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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.
Re: Light & Magnification
Board: Tools of the Trade
Reply to: #972585 by Dawgdok
Mar 16, 2019 8:43pm
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I've bought an OttLite 2-in-1 LED Magnifier Floor Lamp some time ago. This has greatly helped my carving. We purchased it at JoAnn fabric. It's a bit pricey but if you can catch it on sale or find a coupon it helps. I have large hands it definitely helps for better detailing.

https://www.joann.com/ottlite-2-in-1-led-magnifier-floor-and-table-lamp/12398111.html
Re: Shortest lived letterbox ever!
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #972770 by RIclimber
Mar 16, 2019 9:08pm
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That cacher is on his computer right now trying to figure out why he can't find a listing for that geocache.
Re: Shortest lived letterbox ever!
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #972772 by Kirbert
Mar 16, 2019 11:07pm
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That cacher is on his computer right now trying to figure out why he can't find a listing for that geocache.

Somewhere, there's a pit with his name on it.
St. Patrick's Day Smile
Board: Funny Pages
Mar 17, 2019 1:53am
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Why do people wear shamrocks on St. Patrick's Day?

Because real rocks are too heavy.
St. Patrick's Day Smile #2
Board: Funny Pages
Mar 17, 2019 1:55am
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What happens if you cross poison ivy with a four-leaf clover?

You get a rash of good luck!
St. Patrick's Day Smile #3
Board: Funny Pages
Mar 17, 2019 1:59am
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When is an Irish potato not an potato?

When it's a French fry.
Re: Shortest lived letterbox ever!
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #972770 by RIclimber
Mar 17, 2019 3:20am
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The geocacher looked like a regular ol' hiker, not like the stamp thief that he turned out to be!
Re: How to....?
Board: Stupider Questions About Letterboxing
Reply to: #972766 by Midge
Mar 17, 2019 5:50am
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There is also a link in the glossary section.
Re: Postal Mystery #419 is now open
Board: Postals
Reply to: #972762 by foxfriend
Mar 17, 2019 5:51am
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If you have a question or guess, please contact me via AQmail.
Re: Can I quote you on that?
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #972752 by Dawnkey
Mar 17, 2019 6:02am
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way cool. can't copy and paste it but did you know if i hover over the "pretty cool, but can you do this?" it tilts. that is pretty darn awesome!

smile
Re: Shortest lived letterbox ever!
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #972778 by Rocklun
Mar 17, 2019 6:15am
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The geocacher looked like a regular ol' hiker, not like the stamp thief that he turned out to be

Might have looked like me but it wasn't me!
Re: Shortest lived letterbox ever!
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #972782 by Regular ol' hiker
Mar 17, 2019 6:25am
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That is hilarious. 🤣
Re: St. Patrick's Day Smile #3
Board: Funny Pages
Reply to: #972776 by Elle
Mar 17, 2019 6:47am
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Thanks for the smiles😀😃😁
Re: Shortest lived letterbox ever!
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #972782 by Regular ol' hiker
Mar 17, 2019 8:01am
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Might have looked like me but it wasn't me!

He was a bit younger. Do you have a son?
Re: Shortest lived letterbox ever!
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #972785 by RIclimber
Mar 17, 2019 8:53am
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It just seems suspicious to me that with all the stamps hanging yest. it was ONLY the bonus boxes that were hacked. Perhaps someone doesn't like BBs??
Re: Postal Mystery #419 is now open
Board: Postals
Reply to: #972715 by IrishRef
Mar 17, 2019 9:30am
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Clue 3 = canopic jars.

Clue 2 correction. Hydrogen was the real clue. It was unintentionally mispelled. This is important to clarify as misspelled words can be an additional layer of clues. Thanks to foxfriend and jampersandj.
Tell us your favorite Irish Bull?
Board: Funny Pages
Mar 17, 2019 9:37am
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If you drive by a field of steers and one of them is a bull, it is an Irish Bull.
St Patrick music on SM radio
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Mar 17, 2019 9:38am
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Checkout SM radio channel 30. It has irish music all day.
Re: Unlisted boxes in logbook
Board: State: Connecticut
Reply to: #972086 by SherlockMiles
Mar 17, 2019 9:53am
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did anyone get the green check marks back? I still don't see them when I look at someone else's log book.
I REALLY liked knowing if I had the same boxes....
I REALLY liked the green check marks.
who knew a simple check could make me so happy. After a big event like the Pi day event, it's really easy to know if I forgot a box or if I didn't know the name of a stamp by looking at someone else's log book.
Re: Unlisted boxes in logbook
Board: State: Connecticut
Reply to: #972790 by DevilinDog
Mar 17, 2019 9:57am
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I don't have them. I agree- it is really helpful to have them.
Stamp requests
Board: Stamp Carving and Mounting
Mar 17, 2019 10:18am
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Has anyone heard of Blaze On? Before I recycle any stamps I'd like to know this is a legitimate letterboxer. I've never come across a letterboxer with zero finds and a couple of plants. It strikes me as odd.
Re: Stamp requests
Board: Stamp Carving and Mounting
Reply to: #972792 by Wavesandwaterfalls
Mar 17, 2019 10:31am
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One of the plants is a Kirbert carved stamp and he's listed as owner.
https://www.atlasquest.com/boxes/clue/?boxId=282291
How do I remove a mistaken log in?
Board: Letterboxing Help Desk
Mar 17, 2019 11:02am
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I logged a stamp in a series as found and I would like to remove that. How do I do it? Thanks.