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Latest Logbook Updates
Board: Atlas Quest Announcements
Feb 23, 2019 2:19am
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So at this point, I've kind of decided to stop listening to y'all and just do what I want to do. Seems like I'm pissing everyone off anyhow, so I may as well just do whatever I want. =)

So I've made the logbook my "own"--with the limited time I currently have available. I got rid of all the search options which I never liked, I separated the unlisted finds from the finds of unlisted boxes so the database runs fast. And cut out a lot of the information from the logbook what was beyond what I considered a "logbook" would usually have. (My real logbook typically includes the name of the box, the location, the date I found it and the ID number--but the ID number is just to make recording finds easier later.)

The logbooks had been running slow with my first iteration of this latest change, but I just needed to do a bit of optimizing. I just tested the logbooks of a few of the biggest finders of AQ and the pages are loading in about 8 seconds--about twice as fast as they originally did before I started messing with the logbooks. And because all of the finds are on a single page, people don't have to hunt through dozens of pages that each took longer to load. One slow page load is still much better than 5 even slower page loads.

Yeah, it's a lot of finds on a single page, but browsers have options to search pages. There's also the Advanced Search page that lets you search boxes in a much more targeted manner. (Except unlisted boxes.... still on my to-do list someday.)

I like the idea some people suggested that the "search" options could be premium member perks, so I'll probably add a couple of those search options back in the future. Not right now because, quite literally, I'm on my way to Jordan and I just don't have time. I'll be hiking the Jordan Trail and there won't be time for much but the simplest of updates and tweaks until I'm done.

I'm sorry to those who don't like these changes, but at this point, you'll have to learn to live with them. Premium members, in a couple of months, might see the return of a few basic search options like sorting by year or "starts with" options, but for now, I'm leaving things as is.

Happy trails! =)

-- Ryan
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Board: Atlas Quest Announcements
Reply to: #972012 by Green Tortuga
Feb 23, 2019 5:13am
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Hope your time away is great, GT. Be safe.
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Reply to: #972012 by Green Tortuga
Feb 23, 2019 6:02am
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I am very happy with this iteration! The finds are listed in the correct order and I can just scroll down to look at them all at once. Thank you for all your hard work in trying to please all of us.
Mosaic Butterfly
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Reply to: #972012 by Green Tortuga
Feb 23, 2019 6:10am
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Question. I notice that the last found option is no longer available on my plants. Is there another way to do this than looking up each of my hundreds of plants (all kinds)?
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Reply to: #972021 by J Walkers
Feb 23, 2019 6:31am
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You can just do an advanced search. The Search Type box in the upper right of the page will let you choose All Types, Traditionals, etc. The Sort Order box is on the left side of the page just a little further down, and you can select the order of your display results. Then further down on the page just put your trail name in the Planter box and run the search.
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Reply to: #972012 by Green Tortuga
Feb 23, 2019 7:26am
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I'll be hiking the Jordan Trail

Safe travels and those of us on W4F will be looking for this exciting new trail when you're done with it.
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Reply to: #972025 by Dawnkey
Feb 23, 2019 10:09am
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Thank you oh so much!

td
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Reply to: #972012 by Green Tortuga
Feb 23, 2019 2:23pm
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Thanks, Ryan! Even though you separated the unlisted finds, I still prefer this iteration to the "new and improved" iteration. And I really like having all of the AQ-listed finds on a single page!

Have a good trip!
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Reply to: #972012 by Green Tortuga
Feb 23, 2019 2:44pm
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I can't help but think that the slow computer times are the result of Public Hand and Dbare finding so many letterboxes. The solution to slow computer times without twerking with everyone's logbook is obvious--off with their heads.
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Reply to: #972012 by Green Tortuga
Feb 23, 2019 3:34pm
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This is great.

I had been thinking when all the complaints were coming in, that in a couple months when more people start boxing in the good weather and logging finds and didn't catch the conversation, the whole thing was going to start over. It still might.
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Reply to: #972049 by Wronghat
Feb 23, 2019 5:15pm
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The solution to slow computer times without twerking with everyone's logbook is obvious--

I don't want anybody twerking with my logbook. I don't know why you'd want that! ;-)
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Reply to: #972012 by Green Tortuga
Feb 25, 2019 10:17am
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Thanks for all you do for all of us. You said that you were making everyone mad anyway and I think that is hyperbole because many of us didn't comment on this logbook discussion because we would be content with whatever you did!
I'm grateful for your efforts to keep this thing working! Sorry you felt unappreciated. Hope your trip goes well!