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Re: Finding box versus stamp?
Board: Stupider Questions About Letterboxing
Reply to: #969379 by Wise Wanderer
Dec 14, 2018 8:23am
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After hiking a long ways, and looking hard for a particular box, I found it with nothing inside but the logbook and a little plastic cow (wrapped in the inky felt that once protected a stamp). I was unwilling to leave without the find, so I inked that cow up, and stamped it in my logbook. And yes, I recorded the find.

Earned your trail name that day!

(Don't ask about ours)
Re: Finding box versus stamp?
Board: Stupider Questions About Letterboxing
Reply to: #969352 by IrishRef
Dec 14, 2018 9:34am
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I can see a box "found" only with the logbook if there is a clear image of the stamp in the logbook. With the wonderful use of technology; a cell phone that is, one can take a picture of the image stamped within the logbook. Then one can comfortably go home, print the photo, cut it out and glue it into ones logbook. Voila, counted as a find. Sounds like a lot of work but works if you like crafts! ;-)
Re: Finding box versus stamp?
Board: Stupider Questions About Letterboxing
Reply to: #969352 by IrishRef
Dec 14, 2018 10:49am
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I would count both of those as a find, I just wouldn’t log them as such on AQ.

Postals, LTCs, tabletop event boxes are all about collecting stamp images. Letterboxing is about solving clues. You solved the clues, you found the box. It’s called a “find”, not a “stamped”. It’s called boxing, not stamping.

As to other situations mentioned, if a stamp has been swapped out with a different stamp, I’m also not logging that on AQ. A find on AQ is public information that implies everything was as it should be as of that date. Different people play different ways, so I’m not going to mislead anyone’s expectations.

What’s in my physical logbooks is personal. My PFX count is a representation of what I feel I have done. AQ is not, and has never claimed to be, the rules. It is one resource in a larger hobby.

K
Re: Finding box versus stamp?
Board: Stupider Questions About Letterboxing
Reply to: #969390 by Kelsung
Dec 14, 2018 11:23am
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AQ is not, and has never claimed to be, the rules.

How could that be⸘ Letterboxing can only be played one way⸘
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Board: Stupider Questions About Letterboxing
Reply to: #969390 by Kelsung
Dec 14, 2018 11:39am
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By the way, my personal logic goes the other way, too. I’ve found a few box-of-the-months, where I walked the same trail to the same box 12 times for 12 different stamps. I logged it on AQ every month, but I personally only counted it as one find.

K
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Board: Stupider Questions About Letterboxing
Reply to: #969352 by IrishRef
Dec 14, 2018 3:10pm
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I found a box a few years ago that had the stamp, but when I tried drying off the stamp due to it being wet, it crumbled and the image was no more. I could not stamp it and I never recorded it.
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Board: Stupider Questions About Letterboxing
Reply to: #969394 by bfarowl
Dec 14, 2018 3:29pm
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when I tried drying off the stamp due to it being wet, it crumbled and the image was no more.

I’ve had nightmares like that.
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Board: Stupider Questions About Letterboxing
Reply to: #969352 by IrishRef
Dec 14, 2018 7:58pm
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However one would like to play is fine with me, log it as a find or not. However, I would sincerely appreciate it if one would comment on the status of the box for all to see.