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Re: attempts vs. finds question
Board: Stupider Questions About Letterboxing
Reply to: #969298 by PeaceLovePiano and Mom
Dec 12, 2018 6:36am
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AtlasQuest is set up so that you can record up to one find and one attempt on each box. The fact that you logged a find on one date does not change the fact that you recorded an attempt on the same box on a previous date. If you don't like the attempt being there now that you've found the box, you may delete the attempt.
Re: attempts vs. finds question
Board: Stupider Questions About Letterboxing
Reply to: #969298 by PeaceLovePiano and Mom
Dec 12, 2018 7:10am
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if we attempted a box and did not find it (and logged it in as an attempt/not found) then later we went back and found it (and logged it in as a find)...why is there still an "attempt" listed on it?

Having both the attempt and the find gives searchers an indication of the difficulty of finding the box--they'll know that if they don't find it immediately to keep on looking and thinking.
Re: attempts vs. finds question
Board: Stupider Questions About Letterboxing
Reply to: #969300 by Wronghat
Dec 13, 2018 6:53am
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Having both the attempt and the find gives searchers an indication of the difficulty of finding the box

It's not always about difficulty.....our first attempt was a miss but we were literally brand new boxers. Went back a year later with some more experience under our belts, realized our mistakes and then found the box with no difficulty. I believe experience matters in this hobby.

JMHO
Re: attempts vs. finds question
Board: Stupider Questions About Letterboxing
Reply to: #969338 by Public Hand
Dec 13, 2018 11:21am
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It's not always about difficulty.....our first attempt was a miss but we were literally brand new boxers. Went back a year later with some more experience under our belts, realized our mistakes and then found the box with no difficulty

This serves as good reminder to all, especially for those who are new, not to be too quick to record an attempt. It should only be done when you’re relatively certain that you solved, understood, and followed the clue correctly, and that you’ve searched the right spot thoroughly. If you’re in doubt about any of that, message the planter and see if they will give you a hint where you went wrong, instead of assuming it’s gone.