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Re: Domos!
Board: LTC: Trades and Trackers
Reply to: #971026 by Rebiccola
Feb 4, 2019 7:42pm
Thread Board
Aww, I love Domo! I wish I could join, but I have too much on my plate this month <3
Re: 15th Annual Tucson Letterboxing Gathering: Rodeo
Board: Event News and Planning
Reply to: #971022 by Wronghat
Feb 4, 2019 8:51pm
Thread Board
So much fun. Loved it all. It was wonderful seeing OLD friends and meeting new. So much attentiion to detail. You two looked so happening in fringed gingham. Thanks for hosting!
Re: Domos!
Board: LTC: Trades and Trackers
Reply to: #971026 by Rebiccola
Feb 4, 2019 11:01pm
Thread Board
We’re in!
Re: New gal proving herself- open tracker.
Board: LTC: Trades and Trackers
Reply to: #970708 by Neoterra
Feb 4, 2019 11:03pm
Thread Board
Update-all cards are in now and they are going back out to everyone tomorrow.
What did we miss ABCs?
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Feb 5, 2019 3:32am
Thread Board
Since we have been on an unplanned hiatus from letterboxing, I know that there are some things that we have not seen. Who would like to play a little game and share some of the things that you have enjoyed via letterboxing in the past couple of years as we go through the alphabet?

I will start because I am sure that there has been an Abundant Array of Activity with All of the friendly and fun folks that we used to see on the trails and at events. Although, we did still see a bunch of Acorns.
Re: Wassa in Westford... (x-post)
Board: State: Massachusetts
Reply to: #970871 by wassamatta u
Feb 5, 2019 4:03am
Thread Board
Where are we meeting? Did I miss this somewhere?
Re: Wassa in Westford... (x-post)
Board: State: Massachusetts
Reply to: #971040 by JESSS
Feb 5, 2019 4:25am
Thread Board
Haven't announced yet
Re: Wassa in Westford... (x-post)
Board: State: Massachusetts
Reply to: #971041 by SherlockMiles
Feb 5, 2019 4:33am
Thread Board
We checked out a few options yesterday based on estimated crowd size. Probably message everyone who has signed up later today.

Pete
Who is still here?
Board: State: North Carolina
Feb 5, 2019 4:44am
Thread Board
In the past few days, we have hiked about eight miles, we have found twenty boxes, and we have reconnected with several of our old boxing buddies. Behind the scenes, I have also discovered that some of the folks with whom we used to box are no longer doing it, which leaves me wondering....

Who is still here playing, and how are you doing these days? 😃
Re: Mystery Postal #OK2019A
Board: Postals
Reply to: #971019 by Oberon_Kenobi
Feb 5, 2019 5:16am
Thread Board
One correct answer yesterday. There should be some more today so keep guessing.

Clue 6: New moon
Re: 15th Annual Tucson Letterboxing Gathering: Rodeo
Board: Event News and Planning
Reply to: #971022 by Wronghat
Feb 5, 2019 5:40am
Thread Board
I had (am still having) a terrific letterboxing time. Thanks so much for all the effort that went in to this event.
Re: Domos!
Board: LTC: Trades and Trackers
Reply to: #971035 by kudichan
Feb 5, 2019 6:07am
Thread Board
Aw, I know how it is. I almost never join last minute trackers, so I should know better than to post one last minute! I'll send you my Domo!
Re: Domos!
Board: LTC: Trades and Trackers
Reply to: #971037 by DarkZen and Evil Cow Pie
Feb 5, 2019 6:07am
Thread Board
Awesome! Great to have you!
Re: Bay Area Clock Change Event?
Board: State: California
Reply to: #971028 by Princess Lea
Feb 5, 2019 6:24am
Thread Board
Grumpy Grinch posted one of the clock change events at the Britannia Arms down in Cupertino a few years ago. I thought it went very well and the place was big enough.
Re: What did we miss ABCs?
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #971039 by RDHG
Feb 5, 2019 7:23am
Thread Board
Box By Blazes to Beautiful Boxes!
Re: What did we miss ABCs?
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #971050 by phynstar
Feb 5, 2019 7:37am
Thread Board
Clever clues to concealed container
Welcome to the Current Big Update!
Board: Atlas Quest Announcements
Feb 5, 2019 9:29am
Thread Board
So I took AQ down for about 45 minutes to release the newest "Big Update" of the website. I'd tell you all about it except if you're reading this message... you probably already figured out what I've been working on. ;o)

An update to the message boards was a long time in coming and I basically rewrote it all from the ground up! The main goal was to make the message boards work better with smartphones and other smaller devices, although I had a large list of secondary goals from refactoring the code into something a little cleaner and easier to update in the future (most of the message board code has largely been unchanged for the past 10 years and was badly out of date) and adding a complete set of unit tests so when I do make changes in the future, I can test that I didn't inadvertently break something else unexpectedly. (Or at least reduce the chances of overlooking a bug--since, of course, it's impossible to be be 100% certain that code is 100% bug free.)

For the most part, I'll let you poke around and discover the new message boards on your own. A couple of things I'll point out:

  1. You might want to do a page refresh just to make sure your browser is using the new CSS. Especially if something looks really wonky, that's probably the problem. (Unless you're using an older browser in which case things will always look wonky, but they were probably looking wonky before the update.)
  2. You'll find two new message board preferences. One lets you choose how many messages you want to see on a page (from 1 to 99, the default is 30 which is where it's always been). And the option to have direct replies to your posts sent to your AQ mail. (Which is on by default.)

Given the massive size of this update, there are--without a doubt--going to be a few bugs that slipped through the cracks. Please be patient while I fix them! Hopefully the bugs are minor and most of you won't even notice them before I get them fixed. *knock on wood*

Happy trails!

-- Ryan
Re: Welcome to the Current Big Update!
Board: Atlas Quest Announcements
Reply to: #971052 by Green Tortuga
Feb 5, 2019 9:56am
Thread Board
I appreciate the countdown to maintenance. H and I were out letterboxing when I saw it, so I took the opportunity to grab screen shots of a few clues. When the site was down for maintenance, we were still able to continue our hunt!
Where is the “recent threads” tab
Board: Letterboxing Help Desk
Feb 5, 2019 10:28am
Thread Board
I’m guessing one of the bad things about being a webmaster is all the complaints you receive when you update but...

Under “Boards”, did the “recent threads” drop down go away? That was my go-to tab for the forums. If I’m missing something or there is a new better way please help a brother out.

DZ
Re: Welcome to the Current Big Update!
Board: Atlas Quest Announcements
Reply to: #971052 by Green Tortuga
Feb 5, 2019 10:35am
Thread Board
So far, loving the Board updates! It is nice being able to see siggy stamp images on my phone😀, let alone clearer reading of the font/text. Thanks Ryan!
Re: Welcome to the Current Big Update!
Board: Atlas Quest Announcements
Reply to: #971052 by Green Tortuga
Feb 5, 2019 10:37am
Thread Board
On iPad, IOS 11.something, all the widgets on 'my page' have lost some or all of the little icons for edit, refresh, etc. I did refresh the page, but nothing changed.
Re: Welcome to the Current Big Update!
Board: Atlas Quest Announcements
Reply to: #971052 by Green Tortuga
Feb 5, 2019 10:38am
Thread Board
Not sure what all is upside down yet, but it seemed like your signature stamp was :) I'm still in recovery mode from the LL Bean event!
Re: What did we miss ABCs?
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #971039 by RDHG
Feb 5, 2019 10:42am
Thread Board
Dizzying display of death-defying distractions by DZECP.
Re: Where is the “recent threads” tab
Board: Letterboxing Help Desk
Reply to: #971054 by DarkZen and Evil Cow Pie
Feb 5, 2019 10:43am
Thread Board
Under “Biards”, did the “recent threads” drop down go away?

The drop-down went away, but the page is still there. (And updated too!) You can add it back yourself to the drop down from the Custom Menu preferences. (Premium member perk!)

But I wanted to de-emphasize the thread page because I think there are better ways of keeping an eye on what's happening in the message boards and suspect it confuses people. This is more of a "board-based" system rather than a "thread-based" system and I can't count the number of times someone didn't understand how something worked because they thought it was a thread-based system.

I'm not sure how you set up your My Page, but there is a "Threads" widget that allows you to see the most recent threads--and now you can even edit the preferences on it to show only "watched" threads or "all" threads (unless you're "ignoring" a thread, at which point it won't show up at all). Which seems like a better option for keeping an eye on threads.

The "newest messages" widget also now has an option to show only "watched" threads or all threads as well.

I guess I should also mention what a "watched" thread is. AQ actually has supported them for years--the posts were color-coded based on if you were watching a thread or not, and you were automatically subscribed to "watch" a thread whenever you posted to it. There was never an option to "unwatch" a thread, however, or to add a watch to the thread that you hadn't posted to. AQ will still automatically add a watch for any thread you post to, but now you can add (or remove) a watch manually by clicking the eyeball icon.

As a whole, though, I think the Favorite Boards widget is the easiest way to track new posts to boards that most interest you. The "new threads" and "new messages" widgets can be used to narrow (or expand) the favorite boards that you're tracking.

But like I said before, you're more than welcome to add the Threads page to your drop-down with the custom menus feature since you are a premium member. It's just a feature that I wanted to de-emphasize since I felt like it confused a lot of people new to the message boards.

-- Ryan
Re: Welcome to the Current Big Update!
Board: Atlas Quest Announcements
Reply to: #971056 by Wise Wanderer
Feb 5, 2019 11:03am
Thread Board
On iPad, IOS 11.something, all the widgets on 'my page' have lost some or all of the little icons for edit, refresh, etc. I did refresh the page, but nothing changed.

Hmm.... I'm not sure what to do about that. I didn't think any of the changes I made would have changed the icons on the My Page widgets, and I don't have any iDevices to test with which makes it a particularly difficult device for me to fix problems with since--if the problem is device-specific (or Safari-specific, which only runs on Apple devices), I can't recreate the problem or see if changes I made fixed it.

Amanda has an iPhone, though, so maybe she'll let me use this when she gets home this evening and I'll take a look at it then. I'm hoping it might be that your browser is still using an old CSS file somewhere and as soon as it updates everything will work fine. *fingers crossed* But I'll take a look at Amanda's phone when she gets home.

-- Ryan
Re: Welcome to the Current Big Update!
Board: Atlas Quest Announcements
Reply to: #971057 by Team Awesome Pants
Feb 5, 2019 11:03am
Thread Board
Not sure what all is upside down yet, but it seemed like your signature stamp was :)

I think it's only fair that people know I'm a little "off" before they even start reading my posts. *nodding* =)

-- Ryan
Re: Bay Area Clock Change Event?
Board: State: California
Reply to: #971049 by Public Hand
Feb 5, 2019 11:06am
Thread Board
Looks like I had the wrong Britannia Arms. There's one in Almaden near Scrambl'z which is where GG hosted their clock change, not the one in Cupertino.
Re: Where is the “recent threads” tab
Board: Letterboxing Help Desk
Reply to: #971059 by Green Tortuga
Feb 5, 2019 11:13am
Thread Board
The drop-down went away, but the page is still there.

I forgot to mention, you can find the link for it by clicking the "Boards" link in the menubar. (Not anything in the drop-down menu, but the actual menubar name.) I didn't hide the link--just moved it so it wasn't front-and-center.

It's also in the sitemap as well. =)

-- Ryan
Re: What did we miss ABCs?
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #971039 by RDHG
Feb 5, 2019 11:16am
Thread Board
Expertly etched effect with edgy embossing!
Re: Welcome to the Current Big Update!
Board: Atlas Quest Announcements
Reply to: #971052 by Green Tortuga
Feb 5, 2019 11:46am
Thread Board
I miss being able to ignore threads. Or is it somewhere I am just not seeing?