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Re: Woo Who Nature Hikers!
Board: State: California
Reply to: #975438 by DoubleSaj and Old Blue
May 23, 2019 10:28pm
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🎉🎉🎉
Re: PAL (International Plant a Letterbox) Day 2019
Board: Atlas Quest Announcements
Reply to: #975436 by Wronghat
May 24, 2019 3:59am
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My three are listed :) And counted... If weather permits, maybe one more after work tonight. Happy PAL day!
Re: To what do you look for this summer?
Board: Yakking It Up
Reply to: #975388 by RDHG
May 24, 2019 4:28am
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G- Green Check Marks
Re: PAL (International Plant a Letterbox) Day 2019
Board: Atlas Quest Announcements
Reply to: #975436 by Wronghat
May 24, 2019 5:45am
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My two boxes plus one bonus box are planted and activated!

Warrior Woman
on the map
Re: Woo Who Nature Hikers!
Board: State: California
Reply to: #975438 by DoubleSaj and Old Blue
May 24, 2019 8:31am
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Second that congrats!!!! HaPpY DaNcE!

We really have to make that road trip up to NorCal....

J&J
Re: To what do you look for this summer?
Board: Yakking It Up
Reply to: #975388 by RDHG
May 24, 2019 9:39am
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H- Happy.. Happy little summer wildflowers along the trails that I'm traveling.

OK , It is someone else's turn now
Re: Event, Anyone?
Board: State: Oklahoma
Reply to: #971729 by Astrophel
May 24, 2019 9:41am
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We'd be interested depending on the when and where. I've been out of boxing for about 10 years and just ran across my supplies and logbooks again.
We letterboxed quite a bit when my kids were young (323 finds and about 30 boxes placed). But life got busy. I'm a school teacher and hoping to hunt a bit this summer.
Re: Woo Who Nature Hikers!
Board: State: California
Reply to: #975444 by JampersandJ
May 24, 2019 10:06am
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...and well timed!
Re: To what do you look for this summer?
Board: Yakking It Up
Reply to: #975388 by RDHG
May 24, 2019 10:15am
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Ink . . . . lots of ink!! Signature stamps from finders of my long-unfound boxes, inky fingers from a day in the woods finding others' boxes or making LTCs for trade, new inks to play with, ink everywhere!!
Re: To what do you look for this summer?
Board: Yakking It Up
Reply to: #975448 by Wise Wanderer
May 24, 2019 11:18am
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Junctions - Junctions of trails to choose from when following clues. Do I go left or right? Did the clue writer know their left from their right? Do I know my left from my right? And, which way is north?
Re: Woo Who Nature Hikers!
Board: State: California
Reply to: #975438 by DoubleSaj and Old Blue
May 24, 2019 11:35am
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Thanks everyone! We were so excited to see this one show up on the widget. And perfect timing with PAL day this week.
Re: PAL (International Plant a Letterbox) Day 2019
Board: Atlas Quest Announcements
Reply to: #975436 by Wronghat
May 24, 2019 12:55pm
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I like the new map on the PAL Day Widget!

~Nature Hikers (who are still hoping to get out an plant something today)
Re: Woo Who Nature Hikers!
Board: State: California
Reply to: #975451 by Nature Hikers
May 24, 2019 12:56pm
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Congrats on the timely honors! I vividly remember those clues and the box presentation totally blowing my mind :D
How do you follow a thread on the boards
Board: Repeat Questions - Say That Again?
May 24, 2019 12:58pm
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I can't find this question posted.

How do you follow 1 thread on the boards?
I want to see responses only to it.
Re: To what do you look for this summer?
Board: Yakking It Up
Reply to: #975450 by Oberon_Kenobi
May 24, 2019 1:12pm
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Kudichan!

I promise I wasn't waiting for "k". ;)
Re: To what do you look for this summer?
Board: Yakking It Up
Reply to: #975455 by LROSEM
May 24, 2019 1:24pm
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Letterboxes with LROSEM!

And Lizards. I also love seeing lizards.
Re: How do you follow a thread on the boards
Board: Repeat Questions - Say That Again?
Reply to: #975454 by Compass Points
May 24, 2019 1:37pm
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How do you follow 1 thread on the boards?

Click the icon of a spool of thread in the upper-right corner of the message. (If it's not there, it's because you're already looking at just the thread.)

-- Ryan
Re: PAL (International Plant a Letterbox) Day 2019
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #975419 by Wronghat
May 24, 2019 2:11pm
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Iowa has two on the list, plus one bonus ~ guess which one! That's all for me today, but there may be someone else out there planting right now.
Re: How do you follow a thread on the boards
Board: Repeat Questions - Say That Again?
Reply to: #975457 by Green Tortuga
May 24, 2019 3:12pm
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That's simple.
Thank you.
Re: To what do you look for this summer?
Board: Yakking It Up
Reply to: #975388 by RDHG
May 24, 2019 3:53pm
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Maps!

So many of the trail system trailhead kiosks are missing their maps!!
Re: Pre-Sojourn dinner
Board: State: New York
Reply to: #975406 by lotus
May 24, 2019 6:12pm
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Sounds like a great time! I wish I could be there, but Turtle Song and I will be at Camp... doing all that last minute stuff to be ready for you all to arrive, and planting a few last boxes. Have fun!
Minor quibble regarding PAL widget.
Board: Suggestion Box
May 24, 2019 6:36pm
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Map is great. It's great that when the state number of boxes found is clicked, that the boxes LISTED for PAL day from that state are listed on a search page. But PAL boxes LISTED on May 23rd and May 25th, but PLANTED on May 24th don't appear on that search page. Is it a quick and easy fix to switch that LISTED to PLANTED?
Re: Minor quibble regarding PAL widget.
Board: Suggestion Box
Reply to: #975462 by Wronghat
May 24, 2019 6:53pm
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Is it a quick and easy fix to switch that LISTED to PLANTED?

Not really. There's not a search option for the plant date, so there's basically a hack in the widget to limit the counts further. It not only limits boxes listed between May 23rd and May 25th, but also limits the creation date between the 17th and 25th, limits box counts to 20 per person, etc.

For the search page to show up with only PAL Day boxes, I'd have to add support for all those options--which isn't very trivial.

So... the widget just creates the best link that it can for a search, but admittedly, it's not the exact list that's being counted because of the limitations of the search options.

And it was a lot more fun making a map of the plants for PAL Day than adding new search options for the Advance Search page. =)

-- Ryan
Re: Minor quibble regarding PAL widget.
Board: Suggestion Box
Reply to: #975463 by Green Tortuga
May 24, 2019 6:56pm
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Too minor of a quibble to open a can of worms. It's amazing that it gets the count right with all those alternatives.
Re: Minor quibble regarding PAL widget.
Board: Suggestion Box
Reply to: #975464 by Wronghat
May 24, 2019 7:35pm
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It's amazing that it gets the count right with all those alternatives.

It's a total hack. If the code actually got used more than one day a year, I'd definitely put more time and effort into it. *nodding*

-- Ryan
Re: Minor quibble regarding PAL widget.
Board: Suggestion Box
Reply to: #975465 by Green Tortuga
May 24, 2019 7:37pm
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If the code actually got used more than one day a year, I'd definitely put more time and effort into it. *nodding*

I know. That's why I was surprised to see the map.
Re: PAL (International Plant a Letterbox) Day 2019
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #975419 by Wronghat
May 24, 2019 7:38pm
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Got ours in!
Re: Minor quibble regarding PAL widget.
Board: Suggestion Box
Reply to: #975466 by Wronghat
May 24, 2019 7:46pm
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That's why I was surprised to see the map.

Yeah, I spent all morning working on that and I probably had better things I could work on, but sometimes I just like to do stuff for fun and this was one of them.

And! I already had density maps available on profiles for premium members, so mostly I just refactored the code so it could be used in multiple places with any sort of data. There might come a day when I want to use those maps for other data, or use the code for a world map (or Canadian map), or use a density map on another website and now... I can add it pretty easily.

It's all in a fairly neat, portable package. I can switch out the maps easily. I can switch out the data easily. And I can switch out the website it's used on easily.

If it had already been factored into this neat little package, I could have added the PAL Day map in maybe 5 minutes? Super quick and easy! The refactoring took all morning, but I'm thinking I'll have other uses for it someday and now that work is already done. =)

And I had fun working on it. Work is supposed to be fun! *nodding*

-- Ryan
Re: Minor quibble regarding PAL widget.
Board: Suggestion Box
Reply to: #975464 by Wronghat
May 24, 2019 9:35pm
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I think I confused the widget.. Texas shows 2 boxes but click on it and it only brings up one. The box is connected to two AQ accounts so maybe its counting planters not plants? Or it's only showing me mine and there really is another PAL box in texas?
Re: Havent posted in forever...update
Board: State: North Carolina
Reply to: #975401 by Mei Mary Poppins
May 24, 2019 10:02pm
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So hubby is saying I'm a go for the trip... we will see, hope it works out that I can go. I think I have january's and february's clue figured out. I'm not a ciper person so I may not get March's figured, but have a good start on April's and May just arrived in my inbox.

Mei I'm looking forward to it.