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Re: Our board game is on Kickstarter
Board: Games People Play
Reply to: #973483 by Petunia
Mar 28, 2019 8:51am
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Cute game.. I pledged. :-)
Re: Mystery Postal #419 is now closed with clue explanations
Board: Postals
Reply to: #973478 by Grrly Girl
Mar 28, 2019 9:02am
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It was a hard one! Very tricky. It's like he needs to be EevilIrishRef....
Re: Mystery Postal #419 is now closed with clue explanations
Board: Postals
Reply to: #973478 by Grrly Girl
Mar 28, 2019 9:18am
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Twouché on the misspelling.
Re: Tick season...
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #973433 by Kirbert
Mar 28, 2019 9:28am
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I like using the power washer on ant bites, which I discovered by coincidence. Ahhhhhh. It scratches without breaking the skin and washes away the venom. Mostly. Not practical, perhaps, but highly effective, and almost obscenely satisfying.
Re: Unsuccessfully trying to record finds on older boxes
Board: Letterboxing Help Desk
Reply to: #973454 by Topcollector
Mar 28, 2019 9:34am
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I think I just figured it out-- You have to go to "Finds" and select the Box Type. THEN click Unlisted. The "Box Type" box disappears, but those are the boxes that appear in the list--it just doesn't show you that.
Re: Picture clues
Board: Stupider Questions About Letterboxing
Reply to: #973449 by Quarry
Mar 28, 2019 9:36am
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Just open it in any editor and save it. You don't even have to change the file name. Dunno why, but that's what works for me.
Re: Unsuccessfully trying to record finds on older boxes
Board: Letterboxing Help Desk
Reply to: #973461 by cooledcoyote
Mar 28, 2019 10:01am
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These changes remind me of the Microsoft Word updates at work. About the time I figure everything out and things are running smoothly, someone decides to do an update and change everything.
Re: Our board game is on Kickstarter
Board: Games People Play
Reply to: #973483 by Petunia
Mar 28, 2019 11:13am
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Wow, this game looks really beautiful! I love board games, and I love gardening, so I'm sure it will be a fun game!

Unfortunately I'm not really able to spare the cash to back it on Kickstarter at the moment. Do you know whether it will be available for retail once the game is produced? I'd love to buy it in the future.
Re: Our board game is on Kickstarter
Board: Games People Play
Reply to: #973494 by Intrinsically Knotted
Mar 28, 2019 12:10pm
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You know you are not charged until April 22 and that is ONLY if they raise enough money for it be funded?
Re: Our board game is on Kickstarter
Board: Games People Play
Reply to: #973487 by BrockBrood
Mar 28, 2019 12:49pm
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Thank you so very much for your support!
Re: Picture clues
Board: Stupider Questions About Letterboxing
Reply to: #973482 by Quarry
Mar 28, 2019 12:50pm
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also means I cant be lazy and just snap a picture (I'm very dyslexic so writing clues is a challenge) and skip the hard part.

You could just snap a horizontal photo. It's only the vertically-challenged ones that cause the problem. =) (Unless you snap photos on your phone upside-down, but just don't do that.)

-- Ryan
Re: Picture clues
Board: Stupider Questions About Letterboxing
Reply to: #973497 by Green Tortuga
Mar 28, 2019 12:53pm
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I tried the horizontal photo, it was also sideways... but editing and/or saving the photo before loading it seems to work... and now I know how to edit photos on my phone.
Re: How to find out if geocaches are nearby.
Board: Traditional Letterboxes
Reply to: #973484 by wassamatta u
Mar 28, 2019 12:55pm
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On a few occasions where I know a geocache is near a letterbox, I will put a note in the box telling where to find the geocache ("it's 20 feet to your left"). In one case, the 'cacher added a note to HIS clue that said not to confuse it with my letterbox that was at the next fencepost. The box and 'cache coexisted for years.

K
The ‘Other’ Blue stuff update
Board: Stamp Carving and Mounting
Mar 28, 2019 12:56pm
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Over in the other blue stuff thread:
https://www.atlasquest.com/boards/read.php?threadId=141384&startId=972833

It was determined that the carving material is Factis.
https://www.gerstaecker.nl/FACTIS-Artist-s-Carving-Block-drukplaten.html

In my search to find some of it, I contacted the senior product manager at BLICK artist supplies since they already carry other Factis products. She is looking into the possibility of adding it to their product line.

DZ
Re: Happy Cake Day Carry On Grandma!
Board: State: Missouri
Reply to: #973385 by I dig toasters
Mar 28, 2019 1:20pm
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Happy Cake Day Carry On Grandma! It’s been great knowing you through this amazing hobby! Have a great day!
Re: Our board game is on Kickstarter
Board: Games People Play
Reply to: #973494 by Intrinsically Knotted
Mar 28, 2019 1:33pm
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Per Kickstarter:
No one is charged until funding date and only if the campaign hits funding goal.

Assuming Gartenbau funds, it should be available through Fisher Heaton's website at a later date. As of right now, FH doesn’t have retail distribution. You can follow them on Instagram, Facebook, BoardGameGeek.com as well as fisherheatongames.com

Thank you for your support!
Re: The ‘Other’ Blue stuff update
Board: Stamp Carving and Mounting
Reply to: #973500 by DarkZen and Evil Cow Pie
Mar 28, 2019 1:49pm
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There was a carving material that people were going crazy for a while back from Etsy that came in different colors blue/purple ... I had some blue that was wonderful--not the speedball stuff that's nasty. I can't remember the name we were using, but there is a good blue material out there somewhere, very solid & no crumbles. It's similar to the sandwich stuff, but I liked the solid colors better.

I just googled 'carving material' and about the 5th picture over shows the stuff that I think I used.
Re: The ‘Other’ Blue stuff update
Board: Stamp Carving and Mounting
Reply to: #973503 by Topcollector
Mar 28, 2019 2:27pm
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The stuff from SweetLoveQiner (which we nicknamed SLQ) was popular for a while, and we found that colors -- notably green -- carved better than white. I think it's 8mm thick. But the stuff from Japan called Seed because that's the only recognizable word in English on the package is far better, but a bit expensive from most sources because shipping is outrageous. I think it's 11mm thick. Webfoot got some Seed in to help defray shipping costs from Japan, so stampeaz.com is the place to look for it.
Can you explain this?
Board: State: Massachusetts
Mar 28, 2019 2:52pm
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Walking along the Midstate trail in Douglas St. Forest from gate 19 today I saw a stamp hanging from a tree with green ribbon. No bag, box or log; just a hanging stamp!!! It is carved on the pink stuff and is an image of Jon Snow. Does anyone know anything about this?
Re: Can you explain this?
Board: State: Massachusetts
Reply to: #973505 by Sagacorn
Mar 28, 2019 3:25pm
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229490 <<< I wonder if he belongs to this box number??
SPRING means MAINTENANCE on boxes
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Mar 28, 2019 3:40pm
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Please think about putting maintenance items in your bag to help those boxes that haven't made it thru the years. Being 1 of those planters that have planted everywhere i am thankful for boxers who do maintenance on my far far away plants.
Baggies, tupperware, duct tape and paper towels are easy to carry.

Thanx for thinking about being a MAINTENANCE MARVEL

deniserows
with lots of baggies
Re: Can you explain this?
Board: State: Massachusetts
Reply to: #973506 by Basset Mom
Mar 28, 2019 4:03pm
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I found it much further on the Midstate. Cross the SNETT and Midstate goes right. I found stamp on that section.
Re: Can you explain this?
Board: State: Massachusetts
Reply to: #973505 by Sagacorn
Mar 28, 2019 4:32pm
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That's one of the missing bonus boxes!!! Did you grab it?
Re: Can you explain this?
Board: State: Massachusetts
Reply to: #973509 by Rocklun
Mar 28, 2019 4:52pm
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I didn't take it with me as I didn't know what it was. I can explain exactly where it is if anyone want to go grab it.
Re: Can you explain this?
Board: State: Massachusetts
Reply to: #973510 by Sagacorn
Mar 28, 2019 5:38pm
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Traveln Turtle found it too. I dont know how we all missed it. cool carving too. Looks like Jonathan with a beard. or is it Location Unknown?
Re: How to find out if geocaches are nearby.
Board: Traditional Letterboxes
Reply to: #973499 by Kelsung
Mar 28, 2019 5:53pm
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On a few occasions where I know a geocache is near a letterbox, I will put a note in the box telling where to find the geocache

I did that with a box that had a cache planted in the same fallen tree (box planted first, in the stump; cache planted in a Y in the trunk). The cache owner also noted it in his clues. I’ve always found CO’s are pretty easy to work with in that respect.
Re: Can you explain this?
Board: State: Massachusetts
Reply to: #973510 by Sagacorn
Mar 28, 2019 6:26pm
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Jonathan will probably grab it when he grabs the event series. Won’t let me log it since I didn’t find the original. Seems weird. I find bonuses all the time without actually finding the first box. The joys of New England letterboxing.
Re: Poll: Which style of AQ logbook do you prefer?
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #973358 by RIclimber
Mar 28, 2019 6:33pm
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but what I really miss is seeing if my boxes are active or retired when I click on my own logbook!

In all the talk about finds I didn't even notice that. I have to click on my own box to see if it's retired. I pretty much know which ones are retired but I should be able to see at a glance. And as you said, for people who have events and plant a lot of boxes, having to click one to see if it's retired is just a giant pain.

I looked at someone else's plants and can't see which ones are retired without clicking on it. That is not helpful.
Re: Poll: Which style of AQ logbook do you prefer?
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #973358 by RIclimber
Mar 28, 2019 6:44pm
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It also makes checking if I retired the boxes after the event much harder.

I realize that it takes more steps then the old logbook, but if you're looking for a list of your boxes that can be conveniently checked for status, do an Advanced Search with your own name inserted as Planter. I think you end up with the old logbook except the unlisted finds aren't there.
Re: Tick season...
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #973418 by mudflinginfools
Mar 28, 2019 7:05pm
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So I just saw that rosemary helps keep ticks at bay.
Wondering if there is an essential rosemary oil we can soak our clothing in??
🤔 😄