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Re: Opinions needed
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Reply to: #696469 by Baqash
May 1, 2012 12:19am
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Gee, I would think a simpler method would be to AQ-mail the clues directly to a few locals who rarely get FF honors about a week before you list the clues.
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Reply to: #696618 by BoxBoyz
May 1, 2012 5:37am
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Um, you talked about someone on a public board but you didn't think it would get back to her?
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Reply to: #696650 by Sheba
May 1, 2012 9:40am
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I never saw a name...but if someone surmised who it was.....then there you are!
Everyone needs to remember this is a hobby......if something rubs you the wrong way, back away. Some wise person once said.....(and I take liberties here) you can please some of the people some of the time, but you can't please all the people all of the time. Maybe some of the offense is feeling badly because some of what has been said is hitting home.
I don't know....just sayin'.......
Re: Opinions needed
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Reply to: #696123 by 20 Questions
May 1, 2012 10:34am
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Maybe you could plant a box for your kids and give them the clue first

I did this for my kids way back when we started boxing. I planted one and let them "proof" the clues and stamp in. I figured it was my box and I could do that. Gosh, that was pre-AQ days!

I also had the very sweet boxer Ruby Tuesday of the Celtic Lions (some of you remember her) offer to send my kids a brand-new hitchhiker for them to launch. They were overjoyed.

At the time I started, there weren't many new boxes here. They'd all been planted and found already. The kids finally got the chance to be FF on a few and the charm wore off. Now they just want to find them and they like seeing the other stamps in the books. :-)

Knit Wit
Re: Opinions needed
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Reply to: #696741 by knit wit
May 1, 2012 4:12pm
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I did this for my kids way back when we started boxing. I planted one and let them "proof" the clues and stamp in.

My only grandson lives in Indiana and has been coming out alone for a visit every summer since he was 5. That's about the only time we see him unless we go there for Christmas. We started boxing in '07 when he was 8 was here and he really enjoyed it. We each made our own logbooks and used craft foam to make stamps. I wanted to make sure he found something, so I put together 2 boxes and hid them in the local park just for him to find. I pulled them after that. I thought that he might be able to go boxing after he got home, but that didn't happen. His parents are divorced and he was living with his mother, who didn't take him. His dad took him once. That was it. So, the only time he gets to go is when he comes here. I have a number of boxes planted in my area now. I don't save them out for him to be first, but on several occasions it's worked that way. But last year I carved some stamps to send to an event though, and if I hadn't sent them out before he came, so I set up a night-boxing trail (they all had a star theme) So, he was the first finder, but I don't think he cared as much about being first as just having a fun hunt and finding the stamp. As for me, I think I've been FF maybe twice out of 200 finds. It's fun, but I actually prefer getting to see a lot of sig stamps of people who got there before me.
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Reply to: #696185 by tiggermama
May 2, 2012 6:13pm
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It's a game, people. We're hunting tupperware in the woods. Enjoy the fresh air and sunshine.

Totally agree Tigs!!!
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Reply to: #697228 by TallDave and ThimbeLinda
May 2, 2012 6:16pm
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Hey, why didn't my quote box that I copied appear like everyone elses does???
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Reply to: #697229 by TallDave and ThimbeLinda
May 2, 2012 6:25pm
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Did you put double {{ around each end of the copied sentence?
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Reply to: #697232 by 2 Irish Chicks
May 2, 2012 6:30pm
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Nope, that'll do it. I must've missed that on the AQ etiquette. ;)
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Reply to: #697236 by TallDave and ThimbeLinda
May 2, 2012 6:38pm
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Its right at the top of the "Post a Message" page, like the one I'm on now replying to this... Its one of those things that's always there but most of the time you look right over it...

If you remember it though, its always right there when you are replying to a post. Good luck TD! And see ya in a few days! ;)
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Reply to: #697239 by Bubbaloo Magoo
May 2, 2012 6:48pm
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I work into the morning of the project, but will get a few hours sleep before heading out. Can't wait!!!