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Re: New Mystery Postal is now open for your enjoyment
Board: Postals
Reply to: #968989 by IrishRef
Dec 5, 2018 9:57pm
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Make that 3 correct and that was an obscure clue 8nless you were already on the correct track. Shifting gears slightly with clue 5. Remember ALL the clues must fit.

Clue 5 :The Golden Circle
Re: WavesandWaterfalls' BOTM
Board: State: Oregon
Reply to: #969007 by dancingpecan
Dec 5, 2018 10:00pm
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Well, I spoke too soon. WavesandWaterfalls was able to get over there today and replace the stamp herself. Hurrah, she's on the mend.

dp
Re: Ethical question
Board: State: West Virginia
Reply to: #969117 by IrishRef
Dec 5, 2018 10:05pm
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Based on those assumptions do you have any problem with a local moving the box off NPS property and communicating with you on clue changes?

Why? Where is there an indication that LBs are not allowed? As has been pointed out (WITH A LINK), NPS no longer explicitly prohibits them, and it is up to each park to make their own determination. Why remove someone else's box based on "well, maybe someone somewhere has an unwritten and unposted prohibition for this specific park, based on word of mouth"? How does it "look bad" or generate "ill-will", if the rules aren't posted and published?
Re: Ethical question
Board: State: West Virginia
Reply to: #969117 by IrishRef
Dec 5, 2018 10:11pm
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You have been made aware of the issue by the local planter.

And therein lies the conundrum.

The local boxer is "certain" of this policy prohibiting letterboxes yet there is not "official" mention of the policy on any park related listing of policies related to the prohibition of which they speak.

To me, if it isn't in verifiable format, it isn't actually a policy.
::shrug::
Re: Ethical question
Board: State: West Virginia
Reply to: #969120 by wassamatta u
Dec 5, 2018 10:19pm
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Not the point i'm making Wassa. It was an attempt at resolving with no ill will. Should know better than to attempt resolution on the message board. Suggestion is for local boxer and planter to discuss with an amicable resolution. Apparently wiser privately at this point. I personally welcome plants to our scenic state. But would suggest avoiding the NPS in these parts.
Box of the month delay
Board: State: Florida
Dec 6, 2018 5:58am
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Sorry for the delay on the box of the month. The person who sends it to me finally picked it up this morning and is getting it out to me tomorrow which means it probably won’t be here until Tuesday. Again, sorry for the delay. I will try to keep it as long as possible before sending it on to Connecticut.

BB
Re: WavesandWaterfalls' BOTM
Board: State: Oregon
Reply to: #969101 by Maiden
Dec 6, 2018 6:28am
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I was happy to. I was able to do the November one for her, and would have done December if she'd needed. Fortunately she's on the mend, and didn't need it. I'm sure that, had the situation been reversed, she would have done the same for me. It's the great thing about pretty much all the letterboxers I've met, that sense of community.
Board archives?
Board: Letterboxing Help Desk
Dec 6, 2018 6:36am
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I was bored and thought it might be fun to read board posts of days gone by. But clicking on the numbers (20) at the bottom page, I was only able to go back to Nov 6, 2017. I even tried manually inserting a higher number in the url bar to no avail.

Is there an archive of forum posts somewhere that’s easy to access (excepting the Wayback machine)?

DZ
Another kind of stamp
Board: Yakking It Up
Dec 6, 2018 6:37am
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Sumo Wrestlers Sign Autographs With Their Giant Handprints
Wish I could stamp my Christmas cards that fast.
Re: Another kind of stamp
Board: Yakking It Up
Reply to: #969129 by Rebiccola
Dec 6, 2018 6:43am
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It is mesmerizing to watch. The rhythmic slap slap slap is oddly calming.
Re: Ethical question
Board: State: West Virginia
Reply to: #969109 by Road Junkies
Dec 6, 2018 6:43am
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It took a little digging, but here is the New River Gorge's guidelines for geocaches. I would assume that they would like letterboxes to be handled in the same way.

https://www.nps.gov/neri/planyourvisit/permit-guidelines-for-gps-based-activities.htm

I hope this helps.

dp
Re: Ethical question
Board: State: West Virginia
Reply to: #969131 by dancingpecan
Dec 6, 2018 6:55am
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Thank you, dancing pecan. We had followed a link on the site for GPS based activities but it was a dead link that led to a 404 error page. Good detective work!

We will contact the park superintendent and notify him or her that we placed a box there without knowledge of this rule and determine with the superintendent how to proceed.

Thanks again!
Re: Another kind of stamp
Board: Yakking It Up
Reply to: #969129 by Rebiccola
Dec 6, 2018 7:01am
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Wish I could stamp my Christmas cards that fast.

If your cards were large enough you could do exactly the same thing.

Did you notice the size of the ink pad though?
Re: Board archives?
Board: Letterboxing Help Desk
Reply to: #969128 by DarkZen and Evil Cow Pie
Dec 6, 2018 7:08am
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I couldn't get into older post on a local board until I searched all the boards by keywords...then I could see really really old post from all the boards, but I'm not sure if that's how its supposed to work.
Re: Saved box name
Board: Letterboxing Help Desk
Reply to: #968959 by Scooters Mom
Dec 6, 2018 7:09am
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No, I believe I had two reserved. But nothing shows now. Guess they get erased after a while. :(
Thanks for the info!
Re: Ethical question
Board: State: West Virginia
Reply to: #969133 by Road Junkies
Dec 6, 2018 7:26am
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You're quite welcome. I'm glad I was able to help. :)

dp
Re: Board archives?
Board: Letterboxing Help Desk
Reply to: #969128 by DarkZen and Evil Cow Pie
Dec 6, 2018 8:56am
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But clicking on the numbers (20) at the bottom page, I was only able to go back to Nov 6, 2017.

I'm not actually sure which page you're referring to, but I suspect you're looking at a list of "recent" messages rather than "all" messages. It's an important distinction! =)

When you're reading a board, though, if you click the "First" button, it takes you to the first message of the board.

If you want to poke around messages older than a year but not necessarily the very first messages on a board, however, I'd recommend the search boards option. You can specify the year you'd like to search from 2004 to the present. (Message boards began in 2004.) You could explore specific themes across all years as well.

It's also possible to look at the AQ Stats page which shows how many messages were posted each month since the feature was introduced. If you click on one of the months, it'll take you to the messages starting from that month.

-- Ryan
Re: Saved box name
Board: Letterboxing Help Desk
Reply to: #969136 by The Gamecock
Dec 6, 2018 8:59am
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I believe I had two reserved. But nothing shows now. Guess they get erased after a while. :(

Reserved boxes never get deleted. Maybe you just mis-remembered listing them after so much time, though? It wouldn't be the first time someone thought they listed a box but then it turned out they didn't! Or started listing a box but forgot to click "save" at the end.

-- Ryan
Re: Saved box name
Board: Letterboxing Help Desk
Reply to: #969139 by Green Tortuga
Dec 6, 2018 9:08am
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It wouldn't be the first time someone thought they listed a box but then it turned out they didn't! Or started listing a box but forgot to click "save" at the end.

This is why I always go and do a search for my new listings to be sure they are showing up in the right location, etc.
Re: Another kind of stamp
Board: Yakking It Up
Reply to: #969129 by Rebiccola
Dec 6, 2018 10:15am
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Talk about inky fingers!
Re: Another kind of stamp
Board: Yakking It Up
Reply to: #969141 by JampersandJ
Dec 6, 2018 10:57am
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If we don't have our personal stamp don't we use our thumbprint? The sumos do the same thing, but on a larger scale.
Re: Board archives?
Board: Letterboxing Help Desk
Reply to: #969138 by Green Tortuga
Dec 6, 2018 12:42pm
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Ah, ok I see now. Thanks Ryan, helpful as always. Appreciated! 😄
Re: Another kind of stamp
Board: Yakking It Up
Reply to: #969129 by Rebiccola
Dec 6, 2018 2:09pm
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Wow, my arm would be dead.
Re: Announcing: POWER PLANT challenge
Board: State: North Carolina
Reply to: #968532 by Super Hedge Hoggie
Dec 6, 2018 3:59pm
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SHH.. If you have a few extra,s Shoot some my way, my carving skills aren't
the best, but im a planting fool....
Jim
Re: Visiting your state
Board: State: New Jersey
Reply to: #969087 by Sagacorn
Dec 6, 2018 4:02pm
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My favorite NJ box ever is Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon
Re: Visiting your state
Board: State: New Jersey
Reply to: #969146 by Sheba
Dec 6, 2018 5:18pm
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My favorite NJ box ever is Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon

I agree. We did that about 3am while driving up from GA to MA. I highly recommend doing it then for the extra creepy factor!
Re: WINTER IS COMING
Board: State: New York
Reply to: #969006 by Mtn Girl
Dec 6, 2018 5:23pm
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Anyone pick a spot for Friday night dinner to thaw out early arrivers?

Banjoman
Re: taped, reusable envelopes
Board: LTC: Trades and Trackers
Reply to: #969020 by condo
Dec 7, 2018 6:12am
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alcohol worked amazingly!!!
Re: New Mystery Postal is now open for your enjoyment
Board: Postals
Reply to: #968989 by IrishRef
Dec 7, 2018 6:33am
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The guesses really fell off with the last clue. I'm sorry these clues have been so challenging. It amazes me how creative and resourceful y'all can get. Don't quit now no matter how hopeless it seems. Follow me to the end of the clue thread.

Clue 6: Alien Covenant
eeeew! a seal with an eel up it's nose
Board: Miscellaneous Oddities
Dec 7, 2018 7:30am
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