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Re: Blue Diamond Worthy Patches
Board: T-shirts! Patches! Paraphernalia!
Reply to: #79834 by Booknut
Mar 21, 2007 8:40am
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well in that case... can someone design a first aid patch... because that seems to be my biggest contribution. The mother in me just oozes out when I see a box in need... I spent an hour last fall trying to recoup a box in the wild... the poor thing was in such bad shape. I wanted to take it home and cure all its ails... but never did. I e-mailed the owner, but don't know if it was ever fixed.

I'm the same with postals... by the time some of them reach Maine they look like they were KICKED the length of the turnpike and need LOTS of love and care... I refuse to send one out that has to limp to make it to its next destination.....

Man - my 2 yr old is naked again! Gotta run!
*tissues in one hand, diaper in the other!*
Re: Blue Diamond Worthy Patches
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Reply to: #79773 by Lock Wench
Mar 21, 2007 12:30pm
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WOW! I have been amazed by the interest in these patches. My original order was for 200 and I have less than 40 left! I will definitely reorder these so there will be plenty for spring and summer backpacking…as well as to show off at events. For those who didn’t see the patch yet, here is a rendering:

http://www.atlasquest.com/gallery/viewphoto.html?gPhotoId=10745

There is no criteria or hoops to jump through to get this patch. Even if you HAVE a BD, there is no guarantee you will have it tomorrow, and so I made this patch to say LetterboxER...instead of Letterbox. You may not have a BD at this time, but if you are a BD in your heart and manner...by treating others with kindness and respect and doing your best to be a positive contributor to the Letterboxing hobby..you qualify in my book. I hope the patch will inspire you to explore those cool places, write those awesome clues, and carve beautiful stamps!

Patches are $3 a piece and can be paid with Check, Money Order, Cash or Paypal. Please enclose a self-addressed stamped envelope (1 postage stamp for every two patches). The gray areas in the scan are actually done in silver metallic thread...so cool! A couple of folks around the country got a sneak peek at these..and I also debuted them at the Mills at Salmon Falls event in NH. I really appreciated all the nice compliments. Ryan and Amanda...yours are in the mail as we speak! T-shirts may be in the works if I get enough interest. Here’s my address for those who need it:

Lock Wench/Cyndie Long
218 Clairmonte Avenue
Syracuse, NY 13207

For Paypal, send to lockwench@yahoo.com
Checks and money orders should be made out to "Cyndie Long"

Don't forget a self-addressed stamped envelope. One stamp for every 2 patches. And let me know when you get them and how you like them!

Thanks!

LW PhD
“Nice Counts”
Re: Blue Diamond Worthy Patches
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Reply to: #79828 by Mososo Kruppe
Mar 21, 2007 1:54pm
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But you and Becky are Blue Diamond Boxers!
Re: Blue Diamond Worthy Patches
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Reply to: #79828 by Mososo Kruppe
Mar 21, 2007 7:08pm
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Quote NOT Blue diamond material

who decides whether it is BD material or not?
i think somewhere, a point was missed. somewhere along the line, we decided that we are allowed to B&M about boxes we supposedly didn't enjoy traveling to. so what if you didn't enjoy that box at all. that is your problem, not the planters. if that is how they view letterboxing, then the lack of travel to thier boxes will show them they need to change thier ways. we have other complaining about adult stamps, cooties, religious stuff in boxes. why don't we complain about "quilt codes" in andover, MA while we are at it because it talks about the hardships of blacks in the past. since when is it anyones given right to B&M because thier box doesn't suit your fancy. not every box is for everyone. to this box you speak of, maybe the planter is proad of the box. let them think so. they are BD worthy in thier minds. don't ruin it for them.

Quote There was no beautiful wrapping on this one. It was hidden under a broken down shed.

we sometimes make bad decisions when we plant sometimes. we are not all perfect. i planted a box in an hole and the box went missing. come to find out the hole belonged to some critter. so it was a broken down shed. i have found many boxes in old falling apart stonewalls, under some falling apart buildings and some bridges that have not place for a box. it doesn't matter to me wher the box is located. we all go through learning curves. i plan on retiring some of my boxes because they are not in great places. does it make me a bad person for planting 2 store bought foam stamps in a state park, where people have to pay to park, and walk a mile both ways. not knowing where i brought you, does that make me a horrible planter?

in my mind, all my boxes are BD worthy.
do i care if i get a BD? NOPE!
david (team new hampshire)
http://teamnewhampshire.blogspot.com
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Reply to: #79856 by Mososo Kruppe
Mar 21, 2007 7:16pm
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please not let everyone forget that we plant boxes mostly in the woods.
what else live in the woods?
animals!
we should not be claiming that letterboxers are to blame souly for boxes being left out in the open. it is so funny how many times i have read up on others who are quick to blame other letterboxers for misfortune. i blame mugles and animals first, then letterboxers. but you know what! i haven't lost a box to a letterboxer yet. just stupid muggles and wildlife that don't know better.

so we are not all worthy of a BD!
that's not really for you to decide!
david (team new hampshire)
http://teamnewhampshire.blogspot.com
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Reply to: #80027 by Team New Hampshire
Mar 21, 2007 7:54pm
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Quote There was no beautiful wrapping on this one. It was hidden under a broken down shed.


that sounds cool to me though. We love photography of the unusual. My personal favorite is black and whites of dilapidated buildings, so I'd LOVE to find a box around, in, or under one.

Tee
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Reply to: #80039 by Shadohart
Mar 22, 2007 8:34am
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Quote There was no beautiful wrapping on this one. It was hidden under a broken down shed.


Ok, I realize that this box may not fit what I am about to say, but.... sometimes it is not about where the box is hidden, but the area you have to go through (walk/drive/etc) to find the box. For some of my boxes (currently planted and planned in my mind) The actual location of the box is of minimal importance. My intent with the clues and the planting of the box is to take the searcher on a journey. Sometimes it is very short and to the point and sometimes it is long and drawn out, but in the end it is more about the journey than the destination. But of course, that is just my intension and I cannot force anyone (even the searchers) to see it from my point of view. Fortunately I think most of the people who have found my boxes have in fact enjoyed the journey =o)

Rhea of The Gillespie Tribe
Re: Blue Diamond Worthy Patches
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Reply to: #80027 by Team New Hampshire
Mar 22, 2007 9:06am
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Quote who decides whether it is BD material or not?


Well, actually, *WE* do, when we rate it via Ryan's system. I know it's a bit more complex than that, but it's basically a voting system. So, we DO, in fact, have the opportunity to anonomously voice our opinions via a ratings system about the boxes we find (as long as they are listed on AQ).

I think the point that was missed was understanding what Mososo was trying to say. He was saying that not all boxes are equal, and not all boxERs are equal. Remember the bell curve in school? Most boxer are going to be 'average'.

Sorry folks. It's just the way it is. We try to do our best. I agree with that. I would think that *most* of the people who take the time to converse on the boards, educate themselves about the ends and outs of boxing, etc, would hopefully fall to the right side of the bell curve, but generally, most folks ARE within the bell. And, some are going to be to the left of the bell. Just like the boxes.

JPMcD
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Reply to: #80158 by Jenni P McD
Mar 22, 2007 10:14am
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Well, some people got all fired up about this!

Like JPMcD said, I have every right to judge a box. Let's get real here. Everyone knows that not all boxes are created equal. Some boxes have great care put into their carvings, clues, locations, etc. Some boxes are made by people that are trying to capitalize on our wonderful hobby to spread their agenda. I honestly don't think that this box was planted by a "letterboxer." The planter has no other boxes, no finds, has no AQ profile, only LBNA (which is fine if that's how you like it), and hasn't updated the clue even though the box has been missing at least since last fall.

I'm not going to lie to you. If I hiked a mile out into a state park to find a letterbox not knowing that the stamps were store bought foam then I would be disappointed in the box. I have every right to be. I may have loved the clues, the hike, the location, etc. That doesn't make you a horrible planter. I'm not saying that at all. I'm just being honest. One of the best parts of this hobby to me is seeing other people's art. If I was aware that I was hiking towards a store bought stamp then I wouldn't be disappointed, I would expect it.

I probably sound like a letterboxing snob to some of you...but is it so wrong for me to want to see a handmade stamp in a box? Isn't that part of the hobby? I'm not saying anyone is a horrible planter, I'm just saying that I personally prefer to see handmade stamps and I am disappointed if I think that's what I'm getting and then I get a box of pamphlets instead.
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Reply to: #80158 by Jenni P McD
Mar 22, 2007 11:39am
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Quote We try to do our best.


Well, to be perfectly honest, I can't say I've tried my "best" with the vast majority of boxes I've planted. =) Often, it's a last minute plant with a hastily carved stamp and I'm too lazy to make the clue interesting, etc, etc, etc. Very few of my boxes would I say I tried my "best". =)

I'm happy with average, though. An average box is still fun to look for. *nodding*

-- Ryan
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Reply to: #80200 by Green Tortuga
Mar 22, 2007 11:53am
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I'm happy with average, though. An average box is still fun to look for.

See! You proved my point! The Bell curve in action. :->

I think most of us do 'average boxes most of the time....


JPMcD
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Reply to: #79936 by Lock Wench
Jun 13, 2007 7:00pm
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Are there any of these left??
TIA!
Beach Gal
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Reply to: #99818 by Beach Gal
Jun 13, 2007 7:05pm
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Are there any of these left??


Give Lock Wench a holler. She's the one with the patches. =)

-- Ryan
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Reply to: #99820 by Green Tortuga
Jun 13, 2007 7:36pm
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Will do! Thanks!
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Reply to: #99820 by Green Tortuga
Jun 14, 2007 4:03am
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yes, I have 3 of these patches left! I am aiming to bring the last of them to Ithaca this weekend for the Finger Lakes gather...and then I suppose I will have to reorder them. ( We're all just treading water until those Atlasquest patches become available!!)

LW PhD
"Nice Counts"
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Reply to: #99957 by Lock Wench
Jun 14, 2007 6:15am
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I suppose I will have to reorder them.


Yes please. I'm the worlds worst procrastinator and I haven't ordered mine yet.

Shiloh
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Reply to: #99979 by shiloh
Jun 14, 2007 6:47am
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No worries, Shiloh. I set one aside for you back when you said you were interested. It's here whenever you get around to it. :)

LW PhD
"Nice Counts"
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Reply to: #99986 by Lock Wench
Jun 14, 2007 10:48pm
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Thank ya kindly ma'am.

I'll get get money in the mail. :)

Shiloh