet Place
Nov 27, 2018 7:05pm
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You're in my thoughts and prayers too. I hope you'll check back in here from time to time and let us all know how you're doing.
Re: cell phone policies
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #968828 by mudflinginfools
Nov 27, 2018 7:27pm
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I don't touch my phone at work, if I can help it, at all. Being a personal trainer, people are paying me *very* well to give them my undivided attention. This doesn't bother me at all, and I carry a flip phone, because it does what I need it to do, and is really easy to ignore.
Re: Happy Cake Day Hart X6
Board: Look at Me! Look At You!
Reply to: #968805 by caveman-80-inc.
Nov 27, 2018 7:38pm
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I echo the others - wishing you a wonderful AQversary! Hope you were able to enjoy something Letterbox related. It was fun finally meeting you in IL this past summer. You’re a great guy. It was a pleasure.

Wishing you a wonderful day and LB week ahead!
Re: cell phone policies
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #968833 by Trekkie Gal
Nov 27, 2018 8:29pm
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They really don't care... part of the problem is that the few that it is impacting their productivity the leaders don't talk to - so instead everyone gets treated like 6 year-olds
Re: cell phone policies
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #968838 by estella_naparella
Nov 27, 2018 8:30pm
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I don't touch mine either - like I mentioned - I hate phones and only carry it as I have kids that might need to reach me...
Re: cell phone policies
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #968828 by mudflinginfools
Nov 27, 2018 9:24pm
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Do you have cell phone policies at work?

We are allowed to use phones at work. How else would we keep up with Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, Youtube, Netflix, Atlas Quest, and Trekkie Gal's Survivor Pool Updates? Silly...
Re: cell phone policies
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #968828 by mudflinginfools
Nov 27, 2018 10:28pm
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Because of the confidentiality agreement we have with our clients, cell phones must be off and out of sight at all times in our rooms (think classroom-like setting)

That said, we tend to be relaxed about people having phones on vibrate, particularly during the evening shift as the main desk is not always manned, as long as they are not taking them out in the rooms.