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Re: PAL (International Plant a Letterbox) Day 2019
Board: Atlas Quest Announcements
Reply to: #975436 by Wronghat
May 24, 2019 12:55pm
Thread Board
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
Thread Board
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
Thread Board
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
Thread Board
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
Thread Board
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
Thread Board
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
Thread Board
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
Thread Board
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
Thread Board
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
Thread Board
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
Thread Board
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
Thread Board
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
Thread Board
Got ours in!
Re: Minor quibble regarding PAL widget.
Board: Suggestion Box
Reply to: #975466 by Wronghat
May 24, 2019 7:46pm
Thread Board
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
Thread Board
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.
Re: Minor quibble regarding PAL widget.
Board: Suggestion Box
Reply to: #975469 by PurpleNic
May 24, 2019 10:29pm
Thread Board
Texas shows 2 boxes but click on it and it only brings up one.

The search it brings up is only a close approximate of the actual boxes counted for PAL Day. There is, in fact, another box listed yesterday that's being counted for PAL Day.

-- Ryan
Re: Havent posted in forever...update
Board: State: North Carolina
Reply to: #975470 by Goofy girl
May 24, 2019 10:33pm
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Also pray hubby is off that weekend to keep the kids so I can come.

Gg
Change Plant Dates to 5/24 for PAL Day.
Board: Letterbox Chatter
May 25, 2019 6:04am
Thread Board
If you'd like letterboxes that are planted today to add to the state totals for yesterday's International Plant a Letterbox Day, be sure to change the plant date to 5/24 when you record planting a new box.
https://www.atlasquest.com/showinfo.php?eventId=4176

For those without the widget here's what's happening.

Total Boxes Planted: 76
State Plants
1. Maine 22
2. California 10
3. Indiana 8
4. Illinois 6
5. Virginia 4
6. New York 4
7. Arizona 3
8. Texas 2
9. Southern Finland 2
10. Rhode Island 2
11. North Carolina 2
12. New Mexico 2
13. Iowa 2
14. Connecticut 1
15. Georgia 1
16. Wisconsin 1
17. Oregon 1
18. New Jersey 1
19. Victoria 1
20. Kentucky 1
Re: Havent posted in forever...update
Board: State: North Carolina
Reply to: #975470 by Goofy girl
May 25, 2019 6:36am
Thread Board
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.

OMG OMG OMG...YAAAAAAAAAAYYYYYYYYYYYYYY I am so freaking happy to read this.
Still Looking for Nightboxing Event Stamps!
Board: Stamp Swap
May 25, 2019 6:41am
Thread Board
There are so many great ideas for this event's theme of things that scare us in the dark. Will you please check out the request page for details and let us know if you would like to donate any stamps. Thank you, thank you! 😃
Re: Still Looking for Nightboxing Event Stamps!
Board: Stamp Swap
Reply to: #975475 by RDHG
May 25, 2019 7:00am
Thread Board
The link is to an obituary page??
Re: Change Plant Dates to 5/24 for PAL Day.
Board: Letterbox Chatter
Reply to: #975473 by Wronghat
May 25, 2019 7:05am
Thread Board
Thanks for the reminder!
Re: Still Looking for Nightboxing Event Stamps!
Board: Stamp Swap
Reply to: #975476 by Wise Wanderer
May 25, 2019 7:12am
Thread Board
Well, oops! Thank you for letting me know. It should be fixed. 🙂
Re: To what do you look for this summer?
Board: Yakking It Up
Reply to: #975460 by Basset Mom
May 25, 2019 8:16am
Thread Board
New places and trails that lead to new boxes.

The Next adventure in letterboxing

Nesting rocks on top of letterboxes hiding them from Noxers!
Containers
Board: Letterboxing Help Desk
May 25, 2019 9:38am
Board
We're getting back into letterboxing after a 12 year break. What are the most current thoughts on containers and hiding?
BoxON! 2019
Board: Province: Ontario
May 25, 2019 11:09am
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Hi friends - I was just wondering if there were plans for a BoxON! this fall? I missed last year's in St. Thomas, unfortunately...