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Re: Can I quote you on that?
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #972739 by RDHG
Mar 15, 2019 2:38pm
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Hi! Maybe this will help.

Did I do it? haha
Re: Can I quote you on that?
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #972741 by Basset Mom
Mar 15, 2019 3:38pm
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Yes! Yay! 😁👍
Re: Can I quote you on that?
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #972741 by Basset Mom
Mar 15, 2019 5:23pm
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Did I do it? haha

Now you’re one of the kool kids! Ha ha
Re: Happy Day to JampersandJ!
Board: State: California
Reply to: #972724 by JampersandJ
Mar 15, 2019 5:43pm
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Awesome! Cake and pie together! Happy belated cake day from me!
Re: Mmmmmmm, Pi
Board: Yakking It Up
Reply to: #972712 by Oberon_Kenobi
Mar 15, 2019 5:59pm
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I read that it's called Chess Pie because people would ask what's it's called & tge response was "it's jus' pie " & it evolved to Chess pie. (This was from an old Martha White cook book)
Re: Postal Questions
Board: New Members' Board
Reply to: #972710 by Oberon_Kenobi
Mar 15, 2019 7:20pm
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Thank you! All of this information is so helpful. I appreciate it!!
Re: Postal Questions
Board: New Members' Board
Reply to: #972723 by JampersandJ
Mar 15, 2019 7:21pm
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Thank you! Are there any problems mailing to PO Boxes?
Re: A Vampire Called
Board: Off Topic, Wildly
Reply to: #972735 by Grrly Girl
Mar 15, 2019 11:22pm
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Because vampires aren't real and you're overthinking this ;) Back when people thought they were real, they also thought the sun was orbiting the earth and the moon was made of cheese.

My favorite vampire movie is now going to be a series on FX. Can't wait.
Re: Postal Questions
Board: New Members' Board
Reply to: #972747 by Sunflower Smiles
Mar 15, 2019 11:23pm
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None whatsoever, in my own experience.

In fact, I know of a few people who have PO Boxes because their home delivery isn’t as good, reliable, or secure.
Re: Can I quote you on that?
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #972743 by DarkZen and Evil Cow Pie
Mar 16, 2019 1:07am
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Did I do it? haha

Wait until you figure out how to post a message upside-down!
Re: Can I quote you on that?
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #972750 by Kirbert
Mar 16, 2019 6:04am
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¡spuɐɥ ou 'ʞoo˥
Re: Can I quote you on that?
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #972751 by Connfederate
Mar 16, 2019 6:15am
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Pretty cool, but can you do this?
Re: Can I quote you on that?
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #972752 by Dawnkey
Mar 16, 2019 7:08am
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How about making it tiny!
Re: Can I quote you on that?
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #972753 by DarkZen and Evil Cow Pie
Mar 16, 2019 7:31am
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Or maybe miniaturize the Wassa!
Re: Postal Questions
Board: New Members' Board
Reply to: #972749 by JampersandJ
Mar 16, 2019 7:43am
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In fact, I know of a few people who have PO Boxes because their home delivery isn’t as good, reliable, or secure.

Our home delivery is reasonable secure but we also have a PO Box for stuff we really care about (credit cards, etc). We used to have our Atlas Quest stuff delivered there and never had s problem.
Re: Gah!
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #972696 by Angel and Demon
Mar 16, 2019 8:44am
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This has happened to me. There is some gang activity in my hometown and a body turned up in a park I have a box planted in, not in the same area though...so don’t be pointing no fingers.
Re: stamps and felt pouches
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #972564 by JampersandJ
Mar 16, 2019 11:17am
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I don't wrap or pouch in felt, but I often use a stamp-sized piece as a blotter page in between the stamp & logbook to absorb excess ink and keep the logbook & baggie clean. I think the pouches are cute, though.
Re: Posting pics of images that are not yours
Board: Suggestion Box
Reply to: #972551 by Kirbert
Mar 16, 2019 12:18pm
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I like the good ole days when lurking awhile was an expectation, and those who asked basic newbie questions were immediately & snarkily referred to the rtfm file.
Re: Postal Mystery #419 is now open
Board: Postals
Reply to: #972715 by IrishRef
Mar 16, 2019 12:26pm
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Clue 2 = Hyrdogen
Re: Posting pics of images that are not yours
Board: Suggestion Box
Reply to: #972758 by Wry Me
Mar 16, 2019 12:38pm
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[...] and those who asked basic newbie questions were immediately & snarkily referred to the rtfm file.

And slapped down like Wry Me's snark.
Re: Can I quote you on that?
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #972740 by Mu
Mar 16, 2019 12:42pm
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You must have missed the :::::gasp::::: big "update". All we have to do now is put two double curly brackets at each end.

To quote a part of this message, use the double curly brackets

I think that was part of the "update". It's hard to keep up.

Oh. And two asterisks make it bold now. see. lol
Re: Postal Mystery #419 is now open
Board: Postals
Reply to: #972759 by IrishRef
Mar 16, 2019 1:56pm
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hydrogen??
Re: Can I quote you on that?
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #972761 by MissMoon
Mar 16, 2019 2:26pm
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I still use HTML syntax instead of Markup. Gotta keep it old school ;)
Re: Light & Magnification
Board: Tools of the Trade
Reply to: #972616 by Phoenix Rizing
Mar 16, 2019 3:38pm
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I didn’t realize reading glasses came that powerful. Think I’ve only seen up 3+ in stores but much more powerful available online. I think I will try this route and since we already have an Ott Light that takes care of that. Thank you everyone for your thoughts!
Re: Posting pics of images that are not yours
Board: Suggestion Box
Reply to: #972760 by Snark
Mar 16, 2019 3:55pm
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And slapped down like Wry Me's snark.

Nah. I like the newbs.

It's similar to the way folks here post links to tutorials and glossaries, only they really did seem to get irritated. (Man, that was 20+ years ago!) It was a bit of an expectation, really, to read over the basics and to hang for awhile to get a feel for the community norms. Users usually did not like answering the same "starter" questions over and over again, then and now apparently, hence the the FAQ, glossaries, tutorials, etc. which replaced the rtfm files.

It was actually an etiquette thing to feel out the community norms, so I learned to lurk early on. I didn't post on here for over two years. And I was nervous.

I was fortunate enough to be mentored by some pretty awesome boxers long before I approached the wider community.

God. Dial-ups, BBS's, non-graphical interfaces, ftp, rtfm files, that awesome sound your modem made getting connected, getting kicked off when the phone had in incoming call, black & white monitors, being ecstatic when you watch someone type a message to you letter-by-letter in real-time! Does this sound like a "Grandma, tell us about the dinosaurs!" post? Please shoot me.
How to....?
Board: Stupider Questions About Letterboxing
Mar 16, 2019 4:21pm
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I'm curious how to get started with postal letterboxing, could someone help explain it to me please.
My email is. Aped85@yahoo.com
Thank you.
Midge
Re: How to....?
Board: Stupider Questions About Letterboxing
Reply to: #972766 by Midge
Mar 16, 2019 4:31pm
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I don't do postals, but I do look in the Help section when I'm wondering about something.
Home/Help
I also know there is a discussion board for postals where you might find better help than me.
Boards/Browse Boards.
Re: Posting pics of images that are not yours
Board: Suggestion Box
Reply to: #972765 by Wry Me
Mar 16, 2019 5:39pm
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Nah. I like the newbs.

That is why I answered with snarky sarcasm.

We understand you more than you would like to know.

I was fortunate enough to be mentored by some pretty awesome boxers long before I approached the wider community.

I usually wait for Wassamata U to make the self-congratulatory comment, but yes, we are pretty awesome.

Dial-ups, BBS's, non-graphical interfaces, ftp, rtfm files, that awesome sound your modem made getting connected, getting kicked off when the phone had in incoming call, black & white monitors, being ecstatic when you watch someone type a message to you letter-by-letter in real-time! Does this sound like a "Grandma, tell us about the dinosaurs!" post? Please shoot me.

Dial-up modem to Grandma Dinosaur.
Re: Posting pics of images that are not yours
Board: Suggestion Box
Reply to: #972768 by Snark
Mar 16, 2019 7:19pm
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Dial-up modem.

That was oddly comforting.
Shortest lived letterbox ever!
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Mar 16, 2019 8:11pm
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I was planting boxes for my event this morning. Several people had arrived early and I was just a few minutes ahead of the crowd. I got the final box of a series planted, a bonus, and turned around to reach event central. I passed one person on the trail and then a pair of boxers just a few hundred feet away.

Not even 15 minutes later they come up to me, telling me how there was a matchbox car in the final box but no stamp!!

That one person must have been a cacher, seen the footprints and followed them off the trail, traded for the stamp, and cleared out in the 5-10 minutes between me placing it and the first finders!!

Then the only other bonus box in the 60+ stamps hidden went missing.
So that's 2 out of the 60+ stamps went missing all day, both in the first hour, and both bonus boxes.