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Hitch hiker logging
Board: Letterboxing Help Desk
Apr 20, 2015 12:43pm
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I have a question regarding hitch hiker etiquette. Is it okay to stamp a fellow boxers hitch hiker in your own logbook and record as a find? We each found HH's while boxing alone. We often box together and will most likely be together when relocating these hh's. Is this considered a no-no?
Re: Hitch hiker logging
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Reply to: #895915 by The Lovebirds and Chicken Kid
Apr 20, 2015 12:45pm
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I would say yes, it's okay.
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Reply to: #895915 by The Lovebirds and Chicken Kid
Apr 20, 2015 12:57pm
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I wouldn't have a problem with it. To me, this is a personal preference situation

I think HHs are pretty social kinds of stamps, in general. They like to travel and be seen. The more the merrier, especially if it moves them along in their travels.

I am sure I have stamped in HHs I haven't personally found, and I am sure I have shared them with another boxer in that manner. I know I have been at events where there have been copious HHs on the table. Sometimes I have stamped, sometimes I have passed. Some, I may have logged, although I am notoriously lax in logging non-traditional stamps (and even those sometimes!)
Re: Hitch hiker logging
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Reply to: #895915 by The Lovebirds and Chicken Kid
Apr 20, 2015 1:21pm
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It's my understanding that you can log your logbook with a hitchhiker, but you should only log into the HH's logbook if you are moving it so the logbook doesn't fill up too quickly. Since it is traveling, it would be more difficult for the owner to do maintenance on it. Hope that helps!
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Reply to: #895929 by NotMyCircus
Apr 20, 2015 2:12pm
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That's what I thought too. Anyone can find it and stamp in their book, but only the person will is planting it next should add their sig to the HH logbook. My HH logbook only has 12 pages (23 stampable pages), so I'm all for being thrifty with the logbook.
Re: Hitch hiker logging
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Reply to: #895915 by The Lovebirds and Chicken Kid
Apr 20, 2015 2:54pm
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If Bobby is driving along U.S. Highway 31 in south Alabama and comes upon a hitchhiking Jamaican little person strumming a mandolin, and decides to pick the little fellow up and give him a ride to Mobile, then on the way drops by his cousin Betty's house in Bay Minette, letting Betty listen to some music from the quaint mandolin playing Jamaican, cannot both Bobby and Betty claim to have met the small musician?

AB
Re: Hitch hiker logging
Board: Letterboxing Help Desk
Reply to: #895915 by The Lovebirds and Chicken Kid
Apr 20, 2015 5:06pm
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I do it, therefore it is okay. ;)
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Reply to: #895915 by The Lovebirds and Chicken Kid
Apr 20, 2015 7:20pm
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Thank you everyone! I will log the HH and not feel guilty about it. :)