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Rolladex icon?
Board: Letterboxing Help Desk
Jan 13, 2019 2:47am
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I received AQ mail this morning, and a new (to me) icon appeared next to the person’s trailname next to the others. At first quick glance I thought it was the baby buggie (new user) which wouldn’t make sense (long time user) but as I looked closer, it looked like a rolladex (to me). I clicked on the icon to see what it was, and it promptly disappeared. I checked the icon listing, and it’s not on there. What was that?

Warrior Woman
who is not saying it was aliens, but ...
Re: Rolladex icon?
Board: Letterboxing Help Desk
Reply to: #970254 by Warrior Woman
Jan 13, 2019 3:25am
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Maybe you were Rick rolladexed.
REAL secret identity of Warrior Woman
Board: Look at Me! Look At You!
Jan 13, 2019 4:46am
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Julia Koenig
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Warrior_Woman_(Marvel_Comics)

Happy AQ anniversary my friend!
Re: Rolladex icon?
Board: Letterboxing Help Desk
Reply to: #970254 by Warrior Woman
Jan 13, 2019 4:57am
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Warrior Woman
who is not saying it was aliens, but …

...not saying it wasn't.
Re: Thanks for a fun event!
Board: State: Massachusetts
Reply to: #970246 by The Vs
Jan 13, 2019 5:34am
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Thank you and all of the Tewksbury Library staff for allowing us to play inside on a chilly day.
I wondered what the regular library patrons thought of our curious activity.

To the new boxers, Welcome.
This is just the beginning of the fun you have to look forward to as you play the game.
Re: Rolladex icon?
Board: Letterboxing Help Desk
Reply to: #970254 by Warrior Woman
Jan 13, 2019 6:10am
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I have it too on an open message. Looks like if you click it, it saves that person to your contacts.
Re: Rolladex icon?
Board: Letterboxing Help Desk
Reply to: #970259 by photopam
Jan 13, 2019 6:31am
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Oh happy day, someone else has seen it! Thank you for the explanation!

Warrior Woman
educated
Re: REAL secret identity of Warrior Woman
Board: Look at Me! Look At You!
Reply to: #970256 by Grrly Girl
Jan 13, 2019 6:33am
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Thank you my friend! 14 years!

Warrior Woman
wonders if there is a letterboxing equivalent in years like dogs
Re: Congrats to carry on grandma
Board: Region: Midwest
Reply to: #970200 by Kiss'n Karin
Jan 13, 2019 6:57am
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Congratulations! What an accomplishment.
Re: Rolladex icon?
Board: Letterboxing Help Desk
Reply to: #970259 by photopam
Jan 13, 2019 7:22am
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Looks like if you click it, it saves that person to your contacts.

That is correct, but now that Warrior Woman pointed it out, I realized it's showing the wrong icon. The rolodex by itself is supposed to be a link to all of your contacts. It's supposed to have a rolodex with a "plus" sign on it that adds someone to your contacts.

So I fixed that bug. Good catch, WW! Even if you weren't looking for it! ;o)

-- Ryan
hats off to Kelsung
Board: State: California
Jan 13, 2019 7:25am
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our family went though TrappedEscapeRoom.com in Upland yesterday and really enjoyed it. It was like solving 20 letterbox clues in one hour and of course being reminded that the poison gas would be released if we failed added to the suspense..... well sorry to be a spoiler but the gas never went off...……………...because we escaped! couldn't have made it without Bumblebeebunny, the mad boxer, arangutang and pottamiss
Re: Congrats to carry on grandma
Board: Region: Midwest
Reply to: #970200 by Kiss'n Karin
Jan 13, 2019 7:40am
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My very best wishes to you, My Dear, with an inordinate number of additional wishes for a successful, yet extremely inky, New Year.

Aunt Agatha
Mardi Gras Tracker
Board: LTC: Trades and Trackers
Jan 13, 2019 8:15am
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Don't be scared, this tracker is easy!
I have pasted a link, and some are quite cheesy!
But this will be a fun lil set!
So join the tracker, you won't regret!

Tehehehehe
Lindsey

https://www.google.com/search?q=mardi+gras+mask+clipart&tbm=isch
Re: Rolladex icon?
Board: Letterboxing Help Desk
Reply to: #970255 by Don't Panic
Jan 13, 2019 10:52am
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Maybe you were Rick rolladexed.

No, I think she was talking about one of those old timey address keepers. There's even a museum dedicated to them!
camouflage bags
Board: Stupider Questions About Letterboxing
Jan 13, 2019 10:57am
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Somewhere I saw how to make camouflage bags. Now I cannot find it. Mine always look like a five-year-old child did it.
Re: camouflage bags
Board: Stupider Questions About Letterboxing
Reply to: #970268 by Always On Call
Jan 13, 2019 11:21am
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Re: REAL secret identity of Warrior Woman
Board: Look at Me! Look At You!
Reply to: #970261 by Warrior Woman
Jan 13, 2019 11:35am
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Congratulations!
Re: hats off to Kelsung
Board: State: California
Reply to: #970264 by fleetwood7
Jan 13, 2019 11:37am
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I would really love to do an Escape Room with other letterboxers. You guys who do them all the time, do you try to beat your time now? I am reminded of the Big Bang Theory episode and the guy says to them, no money refunded if you escape too early!! LOL

-Amanda from Seattle
Re: REAL secret identity of Warrior Woman
Board: Look at Me! Look At You!
Reply to: #970261 by Warrior Woman
Jan 13, 2019 11:40am
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Happy AQ-versary!
Re: hats off to Kelsung
Board: State: California
Reply to: #970264 by fleetwood7
Jan 13, 2019 11:43am
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Thanks, it was great to see you guys! That room only has a 25% success rate, so well done. And literally at the last second!

K
Re: hats off to Kelsung
Board: State: California
Reply to: #970271 by Amanda from Seattle
Jan 13, 2019 12:03pm
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Each room has a different quantity, density, and difficulty of puzzles, so there's not really a sort of consistency to be able to beat past times... But my team does usually attempt to come close to or beat the record for fastest time in each room we play!
How many?
Board: LTC: Tips, Questions, and Stuff
Jan 13, 2019 1:49pm
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So I'm working on an ltc, and after 7 attempts to come up with a card that works, I think I can go with the design.

It got me wondering, how many different card designs do you try before you settle on one?
Re: How many?
Board: LTC: Tips, Questions, and Stuff
Reply to: #970275 by photopam
Jan 13, 2019 2:08pm
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Part of picking out the image, for me, is to visualize what the presentation might look like. If I can’t get a sense of what to do with the image, I usually keep looking for other ideas. That said, the original vision usually morphs somewhat as I begin to create it - doesn’t look quite like I thought, or layout or colors need to be adjusted. In the end, it’s usually very similar to the plan I started with, but tweaked as I went.
Snoopy's Sidekick just listed
Board: LTC: Trades and Trackers
Jan 13, 2019 2:28pm
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It's been a while, but I just listed this tracker:

Snoopy's Sidekick

Jiffy
Are links safe?
Board: Yakking It Up
Jan 13, 2019 3:25pm
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Ryan, I have a question. When people post links on AQ, I've been freely clicking on them (like when I got Rick Rolled -- again! -- today. 8~P) And then my DH asked how I know the links are safe to click on. Does AQ have a way of somehow 'vetting' these links? Is that even possible? Could they carry something that might infect my computer with something nefarious? How do we know if they are safe since they come from so many sources? Or do we not know that at all? TIA.
Congratulations WDWT. BOTW!!
Board: Region: Northeast
Jan 13, 2019 3:58pm
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We certainly haven't found all of your boxes but we've loved the ones we have! Congratulations!
Re: Congratulations WDQT. BOTW!!
Board: Region: Northeast
Reply to: #970280 by Public Hand
Jan 13, 2019 3:59pm
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Autocorrect will be the death of me yet!
Re: camouflage bags
Board: Stupider Questions About Letterboxing
Reply to: #970269 by Dawnkey
Jan 13, 2019 4:19pm
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Just note that Safari Mans are not mean to be water tight
Ordeal By Innocence
Board: Television: After the Show Ends
Jan 13, 2019 4:20pm
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While searching for Sarah Water's The Little Stranger, I came across Ordeal by Innocence on Amazon Prime. Seeing that this was based on an Agatha Christie's book, I decided to check this out instead.

The premise is as followed: Heiress Rachel Argyll, unable to have children, adopts 5 children and raises them, along with her husband Leo, played well by Bill Nighy. And with 5 children, a few of them are a bit out of sorts, like the son Jack. Jack, played extremely well by Anthony Doyle, is emotionally sporadic, wild, cruel, a snitch and your basic out of control person, who is aware of his inability to stop or control himself. But he is just one of the "hot" messes in this family, as with most families, there are plenty of secrets running well, secretly, amok.

And between not having an substantiated alibi, and being the wild child with a record, when Rachel is murdered, he is the one charged with the murder. While in prison, Jack is brutally assaulted and dies from his injuries. The family, though sad, carries on.

18 months pass, and a few days before Leo's wedding to his secretary, Dr. Arthur Calargy, played very well by Luke Treadaway, arrives, stating that he was with Jack the night of the murder and that he is Jack's alibi. Unlike the book, this Dr. Calagry has a few secrets of his own. Naturally, his arrival throws the household into a tizzy, all re-living the night of their mother's death. Because they all know if Jack didn't kill Mother, then someone among them did.

Having said more than enough, on to my Kitty Paw Ratings:
One Kitty Paw for Anthony Doyle's performance. Hell, he pissed me off enough, I wanted him dead.
One Kitty Paw for Bill Nighy. He played Leo very well and, having not read the book, I wonder if they wrote his character with him in mind to play it.
One Kitty Paw for Luke Treadaway's performance as the hapless dr.
One Half Kitty Paw for keeping the suspense going, even though I narrowed it down to the killer and another person.
One Half Kitty Paw for the clever use of the staircase set.

But . . .

I have to take away a few Paws.

I have to take away a Paw because they were trying to make Rachel Argyll seem like horrible, overbearing, controlling mother and they really failed. Sure, she was mean at times, but they also showed her being very caring and a good mother. And since Anna Chancellor, the actress who portrayed Rachel has the talent to be cruel and unbending, as she was in Pride and Prejudice as Miss Bingely, they just didn't sell it.

And I have to take away a Half a Kitty Paw for her death scene. It was not done well and it was awkward. Not spoiling the "who", but she was assaulted from behind while standing, falls to the ground, knocking a shoe off, and taking a decanter with her. Then the maid finds her sitting in a chair and when the enters the room, she asks the maid "Well?" like she's perfectly fine and then suddenly there is blood. It was not done well. Too confusing.

So, at 2.5 Kitty Paws, I did enjoy it but there were definitely a few flaws.

csk
New Puzzle Postal Tracker
Board: Postals
Jan 13, 2019 5:01pm
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A coloring puzzle is available as a postal. If you like puzzles, postals and coloring this is for you. Check out the tracker at:

https://www.atlasquest.com/showinfo.php?trackerId=10082