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Re: Bonus boxes
Board: Letterboxing Help Desk
Reply to: #972948 by RDHG
Mar 19, 2019 3:27pm
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For some reason both these bonus boxes were not listed as a dependency on another box. Both were listed as a separate mystery box. Contacted owner in both cases with no response. Just figured out today what the correct box numbers were!
Re: Bonus boxes
Board: Letterboxing Help Desk
Reply to: #972949 by Elle
Mar 19, 2019 3:44pm
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For some reason both these bonus boxes were not listed as a dependency on another box. Both were listed as a separate mystery box. Contacted owner in both cases with no response. Just figured out today what the correct box numbers were!

Dependency boxes were not always an option on AQ so if they are older, that may be the reason.

Also if you list it as a 'mystery' then people can see it in a search so they know you have some sort of box that exists but no idea where. If it is a 'dependency' it is only searchable if you have found the correct box so it can easily clue you in that you missed it. Some folks are of the opinion you either noticed the clues when at the correct box or you didn't and don't want to reduce the mystery aspect of the bonus box.
Re: Bonus boxes
Board: Letterboxing Help Desk
Reply to: #972949 by Elle
Mar 19, 2019 3:48pm
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Hmm. Is the owner still active?
Re: Bonus boxes
Board: Letterboxing Help Desk
Reply to: #972953 by Eidolon
Mar 19, 2019 6:18pm
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Dependency boxes were not always an option on AQ

How long ago was that? Both of these bonus boxes were listed in 2013. I wouldn't mind it being a mystery box if the bonus box had the name or number on it but in both cases these boxes had no name or number on them and it was hard to find them, especially since one bonus box was listed BEFORE the series was listed.
Re: Bonus boxes
Board: Letterboxing Help Desk
Reply to: #972955 by RDHG
Mar 19, 2019 6:20pm
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Is the owner still active?

One owner hasn't logged in in over a year and the other one not since June 2018.
Re: Bonus boxes
Board: Letterboxing Help Desk
Reply to: #972965 by Elle
Mar 19, 2019 6:25pm
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The dependency feature was added Jun 29, 2012 but it took awhile for people to figure them out--and some still don't use it with their bonus boxes.
Re: Bonus boxes
Board: Letterboxing Help Desk
Reply to: #972969 by Wronghat
Mar 20, 2019 8:19am
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dependency feature was added Jun 29, 2012

Thanks for the information. That helps explain what may be the reason for them being listed the way they were.