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Re: Unlisted finds
Board: Atlas Quest Announcements
Reply to: #971717 by Green Tortuga
Feb 18, 2019 9:52am
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Maybe there needs to be "Ticker" across the AQ page stating these importent changes!😜🙂💁🏼
Re: Host gifts
Board: LTC: Trades and Trackers
Reply to: #971715 by aMAZEing adventure frog
Feb 18, 2019 10:17am
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Me too. It is gift enough to recieve easy envelopes!

I've been missing quisps under labels. This past week I carved over 20 new quisp stamps. Get ready!!
wishful thinkin
Board: Look at Me! Look At You!
Feb 18, 2019 10:52am
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Happy Happy AQversary toooo yoooouuu!
Re: wishful thinkin
Board: Look at Me! Look At You!
Reply to: #971722 by jlsd0218
Feb 18, 2019 11:26am
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Happy AQ Anniversary to you Wishful! Keep in touch for more boxing adventures!
Re: Host gifts
Board: LTC: Trades and Trackers
Reply to: #971661 by LROSEM
Feb 18, 2019 12:01pm
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I just wanted to remind people that when you join an LTC tracker, although not necessary, a host(ess) gift is always a nice touch

I used to do artists card swaps, and the hosts almost always noted in their swap rules that gifts were appreciated (although optional).

So when I first started doing LTCs, I sent hostess gifts a few times but got comments like “What is this?” and “Why did you send me this?”, so I felt like I had done something inappropriate (I will admit that I did not send cards, I sent paper samples, some plastic sleeves, and small craft items because I rarely make extra LTCs — I have a hard enough time making 9 or 12 cards).

This is the first time I have heard that LTC swap hosts expect gifts — I am surprised and embarrassed that I have not been including gifts when I join a swap :-(

So I would like to suggest that when listing a tracker, hosts state that gifts are appreciated — how else are newbies supposed to know these things??
Re: Event, Anyone?
Board: State: Oklahoma
Reply to: #971173 by Astrophel
Feb 18, 2019 12:29pm
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I am here in Oklahoma and would love to help with an event. I have been boxing with my family for years and recently started my own account. Please AQ message me any way I can help. It will be cool to connect with some okie boxers.
Re: Event, Anyone?
Board: State: Oklahoma
Reply to: #971728 by Stanley who is Flat
Feb 18, 2019 1:02pm
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Sounds great!
I'm trying to think on themes now. I'm thinking maybe early fall and something a little bit west of Tulsa so more of the state can be involved (I'm in Tulsa). I'm happy to have as many help as possible. I feel like we have a bit of a desert on boxes in this state, and I'd love to change that! Thanks so much for reaching out :)
Re: Host gifts
Board: LTC: Trades and Trackers
Reply to: #971726 by Yaateeh
Feb 18, 2019 1:04pm
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Dont be embarrassed. Gifts are NOT expected. If they were then they wouldn't be gifts or little surprises.

Out of a 12-18 participant swap, on average, I will have 0-2 participants send an extra ltc. It is by no means a norm.

I guess if hosts start posting the fact that they need a gift then chances are I'm not going to join that swap. All I expect from my participants is that they get the cards to me on time and make their return envelopes according to the rule.
Re: Host gifts
Board: LTC: Trades and Trackers
Reply to: #971661 by LROSEM
Feb 18, 2019 1:17pm
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I haven't hosted in quite some time. I remember when I started hosting that close to half of participants would send an extra LTC or so. It was fun to get surprises.

I had heard from a couple people that are still hosting that they weren't getting any extras. I thought that was sad. When I used to host, I would also send extras out when returning the envelopes too. When I didn't have any extra cards for people, I assumed that was okay too.
Re: wishful thinkin
Board: Look at Me! Look At You!
Reply to: #971722 by jlsd0218
Feb 18, 2019 1:35pm
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Thank you! I'm so glad to be a part of this wonderful hobby!
LTC Newbie
Board: LTC: Trades and Trackers
Feb 18, 2019 1:43pm
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I am interested in better understanding how LTCs work. I have been checking out the help and message boards, and I feel like I'm not totally getting it as a process. Is there anywhere y'all would suggest that I look to research some more on how LTCs work and how to make them/host them?
It's important to note that while I have been LBing for awhile now, it's only been in the last 6 months that I have looked into different kinds of LBs other than traditional boxes. I also don't totally understand technology, so I find pages on here with info and think I understand; then when I go back to try and reprocess something, I can't find it (totally user error). For instance, I once found a page for newbie LTCs, but now don't know how I found it or where it is (I find rabbit holes often and don't mark my trail!). Any advice would be welcomed- Thanks so much in advance!

Astrophel
Re: LTC Newbie
Board: LTC: Trades and Trackers
Reply to: #971733 by Astrophel
Feb 18, 2019 1:59pm
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I am interested in better understanding how LTCs work.

Linden Leaf is the person to contact - she has a ton of information as well as sample cards, for anyone getting started in the LTC world. Welcome!!
Need some advice on using stencils
Board: LTC: Trades and Trackers
Feb 18, 2019 2:01pm
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I've never had much luck using stencils to create a background design for a card. If you have, what ink did you use and how did you apply it?
Re: Need some advice on using stencils
Board: LTC: Trades and Trackers
Reply to: #971735 by Angel and Demon
Feb 18, 2019 2:10pm
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I use distress ink and a round applicator. Apply in a circular motion.
Re: LTC Newbie
Board: LTC: Trades and Trackers
Reply to: #971733 by Astrophel
Feb 18, 2019 2:37pm
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Oh! Oh! Oh!! Yes! I'm off to message you!! We have compiled lots of info and links for you to look through!! I'll send it on to you :-)
Re: LTC Newbie
Board: LTC: Trades and Trackers
Reply to: #971733 by Astrophel
Feb 18, 2019 2:43pm
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Welcome! Don't worry, Linden Leaf is the one that helped me a few months ago to get started. If you look at tool bar at the top of AQ, you can pick the "Boards" tab. Then pick "Browse Boards". There is a special board just for Letterbox Trading cards. That might be a good place to start & to post questions.
I also will AQ message you. Welcome & excited to see you join us.

Mama Dee
Re: Logbook Tweak
Board: Atlas Quest Announcements
Reply to: #971711 by Road Junkies
Feb 18, 2019 2:50pm
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I was happy with the logbook the way it functioned before the update, both in using it and how fast it loaded. It loaded in a speedy manner and was simple, easy and logical to use. I thought it was just fine and dandy.

MM
Re: LTC Newbie
Board: LTC: Trades and Trackers
Reply to: #971738 by Mama Dee
Feb 18, 2019 4:14pm
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Re: Logbook Tweak
Board: Atlas Quest Announcements
Reply to: #971676 by Green Tortuga
Feb 18, 2019 4:24pm
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The change I wanted isn’t addressed. I wanted to be able to sort my traditional finds by state without having to compose some sort of search.
Sky 2019
Board: Sky's the Limit
Feb 18, 2019 5:54pm
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5 of 14 sites have been claimed so far! Come and join the tracker if you want to participate!
Hello Kitty HH
Board: Hitchhikers, Cooties, and Fleas
Feb 18, 2019 5:57pm
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Couple years ago my now wife and I found this HH in a box and there was no logbook or identification of who carved it or planted it. We must have just thrown it in our bag and I just came across it. Neither of us remember where we found it. Would it be uncool to make a log book and create a new HH and replant this. We will make a note either on the stamp or in the logbook that says something to the effect of we are not sure who carved it. Or who was the original planter.

Commander Lunchbox
Re: Hello Kitty HH
Board: Hitchhikers, Cooties, and Fleas
Reply to: #971744 by Commander Lunchbox
Feb 18, 2019 6:04pm
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I've done that before. I deleted my name from the carver and put notes in the clue about it.
Re: Trekking to Indy
Board: State: Indiana
Reply to: #971718 by Trekkie Gal
Feb 18, 2019 6:55pm
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I have found just about everything you can find there, less a few newer ones. Hopefully you will have a map and box locations with sections plotted ahead of time. My boxes are retired now. I had to remove My Sweet Daddy after a tornado or strong winds took down the tall tree hiding it. Most of the boxes can be drive-by's. Haven't seen the forecast for Saturday, but take hiking boots or something to keep your feet dry.

I'm partial to my retired boxes, but one that stands out in my mind not to miss is the Paddle Your Own Canoe. I'lll look over the rest later.

From the Children's Museum, I would suggest entering the Cemetery from the 34th Street entrance. There are painted lines on the roads to follow if you get lost, provided that they aren't snow covered. If you don't have a map, you can pick one up in the main office (north entrance, off 38th St.)

You are likely to encounter deer at anytime, especially in the area around Dillinger.
Re: Hello Kitty HH
Board: Hitchhikers, Cooties, and Fleas
Reply to: #971744 by Commander Lunchbox
Feb 18, 2019 6:59pm
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Would it be uncool to make a log book and create a new HH and replant this.

You're not allowed to post someone else's letterbox, hitchhiker or cootie without their permission. You could always describe it to find out if anyone recognizes it.
Do you ever send markers or ink?
Board: Postals
Feb 18, 2019 7:48pm
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I'm considering sending specific markers with a postal. It's a book postal, so it will already be a little on the heavy side, but I don't think the markers would add significant weight.

Does anyone ever do this? Any problems, did they go missing or get damaged?
Re: Hello Kitty HH
Board: Hitchhikers, Cooties, and Fleas
Reply to: #971744 by Commander Lunchbox
Feb 18, 2019 7:51pm
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Would it be uncool to make a log book and create a new HH and replant this.

When I did a search of Hello Kitty HH's, 38 items came up.
Re: board messages
Board: Atlas Quest Announcements
Reply to: #971660 by Topcollector
Feb 18, 2019 7:56pm
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I have always liked the widget that shows responses to my posts.
Re: Logbook Tweak
Board: Atlas Quest Announcements
Reply to: #971741 by Baqash
Feb 18, 2019 8:02pm
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The change I wanted isn’t addressed.

You can download your finds into a spreadsheet and sort them however you want. The downloads do include location information so sorting by state is possible.

-- Ryan
Re: Logbook Tweak
Board: Atlas Quest Announcements
Reply to: #971741 by Baqash
Feb 18, 2019 9:50pm
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It just occurred to me.... maybe you'll find your stats page useful. It has a list of all the states you found boxes and when you click on them, pulls up the list of all the boxes in that state.

(Premium member perk!)

-- Ryan
Re: board messages
Board: Atlas Quest Announcements
Reply to: #971751 by MO UR4Me
Feb 18, 2019 10:01pm
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I didn't know there was a widget, they just started coming to me in my AQmail yesterday. But now I don't get the response, just a notice. Took me awhile, but I finally figured out which post was being responded to.