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Reply to: #972535 by MissMoon
Mar 11, 2019 1:11am
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...people find the letterboxing groups on facebook and join with no knowledge whatsoever.

That's similar to my age-old complaint about people reading about "hybrid" geocaches on geocaching.com. People find a geocache with a store-bought stamp of a tree frog and a cheap green ink pad inside (among a pile of moldy McToys) and a log book on which every page has the stamp image of -- wait for it -- a green tree frog. Then they know all about letterboxing, even though they admit they really don't see the appeal.
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Reply to: #972551 by Kirbert
Mar 11, 2019 6:24am
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I have never seen the letterbox hybrid's stamp stamped in it's own logbook. Admittedly, I haven't traveled as much as you have. Around here some geocachers have even had custom-made personal stamps, which they even use to stamp non-hybrid geocache logs.
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Reply to: #972551 by Kirbert
Mar 11, 2019 7:44am
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People find a geocache with a store-bought stamp of a tree frog and a cheap green ink pad inside (among a pile of moldy McToys) and a log book on which every page has the stamp image of -- wait for it -- a green tree frog.

Yep-a common problem with my hybrids even though I don't leave an inkpad in the box and I leave instructions on how things are done. I always wait a month or two before listing my hybrids as geocaches so the logbook can fill up with letterboxers' images first and show newbie geocachers how it's done.
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Reply to: #972551 by Kirbert
Mar 16, 2019 12:18pm
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I like the good ole days when lurking awhile was an expectation, and those who asked basic newbie questions were immediately & snarkily referred to the rtfm file.
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Reply to: #972758 by Wry Me
Mar 16, 2019 12:38pm
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[...] and those who asked basic newbie questions were immediately & snarkily referred to the rtfm file.

And slapped down like Wry Me's snark.
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Reply to: #972760 by Snark
Mar 16, 2019 3:55pm
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And slapped down like Wry Me's snark.

Nah. I like the newbs.

It's similar to the way folks here post links to tutorials and glossaries, only they really did seem to get irritated. (Man, that was 20+ years ago!) It was a bit of an expectation, really, to read over the basics and to hang for awhile to get a feel for the community norms. Users usually did not like answering the same "starter" questions over and over again, then and now apparently, hence the the FAQ, glossaries, tutorials, etc. which replaced the rtfm files.

It was actually an etiquette thing to feel out the community norms, so I learned to lurk early on. I didn't post on here for over two years. And I was nervous.

I was fortunate enough to be mentored by some pretty awesome boxers long before I approached the wider community.

God. Dial-ups, BBS's, non-graphical interfaces, ftp, rtfm files, that awesome sound your modem made getting connected, getting kicked off when the phone had in incoming call, black & white monitors, being ecstatic when you watch someone type a message to you letter-by-letter in real-time! Does this sound like a "Grandma, tell us about the dinosaurs!" post? Please shoot me.
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Reply to: #972765 by Wry Me
Mar 16, 2019 5:39pm
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Nah. I like the newbs.

That is why I answered with snarky sarcasm.

We understand you more than you would like to know.

I was fortunate enough to be mentored by some pretty awesome boxers long before I approached the wider community.

I usually wait for Wassamata U to make the self-congratulatory comment, but yes, we are pretty awesome.

Dial-ups, BBS's, non-graphical interfaces, ftp, rtfm files, that awesome sound your modem made getting connected, getting kicked off when the phone had in incoming call, black & white monitors, being ecstatic when you watch someone type a message to you letter-by-letter in real-time! Does this sound like a "Grandma, tell us about the dinosaurs!" post? Please shoot me.

Dial-up modem to Grandma Dinosaur.
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Reply to: #972768 by Snark
Mar 16, 2019 7:19pm
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Dial-up modem.

That was oddly comforting.